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Ang Dating Daan Out of PTV 4

It was a brief and unfruitful experiment. ‘Ang Dating Daanonly aired for a month on the government station PTV 4, and then it was mysteriously pulled out of the network for unknown reasons. Perhaps it was the folks at UNTV that convinced PTV to pull out their flagship program from the airwaves, or that PTV never committed to Bro. Eli Soriano and his ministry. Regardless, ADD will no longer be seen on a VHF channel for the foreseeable future.

ADD was replaced on its timeslot by ‘Oras ng Himala’, a program helmed by Jesus is Our Shield Worldwide Ministries leader Apostle Renato Carillo. The 24-year old church organization based on healing and spiritual enrichment has been airing on PTV 4 for some time since its former home SBN 21 was reformatted into the Solar News Channel. In addition, PTV also airs the similarly themed ‘Jesus Miracle Crusade‘ on a weekly basis. ‘JMC’, founded by Wilde Almeda, was best known for its involvement in the Abu Sayyaf hostage crisis in 2000, in which its leader and his disciples visited their camp before they were released.

In the meantime, ADD will continue to air exclusively on UNTV, whose chairman Daniel Razon is a nephew of Eli Soriano.


12 thoughts on “Ang Dating Daan Out of PTV 4

  1. If Manuel L. Quezon said that we prefer our country to run like hell by Filipinos, PTV, the government station, still runs like hell.

    PTV remains impulsive and counterproductive when it comes to programming. With influence of the Government, the continuity of programming will not even last not like commercial networks. This would be unacceptable by the masses that will just give us apathy and this is why the Philippine Star omitted the network from their TV Guide and the Manila Bulletin misinformed.

    Not to mention, they breached a contract on bringing Koreanovelas this year. What may be the cause of this? Non-matching internal policies on their programming. A protectionist policy, I say.

      • Here’s how PTV’s News@1 item dated March 22, 2013. If you watched it very closely, Atty JJ Atienza, PTV’s legal expert, witnessed the signing of a contract. Channel 4 claimed that they will air it on weekdays on April or June but it’s already October.

        But we do know better for this reason.

        1. PTV is suffering from “sentimental value,” akin to GMA 7’s morning classic cartoon block, thus, they cannot let go of most important, informative and serious programs such as BizNews, GSIS Members Hour, etc.

        2. PTV has some restrictive internal programming policy. PTV does not allow entertainment programming, which contradicts their promise to air Koreanovelas as what the news item said, to avoid “direct competition.” They prefer local programming over foreign ones.

        3. PTV has less moolah (money). So far, PTV needs enough capital stock beginning next year by our national budget. They need more cash to pay enough fees, overdue bills and settle liabilities.

  2. James Ty III says:

    If I may add, PTV has long had problems with sports coverages due to financial reasons. They aired the PBA in the 80s in a tie up with Vintage Sports, as well as the SEA Games and Asian Games.

    PTV tried airing the PBA again in a tie up with IBC 13 but the partnership was a financial failure.

    Now, PTV airs a sports news program with Snow Badua that has some followers, in a way, because many of them follow the PBA.

    PTV also has a boxing show In This Corner on Sunday nights.

  3. Jayson Moy says:

    Before 2013 (Gloria Arroyo days pa ata), may binili pong blocktime ang ADD sa PTV4 (NBN4 pa noon) Kaya lang hindi po buong natupad ng istasyon ang kumpletong pagbroadcast base sa kontrata at nahinto kahit bayad na.

    Sa pagpapalit ng administrasyon ay “binayaran” nito ang utang na airtime sa ADD sa pamamagitan ng sandaling pag-ere sa PTV4 ng programa ng ADD.

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