GMA Network invests $20-million for ‘digitization upgrades’

GMA Network invests $20-million for ‘digitization upgrades’

  • GMA Network Inc. has invested $20 million to push its state-of-the-art upgrades in the second phase of its digitization project.
  • The Network chairman and CEO Gozon envisioned to bring world-class programming to Filipino viewers.
  • GMA aimed to revolutionize TV viewing experience in the country.

Media giant GMA Network, Inc. is said to earmark $20 million in order to complete the second phase of the company’s efforts to digitize its operations.

The converted money is over a billion-peso which is believed to boost production, post-production, content management and distribution capabilities of the broadcasting network.

GMA Network plans to upgrade its facilities in order to deliver full 4K HD while utilizing and enhancing digital terrestrial transmitters to enable its services to be viewed on digital-enabled TV sets and set-top boxes in areas such as Mega Manila, North Central Luzon, Cebu and Davao.

READ: GMA Network partners up with Smart-PLDT; marks its full implementation of digitization

Post-production is equally improved with increased storage and color grading capabilities whereas New Automation System (NAS) is being implemented to advance its speed in news and information delivery through their eight shows: Unang Hirit, 24 Oras, 24 Oras Weekend, Saksi, News To Go, Balitanghali, Quick Response Team, and State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.

GMA Network chairman and chief executive officer Felipe L. Gozon said that, “All these state-of-the-art upgrades are part of GMA Network’s ongoing digitization project to bring world class programming to our viewers here and abroad.

“We are excited to unveil more innovative offerings that will not only maintain our position as the country’s leading broadcast network but will also revolutionize the TV viewing experience in the Philippines,” he added.

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“Nagkamali po kami sa pagbaybay…” Netizens react to “Balitanghali’s” ‘bayag’ typo

“Nagkamali po kami sa pagbaybay…” Netizens react to “Balitanghali’s” ‘bayag’ typo

  • GMA News TV Balitanghali made a typographical error on Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s statement.
  • Netizens poke fun on the said error.
  • The noontime broadcast show apologized for the blunder.

There have been many times wherein the media has made mistakes on television, but on August 8, Balitanghali made a typographical error  in one of their texts that went with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s face.

In their transcription of Spokesperson Roque’s statement, they accidentally showed the word ‘bayag’ (balls) instead of ‘bayan’ (nation).

Bayag is the Filipino word for the men’s balls.

Siguro napakaganda po ang hangarin ni Asec. Mocha na pag-usapan itong pederalismo. Pero sa akin po… Mas importante po na pag usapan nating ang pederalismo sa pamamaraan na dapat po ay siguro mas seryoso dahil ito po ang pinakamataas na batas sa ating bayag, ang atin ngang saligang batas.

Roque as expressed his take on Mocha Uson’s federalism video issue.

Netizens didn’t miss the mistake and poked fun on the amusing error.

Image: screengrab @ashongot’s tweet

Hoy hahaha may typo yung balitanghali imbes na ‘bayan’ ang nakalagay ‘bayag’ ang nakalagay siraulo hahahaha

Some people connected it to the chant that Uson’s co-host, Andrew Olivares, did in his Federalism jingle.

Image: Screengrab of @LagmayMegan’s tweet

@PinoyAkoBlog @AsecMargauxUson Haha dahil a “pepe” at “dede” ng malaswang Si Mochabels at baklang alipores niya.. ayan nahawa tuloy … “ipinakamataas na batas ng ating BAYAG”… haha Typo Error Tuloy

Image: Screengrab of @stfu827’s tweet

Kinumpleto na nila… may pepe dede at bayag na!

Image: Screengrab of @gennoboy’s tweet

Tama nga naman si Mocha Uson sa paggamit ng Pepe at Dede dahil ito Ang pinakamataas na batas sa bayag… este bayan! #WhenyouseeIt

The official Facebook page of Balitanghali has issued an apology for the error.

Kami po sa Balitanghali ay humihingi ng paumanhin sa maling word graphics na nagamit sa pahayag ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque kahapon patungkol sa Federalism.

Nagkamali po kami sa pagbaybay ng salitang “bayan”.

Sinusuri namin ang aming mga panloob na proseso at pinag-aaralan ang nararapat na parusa sa mga nagkamali.

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