Three weeks after the Congress denied the network of its new franchise, ABS-CBN has restructured for a digital comeback by launching Kapamilya Online Live, an online platform that livestreams its new and well-loved shows.
Offered for free and without any subscription fee on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube and Facebook pages, the network started offering a mix of current shows and classic Kapamilya programs on Aug. 1. The platform also allows viewers to catch the latest episodes of their favorite shows, which are available on-demand in the next 24 hours after their simulcast.
“Kapamilya Online Live is the newest home of ABS-CBN’s well-loved shows that Filipinos miss watching on TV. Our bond with our Kapamilya is unbreakable, and we will continue finding ways to be with them and provide entertainment to Filipinos despite the non-renewal of our broadcast franchise,” Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN’s chief operating officer of broadcast, said in a statement sent to Manila Standard Entertainment.
On YouTube, Kapamilya Online Live streams continuously throughout the day from as early as 7:40 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.. On Facebook, on the other hand, viewers can catch their favorite shows on regular timeslots with scheduled breaks between timeblocks. Livestreaming of shows on both platforms is available exclusively in the Philippines.
It’s programing starts with Magandang Buhay, Magpahanggang Wakas, and MMK in the morning block, and continue with It’s Showtime, Love Thy Woman, and The General’s Daughter in the afternoon.
On primetime, Kapamilya Online Live initially stream in its first three weeks FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano episodes that were previously aired on Kapamilya Channel on cable and satellite TV before new episodes come out in the fourth week. Viewers will also be able to watch 100 Days to Heaven, Forevermore, Los Bastardos, and A Soldier’s Heart for the rest of the night.
Every Saturday, the morning lineup features Halik and It’s Showtime, followed Wansapanataym and I Feel U in the afternoon, and Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo’s Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan and It’s Showtimesa Primetime in the evening.
Kapamilya Online Live’s Sunday programming, meanwhile, includes Pangako Sa ‘Yo, ASAP Natin ‘To, and Ipaglaban Mo in the morning and Angel Locsin’s Iba ‘Yan and Be Careful With My Heart in the evening.
During the simulcast of TV Patrol and The World Tonight, meanwhile, viewers will be redirected from Kapamilya Online Live to ABS-CBN News’ YouTube channel and Facebook page. For the complete programming schedule, visit kapamilyaonlinelive.com.
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