TV5 has inked a deal with Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, to air some of its most popular stories via the upcoming weeknight primetime mini-series Wattpad Presents starting September 22.
Shown in the photo during the contract signing are (L-R) TV5 Chief Financial Officer Anna Bengzon, TV5 CEO Emmanuel C. Lorenzana and Wattpad CEO and Co-Founder Allen Lau .
Wattpad started in 2006 and has established a dynamic and interactive community of readers and writers from around the world. It has a community of 35 million readers, 5 million of which are Philippine users who spent close to one billion minutes immersed in Wattpad’s free stories in the previous month alone. Wattpad has become so popular in the country that a number of budding Filipino writers have grown their own fan-base of readers, while some of their stories have already been bought by major film outfits and have become blockbuster hits.
With Wattpad Presents being developed by TV5, followers of popular Wattpad stories as well as viewers who are fond of watching “kilig” love stories will be treated to week-long TV adaptations to be top-billed by the Kapatid Network’s stable of talents. Readers can enjoy and re-live their favorite scenes in their most loved Wattpad stories, airing for free on TV5’s weeknight primetime starting September 22 at 7pm