PRESS STATEMENT FROM TV5:
Pilipinas Global Network Limited (PGNL), TV5's international arm, expands its reach in Canada as it partners with major cable service providers to bring TV5's diverse range of quality programs to more Filipino homes.
Filipinos in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg can now fully enjoy watching all the shows on Kapatid TV5 via Shaw Cable. On the other hand, those who live in Ontario and Quebec can tune in to both Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International via Rogers Cable and Bell Fibe. The channels are available on emerging IPTV platforms such as NextTV, JuanTV, and Turbo TV.
TV5's Entertainment shows are seen on Kapatid TV5 while Sports, News and Information programs are aired on AksyonTV International. These two channels have been gaining ground as they engage more Filipino audiences worldwide.
With the recent expansion, Filipinos in Canada will get to watch TV5's exciting line-up of new shows, including Sharon Cuneta's Madam Chairman, Joey De Leon's Wow Mali Pa Rin, the Derek Ramsay-Alice Dixson-Ritz Azul starrer For Love or Money, Martin Escudero's HIV-themed drama Positive, Gelli De Belen and Tintin Bersola-Babao's Face the People, and Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Alcasid's The Mega and the Songwriter.
For those who love sports and want regular updates, Aksyon TV International is home to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and United Football League, thus giving Filipino sports enthusiasts the opportunity to remain abreast with the local sports scene. The channel also features news and information programs like Good Morning Club, Demolition Job, Aksyon, Pilipinas News and many more.
"Canada is an important region for us. Our entry into this progressive market is also a testament to our commitment to provide new and relevant content for our Kababayans in this side of the globe," says Claro Carmelo Ramirez, President of PGNL/TV5 International.
Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TVInternational are currently being viewed by Filipinos all over the world through DISH Network and DishWorld in the United States, OSN in the Middle East and North Africa, DU Mobile and ZAIN in Dubai and Kuwait respectively, MCV in Guam and Pacific Islands, FetchTV in Australia, and Hitron in Papua New Guinea.