It looks like the ATC @ IBC block is going back to business, sort of.
The Asian Television Content Corporation (via their newly established Facebook page) announced a pair of programs that will air on IBC-13 starting this July. First on the bucket list is a talk show called ‘An Evening with Raoul’, which will air beginning this Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
The Raoul in ‘An Evening to Raoul’ refers to former Swiss ambassador to the Philippines Raoul Imbach, who is also an avid singer. He will bring some special guests who will primarily share with him their common passions.
ATC @ IBC will also air the 2017 Boracay Latin Dance Festival. The tape-delayed event will air on July 22 at 9:00 p.m.
The last time ATC was active on IBC-13 was when it aired games of the PBA D-League, NAASCU and the UCBL between 2015 and mid-2016. Previous to that were a slate of programs that included two telenovelas, some documentary programs and even ONE FC.
Unfortunately, IBC-13’s continuously poor state was too much for ATC to overcome, and the company seem destined to fold. Considering that their website was shut down and their original Facebook page no longer posts new content, liquidation of assets should have been the solution for the beleaguered company.
But with these recent developments, it appears that ATC’s presumptive demise was only premature. Then again, the slow snail-like privatization process of IBC-13 will once again come to play here, and the short-term benefits of ATC’s reentry may not be enough to give the perpetually moribund network a much-needed shot in the arm.
If ATC fails anew, it will not be surprising to see IBC-13 go back to airing unlimited hours’ worth of TV Shop Philippines and EZ Shop plus religious and cockfighting programs. For now, though, enjoy this low-key comeback while it lasts.
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Speaking of premature death, UCBL will return this September, prospectively expanding the league up to 10 schools with a new marketing player, ACA Raise: http://www.spin.ph/basketball/news/ucbl-eyes-expansion-to-10-teams-as-league-lays-down-groundwork-for-september-tip-off
They might as well find a new media partner at this point. ATC is simply unreliable as a partner.
Sa IBC 13 pa rin ipapapalabas based sa latest post sa FB page ng UCBL. Delayed telecast pa rin
New producer, same old channel. Let’s just hope ACA Raise will not suffer the same fate as ATC’s.
At one point, nagproduce din sila ng isang show sa PTV-4 (Negoshow)
Good for them. At least PTV is once again on the upswing now that the PCOO is doing its best to improve the channel. Not so for IBC. They’re hopeless there.
Dapat lutasin ng gobyerno agad agad ang privitilization ng 13. Naghihintay po kase sina Canoy, Chavit Singson, at ung may ari ng Phoneix Gas
Exactly. This is one of the promises that President Duterte undertook prior to the start of his term, yet the process remains a slow one because either the PCOO’s priority at this point is improving PTV-4 and Radyo Pilipinas (the former Radyo ng Bayan) or they simply forgot the promise completely.
If IBC-13 falls under bankruptcy protection and is padlocked for good, this is bad news for Philippine television.
Kung ako po ang magiging bidder for privatilization ng 13, gagawin ko po itong music channel na may anime….
Unfortunately, music channels on free TV are a thing of the past. May YouTube na for that. Tapos there are anime websites for hardcore fans. Imposible yung suggestion mo.
Since IBC is a VHF channel, their most realistic path will either be:
a). all-purpose entertainment channel (see ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5)
b). news channel (see PTV-4, CNNPH, GMA News TV)
If all else fails, pwede naman religious channel ala Net 25, UNTV, Sonshine Network, 3ABN or INCTV.
Pwede naman po gawin itong news channel na may music block (just like CLTV 36, Brigada TV, and Net 25 (May Letters and Music na nagpapalabas ng OPM MVs)…. basta depende lang po sa bidder…..
But a full-time music channel on free TV is no longer feasible since nandiyan naman ang YouTube for our music video needs. Maganda naman ang suggestion mo, but I don’t know if it will translate to ratings or profit to Metro Manila viewers. CLTV did their stuff to benefit Central Luzon viewers, and Brigada did the same for Gensan.
