PUSH Bets Live, the well-loved segment of entertainment website PUSH, now has a podcast.
The show, which tackles celebrity news and events, was launched early this October, as part of ABS-CBN Entertainment's partnership with Podcast Network Asia, the biggest podcast network in Southeast Asia.
"We know that many Pinoys love showbiz personalities and the occasional gossip, and seeing the rise of podcasts in the Philippines, we thought of reaching that audience who may be engaged with our celebrity programs," said Domileo Espejo, ABS-CBN deputy head of digital entertainment.
"There are also not a lot of local showbiz podcasts right now, so hopefully our PUSH talk shows and news updates entertain and resonate well with the listeners."
Running for more than three years now, PUSH Bets Live is a weekly online talk show hosted by Gary Ann Lastrilla, featuring the hottest celebrities and events. It airs on ABS-CBN and PUSH's Facebook pages, on the PUSH YouTube channel, and on PUSH.com.ph.
Aside from PUSH Bets Live, two other segments of PUSH now have their podcast versions. They are PUSH Most Wanted, hosted by Jeff Fernando, which brings the hottest and most wanted stories in showbiz every week, and PUSH Extra Scoop, a commentary program that focuses on the most trending and controversial news in the entertainment realm.
Podcast Network Asia is home to more than 200 podcasts. The network covers different topics such as entertainment, lifestyle, society, and more.
On behalf of Podcast Network Asia, Chief of Content and Operating Officer Atty. Josef Acua expressed his gratitude and enthusiasm about the partnership.
“We are grateful to ABS-CBN for the confidence and trust to work with us on these projects. We are excited to work with them and make the podcast experience of their listeners both enjoyable and worthwhile. From the onset, our goal has always been to amplify voices, and we are excited to amplify the voice of one of the country’s biggest media networks“, said Atty. Acuña.
Listen to new podcast episodes of PUSH Bets Live every Saturday at 8 pm on Spotify, Apple Music, and other major podcast streaming platforms.