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Is AksyonTV becoming TV5’s News TV and S+A?

The baffling saga of AksyonTV continues with the addition of Tagalized American action programs and films. Here is Timow’s Turf with more insight on this issue.

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AksyonTV turns 6 years old today but quickly erodes its standing purpose. AksyonTV turns 6 years old today but it quickly erodes its initial purpose.

SIX YEARS ago today, while viewers are awaiting for GMA News TV’s launch, TV5 jumped in unannounced over Channel 41; AksyonTV, the first news channel on free TV, was born.

They used to air round the clock as a slap of Channel 11’s broken promises to live their mantra, “Oras-oras, alam ko” but karma struck back in 2013 due to cost-cutting measures by the management as well as NTC’s rules and regulations for affiliated free-to-air TV stations.

The identity crisis

The era of being a homogeneous news channel began its decline when AKTV on IBC ended on May 31, 2013 by carrying over their committed sportscasts as they also covered the Sochi Winter Olympics a year after.

Recently, News5’s public affairs programs airing on AksyonTV became merely reruns with no motive to create new episodes. Since last year, EZ Shop…

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Cathy Yang Returns to ANC

Cathy Yang returns to ANC starting this September. Yang previously worked for the network in the late 90s, specifically as a business news anchor. (Photo credit: ABS-CBN)

The ABS-CBN News Channel is getting an old face back to the fold.

Cathy Yang recently announced through her social media accounts that she will return to the network starting this September. Yang comes to ABS-CBN fresh from a 15-year international stint with Bloomberg Asia and CCTV.

Prior to returning to ABS-CBN, Yang worked for the Mother Ignacia-based network during the late 90s, particularly as the anchor of ANC’s ‘Stock Market Live’. For old-time Channel 2 viewers, she was best known as the co-host of ‘Usapang Business’ with Ces Drilon.

In between, Yang worked for Bloomberg Asia and CCTV, and was based in Tokyo and Hong Kong during those years. As an anchor for Bloomberg Asia, Yang was a three-time Best News Anchor winner from the prestigious Asian TV Awards.

Two new projects await Yang at the start of September: ‘Market Edge’ and ‘Business Nightly’, the timeslots of which are yet to be determined. With over two decades of experience, Yang should be an asset to ANC’s deep roster of anchors, not to mention a guiding light to the network’s younger staff.

 

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