Biggest show on earth with TV5's 'Go5!' party-A A +A
Monday, January 21, 2013
THE highlight of all highlights of the four-day trip of the Visayas and Mindanao media was TV5's Go5! party at the Newport Mall of Resorts World Manila last January 15.
The grandest show of force from at least 120 Kapatid stars as they paraded TV5's 11 new programs for this year.
It was a glitzy night that could easily leave one star-struck as the we hobnobbed with the likes of Nora Aunor, Marvin Agustin, Arnell Ignacio, Edu Manzano, Joey de Leon and hunk Derek Ramsay to name a few.
No less than TV5 chair Manuel V. Pangilinan lead the opening remarks with a speech met with thunderous applause.
"If you recall, we invested in TV5 about three years ago, against considerable skepticism about there Being room for a third major network. We've made Considerable progress since that time, growing our revenues, our creative talents, our news and Public affairs, our audience share – from 3% then to Anywhere between 15% to 17% today. Thank you to all of you for your support," he said in his speech.
"After those three years, we've reached an inflection Point in our short corporate life. Now, the critical question before us is how can we enhance our market position further? I hope the new shows and
Fresh faces you've just seen gave a glimpse of where we're going. Whatever the answer might be, I know that this next phase will be more challenging to TV5. The climb will be steeper, the road will be longer. That said, our vision for the broadcast business goes beyond television. That's where we're different. We're not only a media company, we're also a telco, firmly embedded in the digital universe where daily lives are gradually being changed by Digital technologies. We are best equipped to develop a wide range of media platforms which can touch the lives of more Filipinos, here and abroad in more ways than the television screen," he said.
It was a night to remember, a night to cherish. And the party just started.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 21, 2013.