TV5 links up with Cignal as the network of the ‘New Normal’


    The month of August brings televiewers to a whole new television experience with Cignal TV and TV5.

    Leading pay-TV provider, Cignal TV, is partnering with free-to-air television network TV5 to offer some of the best entertainment programs while adapting to the new normal way of living.

    “TV5 is known to bring the best content on sports and news. Collaborating with Cignal will allow us to strengthen our program offerings,” says Cignal TV & TV5 President and CEO Robert Galang.

    With Cignal TV’s 2.5 million subscribers and nationwide reach, combined with TV5’s innovative and creative expertise, the partnership aims to bring Filipinos together through meaningful, relatable programs.

    Coming to the television screens starting tomorrow, August 15, is the first wave of TV5’s entertainment programs. It starts off with highly anticipated back-to-back game shows headlined by some of the country’s top hosts and comedians; and will be followed by lifestyle programs to spruce up your mornings and way of life.

    “Bawal na Game Show” (BNGS) is the comic relief that we need now, as it pokes lighthearted fun at our current situation. Hosted by Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros, the game show revolves around being told what you can’t do (ie. bawal tumawa, bawal gumalaw) in order to win. The show will air every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. following its pilot episode on Aug. 15, 6 p.m.

    “Fill in the Bank” is the newest game show that gives contestants a chance of winning up to P150,000 in every episode, while keeping viewers entertained. It will be hosted by Jose Manalo and Pokwang and air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    Ryan Agoncillo returns to TV5 to host the reboot of the iconic “Talentadong Pinoy.” It makes its comeback this Aug. 15, 8 p.m. and will air every Saturday on the same time slot in TV5.

    Luchi Cruz Valdes opens up about issues that she has never talked about on “Usapang Real Life with Luchi Cruz-Valdes.” Set to premiere also this Aug. 15, 9 p.m., the show will delve into various narratives and inspiring case studies that aim to inspire, engage, and move viewers into action.

    Lifestyle programs are likewise part of the new and improved programming lineup of TV5. First off, there’s the fitness show of Jessy Mendiola called “Fit for Life,” kicking off August 16, 7 a.m.

    Then there’s “Chika, BESH (Basta Everyday Super Happy),” hosted by Pokwang, Pauleen Luna-Sotto, and Ria Atayde. Catch the pilot episode on Aug. 17 at 10 a.m., and will be airing Mondays to Fridays.