TV Patrol reaches eight million views in digital comeback


Two days after ABS-CBN went off air, the media giant’s flagship newscast TV Patrol made a digital comeback with an overwhelming number of views hours after its broadcast online.

On Tuesday, May 5, the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order against ABS-CBN following the expiration of its franchise on May 4, causing the shutdown of the network’s radio and television broadcast operations.

TV Patrol on Thursday aired online through ABS-CBN’s various digital platforms – its website, Facebook and Youtube page — as well as its streaming service iWant and cable news channel ANC. 

ABS-CBN reported that the news program reached 7.5 million views within hours of its Facebook stream.

As of Friday, it surpassed eight million views already. 

TV Patrol’s comeback also became a hot topic on Twitter’s local and global list.

TV Patrol will continue to deliver news via digital platforms daily at 6 pm.

Meanwhile, the nightly news program expressed its gratitude to everyone who tuned in online.

Lyka Nicart
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