TFC Movies Delivers The Thrill of The Big Screen to More Audiences via SINGTEL’s Video On Demand

As part of their continued commitment to their audiences, ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel, a global brand that offers, among others, the world’s most widely distributed premium and on demand channel showing Filipino content on multiple platforms, and SINGTEL, one of the largest players in Singapore is bringing its content offering a notch higher with TFC Movies via SINGTEL Video On Demand (VOD).

Starting this quarter, TFC is offering premium movies from ABS-CBN’s film production and distribution company Star Cinema on TV screens via Singtel VOD service. For an affordable rental fee, Filipinos in Singapore now get to experience the same blockbuster hits that their families enjoy back home. As an additional feature, TFC Movies will offer films subtitled in English to capture even the local viewers of Singapore.

With TFC Movies, Kapamilyas can rewind to their favorite scene, pause when needed and fast forward to excitement. They can also see their favorite stars on screen, over and over again.

The Love Affair ” Bea Alonzo, Richard Gomez, and Dawn Zulueta”

According to Ailene Averion, ABS-CBN Managing Director for Asia Pacific, “As a highly-diversified global brand, we continuously explore more content and avenues toreach a wider audience. In pursuit of our journey with Kapamilyas wherever they may be, we continue to improve on both the kind and quality of entertainment, providing more comfort for our kababayans and elevating their experience in the process.” Continue reading

ABS-CBN Executives Charo Santos-Concio, Malou Santos, and Cory Vidanes Among Metro’s 50 Filipina Achievers

ABS-CBN women leaders Charo Santos-Concio, Malou Santos, and Cory Vidanes are among the fifty wonder women featured in Metro magazine’s March issue who have demonstrated incredible achievements in various fields.

Charo, Malou, and Cory are chosen by Metro in their special feature as successful women who are worth emulating for their grit and passion to make their dreams come true.

Executive adviser to the chairman, chief content officer, and president of ABS-CBN University Charo Santos-Concio was described by the premier fashion magazine as a “truly inspiring individual” for conquering various roles in the media  beauty queen, award-winning actress, producer, and host of the hit drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” Continue reading

SKYcable Pay-Per-View Offers Back-To-Back Screenings of Star Cinema Blockbusters

Chill and bond with the entire family with the back-to-back screenings of Star Cinema blockbusters via SKY pay-per-view this March.

Have a laugh-out-loud time with the family with three days of unlimited back-to-back viewing of the two hit 2015 MMFF movies the highest grossing Pinoy film “Beauty and the Bestie” (starring Coco Martin and Vice Ganda) and the hit Star Cinema rom-com “All You Need Is Pag-Ibig” (with an all-star cast led by Kris Aquino, Derek Ramsay, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim) when you avail of the pay-per-view package from March 16 to April 15 for only P199.

Avid fans of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo can relive the love story of Popoy and Basha from the very beginning to their happily ever after with the back-to-back screenings of “One More Chance” and “A Second Chance.” Feel the “kilig” once more with three days of unlimited viewing until March 27, also for only P199. Continue reading

ABS-CBN TVplus Launches Kapamilya Box Office Channel with One-Month Free Screening of Star Cinema Blockbusters

Here’s a reason why you should upgrade your family’s home entertainment to ABS-CBN TVplus soon: with the launch of its new channel, the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO), you get to watch Star Cinema movies for one month, for free.

The free trial promo, which airs during weekends, gives Filipino families more chances to experience quality Kapamilya entertainment as it features hit movies across all genres in crystal clear digital TV viewing.

Well-loved Star Cinema films such as “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin,” “Praybeyt Benjamin,” “A Very Special Love,” “She’s Dating The Gangster,” “Feng Shui,” “My Amnesia Girl,” and Ekstra” are among the film titles that will be showcased on March 26-27, April 2-3, April 9-10, and April 16-17.

The free trial comes with a “Dolce Amore” catchup marathon, where Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil give viewers the chance to experience life’s greatest adventure falling in love.

