ABS-CBN TFC expands news footprint in Asia Pacific with multi-platform news show and live-stream newscast

ABS-CBN TFC, the leading Filipino news and entertainment channel for overseas Filipinos, expands its reach in delivering news about Asia and the Pacific Region through its weekly multi-platform broadcast of TFC News Asia Pacific every Sunday on cable and satellite. TFC News Asia Pacific will also be available globally on-demand via the TFC IPTV platform and online through iWantTFC.


TFC News Asia Pacific delivers the most pressing news that impacts the lives of Filipinos in the region. News features include bite-sized informative stories and full-length coverage of issues that matter to the region. These are uploaded as standalone content on TFC’s online platforms with bi-weekly roundups airing on its cable channel.


To complement this format, TFC News APAC Live Newscast, a 20-minute live stream that will feature timely, compelling stories on issues and events that matter to the Filipino community in the Asia Pacific region recently launched last September 12It will be airing henceforth every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 5:00 pm (Manila time) on the official Facebook Pages of TFC Asia, TFC Australia, and TFC New Zealand.


TFC News APAC Live Newscast will include an array of content such as user-generated segments, short news, live interviews with government and community representatives, and/or citizen journalists or Global Patrollers. NCL (or Newscolored as it was originally called), TFC Asia Pacific's digital news parody featuring light news, community personalities, and celebrities, will now be part of TFC News APAC Live Newscast. KaladKaren Davila, a TV host best known for her on-point impression of popular ABS-CBN newscaster Karen Davila, remains as the segment's presenter.


Meanwhile, TFC News Asia Pacific on cable and satellite will be highlighting the top stories of the week every 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and will be replaying the live newscast the day before every 2nd and 4th Sundays from 3:30-3:50 pm (Manila time)


Asia Pacific News Bureau Chief Edwin Sevidal, along with the region’s news correspondents, will take us even closer to where the action is. The lineup includes Vanessa Rhea Bragas and Helen QuiƱanola (Australia), Seresa Vianco Lapaz and Regina Angeli Panlilio (New Zealand), Joeffrey Maddatu Calimag and Gennie Kim (South Korea), Marie Yang (Taiwan), and Yazmin Aziz (Malaysia). In addition, the bureau covers relevant newsmakers and events in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and soon in Guam. 


“We have discovered many fascinating stories of overseas Filipinos since the launch of the Asia Pacific Bureau of TFC last year. We intend to tell their stories, wherever they are in the region,” says Sevidal. 


Catch the next TFC News APAC Live Newscast on October 10, at 5:00 pm (Manila time) on facebook.com/TFCAsiaOfficialfacebook.com/TFCAustralia, and facebook.com/TFCNewZealand.