DTVPilipinas, Zoe Broadcasting to end Blocktime Agreement with GMA Network, April 28, 2019 The Philippine terrestrial channel ZOE Broadcasting Network has reportedly terminated its blocktime agreement with DZOE-TV Channel 11 with media company GMA Network after the agreement expires at the end of May this year. (Block time practice is a common practice. This arrangement is common in the broadcasting sector and extends from a few hours to the whole day.) “Itong praxis po ba na bumili ng blocktime ay standard practice. Karaniwan po yung blocktime arrangement its industriya ng broadcast and it goes from a few hours to almost all day ang Arrangements its blocktime ngayon,” said KBP President Jun Nicdao to the Bayan Muna rep party list question. Carlos Zarate. Sometimes even gardening and home improvement programs (usually presented on weekends on many talk radio stations) are broadcast as mediation, as was the case with krLD gardening expert Neil Sperry, before his show was cancelled in 2010.  ABS-CBN stated that some of its entertainment shows and films would be broadcast on the new A2Z Channel 11 from 10 October through an agreement with Zoe Broadcasting. Carlo Katigbak, president of THE ABS-CBN and CEO, said at a joint hearing of the House of Representatives committee on the request for an extension of the franchise that the company had an annual blocking agreement with Amcara Broadcasting Network and that Amcaras Channel 43 was not part of the Amk Communications Commission (NTC) against the ABS-CBN of May 4. “I do not want to prejudge Congress by making a statement at this stage on this matter, because the issues in question may relate to the use of a broadcasting franchise that falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of the legislature,” he said. Brokered Programming (also known as Time-Buy and Blocktime) is a form of broadcast content in which the show`s producer pays a radio or television station for airtime, instead of exchanging programs for payment or the ability to play commercials.
A mediation program is generally unable to earn enough ad support to pay for itself, and can be controversial, esoteric or an advertisement in itself.