Dobol B TV

Dobol B TV (transl. Double B TV) formerly Dobol B sa News TV, is a Philippine television news radio program block broadcast by GMA News TV and GTV. It premiered on February 28, 2011, consisting of some programs simulcast from radio station Super Radyo DZBB 594 in the form of its live video feed.

Dobol B TV
Dobol B TV title card.jpg
Title card since 2021
Also known as
  • Dobol B sa News TV (2011–2012, 2017–2021)
  • Dobol B sa GMA (GMA Network simulcast; 2020)
GenreNews broadcasting
Opening themeDZBB Station Jingle
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
Production locationsGMA Network Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time210–330 minutes
Production companies
Original network
Picture format
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original release
  • Dobol B sa News TV
  • First Incarnation:
  • February 28, 2011 – September 7, 2012
  • Second Incarnation:
  • April 24, 2017 – February 21, 2021
  • Dobol B TV
  • February 22, 2021 –
External links

The program is streaming online on YouTube.[1]


Original broadcast (2011–2012)Edit

On February 28, 2011, DZBB began its simulcast on television with the launch of Dobol B sa News TV block, coinciding with the launch of GMA News TV.[2] Originally, the block included the radio station's top-rated programs such as Saksi sa Dobol B and Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide. It ended its simulcast on September 7, 2012. It was replaced by Pinoy Cine Klasika.

Dobol B sa News TV (2017–2021)Edit

Title card from April 24, 2017 to February 21, 2021

On April 24, 2017, Dobol B sa News TV returned on GMA News TV after a 5-year hiatus, this time simulcasting DZBB's entire morning drive-time programming, coinciding with the launch of the station's new jingle and unveiling of its renovated radio studio. The original programs Saksi sa Dobol B and Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide returned to the network, with DZBB's mid-morning shows Sino? (with segments Jeng-Jeng and Balitawit) and Dobol A sa Dobol B and "Saksi" added on the said block.[3][2][4]

In 2018, Saksi sa Dobol B's timeslot was reduced due to the medical leave of Mike Enriquez, with the Sino? segment now becoming a stand-alone program with the 9:00 - 9:30am slot taken over by a new program, Anong Say Nyo? which debuted early in the year.

On April 24, 2019, ZOE Broadcasting Network and GMA / Citynet announced that the blocktime agreement between their networks was not going to be renewed and effectively ended their partnership and lease blocktime on VHF Channel 11 after almost 14 years. As a result, Channel 27 was re-utilized to broadcast GMA News TV on June 4, 2019, after 18 years of dormancy. With this transfer, Dobol B sa News TV block extended its airtime until midday (6:00 AM-12:00 NN, filling the timeslot of News to Go and the first 30 minutes of Balitanghali). Additionally, the block also started airing into the weekend beginning on the same day. The revamped lineup included new programs as well as existing Super Radyo programs that have not been aired on the block before.[5][6][7]

COVID-19 pandemicEdit

From March 19 to 20, 2020, GMA News TV was put off air in line with the enhanced community quarantine imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dobol B sa News TV's Melo del Prado sa Super Radyo DZBB aired temporarily on GMA Network on these days alongside the main channel's Unang Hirit. GNTV returned to broadcasting (albeit on a truncated 12-14 hour daily operation) on March 21, with the expanded edition of Dobol B sa News TV (along with DZBB's simulcast of 24 Oras) airing into the evening as its sole program. As a part of the skeletal protocol, Dobol B now includes the afternoon programs from the station that have never been simulcast on TV. Additionally, on March 23, 2020, the 6:00-8:45 am timeslot of the block begun simulcasting on its VHF sister station as Dobol B sa GMA as a skeletal measure, temporarily displacing Unang Hirit (the full hour of Saksi sa Dobol B can be watched on GMA News TV instead). That arrangement ended on April 8, giving way to the return of the Unang Hirit broadcasts 5 days later.

