ANC launching new political opinion program '#NoFilter'

By MediaNewser.com | Thursday, February 11, 2016
The ABS-CBN News Channel is launching a new weekly political opinion program called #NoFilter, set to premiere tonight at 6:30PM.

The program, which is executive produced by veteran journalist Jove Francisco, will be headlined by The World Tonight's Teddy Boy Locsin and UP Professor and political analyst Prospero "Popoy" De Vera.

ANC's multimedia reporter and 2015 MNP media winner Christian Esguerra is also taking part as the program's head writer.

#NoFilter is among the Kapamilya news channel's newest offering this first quarter of 2016, along with Cathy Yang's new weekly business program, The Boss, which premiered Wednesday night.

First on MNP: CNN Philippines to launch local edition of 'New Day'

By MediaNewser.com | Monday, February 08, 2016
In yet another attempt to become more competitive in the morning show rat race, CNN Philippines will retire its eleven-month-old program Headline News to give way to the local edition of New Day.

New Day, which is the title of the American morning news program anchored by Chris Cuomo, Alisyn Camerota and Michaela Pereira, will be headlined by HN holdover Amelyn Veloso and Legal HD's Karen Jimeno, who interestingly both made it on our media winners list of 2015. (Current HN co-anchor Claire Celdran will be moving up on the CNN Philippines ladder as the new anchor of Newsroom, replacing Mai Rodriguez, who will be moving to Network News Weekend.)

The new morning team will also include former Umagang Kay Ganda host Andrei Felix, who will be covering sports; and Claudine Trillo, who will be covering entertainment and weather.

Another Kapuso departure: Julius Segovia exits GMA News

By MediaNewser.com | Monday, February 01, 2016
Longtime GMA-7 reporter Julius Segovia has also resigned from his post, we have learned.

In a post on his Facebook account on Friday, Segovia wrote: "This has been my home for more than a decade; so wherever life takes me, I will always look back to where I started. Thanks for the memories, learnings and experiences. I will surely treasure all those as I venture out in the corporate world. This is not goodbye, but simply see you around. 'Til our paths cross again, thank you all Ka-❤! Muli ako si Julius Segovia ng GMA News, nakatutok 24oras, ang inyong Saksi, nagpapaalam na po sa himpapawid. Hanggang sa muli!"

This is the second-high profile departure at the Kapuso Network in just a single week, following the exit of senior correspondent Sherrie Ann Torres.

Sherrie Ann Torres leaves GMA-7

By MediaNewser.com | Monday, February 01, 2016
After almost a decade serving as one of GMA News and Public Affairs' senior correspondents, Sherrie Ann Torres has confirmed Sunday that she would be leaving the network.

Anchoring her last GMA NewsTV Live broadcast Sunday, Torres posted a series of photos on Facebook with Kapuso staffers, with a note saying: "And it's a wrap! I will miss all of you, my GMANewsTV Live family ☺ friends in and outside of the GMA Newsroom. maraming salamat sa lahat at sa bonggang boquet of flowers kanina. Nag-feeling Pillar tuloy ako for several seconds kanina hahaha! Until we meet again. God bless you and I wish you all the best. -- Sherrie Ann Torres, nakatutok, 24 Oras, ang inyong naging Saksi para sa GMA News ❤."

Torres has yet to announce where she is heading next, but a source close to her note that she won't be joining a rival network anytime soon, and instead will be focusing her attention as a faculty member in the department of Mass Communication at Far Eastern University.

GMA News and Public Affairs' election special 'Wanted: President' to air beginning January 24

By MediaNewser.com | Wednesday, January 20, 2016
It’s a series of job interviews every Filipino should not miss.

As the country gears for the upcoming Eleksyon 2016, GMA News and Public Affairs takes a closer look at the candidates seeking the country’s highest government position through its special Wanted: President.

The Election Special, which will air weekends beginning January 24, is a series of one-on-one interviews with the frontrunners of the 2016 presidential race and will be facilitated by GMA News pillars Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco.

In an hour-long episode, each presidential aspirant will pass through the scrutiny of the esteemed Kapuso broadcast journalists, answering questions that aim to help the voting public decide who to elect come May.

The “job interview” will touch on various topics ranging from the candidate’s personality, his/her stand on various national and international issues, his/her involvement in various controversies, and his/her concrete action plans for the country’s future.

For its pilot episode on January 24, Mike sits down with Vice President Jejomar Binay, who answers the allegations of corruption hurled against him regarding the so-called “Hacienda Binay”, the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall building II, and the Boy Scout land deal.

Full press release after the jump...

ANC formally unveils new studio in Rockwell

By MediaNewser.com | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, is now formally in the heart of the country's central business district with the blessing of its new studio at the Rockwell Center in Makati City last 13 January 2016.

ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez III, ABS-CBN president & CEO Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs head Ging Reyes, and ANC Chief Operating Officer Cilette Liboro-Co led the launch of the new state-of-the-art facility, which is currently the base of programs "Mornings@ANC" and "Headstart with Karen Davila," with more shows expected to use the studio soon.

Full press release after the jump...

Media Newser Philippines' Media Winners and Losers of 2015

By MediaNewser.com | Sunday, January 17, 2016
We usually rank down the top stories of the past year with our yearenders. This time, however, we decided not to. But our 2015 wouldn't be complete without our annual winners and losers lists, where we basically identify who among our local newsers and television networks left us inspired, and who among them are falling further and further behind.

So who made it on our lists? Here they are...

WINNERS:
ABS-CBN News Channel
The ABS-CBN News Channel closes out 2015 retaining a commanding lead among the local news channels. True to its new slogan, "Your partner. Your news channel," ANC was the only news channel that gave us wall-to-wall and comprehensive coverage of stories and events that shaped this past year, whether that be the Papal visit or the APEC — you name it, they got it covered.

At this point, it's easy to understand why and how ANC has successfully kept its viewers this past year. While GMA News TV and CNN Philippines leaned more towards non-news programming, ANC, by comparison, extended its hard news reporting with more news programs from daytime to primetime.

And while there was a growing competition with the launch of new and internationalized news brands, ANC emerged victorious with the hiring of big-name journalists such as Cathy Yang, Nancy Irlanda, Christian Esguerra and Jove Francisco.

Looking back at the course of events last year, it's safe to predict that Ging Reyes, Nadia Trinidad, Cilette Liboro-Co and the entire ABS-CBN News Channel team will continue to strive to become the leading broadcast news provider this 2016.