The rival channels, ABS-CBN and GMA 7, have succesfully brought a new technology in the Philippine TV scene and it was firstly used for the coverage of the nationwide May 10, 2010 automated election. The automation of the elections was a first here in our country, and both of the said channels agree that the coverage should also be upgraded in terms of hi-technology systems, gadgets and interface. Here’s a brief comparison of the two studios:

GMA Network’s Studio 7, Eleksyon 2010:
– Newest and biggest studio of GMA Network
– Graphics system powered by Vizrt (http://www.vizrt.com/)
– Vizrt’s services are used by many of the world’s prominent broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK
– Augmented Reality(Virtual 3D graphics) and use of hologram
– Touch screens (75 inches)
– Capable of putting over 40 live feeds on a screen
– Maps powered by Google
– In cooperation with PLDT, Globe and Smart

ABS-CBN’s War Room, Halalan 2010
– Graphics system powered by ORAD Graphics System (http://www.orad.co.il)
– Augmented Reality(Virtual 3D graphics)
– Gamechanger and Differentiator
– Touch screens (103 inches, largest in the Philippines)
– In cooperation with Boto Mo Ipatrol Mo volunteers, ABS-CBN News channel, abs-cbn.com and STI team for the parallel count.