ANC moves into new digital home on ABS-CBNNews.com

By MediaNewser.com Team | Monday, March 30, 2015
ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), the country’s most trusted 24/7 news channel, is moving to its new digital home on ABS-CBNNews.com to bring premium, up-to-date news content daily to Filipinos online.

The new ANC page (anc.abs-cbn.com), which goes live on April 1, will serve as ANC’s digital counterpart to provide credible, live wall-to-wall news coverage, and analysis with context the news channel is known for.

It will publish news stories, features, and exclusive interviews culled from ANC’s newscasts and talk shows, as well as webisodes and teasers of its current affairs and lifestyle programs. All exclusive videos, like “Teditorial” and “Manny The Movie Guy”, will also be stored in the page.

Full press release after the jump...

Review: 'Headline News' with Amelyn Veloso and Claudine Trillo

By MediaNewser.com Team | Sunday, March 22, 2015
On its first week on the air, CNN Philippines' brand new morning program, Headline News, devoted most of its airtime covering the news — national and international — and opted to eradicate all the fluff seen on its predecessor, the ratings-challenged Daybreak.

Instead of the usual segments like Photo of the Day and PAT Features, and the ceaseless airing of YouTube videos (a staple on the show and often a target of criticism), viewers were greeted with a more serious news program highlighting the reportage of local and international CNN reporters.



CNN Philippines unveils promo posters for revised program lineup

By MediaNewser.com Team | Friday, March 13, 2015

The launch of CNN Philippines has become one of most buzzed about media stories for months now. From Rappler to The Philippine Star to ABS-CBN News, the upcoming rebranding has been getting plenty of media attention.

CNNP's management has been making a series of changes under the watch of CNN International. From training their reporters, to redesigning and maximizing their studio, to revising their program lineup, the CNNP team is surely putting all the stops for Monday's grand launching.

Now, the network has released a series of promotional posters of their revised program lineup. Noticeably missing is the perennially troubled morning show Daybreak, which will soon to be replaced by a new program, Headline News. (The network is currently on the hunt for new morning show hosts, our CNNP sources say.)

Newsday will also retire its title for the localized edition of Newsroom, anchored by Mai Rodriguez and CNN Philippines' SVP Jing Magsaysay.

More promo posters after the jump...

CNN Philippines to premiere March 16: Will you be watching?

By MediaNewser.com Team | Sunday, March 08, 2015
After so many delays, Nine Media Corp. has finally announced the premiere date of CNN Philippines, happening next Monday, March 16.

Retained at the said rebranding are the current 9News and Current Affairs programs headlined by the anchor/host lineup of Pia Hontiveros, Jing Magsaysay, Mai Rodriguez, Amelyn Veloso, Gani Oro, Atty. Karen Jimeno, Angel Jacob, Mitzi Borromeo, Claudine Trillo, Roanna Jamir, Nicolette Henson, Menchu Macapagal, and Hilary Isaac.

Rod Nepomuceno leaving 9TV to join Bloomberg Philippines

By MediaNewser.com Team | Friday, March 06, 2015
Atty. Rod Nepomuceno, one of the original Solar-9TV Current Affairs pillars, is leaving the network after almost three years.

Sources tell Media Newser Philippines that Nepomuceno, who was recently named new co-anchor of Daybreak, has decided to give up his post on 9TV-CNN Philippines to join Manny Pangilinan's latest media venture, Bloomberg Philippines.

"Bloomberg is offering Rod something that is hard for him to refuse," one of our sources said. "CNN Philippines just can't match that offer."

First on MNP: TV5 in partnership talks with Bloomberg

By MediaNewser.com Team | Monday, March 02, 2015
Business magnate Manny Pangilinan is looking to expand his media empire by partnering with Bloomberg, Media Newser Philippines has learned.

Sources tell MNP that Pangilinan and other top TV5 bosses are finalizing a deal with the Bloomberg group to form a localized business news channel to be launched this year.

While no deal has been made yet with the American-based international cable and satellite business news network, budget for the said venture has already been allocated according to our sources, adding that the channel will be headed by veteran journalist Twink Macaraig.

Philippine Daily Inquirer profiles ABS-CBN's Hollywood Correspondent Yong Chavez

By MediaNewser.com Team | Saturday, February 28, 2015
Three-time MNP honoree Yong Chavez has been featured in the lifestyle section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Titled "Yong Chavez’s colorful journey to the Oscars," the piece looked back at the Hollywood correspondent's humble beginnings and how she carved her own path in the news industry.

Recalling her childhood in a town in Batangas, Yong said: "For us then, it was feast and famine, depending on which of her ventures panned out. We had good days and hungry days. There were days I had to face the wrath of the neighborhood store owner because I was sent to try to get some Ligo and bigas on credit but mahaba pa ang listahan ng utang namin, so the store owner berated me in front of everyone for having the audacity to ask for another item on credit. I had no choice, we had to try and get something to eat.”

Claire Delfin leaves GMA News to helm her own production house

By MediaNewser.com Team | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Multi-awarded and seasoned journalist Claire Delfin has exited her post as senior news correspondent for GMA News and Public Affairs — an end to her decade long career at the Kapuso news division.

"After a year of contemplation, of quiet reflection, on my tenth year as a [GMA] news reporter, I made the decision to let go," Claire wrote in a blog post last week on subselfie.com. "I loved television news so much that it felt like a break-up. I broke into tears when I handed my resignation letter to my boss. Sobbing like a little child, I thanked her for pushing me to grow, for equipping me with the necessary skills, the same skills I am maximizing now in building something from scratch."

MNP Q&A: Jared Bray, Reporter for TFC's 'Balitang America'

By MediaNewser.com Team | Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Used to be, Filipinos are the ones trying to get into the international news industry. We've seen that from the success stories of former EbruTV anchor Claire Celdran, KTLA's Cher Calvin and former CNN Beijing bureau chief Jaime FlorCruz, just to name a few. In the case of Jared Bray, it's the opposite.

An American journalist who had a stint as a writer for Yahoo! Sports and a short tenure as reporter for the NBC affiliate KULR-TV, Jared decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of working in a Filipino news program via The Filipino Channel's Balitang America. "Reporting for a Filipino news program is something I wanted to do since I returned from the Philippines and began studying broadcast journalism at Brigham Young University," he said in this exclusive interview.