GMA Network will air the live telecast of the most prestigious Miss Universe pageant on January 30, 2017 with a replay on the succeeding weekend.
GMA First Vice President for Program Management Joey Abacan and Solar Entertainment President & CEO Wilson Tieng inked a memorandum of agreement securing their partnership for the broadcast of the annual pageant.
Joey Abacan looks forward to the opportunity of showing the best of the Philippines to the entire world.
“We embrace it with open arms that we will be airing Miss Universe, especially now that it’s in Manila. We’re very proud to partner with Solar in this project,” the GMA executive was quoted as saying during the contract signing held last December 15 at the GMA Network Center.
Wilson Tieng is happy to have the Kapuso Network broadcasting the pageant with Solar Entertainment.
“We are very proud to be with GMA. We have done so many events and the biggest of them all is the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. Now here we are, we’re doing the biggest event for 2017—the Miss Universe pageant and we are looking forward to it.”
The 65th Miss Universe is scheduled to take place on January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The live telecast of the Miss Universe pageant will air at 8:00 AM with a replay on Sunday Night Box Office in the weekend.
Based on an article published by www.GMANetwork.com, Tieng was quoted as saying that to date, only GMA Network and TV5 have signed to broadcast the Miss Universe pageant with Solar Entertainment.