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Tired of being 3rd best, TV5 taps ESPN in telly wars

TV5 Network Inc., the television broadcast arm of telco giant PLDT Inc., is undergoing another transition—this time positioning itself as the leading sports and news media group in the country. (18-0)

TV5 partners with ESPN

2017-10-12 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — TV5 Network Inc. is eyeing to capture a bigger share of the advertising revenue following its partnership with American sports network ESPN that would bring a more comprehensive sports coverage to Filipino viewers. (4-0)

Throwback Thursday: Well-loved K-dramas in PH

First things first: this is not an official list. It’s a result of an unofficial survey done to a number of people a.k.a not backed with scientific data a.k.a just for the sake of remembering some good series that made Pinoys laugh, cry and fall in love. (And if you haven’t watched any of them, they are available on the Viu app by simply texting VIU (space) PROMO (space) ON to 2948 for SMART users. (4-0)

GMA Network claims lead in key urban areas, ABS-CBN in national audience share

GMA Network Inc. continued to maintain its television ratings lead in key urban areas while main rival ABS-CBN Corp. said it was ahead in national audience share in September. (4-3)

PR Congress 2017 inspires practitioners to ‘Ignite, Collide and Unite’

Collaborating to advance and prosper, the 2017 Public Relations (PR) Congress recently unveiled this year’s theme that aims to strengthen the role of PR through three key pillars: Ignite, Collide, and Unite. The much-awaited biggest PR event this year is happening from September 28 to 29 at Shangri-La The Fort in BGC. (4-0)

Avoiding carmaggedon

2017-09-14 bworldonline
“If we [were able] to solve the traffic problem in Metro Manila then that would [give us] a Nobel Peace Prize,” said Brian C. Gozun, dean of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business at De La Salle University Manila, during a recent forum on transportation demand management (TDM).

Dingdong, Kapuso stars grace Kadayawan fest

The GMA Network is set to bring some of its stars, led by Dingdong Dantes, to Davao City this week to celebrate the  Kadayawan Festival.

Heart Evangelista salutes fans, home network for her 19 years in showbiz

Heart Evangelista-Escudero is celebrating a successful showbiz journey, and thanks her fans for their support, as well as GMA Network for handling her career well.

GMA net profit down 35% in H1

2017-08-14 philstar
MANILA, Philippines - Net profit of GMA Network Inc. declined 35 percent in the first half due to the absence of political advertisements. (0-1)

‘Korean Jagiya’ stars in PH

GMA Network CEO Felipe Gozon met with the Korean actors of the coming prime-time series, “My Korean Jagiya,” during a courtesy call held last Aug. 4 at GMA Network Center.

Sunshine Dizon remains a Kapuso

The “Ika-6 na Utos” lead star will remain a loyal Kapuso as she renewed her network contract last July 27. Present during the contract signing were GMA chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA SVP for Entertainment TV Lilybeth Rasonable, and Perry Lansigan, Sunshine’s manager.

Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. Finds Romance With Key International Broadcasters For The Recently Acquired Showtime Special "MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR"

2017-07-24 prnewswire
PALISADES PARK, N.J., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Having just recently announced the acquisition of the top-rated Showtime television special, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR, Alfred Haber, founder of Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. (AHDI), revealed today that the company has cleared several key sales for the all-new, two-hour event, which was filmed on the recent 2016 tour that earned Madonna the title of highest-grossing solo artist ever.

After political skirmishes, Senate buckles down to work

“Political skirmishes” in the Senate, as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III put it, affected legislative work in the chamber in the early months of the Duterte administration.

House leaders defend work as data show less bills passed

In this March 1, 2017 file photo, the House of Representatives holds a session tackling the controversial death penalty bill on second reading. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / JOAN BONDOC)

Search on for country’s top CFO

2017-07-15 philstar
MANILA, Philippines - In volatile times as these, they are like members of the SWAT team discovering an unexpected obstacle in the midst of a raid. It is in this kind of environment, after all, that separates the best chief finance officers (CFOs) from the crop, said Dutch financial giant ING Bank N.V. and the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex), organizers of the 2017 ING Finex CFO of the Year Award.

ABS-CBN, GMA dispute ratings lead

2017-07-05 philstar
MANILA, Philippines -  ABS-CBN Corp. maintained its leadership in nationwide television (TV) ratings in June, while GMA Network Inc. said it was the preferred TV station of urban households in the country in the same month.

Tom Rodriguez remains a Kapuso: ‘I feel at home here’

The Kapuso heartthrob has just renewed his contract with GMA last June 27 in the presence of his manager Popoy Caritativo, GMA Network chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, president and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., and Entertainment SVP Lilybeth G. Rasonable.

MVP open to revive GMA acquisition bid

2017-06-11 philstar
MANILA, Philippines -  PLDT Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Manuel V. Pangilinan said he is open to reviving his bid to acquire a stake in broadcast giant GMA Network Inc.

Vallejo, California ‘Pista sa Nayon’ set for June 3

VALLEJO, California – The 31st Annual Vallejo Pista sa Nayon will take place in the beautiful Vallejo Waterfront Park on Saturday, June 3, the

Reybert Ramos tackles movie-hero worship in ‘Recoil’

Jackie Chan and Harrison Ford trapped in the bull’s-eye of here worship: Are these the people we aim to be?

ABS-CBN, GMA claim TV ratings leadership in April

2017-05-05 philstar
MANILA, Philippines -  ABS-CBN Corp. continued to dominate television (TV) viewing in both urban and rural homes nationwide, while GMA Network Inc. kept its lead for urban Philippines in April.

Duterte signs bill extending Smart Communications’  franchise

President Duterte has signed into the law the bill extending the franchise of telecommunications giant Smart Communications, Inc. for another 25 years.

Duterte renews GMA Network franchise

Mr. Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 10925, extending the franchise of GMA, which operates TV channels, a radio station and an online site. The bill cleared Congress in March.