Last night, tech TV show Digital Tour on Studio 23 aired its last episode according to Rain. ABS CBN’s dedicated forums for the show did not contain any updates as to why the show was junked not does their official section page on the network’s website.
DTour, which used to air on Sundays at 8PM on Studio 23, is one of the last few remaining tech-oriented TV shows being aired locally. The show is hosted by Iya Yotoko, Manu Sandejas, and Archie Alemania. PTB was featured on DTour last Sept. 2005.
I’m curious what could be the reasons behind junking the show. Could be bad ratings which is usually the main reason most of the time. Tech oriented shows attract very few Filipino TV viewers because of the geeky nature. Even during my several interviews with several of the local TV networks, the segment producer would always advise me to talk in Tagalog or use layman’s terms when answering questions.
As what Al Gore would say — it’s the awful truth. Say goodbye to tech on TV.
On a side note, the only blogger who was able to penetrate TV is currently just MLQ3 (The Explainer on ANC) but I heard there’s another show being being inked with another blogger this season. Now, that’s something to watch out for.