A new (or old) program block is set to return to GMA News TV.
It was announced that the ‘Dobol B sa News TV’ block will be revived on the network this coming April. The teaser below shows hosts Mike Enriquez (of ‘Saksi sa Dobol B’), Arnold Clavio and Ali Sotto (of ‘Dobol A sa Dobol B’) talking about their impending return to the small screen via GMA News TV.
Initially launched on February 28, 2011, ‘Dobol B sa News TV’ is essentially a simulcast of early morning programs from Super Radyo DZBB 594. The first iteration of the block consists of the following programs:
- Saksi sa Dobol B (hosted by Mike Enriquez)
- Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide (anchored by Mike Enriquez and Joel Reyes Zobel)
- One on One with Igan (hosted by Arnold Clavio and Lala Roque)
The block ran from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on weekdays and it competed against DZMM TeleRadyo shows ‘Kabayan’, ‘Radyo Patrol Balita Alas-Siyete’ and ‘Failon Ngayon sa DZMM’. However, the block had its flaws, the most notable of which are the ill-timed placing of taped news reports during commercial breaks and product advisories.
GMA News TV’s Teleradyo-like experiment lasted until September 7, 2012, when it was cancelled due to low ratings. After that, with the exception of a short-lived revival of ‘Kape at Balita’, News TV’s 6:00-9:00 a.m. slot was given to reruns of GMA Public Affairs shows, classic action movies, Koreanovelas, TV shopping blocks, and even the teleserye ‘Amaya’.
The revival of ‘Dobol B sa News TV’ should give viewers another reason to believe in News TV. While the network’s quality of programming is still questionable, their recent live coverage of high-profile Senate and House hearings is a sign that the channel is improving and that a return to form is imminent.
Still, even with the return of DZBB programs to News TV, how long can this latest experiment last? One can only hope that the simulcast will be the first step towards News TV’s true transformation into a legitimate news channel without any of the extracurricular activities present in them.
8 thoughts on “GMA to Revive Dobol B sa News TV Block This April”
Reviving the DZBB is a good decision, getting rid of Home Shopping and replacing it with DZBB would be a good decision
Still, will they hold on to it? The first time they did this experiment, it was criticized treatment-wise. Now let’s just hope that they don’t screw this up again.
Let’s hope for the best for News TV in general, not just the return of “teleradyo format”.
You know, moving the whole channel to cable
We’ll wait and see.
It is a better way, to air Dobol B programs in a teleradyo format like DZMM during vacant hours instead of Koreanovelas, Shopping, etc..
For now, they’ll only do so in the morning. We don’t know if they’ll do the same in the other slots.
Good decision to revive the airing of DZBB shows on GMA News TV. I hope it will be a permanent morning staple
Considering the many times they screwed up their early morning lineup, this will be their last chance to save face. Good luck.