It's official: GMA Network to air Star Cinema movies in a historic deal with ABS-CBN

    MANILA, Philippines – GMA Network and ABS-CBN are making television history as they signed a landmark deal on Tuesday, April 5, for airing Star Cinema movies on Kapuso local channels.

    In a virtual contract signing, it was announced that various movies from Star Cinema, the film outfit of ABS-CBN, will be available on GMA-7 starting April 2022.

    Top executives of the giant networks came together forging new grounds for Philippine entertainment.

    GMA Network to air Star Cinema movies in a historic deal with ABS-CBN

    “There you have it. Mga Kapuso, Kapamilya it’s official: Star Cinema movies will soon air on GMA’s local channels,” virtual host Patricia Tumulak cheered the attendees.

    GMA Network President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr believes that the partnership is mutually beneficial for both companies, “To us, we are very pleased because the significance of our partnership today ushers in possibility of a far broader set of conversations, potential partnerships and cooperation that will have the benefit not only mutually to GMA and ABS-CBN but as importantly, if not perhaps more importantly, to the benefit of the public we both serve - the Filipino viewer. Looking forward, since we have as they say, broken the ice, there is great optimism that these conversations will start and continue, and we look forward to the possibility of this type of an opportunity again moving forward.”

    ABS-CBN President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo L. Katigbak, on the other hand, says that he is hoping to bring Star Cinema movies to more viewers through this partnership, “Every storyteller's dream is to have as many people as possible experience their creations. Now, because of the kindness of our friends at GMA, we have the special opportunity to bring our Kapamilya stories to a new audience. We hope the Kapusos find joy and inspiration in viewing our Star Cinema movies and we also look forward to a new era of friendship and cooperation within our small industry.”

    Some of the notable movies that will air on GMA-7 include the following:
    • Hello, Love, Goodbye
    • Alone/Together
    • How to Be Yours
    • Till My Heartaches End
    • Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
    • Ang Cute ng Ina Mo!
    • It Takes a Man and a Woman
    • Just The Way You Are
    • Fantastica
    • Can We Still Be Friends?
    • Finally Found Someone
    • No Other Woman
    • Won't Last A Day Without You
    • Must Be…Love
    • The Panti Sisters
    • Isa Pa With Feelings
    • James & Pat & Dave
    • Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay
    • Feng Shui
    • Suddenly It's Magic
    • I Love You, Hater

    — The Summit Express

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