Beginning Monday, April 24, the channel will carry a complete simulcast of its top news and commentary programs from 6-11AM.
Mike Enriquez, anchor and GMA Consultant for Radio Operations, will headline three of the four programs beginning with Saksi Sa Dobol B. He will later on team up with Joel Reyes Zobel on Super Sa Balita Nationwide, and Sino? with the popular duo of Arnold Clavio and Ali Sotto — who will also anchor Dobol A Sa Dobol B.
“Dobol B Sa News TV will be a milestone in the very long history of DZBB,” said Enriquez, who will co-supervise the entire lineup with Vice President for Radio Operations Glenn Allona. “GMA started with station DZBB way back after the war as Republic Broadcasting System. So DZBB is where it all began."
He added: “We are strengthening DZBB as a radio broadcast operation. Dadalhin namin ‘yung ingay ng radio sa TV. Pero ‘yung ingay ng radyo sa Dobol B hindi mababawasan, dadagdagan pa namin. What we are essentially doing here is we are getting rid of the box. We are not thinking out of the box, we are getting rid of the box."
News To Go, the morning newscast anchored by Howie Severino and Kara David, will become a lead-in to Balitanghali and will be moved to 11AM in its new condensed half-hour format.
Partnerships between company subsidiaries have been a common path not only to expand viewership, but also to target new emerging audience. DZMM TeleRadyo, which last night introduced a primetime edition of ABS-CBN's Bandila, pioneered this trend a decade ago.
AksyonTV followed suit in 2011 when it began broadcasting some of the programs of Radyo Singko 92.3 newsFM, the radio arm of TV5.
GMA News TV and DZBB also have a history of collaboration in the past as the channel originally included Saksi sa Dobol B in its programming grid during its launch in 2011.
Watch the promo video below: