Buhay Komedya: Maine Mendoza, Pokwang top-bill fresh comedy programs on BuKo Originals

MANILA, Philippines, 2 August 2021 - Cignal TV Inc., the country’s premier direct-to-home satellite provider and leader in Pay TV, seals its strong partnership with powerhouse TV and film production company APT Entertainment Inc. with the launch of BuKo (short for Buhay Komedya), the first-ever 24-hour local comedy channel that brings the best of Filipino entertainment to Cignal subscribers across the country.

Buko, Buhay Komedya, Mainegoals, Kusina ni Mamang
BuKo - First and only 24/7 local comedy channel brings hilarious, feel-good and non-stop entertainment for viewers of all ages, any time of the day, all across the country.

Officially launched on August 2, BuKo offers a feel-good lineup of continuous TV amusement — including the all-new
BuKo Originals, the flagship block highlighting authentic Pinoy humor and creativity in its exciting “fresh” original programs. Featured in the BuKo Originals block are #MaineGoals, a lifestyle-oriented show hosted by Maine Mendoza where she will tick off tasks or “goals” from her checklist; and Kusina ni Mamang, a cooking show hosted by Pokwang exploring traditional Filipino home cooking.

BuKo Originals lineup lives up to its title, as each of the shows serves refreshing content in their own unique ways. In #MaineGoals, Maine’s comedic flair adds flavor to her lifestyle-oriented show as viewers join her journey of new experiences and personal challenges. On the other hand, Kusina ni Mamang is an entirely new concept as Pokwang, highlighting her humorous wit and love for cooking, takes viewers back to the traditional ways of cooking Filipino dishes that are no longer being practiced nowadays. 

“At Cignal TV Inc., we take pride in collaborating with top players in the entertainment industry to  explore new ways of providing quality content for our viewers. We are honored to partner with APT Entertainment Inc. in the creation of BuKo and in serving the refreshing and feel-good comedy that we have lined up for the coming months,” said Cignal TV Inc. President and CEO Robert P. Galang.

BuKo promises to be a one-stop channel that is home to the best of Philippine comedy, with both classic and originally produced programs that aim to satisfy viewers of all ages. “Conceptualizing the programs for BuKo Originals was never an easy task, but it was well worth it especially with the talents that we’re working with and all the amazing ideas that are brought to the table. We look forward to filling BuKo with non-stop laughter and feel-good entertainment for the whole family,” APT CEO & President Michael Tuviera added.

BuKo channel will officially open this August 2, 2021 on Cignal TV Channel 2 and SatLite Channel 2, and on the Cignal Play app, available via App Store and Google Play. For Cignal postpaid and prepaid subscription inquiries, visit http://cignal.tv. Cignal Plan is available for Prepaid 100 and Postpaid 250, while SatLite Plan starts at P49 load.

About Cignal TV


Cignal TV was launched in 2009 and is currently the country's premier DTH satellite provider and leader in Pay TV, with over 3 million subscribers. It transmits 134 channels including free-to-air, SD and HD channels to household and commercial venues across the country. It also offers a mix of 17 audio channels and on-demand service through pay-per-view channels and content add-ons. Cignal is owned by Cignal TV,  a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, the media partner of PLDT Group.


Get Cignal's Most Awesome Postpaid Plan ever with free 3 Months Subscription, lower cash-out, and more. Avail of the Cignal Prepaid HD Kit for only P1,990, with Buy 1 Get 1 Month Free Load. You may also enjoy BuKo free for 30 days on Cignal Play; and for SatLite subscribers, Todo na ang sulit with SatLite’s P1,190 Kit,” plus Buy 1 Get 2 load!


About APT Entertainment, Inc.


APT Entertainment Inc. created waves in the Philippine entertainment industry as a premier production company. The company was founded in 1994 by Mr. Antonio P. Tuviera, the man behind the Philippines' most successful and longest-running program, Eat Bulaga, and was able to establish itself as one of the country's leading production companies.


APT Entertainment, Inc. has produced/co-produced a long line of commercially successful and critically-acclaimed films such as Ded na Si Lolo, TxT, The Janitor, Bwakaw, Barber’s Tales, the Enteng Kabisote Movie series, Trip Ubusan, the Aldub film Imagine You and Me, Jack Em Popoy, Banal, Mission Unstapabol, Isa Pa With Feelings and many more.


APT Entertainment Inc. is also home to a vast library of memorable, well-loved, and highly-rated TV shows, as well as being the producer of hit game shows, drama series, and variety shows with some of the country’s biggest stars.


By succeeding in both the TV and movie landscape, as well as breaking new ground in emerging platforms, APT Entertainment Inc. offers all that is entertainment.

Diamond Georgina

Diamond Georgina is a lifestyle entrepreneur and blogger based in Iloilo City. Apart from blogging and being a professional salesperson, she loves filming (video content), traveling, and emerging in communities. She considers herself a life-long learner. Feel free to collaborate.

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