ABS-CBN’s “TV Patrol
” bagged an International Emmy Awards nomination for its coverage of the Manila bus siege in August 2010, making it the only Philippine television news organization to be on the final list of nominees.
“TV Patrol” is the only Asian newscast pitted against contenders from Brazil, Iceland and the United Kingdom.
“On August 23, 2010, eight Hong Kong tourists were killed during a dramatic hostage drama in Manila that lasted for almost 12 hours. There were 22 tourists from Hong Kong and three Filipino nationals on board the Hong Thai tourist bus when it was hijacked at around nine in the morning,” the citation said in the International Emmy’s official website.
The same news coverage of “TV Patrol” became a finalist for the Breaking News category at the New York Festivals Awards in Las Vegas in April.
This is the second time for ABSCBN News to earn a nomination in the International Emmy’s News category. The first time ABS-CBN News earned an International Emmy nod was in 2007 for the “Bandila” coverage of the Subic rape case.
Based on the national TV ratings data provided by Kantar Media
, “TV Patrol” is the number one TV newscast with a TV rating of 28.5% or almost 10 points higher than its competitor, “24 Oras,” (19.7%) of GMA.
The International Emmy Awards are given by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Only the news and current affairs nominees have been revealed on its website as of press time.