PCOO Secretary Martín Andanar replied to Rep. Eric Go Yap’s query when he was asked if PTV4 has goals to compete for free TV ratings now that ABS-CBN is out of the competition.
Rep. Yap asked Andanar that since ABS-CBN is gone, does PTV4 have dreams or goals in the future to compete with GMA Network.
“Ngayong wala na ang ABS-CBN, mayroon ba tayong pangarap, may goals ba tayo sa PTV-4 na maging isang kalaban ng GMA, makapagcompete tayo sa kanila?” Rep. Yap asked.
Andanar then answered yes and that they do have plans to compete with major networks like GMA7.
“Yes, we have a plan to at least be able to compete as far as ratings are concerned. The PTV, being a government-owned and controlled corporation, it also has to make its own money from advertisers,” said Sec. Andanar.
Celebs posted their reactions to Twitter regarding Rep. Yap and Sec. Andanar’s discussion.
Nikki Valdez noted that ABS-CBN is still in the game with 29.3 Million subscribers on YouTube.
ABSCBN is not out of the game with our 29.3 MILLION subscribers on YT!
And Sec. Andanar, try mo nalang po muna kumanta ng Mangarap Ka. 😉 https://t.co/ygB2Mn0JCL
— NVG (@nikkivaldez_) September 9, 2020
Agot Isidro laughed off the idea that ABS-CBN is out of the game.
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) September 9, 2020
Jeff Canoy reminded Andanar that they are still in the game.
Still in the game btw https://t.co/fIsxuzYX7L
— Jeff Canoy (@jeffcanoy) September 9, 2020
Lynda Jumilla-Abalos noted that ABS-CBN is not out of the game.
Out the game? Out Of The Game? OUT OF THE GAME?
I kennat. 🤣 https://t.co/aN91KVj0hn
— Lynda Jumilla-Abalos (@lyndajumilla) September 9, 2020
Deputy Editor at ABS-CBN News Tarra Quismundo said that ABS-CBN has not thrown in the towel.
— Tarra Quismundo 🇵🇭 (@TarraQuismundo) September 9, 2020
Other netizens also reacted with the statement of ABS-CBN being out of the game.
— Kevin Manalo (@kevinmanalo_) September 9, 2020
Hahahahahahahjaa Andanar is such a joker hahahahahahahahahahahaha https://t.co/S6Ivwo0llY
— Zion Ryan Cruz (@zryanverse) September 9, 2020
Suntok sa bwan ba gusto mo😅🤣😂
With ABS-CBN shut, Andanar hopes PTV can compete in the ratings | Inquirer News https://t.co/o47bxkBi6e
— echo🌺 (@fierceloved) September 9, 2020
Despite the denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal for free TV, ABS-CBN is still available through its digital channels via YouTube and Facebook.
ABS-CBN’s Facebook currently has 25.3M followers, while ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel has 29.3M subscribers. While ABS-CBN News has 10.2M subscribers.