Past and present ABS-CBN newsers show support for the network

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Amid renewed attention on the possible non-renewal of its broadcasting franchise, past and present newsers of ABS-CBN have come together to express their love and support for the network.

Taking to their social media accounts, newsers paid tribute to the Kapamilya Network, which just marked its 65th anniversary this year.

ABS-CBN News chief Ging Reyes, in an Instagram post, recalled how she got her start in the business and the journey she went through as a Kapamilya, writing: "I have been and always will be a #proudkapamilya! Started in #abscbnnews in 1986 as a production assistant and rose from the ranks on hard work, determination and grit. I was a young mother (eventually a single one) trying to make it in that brave new world. We were all learning as we gathered stories, produced the newscasts and new shows, in our makeshift newsroom with hardly any equipment or resources. In #abscbn, I found my voice and pursued a calling, from the farthest towns to the diaspora communities an ocean away."

GMA-7 tops MNP's 2019 midterm elections coverage poll; ABS-CBN News Channel close second

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, May 20, 2019
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Aiming to be the preferred choice of most Filipino viewers, our local television networks pulled out all the stops at their respective election coverage on May 13th and 14th.

Of the choices we presented to you, our readers, for our MNP Poll, GMA-7's Eleksyon 2019 coverage ranked as the top choice with 28.38%.

Nielsen: GMA-7's 'Eleksyon 2019' the most watched election coverage

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, May 18, 2019
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GMA News and Public Affairs once again set the bar high as its “Eleksyon 2019: The GMA News and Public Affairs Special Coverage” was the most watched coverage nationwide based on Nielsen TV Audience Measurement’s overnight ratings data for May 13 and 14.

Overall, GMA’s special coverage of the 2019 Midterm Elections recorded an average people rating of 3.2 percent in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM), beating ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2019, which only got 2.8 percent.

In Urban Luzon, GMA’s Eleksyon 2019 special coverage scored an average rating of 3.4 percent while ABS-CBN recorded 2.4 percent.

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Kantar Media: ABS-CBN's 'Halalan 2019' tops TV ratings

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 17, 2019
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“TV Patrol” dominated TV screens around the country as Filipinos tuned in to await the results of the elections, with 29.2% versus GMA’s news broadcast, which hit just 19.9%, according to data from Kantar Media. The network actually earned a consistently higher rating in both urban and rural areas throughout the day, starting off with the early morning telecast, which earned 5.7 % versus GMA’s 5.4%, and the afternoon telecast which rated 12.7% versus GMA’s 9.8%. Meanwhile, the network’s late night coverage on “Bandila” was also preferred by viewers, garnering a 6% rating versus GMA’s late night news telecast which recorded just 5.1 %.

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MNP Poll: Where on TV are you watching the coverage of the 2019 midterm elections?

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, May 13, 2019
Logos: ABS-CBN GMA-7, CNN Philippines, One News
Today, Filipinos will be casting their votes for the crucial 2019 midterm elections. If the Social Weather Station (SWS) and Pulse Asia surveys are to be believed, all 12 slots for the senatorial race are likely to be taken by administration bets. If we go by the results of various campus polls, however, the opposition candidates of the Otso Diretso slate and some independent candidates can still pull off a surprise win.

2019 midterm elections: One News and One PH's coverage plans

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, May 11, 2019
Photos: One News, TV5, Danie Laurel, Jove Francisco
There will be no shortage of options for Cignal TV subscribers as the direct-to-home satellite pay TV provider will mount two separate coverages of the hotly contested 2019 midterm elections.

In partnership with the MVP media properties — News5, BusinessWorld, The Philippine Star, The Freeman — Cignal TV will offer wall-to-wall coverage of the 2019 race through its news channels, One News and One PH, airing both in English and Filipino respectively.

2019 midterm elections: ABS-CBN's coverage plans

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, May 11, 2019
Photos: ABS-CBN
Leading the way in telling the stories of Filipinos from different points in the country and the world, through ABS-CBN Regional and ABS-CBN News’ news bureaus in North America, Middle East, and Europe, are Noli “Kabayan” De Castro, Ted Failon, Karen Davila, Julius Babao, Bernadette Sembrano, Henry Omaga-Diaz, Zen Hernandez, Alvin Elchico, Gretchen Ho, and Anthony Taberna.

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