Category: Network War Culture

DryedMangoez commentary regarding Filipino entertainment’s so-called “Network War Culture”

Commentary: Filipino Schadenfreude, Network War Culture and The End of “Tahanang Pinakamasaya”
Commentary: The Drama Isn’t Over Yet! The Future of Eat Bulaga… And It’s Showtime?! … And Wowowin?!?!
Commentary: What’s the Big Deal About Liza Soberano?
Commentary: An Unexpected Bit of Hope From ALLTV’s Soft Launch?

The Manny Villar-owned Advanced Media Broadcasting System was awarded the frequencies of analog channel 2 and digital channel 16 at the beginning of this year. And although AMBS did not immediately have the resources or even content to fill those frequencies, they have rushed to flip the switch on the new ALLTV network. Thus, ushering in the next chapter in what has been a very colorful and tumultuous history in Philippine media.

Continue Reading
Commentary/Rant: The “Ideal” Philippine Media Landscape

Last week, I ranted about Philippine entertainment’s seeming regression back towards a duopoly instead of an expansion of potential options. I talked about how the present trajectory of Philippine entertainment, particularly television, was contrary to what the “ideal” scenario would be. But what exactly does an “ideal” scenario entail?

Continue Reading
Commentary/Rant: Philippine TV – Back to Where We Started

I’m of the opinion that when it comes to television, the Philippines deserves more options. Not less. For almost two decades, the country’s entertainment and news options have been dominated by what has essentially been a duopoly between ABS-CBN and GMA Network. ABC-turned-TV5 has been a distant 3rd, despite multiple stop and start efforts to bolster their position in the industry.

Continue Reading
Back to top