APT Entertainment

APT Entertainment, Inc. is a television and film production company in the Philippines.

APT Entertainment
Subsidiary
FoundedLoyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
(1994; 26 years ago (1994))
Headquarters,
Key people
Antonio P. Tuviera, (Chairman, President and CEO)
Joselito C. Oconer, (Senior Vice President and COO)
ProductsMotion pictures and television Programs
ParentTAPE Inc.

HistoryEdit

APT Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of TAPE Inc., and the producer of the longest-running noontime variety show, Eat Bulaga!. APT stands for Antonio P. Tuviera, its co-owner and chairman who is also a producer of Eat Bulaga!, along with his business partner Malou Choa-Fagar. APT Entertainment is a partner of the GMA Network.

APT Entertainment, Inc. is a content provider for television and a production company for movies and events which has been behind TV series such as Telesine, True Stories and Lenten Specials aired over the GMA Network.

APT Entertainment gave birth to television hits including Betty and the Beast, a comedy-drama with singer-songwriter Aiza Seguerra and actor-comedian Jimmy Santos, and H3O: Ha Ha Ha Over, a musical-gag show top-billed by comedy brilliants Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, aired on QTV (GMA Network subsidiary, now known as GMA News TV).

APT StudiosEdit

APT Studios
Former namesKB Entertainment Studios
General information
TypeTelevision Studios
LocationMarcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal
OpenedDecember 8, 2018 (as APT Studios)
OwnerAPT Entertainment, TAPE Inc.
Design and construction
ArchitectBuensalido Architects

APT Studios is a state-of-the-art television studio located at Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal. It is currently the home studio of the longest-running noontime variety show in the Philippines, Eat Bulaga!, since its transfer to the studio on December 8, 2018[1] as part of its year-long celebration of the show's 40th anniversary.[2][3]

In 2015, a Facebook post became popular as it showed pictures of the on-going construction of a new studio for Eat Bulaga.[4] During that time, the AlDub phenomenon was very popular in the Kalyeserye segment of the noontime show and the demand for a larger audience area increased due to the said phenomena.

On November 23, 2018, a short teaser about the show's transfer to its new studio was aired and posted on the show's social media accounts.[5] It also uploaded several throwback videos on their social media platforms about the history of their former studios like the Broadcast City (1979–1987), Celebrity Sports Plaza (1987–1989, 1994–1995), ABS-CBN Studio 1 (1989–1994) and Broadway Centrum (1995–2018). It was on December 1, 2018 when the hosts officially announced the transfer of the show to its new studio now known as APT Studios.[6]

On December 8, 2018, Eat Bulaga! aired its first live episode from the APT Studios.[7] The opening number was led by the winners of Hype Kang Bata Ka and the hosts of EB!, and it ended with the singing of the Eat Bulaga! theme song, including Senate President Tito Sotto, who usually appeared on the show during occasions. The said transfer of the show to its new studio is one of the highlights of its year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary on television.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the management of Eat Bulaga! decided to suspend the admissions of live studio audiences beginning March 9, 2020, this is to ensure the safety of everyone watching the show live in the studio.[8]

On June 8, 2020, Eat Bulaga! resumed broadcasting from the studio. However, audience attendance is still suspended.

On August 4, 2020, APT Studios is temporarily disallowed back to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila and nearby provinces due to Medical workers are temporarily timeout as well as massive problems on the Coronavirus outbreak.

Film productionEdit

As production companyEdit

As distributorEdit

  • Txt (2006)
  • Fuchsia (2009)
  • Ded na si Lolo (2009)
  • Litsonero (2009)
  • Agaton & Mindy (2009)
  • Kamoteng kahoy (2009)
  • Bente (2009)

As miscellaneous companyEdit

  • Smith & Wesson (1988) – Filming Facilities
  • Iputok Mo...Dadapa Ako! (1990) – Filming Facilities
  • Sam & Miguel: Your Basura, No Problema (1992) – Filming Facilities
  • Ang Tange Kong Pag-ibig (1992) – Filming facilities
  • Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Labada, Darling! (1994) – Filming facilities
  • Lab en Kisses (1997) – Filming facilities
  • Biyudo si Daddy, Biyuda si Mommy (1997) – Filming facilities

Television productionsEdit

Currently-produced showsEdit

Aired on GMA Network

Previously-produced showsEdit

Holy Week dramasEdit

APT Entertainment Lenten Specials are traditionally aired during Black Saturday on GMA Network.

Year Airing Date Title
2000 April 22 Marcelino
2001 April 14 Siyang Pinagpala, Isa Awit Ni Bernadette
2002 March 30 May Milagroso Pa Nga Ba?
2003 April 19 Via Crusis
2004 April 10 Angel Villa
2005 March 26 Sa Kamay Ng Diyos
2006 April 15 Milagroso
2007 April 7 Unico Hijo
2008 March 22 Sentenciada
2009 April 11 Sugat ng Kahapon
2010 April 3 Anghel Sa Lupa
2011 April 23 Maestra
2012 April 7 Pinagpala Sa Babaeng Lahat
2013 March 30 Perpetua
2014 April 19 Panalangin
2015 April 4 Pag-Uwi
2016 March 26 Pagsubok
2017 April 15 Selda 1430
2018 March 31 Elehiya
2019 April 20 The Journey
2021 April 3 TBA

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eat Bulaga! (2018-12-07), Ang Bagong Bahay ng Eat Bulaga | December 8, 2018, retrieved 2019-06-14
  2. ^ "'Eat Bulaga,' lilipat na bukas sa APT Studios sa Cainta, Rizal mula sa Broadway Centrum". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  3. ^ GMA News (2018-12-08), Mas malaki at bagong APT Studios, bagong tahanan ng Eat Bulaga, retrieved 2019-06-14
  4. ^ "Gruppo Struktura, Inc". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  5. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick. "Is Eat Bulaga moving to a new studio?". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  6. ^ Nel Andrade (2018-12-05). "'Eat Bulaga' moving to Cainta, Rizal". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  7. ^ Santos, Jamil (2018-12-08). "'Eat Bulaga', lumipat na sa APT Studios sa Rizal". gmanetwork.com (in Filipino). Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  8. ^ Staff, CNN Philippines (2020-03-09). "'Eat Bulaga' bans live audience amid coronavirus scare". cnnphilippines.com. Retrieved 2020-03-20.