Media giant ABS-CBN has announced that its Sunday noontime variety show ASAP Natin ‘To and FPJ: Da King will be airing on TV5 starting Sunday, January 24. It will be replacing the network’s very own variety show Sunday Noontime Live (SNL).
Brightlight Productions announced that despite only starting in October 2020, SNL will not be airing beyond January 17 as the production house would not renew the show for another season.
ASAP Natin’To has been continuously showcasing some of ABS-CBN’s talents in the form of a variety show broadcast. It is headlined by well-known performers such as Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gary Valenciano, Sarah Geronimo, Ogie Alcasid, and Regine Velasquez.
On the other hand, FPJ: Da King will be a movie block that will feature films starring Fernando Poe Jr. It is set to air every Sunday from 2 PM to 4 PM.
“This collaboration between CIGNAL, TV5, Brightlight Productions, and ABS-CBN marks the start of greater cooperation among our various industry players and begins a new era of partnership,” TV5 President and CEO Robert Galang stated.
“The airing of ASAP and FPJ’s movies on TV5 showcases the desires of TV5 and ABS-CBN to serve our viewers in the best way possible.”
Former Kapamilya DJ Chacha described the deal as a “win-win” situation for both parties. She also called the supporters of both ABS-CBN and TV5 “Kapatilya” which is a mix of “Kapamilya” and “Kapatid”.
This is a win-win situation both for ABSCBN & TV5. Yay! Tuloy na tuloy na mga Kapatilya 🤍 https://t.co/wdWMjtkQHQ
— DJ Chacha (@_djchacha) January 21, 2021
Direk Lauren Dyogi also said that the deal is for the networks to reach more audiences.
to reach more audience…https://t.co/pNPNpjD97u
— Direk Lauren (@direklauren) January 21, 2021
Comedian and It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda then expressed his happiness on Twitter.
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) January 21, 2021
Jove Francisco tweeted about the merge as well.
Cignal + TV5 + ABS CBN + Brightlight pic.twitter.com/PKmzon04eD
— Jove Francisco (@jovefrancisco) January 21, 2021
“What’s up mga Kapamilya at Kapatid!” @iamjeremyg said.
What is up mga Kapamilya at mga Kapatid!! https://t.co/RWBLiVrVB5
— Jeremy G (@imjeremyg) January 21, 2021
Lui Andrada then said that it’s “good news.”
Mga Kapamiya, mga Kapatid! Good news! pic.twitter.com/XEpngMnWFL
— Lui Andrada (@luiandrada) January 21, 2021
Darla Sauler flexed the reach of ABS-CBN now that it has acquired another timeslot on television.
Poging Seth and baby barbie girl Blythe!
Live this Sunday sa ASAP Natin To, 12NN sa:
Kapamilya Online Love
iWantTFC, cable TV at sa iba’t iba pang platforms!
Maraming salamat mga Kapamilya, Ka-A2Z at Kapatid! ❤️💚💙 https://t.co/b8xQIigls8
— darLa sauLer (@darLasauLer) January 21, 2021
Zsa Zsa Padilla promoted the upcoming ASAP Natin ‘To premiere on TV5.
Simula ngayong January 24, Mapapanood na rin ang ASAP Natin To sa TV5! pic.twitter.com/1owvedRrBZ
— zsa zsa padilla (@zsazsapadilla) January 21, 2021
Prior to the partnership with TV5, ABS-CBN entered a block time agreement with Zoe Broadcasting to air some of its shows via A2Z Channel 11. It was after the company failed to get a fresh franchise from Congress.