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Remulla: Amcara Broadcasting Network is ABS-CBN’s ‘dummy’

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:33 PM

(UPDATED) Amcara executives admit that its transmitters for its digital services were provided by ABS-CBN, and that Channel 43's airtime was devoted to ABS-CBN's digital channels

DUMMY? 7th District Representative Jesus Crispin Remulla interpellates Amcara Broadcasting Network officials during the 11th House hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise woes on July 2, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' YouTube account

What is ‘Wow China,’ the radio show sparking outrage on social media?

May 11, 2020 - 10:08 PM

The 2-year-old program sparks fresh backlash during the coronavirus pandemic and after the government issues a cease and desist order vs ABS-CBN

RADIO SHOW. The Wow China radio show seeks to improve relations between the Philippines and China. Screenshot from Radyo Pilipinas

What's taking Congress so long to tackle ABS-CBN's franchise?

Feb 23, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Data collated from the previous 17th Congress and the current 18th Congress show both the House and Senate are quick to renew franchises of major broadcast networks – except ABS-CBN's

South Korean TV 'reunites' mother with dead daughter in VR show

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:53 AM

MBC documentary 'I Met You' shows a tearful reunion between a South Korean mother and her deceased 6-year-old daughter via advanced virtual reality

BBC to axe 450 newsroom jobs

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:37 PM

'The BBC has to face up to the changing way audiences are using us,' says Fran Unsworth, director of news and current affairs

BBC. File photo of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Scotland building, in Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. File photo by Shutterstock

BBC expands shortwave radio news coverage in Kashmir

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:23 AM

A BBC statement says, 'given the shutdown of digital services and phone lines in the region, it's right for us to try and increase the provision of news on our short wave radio services'

BBC Scotland building, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; November 4th 2017: Glasgow headquarters building of the British Broadcasting Corporation at Pacific Quay.

Australian media sue police after raids over leaked documents

Jun 24, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation demands an injunction to prevent police from accessing seized files, which concern a two-year-old investigative report on war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan

NTC to KBP: No more airing of Shanti Dope's 'Amatz'

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The PDEA earlier said the song 'may mislead the innocent youth into thinking that the effects of illegal drug use to be harmless'

BANNED. The NTC wants KBP to make sure its members stop airing Shanti Dope's song 'Amatz.' Screenshot from the Amatz music video

BBC wants security review after cameraman attacked at Trump rally

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:11 AM

A Trump supporter yelling anti-media slogans attacks a British Broadcasting Corporation cameraman during the US president's rally in El Paso

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 11, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in El Paso, Texas. The British Broadcasting Corporation asked the White House for a review of security arrangements on February 12, 2019 after a BBC cameraman was assaulted at a Donald Trump rally. BBC cameraman Ron Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter yelling anti-media slogans during the US president's rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday night.Skeans was unhurt and the man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat was restrained and removed from the riser where the media had assembled.  Nicholas Kamm / AFP

CNN's New York offices evacuated after bomb threat, no explosive found

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The roughly 90-minute drama recalls a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered at CNN's New York headquarters

House OKs renewing CBCP broadcast franchise for 25 years

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:30 PM

House Bill 8155 gives the President a 'special right' to 'temporarily take over and operate' the CBCP’s media facilities during times of war, rebellion, public peril, calamity, emergency, disaster, or disturbance of peace and order

Albay broadcaster Joey Llana laid to rest

Jul 26, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Nearly a week after Joey Llana was gunned down, there are still no witnesses or leads in the case

MOTHER'S GRIEF. The mother of slain broadcaster Joey Llana says goodbye to her son on July 26, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

BBC reporter killed in eastern Afghanistan

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:00 PM

It comes after two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul in the morning and killed at least 25 people, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer for Afghanistan Shah Marai and 8 other journalists

FAST FACTS: What's in the PCOO budget?

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:53 PM

PCOO's funds in the national budget include those for attached agencies such as the Philippine Information Agency, RTVM, and the National Printing Office

A closer look at S+A's plunge into European club football

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

ABS-CBN will show Europe's best club football on free TV. Here's why it can help boost Pinoy football.