Owning a TV station (a commercial station) is like any other business. It depends whether you make a profit or loss depending on how well your TV station performs ratings-wise or income-wise.
IBC management, if there’s one, has a tough choice to make here since the trends on television are changing. We’ll leave it up to them to decide since it’s not easy to change the network overnight given these daunting issues.
This is the status of IBC 13 privatization as of September 2018 during the 2019 budget hearing of PCOO: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=274360029842808&id=578506135522623
Every weekends that cockfights programs will remove on IBC and replace with WWE wrestling they will put some Wrestling programs and pay per view like WWE Mexican tv seires PBA and some animated seried just like in the 90s
FYI, WWE already has a deal with TV5. Same goes with the PBA. Unlike some 20 years ago, IBC can no longer afford expensive shows at this point given their poor financial state.
And speaking of poor, haven’t you learned your lesson about bad grammar? At this rate your grammar is like a preschooler. With such erroneous grammar, they might mistaken this as spam. Better improve that grammar if I were you.
Matagal nang lugi ang IBC 13 and Isel’s suggestions are not feasible at all given the current status of IBC 13. Either privatization or shutting down IBC 13 would be the only choice the government has right now and maintaining IBC still remains a huge liability for the government.
All we need to do is wait, no matter how painful it is.
In fact that IBC 13 will stop the privatization
Whoever said that should be ashamed of themselves. If you claim that they’re going to stop the privatization, then you also say that they have no chance to survive. Shame on you.
Your sentence is so incoherent and inconsistent. I suggest you should use Microsoft Word’s grammar and spell checker and/or install Grammarly in typing your comment before putting in here.
Question: why some people do care about the privatization of IBC 13? Can such act trigger a new wave for this network? Can such act bring back the “relative-ness” this network have longed for?
Few of us care because IBC is blurred and being forgotten from the masses’ horizon in all aspects from head to toe (financially to operations).
The only way to emanate the new wave and relativity are for the private hands to handle it.
I want to ask Brian. Do you even care about turning IBC-13 back to relevance? From what you wrote, your questions alone perceive doubt. It seems like you’re against its privatization and you want to close IBC-13 for good.
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If i were a bidder, here’s my take to improving IBC:
1. Rebranding the channel.
2. Programs should be balanced, news (basta walang bias), sports (I would like to bid for MPBL, NFL and UAAP), TV series (more youthful shows like Wattpad and adapt Ibong Adarna and Noli Me Tàngere featuring mga artista na hinahangaan ngayon, pero dapat blocktimer like VIVA, at hindi daily, ala America and Korea), movies (Di dapat i-Tagalize ang Hollywood movies, instead include the Tagalog subtitles. However baka nakakalito. Dapat may Filipino movies na rin.) and ilagay ang mga children’s shows, cartoons and anime sa hapon.
4. Walang talent agency, as i said in #3, dapat blocktimer ang mga TV series.
3. 24/7 channel
4. Renovating and improving the Broadcast City and other (sadly) nearly abandoned provincial TV stations. Buy the brand new broadcast equipments.
5. No more na sa analog, improve the signal of IBC, rehabilitate the transmitter tower and convert it to digital.
6. Build the soundstages for its TV series at New Clark City.
If ever na successful na to lahat, tapos. Maybe, tapos na rin ang maliligayang araw ang ABS-CBN at GMA.
Oh and i forgot about this,
7. Pay the employees
8. Quality shows over quantity (ala HBO)
It won’t be easy but they should consider your suggestions ASAP. You can ask Kat de Castro about this too; she is now supervising IBC-13.
I’m sure masagustuhan ni Kat sa #4. Now, she’s inspecting other provincial TV stations na nakakalungkot, medyo luma, madumi, at sirang sira na. You can check out her Facebook.
Wait, the other #4 pala. Ano bayan? Ang hirap mag-comment ng mahaba.