Viewers in Mexico and Canada will enjoy a premium selection of drama programs from the Kapuso Network.
This was made possible by GMA Worldwide, Inc. (GWI), a wholly owned subsidiary of GMA Network that syndicates its content for the international market.
A localized version of Munting Heredera (Little Heiress) will be produced by Mexican company Telefilm Atlantico S.A., who acquired the program’s format through GWI’s license agent in South America, Latin Media Corporation.
Considered one of the Network’s most successful dramas, Munting Heredera, which tells of a grandmother’s search for her heiress, is the first GMA scripted drama to be produced in Latin America.
Meanwhile, major Canadian broadcasting company Rogers Media Inc. acquired a package of Kapuso titles in high definition that will air on their free TV channel. These include My Destiny, Second Chances (Another Chance), and Beautiful Strangers, among others.
“GMA Worldwide continues to be the company of choice for Filipino content,” says GWI Vice President Roxanne J. Barcelona. “Our presence in various territories proves that our content is relevant and favored not just among Filipino viewers but more importantly, among foreign viewers as well. We are fortunate to have steadily grown our market in Asia and Africa, and are looking forward to closing more deals in other territories,” she adds.
Barcelona also revealed that Papua New Guinea and Turkey have expressed interest in both GMA’s canned titles and drama formats. “In territories that do not have a tradition of acquiring foreign content or in countries where foreign content forms a very small percentage of the programming grid, we offer our drama formats which they can produce with their own local artists,” she says.
“Syndicating Filipino content internationally is not easy as there is much competition. However, the demand is steadily growing and this is why my team and I exert much effort to deliver only the best to all our clients,” Barcelona relates.
This year, GWI marks an important milestone as it celebrates its 20th year in the industry.
Through GWI, GMA’s content has become widely available in most of Southeast Asia and in select countries in Africa such as Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Zambia. GMA’s programs are also sold in Hawaii and Canada and soon in Eastern Europe.
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in ‘Tonight with Arnold Clavio’
Tonight with Arnold Clavio’s (TWAC) sixth anniversary celebration continues with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid joining Igan Arnold Clavio for an exclusive two-part interview. The first part was aired last night, while the second part on March 23.
The Kapuso singer-actress stars in the latest primetime series Poor Señorita airing this month.
The series truly fits Regine’s personality since it is a romantic comedy. Her fans will be delighted knowing that they will once again see their idol on TV every night.
In TWAC, Regine shares with Igan the secret of her and Ogie Alcasid’s relationship. She reveals that their marriage is full of light moments and that they rarely get into fights.
But Regine also opens up about those moments that tested their relationship. She also also talks about being a mother to her four-year-old son Nate, admitting that between her and Ogie she is actually the disciplinarian.
Watch the second part of Tonight with Arnold Clavio on March 23, 10:15 p.m. on GMA NewsTV.
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Lovi happy for Grace
When she heard the news that the Supreme Court decided to allow Senator Grace Poe to run in the coming presidential elections, Lovi Poe congratulated her sister immediately through her Instagram account.
“Great news on International Women’s day! So happy for my president @sengracepoe as well as my vice-president Sen. Chiz!” Lovi captioned her post.
Well, the ruling happened on the day the world was celebrating International Women’s Day.
Heart, Lovi’s close friend and wife of Senator Grace Poe’s running mate, also congratulated the presidential candidate on her Twitter account.
Even before Grace Poe declared her intention to run for president, Lovi had already said she would support her sister whatever her decision could be.
She had also been very vocal defending her sister in the issues of citizenship and her years of stay in the Philippines.
She also said that her Ate Grace treats her and Susan Roces very well.
FPJ’s films dominate prime time
Da King, as FPJ, is known to his fans, had passed on a little more than a decade ago, yet his fans still adore his movies.
Proof of this is the top-rating (40 percent) FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN with Coco Martin playing the iconic role that Fernando Poe, Jr. played on the big screen.
Just recently, another FPJ movie has been turned into a TV series. On TV5, Ang Panday airs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. It stars Richard Gutierrez in the retooled storyline by its author Carlo J. Caparas.
FPJ’s vintage films shown on Cinema One, the country’s no. 1 Tagalog movie channel, continue to earn substantial audience share, proof that FPJ remains the top choice of Filipinos when it comes to action movies.
Senator Grace Poe is very proud that up to these days, his father’s fans remain faithful to him.
“If there was anything my father was proud of naman, ayaw niyang i-desecrate ang ating wika. Para sa kaniya talaga, dapat diretso hindi Taglish. Kaya ang mga writers ni FPJ sa pelikula niya, screenplay, marami sa kanila talaga screenplay writers from UP kasi talagang gusto niya’y maayos na Tagalog,” Grace said.
Among FPJ’s memorable lines in films are: “Puno na ang salop, dapat ka nang kalusin” (Kapag Puno na Ang Salop, 1989); “Kung kayo lang ang magiging kaibigan ko, bibili na lang ako ng aso” (Ako ang Huhusga, 1989); at “Wag mong sabihing malakas ka! Wag mong sabihing marami kang tauhan! At wag mo ring sabihing marami kang salapi… pare-pareho lang tayo… isang bala ka lang!” (Isang Bala Ka Lang, 1983).