Filipinos in Singapore can now get the biggest and most relevant news, information, and analysis from the Philippines and around the world as the country’s first and only 24/7 cable news channel, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) becomes available via The Filipino Channel (TFC) on StarHub TV.
“It has always been our goal to reach as many Filipinos and non-Filipinos as possible. With this launch, ANC is assured of a wider audience. ANC is already being seen in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Our presence in Asia Pacific is another milestone in our global expansion”, said Ging Reyes, ANC’s Managing Director
Bannered by a team of the most credible broadcast journalist in Philippine media, ANC is the most influential and trusted news source of the country’s news makers and shakers that has delivered live and blow-by-blow coverage of landmark events such as the Manila hostage crisis, the impeachment trial of the Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, and State of the Nation Addresses. ANC’s breakthrough, continuous coverage of former President Joseph Estrada’s impeachment trial also broke the mold and pioneered live broadcasting of events in 2000.
ANC, the news channel to beat since it was established in 1996, is also one of the most followed news source in the Philippines with 590,000 and counting on the micro-blogging site Twitter and 140,000 fans on its Facebook page.
Elsewhere, ANC is one of the most watched channels on TFC via satellite in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. “Now, Filipinos in Singapore can also avail of the round-the-clock news and information plus commentary offered by ANC – proof that we always bring the best there is in the world,” said Irene Acosta, Regional Marketing Head for TFC in Australia.
ANC not only offers ‘round the clock news and information but also a breadth of current affairs programs that dissect significant issues and personalities and first-of-their kind shows that focus on social media, personal finance, and lifestyle trends.
Viewers get a fill of news and interviews all day beginning with “Headstart” and “Mornings@ANC” in the morning, “Dateline Philippines” at noon, and “News Now” and “The Bureau” in the afternoon for the latest local, international, and business news developments. Get fresh insights and news updates in “Primetime on ANC,” and cap off the day with a comprehensive rundown of the day’s biggest news stories in “The World Tonight” anchored by award-winning broadcast journalist Tina Monzon-Palma.
ANC’s current affairs programs include “Pipol,” anchored by Ces Drilon who provides intimate scrutiny of the lives of influential celebrities, politicians, and citizens. “The Road to 2013,” hosted by Lynda Jumilla, meanwhile, examines the different sectors, people, and issues significant to the 2013 midterm elections. Rich discussions on the latest inventions and technological developments are also delivered in the science and technology program “Future Perfect,” a show anchored by Tony Velasquez.
The Philippines’ first-ever social media news program, “@ANCALERTS,” is also on ANC and lists down the latest trends and issues being discussed by netizens online. Viewers are also taught to be financially responsible and independent in “On the Money,” which offers expert advice and tips on investment, saving, and personal finance management. Lifestyle show “Cityscape,” on the other hand, offers a guide to the latest and hippest establishments, trends, and events in and out of the metro.
Also get the most accurate and up-to-date weather information from ANC’s weather reports via the ABS-CBN Weather Central, the most advanced weather forecasting system in the Philippines that offers high resolution forecasts and locally relevant weather updates.ANC can be watched by Filipinos in Singapore by calling Starhub 1630 or by visiting www.starhub.com. TFC on Starhub TV is offering a preview of ANC until October 31, 2012. Now, ANC takes a step further and is now the prime source of news not just in the Philippines but as well as all over the world.
-ABS-CBN Press Release