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.
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.
Admit it, you aren’t watching local news for the hard-hitting facts — you’re watching because the bloopers are downright hilarious. And these news bloopers, which have always been popular on Youtube, proved that live television, local or international, is also a breeding ground for internet memes. Broadcasting live, especially on news, means that when accidents happen, those mistakes are seen by a lot of people, not just by TV viewers but also on the internet now that it’s easy to upload videos to YouTube and other sharing sites on the web, the trend of news bloopers achieving viral video status is just getting started.
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