After COVID-19, we need a better system

Our government’s response in handling the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the inefficiencies of our current system. Why? Under the unitary system, the national government sets rules and guidelines while the local government units cannot independently act on their own and are being micromanaged from the top levels of leadership despite the fact that these local governmentsContinue reading “After COVID-19, we need a better system”

High definition broadcast on digital free TV

We are five years shy of meeting the analog shutdown deadline, which means by that time a majority of the Philippine TV market would have migrated to digital terrestrial TV. While we’re at it (that is the transition stage), we will see how our television networks are faring in terms of delivering content. As mostContinue reading “High definition broadcast on digital free TV”

ABS-CBN updates its digital lineup, adds new channels

Come July 30, ABS-CBN will unveil new digital channels. Movie Central, Asianovela Channel, Jeepney TV, Myx, and O Shopping will be available via UHF 16 in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and parts of Pampanga and UHF 36 in Metro Cebu. This is seen as a response to Solar’s recent moves to make aContinue reading “ABS-CBN updates its digital lineup, adds new channels”

In my own words: SONA 2018

It’s the time of the year again where the chief executive will face the joint session of congress to address the nation on what achievements the government has accomplished. While the other blog will just rant like a crybaby he truly is (and how he keeps parroting that “I told you so” line just toContinue reading “In my own words: SONA 2018”

Eleksyon na naman. At ang papanget ng jingle niyo.

Matapos na makailang beses na muntik hindi matuloy dahil sa pangamba na ang karamihan sa mga kandidato ay mga may koneksyon sa ilegal na droga, matutuloy na sa Lunes ang Barangay at SK elections. At mayroon akong napapansin. Na karamihan sa mga jingle ng kandidato ay base sa mga nauusong kanta. Bboom Bboom, Naradang, HayaanContinue reading “Eleksyon na naman. At ang papanget ng jingle niyo.”

GMA finally catching up on digital presence

As of today, we have received information that GMA Network has finally expanded its digital terrestrial television (DTT) presence in the regions, with GMA Dagupan now seen over DTT Channel 38 (617.143 mhz, overlapping with UNTV 37’s Manila frequency).   Here is the post from DTV Pilipinas confirming the news. GMA Dagupan’s digital feed canContinue reading “GMA finally catching up on digital presence”

What if: Sampaguita and LVN during the early days of Pinoy TV

With the growth of Philippine TV impacted by the early decisions of the proponents of Philippine TV and the imposition of martial law, one couldn’t help think of what the possibilities could have been. For those familiar with DZAQ-TV’s beginnings, in that they went to such extreme debt because of high costs of importation ofContinue reading “What if: Sampaguita and LVN during the early days of Pinoy TV”

On DTT encryption and the future of DTT in the Philippines

To our readers, you may have noticed that DTV Pilipinas has spoken out against the increasingly widespread practice of conditional access on digital terrestrial television, as it limits viewers’ choices of programming and forcing them to purchase network-branded products for the sake of loyalty and maximizing their bottomline. This practice has been initiated by ABS-CBNContinue reading “On DTT encryption and the future of DTT in the Philippines”