MANILA, Philippines – More Filipinos will get to enjoy quality Filipino films and re-experience iconic titles right at their homes as ABS-CBN continues to be the home of the biggest Filipino libraries in the country.
Regal Entertainment and Viva Entertainment recently renewed their partnership and once again entrusted ABS-CBN with the rights to broadcast their movies on its various platforms which includes free-to-air TV channels, cable TV channels, ABS-CBNmobile, and The Filipino Channel (TFC).
“I am a loyalist and will forever be yours,” said Regal matriarch Lily Monteverde when asked about Regal’s ties with ABS-CBN.
“They’ve been like a family to us,” added Regal Vice President Roselle Monteverde.
Regal Entertainment not only entrusted ABS-CBN with its current film archives, but even its future titles as well.
For Viva Entertainment head Vic Del Rosario, on the other hand, Viva’s ties with ABS-CBN has already spanned more than three decades and remains strong until now.
“It started way back in 1981 and from then on we have remained as partners. With ABS-CBN, you can watch all the best Filipino movies,” he shared.
From being the home of the biggest movie titles from Regal and Viva, ABS-CBN is now also the home of the country’s biggest historic epic movie to date— “Heneral Luna”— after it forged a partnership with Artikulo Uno Productions.
“I feel that more people will be able to see ‘Luna’ and the message it carries. What’s a better conduit than ABS-CBN,” said Artikulo Uno president Vincent Nebrida.
As its broadcast partner, ABS-CBN has the right to air the box-office film on its various platforms.
“We will make sure that we will promote it, we will take care of it, and Filipinos here and abroad can watch it on all channels and platforms of ABS-CBN,” said ABS-CBN head of Integrated Acquisitions and International Sales and Distribution Evelyn Raymundo.
Aside from the acquisition of Regal and Viva libraries and “Heneral Luna,” ABS-CBN is also the home of hit titles from Seiko Films; RVQ Productions, which carries the movies of Philippines King of Comedy Dolphy; and FPJ Productions, which stars the King of Philippine Cinema Fernando Poe Jr.
ABS-CBN continues to champion and uphold Filipino films through its various platforms by acquiring the best film libraries and remains to be the most trusted network by film production groups.
ABS-CBN also spearheaded the Film Restoration Project, which aims to restore and preserve classic Filipino films for the future generation. To date, it has restored over 100 classic films.
Watch out for your favorite Regal and Viva titles on various ABS-CBN channels and platforms. Meanwhile, “Heneral Luna” is set to air its free-to-air television premiere soon on ABS-CBN.