November 9, 2023
Tagalog-dubbed Korean films to air in tvN's linear channels with Cignal
MANILA, Philippines – tvN has launched linear TV channels tvN Movies Pinoy and tvN Premium in partnership with Cignal TV.
tvN Movies Pinoy is a Tagalog-dubbed channel that brings the vibrant world of Korean films to Filipino audiences in their own language; this complements tvN Premium, a high definition (HD) channel that features the latest Korean dramas and shows.
For Cignal subscribers, tvN Movies Pinoy is now available on Channel 39, while tvN Premium replaces tvN Asia, now on Channel 237. tvN Movies Pinoy is also available on Video-on-Demand (VOD) through Cignal TV’s streaming platform, Cignal Play.
November 6, 2023
Park Hyun-Sik to visit Philippines for fan conference
MANILA, Philippines – South Korean actor and singer Park Hyung-sik will be in the Philippine next year to grace a fan conference, his management agency PCStudio announced Monday.
The fan conference, titled “SIKcret Time”, is slated February 17, 2024 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Hyung-sik expressed enthusiasm to meet his Filipino fans in the event organized by MQLive in partnership with TONZ Entertainment.
October 25, 2023
The STAR, TV5 bag MOPC journalism awards
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Overseas Press Club (MOPC) formally conferred the “Newspaper of the Year” award on The Philippine STAR yesterday.
The STAR editor-in-chief Ana Marie Pamintuan was recognized as “Journalist of the Year.”
The MOPC said Pamintuan embodied the “best in Philippine journalism today – brainy, hardworking, fair and balanced, courageous, global in values, local in relevance and unyielding in the search for truth, freedom and justice.”
October 11, 2023
Cignal flexes strength with golden Asian Games coverage
MANILA, Philippines – Following its successful broadcast of the FIBA World Cup 2023, the country’s leading pay television provider Cignal TV delivered world-class, innovative coverage of the recently concluded 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
From start to finish of the 16-day Asiad, Filipino sports fans were able to follow the competitions through Cignal platforms such as the free-to-air One Sports channel, Pay TV channel One Sports+, and its OTT service, Pilipinas Live.
October 2, 2023
Radyo5 TRUE FM’s Pursuit of Excellence Rewarded with “Best Radio Station” Award and Improved Ratings
MANILA, Philippines - Radyo5 TRUE FM has marked another important milestone by winning the “Best Radio Station” award at the recently concluded 11th Makatao Awards of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).
This recognition highlights the big strides that Radyo 5 has made since it successfully rebranded its radio station in March of this year and transformed its programming to deliver truthful and impactful news and public services shows on the FM band.
According to NIELSEN ratings, the station holds the No. 7 position in the FM band and the No. 8 spot among all radio stations in the country, surpassing DZBB, which ranks No. 10. Meanwhile, based on KANTAR ratings, TRUE FM secured the Top 5 spot for the second quarter of 2023.
Moreover, Radyo5 TRUE FM has boosted its weekly listenership, which now stands at an impressive 23%. The number of its Facebook followers has reached 5.2 million, making it the most followed radio station page in the country.
These metrics confirm the significant progress that the station has made in becoming the top choice of radio listeners for “real, relatable and reliable content” anchored on its battlecry, “Dito Tayo sa Totoo!”
TRUE FM’s leading programs include Mon Gualvez’s “Bangyon Bayan with Mon,” “Ted Failon & DJ Chacha,” the flagship news program “Radyo5: Balita Pilipinas,” Lourd De Veyra’s “Sana Lourd,” Danton Remoto’s “Pinoy Konek,” Bro. Jun Banaag’s “Dr. Love,” Senator Raffy Tulfo’s “Wanted sa Radyo,” Dr. Edinell Calvario’s “Healing Galing,” Cristy Fermin’s “Cristy Ferminute,” and more.
“With these achievements, Radyo5 TRUE FM reaffirms its commitment to transparency, accuracy, and fairness in journalism while continuing to provide quality content that resonates with its target audience,” said Raul M. Dela Cruz, Radyo5 TRUE FM General Manager.
“Tune in to the country’s real, relatable, and reliable radio station and find out why more and more listeners are getting hooked to Radyo5 TRUE FM’s engaging programs.” he added.
For more information and updates, check out Radyo5 TRUE FM’s social media pages on Facebook, the X app, and TikTok.
September 27, 2023
UAAP hoops accessible to Filipinos worldwide via Pilipinas Live
MANILA, Philippines – Cignal TV on Wednesday announced that the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament will be made available to sports enthusiasts in the Philippines and around the world through its OTT streaming platform Pilipinas Live.
September 27, 2023
BBC Lifestyle launches on Cignal TV in the Philippines
27 September 2023 – BBC Studios announced today at APOS that it will launch its linear channel BBC Lifestyle on Cignal TV, a subscription-based direct-to-home satellite television service provider in the Philippines.
