Hosted by Korina Sanchez-Roxas, 56, “Rated Korina” will premiere on TV5 soon. The Philippine television news magazine and lifestyle show originally premiered as “Rated K” on ABS-CBN on May 16, 2004.
Starting October 24, 2020, “Rated Korina” will air on TV5 every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. It will be followed by “Oh my Dad!” at 5:00 p.m.
“I feel blessed that I didn’t have to wait so long to get back on free TV,” Sanchez stated. “I have many friends in TV5 so it’s like having a family again. Tuloy ang ligaya! (The fun goes on!) ”
Sanchez is one of the recent additions to TV5’s current talent roster. The network’s programming partner and major block timer is Cignal TV.
“TV5 has something for everybody,” Cignal TV and TV5 president and CEO Robert P. Galang stated. “We aim to deliver a fresh new perspective at how audiences enjoy the network’s entertainment, news and sports programs. The new program line-up does not only set the bar higher for innovativeness and production values but also reinforces TV5’s vision to become a formidable force in Philippine television as it continues to challenge traditional programming standards and reinvigorate the network’s adaptability to survive and thrive in this pandemic and beyond.”
The news of the partnership of TV5 with block timers comes months after Cignal TV and TV5 chairman Manny V. Pangilinan declared an open invitation. In August 2020, he said, “We are revving up our entertainment content creation and will need creatives, talents, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, etc.”
Pangilinan said Cignal TV and TV5 are offering alternative jobs for displaced workers in the entertainment industry. This is a clear display that the priorities of the network is to give a helping hand and keep people afloat amidst the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Together with Cignal TV and TV5, Archangel Media has launched its slew of programs. Brightlight Productions is also one of the most recent block time partners of the network.