Monday, February 29, 2016

ANC, THE ABS-CBN NEWS CHANNEL MARKS ITS 20TH YEAR WITH LAUNCH OF HD CHANNEL, NEW SHOWS, AND EXTENSIVE ‘HALALAN 2016’ COVERAGE

 On its 20th year, ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel continues to conquer new territory with the launch of its own High Definition (HD) channel on SkyCable.  ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs head Ging Reyes made this announcement in a press conference held inside the ABS-CBN compound earlier today, February 29.
Reyes said this new development will cement ANC’s position as the gold standard and primary source of Philippine news and analysis for the country's business and political leaders.
“This is what ANC has continuously strived to be: the best, most reliable, and prestigious english language, all-news channel in the Philippines. There is still a lot more in store for ANC, as we mark twenty years this coming May. Stay tuned for these exciting developments,” she said.
ANC also debuted two new programs anchored by three of the most respected names in the fields of business, politics, and the academe this February.  Teddy Locsin, Jr. and Prof. Prospero de Vera react to the week’s political events on the show “#NoFilter@ANC” every Thursday at 6pm. Award-winning business journalist Cathy Yang, does in-depth interviews of business executives and entrepreneurs on “The Boss,” every Wednesday at 7:30pm.
Since ANC's successful relaunch last October 2015, where it unveiled its new broadcast design and program grid, the news channel has also opened a new studio at the Rockwell Center in Makati City.  The studio serves as the main hub for the new Mornings@anc, ANC’s fast-paced, business morning news and infotainment program headlined by David Celdran, Ginger Conejero, Gigi Grande, and Paolo Abrera.  The program introduces two new faces on the channel, news reporter Christian Esguerra, and sports host and athlete, Gretchen Ho. 
Ho, a former volleyball star, is also at the helm of “The Daily Serve,” a half an hour program on the latest sports and entertainment news that airs weekdays at 6:30pm.
For “Halalan 2016,” ANC has gone all-out to deliver news and analysis that matter, through special interview segments on its flagship programs, partnering with educational institutions to fact- check statements of candidates, following the candidates on the campaign trail, and producing forums to give Filipinos a chance to know the candidates.  On May 9, ANC, will take the lead in covering the national elections with a 48-hour marathon coverage leading to the poll results.
Watch ANC, your partner, your news channel, on SkyCable Channel 27. Follow it on Twitter: @ancalerts; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ANCalerts. You may also view its microsite at http://news.abs-cbn.com/anc.

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