- Many Kapamilya and Kapatid viewers are thrilled over speculations that a deal between TV5 and ABS-CBN will soon happen via Cignal-TV5
- Ricky Lo claimed the partnership will happen very soon
- After TV5 announced that some of their shows are already ending, netizens guessed that the network is freeing up its airtime for new shows
Will there be a TV5 and ABS-CBN deal very soon?
Despite the failed franchise renewal of ABS-CBN, the network has been working to broaden its reach all across the nation. Last year, the Kapamilya network inked a blocktime deal with A2Z channel 11 to air some of its entertainment shows and programs.
Ricky Lo claimed that another development is expected to happen for the Kapamilya network. According to him, ABS-CBN is set to sign a “tie-up” deal with their rival, TV5 via Cignal-TV5.
He added that the partnership between ABS-CBN and Cignal TV5 is supposed to happen “very soon.” The partnership could truly help widen the cable and free-TV reach of ABS-CBN.
“It’s going to be a win-win situation for both networks for sure if such partnership is finalized. ABS-CBN gets its wider free-TV reach nationwide, and TV5 becomes an extended home to the biggest stars in the industry,” Lo stated.
But even before the deal, the cable TV of Cignal has long been airing several ABS-CBN channels such as Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney, Cinemo and Knowledge Channel.
While deals are still under wraps, many speculate if it will be a blocktime deal such as the one with A2Z channel. Many netizens are guessing that TV5 is already on its way to freeing some of its airtime after announcing that some of their shows will soon end.
The “Sunday Noontime Live and Sunday Kada” temporarily bade goodbye on January 17 while “Chika.BESH” and “Usapang Real Life ni Luchi Cruz-Valdes,” have already aired their last episodes early in January.