MANILA. Philippines – This August brings televiewers to a whole new television experience with Cignal TV & TV5 as the leading pay-TV provider forge a partnership with the free-to-air television network to offer some of the best entertainment programs while adapting to the new normal.
“TV5 is known to bring the best content on sports and news. Collaborating with Cignal will allow us to strengthen our program offerings,” says Cignal TV & TV5 Pres. and CEO Robert Galang.
With Cignal TV’s 2.5 million subscribers and nationwide reach, combined with TV5’s innovative and creative expertise, the partnership seeks to bring Filipinos together through meaningful, relatable programs that will elevate the home viewing experience.
The first wave of TV5’s entertainment programs has since kicked off with back-to-back game shows headlined by some of the country’s top hosts and comedians; and will be followed by lifestyle programs to spruce up your mornings.
Bawal na Game Show (BNGS) is the comic relief that we need now, hosted by talented and well-loved comedians Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros. The game show revolves around being told what you can’t do (ie. bawal tumawa, bawal gumalaw) to win prizes.
Bayola and Ballesteros—as twins Bebe Gurl and Barby Gurl—will present challenges to the contestants, but they will also distract and goad the players to break the rules. The last pair standing will take home the grand prize of Php100,000. The show will air every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Fill in the Bank is the newest game show that gives contestants a chance to rake in winnings of up to Php150,000 in every episode, hosted by star comedians Jose Manalo and Pokwang.
The hosts will likewise take on a fictional character: Jose as Chief Echoserong Officer (CEO) “Manedyer Jose” and Pokwang as Chismosang Falakang Officer (CFO) “Madam Poke,” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.
Fill in the Bank airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 PM, while Bawal na Game Show airs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the same time slot.
Coming on the heels of the game shows is Bangon Talentadong Pinoy, which puts the spotlight on the diversity and ingenuity of Filipino talent. It boasts of the total cash prize of P2.8 million, in which a larger number of contestants can win anywhere from P2,000 to P5,000 to P50,000 and even up to P250,000!
Ryan Agoncillo returns to TV5 to host the reboot of the iconic Talentadong Pinoy. Now known as Bangon Talentadong Pinoy, the much-awaited TV show airs every Saturdays at 8pm.
Televiewers will also get to see a different side of acclaimed journalist Luchi Cruz-Valdes as she opens up about issues that she has never talked about in Usapang Real Life with Luchi Cruz-Valdes. The show delves into various narratives and inspiring case studies that aim to inspire, engage, and move viewers into action.
Some of the exciting celebrity guests to watch for in the upcoming episodes include newscaster Karen Davila, actress KC Concepcion, celebrity couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez, internet sensation Ivana Alawi, promising actress Jane De Leon, down to Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
Lifestyle programs are likewise part of the new and improved programming lineup of TV5 in partnership with Cignal TV. First off, there’s the fitness show hosted by actress and fitness enthusiast Jessy Mendiola called Fit for Life.
The people behind the show recognizes that now more than ever is the best time to make fitness a way of life. As health officials around the world tell us, being healthy is our best defense to weather the ongoing global health crisis. Fit for Life airs every Sunday at 7:00 AM.
Mendiola will lead viewers to an hour packed with full-body exercises, easy-to-prepare health dishes, inspiring discussions, and expert tips to jump start your way to a healthier lifestyle!
Then there’s Chika, BESH (Basta Everyday Super Happy). The show seeks to impart reliable information and positive stories that aim to make the start of the day happy and enjoyable for all.
Headlining the morning show are Pokwang, Pauleen Luna-Sotto, and Ria Atayde. The show will also cater to the needs and issues concerning women of all ages and walks of life. The show airs every 10:00 AM, Mondays to Fridays.
With this fresh collaboration, TV5 and Cignal TV operate on the vision of bringing Filipinos together through a wide range of innovative shows and programs that make all of us entertained and informed about the country’s most pressing issues.