TV5 (formerly known as ABC, ABC 5, 5, and The 5 Network) is a Philippine free-to-air television network based in Mandaluyong. It is the flagship property of TV5 Network, Inc. with Cignal TV as its main content provider, both owned by MediaQuest Holdings, the multimedia arm of Philippine-based telecommunications company PLDT. TV5 is also formally referred to as "The Kapatid Network", the Tagalog term for "sibling", which was introduced in 2010.
Named after its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWET-TV, which are carried in VHF Channel 5 (analog broadcast) and UHF Channel 51 (digital test broadcast; though the latter is licensed to TV5's sister company Mediascape/Cignal TV) with channel 18 served as a permanent assigned digital frequency. TV5 is also broadcasting to 7 other owned-and-operated stations and 7 affiliate television stations nationwide. Its programming is also available outside the Philippines through Kapatid Channel and AksyonTV International.
After ABS-CBN's shutdown on May 5, 2020, TV5 hired many of ABS-CBN's personalities like Alex Gonzaga, Billy Crawford, Pokwang, K Brosas, among others. The network has also hired some of Eat Bulaga!'s hosts like Vic Sotto, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, and Ryan Agoncillo.
After Sunday Noontime Live! aired its final episode on January 17, 2021 and ABS-CBN had a blocktime and partnership agreement with TV5 and Cignal, TV5 started airing ASAP Natin 'To and FPJ: Da King on January 24, 2021.
Personalities who moved to TV5[edit | edit source]
ABS-CBN/Kapamilya Channel/Kapamilya Online Live/A2Z programming simulcast through TV5[edit | edit source]
- ASAP Natin 'To (since January 24, 2021)
- FPJ Da King (since January 24, 2021)
- FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (since March 8, 2021)
- Ang sa Iyo ay Akin (March 8-19, 2021)
- Walang Hanggang Paalam (March 8-April 16, 2021)
- Pinoy Big Brother: Connect (March 8-14, 2021)
- Huwag Kang Mangamba (since March 22, 2021)
- Init sa Magdamag (since April 19, 2021)