FEU SCREEN gathered pillars of the broadcasting industry to discuss the history, development, and current trends in the different media industries.
In celebration of 100 Years of Broadcasting in the Philippines, FEU IAS Department of Communication (DepCom) through its FEU SCREEN program gathered pillars of the broadcasting industry for On Air, OTT, On-Demand: Progressions of Broadcasting under the banner of Beyond the Screen tackling the history, development, and current trends in the industries of radio, television, and streaming media platforms.
Coinciding with the celebration of the 95th founding anniversary of Far Eastern University, Institute of Arts and Sciences Dean Rowena Capulong-Reyes gave the parallel contribution of FEU’s DepCom to the industry by proudly acknowledging a roster of esteemed alumni who have actively served the people through their career in broadcasting industry, both on-cam and behind the camera.
Dr. Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., Professor Emeritus of Dela Salle University, presented the highlights from a century of Philippine broadcast history from 1924 when KZKZ (AM) radio was established in Manila to the period of phenomenal hit Meteor Garden,an imported television series. Meanwhile, Mr. Ruperto Nicdao, President of Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) and Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), articulated the succeeding developments that followed in the Philippine broadcasting as well as the current trends and challenges from the perspective of the business sector.
Two faculty members of DepCom namely Mr. Jerome Vargas and Mr. Peter Edward Dizon equally shared spotlight by sharing how media consumption in the Philippines massively evolved from traditional to streaming either through over-the-top (OTT) media or video-on-demand (VOD) services. Vargas is the current Creative Director of Kumu, Filipino video sharing and e-commerce social networking service, while Dizon serves as Assistant Vice President and Head of Business Development of Cignal TV who also brought wealth of industry experience to equally inspire the audiences, especially Communication students.
In the end, Department Chair Herwin Cabasal and faculty- broadcast practitioner Flordeliz Abanto, voiced out FEU’s commitment to be a robust academic partner of the broadcasting industry in the Philippines.