Viva Television

Viva Television Corporation or Viva Television is a Philippine television production company that is owned by Viva Entertainment.

Viva Television Corporation
Subsidiary of Viva Entertainment
IndustryTelevision Production
FoundedOrtigas, Pasig City, Philippines (1986)
Key people
Vicente del Rosario, Jr. (Chairman of the Board and CEO)
Productstelevision programs
OwnerVicente del Rosario, Jr.
ParentViva Entertainment


To push its software across another medium, Viva Entertainment ventured into television production in 1986 thru local filmdom's hottest property Sharon Cuneta via The Sharon Cuneta Show. Her big screen success easily fueled her musical variety TV show to the top of the ratings where it stayed until mid-1997 (when she semi-retired).

Since then, Viva's television unit had branched out into drama anthologies, action features, and comedy fare for teens and yuppies. It is now a significant player among free TV blocktimers and has successfully spun off theatrical versions of its more popular youth-oriented shows.

In 2000, Viva Entertainment's subsidiary Viva Television acquired Vintage Enterprises (including Vintage Television on IBC Primetime block) from the Vélez group and changed its name to Viva TV as the Primetime Sports and Entertainment block on IBC, at the same day Viva TV set Philippine television ablaze when it pioneered the "game show" segment. These 2 shows were Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? hosted by Christopher de Leon and The Weakest Link hosted by Edu Manzano.

In 2002, Viva further enhanced its reputation as a star-maker and a trendsetter by producing and launching the highly successful talent search show: Star for a Night on IBC. The weekly program hosted by Regine Velasquez showcased the best among the young Filipino singing talents dressed up in a professional setting. This highly rated show led to the discovery of Sarah Geronimo and Mark Bautista, who are now established recording artists and TV/movie stars.

In 2003, Viva TV on IBC Primetime block went Off the Air after Viva decided did not renew a blocktime agreement with IBC to air the Viva TV Primetime block due to high blocktime costs and low ratings. In the same year, Viva co-produced with GMA Network another highly successful TV talent search program Search for a Star. This talent search program led to the discovery of Rachelle Ann Go and Raymond Manalo. Both are now also established recording artists and TV singing stars.

Viva's talent search success also spawned similar program formats from the 2 major free TV stations in the country.

In 2005, Viva is a co-producer of ABS-CBN's weekly talent search program Search for the Star in a Million. This program is envisioned to produce and discover another major singing star from among the country's best and brightest aspiring and young talents.

In 2006, Viva Television made a joint venture agreement with Prime Channel owner Apollo Global Corporation and became Viva Prime Channel. It lasted until 2011 when Viva sold back its stake in the joint-venture channel and Viva Prime was relaunched by Apollo Global as Pinoy Xtreme Channel.

In May 2011, Viva Television made a comeback to produce Viva classic blockbuster films to television with a Sunday afternoon series the 80's remake of the film franchise Bagets the teen oriented show entitled Bagets: Just Got Lucky which replaced its teen romance anthology Luv Crazy on the revamped channel TV5 which showcases new television dramas competing with top Philippine broadcasting pioneers ABS-CBN and GMA Network. On the third quarter lineup of TV5 introduced the 1991 film franchise turned Primetime TV series Ang Utol Kung Hoodlum, which was pushed back due to shooting arrangements, which was supposed to be released on July 18, 2011 replacing the primetime series Babaeng Hampaslupa but was replaced by its first HD primetime drama Rod Santiago's The Sisters the series ended on September 13, 2011, Ang Utol Kung Hoodlum was released on September 16, 2011, currently airing it starred Robin Padilla and Vina Morales in the original film and sequel, but now played by JC de Vera and Jasmine Curtis-Smith. An upcoming project to be produced by VIVA Television is P. S. I Love You a 1981 blockbuster film which starred Real to Reel life sweethearts Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta which tackles issues surrounding two young lovers, played by Bagets cast mates AJ Muhlach and Nadine Lustre, Gabby Concepcion will also be part of the cast and Dina Bonnevie it is confirmed to be under production and filming.[1]

On July 16, 2012, Viva Television revived Viva TV went back on the air after a 9 years hiatus, the channel was relaunched as the new 24 hour all-Filipino general Entertainment channel on Cable and Satellite, along with the launch of new programming except Popstar Diaries, which is the only Viva produced program from Pinoy Box Office.[2]

On December 13, 2015, Viva Television has partnered up with TV5 for programs for its block line up primarily of television series from its Entertainment Department. Proven reports have also been linked to two new shows for primetime such as Bakit Manipis ang Ulap? starring Claudine Barretto, Cesar Montano, Meg Imperial and Diether Ocampo and Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday (2016) reboot with Richard Gutierrez as Flávio


