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Kapamilya Anime => Japanese Anime => Topic started by: manaka_junpei on January 10, 2018, 11:42:48 PM

Title: RIP Hero TV
Post by: manaka_junpei on January 10, 2018, 11:42:48 PM
It’s the end of an era. Sources familiar with the matter has told Anime Pilipinas that Filipino language anime channel HEROtv is set to have their final broadcast on Wednesday, January 31st, after 12 years of broadcast.
The Filipino-dubbed movie channel TAG, which was broadcasting for just over a year, is also shutting down at the end of this month.
ABS-CBN, the parent company of the two channels, decided to close them down due to lack of advertiser support.
Anime Pilipinas has tried to contact the representatives of HEROtv and ABS-CBN for comment, but no response as of press time.
HEROtv is a Filipino language anime channel of media conglomerate ABS-CBN, under its ABS-CBN Cable Channels subsidiary, which started its test broadcast in August 2005 and was officially launched on November 12, 2015.
The channel initially offered anime shows from Telesuccess Productions plus their own acquisitions, including Voltes V, Shaman King, Naruto, Mirumo de Pon!, Zenki, Ragnarok the Animation, and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED among others.
Eventually, the channel landed other landmark titles such as Yakitate! Japan, Major, Death Note, Log Horizon, The Devil is a Part-Timer, Fate/Zero, Haikyuu!!, Yowamushi Pedal, Free: Iwatobi Swim Club, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma and Love Live! School idol project.
This year, notable titles they have aired include Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation, KonoSuba, The Asterisk War, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, Love Live! The School Idol Movie, Love Live! Sunshine!!, and AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day.
HEROtv also organized events that became fixtures on the Japanese pop-culture scene in the country, like “Hataw Hanep Hero” in 2005-2007, then “HERO Face Off: The Ultimate Cosplay Battle” in 2010-2015.
Meanwhile, TAG is a movie channel that started broadcasting on October 19, 2016, airing Hollywood and Asian movies dubbed in Filipino.
The channel was slated to air the highly-popular anime movies Your Name. and A Silent Voice.
It is not yet clear where these two movies will air after TAG’s closure, but Anime Pilipinas understands that ABS-CBN may first air them on their “Kapamilya Blockbusters” movie block.
UPDATE: Several sources has told Anime Pilipinas that the Filipino-dubbed movie channel TAG will now cease broadcast within January, but there are conflicting reports on the channel’s official sign-off date.
Sources had mentioned that TAG would shut down on January 15, while Philippine cable provider SKYcable are saying that it would be on January 31. We will bring you updates once official.

source : Anime Pilipinas
Title: Re: RIP Hero TV
Post by: AnimeFan23 on January 20, 2018, 08:03:12 AM

ABS-CBN Regional Channel and Hero TV Cease Broadcast

Due to a change in business direction, Creative Programs, Inc. will cease airing of the following channels on the specified dates below.

ABS-CBN Regional Channel – January 15, 2018
Ch 4 digital
For shows on new sights, sounds and scenes, watch TLC ch 62.

HERO TV – January 31, 2018
Ch 44 digital
You may still catch exciting Anime action on Animax
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Why can’t I watch these channels anymore?
Due to a change in business direction, Creative Programs, Inc. will cease the broadcast of these channels. Thank you for your understanding.

Will there be replacements for these channels in my basic or pack channel line-up?
Please be assured that we are engaging more channel partners to add more compelling content on our platform to give our subscribers the best TV-viewing experience.
Title: Re: RIP Hero TV
Post by: AnimeFan23 on January 20, 2018, 08:03:56 AM
Paolo M.‏ @PaoloBozu (twitter)
9:13 PM - 22 Dec 2017
Goodbye @myHEROnation and with that #YeY channel of @ABSCBN is the only one where to watch anime shows unless, channel 2 decides to revive #TeamAnimazing
Title: Re: RIP Hero TV
Post by: AnimeFan23 on January 20, 2018, 11:30:05 AM
HERO TV Farewell Video: https://www.facebook.com/myheronation/videos/10155953335362429/
Maraming salamat sa inyong suporta mga ka-Hero. Salamat sa pagiging bahagi ng aming channel sa loob ng maraming taon. Paalam. #FarewellHERO
Title: Re: RIP Hero TV
Post by: AnimeFan23 on February 14, 2018, 04:14:43 PM

New HERO TV no longer airs anime

In a statement released on Thursday, a day after its comeback online, HERO has announced that they will no longer air anime titles anymore.

The former channel will instead focus on producing anime, pop culture and gaming contents through its digital platforms which includes their website, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

HERO’s social media accounts have released a series of posts hinting its revival.

Here is their statement after the jump.

Many anime fans have been hoping for the return of HERO after the channel bid goodbye last January 31. Fans were puzzled as to what is next for the anime authority as it started posting hints of its comeback online a few days ago.

With the proliferation of social media and the continuous evolution of the digital space, these trends presented opportunities for different institutions to easily reach individuals around the world. HERO has recognized the power of digital media in its continuous pursuit to deliver contents for anime and pop culture enthusiasts; hence, it embarked a new journey as a digital hub.

The new HERO format will produce anime, pop culture and gaming contents through its various digital platforms. HERO will utilize its website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages to deliver the freshest news and updates for its avid followers. Despite its departure from television, HERO will still be able to deliver stories that fans would love through the digital space. Note that HERO will not be airing anime titles anymore.

HERO has currently 301,975 likes on Facebook, 5,445 followers on Twitter and 3,857 followers on Instagram as of this writing. HERO promises to deliver top quality contents for its avid followers and become the ultimate go-to for anything anime, pop culture and gaming-related articles and videos. HERO looks forward to increasing its followers over time to cater to more people online.

As HERO embarks a fresh journey, we hope that you fans will support us in this new direction. As we move forward, we hope you will help us propel to greater heights.

This is HERO, now on digital.
Title: Re: RIP Hero TV
Post by: AnimeFan23 on August 02, 2018, 09:24:49 AM
HERO Zone on Jeepney TV has just been Cancelled right before naging available ang Jeepney sa TV Plus. (http://forums.abs-cbn.com/Themes/Vertex-Theme2-0-2-v1-2/images/post/thumbdown.gif)
Title: Re: RIP Hero TV
Post by: AnimeFan23 on August 15, 2018, 10:22:44 PM
Paolo M. @PaoloBozu
TBH I don't understand ABS CBN anymore. They are going cold turkey with their anime viewers (I know a lot will say "Go to Yey! channel, they have anime there" but can Yey! air Keijo, The Asterisk War or A certain magical index?...I guess not)
Title: Re: RIP Hero TV
Post by: AnimeFan23 on September 13, 2018, 03:48:42 PM
More Bad News in the next few months.