ABS-CBN
Overview
 
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

-based media conglomerate
Media conglomerate
A media conglomerate, media group or media institution is a company that owns large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet...

. It is the Philippines' largest media
Media (communication)
In communications, media are the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data...

 and entertainment
Entertainment
Entertainment consists of any activity which provides a diversion or permits people to amuse themselves in their leisure time. Entertainment is generally passive, such as watching opera or a movie. Active forms of amusement, such as sports, are more often considered to be recreation...

 conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System (ABS) which at that time owned by James Lindenberg
James Lindenberg
James Lindenberg was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to the Philippines in the 1940s. He is credited for his founding of Bolinao Electronics Corporation , the precursor of ABS-CBN Corporation. He is also dubbed as "The Father of Philippine Television".-See also:*ABS-CBN Broadcasting...

 and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) owned by the Lopez's. Founded on June 13, 1946 by James Lindenberg as Bolinao Electronics Corporation (BEC), it was incorporated as ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in February 1, 1967.
Encyclopedia
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

-based media conglomerate
Media conglomerate
A media conglomerate, media group or media institution is a company that owns large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet...

. It is the Philippines' largest media
Media (communication)
In communications, media are the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data...

 and entertainment
Entertainment
Entertainment consists of any activity which provides a diversion or permits people to amuse themselves in their leisure time. Entertainment is generally passive, such as watching opera or a movie. Active forms of amusement, such as sports, are more often considered to be recreation...

 conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System (ABS) which at that time owned by James Lindenberg
James Lindenberg
James Lindenberg was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to the Philippines in the 1940s. He is credited for his founding of Bolinao Electronics Corporation , the precursor of ABS-CBN Corporation. He is also dubbed as "The Father of Philippine Television".-See also:*ABS-CBN Broadcasting...

 and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) owned by the Lopez's. Founded on June 13, 1946 by James Lindenberg as Bolinao Electronics Corporation (BEC), it was incorporated as ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in February 1, 1967. On August 18, 2010 the corporate name was changed to ABS–CBN Corporation, after dropping the name "Broadcasting." The common shares of ABS-CBN (PSE: ABS) were first offered in July 1992. The PDRs (Philippine Depository Receipt) (PSE: ABSP) were offered in October 1999.

The company is best known for pioneering radio
Radio
Radio is the transmission of signals through free space by modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible light. Electromagnetic radiation travels by means of oscillating electromagnetic fields that pass through the air and the vacuum of space...

 and television
Television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

 in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

 and for its flagship television network ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

, which became the first commercial
Advertising
Advertising is a form of communication used to persuade an audience to take some action with respect to products, ideas, or services. Most commonly, the desired result is to drive consumer behavior with respect to a commercial offering, although political and ideological advertising is also common...

 television network in Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

. Today the company has expanded to be the largest media empire in the Philippines with reaches still unmatched to this day. ABS-CBN Corporation owns two-thirds of SkyCable
SkyCable
SkyCable is a direct-to-home cable TV subscription service and the largest cable company in the Philippines. It is established by the Lopez and Central CATV group of companies, and one of ABS-CBN Corporation subsidiaries. In January 1990, SkyCable was founded and started its CATV operation on...

, the UHF television network, Studio 23
Studio 23
Studio 23 is a Filipino television network owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWAC-TV, which is carried on UHF channel 23...

 as well as the cable channels like ANC
ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel or better known as ANC is the Philippines first 24-hour news channel broadcasting both in cable television domestically and in satellite television internationally via The Filipino Channel, owned and operated by the ABS-CBN Corporation under its ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs...

, Balls
Balls (TV channel)
Balls is a Filipino sports television network owned by Creative Programs, Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN. It is managed by the sports division of ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBN Sports. The channel operates non-stop 24/7.-History:...

, Cinema One, Cge TV, DZMM TeleRadyo
DZMM TeleRadyo
ABS-CBN DZMM TeleRadyo is a cable TV channel broadcasting a simulcast of ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station DZMM, as well as a live video feed of the radio booth itself...

, Hero, Knowledge Channel, Lifestyle Network
Lifestyle Network
Lifestyle Network is a Direct-to-Home lifestyle & entertainment cable channel owned by ABS-CBN Corporation.It can be available through DTH Cable Service . Initially, the channel aired from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m...

, Myx
Myx
myx or MYX is the music channel of ABS-CBN brand and the #1 music channel in the Philippines. It is also a part of Studio 23's program line-up. In 2007, MYX North America was launched in the United States....

, Kapamilya Channel, Tambayan TV, Velvet
Velvet (TV channel)
Velvet is a women-targeted general entertainment channel, owned by Creative Programs, Inc., an subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is currently on SkyCable channel 53.-Channel Information:...

 and international networks like Myx TV
Myx North America
MYX TV is the only music lifestyle channel embracing the entire Asian America community through music, culture and entertainment after AZN ceased operation...

 and TFC
The Filipino Channel
The Filipino Channel is an international television station owned by the Philippine-based multimedia conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is currently available in Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and the United States. It has over two million subscribers in these...

. ABS-CBN also owns and operates a film studio, Star Cinema
Star Cinema
ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. , is the wholly owned film production subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is the Philippines' largest film production, producing most of the highest grossing films in the Philippines.-1994:...

, a recording studio, Star Records
Star Records
Star Records, referring loosely to two companies, Star Recording and Star Songs Music Publishing, is an ABS-CBN Entertainment Group company whose main lines of business include: producing, developing and distributing audio and video content; music publishing; events production and music artists...

, a visual effects
Visual effects
Visual effects are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot. Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or...

 firm, Roadrunner Network, Inc., a publishing firm, ABS-CBN Publishing
ABS-CBN Publishing
ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. is a Filipino magazine publisher and a wholly owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is the largest magazine distributor in the country, covering 200 cities and municipalities throughout the Philippines...

, radio networks like DZMM
DZMM
ABS-CBN DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 is the flagship AM station of ABS–CBN Corporation in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center, Sgt. Esguerra Ave., cor. Mo. Ignacia St., Diliman, Quezon City, while the transmitter is located at F. Navarette St., Obando, Bulacan...

, and Tambayan 101.9 HD, websites like push.ph, cge.tv, and choosephilippines, and the direct-to-home cable service like ABS-CBN pay per view.

Beginnings

The nucleus of ABS-CBN began in 1946 with Bolinao Electronics Corporation (BEC). BEC was established by James Lindenberg
James Lindenberg
James Lindenberg was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to the Philippines in the 1940s. He is credited for his founding of Bolinao Electronics Corporation , the precursor of ABS-CBN Corporation. He is also dubbed as "The Father of Philippine Television".-See also:*ABS-CBN Broadcasting...

