DESCRIBE Miss Casino Filipino (the beauty pageant) in a phrase.
Your answers may be any one of these: Flop. Cheap. Walang kwenta. Binibining Pilipinas wannabe. Gaya-gaya puto maya.
The Turf knows how you treated this beauty pageant that is not much as popular as Binibining Pilipinas or Miss World Philippines. But to be honest, this blog will tackle the technical aspects of this recent competition and some television notes of beauty contests in the Philippines
Miss Casino Filipino vs. Binibining Pilipinas: the technical grudge match
The Miss Casino Filipino 2014 has been crowned to Ms. Rogelie Catacutan representing CF Cebu last Sunday, September 21 at the Midas Hotel (originally on Friday but was canceled due to Typhoon Mario) but the broadcast will not be seen until Sunday, September 28 on PTV 4.
This is not the case six months ago at the Big Dome (Smart Araneta Coliseum) where the coronation of Binibining Pilipinas took place and ABS-CBN is the responsible broadcaster.
The coronation of BP was last March 30, where Ms. Mary Jean Lastimosa was crowned, and the network promised to air it as part of Sunday’s Best on that day but the special was lost on both records of the ratings firms, Kantar and Nielsen. Among of the reason is the delayed telecast (for a few hours) with edits and reliance of social media, particularly Rappler with the live blog.
This is where the Kapamilya Network set the procedures of broadcasting BP 2014:
- The cameras must have filmed into fragments after the hosts will say the trigger phrase or similar words, “We’ll be right back,”
- The captured video is received on an OB editing van and VTR editors will rush to beat the deadline (hours before the scheduled broadcast) with quicker decisions on which snippets of the tape will stay or not.
PTV does the antithesis of Channel 2, aside from the financial and ownership comparison. The filming of the coronation night is straight rather than staggered. Since PTV’s scheduling and duration availability is so restrictive than ABS-CBN, the available slot for Channel 4 is on Sunday from 8 to 10:30 p.m. (except 9 p.m. for the usual Lotto Draw), like what they did in OPM@Pagcor 4 last June. The editors will have to fit in for a long time frame.
In the end, it would totally lose the relevance of its viewers, particularly, pageant fans. The longer the delay, the lesser the viewers. The shorter or live, the better.
This case is not just applicable for beauty pageants but also singing contests.
Other pageants to be broadcast
GMA Network is committed to air Miss World Philippines next month. The coronation night will be on October 12 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena but the airing remains unsure on that night on SNBO or next Sunday before Sunday All Stars. The Miss World international pageant will be in London on December 14 to crown the successor of Ms. Megan Young. Again, it is not sure that GMA will air Miss World on that evening of that day or next Sunday.
Miss Universe 2014, on the other hand, will take place in Doral, Florida but the date comes into controversy. Instead of having a Miss Universe on the last quarter of the year, they will crown the new Miss Universe on January 25, 2015. Hence, two Miss Universe editions will air for the new year. By obvious track record, ABS-CBN will be responsible for the broadcast but if the live broadcast takes place in the early evening in the East Coast, the network would face a delay like what happened with the recent NBA Finals and we know who is to blame.
UPDATE (September 26): The Miss Casino Filipino pageant will air on this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. for 1 1/2 hours straight. Miss Tourism Philippines (crowned last Tuesday) will air on TV5 at 10:00 p.m.
[Photo courtesy of Miss Casino Filipino Facebook page.]