Showing posts with label Network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Network. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


9:15:00 AM

A milestone for the entertainment industry, as two big networks in the country, pave way for first-ever collaboration to bring a good show for the Filipino people. “ASAP Natin ‘To,” the country’s longest-running weekly musical variety show, debuted on TV5 last Sunday as the latest platform that enabled more Filipinos nationwide to enjoy the best concert experience on television. 

Its official hashtag #ASAPasONE trended at number one on Twitter as fans flooded it with positive reviews, giving the historic airing over 100,000 posts.

“We are stronger avid viewers of A2Z, Kapatid, and Kapamilya networks,” said @jay_monterey.

“They broke ABS-CBN into pieces. Now they are all scattered in different platforms and channels. Cable TV, app online, satellite TV, and 2 free TV networks. They cannot stop us for being in the service of the Filipino,” @mahusay_magtweet posted.

@drixsalazar tweeted, “Wow Christmas Special ba ito? Siksik, liglig, at umaapaw ang mga bituin!”

The show featured a stellar line-up of performances, starting with the powerhouse opening by the show’s main hosts and OPM stalwarts, Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Erik Santos, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, and Gary Valenciano, who sang the Alamid classic, “Sama-Sama.”

Social media also exploded with different hashtags created by fans for the show’s hosts and guests. Among the many that trended included #ASAPonTV5, #WeLoveYouQueenRegine, #TheUnkabogableVGonASAP, #KyCine51MOSonASAPMAYWARDSundayTreat #ALJONNatinonASAP, at marami pang iba.

Joining them were an all-star ensemble of Kapamilya hosts, including “It’s Showtime”’s Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, andJhongHilario, “Magandang Buhay” Momshies Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, and Melai Cantiveros. The cast of hit teleseryes “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin,’ and “Bagong Umaga” also joined the spectacular number. 


Inspiring acts followed, including Jed Madela, Jason Dy, Nyoy Volante, Janine Berdin, Elha Nympha, Jona, and KZ while Joshua Garcia,Enchong Dee, Loisa Andalio, and Kim Chiu served up sensational numbers. Providing an exciting teaser to the upcoming series “Huwag Kang Mangamba” are its cast made up of the Gold Squad and Angeline Quinto, who sang the show’s theme song. 


Meanwhile, the show also welcomed award-winning actress and newest Kapamilya star Janine Gutierrez to the ABS-CBN family.

Since 1995, “ASAP Natin 'To” has brought to Filipino homes the biggest and brightest performers that deliver a weekly concert experience.

TV5 will also air “FPJ: Da King,” the films of the “King of Philippine Movies” Fernando Poe Jr., every Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

“ASAP Natin ‘To” is also available on the Kapamilya Channel (cable), A2Z Channel 11 (free TV), Kapamilya Online Live (free live streaming), iWantTFC (on-demand streaming), and TFC (overseas subscription).

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A2Z Channel 11 Now Available on Your Digital TV boxes

8:46:00 AM


In case you haven't tried it yet, A2Z Channel 11, the Philippines’ TV network whose mission is to inspire and entertain, can now be seen and heard more clearly by televiewers, it is now available on digital TV boxes in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Pampanga. This development was announced recently by Sherwin N. Tugna, Chairman and President of Zoe Broadcasting Network, which owns and operates A2Z Channel 11. 

Mr. Tugna said, “We are pleased to share the news that A2Z is now on digital TV after a successful test broadcast conducted early this month. Viewers with digital TV boxes can now watch our programs in superior picture and audio quality, for their enhanced enjoyment.”

To access A2Z Channel 11 on digital TV, follow these simple steps: 1) Press the Scan button on the remote control of the digital TV box, 2) Choose “Yes” to start auto-scan, 3) Select “OK” after scanning; 4) Find A2Z.

Formerly carrying the brand of a news TV network, A2Z rebranded to A2Z Channel 11 in October 2020. Its core religious programming composed of “Bro. Eddie Classics,” “Jesus The Healer,” and “Jesus is Lord Sunday Worship and Healing Service;” and hit CBN Asia animated series “Flying House” and “Super Book;” has now expanded to include ABS-CBN’s variety shows, teleseryes, game shows and talk shows; Knowledge Channel’s educational programs; and blockbuster Tagalog movies and Tagalized foreign films.

For the latest updates, like and follow the official A2Z Channel 11 Facebook page:

Sunday, July 28, 2019

GMA Network receives Diamond Button for Reaching the 10 million YouTube Subscribers

9:49:00 PM

Here's some interesting news for all Kapuso followers, viewers and fans. The GMA Network, the leading conglomerate celebrates another milestone as the GMA Entertainment Channel just recently went over the 10 million subscriber mark on YouTube, thus joining the list of elite group of content creators in Southeast Asia.

With this accomplishment, the Network formally received on July 23 the Diamond Creator Award, a recognition given by YouTube to content creators that have reached 10 million subscribers. Present in the ceremonial turnover were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon; President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.; Executive Committee Vice Chairman Joel G. Jimenez; Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong; GMA New Media, Inc. (NMI) President and COO Judd Gallares; and GMA NMI Senior Vice President and General Manager Dennis Caharian. The Diamond Play Button was awarded by YouTube’s Southeast Asia Director of Content Partnerships and Business Development Vishal Sarin, and Content Partnerships Philippines Country Lead Pablo Mendoza.