, the father of Philippine television, an ex-GI and electronics engineer who went into radio equipment assembly and radio broadcasting. At that time, the giant Philippine network was Manila Broadcasting, with DZRH
DZRH
DZRH is a radio station in Metro Manila owned and operated by the Manila Broadcasting Company. The station's studio is located at CCP Complex in Pasay, Philippines, while its transmitter is located at Brgy. Malanday, Valenzuela...

 as the top station. In 1949, James Lindenberg shifted Bolinao to radio broadcasting with DZBC and masterminded the introduction of television to the country in 1953.

In 1951, Lindenberg partnered with Antonio Quirino, brother of then President Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

, in order to try their hand at television broadcasting. In 1952, BEC was renamed as Alto Broadcasting System or ABS. "Alto" was a contraction of Quirino’s and his wife’s first names, Tony and Aleli. Though they had little money and resources, ABS was able to put up its TV tower by July 1953 and import 300 television sets. The initial test broadcasts began on September of the same year. The very first full-blown broadcast, however, was on October 23, 1953, of a party in Tony Quirino's home. The broadcasting channel was known as DZAQ-TV Channel 3
DWWX-TV
DWWX-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of Philippine television network ABS-CBN Corporation. Its studios and transmitter are located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center at Sgt...

.

Merger

In turn, on September 24, 1956, the Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) was organized. The network was owned by Don Eugenio Lopez, Sr.
Eugenio Lopez, Sr.
Don Eugenio Lopez, Sr. was founder of the Manila Chronicle and Chronicle Broadcasting Network.-The Story:"I remember during World War II, when we were hiding from the Japanese in the mountains of Dingle in Iloilo, he contracted a husband and wife teacher team to keep us abreast of our studies...

 The following year, Don Eugenio acquired ABS from Quirino and Lindenberg. However, it was only on February 1, 1967 that the corporate name was changed to ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (before it was named ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, the name was reverted back to the precursor of the network, Bolinao Electronics Corporation or BEC). In 1958 the network's new headquarters at Roxas Boulevard was inaugurated, and all radio and television operations were consolidated into its two buildings, the radio stations at the Chronicle Building at Aduana Street, Intramuros
Intramuros
Intramuros is the oldest district in the present day city of Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines. Nicknamed the "Walled City", Intramuros is the historic fortified city of Manila, the seat ot the government during the Spanish Colonial Period. Its name in Latin, intramuros,...

, Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

, and the TV operations at the brand new Roxas Boulevard building in Pasay City
Pasay City
The City of Pasay is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by the country's capital, Manila, to the northeast by Makati City, to the east by Taguig City, and Parañaque City to the south.Pasay City was one of the original four...

.

In the late 1950s, Don Eugenio's son, Geny Lopez
Eugenio Lopez, Jr.
Eugenio Lopez, Jr. , popularly known as Geny and Kapitan, was the Chairman Emeritus of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.-Early life and career:...

 saw the potential of TV to reach and link Filipinos across the archipelago. By the mid-1960s, the ABS network was leading the radio industry, with stations like DZXL
DZMM
ABS-CBN DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 is the flagship AM station of ABS–CBN Corporation in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center, Sgt. Esguerra Ave., cor. Mo. Ignacia St., Diliman, Quezon City, while the transmitter is located at F. Navarette St., Obando, Bulacan...

 and DZAQ
DZMM
ABS-CBN DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 is the flagship AM station of ABS–CBN Corporation in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center, Sgt. Esguerra Ave., cor. Mo. Ignacia St., Diliman, Quezon City, while the transmitter is located at F. Navarette St., Obando, Bulacan...

 Radyo Patrol, which featured journalists like Ernie Baron
Ernie Baron
Ernesto Baron was a Filipino broadcaster and inventor. He spent more than 40 years in the field of broadcasting. He was best known as the weatherman in the ABS-CBN news program TV Patrol...

, Bong Lapira, Orly Mercado, Joe Taruc
Joe Taruc
Joe Taruc is a news anchor currently worked at DZRH in the Philippines. He is one of the top-rating news anchors today on radio...

, Mario Garcia, Bobby Guanzon, and Rey Langit
Rey Langit
Reynante "Rey" Langit is a multi-awarded Filipino Broadcaster. He is a longtime columnist for Philippine newspapers Tempo, Balita and People's Tonight. He is also the main anchorman for the nationally aired over AM Radio station DWIZ 882 kHz. in Mega Manila...

. ABS also made breakthroughs in the TV industry by achieving the country's first color TV broadcast, first satellite feed, and first use of videotape, among others. It featured top shows then, such as Your Evening with Pilita and Tawag ng Tanghalan, the country's first comedy show Buhay Artista, first Philippine gameshow, What's My Living and the first noontime show Student Canteen
Student Canteen
Student Canteen is the first and original noontime show on Philippine television which ran for 30 years in different decades. The show ran in different networks from 1958 to 1972, 1975 to 1986 and 1989-1990.-The ABS-CBN years:...

, among others.

On June 14, 1961, Eugenio Lopez, Jr.
Eugenio Lopez, Jr.
Eugenio Lopez, Jr. , popularly known as Geny and Kapitan, was the Chairman Emeritus of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.-Early life and career:...

 built the first provincial TV station in Cebu
Cebu
Cebu is a province in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu Island and 167 surrounding islands. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands...

 airing 4 hours with the tallest tower (in that time) in Cebu measuring 216 feet.

Two years later, the network's first test color broadcasts began. Color broadcasts started in November 1966, the first in the Philippines and Southeast Asia as the network was tagged as the First in Color Television, with full color broadcasting beginning in 1971 at all national television stations.

On December 18, 1968, ABS-CBN opened its new Broadcast Center on Bohol Avenue, Quezon City
Quezon City
Quezon City is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L...

, where it still stands today. At the time, it was the most advanced facility of its kind in Asia. The station again made breakthroughs by using live satellite transmissions from abroad, foremost of which was the first moon landing in 1969 and in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico the year before. The network enjoyed a big portion of the ratings and won many awards and recognitions from various organizations.

In 1970, the network owned and operated 2 national television and 12 regional television stations, 6 national radio and 15 regional radio stations nationwide.

Martial law era

The station suffered a setback upon the declaration of martial law
Martial law
Martial law is the imposition of military rule by military authorities over designated regions on an emergency basis— only temporary—when the civilian government or civilian authorities fail to function effectively , when there are extensive riots and protests, or when the disobedience of the law...

. On midnight of September 22, 1972, a day after the declaration of Martial Law, ABS-CBN and its affiliate stations were seized. Geny Lopez
Eugenio Lopez, Jr.
Eugenio Lopez, Jr. , popularly known as Geny and Kapitan, was the Chairman Emeritus of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.-Early life and career:...

, the president of the network, was imprisoned and held without trial for five years until he and his cellmate Sergio Osmeña III launched a daring jailbreak in 1977 and sought asylum in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The network itself was taken over by Roberto Benedicto, a presidential crony, who used the Broadcasting Center at Bohol Avenue, then renamed as "Broadcast Plaza", as the home of MBS-4
National Broadcasting Network
People's Television is the flagship government television network owned by the Philippine Government through People's Television Network, Inc. . Its head office, studios and transmitter are located at Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City .-History:The country's government...

