Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PIAYA NETWORK: SHOWCASING THE MEDIA ART EXPERIENCE IN NEGROS AND BEYOND


PIAYA NETWORK is a television network on Sky Cable’s Channel 35 based in Bacolod City, launched on August 2014.  Owned by Anthony Leo Aguirre and produced by ATP Productions, the network consists of various original TV programs and specializes in broadcast syndication all around Negros.
 
With the vision to be one of a kind in crafting the media art experience in Negros and beyond, Piaya Network specializes in digital production that brings pleasure, creativity and professional advertising that satisfy its customers.  Director/ line producer Elaine Lozano is also the network’s Consultant.
 
HISTORY:
 
On January 2014, the idea of creating Piaya Network came through a conversation between father and son when owner Anthony Leo Aguirre proposed to create a network that could promote Bacolod City as a tourist destination.  His father saw great potential and supported the idea.  They soon added production veterans and young professionals to the team to provide quality excellence in shows and entertainment.
 
The Network was named “Piaya” (unleavened flatbread filled with muscovado, mango or purple yam) as this was known to hail from Bacolod and continues to be the favorite delicacy in the City of Smiles. 
 
Piaya Network was finally launched at August 2014 at Ayala, Disctrict North Point in Talisay City.  It first aired on June 30, 2016 on Sky Cable Channel 35 and continues to cater to the local scene to promote Negros as a grand destination for tourism, food, arts and sports.
 
PROGRAMING:
 
Piaya Network’s schedule in programs consists mostly of their original television shows covering travel, food, lifestyle, and current events.  In addition, Piaya Network also covers special events such as sports, festivals, concerts and stand-up comedy, short films, and runs on a 24-hour schedule on Sky Cable.
 
On August 2014, Piaya Network opened with quality original TV shows: “The Urban Backpacker”, “Power Up”, “L:  Live, Laugh, Love”, “Art Works”, “Gag-O!” and “Certified Foodie Ako”.  The diversity of their shows aim to entice their audience from every angle and reaches out to cover the Negros lifestyle.
 
In 2016, they have discontinued older shows and added a long list of new ones to their programming with the exemption of “L:  Live, Laugh, Love” as their longest running series.  
 
The Piaya team added a huge variety of shows namely; “A Listed”, “The Real Talk”, “Project Negros”, “Festival Junkie”, “Travel N’ Taste”, “Straight No Chaser”, “Piaya Documentaries”, among others.
 
CURRENT SHOWS / PROGRAMS:
 
1.       “L:  Live, Laugh, Love” – hosted by Annie Morales, this show aims to discover how to live life to the fullest, love and be loved, and laugh our worries away
2.      “A Listed” – a show that seeks to provide an in depth forum for business persons, political leaders, and inspiring personalities in the province
3.      “The Real Talk“ – your regular source of the latest talks buzzing around Negros, with topics on entertainment, sports, politics, health, business, and more
4.      “Project Negros“-- showcases the people, industries, and products that are deeply rooted to the Negros province
5.      “Festival Junkie” – a party-like show ranging from traditional celebrations to spectacular nightlife
6.      “Travel N’ Taste” – a show filled with eye opening adventures and satisfying dishes, Negrense style, hosted by Shannan Anthony Gonzales
7.      “Straight No Chaser” -- a Bacolod-based podcast or talk show dealing with all kinds of random, interesting things
8.      “Piaya Documentaries” – a documentary program that highlights the plights, aspirations, and daily struggles of our Negrense brothers, exposing their real situation and issues
9.      “SmArts” – a children show where you can learn how to make decorations, ornaments, home designs, and art pieces for kids, hosted by Ate Joyce
10.   “Backpacker Adventures” --  a travel show that will help you discover interesting local folks and unique beauty across the Negros Islands, hosted by Luigi and Julius
11.   “Food Infinity” --  a show that explores the city streets in search for one of a kind eating experience that will delight your palates
 
Other services of ATP Productions include:  equipment rental for cinema camera (ARRI Alexa Mini) and lighting equipment, advanced camera rigging systems, production services, TV commercials, event trailer, corporate audio visual presentation, animation/motion graphics/visual effects, film post production, etc.
   
        
DURING THE LAUNCH held at Blue Leaf Filipinas in Aseana City, Parañaque, Alvin Anson served as host, and some of the celebrity guests included Cesar Montano (who did a special song number) and couple Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong.

Starting October 1, 2016, the Piaya Network executives JR Gumabon (Chief Legal Officer), Tony Aguirre (Board member), and Anthony Leo Aguirre (Board member and President of Piaya Network) happily announced to the Manila Press present during the mini-press conference (held before the formal launch) that the network will not just be shown within Negros but nationwide via Cignal Cable Channel 56.

