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.