.

Capture of Broadcast Plaza (MBS-4)

At the height of the People Power Revolution, military reformists, believing that television would be a powerful tool to aid the revolution, attacked and took over the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center. On February 24, former ABS-CBN talents put the station back on the air and televised the drama of the unfolding uprising, thereby contributing to the strength of the revolt.

Growth

On February 28, 1986, after the Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was a Filipino leader and an authoritarian President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a member of the Philippine Senate...

 regime was brought to its end by the revolution, Geny Lopez returned to the country after his self exile to the United States and started rebuilding what was left of the station. Recovery was difficult and resources were low. Hence, former ABS-CBN employee Freddie M. García was brought in to rework the station's programming. By 1988, ABS-CBN had regained its foothold in Philippine TV ratings.

On March 1, 1987, Channel 2 was relaunched with the live musical special, "The Star Network: Ang Pagbabalik Ng Bituin" (The Return of the Star) which noted for the numerical white tri-ribbon channel 2 logo laced with a white rhombidal star (from 1988–1992 the ribbons were tri-colored in red, green and blue) as a centerpiece of the network's revival to return its glory days. It was ABS-CBN became the first network to reclaim dominance in TV ratings.

In 1987, ABS-CBN also beefed up their news programs with TV Patrol, anchored by a team of announcers led by now former Vice-President Noli de Castro
Noli de Castro
Manuel Leuterio de Castro, Jr. , better known as Noli de Castro or "Kabayan" Noli de Castro, was Vice President of the Philippines ....

. (Its original lead anchors included de Castro, Mel Tiangco
Mel Tiangco
Carmela Tiangco-Cornejo popularly known as Mel Tiangco is a popular television newscaster and television host in the Philippines....

, Frankie Evangelista
Frankie Evangelista
Frankie Evangelista , was a radio and television broadcaster of ABS-CBN since 1953.-Early life:He was born Francisco Fermin Evangelista on July 24, 1934 in Nueva Ecija. He started out as a DJ and was known to be a credible newscaster. He had a distinguished career in radio and his live coverage of...

, and Angelique Lazo, with the late Ernie Baron
Ernie Baron
Ernesto Baron was a Filipino broadcaster and inventor. He spent more than 40 years in the field of broadcasting. He was best known as the weatherman in the ABS-CBN news program TV Patrol...

 telling the daily weather newscast.) Other reputable news programs followed, such as Magandang Gabi, Bayan
Magandang Gabi, Bayan
Magandang Gabi, Bayan named after his signature open and close of Noli de Castro, was a top rated news magazine program in the Philippines. the show's last broadcast was on the 31st of December, 2005. The cancellation of the show rumored to be caused by problems with long-time host Noli de Castro...

 and Hoy Gising!
Hoy Gising!
Hoy Gising! was originally a TV Patrol segment turned into a long-running public service program. Three years later, Hoy Gising! revived the program again for Saturday afternoon airings as Hoy Gising! Kapamilya.-Origin and Style:...

. The entertainment programs of ABS-CBN were also beefed up with a mix of programs that aired previously on RPN-9 and IBC-13 (Eat Bulaga!
Eat Bulaga!
Eat Bulaga! is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. and aired by GMA Network. The show is broadcast from The New TAPE Studios at the GMA Broadway Centrum in New Manila, Quezon City. Eat Bulaga! is aired Weekdays at 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm ...

, Okey Ka Fairy Ko!
Okey Ka Fairy Ko!
Okay ka, fairy ko! is a Filipino television comedy that premiered in 1987. This wasVic Sotto's first self-produced sitcom, which was followed later by 1 For 3.-Movie franchise:It also had released six spin-off movies to date....

, The Sharon Cuneta Show
The Sharon Cuneta Show
The Sharon Cuneta Show was a Sunday night musical variety show that starred the Philippines' megastar Sharon Cuneta....

, Coney Reyes on Camera
Coney Reyes on Camera
Coney Reyes on Camera was a weekly drama anthology that aired from 1984-1998 in 2 networks and became the longest running drama anthology in Philippine TV history until Maalaala Mo Kaya became the longest running drama anthology in 2011. Coney was the host, lead star, and producer.-Overview:The...

) while producing homegrown shows through the years that made an impact on Filipino viewers (The Maricel Soriano Drama Special, Palibhasa Lalake
Palibhasa Lalake
Palibhasa Lalake is a defunct Philippine TV sitcom series on ABS-CBN which ran fron 1986 to 1998.-Sypnopsis:The show began in 1986 with the original cast composed of Joey Marquez, Richard Gomez, Miguel Rodriguez, Gloria Romero, Cynthia Patag, and Amy Perez.They were later joined by Carmina...

, Home Along Da Riles
Home Along Da Riles
Home Along Da Riles is a sitcom that aired on ABS-CBN from 1992-2003. The title started out as a play on the feature film Home Alone and with the main character's first name taken as a direct copy from the film's main protagonist.-Sypnopsis:Home Along Da Riles is a family situation comedy...

, etc.)

In 1989, ABS-CBN shifted to satellite broadcast, enabling the entire country to watch the same programs simultaneously. Slowly, the station inched its way to financial recovery, which it achieved by 1990. It regularly garnered around 70% of the market.

According to their website, they reach 97% of all households in the country and provide content for Studio 23
Studio 23
Studio 23 is a Filipino television network owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWAC-TV, which is carried on UHF channel 23...

 on UHF and for the ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel or better known as ANC is the Philippines first 24-hour news channel broadcasting both in cable television domestically and in satellite television internationally via The Filipino Channel, owned and operated by the ABS-CBN Corporation under its ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs...

 (ANC), DZMM TeleRadyo
DZMM TeleRadyo
ABS-CBN DZMM TeleRadyo is a cable TV channel broadcasting a simulcast of ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station DZMM, as well as a live video feed of the radio booth itself...

, Hero, MYX
Myx
myx or MYX is the music channel of ABS-CBN brand and the #1 music channel in the Philippines. It is also a part of Studio 23's program line-up. In 2007, MYX North America was launched in the United States....

, Knowledge Channel, Lifestyle Network
Lifestyle Network
Lifestyle Network is a Direct-to-Home lifestyle & entertainment cable channel owned by ABS-CBN Corporation.It can be available through DTH Cable Service . Initially, the channel aired from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m...

, Cinema One, Balls
Balls (TV channel)
Balls is a Filipino sports television network owned by Creative Programs, Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN. It is managed by the sports division of ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBN Sports. The channel operates non-stop 24/7.-History:...

, Velvet
Velvet (TV channel)
Velvet is a women-targeted general entertainment channel, owned by Creative Programs, Inc., an subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is currently on SkyCable channel 53.-Channel Information:...

