19 APR 2022

GMA Network and ABS-CBN sign an historic deal in the Philippines

GMA Network is set to air Star Cinema movies from ABS-CBN Corp in a mutually beneficial deal.

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GMA Network hosted a historic contract signing with ABS-CBN to license some of Star Cinema’s most popular and well-loved movies. The virtual event was attended but majors executives from both Philippines companies.

Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr, GMA Network President and Chief Operating Officer, believes that the partnership is mutually beneficial for both companies, “To us, we are very pleased because the significance of our partnership today ushers in the possibility of a far broader set of conversations, potential partnerships and cooperation that will have the benefit not only mutually to GMA and ABS-CBN but as importantly, if not perhaps more importantly, to the benefit of the public we both serve – the Filipino viewer. Looking forward, since we have as they say, broken the ice, there is great optimism that these conversations will start and continue, and we look forward to the possibility of this type of opportunity again moving forward.”

ABC-CBN President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo L. Katigbak, says that he is hoping to bring Star Cinema movies to more viewers through this partnership, “Every storyteller’s dream is to have as many people as possible experience their creations. Now, because of the kindness of our friends at GMA, we have the special opportunity to bring our Kapamilya stories to a new audience. We hope the Kapusos find joy and inspiration in viewing our Star Cinema movies and we also look forward to a new era of friendship and cooperation within our small industry.

Some of the notable movies that will air on GMA-7 include "Alone/Together," "How to Be Yours," "Till My Heartaches End," "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank," "Ang Cute ng Ina Mo!," and "It Takes a Man and a Woman,".

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