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GMA claims urban lead; ABS-CBN rules countryside

ABS-CBN Corp. maintained its nationwide ratings lead last month in a measure closely followed by advertisers, while chief rival GMA Network Inc. continued to dominate the urban areas in Luzon, including Metro Manila, data from their respective research providers showed.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PLDT acquires 51% stake in Philippine Star—report

Manuel V. Pangilinan    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. confirmed on Wednesday that its pension fund has acquired a controlling stake in The Philippine Star, one of the country’s largest newspapers, adding to its expanding media portfolio.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

First Pacific Co. Ltd gets 60% stake in Philippine Star

Manuel V. Pangilinan    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong’s First Pacific Co. Ltd has sealed a deal to acquire a controlling stake in The Philippine STAR, further enlarging its media footprint in the Philippines, which already included stakes in various newspapers and a television station, CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan said on Monday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

ABS-CBN borrows another P1B for capital spending


ABS-CBN Corp., the media holding company of the Lopez Group, raised an additional P1 billion in long-term debt Tuesday to partly fund its capital spending plan.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

NY Times sees ad declines, boosts subscribers

The publisher of The New York Times assured readers and staff Thursday his family has no intention of selling the newspaper. AFP file photo

The New York Times Co. said Thursday core earnings in the past quarter were lifted by gains in online subscriptions, helping offset declines in print and digital ad revenues.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

ABS-CBN, GMA 7 claim ratings lead


ABS-CBN Corp., the media holding company of the Lopez clan, claimed nationwide ratings lead for January while rival GMA Network Inc. said it continued to dominate the viewer-rich Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Lopez TV firm raises P6B from maiden bond offer


ABS-CBN Corp., the media holding company of the Lopez family, raised P6 billion from its maiden bond offering to partly finance a five-year expansion plan, a stock exchange filing showed on Wednesday.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Imagine the Headlines’

book-when the headline is you

In media training seminars, our advice to would-be spokesmen or—at the very least—media interviewees is: “Imagine the headlines!”

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ABS-CBN to raise P10B in debt


The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a plan by local broadcasting giant ABS-CBN Corp. to raise up to P10 billion from a retail bond offering.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

SMC chief eyes 30% stake in GMA 7

SMC president Ramon S. Ang: Confirmation

Businessman Ramon S. Ang is making a strong push for a minority stake in GMA Network Inc., casting some degree of uncertainty over a rival bid by Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., which has long sought a foothold in the major television broadcast firm, Inquirer sources said.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Courtship kinks


The new round of talks between the group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan and the triumvirate behind broadcasting giant GMA 7 appears to be getting along.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Innovation in the newspaper industry


Q: Last Friday (Jan. 3, 2014), we said that because we ran out of space, we will take up the seemingly more difficult case of innovation in the newspaper industry. To recall, our readers’ request was this: “Will you tell us if our recruitment speakers are correct? Where’s the innovation in these two even longer [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »



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