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In 100 Words: TV5 to Still Hold New Year’s Countdown Despite Financial Troubles

There is still some semblance of life within TV5.

Despite the obvious shortcomings that the network endured in the second half of this year, Chot Reyes and company are still planning to end the year with a bang. Thus TV5 decided to hold another New Year’s countdown at the Quezon Memorial Circle, hoping that a fresh start will reenergize the network’s fortunes.

The memorandum of understanding was signed earlier today, with no less than CEO Chot Reyes and Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista on hand for the agreement. The title of the special will be ‘Game Tayo sa 2017!’.

Unfortunately, the special will not be as star-studded as years past. Still, TV5’s intent on starting the new year on a good note, with the aim towards a different programming style, is a clear sign that the network is moving forward.


16 thoughts on “In 100 Words: TV5 to Still Hold New Year’s Countdown Despite Financial Troubles

  1. Gab says:

    Three things for TV5 to succeed next year according to Chot Reyes:

    “Dagdagan natin ang ating kita or revenue.

    “Dagdagan natin ang ating content, at yung content natin dapat kakaiba, hindi nila napapanood sa ibang istasyon. Kung anuman iyon, mga indie films, mga E-sports, mga anime, digital content na hindi napapanood sa ABS at GMA. Iyan ang content natin sa 2017.

    “And finally, reduce our waistline. We have to be operationally efficient. Iyon lamang po, kailangan lahat ng gagawin natin will be within those three lines: grow the topline, build the pipeline, reduce the waistline.

    (source: PEP)

    Your reactions?

    • The common question among those three things is: “How can you materialize such things within the 12-month period when you apparently or will still never learn from the same mistakes?”

      Por Diyos por santo, Coach Chot, I still have my doubts on you. Tulad ni MVP, I’m not surprised na sports pa rin ang pupuntahan. Binabalewala ang human capital loss sa News5 at walang pakialam sa Radyo5 pagdating sa mahalagang balita.

    • What he said about content na kakaiba though, he should implement that in the newscasts as well. Aksyon Prime needs to be removed dahil nakakaabala ito sa PBA during game days. Replace that with Sports5 Center. Then Aksyon Tonite after the PBA or at 9:00 p.m. should be their nightly newscast from this day forward. He could also revive the AniMega block during the late afternoon or early evenings kapag walang PBA. After that, bahala na siya kung paano ilagay ang mga ibang programa na nais niyang maiba sa ABS or GMA.

      In short, Chot should bring TV5 back to the KaShake era.

  2. Without exclusive entertainment talents thanks to their mistake of mismanaged outsourcing to VIVA early this year, it looks like TV5 will need to outsource non-exclusive talents or learn how PBA players how to perform on stage.

    • Although, a popular rock band or two could be interesting enough for attendees of TV5’s New Year celebration. We’ll have to find out how Chot can weave his newfound magic to his station.

  3. Gab says:

    Among the new shows of TV5 come 2017 are the return of AniMega, Philippine’s Next Top Model and Brillante Mendoza Presents, plus some new programs fresh from US.

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