Lists of Viva Television-produced programsEdit

Show Year Channel Hosts/Actors
The Sharon Cuneta Show 1986–1988 IBC then to ABS-CBN Sharon Cuneta
Joey de Leon
Randy Santiago
Herbert Bautista
Jimmy Santos
Sa Direksyon ni Lino Brocka 1990 PTV Various Artists
Estudyante Blues 1990–1992 PTV Raymart Santiago
Mel Martinez
Kenneth Peralta
Marco Polo Garcia
Vincent Daffalong
Gelli de Belen
Alabang Girls 1992–1994 ABC (now The 5 Network) Andrew E.
Donita Rose
Ruby Rodriguez
Donna Cruz
Herbert Bautista
Anjo Yllana
Ober Da Bakod 1992–1997 GMA Network Leo Martinez
Janno Gibbs
Anjo Yllana
Haybol Rambol 1994–1995 GMA Network Charlene Gonzales
Nida Blanca
Redford White
Bayani Agbayani
Dennis Padilla
Benjie Paras
Kate en Boogie 1993–1994 GMA Network Dennis Padilla
Nanette Medved
Willie Revillame
Villa Quintana 1995–1997 GMA Network Donna Cruz
Keempee de Leon
Mikee 1994 GMA Network Mikee Cojuangco
T.G.I.S. 1995–1999 GMA Network Bobby Andrews
Onemig Bondoc
Angelu de Leon
Michael Flores
Rica Peralejo
Ciara Sotto
Red Sternberg
Raven Villanueva
Tierra Sangre 1996–1999 PTV then to RPN Charito Solis
Bobby Andrews
Jennifer Sevilla
Mukha ng Buhay 1996–1999 PTV then to RPN Pilar Pilapil
Lovely Rivero
Bernadette Allyson
Kris 1996 PTV then to GMA Network Kris Aquino
Ms. D! 1996–1999 GMA Network Dina Bonnevie
Anna Karenina 1996–2002 GMA Network Antoinette Taus
Sunshine Dizon
Kim delos Santos
Tanya Garcia
MU GMA Network Gelli de Belen
Jomari Yllana
Growing Up 1997–1999 GMA Network Angelu de Leon
Bobby Andrews
Onemig Bondoc
Ikaw na Sana 1997–1998 GMA Network Angelu de Leon
Bobby Andrews
Gladys Reyes
Takot Ka Ba sa Dilim? 1998–1999 IBC Various Artists
Dear Heart 1998–2000 IBC Antoinette Taus
Various Artists
Ganyan Kita Kamahal 1998 GMA Network Carmina Villaroel
Bobby Andrews
Onemig Bondoc
Halik sa Apoy 1998–1999 GMA Network Carmina Villaroel
Bobby Andrews
Ynez Veneracion
Mikee Forever 1999 GMA Network Mikee Cojuangco
Dear Mikee 1999 GMA Network Mikee Cojuangco
Text GMA Network Bobby Andrews
Aiza Marquez
Kim delos Santos
Dino Guevarra
Aiko Melendez
May Bukas Pa 2000–2001 IBC then to RPN Dina Bonnevie
Cherie Gil
Albert Martinez
H2K: Hati-Hating Kapatid IBC Rica Peralejo
Dingdong Dantes
Bojo Molina
Anne Curtis
Chubi del Rosario
Kagat ng Dilim IBC Various Artists
Subic Bay IBC Joyce Jimenez
Priscilla Almeda
Rufa Mae Quinto
Troy Montero
Jake Roxas
Bobby Andrews
Habang May Buhay IBC Various Artists
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 2000–2002 IBC Christopher de Leon
The Weakest Link 2001–2002 IBC Edu Manzano
Allan K.
Star for a Night 2002–2003 IBC Regine Velasquez
Search for a Star 2003–2004 GMA Network Regine Velasquez
Search for the Star in a Million 2003–2006 ABS-CBN Sarah Geronimo
Erik Santos
Christian Bautista
Mark Bautista
Rachelle Ann Go
Sheryn Regis
Posh 2006 Q (now GMA News TV) Iwa Moto
Gian Carlos
Vivo Ouano
Vaness del Moral
Rea Nakpil
Nikki Bacolod
PJ Valerio
Popstar Diaries 2009–2019 Pinoy Box Office
Viva TV
Sarah Geronimo
Daily Top 5 Viva Cinema Nikki Bacolod
Celebrity Real Life Stories Viva Cinema
CHB: Celebrity Home Business Viva Cinema Champagne Morales
Stop, Talk and Listen Viva Cinema Mr. Fu
Dolly Ann Carvajal
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum 2011 TV5 JC de Vera
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Jay Manalo
Regine Tolentino
Bagets: Just Got Lucky 2011–2012 TV5 AJ Muhlach
Nadine Lustre
Josh Padilla
Eula Caballero
Johan Laurens
Shy Carlos
Rico dela Paz
Meg Imperial
Hideaki Torio
Imee Hart
P. S. I Love You 2011–2012 TV5 Kean Cipriano
Alex Gonzaga
Gabby Concepcion
Dina Bonnevie
AJ Muhlach
Nadine Lustre
Daily Top 10 Viva TV Sam Pinto
The OPM Show Viva TV Nikki Bacolod
Especially For You Viva TV Nikki Bacolod
Yassi Pressman
Concert Viva TV
Pinoy Star Stories Viva TV
Star Yayey Viva TV
Pantasya Viva TV Katya Santos
Maui Taylor
Petra's Panniest Viva TV Petra Mahalimuyak
The Jon Santos Show Viva TV Jon Santos
KC.COM Viva TV KC Concepcion
Annebishowsa Viva TV Anne Curtis
Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid 2012–2013 TV5 Sharon Cuneta