BBC Lifestyle will be available on Cignal TV from 1 October 2023 onwards, joining two existing premium BBC Studios’ channels, BBC Earth and BBC News.
September 27, 2023
Cignal becomes official broadcast, digital partner of NBA, NBA 2K League in Philippines
More exciting basketball coming your way!
The National Basketball Association [NBA], the NBA 2K League, and leading media network Cignal TV, Inc. announced that NBA and NBA 2K League games and original programming will air in the Philippines through Cignal’s channels across free-to-air and satellite television and will stream on Cignal’s over-the-top streaming service Pilipinas Live.
September 15, 2023
FIBA lauds Philippine broadcast coverage of Basketball World Cup
MANILA, Philippines – After more than two weeks of nonstop basketball action, the FIBA World Cup 2023 held in Manila came to a close last September 10.
Excitement ran at an all-time high for the local fans, as the Philippines enjoyed the honor of hosting the world’s best teams as they battled it out for basketball supremacy.
Records were broken: The opening match between Gilas Pilipinas and the Dominican Republic at the Philippine Arena last August 25 set the FIBA World Cup record for live attendance as some 38,115 fans witnessed history unfold.
August 25, 2023
Meet Pearl: Landmark collaboration introduces digital human technology in FIBA World Cup
PLDT, MediaQuest Holdings, Cignal TV, and NTT DATA have joined forces to introduce an innovative offering for basketball enthusiasts attending the FIBA World Cup in Manila.
The collaboration will introduce Pearl, the country’s first "Digital Human," enabling local and international fans to engage in conversations digitally.
“We are thrilled at the chance to bring these next-generation technologies to Filipino basketball fans as we adapt more innovative and customer-centric digital solution,” said PLDT and Smart Communications president and CEO Al Panlilio, who's concurrently president of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
August 11, 2023
GOMBURZA | MQuest Ventures Inc. and JesCom Films bring GomBurZa to the big screen
A new film about “GomBurZa” – the iconic trio of Filipino priests whose deaths in 1872 helped spark the Philippine Revolution of 1898 – will soon be released in Philippine cinemas.
The roles of the three priests – Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora – are played by actors Dante Rivero, Cedric Juan and Enchong Dee, respectively. The film also features leading actors such as Piolo Pascual, Epi Quizon, Jaime Fabregas and Carlitos Siguion-Reyna. GomBurZa is directed by award-winning filmmaker Pepe Diokno.
June 27, 2023
Cignal TV unveils Pilipinas Live app to ‘reshape landscape of sports viewing’
It’s a brand new app for the ultimate sports fan.
You want unlimited sports entertainment at your fingertips? Cignal TV got you covered!
Enter Pilipinas Live.
It’s a new sports app for the ultimate sports fan launched by Cignal TV to “revolutionize the way fans consume sporting events.”
June 7, 2023
'Tuloy pa rin ang tuwa't saya na aming dala': Tito, Vic, Joey, Dabarkads transfer to TV5
MANILA, Philippines — The trio of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon and the rest of the Dabarkards are now Kapatids.
TV5's MediaQuest Holdings, Inc announced earlier today that TVJ and the Dabarkads have entered into an agreement to produce content for TV5 and other MediaQuest platforms.
"The deal opens yet another chapter in the long-running, celebrated entertainment careers of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon," MediaQuest said.
May 22, 2023
BUILDING ON SUCCESS | MediaQuest supports rise of Philippine esports
National esports team, Sibol, delivered their best performance yet in an international competition by winning two gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the recently concluded 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia.
Sibol brought home gold medals for Wild Rift and Mobile Legends-Men, a silver for Mobile Legends-Women, and bronze medals for Crossfire, Valorant, and PUBG Mobile-Individual.
December 1, 2022
MediaQuest officers join KBP Board
TWO senior officers of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. took their oath as members of the board of directors of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) before President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. in Malacañang on Nov. 25. Shown in photo along with the newly inducted KBP board of directors are Cignal TV VP/Head of Industry and Regulatory Affairs Erwin V. Galang (farthest left) and Nation Broadcasting Corp. General Manager Raul M. Dela Cruz (farthest right).
January 30, 2020
From distributing channels to producing innovative and intelligent content
One of the sectors within the media industry Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) initially entered through MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. is direct broadcast satellite. After the firm acquired a majority stake in the then GV Broadcasting System in 2007 and renamed it to Mediascape, Inc. the following year, a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service known by many as Cignal was launched in 2009.
January 30, 2020
An icon of Philippine media
The all-encompassing wave of change has hit Philippine media, well before renowned business magnate Manuel “Manny” V. Pangilinan had come in. Digital media were supplanting newspapers, and both television and radio networks as the Filipino consumer’s main and preferred source of information and entertainment.