DOSTv: Science for the People

DOSTv: Science for the People is a daily weather, science and technology television and online program in the Philippines produced by the Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST – STII). DOSTv is currently aired on free television via state-owned People's Television Network Channel 4 from Monday to Friday at 9:30 a.m. (UTC +08) and soon on cable and satellite TV thru Global News Network (GNN) at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (UTC +08) and other local channels.[1]

DOSTv: Science for the People
Directed byMona Carina E. Montevirgen
Presented byGel Miranda
Country of originPhilippines
No. of episodes290 (as of June 21, 2017)
Production
Executive producer(s)Richard P. Burgos (DOST-STII Director)
Producer(s)Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Information Institute
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkPeople's Television Network
Global News Network
Picture formatNTSC 480i
Original releaseMay 30, 2016 (online) / May 29, 2017 (television) –
present
Chronology
Related showsPanahon.TV
External links
Website

The program can be also viewed online everyday at 9:30 a.m. (UTC +08) on the show's official website, Facebook page and YouTube account.[1]

HistoryEdit

Hosted by Net 25 personality Gel Miranda, the program made a soft-launching on May 30, 2016 and it was first aired online.[2] It was once known as "The Filipino Weather Channel" during the first few months of the program. On February 27, 2017, DOSTv was officially launched, coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of the DOST – STII.[3] The programs also made a rebrand into "DOSTV: Science for the People", with new graphics, broadcast design and additional segments.

On May 29, 2017, in time for its first anniversary, DOSTv transitioned from being an online-only weather and SciTech channel to a television program aired on PTV-4.[1] It is the third weather program of the station, following PAGASA I-Weather (2012) and Panahon.TV (2012–2016, later transferred to Pilipinas HD) excluding PTV InfoWeather segment of PTV News.

SegmentsEdit

Some of the segments of the show are the following: weather, flood, dam, seismology and volcanology updates from PAGASA and PHILVOLCS, interviews with DOST officials and SciTech experts, exclusive coverages of DOST events, and other featured segments such as Balitang RapiDOST (DOST news updates); Sinesiyensya (SciTech documentaries); Global Science (SciTech world news); Sci-Facts (trivia) and Sustansyarap (DOST-FNRI cooking portion).[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "DOSTv now on free TV". Philippine Information Agency. June 4, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "DOST TO LAUNCH DOSTV". DOST. May 22, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Manahan, Romelie Janelle (March 9, 2017). "DOSTv launched". The Philippine Star. Retrieved June 8, 2017.