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Billboard Hot 100: December 30, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of December 30, 2017.

1. Ed Sheeran – Perfect. No. 1 last week.

2. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar. No. 2 last week.

3. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana. No. 3 last week.

4. Lil Pump – Gucci Gang. No. 4 last week.

5. Imagine Dragons – Thunder. No. 5 last week.

6. Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B – MotorSport. No. 15 last week.

7. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes. No. 6 last week.

8. Halsey – Bad at Love. No. 8 last week.

9. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You. No. 11 last week.

10. G-Eazy feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B – No Limit. No. 7 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Hot 100 Year-End for 2017: 1-25

Here are the songs from 1-25 in the 2017 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End singles charts. For songs 26-50, 51-75 and 76-100, click on the highlighted numbers, and all videos of these songs can be viewed in their respective links.

1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You.

2. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito.

3. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like.

4. Kendrick Lamar – Humble.

5. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This.

6. Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad and Boujee.

7. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer. No. 10 last year.

8. Sam Hunt – Body Like a Back Road.

9. Imagine Dragons – Believer.

10. Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations.

11. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go.

12. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One.

13. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3.

14. Future – Mask Off.

15. French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable.

16. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic.

17. Zedd feat. Alessia Cara – Stay.

18. DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts.

19. Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles.

20. The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – Starboy. No. 58 last year.

21. Khalid – Location.

22. Charlie Puth – Attention.

23. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.

24. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).

25. Childish Gambino – Redbone.

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FTT Year 2017 in Review: The Hot or Not Stories That Define the Year in Media (Part IV)

Another year is about to end. But before the calendar flips to 2018, here is a look back at the year that was in television and radio. This article looks back at some of the Hot or Not moments that define the Philippine media this year.

If you missed out on Part IPart II and Part III of this series, click on the highlighted link for more information.

Here is Part IV of the four-part series. These stories are arranged in no particular order.

HOT: PBA at Philippine Arena

The final three games of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals were held at the Philippine Arena. Not surprisingly, the venue was packed to the rafters, thanks in large part to the presence of crowd favorite and defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

Ginebra went on to defeat the Meralco Bolts in seven games, with Game 7 becoming the highest-attended PBA game ever with over 54,000 spectators. The victory also gave San Miguel Corporation a perfect 3-for-3 in terms of championships in the 2016-17 PBA season, with the San Miguel Beermen having conquered both the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cup as well.

NOT: ESPN5

TV5 started 2017 by defiantly telling viewers to ‘choose courage’ in their station ID. By the end of the year, however, courage turned to cowardice as Chot Reyes gradually turned TV5 into a sports-oriented network and stripped whatever’s left of the station’s content.

The final straw came in October when TV5 signed a deal with ESPN to rename its sports division into ESPN5. Since then, the collaboration purchased the broadcast rights to the National Football League and U.S. NCAA college basketball to go along with local sports such as the PBA and the Philippine SuperLiga.

HOT: International Football on S+A

Already with the rights to the NBA, UAAP, NCAA, FIFA football, ABL and ONE Championship among other sports, ABS-CBN Sports acquired another big fish late in the year thanks to a collaboration with beIN Sport and Triple CH. The deal brought in the Premier League, La Liga and the UEFA Champions League to S+A.

The acquisition is, in many ways, beneficial to Filipino football fans who are craving to watch some of the world’s top footballers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for free. However, with football having one of the most expensive broadcast rights in the world, it remains to be seen if ABS-CBN Sports’ risk will become a reward.

NOT: PFL on PTV-4

Suffice to say, the inaugural season of the Philippines Football League did not work out on the television side. The league faced plenty of problems with coveror PTV-4, namely weather postponements and the unexpected live broadcasts of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speeches.

By August the PFL suddenly disappeared from television as it became fed up with PTV-4’s presidential priorities. With the first season already complete, perhaps the time is now to find a new broadcast partner for next season.

HOT: NBA on ABS-CBN

2017 was a surprisingly productive year for ABS-CBN’s NBA coverage. Beginning with the 2017 playoffs, S+A aired NBA games every day up until the finals, with a few dates reserved for doubleheaders.

Once the finals began, ABS-CBN Sports employed a simulcast on both Channel 2 and S+A. The former featured commentary from Boom Gonzales and TJ Manotoc live from the U.S. while the latter used the feed featuring ESPN announcers Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy and Doris Burke.

ABS-CBN also made NBA games available on S+A’s HD platform, which was previously separate and distinct from its SD counterpart. However, ABS-CBN’s surprise increase in NBA game coverage was just a reprieve for SkyCable subscribers, no thanks in part to a brewing controversy.

