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Entertainment News (09/07/21)

GTV increases coverage areas across the country

GTV, GMA Network’s second free-to-air channel, has been expanding its coverage and signal around the country, and now reaches the provinces of Camarines Sur and Albay in the Bicol Region. This is following the strengthening of its coverage in Northern and Central Luzon as well as in Southern Tagalog last July. Bicolanos, which include residents of Naga City, Iriga City, Pili, Calabanga, Ocampo, Bulan, Libmanan, Sipocot, Magarao, Pamplona, Cabusao, Gainza, Milaor, Camilagan, and nearby towns in Camarines Sur; as well as in Albay province, namely Legazpi City, Daraga, Camalig, the City of Ligao, Libon, Polangui, Santo Domingo, Oas, Jovellar, Bacacay, Manito, Pio Duran, and nearby towns in Masbate and Sorsogon in the southern part of the region can now watch GTV programs. The network earlier announced the enhancement of the GTV signal in North Central Luzon including the provinces of Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, and Ilocos Sur; as well as in Southern Tagalog which covers Batangas and parts of Quezon Province. Aside from original GMA shows, GTV viewers will be able to watch a mix of animated series, foreign series, as well as local and Hollywood movies on movie blocks “Siesta Fiesta Movies,” “Afternoon Movie Break,” and “G! Flicks.” GTV is on Channel 22 in Northern and Central Luzon, Channel 26 in Southern Tagalog, Channel 28 in Camarines Sur, and Channel 27 in Albay, or on digital broadcast via GMA Affordabox and GMA Now as well as on other digital TV receivers. More coverage areas will be announced soon as GTV continues its analog upgrades in various parts of the country.

Little Mix releases new single

AWARD-winning British girl group Little Mix returns with their new single “Love (Sweet Love).” It is a soaring pop anthem about love and passion, featuring the trio’s vocal harmonies. It is the first single off Little Mix’s first greatest hits album, Between Us, which the girl band considers as a “celebration of 10 years of hits, friendship and new tracks.” All of their biggest hits are featured on the album including No.1 singles “Wings,” “Black Magic,” “Shout Out to My Ex” and “Sweet Melody,” alongside “Touch,” “Move,” “Power,” “Salute,” and their latest Top 3 song “Heartbreak Anthem.” Little Mix — whose members are Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Perrie Edwards — has sold over 50 million records worldwide, collected over 19 million Spotify listeners, received over 3 billion YouTube views, and collated 12 billion streams worldwide. “Love (Sweet Love)” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music.

Netflix to release Red Notice in November

WHEN an Interpol-issued Red Notice — the highest-level warrant to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted —goes out, the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley (played by Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him in the middle of a daring heist where he’s forced to partner with art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) to catch the world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot). Red Notice will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 12.

David Bay launches cover of Joy Division song

WITH a stamp of approval from remaining members Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook of acclaimed English rock band Joy Division, singer David Bay has released an indie-pop cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” the 1980 post-punk hit that was called the “greatest single of all time” by NME in 2002 and “one of the 500 best songs ever” by Rolling Stone in 2004 and 2011. “I think, if you do a cover, you really have to give the track your spin and I really hope I managed to do just that,” said Mr. Bay in a statement. “From a new-wave ’80s classic, I’ve changed the song into an electronic disco blend that could fit into a playlist right next to artists like Franc Moody, Roosevelt or Purple Disco Machine.” “Love Will Tear Us Apart” is available to stream at David Bay    Love Will Tear Us Apart (playgroundmusic.org).

TV5 launches ‘Atin Ang Paskong Ito, Kapatid

TV5 kicked off the world’s longest Christmas celebration and the official start of the “-ber” months with a tree-lighting ceremony held at the network’s home studio in Mandaluyong on Sept. 1. “With the theme ‘Atin Ang Paskong Ito, Kapatid,’ TV5’s Christmas campaign marks its commitment to create a meaningful Yuletide season for Filipinos and spread inspiration despite the countless challenges of the past year,” said a network statement. As part of this campaign, TV5 will bolster its program line-up with two family-centric shows starting Sept. 18. First, iconic singing variety show Sing Galing will be extended to Saturdays with Sing Galing Sing-lebrity Edition, where celebrity contestants get to showcase their hidden singing talent and join the Sing-lebrity Edition’s regulars Dingdong Avanzado, Ethel Booba, Rey Valera and Allan K for some music and comedy. The second is a romantic drama, Di Na Muli, featuring Julia Barretto and Marco Gumabao. Come October, TV5 will launch its “Watch & Win” promo, which lets viewers guess the missing words of Christmas carols to be played every day. Viewers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao can win cash prizes weekly and during the Grand Draw.