ABS CBN – Two 2019 blog posts PREDICTED VERY DIFFICULT business AFTER closure; ADVERTISING REVENUE CAN NOT be maintained

june 25 2019 balitangbalita.com/2019/06/25/abs-cbn-can-survive-without-a-franchise/

july 14 2019      balitangbalita.com/2019/07/14/without-a-radio-and-tv-franchise-what-will-save-abs-cbn/

Without a radio and tv franchise, what will save ABS CBN?

Assuming ABS CBN is not able to secure a franchise renewal to continue operating radio and TV stations, will new media distribution systems enable ABS CBN to remain in the black? Without the powerful Channel 2 on TV and DZMM on radio, can ABS CBN still make a profit on the basis of Facebook (with its live streaming), YouTube, cable TV, foreign distribution and TVplus? It will be a totally different ballgame with the tried and tested business model undergoing drastic change. Mind you, the viewership may migrate with the advent of new technologies, but will the advertisers follow suit. Lessons from the print media show the inability of major international newspapers to adapt to the digital world thus losing profitability with many closing shop.


ABS CBN can survive without a franchise


JUNE 25, 2019

With the possibility of ABS CBN not getting a franchise renewal from the House of Representatives, the giant radio and TV company may need to seek other sources of revenue for the corporation to survive. No one in his right mind can state that in the short term, without a franchise, ABS CBN can still command the same level of net profits but there are a lot of positives that ABS CBN can utilize to still remain as a giant media corporation.

The number one advantage of ABS CBN is its seemingly endless pool of talents. Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Koko Martin, Sarah Geronimo, Nadine Lustre, Angel Locsin, Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernando, Daniel Padilla and many others are just the big names in the entertainment department. In the news category, Ted Failon, Noli De Castro, Julius Babao and Anthony Taberna are household names. Maalalala Mo Kaya is a top rated radio program.

With all that talent, ABS CBN must somehow find a venue or platform to reach their Kapamilya fans. Leasing or taking over (in whole or in part) a number of dormant, idle or marginal radio and tv stations may somehow comply with the amount of airtime that the current ABS CBN is consuming everyday. Obviously not all of the current programs can be accommodated from day one but from the management point of view, that situation could actually be a blessing as ABS CBN would be forced to let go of unproductive shows to concentrate on their blockbusters.

The internet is another area where ABS CBN already has a significant presence in Facebook (including FB live streaming), YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. The international market is a huge potential for ABS CBN to explore what with its library of programs that can achieve global distribution.

Realistically, the transition from having a franchise and losing it would be a difficult path to thread but it CAN be done.


ABS-CBN logs 1 M TVplus sales as of May

Richmong Mercurio (The Philippine Star)

July 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos continue to shift to digital terrestrial television as media and entertainment giant ABS-CBN Corp. was able to sell another million TVplus units in just a span of nearly five months.

ABS-CBN said one million more Filipinos have embraced digital television as ABS-CBN TVplus, the country’s pioneering digital terrestrial television device, hit the eight million mark in sales this month, four years since launch and a few months after the product pushed past the seven million mark in February.

“ABS-CBN TVplus’ accelerated sales is indicative of how far the country has moved on from analog television and how closer we are to fully transitioning into digital broadcast ahead of the government-mandated deadline of 2023,” ABS-CBN Access head Charles Lim said.ADVERTISING

Kantar Media’s establishment survey results in August last year showed a marked increase in digital television ownership in non-cabled homes across the country, with the number rising to 72 percent from 55 percent in the same month in 2017 in Metro Manila.

Digital television ownership in Mega Manila in non-cabled homes in Mega Manila also rose to 65 percent from 44 percent year on year, while also soaring to 57 percent from 33 percent in the suburbs.

COVID 19 – SAP sabwatan ng DSWD, munisipyo/lungsod at barangay

19 dino 2


92.7 Brigada News FM Lucena

May 5, 2020

Naniniwala si Interior Undersecretary Martin Diño na may sabwatang nagaganap sa pagitan ng mga lokal na opisyal at mga tauhan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa pamamahagi ng cash subsidy.

Ayon kay Diño, marami silang natatanggap na reklamo laban sa mga kawani ng DSWD at mga tauhan ng munisipio dahil ito ang may hawak ng ipamamahaging pera.

Nagbabala si Diño sa mga tiwaling local officials na wag kurakutin ang ayuda para sa mga constituents dahil may pabuya nang P30,000 na ibibigay si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa kahit sinong makakapag-timbre ng katiwalian sa pamamahagi ng social amelioration program.

Mababatid na partikular na binanggit ng pangulo kagabi si barangay councilor Danilo Flores ng Agustin sa Hagonoy Bulacan bilang isa sa mga kurap na opisyal.

Sinabi ni Diño na ipina-aresto na nya si Flores.

Matatandaang ang mga opisyal na masasangkot sa iregularidad sa SAP distribution ay makukulong at pagmumultahin hanggang P1 milyon sa ilalim ng Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.

via BNFM National


Conflict of interest TraPOE bumanat sa pagkasara ng ABS CBN, pero ang social media gusto naman niya busalan

Nakikinabang ang pamilya ni TraPOE sa ABS CBN Ang Probinsyano (conflict of interest) kaya masama ang loob niya na nasara ang network. Social tragedy daw sa marami. Baka naman financial disaster for her family (FPJ estate, mother Susan Roces). Freedom of speech issue daw. Bakit ang FB gusto naman niya rendahan ang malayang pamamahayag ng mga pangkaraniwang mamamayan. Biased mainstream media kasi hawak ng mayayamang negosyante kaya ang mga pinapaboran lang nito ang sumisikat habang ang social media ay nabibigyan ng boses ang maliliit at inaapi. ABS CBN closure napasangtabi ang COVID 19 reporting.



ABS-CBN shutdown a social tragedy – Poe

By: Christia Marie Ramos – INQUIRER.net
May 07, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Stopping the operations of the country’s biggest media network goes beyond shutting down one company, Senator Grace Poe said as she pointed out that the cease and desist order against ABS-CBN was a “tragedy to society.”

“When you threaten one media outlet or when one media outlet is in jeopardy, this also sends out a signal to others that we better be watching our back, we better be careful, and somehow that poses as a threat for others who would like to cover the news fairly,” said Poe, who heads the Senate’s Public Services Committee, on ABS-CBN News Channel on Thursday.

Poe’s statement comes after ABS-CBN went off air Tuesday night following the cease and desist order from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) after the network’s franchise expired on May 4.

The NTC earlier assured Congress that it would grant ABS-CBN provisional authority to continue to operate while its franchise renewal remains pending.

In an Order dated May 5, 2020, however, the NTC directed ABS-CBN to stop operating its television and radio broadcasting stations nationwide “absent a valid Congressional Franchise required by law.”

But Poe said the law should be used to “as a tool for fairness” and “not just used for the caprices of a few.”

The senator then pointed to efforts by the government’s chief lawyer to have ABS-CBN’s franchise revoked.

On February 11, Solicitor General Jose Calida sought the revocation of ABS-CBN’s franchise over alleged violations through a quo warranto petition filed before the Supreme Court.


Days before the NTC issued the cease and desist order against ABS-CBN, Calida also warned the agency against granting the network provisional authority in the absence of a legislative franchise.