October 18, 2009 at 10:19 am 11 comments

Yes. I know exactly what you are thinking. But it is true–THERE IS A UPTV!

And it is ONLINE.

UPTV is the unofficial channel of the University of the Philippines, made possible by OneBatch, a group of Broadcast Communication students from the College of Mass Communication in the University of the Philippines Diliman.

UPTV. Iba. Orig. Astig.

UPTV. Iba. Orig. Astig.

I have this schoolmate back in elementary and he was promoting UPTV in his plurks and tweets. Since they have been very helpful in helping me rank in Topblogs, I figured I’ll return the favor by featuring their project in my communication blog.

It is really admirable how creative they were coming up with the idea of a UPTV. It is like a real TV channel, only that of course, you have to click a play button to watch the videos. After all, who watches TV in a TV nowadays?!

What is actually more interesting in this project is that all the videos featured in UPTV are self-made. It is certainly not an easy job coming up with seven different themes with various episodes each, especially since it is online. Hence, there is a wider range and variety of audience/s. Apart from the theme, concerns such as the production, the actors, the screenplay (or something similar), the editing, and the timeline MUST all be considered.


UPTV Programs


Kolehiyo features real stories and experiences of people who encountered the unknown. Yes, by unknow, I meant unseen creatures–the supernatural–that dwells in the UP Diliman campus. So if you are a fan of ghost stories, you will surely enjoy this one.


U-Gag is UP’s version of Wow Mali or the Yari Ka segment of the Bitoy’s Funniest Videos. The only difference is that the setting is in UP Diliman, and all the victims and apprentices are all UP students.

Extended Play

Extended Play is an online musicamentary that features the unsigned UP bands. If you are a music band enthusiast, then this is the program for you. After all, UP is known to be the home for some of the infamous local band members like Macoy of Orange and Lemons (now Kenyo), the Kikomachine band, and many more.


FAQs is a comedy narrative that follows theย undergoingย of three Freshmen as they immerse into the UP way of life. This is sort of a survival guide to UP. BUT OF COURSE, since the production team are from UP Diliman, most of the tips are more applicable to UP Diliman students.

Still, if you are curious how things are done in UPD, this is a good watch.


Crashers is a travel show, only that the places being featured are not probable tourist spots but various universities in the Metro. Here, UPTV has a team of Crashers that crashes–obviously–into one university per week. The crashers will be featuring the culture of the said institution through segments like Crash Diet (campus food), Crash Talk (campus trivia and jargons), and Crash Site (campus tambayans).

Experimental Shorts

Experimantal shorts is a short film that deals with the various issues in society using unorthodox filming techniques and experimental treatment. Yeah, it is a bit complicated trying to explain it. HAHA. Watching it will definitely help! ๐Ÿ˜›

St. Philip’s High School

St. Philip’s High School is a satirical narrative on the Philippines’ political arena in a high school setting. Here, the famous political figures are living their high school life as classmates.

Since OneBatch is using YouTube as a medium for their videos, you may experience buffering problems. BUT a little amount of waiting wouldn’t hurt, right?! Not if what you will be watching is this interesting and informative ๐Ÿ˜€

Comments section

Comments Section

Do not forget to leave a comment AND spread the word!

Here is a link to UPTV online.


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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. GJ  |  October 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

    kudos to those broadcomm students! antoxic nito. pero i think it’s also quite also a lot of fun. :)) and how about 15 minutes of fame? HAHA.

    watched 2 eps of extended play, 1 ep of Kolehiyo and waiting for Crashers to buffer. ๐Ÿ˜€

    we should make one for UPM! and OrCom students should spearhead the project! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 2. Paula Bianca Batalla  |  October 18, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Saya db?! HAHA.

    I’m watching U-Gag. Haha.

    we should make one for UPM! and OrCom students should spearhead the project! –sound like fun–and TOXIC too. Maybe your batch can do it! HAHAHAHA, Tapos performers na lang ang seniors! HAHA

    Thanks again for commenting and visiting UPTV’s site. YAY!

  • 3. Nash Albacea  |  October 26, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    WOOOW! UP truly produces brilliant minds! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, by the way, the Silver Screen site is also using wix.com! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 4. Paula Bianca Batalla  |  October 26, 2009 at 4:23 pm

      Try watching some of the programs. They’re really great. I actually felt ashamed that I keep on ranting about my acad responsibilities, when you know, there are other students, like OneBatch members, who have to come up with a UPTV, with seven programs, and several episodes each.

      Good thing, we’re only required short videos in Orcom! Haha

      Oooooh. I realized that too! (re: wix.com)

  • 5. rarerunner  |  October 27, 2009 at 2:39 am

    nice …:) thanks paula for the info!!:) will watch it, just from the pics, I think I’ll have a great time watching it.!!:)

    • 6. Paula Bianca Batalla  |  October 27, 2009 at 6:42 am

      definitely! and leave a comment too! HAHA

  • 7. jesschika  |  October 27, 2009 at 4:10 am

    if only we could make one for UPM cos UPD isnt the only UP campus.. YUCK BITTER. haha!

    • 8. Paula Bianca Batalla  |  October 27, 2009 at 6:45 am

      HAHA. Yeah, that would be a great idea. I mean, it’s not necessary that we also do a UPTV. We can just restore the Orcomsphere website and promote it or make it viral. However, the UPTV online is not egocentric yo! All UP students are part of their audience! Watch it Auntie Jess! HAHA

  • 9. Eldin Christian  |  October 27, 2009 at 7:09 am

    ang fun! hahahaha! What a great scheme from broadcomm majors! I agree with the previous reply, we must start something like this in UPM…OrCom style! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 10. Paula Bianca Batalla  |  October 27, 2009 at 7:41 am

      ‘Coz we love Orcomizing things! HAHA

  • 11. acommismo  |  October 27, 2009 at 7:55 am

    clap, clap, clap! the concept’s truly brilliant. im amazed. go mga iskolar ng bayan! hehe. ๐Ÿ™‚


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