, and Maxxx
Maxxx
Maxxx was a general entertainment channel for men owned by Creative Programs, Inc., an ABS-CBN subsidiary. -Channel Information:Maxxx had a test broadcast together with Velvet and Balls since September 2007. Maxxx had an official launch on January 1, 2008. Maxxx has also aired selected shows over...

 on cable.

Expansion

Aside from its flagship terrestrial network ABS-CBN 2 Manila
DWWX-TV
DWWX-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of Philippine television network ABS-CBN Corporation. Its studios and transmitter are located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center at Sgt...

, ABS-CBN broadcasts to many predominantly Filipino
Overseas Filipino
An Overseas Filipino is a person of Philippine origin who lives outside of the Philippines. This term applies both to people of Filipino ancestry who are citizens or residents of a different country and to those Filipino citizens abroad on a more temporary status.Most overseas Filipinos migrate to...

 people in the Middle East, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, Europe
Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...

, Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

 and several other countries via The Filipino Channel
The Filipino Channel
The Filipino Channel is an international television station owned by the Philippine-based multimedia conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is currently available in Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and the United States. It has over two million subscribers in these...

 or TFC. The network has also diversified into film (Star Cinema
Star Cinema
ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. , is the wholly owned film production subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is the Philippines' largest film production, producing most of the highest grossing films in the Philippines.-1994:...

 – ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.), music recording (Star Records
Star Records
Star Records, referring loosely to two companies, Star Recording and Star Songs Music Publishing, is an ABS-CBN Entertainment Group company whose main lines of business include: producing, developing and distributing audio and video content; music publishing; events production and music artists...

), publishing (ABS-CBN Publishing
ABS-CBN Publishing
ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. is a Filipino magazine publisher and a wholly owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is the largest magazine distributor in the country, covering 200 cities and municipalities throughout the Philippines...

), and interactive media (ABS-CBN Interactive
ABS-CBN Interactive
ABS-CBN Interactive is the multimedia and interactive division of the Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. It was originally part of ABS-CBN's IT department as the Interactive Media Group...

). In August 2008 it inked a deal with Sorenson Pacific Broadcasting to broadcast news and other content from the network and its sister channels to its television and radio broadcasting properties in Guam
Guam
Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as one of 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United...

 and The CNMI
Northern Mariana Islands
The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands , is a commonwealth in political union with the United States, occupying a strategic region of the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 15 islands about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines...

. Former ABS-CBN president Eugenio Lopez III
Eugenio Lopez III
Eugenio Lopez III, commonly known as Gabby, is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABS-CBN, the largest media conglomerate in the Philippines, with investments primarily in television, radio and film production...

 became chairman of the network since 1996.

The network has also introduced its second terrestrial channel, Studio 23
Studio 23
Studio 23 is a Filipino television network owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWAC-TV, which is carried on UHF channel 23...

 (UHF band) in 1996, as well as cable channels MYX
Myx
myx or MYX is the music channel of ABS-CBN brand and the #1 music channel in the Philippines. It is also a part of Studio 23's program line-up. In 2007, MYX North America was launched in the United States....

 (a music channel), ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel or better known as ANC is the Philippines first 24-hour news channel broadcasting both in cable television domestically and in satellite television internationally via The Filipino Channel, owned and operated by the ABS-CBN Corporation under its ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs...

 (a cable news channel), CinemaOne Global
CinemaOne Global
Cinema One is the Tagalog movie channel of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is accessible through Direct-To-Home cable subscription service , through the internet and worldwide ....

/Cinema One (a cable movie channel), the Lifestyle Network
Lifestyle Network
Lifestyle Network is a Direct-to-Home lifestyle & entertainment cable channel owned by ABS-CBN Corporation.It can be available through DTH Cable Service . Initially, the channel aired from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m...

 (home and lifestyle channel), Pinoy Central TV (regionally produced shows. This channel was replaced by Kapamilya Channel), Hero (the country's first Tagalog
Tagalog language
Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a third of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by most of the rest. It is the first language of the Philippine region IV and of Metro Manila...

-dubbed anime
Anime
is the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of "animation". The definition sometimes changes depending on the context. In English-speaking countries, the term most commonly refers to Japanese animated cartoons....

 channel, ANIMAX
Animax
is a Japanese anime satellite television network, dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. A subsidiary of Japanese media conglomerate Sony, it is headquartered in in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, with its co-founders and shareholders including Sony Pictures Entertainment and the noted anime studios...

's only known competitor in Southeast Asia), DZMM TeleRadyo
DZMM TeleRadyo
ABS-CBN DZMM TeleRadyo is a cable TV channel broadcasting a simulcast of ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station DZMM, as well as a live video feed of the radio booth itself...

 (the country's first interactive TV on Radio) and Knowledge Channel (all educational channel). Recently in the first quarter of 2008 three additional cable channels namely Balls
Balls (TV channel)
Balls is a Filipino sports television network owned by Creative Programs, Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN. It is managed by the sports division of ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBN Sports. The channel operates non-stop 24/7.-History:...

 (Sports Channel), Velvet
Velvet (TV channel)
Velvet is a women-targeted general entertainment channel, owned by Creative Programs, Inc., an subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is currently on SkyCable channel 53.-Channel Information:...

 (women's Channel) and Maxxx
Maxxx
Maxxx was a general entertainment channel for men owned by Creative Programs, Inc., an ABS-CBN subsidiary. -Channel Information:Maxxx had a test broadcast together with Velvet and Balls since September 2007. Maxxx had an official launch on January 1, 2008. Maxxx has also aired selected shows over...

 (all men focus channel). The network's radio stations include DZMM 630 kHz
DZMM
ABS-CBN DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 is the flagship AM station of ABS–CBN Corporation in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center, Sgt. Esguerra Ave., cor. Mo. Ignacia St., Diliman, Quezon City, while the transmitter is located at F. Navarette St., Obando, Bulacan...

 (AM-Manila), DWRR 101.9
DWRR 101.9
DWRR-FM, branded as Tambayan 101.9, is the flagship FM station of the ABS–CBN Corporation in the Philippines. It is a 24-hour operating station that plays OPM, Hip-Hop, R&B, K-Pop, J-Pop, and Foreign Hit Songs from the USA, Japan, UK, South Korea, and around the world...

 (FM-Manila), and My Only Radio regional FM stations.

ABS-CBN has established regional stations and news bureaus to handle operations in different areas throughout the Philippines. It also broadcasts to locations all over the world via The Filipino Channel
The Filipino Channel
The Filipino Channel is an international television station owned by the Philippine-based multimedia conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is currently available in Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and the United States. It has over two million subscribers in these...

, managed by ABS-CBN International. Shows are also available for live viewing and subscription via the Internet through ABS-CBN Interactive's TFCnow! service.

