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TV5 International expands reach in U.S. via DIRECTV

TV5 IntlTV5 International marks a milestone by expanding its reach in the U.S. via DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family.  KAPATID TV5, TV5 international’s entertainment channel, is set to deliver some of the most anticipated shows in the Philippines. As the home of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Kapatid TV5 has greatly revitalized Filipinos’ love for the Philippine’s premier basketball league and has been instrumental in bringing the action-packed PBA games to Filipino homes all over the world.

Kapatid TV5 also brings light, happy, and entertaining programs that make TV viewing appealing to the whole family. Its wide variety of shows include Young Hearts, a week-long mini-series featuring different love teams in the most requested TV adaptations of popular love stories shared on the story-sharing internet site Wattpad; #ParangNormalActivity, a youth-oriented horror-comedy show featuring a lovable teen barkada who solves mysteries with the help of a pretty and friendly ghost; Hi-5 Philippines, the popular local franchise of the hit kiddie edutainment program from Australia; No Harm No Foul, which is top-billed by funnyman/songwriter Ogie Alcasid and a group of basketball superstars who have teamed up for a hilarious weekly sitcom.

Kapatid TV5’s programming also includes Happy Truck ng Bayan, a lively and star-studded variety game show hosted by Derek Ramsay, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Tuesday Vargas, Marielle Rodriguez-Padilla, Gellie de Belen and Janno Gibbs;  along with the breaking primetime news brought by award-winning news anchors Luchi Cruz-Valdes and Erwin Tulfo on Aksyon.

 “It has always been TV5 International’s goal to reach out to Filipinos across the world. With our partnership with DIRECTV, we are happy that we will be able to bring Kapatid TV5’s quality programs to more Filipinos in the U.S.,” said Ernesto Sta. Maria, Jr., Chief Operations Officer of TV5 International. “We look forward to strengthening our partnership with DIRECTV and giving Kapatid viewers in the U.S. the best viewing experience that will make them feel as though they never left the Philippines.” 

“We’re excited to bring TV5 to DIRECTV’s lineup and expand our content offerings to our Filipino customers,” said Emma Brackett, vice president of Content, DIRECTV, part of the AT&T Family.With the addition of Kapatid TV5 we are proud to be the only TV provider in the U.S. that carries the three biggest and most sought after Filipino networks in one place, further strengthening our leadership in the market.”

Kapatid TV5 is available in DIRECTV’s FilipinoDirect™ package. And now that Kapatid TV5 is seen by more Filipinos in the U.S. through DIRECTV, TV5 International is even more inspired to bring the best of Philippine TV to more Kapatid viewers all across the world. And with TV5’s evolving programming grid, viewers can expect a wider variety of innovative shows in the coming months.

Kapatid TV5 is currently being viewed in the United States, Canada, Middle East and North Africa (Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran,Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestine), Guam, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong. To be updated with the latest happenings and events of Kapatid TV5, visit www.kapatidinternational.com or www.facebook.com/kapatidinternational.

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