'TV Patrol' newscasts now on the Internet

Posted at 07/29/2010 6:05 PM | Updated as of 07/29/2010 6:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The daily newscast of TV Patrol is now available on the Internet and can be seen anywhere in the Philippines anytime for free.

The newscast can be seen online at tvpatrol.abs-cbnnews.com.

Viewers can catch the live streaming at 6:30 p.m. and the replays anytime.

They may also get a chance to chat and interact with the anchors and reporters of ABS-CBN like Zen Hernandez, George Cariño, Jing Castañeda, Niña Corpuz, Ryan Chua, RG Cruz, Dyan Castillejo, and Alvin Elchico, who already joined the chat sessions last week. Discussions are about current issues tackled in the newscast.

Anchors and reporters of ABS-CBN have also become multimedia journalists, reporting not just on TV but also online via abs-cbnNEWS.com and posting updates on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"Twitter makes me closer and connected to those who like my work. They have become my friends. It allows me to give information in real time whether it’s the news or something personal I want to share,” said TV Patrol anchor Karen Davila.

Her co-anchor Julius Babao, agreed and said social networks like Twitter and Facebook complement his work as a journalist. He gets to contact public figures more easily via Facebook and gets feedback, tips, and even stories fast from viewers through the social networking site.

Having the telecast of TV Patrol on the Internet is just one of the recent changes of the number one newscast in the country. Recently, it also launched new segments and used aumented reality technologies previously used in the Halalan 2010 election coverage.

abs-cbnNEWS.com is the online news department of ABS-CBN Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corp.