ABS-CBN has acquired the rights to Fernando Poe Jr.’s exclusive movie library, one of the biggest and most important libraries in Philippine cinema.
ABS-CBN will showcase the iconic movies of FPJ, as he was called, through its free-to-air TV channels, cable TV channels and The Filipino Channel (TFC) following a deal with the Poe family.
ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio said many Filipinos love FPJ because for them, he was not only a hero in fiction, but also in real life as he made a conscious effort to tell the stories of ordinary Filipinos in his films.
“ABS-CBN is honored to have been entrusted with his body of works that represent FPJ and what he believed in,” she said. “By showing his films on our different platforms on air and online, FPJ’s fans will be able relive their memories of the beloved icon and the new generation of Filipinos will get to know more about the king of Philippine movies.
FPJ’s widow, Susan Roces, said her family and FPJ Productions believe that only ABS-CBN can thoroughly showcase FPJ’s masterpieces as its reach is unmatched.
FPJ, who passed away in 2004, was posthumously declared a National Artist in 2006.
Watch for FPJ movies soon on ABS-CBN, Studio 23, Jeepney TV and TFC!