On August 10, 2020, the production of Dobol B sa News TV temporarily moved from the DZBB radio booth to GMA Network Center Studio 2, which was the home of GNTV-produced newscast Balitanghali and News TV Live bulletin before it on-halted productions in March. On September 7, the block adjusted its starting time to 5:30 AM to align with Melo del Prado sa Super Radyo DZBB. The aforementioned program formerly started at 5:30AM exclusively on DZBB-AM before simulcasting to News TV at 6:00 AM, however, its weekend edition would remain on the 6:00AM timeslot. On September 12 and 13, 2020, the program returned to DZBB booth temporarily.

On September 19, 2020, Dobol B sa News TV made some changes in editions, schedules and timeslots following the resumption of several in-house programs of GMA News TV. On that day, it shorten its airtime from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, giving way to the earlier timeslot of GMA Regional TV Weekend News on Saturdays; On September 20, the timeslot remain unchanged on Sundays; and On September 21, it was split into morning (5:30 am to 12:00 nn) and afternoon (4:00 pm to 6:30 pm) editions, due to Balitanghali and News TV Quick Response Team returning on air after 6 months of ceased production due to the COVID-19 pandemic on weekdays. On September 27, the show's ending time on Sundays is now ending earlier at 9:00 am to give way for its animated programming block beginning on that date. On September 28, its weekday morning edition was reverted to 11:00 am (previously from 2017 to 2019, on its current incarnation), due to early and extend airtime broadcast of Balitanghali beginning at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. On October 3, its Saturday edition adjusted its starting time to 5:30 am to align with Super Radyo Nationwide and reverted to 11:00 am (previously from 2019 to 2020, on its current incarnation), due to extended airing of Sine Date Weekends, and early broadcasts of GMA Regional TV Weekend News (at 4:30 pm) and 24 Oras Weekend (at 5:30 pm). On October 4, its Sunday edition adjusted its starting time to 5:30 am to align with Buena Manong Balita. On November 7, 2020; coinciding with the premiere of OMJ: Oh My Job! (a former program of TeleRadyo), the Saturday editions were split again into morning (5:30 am to 10:00 am) and afternoon (1:00-2:00 pm) portions with Sine Date Weekends aired in between the portions. On December 19, 2020, the Saturday morning portion extended their extra hour until 11:00 am to align with Konsyumer Atbp.. On January 4, 2021, the weekday edition reverted its end time to 9:00 am (previously from 2011 to 2012, on its first incarnation) due to their weekday expansion of the channel's Sunday morning animated programming block.

Rebranding as Dobol B TV (2021)Edit

On February 8, 2021, the production moved to its new radio booth at the GMA Network Annex Building. On February 22, the TV simulcast of Super Radyo DZBB was carried over on GMA News TV's replacement network GTV, and was renamed as Dobol B TV.[8][9]


  • Alam N'yo Ba?
  • Buena Manong Balita (since 2019)
  • DZBB Executive Summary (since 2020)
  • Konsyumer Atbp. (since 2020)
  • Melo del Prado sa Super Radyo DZBB (since 2019)
  • OMJ: Oh My Job (since 2020)
  • Pinoy MD sa Super Radyo DZBB (since 2019)
  • Saksi sa Dobol B (2011–2012, since 2017)
  • Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide (2011–2012, since 2017)
  • Super Balita sa Umaga (Weekends) (since 2019)
  • Anong Say N'yo? (2018–2020)
  • Bigtime Balita (2020)
  • Boses ng Balita (2020)
  • Dobol A sa Dobol B (2017–2020)
  • Dobol B: Bantay Balita sa Kamara (2019–2020)
  • Dobol B: Bantay Balita sa Senado (2019–2020)
  • DZBB Super Serbisyo (2019–2020)
  • Francis ‘Kiko’ Flores on Board (2020)
  • IM Ready sa Dobol B (2019–2021)
  • Isyu Atbp. (2019–2020)
  • Kay Susan Tayo! sa Super Radyo DZBB (2019–2020)
  • Liwanag sa Balita (2019–2020)
  • MMDA sa GMA (2019–2020)
  • SOS: Serbisyo on the Spot (2020)
  • Sino? (2017–2020)
  • Super Balita sa Hapon (2020)
  • Super Balita sa Hapon (Weekends) (2020)
  • Super Balita sa Tanghali Nationwide (2020)
  • Super Balita sa Tanghali (Weekends) (2020)
  • Super Radyo Nationwide (2019–2020)
  • TKO: Talakayan, Komentaryo at Opinyon (2020)
  • Usap Tayo: Super Kwentuhan with Mark and Susan (2020–2021)


