Daphne Oseña-Paez explains why Urban Zone no longer airs on ABS-CBN and TFC


Daphne Oseña Paez believes that Urban Zone, though not airing anymore, "may be back in another form, another medium."


Urban Zone goes off-air.

This was confirmed by the show’s host, Daphne Oseña Paez, through her blog daphne.ph.

Urban Zone is a lifestyle show that features different architectural and furniture designs from various homes.

In her post last February 20, Daphne explained why the show hasn’t been airing since January 6.

She stated that it was "purely a business decision" by their producers, Bayan Productions, which is a "block-timer on ABS-CBN."

Being a block-timer means it is an independent producer that buys airing time in a network to broadcast a show or program.

Though saddened, Daphne remained positive and believed that the show "may be back in another form, another medium."

She as well expressed her gratitude to the Urban Zone’s viewers and advertisers which helped it run for four years.

"UZ [Urban Zone] has become a very influential medium—for that I thank our loyal advertisers and viewers.

"Because of the continued support that UZ enjoys from the market, I am energized to keep working on the UZ brand."

She also thanked Bayan Productions and the show’s whole team for "trusting" her to produce the said show.

"I am grateful to Bayan Productions who trusted me with a concept that was new in a territory that was then uncharted," she said.

"Thank you for trusting me and giving me the independence to produce this show.

"To my team— Manny, Denmark, Stanley, Maila, Princess and all our technical crew, we had a great run!

"You are the best in the industry and I am looking forward to the day we can work together again.

"Thank you for the friendship and good times."

Lastly, she thanked ABS-CBN and it’s international channel, The Filipino Channel (TFC), for being a medium of reaching out people around the globe.

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"To ABS-CBN and TFC, Maraming salamat!

"I will always be grateful that through your network, we were able to reach millions of Filipino viewers abroad—many of whom are working hard, away from family, in order to give them a better life and a new home."

DAPHNE’S STATEMENT. Here is Daphne’s complete blog post:

"I owe many of you an explanation.

"Since Friday, January 6, 2012 Urban Zone® hasn’t been airing in ABS-CBN Channel 2 and The Filipino Channel (TFC). I have read all your comments of support both here and in the UZ Fan Page. As much as I wanted to answer all your questions last month, please understand that I just couldn’t.

"The pulling out of Urban Zone was purely a business decision by our producers. As you know, Bayan Productions was a block-timer on ABS-CBN.

"Despite being a small independent production, UZ earned the respect and support the design, construction and real estate industries. UZ has become a very influential medium— for that I thank our loyal advertisers and viewers. Because of the continued support that UZ enjoys from the market, I am energized to keep working on the UZ brand. Though UZ as you knew it doesn’t exist anymore, it may be back in another form, another medium.

"To the many loyal fans of the show, thank you for your support and appreciation of our work. Thank you for finding inspiration in the weekly stories my team and I did. Because of you, our creativity and quest for "scoop" homes never stopped.

"I am grateful to Bayan Productions who trusted me with a concept that was new in a territory that was then uncharted. Thank you for trusting me and giving me the independence to produce this show.

"To my team— Manny, Denmark, Stanley, Maila, Princess and all our technical crew, we had a great run! You are the best in the industry and I am looking forward to the day we can work together again. Thank you for the friendship and good times.

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"To ABSCBN and TFC, Maraming salamat! I will always be grateful that through your network, we were able to reach millions of Filipino viewers abroad— many of who are working hard, away from family, in order to give them a better life and a new home. Thank you for giving UZ the opportunity to inspire a huge market, promote Filipino design and to help drive an industry forward.

"To all the Urbanistas, I hope you like the homes that I’ll be featuring in this blog in the meantime.

"Thanks, all!"


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