APT Entertainment

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APT Entertainment
Type Subsidiary
Founded Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
(1994;27 years ago (1994))
Headquarters,
Key people
Antonio P. Tuviera, (Chairman, President and CEO)
Joselito C. Oconer, (Senior Vice President and COO)
Products Motion pictures and television Programs
Parent TAPE Inc.

APT Entertainment, Inc. is a television and film production company in the Philippines.

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History

APT Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of TAPE Inc., and the producer of the longest-running noontime variety show, Eat Bulaga! . APT stands for Antonio P.Tuviera, its co-owner and chairman who is also a producer of Eat Bulaga!, along with his business partner Malou Choa-Fagar. APT Entertainment is a partner of GMA Network.

APT Entertainment, Inc. is a content provider for television and a production company for movies and events which has been behind TV series such as Telesine, True Stories and Lenten Specials aired over GMA Network.

APT Entertainment gave birth to television hits including Betty and the Beast, a comedy-drama with singer-songwriter Aiza Seguerra and actor-comedian Jimmy Santos, and H3O: Ha Ha Ha Over , a musical-gag show top-billed by comedy brilliants Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, aired on QTV (GMA Network subsidiary, now known as GMA News TV).

APT Studios

APT Studios
Former namesKB Entertainment Studios
General information
TypeTelevision Studios
LocationMarcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal
OpenedDecember 8, 2018 (as APT Studios)
OwnerAPT Entertainment, TAPE Inc.
Design and construction
ArchitectBuensalido Architects

APT Studios is a state-of-the-art television studio located at Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal, just near the boundary with Marikina, part of Metro Manila. It is currently the home studio of the longest-running noontime variety show in the Philippines, Eat Bulaga!, since its transfer to the studio on December 8, 2018 [1] as part of its year-long celebration of the show's 40th anniversary. [2] [3]

In 2015, a Facebook post became popular as it showed pictures of the on-going construction of a new studio for Eat Bulaga. [4] During that time, the AlDub phenomenon was very popular in the Kalyeserye segment of the noontime show and the demand for a larger audience area increased due to the said phenomena.

On November 23, 2018, a short teaser about the show's transfer to its new studio was aired and posted on the show's social media accounts. [5] It also uploaded several throwback videos on their social media platforms about the history of their former studios like the Broadcast City (1979–1987), Celebrity Sports Plaza (1987–1989, 1994–1995), ABS-CBN Studio 1 (1989–1994) and Broadway Centrum (1995–2018). It was on December 1, 2018 when the hosts officially announced the transfer of the show to its new studio now known as APT Studios. [6]

On December 8, 2018, Eat Bulaga! aired its first live episode from the APT Studios. [7] The opening number was led by the winners of Hype Kang Bata Ka and the hosts of EB!, and it ended with the singing of the Eat Bulaga! theme song, including Senate President Tito Sotto, who usually appeared on the show during occasions. The said transfer of the show to its new studio is one of the highlights of its year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary on television.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the management of Eat Bulaga! decided to suspend the admission of live studio audiences beginning March 9, 2020, this is to ensure the safety of everyone watching the show live in the studio. [8]

On June 8, 2020, Eat Bulaga! resumed broadcasting from the studio. However, audience attendance is still suspended.

On August 4, 2020, APT Studios was temporarily disallowed due to the reversion back to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila and nearby provinces as medical workers had a temporarily timeout as well as massive problems on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Film production

As production company

As distributor

As miscellaneous company

Television productions

Currently-produced shows

Aired on GMA Network

Upcoming-produced shows

Previously-produced shows

Holy Week dramas

APT Entertainment Lenten Specials are traditionally aired during Black Saturday on GMA Network.

YearAiring DateTitle
2000April 22Marcelino
2001April 14Siyang Pinagpala, Isa Awit Ni Bernadette
2002March 30May Milagroso Pa Nga Ba?
2003April 19Via Crusis
2004April 10Angel Villa
2005March 26Sa Kamay Ng Diyos
2006April 15Milagroso
2007April 7Unico Hijo
2008March 22Sentenciada
2009April 11 Sugat ng Kahapon
2010April 3Anghel Sa Lupa
2011April 23Maestra
2012April 7Pinagpala Sa Babaeng Lahat
2013March 30Perpetua
2014April 19Panalangin
2015April 4Pag-Uwi
2016March 26Pagsubok
2017April 15Selda 1430
2018March 31Elehiya
2019April 20The Journey
2023April 8TBA

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