TV in the Philippines
TV Networks Rivalry in the Philippines
TV viewing in the Philippines is never free of corruption and moral hypocrisy creeping into the unsuspecting minds of ordinary Pilipino viewers. Media is really a powerful medium that could either give right information or false information to the viewing public, thus because of this capability, the two giant TV networks in the Philippines took advantage and exploit this medium when they incessantly maligning each other through their respective networks ad their fight to be the number One TV network in the Philippines; it just only mellow this year 2010.These two giant TV networks in the Philippines that dominates the percentage of TV viewership in the Philippines are ABS-CBN Channel 2 (the so-called “Kapamilya Network” and GMA Channel 7 ( the so-called “Kapuso Network”).
Their more recent fight as I remember it is somewhere 2004-2009 (early 2009).These years were their intense fight. Of course, because at year 2004,GMA Channel 7 has finally or have snatched the No.1 slot on TV ratings from decades of ABS-CBN Channel 2 on the No.1 slot; when GMA Channel 7 “copies” the so-called “fantaseryes” or mini-fantasy drama series of ABS-CBN Channel 2.
Both TV networks then accused one another of cheating the TV ratings by inserting an electronic gadget on every household when both do promotional caravans that influence the viewership on a specific house. Moreover, both also accused one another of bribing money in their respective promotional caravans to influence the people in specific barangay to change the channel they are watching.
Furthermore, they also file lawsuits against one another, yet they hypocritically promote brotherly love and what they so-called “of the Truth, for the Truth” in their respective TV shows and programs.