‘TIS THE SEASON.
As The Turf approaches its 3rd anniversary this coming Wednesday — we will report the traditional annual holiday primer for the 4th time on what will be on television in the Philippines. This year’s Christmas Day and the coming New Year’s Day (2017) will both fall on Sunday — James Ty III’s favorite day of the week — and it’ll be the first Christmas for President Rodrigo Duterte.
This holiday primer will span from today, December 10, 2016 until January 1, 2017 and it will split into seven (7) chronological phases.
Please bear with us because sometimes, not everything will go on as planned or expected.
This post is dedicated to Jerick Ilagan (ramones1986).
CHANGE IS COMING. Those three words is a slogan of Rodrigo Duterte during his campaign. Now that he is our President of this country for 11 days, this slogan is currently putting in to practice on its six-year plan nationwide.
In the Philippine television industry, the Big 3 will not affect the operation under the new Presidential administration when it comes to entertainment, religious and sports programming. The Big 3’s news departments are trying to be fine-tuned on covering the remaining 89 days (to complete his first 100 days) and the rest of his term (i.e. until June 30, 2022) that may impair their respective definition, scope and limitation of objectivity in journalism. Nevertheless, there is only one TV network that will affect the most among the VHF occupants: People’s Television Network (PTV 4).
Why is PTV 4 in the spotlight of this article? How extensive is his change in Visayas Avenue? The short answer we can assess is very extensive and the Turf will tackle this into deep detail.
THIS MONDAY (MAY 9) is Judgment Day for the Republic of the Philippines: Election Day (E-Day). 54.4 million registered voters will take part and flock to the polling stations to cast the ballot on who will be the 16th President and his/her Vice President.
For Philippine television observers and recorders, this day will mark the biggest assessment and battle of broadcasting technology, set design, impartiality of their news delivery and coverage continuity for each participating network.
LAST YEAR, “Here Comes Mr. Oh”, their first dubbed Koreanovela, made it to the small screens on People’s Television Network (PTV). However, the press did not recognize the effect of the underdog network competing on the hallyu wave until last February. Despite of conclusion or abruption, their first attempt accrued 800,000 viewers on its first week, according to a broadsheet.
Now, the network of Visayas Avenue tries anew with another dubbed K-Drama. This time, it’s different; enter “The Legendary Doctor.”
THE NEW YEAR will be handed over in 4 days but before we bid adieu to 2014, here is the look back of what happened over the boob tube on the Media ng Bayan (PTV and IBC) and 9TV.
WE ARE NOW two weeks left until Christmas Day and you may ask the Turf, “What’s on free TV this Christmas season?” (more…)
NOT-SO-BLIND ITEM: GMA 7 has gone eavesdropping into PTV 4 with the latter’s confirmation of airing the new Koreanovela “Here Comes Mr. Oh“.
The Kapuso Network decided to re-air “The Coffee Prince” later today. Channel 7 aired the said drama from Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), the same broadcaster as Mr. Oh, last January 2008. Four years later, the network was given a franchise for local production.
[This post is dedicated to James Ty III and current and potential sportswriters.]
ACCORDING TO JAMES TY III, PTV Sports will air after News@6 on People’s Television Network at 7:00 p.m. beginning Monday, November 3. This move may have followed the likes of 9TV’s Sports Desk and ABS-CBN Sports and Action’s The Score after their Nightly News and News+ respectively but it retains the title of being the “Earliest and Oldest Running Sports News Program of Free Philippine TV.”