According to an Ilo-ilo based commentator, GMA-7's epic series, "AMAYA" is not the the very first tv series of its kind but ABS-CBN's 2007 most expensive TV program, ROUNIN! Tim Libunao argued that GMA should refrain from marketing AMAYA as the first ever Epec Series because it is a false truth. He further explained the following published on Facebook:
"ABS-CBN's ROUNIN is the first EPIC (TELE-EPIKO) produced in the history of Philippine television and not GMA7's Amaya. It is also the first ANIME'-SERYE on Philippine TV. In fact, Rounin's PR tag is "Ang tele-epikong magdadala sa iyo sa hangganan ng imahinasyon".
Rounin is a 2007 Filipino ...primetime TV series produced and aired by ABS-C...BN, dubbed as tele-epiko or TV epic. It is a fantasy and martial arts series shown in Philippine TV and is said to be one of the most expensive locally-produced TV series aired in the Philippines. It is also the first Filipino series shot using high-definition video technology. The series is line produced by Reality Films while Larger Than Life Productions is handling post, visual effects, VFX supervision, mastering and grading. The series is shot using Panasonic’s HDP2 technology."
With this disclosure what could have GMA Network do about this? Last year, GMA's News and Public affairs were also bombarded by critism with thier Hologram issue that were strongly protested by the tech experts.
Credits: TIm Libunao via Facebook