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Monday, November 21, 2011

ATTY GOZON: GMA TO BENEFIT FROM NTC'S DELAY OF IRR FOR DTV!

Local TV networks have already undertaken test broadcasts of digital broadcast using ISDB-T, namely ABS-CBN, Net 25, RPN, IBC 13, Channel 4 and SBN.

But GMA Network Inc., a KBP non-member, preferred Europe’s Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial 2 (DVB-T2).

Despite the broadcast firms’ different views, the country’s top 3 broadcast stations (GMA, ABS-CBN and TV5) have been investing for the digitalization of their network.

ABS-CBN has estimated to spend P3 billion for migration to Digital TV, P500 million of which have already been spent for the transmitter, acquisitions and film rights, according to Rolando Valdueza, the company’s chief finance officer.


Among the three broadcast network, ABS-CBN through its cable network Sky Cable, introduced its DTV services last May, ahead of its competitors.

The DTV boxes are priced one-time at P2,500 with five free channels and better signal.

The network has conducted test broadcast for the DTT using ISDB-T in Mexico in Pampanga and the towns of San Miguel, San IIdefonso and San Rafael in Bulacan.

Valdueza said that although the company started to conduct a test using Japanese technology, if the government reversed its decision in favor of European standard, it "will have no major impact on the company."

He added that another three to six months delay in issuances of IRR is still "doable".

The delay, however, works in the favor of the GMA Network Inc.

Felipe Gozon, GMA chairman and CEO, said that the delay in the issuance of the IRR has no impact on his company.

"It is good for us. Our people here cannot yet afford [set-top box], you have to give them time, for them to accept the Digital transition were talking to millions of customers," Gozon said.

GMA has allocated P600 million for digital TV.

He stressed, however, that GMA’s equipment are digital ready.

The DTT allows the broadcast network to deliver multiple programs on single channel, using one transmitter, so consumers can watch the programs earlier aired at their own time.

This will also pave the way for the introduction of the mobile TV services, allowing users to watch the station’s TV program via phone.

The Philippines will be the first in Asia to adopt the Japanese standard for digital TV.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

bwahaha... i-delay pa! naku parang nilulubog sa sariling manitka si gozon sa interview na to! hello? 2500 pesos na one-time cost to have a digital tv, di afford? e celfone nga nakakabili yung ganun di kaya ng karamihan???

baka di kaya ng GMA? looooooolllls!

yes said...

hehehehe..GANON nga ATA hnde kya ng GMA yan....heheheh.

Anonymous said...

abs-cbn spend 3 billion while GMA allocated 600 million only LOL poor GMA

Anonymous said...

have you guys seen korina sanchez' interview with gozon on ad congress? haha, walang masabing plan si gozon about gma's future (sanchez even asked kung may bibilhing mga bagong equipments, but no response from gma's honcho), he only said it's confidential... hahaha!

Anonymous said...

haha... pinopromte talaga ng gmeww ang european standard para ang government ma delay sa paglabas ng irr, walang impact sa abs-cbn kung alin ang standard ang pipiliin nito. kaso sa consumer ang maapektuhan, mas mahal ang dtv box ng europe kesa s japan. sa european standard pede ka maglagay ng 14 channels sa japan standard nasa 8 lang. dinidelay ng gmew para makalikom ng pondo para sa pag dtv. di kasi makautang sa mga banko lol haha... digital ready na daw gamit puro bulok naman. ung ob van nila digital? wala pa nga silang ginagawang akbang haha...

Anonymous said...

GMA POOOOR!

Anonymous said...

tama....mabubuking na kasi kung sino talaga ang mas pinapanood....lalabas ang ktotohanan na mas pinapanood ang dos.

Anonymous said...

kitang-kita sa tv kung gaano karami talaga ang sumusuporta sa ABS-CBN 2...

90,000 ang ngparticipate sa RUN FOR ILOG PASIG...

in the service of the filipino talaga.....

Anonymous said...

Malayong malayo naman po talaga ang GMA sa ABS-CBN..lalo pagdating sa mga equipments....tsaka ang GMA ba may SKY PATROL service?....

yes said...

ITS mean's POOR un GMA???

EH bkit sabe ni LONG EH...abs UN poor UN PALA ..kabaliktaran s mga sinasabe nya....hayyyyyy nko!!!

Anonymous said...

eh ang mga kapuso fans puro ilusyon lang yan at gawa gawang mga kuwento..

Anonymous said...

Ano ba??!! tagal na nito ha...tapos i-de-delay na naman...atty. Gozon,anong hindi afford? eh 2,5000 lang yan...Kaloka ka ha! Ganun na ba ka baba ang tingin mo sa mga customers nyo? Hayzzzz....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ano ba??!! tagal na nito ha...tapos i-de-delay na naman...atty. Gozon,anong hindi afford? eh 2,5000 lang yan...Kaloka ka ha! Ganun na ba ka baba ang tingin mo sa mga customers nyo? Hayzzzz....

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true!!! kahit jobless or yung mga "cant afford" daw e kayang mamili ng celfone at mag-load ang one time fee na 2500 di kaya?

hirap ng panay pantaserye e di mahiwalay ang panstasya sa reality... lol!

pero im sure sa mga ka-noodles na panay sardinas at noodles na ang dumadaloy sa ugat at utak e paniwalang paniwala sa GMA!

cloud said...
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cloud said...

hehe. Si Yes at si anonymous lang naman nag uusap dito.

Pag dumami kayo katumbas ng budget ng dalawang station baka i ON na ng GMA yung DTV nila.

Mag isip muna para sa nakakarami bago magsalita. ha.

Travisgrio said...

Malayong malayo naman po talaga ang GMA sa ABS-CBN..lalo pagdating sa mga equipments....tsaka ang GMA ba may SKY PATROL service?....

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