Two of ABS-CBN’s top-rating dramas, the light romantic-comedy “Got to Believe” and action-suspense-drama “Against All Odds’ (“Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala”) received overwhelming response from participants of the annual Asian Television Forum (ATF) held in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore last December 2013.
ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ largest multimedia conglomerate, through its International Distribution Division, proudly showcased the two new dramas that will surely give avid viewers of Filipino soap operas worldwide a whole new viewing experience this 2014.
According to ABS-CBN Head of International Distribution Leng Raymundo, Got to Believe and Against All Odds are attracting a lot of markets across Asia and Africa together with Be Careful with my Heart.
As of January 2014, Against All Odds (Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala) topbilled by Philippines television’s ‘Queen of Filipino Soap Operas’ Judy Ann Santos, was already sold to Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The series captivated buyers with its brave and compelling storyline about the journey of Anessa, who mirrors the plight of women who are victims of domestic violence. It created a buzz in the Philippines as the first “advocacy-series” as the soap specifically tackles and advocates women’s rights.
Got to Believe, meanwhile, also received numerous inquiries and negotiations are still in the works. It stars the Philippines most sought-after teen stars and on-screen tandem, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, who portray young lovers Chichay (Bernardo) and Joaquin (Padilla) who experience the magic of love for the first time despite their differences and despite their awkward start— Chichay being the nanny of the shy and stubborn rich kid Joaquin.
Against All Odds and Got To Believe are among the many Filipino dramas made available to international viewers by ABS-CBN International Distribution, a premier source of high quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories all over the world. It has sold over 30,000 hours of high-caliber content worldwide with cast and storylines appealing to various cultures.