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After ABS-CBN shutdown, Vice Ganda to launch own digital network

Alexa Villano
After ABS-CBN shutdown, Vice Ganda to launch own digital network
The Vice Ganda Network goes live starting July 24

Vice Ganda is launching his own digital network. Starting Friday, July 24, the Vice Ganda Network will go live carrying news on Vice’s projects and videos.

During the online press conference on Monday, July 20, Vice said he is building the digital network to reach a wider audience. “We as artists have to find our ways of reaching out to the audience and to serve our purpose,” he said.

Vice also wants to help ABS-CBN workers who lost their jobs due to the network’s shutdown, and also to give jobs to stand-up comedians affected by the closure of comedy bars.

According to Vice, he was encouraged to push through when he did an initial broadcast his friends and reached a million-strong audience.

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Vice explained that his digital network can give a platform to stand-up comedians who lost their jobs in comedy bars. “Bukod sa nagagawa nila ‘yung passion nila, karagdagan kita sa kanila, para sa mga bakla (Aside from doing their passion, it’s also added income for them),” he said.

But Vice said the first people they will accommodate in the digital network are retrenched ABS-CBN workers.

Dito lahat ang kailangan namin unahin i-accommodate ay ‘yung mga taga-ABS-CBN na wala munang pinagkakakitaan ngayon,” he said. “Kailangan ko buksan itong proyektong ito para makapag-extend ng help sa kanila,” Vice said. (The first people we will accommodate are those from ABS-CBN who won’t have any income for now. I need to open this project so I can also extend help to them.)

One of the first projects of the network is the online show Gabing Gabi na Vice, featuring some of the country’s favorite celebrities. Aside from the Gabing Gabi na Vice, an interactive game show, a sitcom, and documentaries are just some of the content lined up. To know more about the projects, just register on the website. – Rappler.com

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.