ABS-CBN affirms its social responsibility in its slogan, "In the Service of the Filipino", and through the work of ABS-CBN Foundation
ABS-CBN Foundation
ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. is the non-stock, non-profit socio-civic organization of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation that facilitates social programs and outreach to the public...

. Through multimedia, the foundation has delivered E-TV (Educational Television) VCDs to hundreds of public schools in the country that benefitted students. The foundation is also the umbrella organization of such foundations such as the Knowledge Channel (KCh) Foundation, Bantay Bata
Bantay Bata
Bantay Bata 163 is a social welfare program of the ABS-CBN Foundation. Launched in 1997, it aims to protect disadvantaged and at-risk children through a nationwide network of social services...

 (Children's Watch), Bantay Kalikasan
Bantay Kalikasan
ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan is an Philippine media organization. It was established by ABS-CBN, to raise awareness in nature and to advocate for preservation of the environment.Bantay Kalikasan , AFI's environmental arm, started on July 21, 1998...

 (Environment Watch), and ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation (formerly, ABS-CBN Bayan MicroFinance).

Geny Lopez died of a heart attack and cancer on June 29, 1999 in West Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City. This happened on the same year when the network inaugurated its Millennium Transmitter
Millennium Transmitter (ABS-CBN Tower)
Millennium Transmitter , 346.2 kilowatt ERP transmitter of ABS-CBN Corporation located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center, Mother Ignacia Street corner Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, Quezon City. It serves as a transmitter facility for both ABS-CBN and Studio 23.-History:...

 in the corporation grounds, resulting in a more clear signal for its television and radio stations nationwide, and put up its own grand New Year's Day broadcast for the year 2000 in 3 simultaneous locations, another network first.

ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation

ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation is a holding
Holding company
A holding company is a company or firm that owns other companies' outstanding stock. It usually refers to a company which does not produce goods or services itself; rather, its purpose is to own shares of other companies. Holding companies allow the reduction of risk for the owners and can allow...

 company incorporated on March 30, 1999 as Worldtech Holdings Corporation, for the primary purpose of investing, purchasing and holding real
Real property
In English Common Law, real property, real estate, realty, or immovable property is any subset of land that has been legally defined and the improvements to it made by human efforts: any buildings, machinery, wells, dams, ponds, mines, canals, roads, various property rights, and so forth...

 and personal properties, including but not limited to, shares of stock
Stock
The capital stock of a business entity represents the original capital paid into or invested in the business by its founders. It serves as a security for the creditors of a business since it cannot be withdrawn to the detriment of the creditors...

, bonds, debentures, notes, evidences of indebtedness or other securities or obligations. On September 16, 1999, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the change in the Company’s corporate name to ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation.

The Company has not conducted any business other than in connection with the issuance of PDRs (Philippine Depository Receipt), the performance of obligations under the PDRs and the acquisition and holding of shares of ABS-CBN Corporation in respect of PDRs issued.

The Company is 50% owned by Lopez, Inc. , a Philippine entity, and 50% owned by certain directors and officers of Lopez, Inc.

The registered office address of the Company is 4th Floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Pasig City
The City of Pasig is one of the city municipalities of Metro Manila in the Philippines and was the former capital of the province of Rizal prior to the formation of this grouping of cities designated as the National Capital Region...

.

The Kapamilya network

In 2003, during the television station's 50th anniversary, ABS-CBN launched its present slogan, "Kapamilya" (literally means "a member of the family").

Its international unit ABS-CBN Global Ltd. plans to undertake an initial public offering (IPO) the following year and might list on the Singapore Stock Exchange to help finance its expansion plans.

The network celebrated its golden anniversary in 2003. The network held its Kapamilya Homecoming, which gathered over 4,000 former employees and talents for a grand reunion at ABS-CBN’s compound in Bohol Avenue, Quezon City. The network also launched a promo called "Treasure Hunt", where the people were invited to bring their oldest television, radio sets, microphones, and posters. The network also celebrated its 16th year reign in the TV ratings, with 13 of their shows included in the Top 15 daily programs in TV. ABS-CBN also launched new shows such as the then phenomenal Meteor Garden
Meteor Garden
Meteor Garden is a 2001 Taiwanese drama starring Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Vanness Wu and Ken Chu. It is based on Japanese shōjo manga series, , written by Yoko Kamio...

 etc. The company also did a nationwide caravan, showcasing the network's talents.

On October 2003, the network held a month-long celebration of ABS-CBN and Philippine TV's 50th year. The station produced two commemorative documentaries about the station's contribution in news and entertainment. Sa Mata ng Balita encapsulated some of the most unforgettable, most remarkable, and most celebrated landmarks of the last 50 years as captured by television news. 50 Taong Ligawan: The Pinoy TV History, on the other hand, was the first extensive television documentary done about the history of Philippine Television and the evolution of Philippine entertainment. For the celebration's finale, the broadcasting giant capped its 50th anniversary with a spectacular extravaganza dubbed as Kapamilya: ABS-CBN at 50, held at the Philippine International Convention Center
Philippine International Convention Center
The Philippine International Convention Center is a convention center located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines...

 (PICC) in Pasay City. It was hailed as one of the biggest media events of the year. The Lopez-led network rolled out the red carpet to welcome its high-profile guests from the business, advertising and media sectors, politics, members of the diplomatic community, with many of the society’s luminaries and glitterati. Valued friends and supporters of the network throughout the five decades also attended the grand affair. The network's official 50 Years station id won an Award for Excellence in the 2004 Golden Quill Festival.

On November 7, 2006, ABS-CBN unveiled its flagship coffeetable book, "Kapitan: Geny Lopez and the Making of ABS-CBN." The 453-page book chronicles the hardships and odds that the network founder had to face, as well as the achievements and contributions of ABS-CBN in Philippine Television history. The book won various awards, including Best Biography/Autobiography in the 26th National Book Awards
Philippine National Book Awards
The Philippine National Book Awards, or simply the National Book Awards, is a Philippine literary award sponsored by the NBDB and the MCC . It is the national book award of the Philippines...

, and a merit award in the publications category of the 2007 Gold Quill Awards.

On September 29, 2007, ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

 acquired the exclusive rights to the whole movie library
Library
In a traditional sense, a library is a large collection of books, and can refer to the place in which the collection is housed. Today, the term can refer to any collection, including digital sources, resources, and services...

 of the late Fernando Poe, Jr.
Fernando Poe, Jr.
Ronald Allan Poe y Kelley , better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor and cultural icon. From the 1950s, Poe played steadfast film heroes who fight for the common man, which won him respect and admiration...

, after Susan Roces
Susan Roces
Jesusa Purificación Sonora , better known as Susan Rocés, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr...

 signed the contract
Contract
A contract is an agreement entered into by two parties or more with the intention of creating a legal obligation, which may have elements in writing. Contracts can be made orally. The remedy for breach of contract can be "damages" or compensation of money. In equity, the remedy can be specific...