All ABS-CBN TVplus users who already own an ABS-CBN mobile SIM may avail of the Kapamilya Box Office free one month trial by texting KBO <TVplus box ID> to 2131 using an ABS-CBNmobile SIM for free. Once registered, users simply need to press SCAN on the TVplus remote control to activate KBO on the ABS-CBN TVplus‘ 7th channel. Continue reading

Star Cinema Brings Lav Diaz’s Award-Winning “Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis” to Philippine Theaters

Star Cinema, the film production arm of ABS-CBN Corporation, is bringing the Berlinale Film Festival Silver Bear-winning “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” closer to the Filipino people through a nationwide screening starting Black Saturday, March 26.

An eight-hour long epic, Lav Diaz’s internationally-acclaimed historical film  features two big names from ABS-CBN’s stable of stars – John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual.

Cruz and Pascual play as Crisostomo Ibarra/Simoun and Isagani, characters from national hero Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, respectively. Director Lav Diaz examines this myth, and legend, of Andres Bonifacio, who was a prominent figure of the Philippine Revolution, and undertakes another expedition into the eventful history of his native land. The film’s various loosely interwoven narrative threads are held together by an exploration of the role of the individual in history and their involvement in political and social developments. Continue reading

Malou Santos Named Star Creatives Chief Operating Officer

ABS-CBN Corporation announced the appointment of Malou Santos as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Star Creatives, effective February 15, 2016.

As COO, Malou will continue to provide leadership, management, and vision to ensure that Star Creatives continues to dominate the entertainment industry through its production of high-caliber films, primetime drama, and multi-platform Filipino music.

She will also continue to strengthen Star Music, the music arm of ABS-CBN, through live events production, radio programming, and artist development and management.

Under Malou’s leadership, Star Cinema cemented its reputation as the leading film studio in the country that has produced quality films catered to Filipino preferences. Its market leadership has been proven through its dominance of the local box office. The top 10 highest-grossing Filipino movies of all time were all produced by Star Cinema, including “Beauty and the Bestie,” the highest-grossing Filipino film in history and “A Second Chance,” the highest grossing non-Metro Manila Film Festival local film of all time. Star Cinema has also expanded its distribution system to reach not only local audiences but also Filipinos all over the world.

Malou is a principal player behind the success of Asia’s longest-running and award-winning drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and other world-class primetime dramas such as “Pangako Sa ’Yo,” “Forevermore,” “The Legal Wife,” “Princess and I,” “Lobo,” “Magkaribal,” “Maging Sino Ka Man,” and “Imortal,” among others.

She is a recipient of the Communication Excellence in Organizations (CEO Excel) Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines in 2013 for her masterful use of communication in the course of her remarkable work to fulfill Star Cinema’s mission, to share stories of inspiration and hope to all Filipinos.

Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo Blockbuster Film Hit The Right Notes This Valentine’s Day

On Sunday, February 14, you have a date with Cinema One’s Sunday Blockbusters as it treats you to the premiere TV screening of multi-million blockbuster hit “The Breakup Playlist”, produced by Star Cinema  and Viva Films.

This romantic drama film starring Piolo Pascual  and Sarah Geronimo  is written by blockbuster maker Antonette Jadaone and directed by her real beau Dan Villegas.  They gave to life characters of law student Trixie (Geronimo) and musician Gino (Pascual), whose paths cross because of their love for music. The two collaborate in a song and sparks fly for them and develop feelings for each other which eventually work for and against them. Continue reading

“A Second Chance” Hits P566M in Box Office; Makes History as New Highest Grossing Filipino Film

Star Cinema’s “A Second Chance” is now the highest grossing Filipino movie all time after raking in P566 million worldwide since it opened in theaters last November 25.

The highly anticipated sequel to 2007’s hit movie “One More Chance” topbilled by John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo has taken over the combined local and international box office record set by the 2014 Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga-starrer “Starting Over Again.”

Aside from being a phenomenal hit, “A Second Chance” also created milestones in the PH movie industry being the first local film to earn more than half a billion in the box office. Continue reading

TFC@theMovies Brings Much-Anticipated, Iconic Movie ‘A Second Chance’ Worldwide

After creating history in the Philippine movie industry and continuing to break box office records to date with about a Php 100M in ticket sales three days after its release, “A Second Chance” is set to unfold to audiences worldwide, eager to see the sequel to one of the most iconic Filipino romantic films of all time in, “One More Chance.”

