Broadcast leaders MediaQuest Holdings, TV5, and Nine Media, through Nine Media’s airtime agreement with RPN, have sealed a landmark collaboration to launch RPTV, the newest free-to-air channel offering sports, news, and entertainment designed for all members of the Filipino family.


MEDIA LEADERS TEAM UP TO LAUNCH RPTV — Shown in photo ( L-R) Mediaquest Holdings Group CFO John L. Andal, TV5 CFO Pierre S. Buhay, TV5 President & CEO Guido R. Zaballero, Nine Media Corporation President Benjamin Ramos, MediaQuest Holdings President & CEO Jane J. Basas, and Nine Media Corporation CFO Leon Dy)

The contract was signed at the TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong, where MediaQuest Holdings President and CEO Jane J. Basas, TV5 President and CEO Guido R. Zaballero, and Nine Media Corporation President Benjamin V. Ramos formalized a content distribution, sales and marketing services agreement for the new channel.

“The deal arose from the previous agreement that saw TV5’s PBA and EAT Bulaga! airing on Channel 9 on weekends beginning January,” said MediaQuest President and CEO Jane J. Basas. “Both parties saw a good opportunity for a more robust collaboration for a unique channel that puts together some of the most sought-after sports and entertainment content that the MediaQuest group has to offer”, Basas explained.

“This agreement brings together TV5 and MediaQuest’s vast library of programs and Nine Media’s broadcast network access and nationwide reach,” said TV5 President and CEO Guido Zaballero.

“Our collaboration with Nine Media allows us to reach more Filipinos and deliver our commitment to provide the entertainment, sports, news, and public service content that they love.” added Zaballero.

RPTV launched last February 1 and is available on Channel 9 Analog, Channel 19 DTT, Channel 18.3 DTT, over 300 cable and satellite providers nationwide, and streaming live via the Cignal Play OTT App.

Originally published on Manila Bulletin.