NOT: Solar Entertainment/SkyCable Controversy

It was deja vu all over again as Solar Entertainment pulled out its cable channels from SkyCable amid furor over NBA broadcast rights. The network claimed that ABS-CBN owed them millions of pesos for the rights to carry Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV.

The conflict remains unresolved as of now due to conflicting statements between the two parties. This left angry NBA fans with no choice but to switch over to other cable and satellite outlets or subscribe to NBA League Pass.

HOT: Sports News Programs on TV

2017 saw two new sports news programs debut on Philippine television. In January, the ABS-CBN News Channel premiered ‘Gametime’ with Migs Bustos at the helm, while in December, ESPN5 brought in ‘SportsCenter Philippines’ with Aaron Atayde, Lia Cruz, Magoo Marjon and Amanda Fernandez as its anchors.

Meanwhile, CNN Philippines’ ‘Sports Desk’ lost one of its pillars as Mico Halili announced his departure from the network amid rumors of a reorganization. Finally, PTV-4 announced that PTV Sports would return as a standalone program after nearly a year’s absence, with Dennis Principe once again at the helm alongside Meg Siozon and Angel Atienza.

NOT: WWE on FOX

Carriage issues also got in the way of WWE programming on FOX Philippines’ family of networks as it announced that they would cease ties with the wresting promotion after a six-year run. This was due to the two parties’ inability to agree on a renewal.

Shortly thereafter, TV5 announced that they would air WWE programs on their networks, but so far, only the condensed edition of SmackDown is currently on their lineup. As for Raw, the commercial-free 90-minute edition was made available on WWE’s YouTube page (for Philippine viewers only) while other programs can be seen via the WWE Network service.

Summary and Outlook

Overall, 2017 was both a challenge and an experience for media in the Philippines. Longstanding issues and pressing concerns were all over the place as each network tried its best to resolve each and every one of them.

Looking ahead to 2018, there are still plenty more challenges to conquer and some new tasks to take. The evolution in media does not stop here and From the Tube will continue to bring in the latest news in the world of broadcasting come next year.

In the meantime, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: December 18, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of December 18, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

1. Moira dela Torre – Titibo-tibo. No. 5 last week.

2. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana. No. 4 last week.

3. Ed Sheeran – Perfect. No. 1 last week.

4. Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke – No. 2 last week.

5. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes. No. 3 last week.

6. Dua Lipa – New Rules. No. 6 last week.

7. Moira dela Torre – Malaya. No. 7 last week.

8. Ed Sheeran – Dive. No. 9 last week.

9. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 14 last week.

10. LANY – ILYSB (Stripped). No. 8 last week.

Top Local Performer

1. Moira dela Torre – Titibo-tibo. No. 5 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Hot 100 Year-End for 2017: 26-50

Here are the songs from 26-50 in the 2017 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End singles charts. For songs 51-75 and 76-100, click on the highlighted numbers, and all videos of these songs can be viewed in their respective links.

26. Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.

27. Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me.

28. Kyle feat. Lil Yachty – iSpy.

29. Julia Michaels – Issues.

30. Alessia Cara – Scars to Your Beautiful.

31. Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255.

32. Niall Horan – Slow Hands.

33. Rihanna – Love on the Brain.

*Due to copyright issues and a lack of an official music/lyric video, no video is available for the song.

34. The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming.

35. Big Sean – Bounce Back.

36. Liam Payne feat. Quavo – Strip That Down.

37. Drake – Fake Love.

*Due to copyright issues and a lack of an official music/lyric video, no video is available for the song.

38. Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Wanna Know.

39. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do.

40. Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill.

41. Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello – Bad Things.

42. The Chainsmokers – Paris.

43. Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj – Side to Side. No. 77 last year.

44. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye.

45. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still.

46. DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You. No. 47 last year.

47. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry.

48. 21 Savage – Bank Account.

49. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!. No. 9 last year.

50. J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyoncé – Mi Gente.

Songs 1-25 will be revealed tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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FTT Year 2017 in Review: The Hot or Not Stories That Define the Year in Media (Part III)

Another year is about to end. But before the calendar flips to 2018, here is a look back at the year that was in television and radio. This article looks back at some of the Hot or Not moments that define the Philippine media this year.

If you missed out on Part I and Part II of this series, click on the highlighted link for more information.

Here is Part III of the four-part series. These stories are arranged in no particular order.

HOT: Ang Probinsyano

Year II of ‘Ang Probinsyano’ was no different from Year I. Despite questions surrounding its quality for a series that has run for two years and counting, ‘Ang Probinsyano’ continued to dominate the primetime landscape, often reaching 40% or better some nights.

Even as the likes of Maja Salvador, Bela Padilla and Albert Martinez depart, ‘Ang Probinsyano’ soldiered on with new additions such as former GMA stars Aljur Abrenica and Louise delos Reyes. The series was also rewarded with yet another extension that will last until an undetermined date in 2018 (barring another extension).