Now officially recorded as the Philippine film with the highest ticket sales on its opening day, outside the Metro Manila Film Festival, “A Second Chance,” is the sequel to “One More Chance,” the movie which has created a cult following of Filipino fans worldwide for its memorable lines and inspiring story of Popoy (played by John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (played by Bea Alonzo) who give each other an opportunity to love again.

With a huge number of Filipinos who could relate to one of the most beautiful stories told on Philippine cinema, the first movie has already spawned a CD and DVD version and have been screened worldwide via Pay-per-View on TFC and TFC.tv. The movie which stars two of the countries’ biggest on-screen partners, also produced a book version eight years after it first touched the hearts of moviegoers worldwide, making it a veritable part of the Filipino pop-culture.

According to Bea, more than them deserving praise for influencing Filipino romantics and even the new generation or the millennials’ perception on love, she is even more delighted as to how their movie and their characters have been accepted. “I am very proud of the Filipino audience na tinatanggap nila ng ganito ang pelikula (I am very proud of how receptive the Filipino audience has been of our movie.” Bea says. Continue reading

ABS-CBN Wins 23 CMMA Awards

ABS-CBN Corporation bagged a total of 23 recognitions at the recently held 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for its socially relevant and values-laden programs and special projects.

ABS-CBN went home with 11 recognitions from the television categories that include Best News Program for “ANC’s The World Tonight,” Best Children and Youth Program for “Nathaniel,” Best Public Service Program for “Mission Possible,” Best TV Ad–Public Service category for ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management’s “Thank You sa Malasakit, Pope Francis” campaign tied with ABS-CBN Cebu’s “Panguma” campaign about farming.

Special Citations were also given to “TV Patrol Visayas” of ABS-CBN Cebu for the News Program category, while “Docucentral’s Ang Mabuting Pastol: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas,” “Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas,” and “Mukha: Pagsisikap” were cited for the Special Coverage and News Magazine categories. “Ryan Ryan Musikahan: Home for Christmas” of Jeepney TV and “Docucentral: Ako at ang Papa,” meanwhile, were cited for the TV Special category.

ABS-CBN’s flagship AM station DZMM also brought home honors headlined by “Failon Ngayon sa DZMM” for Best News Commentary, “DZMM Lenten Drama Special” for Best Drama Program, “Salitang Buhay” for Best Counseling Program, and “Dr. Love Always and Forever” for Best Entertainment Program while “DZMM Red Alert” received a Special Citation for the Educational Program category. Continue reading

TFC Brings Everyday I Love You Worldwide via TFC@theMovies, PPV on TFC & TFC.tv this November

ABS-CBN’s breakthrough love team, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil and Kapamilya Heartthrob Gerald Anderson star for the first time in Star Cinema’s newest romantic drama offering, “Everyday I Love You” which will be brought to cinemas by TFC@theMovies, to screens via Pay Per View on The Filipino Channel (PPV on TFC) and online via TFC.tv in selected countries and states worldwide this November.

Directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar, who helmed numerous Star Cinema box office hits such as “Catch Me…I’m in Love” (2011), “She’s The One” (2013), “Bride For Rent” (2014), and “Crazy Beautiful You” (2015), and with a script written by the talented team of Gillian Ebreo, Katherine Labayen, Iris Lacap, and Vanessa R. Valdez, “Everyday I Love You” is a film that celebrates the value of patience, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness.

“Everyday I Love You” is centered on the intertwined stories of its three major characters, Tristan, Audrey, and Ethan. Audrey (Liza Soberano) patiently waits for her boyfriend Tristan (Gerard Anderson) to wake up from his comatose state. As she makes ends meet to support the financial needs of Tristan, she meets Ethan (Enrique Gil) who willingly helps her with her financial problems.  Audrey and Ethan eventually develop a mutual affection for each other, which greatly confuses Audrey especially when Tristan wakes up from his coma. Continue reading