. ABS-CBN Chairman Eugenio Lopez III
Eugenio Lopez III
Eugenio Lopez III, commonly known as Gabby, is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABS-CBN, the largest media conglomerate in the Philippines, with investments primarily in television, radio and film production...

, Cory Vidanes, Senior Vice President of TVP Production (currently the Channel 2 Head), and Poe’s daughter Grace Poe-Llamanzares were present.

ABS-CBN 55 years

In 2008, ABS-CBN celebrated their 55th year in television. For the first time in Philippine TV History, ABS-CBN started the year by launching three primetime shows namely Lobo
Lobo (TV series)
Lobo is Philippine supernatural–fantasy horror TV series produced by ABS-CBN that premiered January 28, 2008 and ran through July 2008...

, Palos
Palos (TV series)
Palos is a Philippine primetime action and drama television series of ABS-CBN. The series debuted on January 28, 2008, as part of the network's Primetime Bida line-up....

and Kung Fu Kids
Kung Fu Kids
Kung Fu Kids is the first locally produced live-action fantasy series which tell the story of seven kids of different personalities united by a prophecy. The program is also the first TV series to use "Motion Capture Animation Effects" in the history of Philippine television. The series used the...

last January 28, 2008. ABS-CBN also launched Walang Iwanan sa BayaniJuan on June 12, 2008 in coincidence with the celebration of 110th Philippine Independence.

On April 26, 2009, ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

 is the only media organization to be cited as one of the country's top 15 listed companies in corporate governance, as shown by an annual survey of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
It is the only media company to garner a score of 90 percent or higher in the 2008 Corporate Governance Scorecard, a survey of corporate governance practices among 172 publicly listed companies in the country.

Branding of ABS-CBN

The ABS-CBN logo features three main elements, the vertical line rooted on a horizontal origin, the three extending circles, and the text ABS-CBN. The vertical line or bar represents a tower (broadcasting tower), with the circles symbolizing its signals representing the red, green and blue or RGB colors which makes up a pixel
Pixel
In digital imaging, a pixel, or pel, is a single point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable screen element in a display device; it is the smallest unit of picture that can be represented or controlled....

 shown on the television
Television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

. The 3 divisions of the Philippines, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, are also denoted by the three circles.

ABS-CBN once used a logo with ABS on top and CBN on the bottom, meaning the broadcasting corporations owned by two different families, the Quirino-owned ABS and the Lopez-owned CBN. Three circles, from the past years having no color variety, represent the three main islands of the Philippines, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. While the vertical bar represented the ABS-CBN TV transmitter tower. The whole logo is boxed, meaning ABS-CBN connects all the islands of the country with one family. The logo first introduced and appeared in 1966 including the colored circles when the network is the first color television network in the Philippines and 1967 rended in black and white. The colored circles used from its switching to color TV from 1966 to its closure by Marcoses by declearing Martial Law in the country in 1972 and 1992 when the network broadcast the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain until late 1999. When the black and white from 1967 to its clousure in 1972 and from resume broadcast from 1986 until 1992.
Then, the latter years, ABS-CBN launched The Filipino Channel, making the ABS-CBN logo unboxed, and represented as ABS-CBN is not only for the Filipinos inside, but also outside of the country. Merging the two stations, ABS and CBN, with one owner, the Lopez family, the ABS-CBN logo now uses "ABS-CBN", instead of having ABS and CBN, in one variation, situated on the bottom of the logo.

Channel 2

Since 1969, the network has started using a channel logo beginning on DZAQ-TV with the early channel 2 logo for use as a promotion from 1969 to 1972 as The Family Channel. The frequency was later awarded to BBC
Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation
Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation was a Philippine television network that started operations in November 1973 and ended on February 25, 1986.-History:...

 as DWWX-TV
DWWX-TV
DWWX-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of Philippine television network ABS-CBN Corporation. Its studios and transmitter are located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center at Sgt...

 from 1973 to 1986, and had a different logo used.

ABS-CBN introduced an innovation to the channel 2 logo from 1986 to 1992. At first, the channel 2 logo is introduced into ABS-CBN, after the dissolution of BBC in July. The features of the first channel 2 logo is a wing-shaped blue crest with a white curve at the top and a white line as a tail, the broadway 2 logo was used from 1986 to 1987. It has a slogan name Watch Us Do It Again! as the station ID aired since the network's revival.

After six months of carefully selected plans, the first tri-ribbon
Ribbon
A ribbon or riband is a thin band of material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, used primarily for binding and tying. Cloth ribbons, most commonly silk, are often used in connection with clothing, but are also applied for innumerable useful, ornamental and symbolic purposes...

 2 logo laced with a rhombidal star
Star
A star is a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by gravity. At the end of its lifetime, a star can also contain a proportion of degenerate matter. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the energy on Earth...

 came to be on March 1, 1987. The tri-ribbon 2 logo's color is white carried the slogan The Star Network when it aired as a station ID to reclaim the dominance in TV ratings. By 1988, the ribbons in the tri-ribbon 2 logo are tri-colored with red
Red
Red is any of a number of similar colors evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of light discernible by the human eye, in the wavelength range of roughly 630–740 nm. Longer wavelengths than this are called infrared , and cannot be seen by the naked eye...

, green
Green
Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometres. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered...

 and blue
Blue
Blue is a colour, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 440–490 nm. It is considered one of the additive primary colours. On the HSV Colour Wheel, the complement of blue is yellow; that is, a colour corresponding to an equal...

. Truly, the tri-ribbon 2 logo was accidentally came from a shooting star in the form of 2. Similarly, most numerical channel logos within this slogan have with a star and versions came into regional TV channels like 3 (DYCB-TV
DYCB-TV
DYCB-TV, channel 3, is a television station of Philippine television network ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in Cebu. The station's studio is located at the ABS-CBN Central Visayas Broadcasting Complex in North Road Jagobiao, Cebu City, and its transmitter is located at Mount Busay Babag 1, Cebu...

 in Cebu and DZRR-TV
DZRR-TV
DZRR-TV is a commercial television relay station owned by ABS-CBN Corporation. It's studios is located at CAP Building, Baguio City, and transmitter is located at Session Road Baguio City.-ABS-CBN TV-3 Local Programs:...

 in Baguio), 4 (DYXL-TV
DYXL-TV
DYXL-TV, channel 4, is the sister station of Philippine television network of ABS-CBN Corporation. Its studios are located at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Lacson Sts., Bacolod City, Negros Occidental and transmitter is located at Aquino Drive, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.-History:*1963 -...

 in Bacolod and DXAS-TV
DXAS-TV
DXAS-TV, channel 4, is the sister station of Philippine television network of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Its studio and transmitter are located at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Complex,Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City.-ABS-CBN 4 Local Programs:...

 in Davao) and other regional stations.

