ABS-CBN News Teams Recognized at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting+ Awards 2024

ABS-CBN News’ innovative digital projects took home two awards at the 2024 Asia Pacific Broadcasting+ Awards in Singapore.

Patrol ng Pilipino, a pioneering digital platform that enables ABS-CBN News reporters to tell relevant stories in vertical video formats to reach more audiences on social media, was the recipient of the Digital Transformation award.

With over 150,000 followers and 2 million likes on its Tiktok channel, as well as regular videos posted on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, X, Threads over a year since its launch, Patrol ng Pilipino paved the way for other digital video products from ABS-CBN’s News Gathering arm.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Digital News Gathering Team’s almost 15-hour livestream coverage of the 2024 Feast of the Black Nazarene, won the Live Event Streaming Award.

The #Nazareno2024 livestream became the most-watched live stream in the Philippines for the day and was also tapped by other organizations like the People’s Television Network, TV Maria, and the Quiapo Church.

“It’s been an incredibly tough few years…so I’m dedicating this one to all the incredible journalists who have proven that they are tougher. For my colleagues in ABS-CBN News, the reporters, remote broadcast specialists and interns most especially, who have shown us gumption and grit against the grind and spirited storytelling in the name of service. This is proof that we’re not just here to break news. But also to break boundaries in how news stories are told,” Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News chief of reporters, said during his acceptance speech.Anjo Bagaoisan, the Patrol ng Pilipino’s team lead and ABS-CBN News science editor, also honored the men and women behind the news organization’s daily operations.

“You can’t keep good men and women, excellent men and women down. Despite our limited resources and reach, our team strove to find ways to still do what they do best, and this marathon digital livestream of the biggest religious event in the Philippines embodies that,” Bagaoisan said.

For ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head, Francis Toral, the achievements are proof of the company’s commitment to serve audiences with news and public service in new formats.“It’s been an amazing transformation for the ABS-CBN News team. We have been able to optimize our traditional news and current affairs programs, and venture into a new terrain on digital — offering content that reaches new and more audiences. We are also keeping true to our mission of public service by providing relevant news and information on all platforms and devices, wherever our audience is,” Toral said.

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