ABS-CBN shows to air on Bro. Eddie's channel
Zoe Broadcasting said it would be rebranding its VHF (very high frequency) Channel 11 as “A2Z” starting October, which would be "the home of the newest TV experience for Filipinos as it offers relevant, informative and entertaining content geared towards spiritual strengthening." The programs include entertainment shows, educational content, public service programs, and movies produced by ABS-CBN Corp. of the Lopez Group. and would start airing Oct. 10. Villanueva reportedly met with President Rodrigo Duterte in a prayer meeting at Malacanang to inform him about the deal with ABS-CBN, according to a local news website. He had accompanied Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, the presumed Speaker-in-waiting. The party-list solon, who also founded the evangelical Jesus is Lord Church, is also the father of Senator Joel Villanueva. “The rebranded VHF channel will serve viewers with uplifting and inspiring shows of life, love and hope, educational programs, local and foreign movies, and some of the best-loved ABS-CBN shows through a block time arrangement and programs from licensors like Christian Broadcasting Network, Knowledge Channel and others,” Zoe Broadcasting said. Some of the programs on Zoe’s Light TV 33 on UHF (ultra-high frequency) will also air on A2Z, the company said. In a separate statement, ABS-CBN said “starting Saturday [Oct. 10], some entertainment shows and movies of ABS-CBN would be seen on the newly rebranded A2Z channel 11 through an agreement between ABS-CBN and Zoe Broadcasting Network Inc.” The Lopez firm did not say if its influential news programs would be included in the block time deal. ABS-CBN said it continued to produce content for various companies, platforms and audiences here and abroad. “ABS-CBN and Zoe are committed to work together to provide entertainment, public service programs and educational content to the public,” it said.