Pera o Bayong returns, becomes multimedia and interactive


Entertainment blogger Michael Almacen, also known as Byxspeaks and Byx Buzz on social media, has been a fan of Pera o Bayong since childhood.

Byx has always wanted ABS-CBN to revive the popular game segment that debuted in the late 90s on the midday show, Magandang Tanghali Bayan.

Well, he got his wish. Pera o Bayong is making a comeback. This time he also makes a digital pivot.

Now called POB, it will not only air on TV, but will also stream online with interactive features that allow viewers to participate and win prizes without being physically present in the studio.

At the recent press conference, Byx and other journalists and bloggers learned how to play and win in the brand new interactive game show.

“Never ko na-imagine na makakapaglaro ako nito. I was really nervous during the Q&A round, maybe because I was competitive and didn’t want to be embarrassed by my answer. But during the jackpot round, I just enjoyed it. Masaya ako na nanalo ako,” Byx shared after playing the game.

“Iba yung doesn’t feel like that anymore with this data on TV. It’s become more interactive, modern, more exciting and intense,” he added.

Blogger John Michael Bueno also had the opportunity to play the game and was thrilled with the experience. He shared, “People would feel nostalgic, learn a lot as the questions dipped into pop culture and current affairs. Fair warning, people might get addicted.

POB is one of the new shows to air on PIE, the Philippines’ first multi-screen real-time interactive television channel from BEAM, 917 Ventures, traditional entertainment company KROMA and the country’s leading storyteller and content creator. , ABS-CBN.

Starting May 23, PIE will broadcast daily for 9 p.m. every day from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. It can be accessed through digital TV boxes, SkyCable Channel 21 and the website. Starting May 28, PIE will be accessible on the GCash GLife app.

New POB twists make the show more inclusive, participatory, and fun. Additionally, these features can be found in other shows on PIE.

According to KROMA Entertainment CEO Ian Monsod, they hope to fill the void that Filipinos yearn for by having fun together. He said: “On PIE, viewers become not just viewers, but a well-engaged community that takes an active role in storytelling, game shows and talk shows. Whether on their TVs, laptops, desktops or mobile devices, PIE is accessible to Filipinos who want to try a new way to consume and play with the shows they love.

Cory Vidanes, COO of ABS-CBN, said, “We at PIE are thrilled to bring you a new kind of viewing experience that combines the strengths of content and technology. We have designed our shows for young and old. We have made our programs interactive, so that viewers can participate via TV and mobile devices, as we believe they are an integral part of the PIE.

In addition to POB, the new channel will also feature lifestyle programs, talent variety shows, interactive concerts and TV series.

Audiences can choose how a story unfolds in the country’s first interactive television series, UZI. They can also vote for their favorite digital content creator in Palong Follow or share their thoughts in PIE Night Long.

Jamie Lopez, Head of Digital at ABS-CBN, said, “We’re ushering in a first-of-its-kind new format for TV and digital entertainment, designed to celebrate the fun and joy that Pinoys love.”

PIE shows will feature celebrities and personalities from TV, film, radio, Nyma and Star Magic. Karen Bordador, Samantha Bernardo, Eian Rances, Ralph Malibunas, Nicki Morena, Kevin Montillano, Ninong Ry, Abby Trinidad, Ruth Paga, Sunshine Teodoro, Mayor TV, Inah Evans, Patsy Reyes, Coco Cordero, Eris Aragoza, Renee Dominique and Aaron Maniego is part of the PIEnalo jocks.

Up-and-coming artists KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad, P-POP Girl Group BINI, Renee Dominique and John Roa will be featured in the channel’s official song and station ID.

There is another reason why people should log into PIE. For three months, it distributes P10M in cash prizes. So, find the PIE channel by scanning your digital TV boxes at home.


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