THE PHILIPPINES, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011: In a little over a year, TV5 has surpassed industry expectations by becoming the fastest rising network in the Philippines. Its fresh and dynamic programs consistently generate high ratings, amassing a growing fanbase across the country and around the world.
The Kapatid Network’s entry into the international scene has been warmly welcomed by nostalgic Filipinos overseas with the expansion of TV5 International’s two channels – Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International.
Run by TV5’s affiliate company Pilipinas Global Network Limited (PGN Limited), Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International had a successful debut in the Middle East through Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) in July this year.
Two months since its official launch, the two channels are now seen by over 200,000 viewers in the regions.
Encouraged by the strong reception in the Middle East, the two channels have recently been launched in Guam via MCV Broadband, a top telecommunications and cable provider. Filipinos living in Guam can now watch Kapatid TV5’s in-demand flagship programs such as “Wil Time Big time”, "Face to Face," "Babaeng Hampaslupa," "Juicy”, Paparazzi," "Talentadong Pinoy," "Wow Mali," "R U Kidding Me?," "Sugod Mga Kapatid," "Bagets," "Iskul Bukol," among many others.
Meanwhile, Aksyon TV International promises to serve Filipinos quality news, information, and public service through top-rated News5 programs such as "Aksyon," "Aksyon Journalismo," “T3”, and soon “Pinoy Explorer” and the “PBA” games.
The warm reception and overwhelming response have prompted TV5 and PGN Limited to be more aggressive in pursuing their commitment to reach more Filipinos worldwide. "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 not only bring them even closer to their loved ones back home, but with products that will make them even prouder as Filipinos wherever they are in the world", said Claro Carmelo Ramirez, President of PGN Limited.