A year of joy and laughter has passed like a whirlwind for the country’s first and only 24-hour comedy channel, BuKo. And for that, we’re greeting them today a”Happy Anniversary” for a year of nonstop feel-good comedy!
Launched last August 2, 2021 by Cignal TV and APT Entertainment Inc., BuKo made good strides in bringing comedy magic to Filipinos in just one year, catering to multi-platform audiences on Cignal and SatLite Pay TV, and on the video streaming service Cignal Play, where it enjoys the distinction of being the no.1 entertainment channel on the platform. BuKo also delivered over 120 hours of more than 220 episodes of Original Programming, as well as over 50,000 hours of more than 1,000 episodes of Pinoy comedy classics such as Okay Ka Fairy Ko, Iskul Bukol, and Daisy Siete among others.
With the theme “Tawa’t Tuwa Fiesta: The First BUKO Anibersaya,” BuKo’s anniversary celebration spotlights one year of feel-good entertainment with the announcement of upcoming new shows and back-to-back episodes of BuKo Originals.
To start off the anniversary fiesta, BuKo launches a three-hour long marathon from August 1 to 5 from 3pm-6pm. It will start off with the second season of Kusina ni Mamang and #MaineGoals from August 1 to 2. Rewatch the traditional Filipino home cooking recipes shared by Pokwang in her Kusina Ni Mamang Season 1 Marathon and reminisce Maine’s first adventures in her #MaineGoals Season 1 Marathon from August 4 to 5.
If you missed the rib-tickling episodes of the John Lapus-helmed news parody show “Balita One Nan” with KaladKaren, Alex Calleja, and Wally Bayola, then don’t fret because BuKo’s first anniversary special marathon also includes episode replays on August 3.
Making the month-long celebration more festive are five new shows and new time slots. Starting August 6, weekends will be merrier as the first episode of Pinoy Samurai premieres on the channel at 6pm, while the new schedule for Bubble Gang and Pepito Manaloto will be on Sundays from 8pm to 10pm.
On top of that, more feel-good and hilarious comedies will join BuKo channel because beginning August 8, Wow Meganon will be airing from 6pm to 7pm followed by Lokomoko U from 7pm to 8pm every Mondays to Fridays. And by August 13, 90s Filipino comedy Mongolian Barbecue will air from 7pm to 8pm with Pinoy sitcom Everybody Hapi from 9pm to 10pm every Saturday.
With these new program offers, BuKo moves to delight audiences during its anniversary month as it looks to its second year with more comedy titles beloved by Filipino audiences.