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At GTV 'It's Showtime' signing, GMA Network's Gozon says 'TV war is over'


"It's Showtime" formally signed a contract with GMA's GTV on Wednesday afternoon.

Executives from the media giants were present, led by GMA Network’s chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, Senior Vice President for Programming, Talent Management, Worldwide and Support Group, and President and CEO of GMA Films Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, President and COO Jimmy Duavit Jr., and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong.

ABS-CBN’s President and CEO Carlo L. Katigbak, Chairman Mark L. Lopez, COO for Broadcast Cory Vidanes, and Officer-in-Charge of Finance Group Paul Piedad were also present.

In his speech, Gozon said, “Siguro pwede na natin sabihin ngayon, without any fear of contradiction, na yung competition, ‘yung tinatawag ng mga media practitioners na' TV war,' is finally over."

“At ang talagang makikinabang nito is, of course, ang mga manunuod,” he added.

Gozon also said that GMA Network's GTV is more than happy to provide a new home to "It's Showtime."

“Gusto kong sabihin sa pagkakataon na 'to na malugod naming tinatanggap ang popular program na ‘It’s Showtime’,” he said.

"It's Showtime" has signed a contract with GMA Network's GTV on Wednesday at SEDA Vertis North, Quezon City, with hosts Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Jhong Hilario, Kim Chiu, Amy Perez, Ogie Alcasid, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Ryan Bang, Ion Perez, MC, Lassy, Jackie Gonzaga, and Cianne Dominguez present.

Hosts Iya Villania and Robi Domingo couldn't help but notice Anne Curtis and Kim Chiu turning emotional as the signing happened.

"Tears of joy!" Robi Domingo exclaimed.  

"It's Showtime" will have its GTV premiere on July 1 at 11:30am, after which it will air from Monday to Saturday at 12nn.— LA, GMA Integrated News

 

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