A month after ABS-CBN's congressional franchise expired, the Kapamilya network is set to launch a cable channel, where its ongoing programs will be shown.
Called the Kapamilya Channel, it will air on cable and satellite TV starting June 13, 2020.
The announcement was read by Gretchen Fullido on TV Patrol today, June 4.
The Kapamilya Channel will air on cable channels SKY, Cablelink, G Sat, and other cable operators which are members of the Philippine Cable Television Association.
Among the programs that will make a comeback are ABS-CBN teleseryes FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, Love Thy Woman, and A Soldier's Heart—all of which were given the go-signal to resume taping.
Gretchen mentioned that FPJ's Ang Probinsyano will air its most recent ten episodes before segueing into the new episodes.
It can be recalled that on March 15, 2020, ABS-CBN suspended all tapings for entertainment programs due to community quarantine.
Meanwhile, the non-narrative shows It's Showtime, ASAP Natin 'To, Magandang Buhay, and The Voice Teens are also set to make a comeback in the Kapamilya Channel.
Two new non-narrative shows—Paano Kita Mapapasalamatan hosted by Judy Ann Santos, and Iba 'Yan, hosted by Angel Locsin—will be launched.
The top-rating Korean drama A World of Married Couple, which became a trending topic on social media during the enhanced community quarantine—will also debut on the Kapamilya Channel.
Among the news and public affairs programs, only TV Patrol was given a slot on the new cable channel.
The announcement also clarified that the Kapamilya Channel is not covered by the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on May 5, following the expiration of ABS-CBN's congressional franchise on May 4.
The Congress hearings on the new broadcast franchise of the network is ongoing.
Here is the full announcement read by Gretchen on TV Patrol today, June 4, 2020.
"Miss mo na ba ang mga paborito mong ABS-CBN programs? Good news dahil muli mong mapapanuod sina Cardo Dalisay at iba pang kapamilya stars sa cable at satellite TV. Simula kasi sa June 13, eere na ang kapamilya channel sa Sky, Cablelink, G-Sat at karamihan ng cable operators na miyembro ng Philippine Cable Television Association sa buong bansa.
"Magbabalik ang FPJ's Ang Probinsyano na ipalalabas ang nakakaraang sampung episodes bago iere ang bagong episodes. Mapapanuod muna ang Love Thy Woman at A Soldier's Heart. Magbabalik rin ang It's Showtime, ASAP Natin 'To, Magandang Buhay, The Voice Teens, at ang ating TV Patrol.
"May bagong programa rin sio Judy Ann Santos na Paano Kita Mapapasalamatan at si Angel Locsin na Iba 'Yan.
"Sa mga diehard fans naman ng Korean drama, eere ang highest rating drama na The World Of A Married Couple simula sa June 15.
"Bagama't hindi pa lahat ay makakapanood ng Kapamilya Channel, unti-unting hahanap ng paraan ang ABS-CBN para maihatid ang programa sa mas nakakarami pa nating Kapamilya.
"Ang cable at satellite TV channels kung saan mapapanuod ang kapamilya channel ay hindi sakop ng cease and desist order sa ABS-CBN."