NOT: Ang Probinsyano’s Opponents

Meanwhile, four different opponents from the Kapuso network tried to take down ‘Ang Probinsyano’ and its lengthy run of excellence. Unfortunately, neither ‘Encantadia’, ‘Alyas Robin Hood’, ‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’ nor ‘Super Ma’am’ were able to take Coco Martin and company down.

None of the four teleseryes breached the 20% mark and worse, the disparity between ‘Ang Probinsyano’ and its opponent is around 20% or better. With such a large deficit GMA should start thinking of a new strategy this early or wait for ‘Ang Probinsyano’ to end in order to take advantage of this new opportunity (too bad there’s no end date yet).

HOT: 2016 Miss Universe

The 2016 Miss Universe was held in the Philippines last January 30 and was simulcast on ABS-CBN, TV5, GMA and Solar Entertainment channels. The collaboration marked just the second time that an event of national interest was aired in unison among the country’s broadcast giants; the last being the Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing fight two years ago.

France’s Iris Mittenaere was crowned the 2016 Miss Universe while the host’s representative Maxine Medina finished among the top 6. However, she was unable to complete an entire year’s reign as this year’s Miss Universe was held last November 26 with South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters winning the said pageant.

NOT: Pacquiao vs. Horn and the sport of boxing

The declining interest in Manny Pacquiao continued as he fought Jeff Horn in July. The end result was a unanimous decision victory for Horn, some bloodshot eyes from Pacquiao and lukewarm reception from boxing fans in the country.

It was a poor year overall for boxing on Philippine television. Despite the efforts of ALA Promotions to promote the sport via its Pinoy Pride series, the year saw the end of ABS-CBN Sports’ partnership with Top Rank Boxing (coinciding with Nonito Donaire ending ties with Bob Arum’s promotion) and the expected cancellation of ‘Blow by Blow’ on TV5.

HOT: Magandang Buhay

2017 proved to be a coming-out party of sorts for ‘Magandang Buhay’ as the show became a ratings hit each and every morning. The news is an encouraging one for ABS-CBN despite the fact that the show airs at 8:00 a.m., which is typically ‘dead’ time for viewership.

With the trio of Melai Cantiveros, Jolina Magdangal and Karla Estrada, plus some impressive selection of guests, it is no secret that this talk show has become the talk of the town. With all due respect to Kris Aquino, the trio of Melai, Jolina and Karla should now inherit the ‘queens of talk’ mantra considering ‘Magandang Buhay”s success.

NOT: GMA’s Animes and The Lolas’ Beautiful Show

The traditional morning powerhouse that is GMA’s Astig Authority suddenly became vulnerable with the rise of ‘Magandang Buhay’. Even though the network redubbed ‘Voltes V’ and ‘Daimos’ this year with a host of celebrities from their stable, it failed to prevent the inevitable.

One talk show that would have helped is ‘The Lolas’ Beautiful Show’, hosted by Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo and Paolo Ballesteros in their alter-egos as Nidora, Tinidora and Tidora. However, the show’s status as a TAPE-produced show (TAPE programs are only allowed an 11:30-2:30 timeslot on GMA most afternoons) prevented it from seriously challenging ‘Magandang Buhay’.

It also didn’t help that ‘The Lolas’ Beautiful Show’ is losing to the morning drama ‘Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin’ on a regular basis. Perhaps GMA should loosen the reins a bit to give the lolas of ‘Eat Bulaga’ a chance to go up against the momshies of ‘Magandang Buhay’.

HOT: ABS-CBN Reality/Talent Shows

Reality and talent shows continue to give ABS-CBN plenty of reasons to celebrate. This year’s winners are:

Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7 – Maymay Entrata

Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids – Awra Briguela

I Can Do That – Wacky Kiray

The Voice Teens Philippines – Jona Soquite

Currently on the network’s weekend primetime menu are ‘Little Big Shots’ and ‘I Can See Your Voice’, both of which continue to excel and trend among viewers. If 2018 is of any indication, then even more excitement awaits ABS-CBN as it introduces either new seasons of existing reality/talent shows or new programs.

NOT: All-Star Videoke

A poor man’s version of the popular ‘All-Star K’ was introduced to GMA last September. Unfortunately, ‘All-Star Videoke’ failed to live up to the standards of its more successful sibling.

GMA could have used this opportunity to bring back ‘Lip-Sync Battle Philippines’ or acquire ‘Killer Karaoke’. Instead, they rehashed an original Filipino concept that did not work out, and with all due respect to Betong Sumaya and Solenn Heussaff, they are no Allan K and Jaya in that regard.

Part IV of this four-part series is coming up tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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