ABS-CBN’s Sunday musical noon-time “ASAP Natin ‘To” replaces “Sunday Noontime Live!” on TV5 starting January 24.
Aside from this “FPJ: Da King,” a movie block that shows Fernando Poe, Jr.’s movies, would also air on TV5. It would be every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
“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,” said Robert Galang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cignal and TV5, “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.”
Sunday Noontime Live! was a Philippine musical variety show broadcast on TV5 which premiered on October 18, 2020. Sunday Noontime Live! was presented by a lineup of ABS-CBN, Star Magic and Cornerstone Entertainment talents led by Piolo Pascual, Maja Salvador, Catriona Gray, Donny Pangilinan, Ricci Rivero and Jake Ejercito.
Sunday Noontime Live! marks the return of a Sunday musical variety show on TV5 after more than four years since the end of Happy Truck ng Bayan and a decade after the launch of the pioneering P.O.5.
ABS-CBN’s ‘ASAP Natin To’ replaces ‘SNL’ on TV5
However, after just three months on the air, the show, along with Sunday ‘Kada aired their final episodes. Its timeslot will be filled by a simulcast of ASAP.
Launched in 1995, “ASAP Natin ‘To” showcases the country’s veteran artists such as Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gary Valenciano, Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.
“We are pleased to welcome the ASAP family and the films of the one and only king of Philippine movies to Cignal and TV5. The top-rated content, combined with Cignal and TV5’s strengths in technology, direct-to-consumer distribution, and mobile and broadband reach, will usher in a new viewing experience for fans and subscribers alike,” Galang added.
“The future of entertainment media is rapidly converging around a dynamic mix of traditional and digital platforms, with Cignal and TV5 launching new content and synergies that will disrupt conventional broadcast methods. We are committed to continuously explore more initiatives to provide the best of both worlds to all our stakeholders,” he said.