Big news but expected! Expected but still a big news!!! Willie Revillame has just inked an airtime contract with GMA Network.
In an interview released yesterday with GMA Network's V-President for Drama Redgie Acuña Magno, she said that the network was open to working with Revillame. And just today it happened officially.
"Dito naman ako nagsimula sa GMA. Kumbaga nag-abroad lang ako. Ngayon nagbabalik na ko." -Willie Revillame
"Ito'ng programang ito ay 'Wowowin'. Yung 'win,' sila (viewers) ang winner dito eh," added the host.
Willie Revillame with Atty. Gozon, GMA Network's CEO.
What does an airtime contract entail?
An airtime contract is one similar to what Eat Bulaga has with the network. The production outfit buys that specific timeslot. The production outfit is given the liberty to produce their concept and segments with the network having only the regulatory part in the partnership.
Is Willie susceptible to committing the same mistakes all over again?
After two network transfers, we hope he has learned his lessons. But as for GMA Network, be assured that they have foreseen it already and that the bosses have thought of ways to avoid them already.
As Ms. Magno said, "In their contract with the network, mayroong mga parameters that the blocktimer cannot do."
WoWoWin will be directed by Randy Santiago and is set to air every Sunday.
Photo credits: GMANetwork.com & Instagram accounts