MEN ON A MISSION. (Left to Right) Azkals manager Dan Palami, PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes, Demeter Corporation's managing director Sorrakit Lathitham, Bernard Sumayao Chairman of Triple CH Holdings, Lazarus Xavier, CEO of the PFL, and Dino Laurena, Head of Integrated Sports in ABS-CBN. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Nearly P620 million in unauthorized bonuses given to GOCCs in 2016

Oct 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has the largest amount of unauthorized perks released in 2016, at P518 million

UNAUTHORIZED BENEFITS. The Commission on Audit finds that 8 GOCCs paid P619 million worth of unauthorized perks to its personnel in 2016.

Veteran broadcaster Joe Taruc dies

Sep 30, 2017 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) Industry colleagues and politicians pay tribute to the 'legendary' Joe Taruc, who passed away at age 70

VETERAN BROADCASTER. Veteran broadcaster Joe Taruc has passed away. Photo from Joe Taruc's Facebook page

Hong Kong radio replaces BBC with Chinese programming

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Hong Kong s public radio station replaces its 24 hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state run programming

A general view shows the skyline of the Central district of Hong Kong on June 27, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Foreign journalist covering Marawi survives stray bullet

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Adam Harvey of the Australian TV network ABC is hit by a stray bullet as he took photos inside the provincial capitol compound

BULLET HOLE. A sniper's bullet pierces through a wall of a mosque near a military camp in Marawi City. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

RTVM apologizes for streaming Logan on Facebook page

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:20 PM

RTVM expresses regret for the slip up and says we continue to work on our daily broadcast documentation and coverage of presidential engagements

Facebook bans graphics-only live polls

May 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Facebook pages that violate the policy will see their live broadcasts demoted

Play with polar bears at PH's first augmented reality experience

May 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Interact with polar bears penguins seals and more creatures of the Arctic with the Philippines first broadcast augmented reality experience

AUGMENTED REALITY. Kids play with polar bears and penguins at Shangri-La Plaza's augmented reality experience. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Ukraine has barred Russian singer and Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova over illegally entering Moscow annexed Crimea for a 2015 performance

BANNED. Russian singer and Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova has been barred from entering Ukraine. Photo from Wikipedia

TV5 dismisses 98 employees; MVP says it's the last batch

Feb 27, 2017 - 6:02 PM

The TV5 Employees Union says management has given conflicting reasons for the dismissal Manuel Pangilinan says whole new content strategy to make station debt free by 2019

ABS-CBN files over $8M lawsuit vs website for piracy

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The listed media company says it plans to quadruple its anti piracy efforts this year after it sued numerous pirates in 2016

STEP UP. The Lopez-led broadcast giant says it will step up its anti-piracy enforcement in 2017. Rappler file photo

Hardware boom comes with PH shift to digital TV

Feb 14, 2017 - 6:43 PM

In 2023 all local broadcasters will turn off their analog airwaves This shift is driving sales growth in the brown goods industry

BIG SCREENS. Samsung QLED TV on display during a press event for CES 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Agence France-Presse

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.

Brazil court orders seizure of Olympic broadcaster's assets

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:28 PM

Prosecutors say the Olympic Broadcast Services subjected thousands of workers to abusive labor conditions

ASSETS SEIZED. A Brazilian court has ordered the seizure of goods and assets belonging to the broadcast-arm of the International Olympic Committee. Photo from the Olympic Broadcast Services

BBC chair quits amid shake-up of British broadcaster

Sep 14, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The negotiation over a new charter is a delicate process for the BBC which is widely loved in Britain but also draws political fire over its output because of its dependence on an annual license fee

CHANGE IS COMING. In this file photo, a BBC logo is pictured on a television screen inside the BBC's New Broadcasting House office in central London, on November 12, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

Bill seeks to create People’s Broadcasting Corp to replace PTV-4

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:34 PM

The proposed new government TV station is envisioned to meet international standards

NEW GOV'T TV STATION. Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfred Vargas files a bill establishing the People's Broadcasting Corporation.

