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Viva TV
Launched July 16, 2012
Network Viva Television
Owned by Viva Entertainment
Slogan Home of the Stars
Voices of Bob Novales from ABS-CBN
Sister channel(s) Pinoy Box Office
Pinoy Extreme
IBC
Website Official Site
Availability
Terrestrial

IBC
Metro Manila

VHF Channel 13
Satellite
Cignal Digital TV Channel 15
Dream Satellite TV Channel 54
Dish Network (USA) Channel 9970
Cable
Cablelink Channel 49
Destiny Cable Channel TBA
Available on many cable systems Check local listings for channels in the Philippines

Viva TV is a Philippine entertainment television network owned by Viva Entertainment which also created its cable networks Pinoy Box Office (PBO), Pinoy Extreme and Toon TV. Viva-TV occupying the primetime block on IBC from 5:00pm - 12:00mn daily while on Saturdays at 2:30pm - 12:30am and Sundays at 9:30am to 12:30am, while it operates 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week on cable TV from Cignal Digital TV channel 15 and Dream Satellite TV channel 54.

HistoryEdit

Viva-TV on IBC-13Edit

Viva TV as a block timer on IBC from 1999 to 2003. This includes dramas series, showbiz-oriented shows, music videos, animated series, comedy, game shows and sports shows including Philippine Basketball Association.

In 2001, Viva-TV begin to produce local version of game shows The Weakest Link (hosted by Edu Manzano) and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (hosted by Christopher De Leon) which airs on IBC. The two top networks of ABS-CBN, GMA Network and ABC were forced to include franchised game shows to their programming lineup within Philippine networks. The network has popularly in 2001 when it aired the Mexican soap opera as telenovela like Carita de Angel, Siempre Te Amare and Maria del Cielo on daytime and Por Un Beso on primetime airs on IBC after the success of telenovelas are two top networks GMA Network and ABS-CBN in their programming lineup.

Also, Viva-TV introduced popular anime series like Akazukin Cha Cha (the voice of Antoinette Taus as Cha Cha), Crayon Shin Chan (the voice of Andrew E. as Shin Chan) and Cyborg Kurochan (the voice of Ogie Alcasid as Kurochan) which is dubbed in Filipino by the famous TV stars airs on the evening slot.

In March 2002, it begin to the local version of talent search show Star for a Night on IBC. The weekly program hosted by Regine Velasquez showcased the best among the young Filipino singing talents dressed up in a professional setting. This highly rated show led to the discovery of Sarah Geronimo and Mark Bautista, who are now established recording artists and TV/movie stars.

In June 5, 2011, the joint venture of block timer on IBC-13 and Viva Entertainment partnership contract announced to buy Channel 13 was relaunched with the newest channel Viva-TV as the country's premiere entertainment channel via free-to-air TV network IBC-13 had its major reformat begin its competition TV ratings with giant networks ABS-CBN annd GMA Network. The present arrangement calls for IBC to control the non-primetime hours, while Viva TV takes hold of the primetime hours.

On Cable/Satellite FeedEdit

Viva TV was relaunched last July 16, 2012 in Cignal Digital TV, replacing Viva Cinema.[1][2] It was transformed from a movie/general entertainment channel to a full length entertainment channel which includes music videos, talk shows, reality series, concerts and behind the scenes from movies.[3]

Viva TV is also available in Europe, Middle East, Canada, North Africa, Guam, and the via Dish Network. Unlike the Philippine feed, it also airs movies as well as old TV series produced by Viva Television as the international channels VIVA Global, which co-owned Pilipinas Global Network Ltd and launched its new cable kids channel called Toon TV on July 2, 2012.[4]

SlogansEdit

Branding Slogan Years Active
Viva TV on IBC The Sports and Entertainment Channel on IBC-13 1999–2002
Viva TV on IBC Walang Patid ang Saya! 2002–2003
Viva TV on IBC Ang Saya-Saya Na Kasama! June 5, 2011–September 28, 2012
Viva TV on IBC Pinoy Christmas, Christmas Forever! Christmas 2011
Viva TV on IBC Summer sa Tag-Araw! (Summer is Summer) Summer 2012
Viva TV Home of the Stars June 18, 2012-present
Viva TV on IBC Ikaw ang Feeling, sa Tag-ulan Rainy Season 2012
Viva TV on IBC Ang Saya ng TV Mo! September 29, 2012-March 31, 2013
IBC Ikaw ang Star Kapinoy! April 1, 2013-present

Programming blocksEdit

Days Block Programming Timeslot
Mondays-Fridays Anime Kapinoy Animes 9:00am-10:30am
Mondays-Fridays Have a Tanghali Asianovela, culture, children show, and noontime variety show 10:30am-2:30pm
Mondays-Fridays HapoNation Movies, teleserye, asianovela and kiddie gag show 2:30pm-5:45pm
Mondays-Fridays PrimeTastik Newscast, sports (basketball), game show, teleseryes, telenovela and asianovela 5:45pm-11:00pm
Saturdays Panalo Weekend Noontime variety show, showbiz talk show, dance show, sports shows (basketball), fantasy anthology, game show, reality shows, horror suspense thriller, comedy shows (sitcoms and gag show) 10:00am-1:00am
Sundays Panalo Weekend Sports shows (basketball), musical variety show, teen drama anthology, comedy (sitcom), reality show (talent search) and movies 10:00am-1:00am

ProgrammingEdit

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Viva-TV

AffiliatesEdit

Main article: List of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation affiliate stations

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stars unite for VIVA TV channel retrieved via www.viva.com.ph 07-03-2012
  2. Sarah, Anne, KC headline Viva TV’s free TV offerings retrieved via www.interaksyon.com 07-14-2012
  3. VIVA Channel Station ID retrieved via www.youtube.com 07-26-2012
  4. Viva TV is now on Dish TV US retrieved via www.dish.com 09-10-2012

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Official WebsiteEdit

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