Through NMI, the Network’s technology arm, GMA forged a partnership with YouTube dubbed the YouTube Player for Publishers (“YT PfP”) in mid-2017 that has enabled viewers everywhere to watch official, full episodes of GMA programs online. The partnership not only supports the anti-piracy efforts of GMA Network, but more significantly addresses the millennial video viewing habits that demand access to premium content when they want, wherever they may be. The YT PfP partnership was an enabler for GMA as it aided strategy for boosting YouTube views and hastening the acquisition of subscribers. It also allowed for a more robust content archive that used to only house show highlights, recaps, behind-the-scene videos, among others.

From only 1.6 million subscribers at the start of the YT PfP agreement in June 2017, this soared past 10 million in May this year. As of December 2018, the GMA Network YouTube channel’s rank improved from being in the Top 200 in 2017 to being among the Top 50 worldwide.

“We are very gratified that GMA has reached quite an achievement and it is translated into about four times growth [in watch time] year-on-year so that’s enough reason for us to be really happy. This is the work of many people and they are all here as we receive this Diamond Creator Award,” said Gozon.

Meanwhile, YouTube’s Sarin said, “We congratulate GMA for growing their channel to more than 10 million subscribers. This is a great milestone as there are only five media networks in Southeast Asia that have received the Diamond Creator Award and GMA is one of them.”

Of the achievement, Gallares shared, “Our mandate is to lead GMA’s transformation from a media and entertainment giant into a dominant multi-platform content provider worldwide. YouTube has in recent years been a strategic ally in this regard, as it has not only helped us expand GMA’s online footprint but it has also been key to building preference for the GMA brand. This recognition affirms that we are on track.”

Caharian further added that they were just showcasing the output of GMA Entertainment and how they help in making sure that their content can also be discovered online. “At the end of the day, what attracts a lot of viewers is still the quality of the content, so congratulations to GMA Entertainment. We’d also like to thank the viewers for their support, and we’d like them to know that many projects are in the pipeline for more viewing fun.”

Since its launch in November 2006, the GMA Entertainment channel now has 11.8 billion lifetime views. Total subscribers are currently at 11.1 million, a million more in a span of less than three months.

Other Kapuso YouTube channels include GMA News for daily video clips from the Network’s news programs, now with 4.1 million subscribers; GMA Public Affairs for documentaries, docudrama, and news magazine shows, now with 6.1 million subscribers; GMA Playlist for heartfelt song renditions from various Kapuso stars; GMA Playground for some of the Network’s child-friendly programs; and GMA Regional TV for the top stories from the regions.

For more updates on GMA Network shows, visit or subscribe to its YouTube channel

Monday, April 1, 2019

IBC 13 with New Logo and New President & CEO Kat De Castro

5:37:00 PM
Photo from IBC TV 13 FB Page

Does anyone remember what are the TV shows aired in Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation or IBC 13? I'm pretty sure that kids who grew up in the 80s to 90s can totally give you a lot of answers, and gladly I'm one of those kids who enjoyed the shows in Channel 13.

If you enjoy laughs and funny antics, T.O.D.A.S and Sic O'clock News will surely laugh you out of your seats. If you're into horror and scary series and I'm sure you remember the line, "Ano ang nasa dako pa roon, Bunga ng malikot na pag-iisip, Likha ng balintataw o halaw, Sa isang daigdig ng kababalaghang, Di kayang ipaliwanag ngunit, Alam mong magaganap." we this line is from the TV series Pinoy Thriller. Of course Dads who love sports, the PBA games are aired here. Also if you're a kid that time for sure you didn't missed to watch cartoons and live action heroes TV series like Bioman, Maskman, Machine Man, Masked Rider Black and Ghost Fighter.

It's really great looking back and knowing that we had a great era. Now, the network is coming back from its hiatus stage (I think) which is currently led by its President and CEO Katherine Chloe De Castro. We all know who she is, the daughter of former Vice President and veteran broadcaster Noli De Castro and TV producer Arlene De Castro.

A Communication Arts graduate of Miriam College, de Castro is no stranger to the broadcasting industry. She started her career as a field reporter in ABS-CBN Channel 2 and later on hosted her own travel show "Trip Na Trip" and business magazine show "Swak na Swak".

Malacanang appointment on De Castro, first as a Board of Director then later on as President and CEO, came at a time when IBC is transitioning from its old office in Broadcast City to the new IBC 13."

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) headed by Secretary Martin Andanar, the overseer of IBC 13, is poised to privatize the network within the year. Due diligence is being undertaken to provide smooth transition and secure all the stakeholders of the company especially its employees and blocktimers.

Meanwhile, IBC 13, with Kat De Castro at the helm, is putting its foot forward as it regains the public interest with the re-airing of its well loved IBC shows for the 80's and 90's. Dubbed as the "Ultimate Throwback", the series of classics include TODAS (Monday-Friday 7:30 PM), Sic O'Clock News (Monday-Friday 6:00pm), and Cooltura (Monday-Friday 10:30 PM).

New programs are scheduled to air on IBC starting this month. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the network, a documentary special entitled "The Original No. 1: IBC 13's Legacy to Philippine Television" airs on March 8, Friday at 9:30 PM, OOTD: Opisyal of the Day, a public affairs program featuring the senatorial candidates airs every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 PM. And coming soon is a travel show entitled "#Cooltura', a millenials approach to travelling around the Philippines.

An improved and vibrant IBC 13 courtesy of Kat De Castro is expected to happen in coming days. Their station ID says it all - iconic, bold and chill. IBC 13 will be your best companion when it comes to entertainment. Like a friend, it will make you laugh, cry, give information and advice. IBC, kaibigan mo. 

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