BEYONCÉ AND JUSTIN BIEBER LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR 2016 MTV EMAs

Best Song nominees Adele, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner revealed in cover medley video by Spanish rising star Leroy Sanchez

Voting is now open at MTVEMA.COM



The heat is on in Rotterdam this November! MTV today announced nominations for the 2016 MTV EMAs, with cultural icons Beyoncé and Justin Bieber leading the pack with five nominations each. Superstar Adele followed closely behind with four nods, alongside Best Rock nominees ColdplayBest New Actnominee Lukas Graham and Best Male candidate Shawn Mendes.Rihanna and Drake earned three nods each, including a Best Songnomination for their hit collaboration “Work.” Adele’s record-shattering hit “Hello,” Justin Bieber’s electronic pop track “Sorry,”Lukas Graham’s soul-pop ballad “7 Years” and the Seeb remix ofMike Posner’s dance smash “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” also earned nominations for Best Song.
The 2016 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on MTV on Monday, 7 November at 3am (TH/WIB) and 4am (MY/PH/SG). It will repeat on the same day at 8pm (TH/WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG).
To celebrate a year of international artistry in a digital era that inspires creative connection between artists and fans more than ever, MTV unveiled the Best Song nominees in a vocal cover medley by Spanish rising artist/Internet sensation Leroy Sanchez. The reveal of the video was broadcast across MTV’s digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.

See below for the full list of nominees.
2016 MTV EMAs NOMINEES
BEST SONG        
Adele - Hello
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
Rihanna ft. Drake - Work

BEST VIDEO
Beyoncé - Formation
Coldplay - Up&Up
Kanye West - Famous
Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - Starboy
                                 
BEST FEMALE    
Adele
Beyoncé
Lady Gaga          
Rihanna
Sia         
                                 
BEST MALE         
Calvin Harris
Drake   
Justin Bieber     
Shawn Mendes               
The Weeknd     
                                 
BEST LIVE            
Adele
Beyoncé             
Coldplay              
Green Day         
twenty one pilots           
                                 
BEST NEW          
Bebe Rexha
DNCE    
Lukas Graham  
The Chainsmokers          
Zara Larsson      
                                 
BEST POP            
Ariana Grande
Fifth Harmony  
Justin Bieber     
Rihanna
Selena Gomez  
Shawn Mendes 
              
BEST ROCK         
Coldplay
Green Day
Metallica             
Muse   
Red Hot Chili Peppers   
                                 
BEST ALTERNATIVE         
Kings of Leon    
Radiohead         
Tame Impala     
The 1975             
twenty one pilots           
                                 
BEST HIP HOP   
Drake
Future 
G-Eazy 
Kanye West       
Wiz Khalifa         
                                 
BEST ELECTRONIC           
Afrojack              
Calvin Harris      
David Guetta    
Major Lazer       
Martin Garrix    
                                 
BEST PUSH         
Alessia Cara       
Anne-Marie      
Bebe Rexha       
Blossoms
Charlie Puth      
DNCE    
Dua Lipa
Elle King
Halsey
Jack Garratt
Jonas Blue          
Lukas Graham  
                                 
BIGGEST FANS 
Ariana Grande  
Beyoncé             
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga          
Shawn Mendes

BEST WORLD STAGE      
Duran Duran - Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Ellie Goulding - Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Jess Glynne - Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
Martin Garrix - Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)
OneRepublic - MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)
Tinie Tempah  - MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)
Tomorrowland - Belgium (2016)
Wiz Khalifa - Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT
Bunkface (Malaysia)
Dong Nhi (Vietnam)
Gentle Bones (Singapore)
Raisa (Indonesia)
Sarah Geronimo (Philippines)
Thaitanium (Thailand)
Yuna (Malaysia)
Voting is open now at mtvema.com, including the Best Southeast Asia Act local voting category, for which wildcard nominee Bunkface has been chosen by fans via social vote.

Beyoncé (US), Adele (UK & Ireland), Coldplay (UK & Ireland), Justin Bieber (Canada), Shawn Mendes (Canada) and Lukas Graham (Denmark) are among those nominated for their respective home regions.
Social voting categories Biggest Fans and Best Look will go live at a later date, with full details and voting procedures to be announced.
The official international sponsor of the 2016 MTV EMAs is Évos headphones. Regional sponsors include: AM:PM Watches (Poland); Amstel Light (Mexico); MTV mobile (Switzerland); Mr. Green Casino (Finland); Replay Supernova (Netherlands).
2016 MTV EMAs voting is now open until 6 November at 6.59am Singapore time* so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!