Studio Viva, formerly Viva Television Corporation is a Philippine television production company owned by Viva Communications. It was founded in 1986.

Studio Viva
IndustryTelevision production
FoundedNew Manila, Quezon City, Philippines (1986; 37 years ago (1986))
Key people
Vicente del Rosario Jr. (Chairman of the Board and CEO)
ProductsTelevision programs
ParentViva Communications

History Edit

Viva Communications ventured into television production in 1986 with The Sharon Cuneta Show. Cuneta's 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 branched out into drama anthologies, action features and comedy for teens and yuppies. It became a significant player among free TV blocktimers and had successfully spun-off theatrical versions of its more popular youth-oriented shows.

In 2000, Viva Television acquired Vintage Enterprises (including the Vintage Television on IBC primetime block), making the Velez group being part of the Viva Entertainment group and changed its name to Viva TV as the primetime sports and entertainment block on IBC, at this time it also known as Viva-Vintage until 2003.[1] At the same time, Viva TV launched the Philippine editions of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, hosted by Christopher de Leon, and The Weakest Link, hosted by Edu Manzano.

In 2002, Viva Television 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 decided to not renew their blocktime agreement with IBC 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 established singing artists. Viva's talent search success also spawned similar program formats from the two major free TV stations in the country. In 2005, Viva became a co-producer of ABS-CBN's weekly talent search program Search for the Star in a Million. The program was 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 entered into 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; Viva Prime was relaunched by Apollo Global as the 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 1980's remake of the film franchise Bagets with the teen-oriented show entitled Bagets: Just Got Lucky which replaced its teen romance anthology Luv Crazy on the revamped 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 Kong 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.[2]

On July 16, 2012, Viva Television revived Viva TV after a 9-year 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.[3]

Since late 2015, Viva Television has made intermittent partnerships with TV5 for programs for its blocktime line up after the dissolution of the latter's in-house entertainment department.

Shows produced Edit

Show Year Channel Hosts/Actors
The Sharon Cuneta Show 1986–1997 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
17 Bernard Club 1992–1994 ABC Various Artists
Alabang Girls 1992–1994 ABC 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
Kool Skool 1993 ABC Various Artists
Haybol Rambol 1993–1995 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
Mikee 1994–1999 GMA Network Mikee Cojuangco
D' Lookalayks in Puno't Bunga 1994–1995 GMA Network Various Artists
Villa Quintana 1995–1997 GMA Network Donna Cruz
Keempee de Leon
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
M.U. 1997 GMA Network Gelli de Belen
Jomari Yllana
Gillage People 1997 GMA Network Various Artists
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
Si Manoy at si Mokong 1997–1998 GMA Network Various Artists
Takot Ka Ba sa Dilim? 1998–1999 IBC Various Artists
Dear Heart 1998–1999 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
Text 1998–1999 GMA Network Bobby Andrews
Aiza Marquez
Kim delos Santos
Dino Guevarra
Aiko Melendez
Mikee Forever 1999 GMA Network Mikee Cojuangco
Dear Mikee 1999 GMA Network Mikee Cojuangco
May Bukas Pa 2000–2001 IBC then to RPN Dina Bonnevie
Cherie Gil
Albert Martinez
H2K: Hati-Hating Kapatid 2000–2001 IBC Rica Peralejo
Dingdong Dantes
Bojo Molina
Anne Curtis
Chubi del Rosario
Kagat ng Dilim 2000–2002
IBC then to TV5 Various Artists
Subic Bay 2000–2001 IBC Joyce Jimenez
Priscilla Almeda
Rufa Mae Quinto
Troy Montero
Jake Roxas
Bobby Andrews
Habang May Buhay 2000–2002 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.
Pangako ng Lupa (telemovie) 2002 IBC Albert Martinez
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 2005–2006 ABS-CBN Sarah Geronimo
Erik Santos
Christian Bautista
Mark Bautista
Rachelle Ann Go
Sheryn Regis
Posh 2006 Q (now GTV) Iwa Moto
Gian Carlos
Vivo Ouano
Vaness del Moral
Rea Nakpil
Nikki Bacolod
PJ Valerio
Popstar Diaries 2010–2019 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
Born to be a Star 2016 TV5 Ogie Alcasid
Mark Bautista
Yassi Pressman
Ang Panday 2016 TV5 Richard Gutierrez
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Bakit Manipis ang Ulap? 2016 TV5 Claudine Barretto
Diether Ocampo
Cesar Montano
Meg Imperial
Ghost Adventures 2019 Sari-Sari Channel
Benjie Paras
Pio Balbuena
Masked Singer Pilipinas 2020 TV5 Billy Crawford
The Wall Philippines 2021–2022 TV5 (season 1)
GMA Network (season 2)
Billy Crawford
1000 Heartbeats: Pintig Pinoy 2021 TV5 Xian Lim
Rolling In It Philippines 2021–2022 TV5 Yassi Pressman
Puto 2021 TV5 McCoy de Leon
Herbert Bautista
Encounter 2021 TV5 Cristine Reyes
Diego Loyzaga
Di Na Muli 2021 TV5 Julia Barretto
Marco Gumabao
Marco Gallo
The Rain In España[4][5] 2023 TV5 Heaven Peralejo
Marco Gallo
Gab Lagman
Bea Binene
Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan ang Nakaraan 2023 TV5 Cristine Reyes
Marco Gumabao
Cesar Montano
For the Love 2023 TV5 Pops Fernandez

References Edit

  1. ^ "Full circle for Bobong". April 20, 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2005.
  2. ^ "AJ Muhlach to reprise Gabby Concepcion role in TV remake of P.S. I Love You | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Stars unite for VIVA Channel retrieved via March 8, 2012
  4. ^ Requintina, Robert (November 3, 2022). "CAST REVEALED: The Rain in Espana". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  5. ^ Salterio, Leah (November 6, 2022). "'The Rain in Espana' series to be faithful to Wattpad original". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 6, 2022.