The iconic comedy trio of former Sen. Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon are now official members of the Kapatid network.
The popular trio, representing TVJ Productions, sealed an investment partnership with TV5 network led by business magnate Manny V. Pangilinan on Tuesday. The investment deal involves the co-production of the still untitled variety show on TV5 network starting July 1.
The signing of the investment deal was sealed almost three weeks after TVJ parted ways with TAPE Inc., production firm behind the country’s longest running variety program “Eat Bulaga” over a bitter feud.
At the Media Day held on Tuesday, Pangilinan welcomed TVJ to the Kapatid network.
“I would like to extend a warm welcome to Tito Sen, to Vic Sotto, to Joey and of course to Dabarkads, a warm welcome from all of us, from TV5 and Cignal,” he said.
“This afternoon we signed an investment agreement with TVJ Productions and we are indeed grateful to all of you, to all TVJ Productions and the staff and of course the talents of TVJ,” he said.
Pangilinan acknowledged that the entry of TVJ to TV5 would certainly enhance the entertainment portfolio of the network.
“This is a consequential event for TV 5 in our 10-year journey as a free-to-air broadcast station. I think this is a significant addition to the increasing entertainment portfolio of TV5,” he said.
“We are indeed grateful to all of you for being part of the Kapatid family and we look forward to a productive and long partnership with TVJ and with all of you,” he said.
Excited about the transfer of TVJ, Pangilinan likewise assured the trio of the full support of TV5 network, Cignal TV, PLDT and Smart Communications.
“We’re very excited and we just want to assure them of the full support not only of TV5 but also of Cignal TV, the full complement of the media assets of the group, and indeed the entire group. PLDT is here, Smart. I represent the group as well. So we assure you of our support in the many years with them,” he said.
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