Current anchors
  • Mike Enriquez (2011–2012, 2017–present) (Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide and Saksi sa Dobol B)
  • Joel Reyes Zobel (2011–2012, 2017–present) (Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide and Konsyumer Atbp.)
  • Melo del Prado (2011–2012, 2017–present) (Melo del Prado sa Super Radyo DZBB)
  • Orly Trinidad (2011–2012, 2017–present) (Buena Manong Balita Sunday Edition)
  • Weng dela Peña (2019–present) (Buena Manong Balita Saturday Edition)
  • Rowena Salvacion (2019–present) (Super Balita sa Umaga Saturday Edition)
  • Connie Sison (2019–present) (Pinoy MD sa Super Radyo DZBB)
  • Benjie Liwanag (2019–present) (DZBB Executive Summary)
  • Emil Sumangil (2020–present) (Super Balita sa Umaga Saturday Edition)
  • Ralph Obina (2020–present) (Super Balita sa Umaga Sunday Edition)
  • Kathy San Gabriel (2020–present) (Super Balita sa Umaga Sunday Edition)
  • Usec. Ruth Castelo (2020–present) (Konsyumer Atbp.)
  • Arnell Ignacio (2020–present) (OMJ : Oh My Job!)
  • Tuesday Sagun-Niu (2020–present) (OMJ : Oh My Job! and DZBB Executive Summary)
  • Bea Binene (2020–present) (OMJ : Oh My Job!)
Segment Anchors
Substitute anchors
  • Carlo Mateo (2011–2012, 2017–present)
  • Glen Juego (2019–present)
  • Julee Anne Mae Cabrera-Cera (2019–present)
  • Mark Makalalad (2020–present)
  • Manny Vargas (2019–present)
  • Rod Vega (2019–present)
  • Shirley Escalante (2020–present)
  • Susan Enriquez (2017–present)
  • Lala Roque (2019–present)
Former hosts
  • Ali Sotto (2017–2020)
  • Chino Trinidad (2011–2012, 2017–2019)
  • Divine Reyes (2019–2020)
  • Fernan Gulapa (2020)
  • Francis "Kiko" Flores (2020)
  • Kaye Morales (2020)
  • Mark Salazar (2020–2021)
  • Nimfa Ravelo (2019–2020)
  • Norilyn Temblor (2019–2020)
  • Rene Sta. Cruz (2020)
  • Sam Nielsen (2019–2020)
  • Tootie (2019–2020)


  1. ^ "Dobol B sa News TV Livestreams - YouTube". Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "GMA News TV to simulcast DZBB's morning programs". Media Newser Philippines. April 18, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Acar, Aedrianne (April 11, 2017). "WATCH: Balitang umaatikabo tuwing umaga sa Dobol B sa NewsTV (Fast-paced news every morning on Dobol B sa News TV)" (in Filipino). GMA Network. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "'Dobol B sa News TV' marks first anniversary". Manila Standard. July 11, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  5. ^ Inc, GMA New Media. "WATCH: Bigger and better 'Dobol B sa News TV' starting this June! | - Radio - Articles". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Inc, GMA New Media. "'Dobol B sa News TV' will begin airing on Channel 27 starting June 3 | - Radio - Articles".
  7. ^ "Dobol B sa News TV now airs Mondays to Sundays". GMA Network. June 1, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  8. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (February 10, 2021). "GMA News TV rebranded as Gtv following launch of entertainment programs". Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  9. ^ GMA News Online (February 19, 2021). "GMA News TV is now GTV". Retrieved February 19, 2021.

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