The Phillipines’ TV5 is set to launch two new international channels in the Middle East and worldwide that will give Filipinos overseas access to the network’s most popular programs. The channels will be broadcast in the region via OSN, following TV5's recent announcement that it would be making the channels available to international networks via AsiaSat's 3S satellite.
The two new channels – Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International – are being run by the network’s affiliate company Pilipinas Global Network, a British Virgin Islands company which is 60 per cent owned by PLDT, the Philippines’ leading telecommunications company and 40 per cent owned by ABC Development Corporation which operates TV5, the fastest growing terrestrial channel in the Philippines.
Kapatid TV5 carries most of TV5’s flagship programs such as Face to Face, Wil Time Bigtime, Babaeng Hampaslupa, Juicy, Paparazzi, Talentadong Pinoy, Wow Mali, R U Kidding Me?, Sugo Mga Kapatid, Bagets, Iskul Bukol, among others.
Meanwhile, the Aksyon TV International is a news, information, public service and sports channel that will air News5 programs Aksyon, Aksyon Journalismo, Andar ng mga Balita, Tutok Tulfo, Wanted, Dokumentado, USI, Public Atorni, Alagang Kapatid, Cristy Ferminute, Duelo, Kalibre 41, and local sports programs.
“Our vision is to build a global community of subscribers who wish to remain connected with their Filipino roots. We shall provide our global Kapatids a bundle of services that will bring them even closer to their loved ones back home,” said Claro P. Carmelo Ramirez, President of PGN, Ltd.
Pilipinas Global Network, Ltd. recently announced its entry into the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa through its partner OSN: “We are very happy to welcome Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International to the OSN platform” said David Butorac, CEO of OSN. “The entry of these 2 premium Filipino channels further cements our drive to provide the best Philippine news and entertainment to our Filipino subscribers in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe" he added.
With OSN, the new channels will be available in 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, Palestine and also in the OSN market in Europe.