Sarimanok

The Sarimanok
Sarimanok
The Sarimanok is a legendary bird of the Maranao people who originate from Mindanao, a major island in the Philippines. It comes from the words "sari" and "manok." "Sari" means cloth or garment, which is generally of assorted colors...

, a legendary bird in Philippine Folklore was first used in 1966 to identify color broadcasts (somewhat similar on how the NBC peacock
NBC logos
The National Broadcasting Company has used several corporate logos over its history, yet the peacock is its most well known.-Microphone logo :...

 has been utilized). In 1993, which happens to be the Chinese Year of the Rooster, ABS-CBN relaunched the Sarimanok with a new station ID featuring the legendary bird. The Sarimanok ID became utmostly associated with the channel that ABS-CBN opted it to become the station's mascot. Incidentally, ABS-CBN named its new 24-hour news channel the Sarimanok News Network, the precursor of the ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel or better known as ANC is the Philippines first 24-hour news channel broadcasting both in cable television domestically and in satellite television internationally via The Filipino Channel, owned and operated by the ABS-CBN Corporation under its ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs...

.

The evolution of ABS-CBN logos

The ABS-CBN corporate logo started from the Alto Broadcasting System's (ABS) radio tower transmission waves graphic element and original typography that was conceptualized in 1956. James Lindenberg, the father of Philippine television, instructed Delfin L. Borrero, then a fresh fine arts graduate of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, to develop the ABS logo and its logotype.

In 1966 before ABS and CBN merged, the original logo was modified by Davis Architects which were the architects of the Bryant-Denny Stadium
Bryant-Denny Stadium
Bryant–Denny Stadium, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the home stadium for the University of Alabama football team. The stadium opened in 1929, and was originally named Denny Stadium, in honor of former Alabama president George Hutchenson Denny...

 and Leandro Locsin
Leandro Locsin
Leandro V. Locsin was a Filipino architect, artist, and interior designer, known for his use of concrete, floating volume and simplistic design in his various projects. An avid collector, he was fond of modern painting and Chinese ceramics. He was proclaimed a National Artist of the Philippines...

, architect of the Philippine International Convention Center
Philippine International Convention Center
The Philippine International Convention Center is a convention center located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines...

 (PICC).

In 1967, with the incorporation and final merger of the Quirino-owned Alto Broadcasting System (ABS) and the Lopez-owned Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN), the logo was revised with the same original graphic elements and including the CBN typography. The logo was rendered in black and white for station ID. The colored rendition of the logo first appeared on the first color TV broadcast in the country within the year. The tri-band circles are in RGB. Red for Luzon, Green for Visayas and Blue for Mindanao. The colored variation was used subsequently until 2000.

On January 1, 2000, ABS-CBN modified its corporate logo. The previous logo, which heralded ABS-CBN as the largest TV network in the country gave way to the present logo's styling. The tri-band circles derived from the original radio transmission waves graphic element with colors, red, green, blue with the vertical line at the center still remained and the logotype was enhanced.

Today, the tri-band radio transmission waves graphic element and the original typography are used in derivatives as logos and logotypes of subsidiaries of the ABS-CBN Corporation worldwide media conglomerate. Arquitectonica
Arquitectonica
Arquitectonica is an international architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and urban planning corporation headquartered in Miami, Florida, United States in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, with offices in ten other cities throughout the world...

, a Miami-based international architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and urban planning corporation, designed the logo derivatives.

ABS-CBN Broadcast Center

ABS-CBN Broadcast Center (or ABS-CBN Broadcasting Complex) is located on Sergeant Esguerra, corner Mother Ignacia Street, Barangay Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City. Situated on 14"38' N and 121"02' E and built in 1968. The complex contains Studio 1, now known as the Dolphy Theatre
Dolphy Theatre
What used to called Studio 1 of ABS-CBN, Dolphy Theatre is the premier venue in ABS-CBN Broadcasting Compound in Diliman, Quezon City, This is launched in 2008 when Dolphy still in ABS-CBN, However, in 2010, Dolphy moved to another TV network, TV5, they still show some old movies of the "King of...

, which is one of the oldest studios of ABS-CBN. Studio 2, also one of the oldest, is one of the three permanent set-up studios of ABS-CBN, where the morning talent variety show Showtime. Studio 3 is home to the noontime variety show Happy Yipee Yehey. Studios 4, 9, 11 and 12 are temporary studio set-ups, where the props are dismantled after the show. Studio 5 is home to The Buzz
The Buzz (talk show)
The Buzz is a weekly entertainment news and talk show in the Philippines. Premiering in 1999, it is the longest-running weekly entertainment news and talk show on ABS-CBN. It features local celebrity gossip and news.-Casting:...

while Studio 8 is the home to Entertainment Live
Entertainment Live
Entertainment Live is a Philippine showbiz oriented talk show broadcast by ABS-CBN airing every Saturday afternoon after Happy Yipee Yehey. The show premiered August 4, 2007 and was first hosted by the Pinoy Big Brother hosts, Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, and Bianca Gonzales. In 2008, Luis...

, weekly showbiz oriented talk shows. ABS-CBN's news programs permanently use Studios 6 and 7. Studio 6 houses programs of the ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel or better known as ANC is the Philippines first 24-hour news channel broadcasting both in cable television domestically and in satellite television internationally via The Filipino Channel, owned and operated by the ABS-CBN Corporation under its ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs...

, while ABS-CBN flagship news shows TV Patrol, Bandila, and News Patrol
News Patrol
News Patrol is the hourly news-bulletin of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.-Airing history:News Patrol premiered on September 2, 2004 as a news bulletin of the morning show Magandang Umaga Bayan...

air from Studio 7. Studio 10 is home of Sunday programs such as the afternoon musical variety show, ASAP Rocks
ASAP (variety show)
ASAP Rocks is a musical variety show in the Philippines broadcast by ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The show is presented by its main hosts Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera. The show first premiered on February 5, 1995, and airs live Sundays...

and the lifestyle program Rated K
Rated K
Rated K is a magazine show broadcast on ABS-CBN. It is hosted by Korina Sanchez. The program is similar in style and presentation with the defunct magazine program Balitang K which was also hosted by Sanchez.-Awards and nominations:...

.

Eugenio Lopez, Jr. Communications Center

Also inside the ABS-CBN complex is the Eugenio Lopez, Jr. Communications Center (ELJCC). It is named after the late Eugenio Lopez, Jr.
Eugenio Lopez, Jr.
Eugenio Lopez, Jr. , popularly known as Geny and Kapitan, was the Chairman Emeritus of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.-Early life and career:...

. It was constructed in 2000. On November 4, 2010, which would have been Geny Lopez' 82nd birthday, Pres.
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

 Noynoy Aquino and other Philippine politicians participated in the building's dedication ceremony. Kapamilya Film Vaults, ABS-CBN's cinema library, which the Philippine Inquirer describes as the "de facto National Archives" for cinema of the Philippines
Cinema of the Philippines
Cinema of the Philippines started with the introduction of the first moving pictures to the country on January 1, 1897 at the Salón de Pertierra in Manila. The following year, local scenes were shot on film for the first time by a Spaniard, Antonio Ramos, using the Lumiere Cinematograph...

