By Romelie Janelle Maranan
S&T Media Service, DOST-STII
DOSTv, the official science channel of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), starts airing on free TV this last week of May. The shift from online to regular channel gives more people easier access to the latest weather and science updates.
DOSTv will air Monday to Friday via PTV4 starting May 29, 2017, Monday at 9:00 to 9:30 in the morning. The transition of the program from the online platform to free TV will mark DOSTv’s first anniversary on May 30, 2017. To date, DOSTv has aired 251 episodes online.
For its pilot episode on PTV4, DOSTv featured the coral reef reforestation project of the DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development on the majestic waters of Tawi-Tawi on its SineSiyensya segment.
Programming contents will still include weather reports from DOST- PAGASA; interview with S&T experts and officials; SineSiyensya (documentaries); Balitang RapiDOST (S&T local news); Global Science (S&T worldwide news); Sci-Facts (S&T trivia); Sustansyarap (DOST-Food and Nutriton Research Institute’s healthy recipes); DOST-PHIVOLCS update; and a lot more.
Aside from its 9am airing on PTV4, DOSTv will continue its daily online streaming at 11:00am via www.dostv.ph, w ww.dostv.ph/youtube, and facebook.com/DOSTvPH. DOSTv also streams weather updates from DOST-PAGASA every 5:00 am and 5:00pm on its online platforms.
The science program will also air soon on Global News Network at 11:00am and 4:00pm, and on some local cable channels.
Produced by DOST- Science and Technology Information Institute, DOSTv is DOST’s initative in communicating science for the people, promoting a culture of science and technology, and raising the aspirations of the youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and be the leaders of the future.