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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 »

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 »

Read alert


Sooner or later, believe it or not, we can all watch public television—and more—with our mobile phones. Now, who in this country does not have a mobile phone, right?

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | 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 »

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 »

ABS-CBN claims nationwide ratings lead


ABS-CBN Corp., the media holding company of the Lopez clan, claimed nationwide ratings in the previous year, while rival GMA Network Inc. said it dominated the viewer-rich Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

SkyCable in joint-venture talks


SkyCable Corp., the cable television and broadband arm of ABS-CBN Corp., is in talks with two groups for partnerships aimed at expanding its platform into the wireless segment, a company official said.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO


People don’t just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales —and advertisers and networks are taking note.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

ABS-CBN claims broadcast ratings lead


ABS-CBN Corp., the listed broadcast arm of the Lopez Group, claimed a lead in ratings last month.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

ABS-CBN raises P2.5B for digital TV initiative


ABS-CBN Corp., the listed television broadcast arm of the Lopez Group, raised an initial P2.5 billion out of a multi-component equity deal that was seen to generate P4 billion to finance investments in digital TV.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

TV5 offers early retirement incentive to curb losses


TV5 network operator Associated Broadcasting Corp. has offered a generous early retirement package to employees as the Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP)-led firm affirmed commitment to curb financial hemorrhage and challenge a long-entrenched Philippine broadcasting duopoly.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Political ads boost earnings of top broadcast networks


The country’s two largest television networks booked better-than-expected first-quarter earnings due to the spate of political advertisements, company officials said Wednesday.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »



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