FremantleMedia grants GMA-7 to air “Pinoy Idol” in U.S.

FremantleMedia grants GMA-7 to air

Filipinos living in the United States will be able to watch Pinoy Idol as FremantleMedia, the franchise owner of Idol shows, has approved GMA-7’s request to air the show in the U.S.

FremantleMedia has given the right for GMA-7 to telecast Pinoy Idol even in its U.S. cable channels. Fremantle is the franchise owner of the Idol show.

Wednesday night, March 26, right inside the enclave of GMA Films department sa 7th floor ng GMA Network Center, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) got news that Pinoy Idol will also be shown in the U.S. Magpa-pilot ang Pinoy Idol sa GMA this April 4 hosted by Raymond Gutierrez with Jolina Magdangal, Wyngard Tracy, and Ogie Alcasid as judges.

With a franchise show, hindi pinapayagan ang franchise holder na maipalabas ang local version of a show outside the country. Mabilis naming pinakumpirma ito with the GMA people we were with that time.

“Ang bilis mo!” sabi ng sumagot sa amin. “Kanina lang ito na-confirm, nakuha n’yo na.”

Yes, it is true that Fremantle has given the go signal for GMA Pinoy TV U.S. cable channel to air Pinoy Idol. Humihingi na nga raw sila ng materials for advanced viewing. Hindi pa nga lang malinaw kung isasabay ang Philippine telecast ng Pinoy Idol sa U.S.

For sure, though, hindi maipalalabas ang Pinoy Idol sa Pinoy TV Asia Pacific region. Sa U.S. lang sila binigyan ng right ng Fremantle to telecast.

Philippine Entertainment Portal


1 Comment »

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    Greg Says:

    I hope Pinoy Idol will become an instant hit in the states. But for those who love Pinoy Idol, you can also check out

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