Cathy Yang to host the first Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

By | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Market Edge and Business Nightly anchor Cathy Yang will be hosting the first Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum happening tomorrow, May 25, at the Grand Plaza Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

The ANC Leadership Series, which is part of the Kapamilya news channel's 20th anniversary offering, will feature global business leader Sir Richard Branson as its guest speaker.

MNP Q&A: Connie Sison, News Anchor for GMA News

By | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
As someone who has been part of the local news business for almost two decades now, Connie Sison needs no introduction at all, but we're going to give her one anyway.

A homegrown talent of ABS-CBN News, Sison became a household name in the '90s through her contributions on programs such as Hoy Gising and TV Patrol. She would later on hold the distinction of being one of the first Kapamilya newsers to report on three of ABS-CBN networks: ABS-CBN Channel 2, Sarimanok News Network [now known as ANC] and the now-defunct Studio 23.

CMFR praises TV5's 'Bilang Pilipino' election coverage

By | Thursday, May 19, 2016
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility or CMFR has published a review of the local networks' coverage of the 2016 elections.

While writing that "most channels enhanced presentations with the standard polish of TV newscasting," TV5's countdown on the night of May 9, for them, was the clear winner.

It also noted: "TV5’s innovative efforts to make their coverage stylish and informative. More important, given the quality of vote tracking, the anchors also made it easy to understand."

TFC's 'Adobo Nation' wins three Telly Awards

By | Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Adobo Nation has once again scored multiple awards at the 37th Annual Telly Awards.

The magazine show, which is produced by The Filipino Channel (TFC), scored three Bronze awards for two of its features aired on its "Sari-Sari, Etc." segment.

The feature "Creativity Explored,” produced by Ricky Bryan Ganeb Dellinger, won two Bronze Tellys for Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Education and Film/Video and TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Charitable/Not-for-profit, while the "Sama Sama Cooperative Camp” feature won the prize for Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Cultural.

GMA-7 regional reporter John Paul Sarsuelo Seniel slams ABS-CBN's Doris Bigornia in a Facebook post

By | Thursday, May 12, 2016
Updated: May 12, 4:57PM

ABS-CBN has just issued a statement saying that it is currently investigating the incident involving Bigornia:

“ABS-CBN News is investigating the incident involving journalist Doris Bigornia that was the subject of an open letter/complaint by a GMA reporter.

'Bigornia has given her side of the story and we are now evaluating the claims and counter-claims of the two reporters.

"We have also reached out to the GMA reporter to discuss the issue.

"As we continue to investigate, we assure the public of our commitment to uphold the provisions of our Ethics and Standards Manual.”

GMA-7's 'Eleksyon 2016' coverage tops AGB Nielsen's NUTAM, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila ratings

By | Thursday, May 12, 2016
Based on Nielsen TV Audience Measurement overnight ratings data for May 9, GMA's special coverage of the 2016 national elections was the most watched nationwide with an average of 37.7 percent people share in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM). It beat ABS-CBN's Halalan 2016, which posted 34.1 percent and TV5's Bilang Pilipino with 7.5 percent.

The Kapuso Network's special coverage registered even higher numbers in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, which respectively account for 77 and 60 percent of all urban TV households in the country.

Full press release after the jump...

MNP Poll: Where will you be watching the coverage of the 2016 elections?

By | Sunday, May 08, 2016
Just like the presidential candidates, local networks will be seeking to capture the voters' attention tomorrow as preparations are underway for what we are considering the UAAP of television news.

2016 Elections: ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs' coverage plans

By | Friday, May 06, 2016
Noli De Castro and Bernadette Sembrano will kick-off the ABS-CBN election coverage at 5am, followed by Julius Babao and Karen Davila at 10am, Ted Failon and Ces Drilon at 3pm before the special edition of “TV Patrol” at 6:30pm. Henry Omaga-Diaz and Lynda Jumilla will continue the coverage at 8pm on ABS-CBN Sports + Action, after which the coverage goes back to ABS-CBN with “Bandila” anchors Babao, Davila, and Drilon at 10pm, then Omaga-Diaz and Jumilla return on-air at 1am. Serving as social media anchors are Gretchen Ho, TJ Manotoc, Gretchen Fullido and Dyan Castillejo.

ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel will also provide live updates from precincts, news reports, interviews, and analysis beginning 3:30am on Election Day (May 9) with Cathy Yang and David Celdran in the first shift. Davila, Nancy Irlanda, Karmina Constantino, TJ Manotoc, Ron Cruz, Edric Mendoza, Tony Velasquez, Jumilla, Teddy Boy Locsin, Tina Palma, Gigi Grande, and Christian Esguerra will also do anchor duties while Paolo Abrera, Lexi Schulze, and Ria Tanjuatco will alternate for the social listening segment.

Full press release after the jump...

2016 Elections: GMA News and Public Affairs' coverage plans

By | Friday, May 06, 2016
GMA News and Public Affairs promises to bring the most trusted, most innovative and most in-depth coverage of Eleksyon 2016, tapping all of its platforms to deliver a blow by blow account of one of the most hotly contested Presidential elections in Philippine history.

GMA’s special coverage on May 9 and 10 will utilize the latest technology in broadcast news reportage today, including immersive graphics, 360-degree video cameras, and live drone footage.

Full press release after the jump...

2016 Elections: CNN Philippines' coverage plans

By | Friday, May 06, 2016
On the day The Filipino Votes, CNN Philippines promises to deliver election coverage that is accurate, fair, and balanced  On May 9, as the country holds the 2016 general elections, the local franchise of the most trusted name in world news goes all over the country to get audiences in the Philippines the news, information, and perspective they need on a day that is sure to go down in the country's history.

CNN Philippines will have 24 hours of non-stop live coverage of the big day, starting at 5 a.m. from the CNN Philippines Headquarters, to be led by the network’s top anchors. The network will have 80 correspondents and stringers all across the country to provide up-to-the-minute live reports, not to mention its Election Bureaus in Cebu and Davao. And in the studio, CNN Philippines will have the day's newsmakers, as well as expert analysis and insightful perspectives from key voices across the political spectrum.

Full press release after the jump...