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After junking franchise, House panel wants to probe ABS-CBN property, digital TV

Jul 10, 2020 - 8:56 PM

The House committee on legislative franchises also recommends an inquiry on the sale of Philippine Depositary Receipts by all industries required to be 100% Filipino-owned, including media

Employees and supporters of media giant ABS CBN tropped to the House of Representatives to protest the franchise renewal of the network on July 6, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappelr

NTC shuts down ABS-CBN's Sky Direct, TV Plus channels

Jun 30, 2020 - 5:16 PM

(4th UPDATE) The National Telecommunications Commission delivers fresh blows against media giant ABS-CBN, further limiting its audience reach

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) orders ABS-CBN to stop operations of Sky Cable of its satellite service on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. ABS-CBN employees and some media supporters went lighted candles and decry the new cease and desist order. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


'Lord of the Rings' TV show looking for burn victims, amputees as extras

Jun 25, 2020 - 2:41 PM

'Unusual-looking' extras, as well as people who stand over 1.95 meters (6' 5") or below 1.45 meters (4' 8"), are also in demand for the upcoming Tolkien series

‘Hello Stranger’ just premiered and the stanning has begun

Jun 25, 2020 - 12:48 PM

‘Top ka, Mico, top ka!’

HELLO STRANGER. The show's first episode premieres online. Screenshot from YouTube.com/BlackSheepPH

'Mayon Volcano' trends after 2gether’s BrightWin holds first global fanmeet

Jun 20, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The hit TV pair also turned emotional as they looked back on their journey to global success

SNOWBALL POWER. "Mayon Volcano" trended in the Philippines after it was mentioned by 2gether The Series' Win Metawin (L) during his first global fanmeet with Bright Vachirawit. Photo from GMMTV

‘Hello Stranger’ to premiere on Facebook and YouTube on June 24

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:52 PM

The XavMi ship is about to sail!

READY TO SAIL. Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara star in the upcoming BL series 'Hello Stranger.' Screenshot from Twitter.com/Black_SheepPH

WATCH: The trailer for ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay,' Netflix's upcoming K-drama

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:35 PM

The show is set to premiere on Netflix in June

IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY. The new series tells the story of a psych ward caretaker and a children's book author who help each other overcome their own personal traumas. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, and Byeon Woo-seok's newest series will stream on Netflix

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:20 AM

The new series will premiere outside of South Korea via Netflix

UPCOMING SHOW. Park So-dam, Park Bo-gum, and Byeon Woo-seok will star in 'Record of Youth.' Photo via Netflix/courtesy of each talent's management

'Snowpiercer' review: Murder on the Polar Express

May 24, 2020 - 1:30 PM

The prolonged follow-up to Bong Joon-Ho’s sci-fi stunner streams on Netflix

SNOWPIERCER. 'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs takes the TV lead alongside Jennifer Connelly. Photo courtesy of Netflix

What TV to get for the PS5 or the Xbox Series X

May 14, 2020 - 4:12 PM

With the next generation of consoles upon us, it's time to see if we'd need to upgrade our screens

An 8K TV on display at CES. Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP


EXPLAINER: FICTAP Issues vs ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal

May 08, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Should ABS-CBN file a franchise for every channel? Did ABS-CBN violate its existing franchise by launching TVplus? Are ABS-CBN’s pay-per-view services illegal?

GMA News TV goes off air amid coronavirus outbreak in PH

Mar 19, 2020 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) 'Sa gitna ng enhanced community quarantine at ng state of calamity sa ating bansa...hindi po muna sasahimpapawid ang GMA News TV o ang GNTV,' says GMA News anchor Jessica Soho

Nobody's quite over that 'Crash Landing On You' finale

Feb 17, 2020 - 10:57 AM

The romance series stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin

'Crash Landing On You' finale clocks highest viewership ratings in channel's history

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:58 AM

It even beat out the finale ratings for 'Goblin,' which also aired on tvN

HIT SERIES. 'Crash Landing On You' breaks records in South Korea. Photo courtesy of Netflix

LOOK: Photos of 'Burado' cast members released

Feb 13, 2020 - 9:20 PM

The show is produced by Dreamscape Entertainment

Once more onto the bridge: Captain Picard returns to 'Star Trek'

Jan 14, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the new 'Star Trek series 'Picard'

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 13: Sir Patrick Stewart places his handprints and footprints in cement at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on January 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California. David Livingston/Getty Images/AFP

LIST: All the new shows and films ABS-CBN is releasing in 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:32 AM

The network releases its 2020 show reel

MAYWARD. The love team is set to star in an upcoming show 'Heart to Heart.' Screenshot from Youtube.com/ABSCBNOnline

WATCH: GMA teases 'Voltes V' live action adaptation

Jan 01, 2020 - 11:52 AM

Let's Volt In!

'Running Man' is coming to Manila in 2020

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Manila is the show's first stop in 2020

RUNNING MAN. The show comes to Manila in 2020. Screengrab from Happee Hour on YouTube

WATCH: GMA releases full trailer of 'Descendants of the Sun' PH adaptation

Dec 22, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The show is set to air in the 1st quarter of 2020

Bong Revilla returns to TV in ‘Agimat ng Agila’

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:19 AM

The actor-senator is set for a 2020 TV return on GMA-7's new show

Former Senator Bong Revilla attend Sandiganbayan hearing on his plunder case on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: GMA 7 teases PH adaptation of 'Descendants of the Sun'

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The show stars Dingdong Dantes, Jennylyn Mercaod, Rocco Nacino, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith

MWF tapes episodes for 'Aksyonovela TV' weekly online wrestling show

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:35 PM

New 'Aksyonovela TV' episodes air every Wednesday night on Manila Wrestling Federation's YouTube channel

