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Cayetano: Duterte deferring to Congress means ABS-CBN likely to get NTC permit

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also insists it would 'do more harm than good' to ABS-CBN if the House would squeeze in a hearing on its franchise renewal before Congress takes a break in March

FRANCHISE WOES. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano talks about the fate of ABS-CBN's franchise renewal in the House on February 27, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel ‘enjoins’ NTC to grant ABS-CBN provisional authority to operate

Feb 26, 2020 - 6:35 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano believes this letter would be 'sufficient' for the NTC to allow ABS-CBN to keep operating beyond May 4

IN SESSION. The plenary session hall of the House of Representatives as pictured on December 11, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano: House notice to NTC 'sufficient’ to allow ABS-CBN to keep operating

Feb 24, 2020 - 8:53 PM

The Speaker says the House leadership is talking to the National Telecommunications Commission to help secure a provisional authority for ABS-CBN

STILL NO HEARING. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells reporters on February 24, 2020 why the House leadership still finds no urgency in holding its first hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

ABS-CBN hits 2016 target income, fueled by election spending

Mar 20, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The media giant s election related spending for 2016 amounted to P2 8 billion versus P2 4 billion in 2010

HIGHER AD REVENUE. ABS-CBN Chief Financial Officer Aldrin Cerrado (extreme left) says the company saw a 9% growth in revenue, which closed at P41.6 billion in 2016. While its cost and expenses were up only 6% last year. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

GMA Network initially spends P416M on DTT shift

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:28 PM

GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon says the network is now prepared to exit the test phase and begin with the first part of its DTT rollout in Mega Manila

ANALOG SHUTDOWN. TV networks in the Philippines are forced to shift to digital TV to stay afloat in today's digital wave.

ABS-CBN's net income jumps 50% on strong ad revenues

Oct 28, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Boosted by election spending ABS CBN’s net income for the January September 2016 period increases to P2 85 billion from P1 89 billion in the same period a year ago

ADS GROWTH. ABS-CBN sees an increase in airtime placements from regular advertisers and from candidates in the May elections.

Tech-savvy PH startups honored at #BeTheBoss 2016

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:54 AM

The Sexy Chef Sky Eye Inc Holy Carabao and Pedro Brewcrafters emerged as winners after getting top marks from the panel of judges and most votes from the public

THE FUTURE OF PH ENTREPRENEURS IS BRIGHT. #BeTheBoss winners flanked by the panel of judges and PLDT Smart executives

ABS-CBN income rises by 76% on higher ads

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The listed media and entertainment firm s net income shoots up by 76 to P2 1 billion during the first 6 months of the year

THANKS, ELECTIONS. ABS-CBN sees an increase in airtime placements from regular advertisers and from candidates running for office in the May elections.

GMA Network's net income shoots up by 116%

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Although financial results exceeded expectations in the first half of 2016 GMA officials say they will keep their profit guidance of P3 billion for the year

FINANCIAL BRIEFING. In the photo are (from left) GMA CFO Felipe S. Yalong, GMA President Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Chairman Felipe L. Gozon, and GMA Chief Marketing Officer Lizelle G. Maralag. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

GMA Network 'conservative' in P1.5B digital shift

May 18, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The broadcasting giant says it earmarked P1 billion to P1 5 billion for the digital shift – much lower than ABS CBN s about P3 billion

ANALOG SHUTDOWN. TV networks in the Philippines are forced to shift to digital TV to stay afloat in today's digital wave

Higher ad revenues lift ABS-CBN's net income

May 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Its January March net income increases by 34 compared to the same period last year

THANKS, ELECTIONS. ABS-CBN sees an increase in airtime placements from regular advertisers and from candidates running for office in the May elections

GMA Network's net income doubles with election-related ads

May 05, 2016 - 4:35 PM

The chief of the broadcasting giant says he is hoping the network s net income would hit P3 billion by yearend

BREACHING TARGETS. GMA Network's Felipe Gozon (2nd to the right) says he hopes the network will further improve profitability, particularly in regular advertising. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler.com

GMA Network reports P1.94B dividend payout

Apr 11, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The broadcast giant is also confident it can end 2016 with higher revenues than 2015

The cash dividend payout reaffirms GMA's commitment to its shareholders to provide them with the best returns, its chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon says. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

As election nears, ABS-CBN net income surges in 2015

Mar 21, 2016 - 8:40 AM

A new advertisement pricing scheme implemented in May 2015 helped boost the broadcast giant s net income

POSITIVE. ABS-CBN  expects 2016 to be a good year on the back of election-related advertisements

GMA Network breaches P2B net income target for 2015

Feb 11, 2016 - 6:46 PM

The broadcast giant is also confident it can end 2016 with even higher revenues

HIGHER THAN EXPECTED. The GMA chief says 2015's net income is over 100% higher than 2014's P1 billion ($21.05 million). Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

British firms to invest in PH telecom, media

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:29 PM

The UK government is committed to lead the development of 5G mobile technology British Embassy Manila says

TELECOM MISSION. These British firms can provide telecommunications solutions that would help address the growing needs of the Philippine market, British Embassy Manila says.

2012: A horrible year for MVP

Dec 31, 2012 - 6:15 PM

The year 2012 is marked by breakups and makeups for Manuel V Pangilinan the head of the country s largest infrastructure group leading telecommunications firm top power retailer and biggest gold producer

Surge in smartphones contribute to slow death of text messaging

Jun 24, 2012 - 2:18 PM

Ovum estimates the rise of alternative messaging services has slashed 8 7 billion from the revenues of telecom operators worldwide in 2010 and 13 9 billion in 2011