Truly a historical moment in the local entertainment industry. ABS-CBN’s Star Cinema movies will be airing on GMA-7 in an unusual collaboration between the rival networks.
Alone/Together, featuring top ABS-CBN love combination Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, It Takes a Man and a Woman, starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo, and Hello Love Goodbye, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, are among the Star Cinema films planned to show on GMA-7.
A virtual contract signing was held on Tuesday, April 5, with GMA executives Gilberto Duavit Jr, Philip Yalung, Annette Gozon Valdes, and Joey Abacan present, alongside ABS-CBN executives Carlo Katigbak, Mark Lopez, Cory Vidanes, and Ricardo Tan Jr.
We’re 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, the benefit of the public we both serve—the Filipino viewer,GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.
Every storyteller’s dream is to have as many people as possible experience their creations. And now, because of the kindness of our friends at GMA, we have the special opportunity to bring our Kapamilya stories to a new audience.ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo L. Katigbak
The partnership between the two networks comes nearly two years after ABS-CBN went off-air to comply with the cease-and-desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission.
ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal was later blocked by the House of Representatives in July 2020, forcing the network to find new platforms for its shows and content.