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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ fastest growing broadcast network will begin offering its top news and entertainment programs to Filipinos residing in the US starting May 23.
In a statement, TV5 said it has teamed up with DISH, a leader in international programming in the US and the nation’s first pay-TV provider to carry the Philippine broadcast network’s international channels.
"TV5 International got another boost with this partnership with DISH. It signifies our continuing commitment to give Pinoy audiences the best entertainment and public service programming, wherever they may be in the world," said Claro Ramirez, president and chief executive of Pilipinas Global Network (PGN).
“DISH is pleased to be the first pay-TV provider to offer TV5 content in the US,” said Chris Kuelling, vice president of International Programming at DISH. “Filipino communities will finally have access to the news, entertainment and sports programming offered by Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International.”
Kapatid TV5 is a 24-hour general entertainment Tagalog language channel that features Filipino culture and arts representing the pulse of the Filipino people. It is the home of the biggest names in Philippine entertainment, including Willie Revillame, Aga Mulach, Derek Ramsay, Alice Dixson, Lorna Tolentino, Nora Aunor and Sharon Cuneta.
Flagship programs include Face to Face, Wil Time Bigtime, Babaeng Hampaslupa, Juicy, Paparazzi, Sa Ngalan Ng Ina, Glamorosa, Pinoy Explorer, Talentadong Pinoy, and Nandito Ako, the much-talked about mini-series where international singing sensation and American Idol finalist David Archuleta made his acting debut.
Aksyon TV International is a 24-hour Tagalog language channel dedicated to keeping Filipinos across the globe updated on the latest national and international news and current events, while keeping viewers abreast on the local sports scene.
Aksyon TV International is the official worldwide broadcaster of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) games, the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball games that feature the storied teams from San Beda, Letran Mapua, San Sebastian, among others.
PGN acts as the sole and exclusive distributor and licensee of the programs, shows, films and channels of TV5. It distributes this media content through syndication and its international linear channels, Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International.
Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International channels are available in Guam, the Middle East and North Africa (Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and Palestine) and Europe (Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernesey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the Vatican City).
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