A TUG-OF-WAR is a game where two teams pull their respective ends of a rope. The more exertion of a pull of one team will defeat and fall off the other. It can be played indoors or outdoors without any limits.
In a metaphorical sense, tugs-of-war can be used on a rivalry for a long time be it in sports (e.g. PBA’s Manila Clasico & UAAP’s Ateneo vs. La Salle), in politics (e.g. the issue on burying President Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani or in Ilocos) or in entertainment.
On the last general category, we heard such things perpetually and mindlessly — the ratings game on television where the players are only between the main channels, ABS-CBN and GMA. However, there is another tug-of-war that the rest of public won’t discuss on forum threads and social media — the programming control of national networks.
Timow’s Turf asked you on such treatment when you stepped into the shoes of a programming head of a broadcast network. Don’t spoil the results just yet because we will detail it further.
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.
FOR THE PAST two months, you were able to watch at least one of the first COMELEC-organized debate series after 24 years — three (3) presidential and one (1) vice-presidential.
After yesterday’s final leg of the PiliPinas Debates 2016, you already decided who to vote for President and Vice President on May 9 but if not, don’t worry, the Turf says, “Take your time.”
In this post, how did each leg of the debate played out? Will this assessment pose their respective better coverage on Election Day itself? Let’s analyze them in detail.
NOTE: The Turf did not include the Harapan ng Bise on ABS-CBN that happened last April 17 because they’re not organized by COMELEC.
WHILE UAAP and NCAA’s volleyball elimination rounds are ongoing, a new small player now faces competition against the Philippine collegiate volleyball empires. Shakey’s Girls’ Volleyball League (SGVL) is now filling the weekday afternoon gap of People’s Television Network (PTV), beginning today, December 9 instead of yesterday, due to the coverage of Typhoon ‘Ruby’.
SGVL, not to be confused with Shakey’s V-League once aired on GMA News TV, is a national volleyball league with regional legs and its players come from selected schools.
In the televised edition of Visayas Avenue, SGVL will cover the National Capital Region leg, comprising 10 schools: Hope Christian High School, De La Salle – Zobel, Kings’ Montessori School, Academy of God’s Children, Grace Christian College, University of Santo Tomas, National University, Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan, Inc., Angelicum College and Rizal High School. (Notice the two universities belong to UAAP.)
The actual elimination of the leg began last November 29 (10 days before the telecast) at the Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City and will last through the next 4 weekend days with four matches each day. On December 14, the semi-finals will be held in the morning while the finals will be held in the afternoon.
However, the network was given two hours a weekday from 3:00 p.m.; thus, the volleyball match day will be divided into two. Extrapolating the division, the elimination rounds will last 10 telecast days or 2 full weeks with the target date on Monday, December 22. The semi-finals on the morning of 14th will be tentatively televised on December 23 while the finals will be on Christmas Eve, December 24.
Having PTV to carry SGVL is a great honor since carrying ASEAN Basketball League despite of the government network’s forgivable lack of sports division.
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