Dawn of a new era? With franchise renewal stalled, ‘TV Patrol’ finds new home online

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 08 2020 09:46 AM | Updated as of May 08 2020 03:28 PM

“TV Patrol”, ABS-CBN’s long-standing nightly-news program, made history on Thursday, shifting from a traditional broadcast to a purely digital platform and ending speculation about whether it would survive being off air.

The prospect of any of ABS-CBN’s programs returning soon looked grim just two days ago, after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a cease-and-desist order that forced the network to terminate its TV and radio operations.

But the reemergence of “TV Patrol” as an online entity gave hope to millions of Filipinos who have made it a habit to get their daily dose of relevant national information from Noli de Castro, Ted Failon and Bernadette Sembrano.

Here are a few images of Thursday’s edition of “TV Patrol”, trumpeted by some as the dawn of a new era in newscasting.

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Beginning Thursday, it's now possible to view an entire "TV Patrol" newscast -- led by Ted Failon (from left), Bernadette Sembrano and Noli de Castro -- on a smaller screen. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Beginning Thursday, it's now possible to view an entire "TV Patrol" newscast -- led by Ted Failon (from left), Bernadette Sembrano and Noli de Castro -- on a smaller screen. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The "TV Patrol" crew are back in business. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The "TV Patrol" crew are back in business. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

"Kuya" Kim Atienza waits for his turn to appear on camera. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Bernadette Sembrano during the "TV Patrol" streaming newscast on Thursday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The "TV Patrol" crew are back in business. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The "TV Patrol" crew are back in business. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

"Kabayan" Noli de Castro breaks into laughter during the "TV Patrol" streaming newscast on Thursday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The "TV Patrol" crew are back in business. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The "TV Patrol" crew are back in business. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Ted Failon (from left), Bernadette Sembrano and Noli de Castro are ready to prove that, even in a purely digital platform, "TV Patrol" remains the Filipinos' go-to source for their news. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News