'AKSYONOVELA TV.' The wrestlers of Manila Wrestling Federation star in MWF's weekly online show. Image from MWF's Facebook page

Noice! 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' renewed for season 8

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Good, super toit things come to those who w8! NBC announces the early renewal of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for an 8th season

Geek out at the Warner TV Pop Expo 2019

Nov 09, 2019 - 10:13 AM

It's going to be a day of pop culture on November 17 at Eastwood City

POP CULTURE DAY. The Warner TV Pop Expo is happening on November 17. Photo courtesy of Warner TV

'Long Distance' podcast premieres second season with documentary companion series

Nov 06, 2019 - 8:50 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The second season will include stories of an immigrant couple who paved the way for the rise of Filipino food in the United States and of a woman who survived torture and incarceration during the Martial Law

U.S. poet Emily Dickinson gets a 21st century reboot on Apple TV+

Nov 02, 2019 - 2:44 PM

'Dickinson' takes a look at the life of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, played by 22-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld

Apple TV+ seeks stardom on streaming service stage

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Apple seeks to attract viewers from a massive worldwide customer base of approximately 1.4 billion active iOS device users

OPRAH. Oprah Winfrey has 2 new documentaries on sexual harassment in the workplace and mental health coming to Apple TV+


LOOK: Behind the scenes of the Pinoy adaptation of 'Descendants of the Sun'

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado star as Captain Lucas and Dr Maxine in the show

James Reid to star with Momoland's Nancy in upcoming ABS-CBN drama

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'Soulmate' is set to be directed by Antoinette Jadaone

5 times ‘The Killer Bride’ got real

Oct 04, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Could this horror teleserye be the wokest show on local TV right now?

NOW STARRING. Janella Salvador plays as Emma Bonaobra in 'The Killer Bride.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSCBNOnline

Cignal, SKY negotiate joint bid for NBA broadcast

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Cignal TV and SKY are in negotiations with NBA after Solar Entertainment terminates airing NBA Premium and BTV

WATCHING NBA. Local cable TV networks Cignal and SKY are looking to broadcast NBA games in the Philippines. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Bow down to Olivia Colman in new ’The Crown’ season 3 teaser

Sep 24, 2019 - 3:41 PM

‘One just has to get on with it’

QUEEN. Olivia Colman plays Queen Elizabeth II in the upcoming season of 'The Crown.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Apple TV+ debuts in the Philippines on November 1

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:07 AM

Apple enters the online streaming market

APPLE TV+. Screenshot from Apple


What’s Apple announcing aside from new iPhones at their September 2019 event?

Sep 10, 2019 - 4:39 PM

A new Apple Watch, and specific details on Apple TV+ and Arcade are some of the things we're hoping to hear about at Apple's iPhone event

ARCADE. Ann Thai, senior product marketing manager of the App Store at Apple Inc., speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images/AFP

iPhone to share the spotlight with services at Apple's big event

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Current speculation is that Apple will introduce 3 upgraded iPhones, including Pro models, and a successor to its more affordable iPhone XR

THE NEXT BIG THING. In this file photo taken on June 03, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the keynote address during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. File photo by Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP

Binge-worthy: 'Call Me Tita'

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The comedy-drama leaps high, but doesn’t stick the landing

A TITA WORLD. 'Call Me Tita' is iWant's latest original offering. Screenshot from iWant

WATCH: ‘Mr. Robot’ final season trailer

Aug 28, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Rami Malek returns as hacker Elliot Anderson

MR ROBOT. Rami Malek returns as cybersecurity engineer turned hacker Elliott Anderson in the final season of the TV series. Screenshot from Mr Robot on YouTube

Apple debuts credit card in U.S. as it readies TV+ launch

Aug 21, 2019 - 12:31 PM

Apple Card has features that could shake up the credit card industry include not charging fees, giving users cash back on purchases, and providing tools for people to better manage their debt

APPLE CARD. Image from Apple


BB Gandanghari makes appearance in Netflix show 'Glow'

Aug 12, 2019 - 7:47 PM

BB appears in the show as a fortune-teller named Patricia

'American Crime Story' 3rd season to follow Lewinsky-Clinton scandal

Aug 07, 2019 - 6:35 PM

FX renews the true crime series for a 3rd season, which will be produced by Monica Lewinsky herself

WATCH: Nickelodeon's 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' reboot is giving us the chills

Aug 05, 2019 - 10:07 AM

The Midnight Society returns with more chilling stories

Beginner's guide: The K-drama starter pack

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM

This starter pack is from one newbie to another. Are you ready to spare 16 to 20 hours of your life for a K-drama?

Hulu renews 'Handmaid's Tale' for season 4

Jul 27, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Praise be!

'Will & Grace' officially says goodbye

Jul 26, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The NBC sitcom ended in 2006, only to be revived in 2017 for 3 more seasons. The last season will air in 2020.

'Goin' Bulilit' to end after 14 years on air

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:14 PM

The kiddie sketch comedy show first premiered in 2005

GOIN' BULILIT. The show is ending after 14 years. Screenshot from Facebook.com/goinbulilit.tv

She’s back: 'Gossip Girl' gets a reboot

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:33 AM

The popular CW teen drama is getting a spin-off series on HBO Max

WATCH: Rami Malek returns in teaser of 'Mr Robot' final season

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:54 AM

'I wonder how many people you had to hurt to get what you want?' an unknown woman asks Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek

Case closed: 'How To Get Away with Murder' season 6 to be its last

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:23 AM

How are things going to end for Annalise Keating and her students?

‘One Day At a Time’ returns for season 4

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:38 AM

After its abrupt Netflix cancellation, Pop TV saves the day!