- ABS-CBN Entertainment and TV5 released a statement that the former's Primetime Bida shows will start airing on the Kapatid network
- The date mentioned in the joint statement was March 8, giving Kapamilya fans the chance to once more view their favorite shows
- The same statement also debunked reports that "Ang Probinsyano" will end in April, highlighting that the said show will be serving the loyal viewers with action-packed episodes
- There will be four Primetime Programs that will be shown on TV5 particularly "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," "Walang Hanggang Paalam," "Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin," and "Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Connect"
Fans of different primetime shows of ABS-CBN may have a reason to celebrate as they may now watch these ABS-CBN programs on TV5.
This was after the two TV networks released a joint statement on March 5 announcing that ABS-CBN and TV 5 have reached a deal regarding the airing of the former’s shows.
Starting March 8, 2021, Monday, viewers of four Primetime shows will be able to watch them on TV 5.
These shows include FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, Walang Hanggang Paalam, Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, and Pinoy Big Brother: Connect.
"Starting Monday (Mar 8), viewers of TV5 will now be able to enjoy the compelling stories, quality production, world-class talent, and positive Filipino values showcased in the four Kapamilya shows from Monday to Friday, 8 pm to 10:30 pm."
It also refuted initial reports, which stated that "Ang Probinsyano" will end in April. The statement highlighted how the series will continue to serve the viewers by providing engaging and action-packed episodes that highlight love for God, nation and family.
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ABS-CBN Entertainment Primetime Bida shows are composed of top-rating programs that air on ABS-CBN Channel 2. When the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Solicitor General Jose Calida issued a cease-and-desist order to the network on May 5, 2020 for failing to secure a new franchise license earlier in February 2020, all of these shows went off the air.
Many of them can only be watched through the Internet. The medium is limited though and is often at the mercy of the often-complained speed of Philippines’ telecommunications companies.
Recently, ABS-CBN homegrown talent Kim Chiu faced a Tawag ng Tanghalan contestant who previously among those who campaigned for the shutdown of ABS-CBN. Kim Chiu could not contain her emotions during that episode of “It’s Showtime.” She shed tears while talking to the contestant who used to be in favor of shutting down the Kapamilya network.
The actress-host cried while she was talking about the compassion of the network towards those who desired ABS-CBN’s closure. There are other people who were also against ABS-CBN but were still given opportunities by the network, according to Kim.
In related news, ABS-CBN actor Enchong Dee gave his own two cents on the pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte lately about the ABS-CBN franchise. In a tweet, the actor said that the president should prioritize the poverty problem that plagues a lot of Filipinos.
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