It will be a completely different CNN Philippines come this Monday.
As reported by MediaNewser.com, ‘Network News’ will cease to exist following tonight’s broadcast, and in its place is a new newscast called ‘News Night’. The weekday editions will still be handled by Pia Hontiveros, while Mai Rodriguez will go on board during weekends.
‘Network News’ was CNN Philippines’ penultimate holdover from the TalkTV/Solar News Channel years. The program first aired in 2012 and continued to broadcast even after Wilson Tieng sold Solar’s news department to the late Antonio Cabangon Chua in 2014.
The rebrand of ‘Network News’ to ‘News Night’ marked the culmination of Armie Jarin-Bennett’s years-long makeover of CNN Philippines to a network that is decidedly similar to its parent network. That said, viewers can only hope that the increasingly positive responses to CNN Philippines will continue after this latest reboot.
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Correction: Network News was second to the last, not last. Sports Desk na lang ang natitirang programa na galing sa Solar/9TV na hindi pa naipapalitan ang pangalan…
Tama naman yung penultimate
I know. That’s why I said I corrected it already.
I have to say that CNNPH is really rising to the challenge and has become a seriously good second option in local news channel department.
They’re pretty much the free TV equivalent of ANC at this point since neither GMA News TV nor AksyonTV are willing to improve and legitimize their product.
The only positive for News TV is that they somehow cover senate hearings, the president’s daily presscon, etc. Aksyon TV on the other hand is more like a non-watchable news channel with sports, too many tagalize tv shows & movies, and home tv shopping. Bloomberg PH cannot even save News5 from all of its problems.
Still, News TV pretty much features the same evil deeds as AksyonTV whenever they don’t have any live news coverage, plus they don’t have a complementary 24/7 broadcast on cable and satellite.
Unless both networks pull out an Armie Jarin-Bennett to reformat and resuscitate, they’re not considered a true news channel.
RIP Mr. Cabangon-Chua
He died a year ago this month, bawas.