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

The pet bills of President Duterte

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Duterte did not mention in his first SONA two bills that his top allies in the 17th Congress declared they would prioritize: the reimposition of the death penalty and the lowering to 15 years the minimum age of criminal responsibility

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address, as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listen. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

DLSU CommCon: Revolutionizing the Future of Communication

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Press release: With the theme Revolutionizing the Future of Communication the 2nd Communication Conference will offer 48 talks on a wide range of topics about print broadcast film design business events and public relations

Duterte: State-run media to create Muslim and Lumad channels

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The President says foreign news executives from BBC and ABC will train PTV4 personnel and broadcast hubs in the Visayas and Mindanao will be established

ADDRESSING CONGRESS. President Duterte in his first SONA on July 25, 2016. Image from PTV4 Facebook page

Chris Evans quits as lead host on BBC's 'Top Gear'

Jul 05, 2016 - 12:41 AM

Chris Evans: Gave it my best shot but sometimes that s not enough The team are beyond brilliant I wish them all the best

CHRIS EVANS. Host Chris Evans speaks onstage during the Top Gear panel as part of the BBC America portion of This is Cable 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Tour at Langham Hotel on January 8, 2016 in Pasadena, California. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/AFP

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 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

France's Vivendi, Italy's Mediaset clinch deal in challenge to Netflix

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Two European media companies sign a deal to pose a challenge to Netflix s growing reach and create a pan European leader in media and content production

epa04708296 A view of the entrance of the Olympia Hall where Vivendi's General Meeting is organized in Paris, France, 17 April 2015. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

GMA-7 partners with OSN, StarHub to expand global reach

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The broadcasting network s international channels are now available in 60 countries and 50 states of the US and the District of Columbia

MORE DEALS. GMA Network further expands its global footprint. In the photo are the GMA and OSN executives. Photo from GMA International

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

Malaysia deports Australian journalists who questioned PM

Mar 15, 2016 - 10:08 AM

UPDATED Malaysia deports two Australian journalists who were detained after trying to question Prime Minister Najib Razak about multiple scandals swirling around him

ABC journalists Louie Eroglu (L) and Linton Besser (R). Photo courtesy Sally Neighbour/ABC/Twitter

Australia 'concerned' over journalists detained in Malaysia

Mar 14, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia s high commissioner ambassador in Malaysia has been in contact with the pair Four Corners reporter Linton Besser and camera operator Louie Eroglu

In this file photo, a motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

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

ABS-CBN names new president and CEO

Dec 18, 2015 - 11:06 AM

UPDATED Carlo L Katigbak will assume the role starting January 1 2016 while Charo Santos Concio will retire effective December 31 this year

NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO. Carlo L. Katigbak will assume the leadership roles in ABS-CBN Corporation effective January 1, 2016. Photo from Eric John Salut's Facebook account

Senate approves bills on TV, radio franchises

Dec 07, 2015 - 6:26 PM

5 networks can operate for 25 more years subject to amendment alteration or repeal by Congress

FRANCHISE. Senator Serge Osmeña says the continued operation of the 5 radio and TV networks would generate additional jobs, create career opportunities, and continue "to provide the Filipino people with additional access to information to help them in their daily lives."

Abaya on laglag-bala woes: Review Firearms and Ammunition Act

Nov 04, 2015 - 7:59 PM

There are 1 212 cases of intercepted ammunition at NAIA terminals so far this year

NO PROOF YET. "So far, we have not established any fact to show any syndicate planting [bullets], but any passenger wrongly charged with planted evidence deserves all the attention of the government," DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

Gov't won't tolerate 'laglag bala' – Abaya

Nov 01, 2015 - 1:03 AM

The DOTC says it is studying the structure of aviation security setting up additional CCTVs changing handling procedures and stepping up the investigation on the alleged laglag bala scam

TANIM BALA. 'We have terminated and have filed charges against OTS and MIAA personnel before and will not hesitate to do it at all,' Abaya says

Rahasia membuat video Youtube kamu viral

Oct 24, 2015 - 3:55 PM

Membuat video yang dinikmatin ribuan pemirsa memang tidak mudah tapi bukan tidak mungkin

LAYARIA. Artis sekaligus CEO Layaria Dennis Adhiswara dalam acara konferensi pers peluncuran YouTube Broadcast Box di Jakarta, 24 Oktober. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler