(Released on July 5, 2012)
ZTV 33 has a dashing new look these days and more competition with the UHF major UNTV and Net 25. Despite being saddled with equipment that have seen better days in ZOE Broadcasting Network. They seem to be succeeding, if some new program offerings are to be the basis.
The station that bred and brought to Filipino homes such TV landmarks into the network giants. ZTV 33 is now the Kamang-Anak network and the new monicker was introduced with an engaging jingle and new theme sung by Bea Binene. The ZOE employees is behind much of the new format we hear.
ZTV 33’s new programs are worth anticipating and hopefully developing loyalty for. Made some noontime children's programming such as KiddieLand, the newest children's noontime anime block every Mondays to aturdays from 12:00 nn-2:00 pm. With such KiddieLand shows like Noontime Toons, Classic Cartoons, Mickey Mouse Works, DuckTales, Disney's Magic English, Dinosaucers, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Magilla Gorilla, Wacky Races, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Popeye Show and Animation Specials are all dubbed in Tagalog.
The new ZTV programs include Chito Alcid Talk Show (Saturdays, 3:00 pm), Juan On Juan (Mondays, 10:00 pm), The BOSS, the Conjuor (Saturdays, 10:00 pm), Gimme A Break (Saturdays, 6:15 pm), Hearts on Fire (Thursdays, 10:00 pm), Mr. Shooli's No Holds Barred (Fridays, 10:00 pm), Urban Nights (Fridays, 8:30 pm), Worlds of Fun TV (Saturdays, 4:00 pm), Lynn Sherman Show (Saturdays, 8:30 pm) and JMNTC New Generation (Saturdays, 4:30 pm)
We are indulged with a daily dose of the national pastime, entertainment gossip, courtesy of Ricky Reyes’ Showbiz Na Showbiz (Mondays-Fridays, 8:00 pm). There is new Tagalized series are Edgemont (Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 pm), Kamen Rider Dragon Knight (Saturdays, 7:00 pm) and Mission: Imposible (Saturdays, 8:30 pm). For the flagship newscast like primetime Balita Ngayon (Mondays-Fridays, 6:00 pm) and late-night ZTV Interactive News (Mondays-Fridays, 11:00 pm)
We are particularly keen on teleserye Ikaw and Mahal Ko. Starring Richard Yap, Precious Lara Quigaman and Tessie Tomas with director Zoren Legaspi. It not only the life into the family which we are all familiar may have overtaken us in the drama TV genre. When local networks were panic-buying from Mexico for telenovelas, we least expected that one day we would be importing TV programs from local dramas. Ikaw ang Mahal Ko is the new soap opera on TV about the one father and two mothers of life.
The Kamang-Anak network have struck a golden partnership by providing viewers, chiefly family just home from house, a refreshing primetime, and sugar of telenovelas or the gore and sensationalism of newscasts. Catch the teleserye, weeknights at 9:20.