, has been located in the basement of ELJCC since 2003. Out of the estimated 8,000 films created since the birth of the Philippine cinema industry, an estimated 5,000 have been lost; of the remaining 3,000, Kapamilya holds 2,500, or 5/6 of the total.

The building is listed as an approved IT Center by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, making export-oriented companies located therein eligible for temporary tax holiday
Tax holiday
A tax holiday is a temporary reduction or elimination of a tax. Programs may be referred to as tax abatements, tax subsidies, tax holidays, or tax reduction programs. Governments usually create tax holidays as incentives for business investment...

, permanent reduced rate of corporate income tax, and other incentives. It gained this approval in February 2003; however ABS-CBN itself does not receive PEZA tax benefit from this status.

ABS-CBN Sound Stages

Recently, the conglomerate announced the construction of a 6 billion peso worth of state-of-the-art sound stage in a 15 hectare lot in Novaliches, Quezon City. The ABS-CBN Sound Stages will be comprised by six sound stages and a backlot
Backlot
A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio, containing permanent exterior buildings for outdoor scenes in filmmaking or television productions, or space for temporary set construction....

. The first three sound stages is expected to be completed by 2013.

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs

After the 1986 EDSA Revolution
1986 EDSA Revolution
The People Power Revolution was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1983-86. The methods used amounted to a sustained campaign of civil resistance against regime violence and electoral fraud...

, the network was first to air a newscast and current affairs show, namely TV Patrol and Probe
Probe (Philippine TV series)
Probe Profiles was a Philippine public affairs program being aired on ABS-CBN and on its sister cable channel, the ANC...

. The network's news organization suffered from credibility issues, including its alleged partiality in various political issues and the involvement of its former news anchors and network chairman
Eugenio Lopez III
Eugenio Lopez III, commonly known as Gabby, is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABS-CBN, the largest media conglomerate in the Philippines, with investments primarily in television, radio and film production...

 in the political arena. Based on the latest Pulse Asia
Pulse Asia
Pulse Asia, Inc. is a public opinion polling body in the Philippines. It was launched by professional academics recognized as experts in their respective fields of study. It monitors salient socio-economic, political and cultural issues in the minds of the Filipino public.-Profile:According to its...

 Survey, ABS-CBN News was the most trusted news station garnering 68 points against its rival network GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

, garnering 60 points.

At present, the news organization is headed by former North America Bureau Chief Ging Reyes. Former head Maria Ressa introduced major organizational changes and reforms, including the drafting of Code of Ethics that is very much benchmarked on international standards. The new Code of Ethics served as the Bible of all the members of the news organization.

ABS-CBN also owns the ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel or better known as ANC is the Philippines first 24-hour news channel broadcasting both in cable television domestically and in satellite television internationally via The Filipino Channel, owned and operated by the ABS-CBN Corporation under its ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs...

, a 24-hour cable news channel in the Philippines.

Regional Network Group

The Regional Network Group is the provincial network subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is responsible for simultaneously airing most of the shows seen on ABS-CBN's flagship station
DWWX-TV
DWWX-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of Philippine television network ABS-CBN Corporation. Its studios and transmitter are located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center at Sgt...

 in the provinces. The Regional Network Group has several stations in each region outside Mega Manila
Mega Manila
Mega Manila is the term used for the regions of Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Metro Manila. It is frequently used in the press, advertising, television and radio...

 to ensure nationwide coverage. The local stations also produce their own newscasts which air prior to TV Patrol and other local programming which air on Sundays. Regional Network Group (RNG) glorified its roots while reaching out wider audience in 2007, consistently building on local content and developing infrastructure to deliver better service and cement its position as the top-rating regional network in the country. RNG's journey of innovation reached Filipinos through the network's 43 TV and 16 radio stations, and even went the extra mile to cross the oceans and touch OFW's everywhere. Regional versions of favorite TV shows were created, enabling ABS-CBN to reach out and connect with wider audiences worldwide. The launch of the local game show Kapamilya Winner Ka! in Visayas and Mindanao. Gandang Umaga, Pilipinas in Northern Luzon, and the 17th local TV Patrol in Southern Tagalog (Region IV-A & IV-B), provided more relevance to regional audiences.

Digital television

ABS-CBN applied for a digital television-terrestrial service (DTT) license from the National Telecommunications Commission
National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines)
The Philippines' National Telecommunications Commission , abbreviated as NTC, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Commission on Information and Communications Technology responsible for the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services throughout the...

. Digital Television in the Philippines once utilized the DVB-T
DVB-T
DVB-T is an abbreviation for Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial; it is the DVB European-based consortium standard for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television that was first published in 1997 and first broadcast in the UK in 1998...

 standard utilized in most of Europe. The Dutch company Impeq Technologies is one of ABS-CBN's consultants in the digital transition. The network planned to also supply DTV boxes in areas where signal reception of Channel 2 is weak. Areas such as Valenzuela
Valenzuela City
Valenzuela ,In rare occasion it is pronunced as , with a glottal stop after /ɐ/ in Filipino/Tagalog languages. officially known as the City of Valenzuela is a highly urbanized, first-class city and one of cities in the Philippines that constitutes Metro Manila...

, Bulacan
Bulacan
Bulacan , officially called the Province of Bulacan or simply Bulacan Province, is a first class province of the Republic of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon Region in the island of Luzon, north of Manila , and part of the Metro...

, Rizal
Rizal
Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON , just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III on June 17, 2008 announced the transfer of the Capitol from Pasig. Its P 270-million capitol building,...

, Cavite
Cavite
Cavite is a province of the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, just 30 kilometers south of Manila. Cavite is surrounded by Laguna to the east, Metro Manila to the northeast, and Batangas to the south...

 and Laguna are the potential market for the DTV set-top boxes. The Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

 market will receive DWWX-TV
DWWX-TV
DWWX-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of Philippine television network ABS-CBN Corporation. Its studios and transmitter are located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center at Sgt...

 and DWAC-TV
DWAC-TV
DWAC-TV, channel 23, is the flagship station of Philippine television network Studio 23, a fully owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. Its studios and transmitter are located at ABS-CBN Broadcast Center Mother Ignacia cor. Sgt...

 and the company's six other cable channels on the digital platform. The National Telecommunications Commission will be giving television broadcast companies until December 31, 2015, to fully convert from analog to digital technology, in line with the worldwide shift towards the use of DTT in broadcasting.

The network is expected to spend ₱1 billion a year for Digital TV in the next five years to cover a big part of the country.

Tracing back the network's history on digital TV, the company was slated to begin broadcasting digital television
Digital television
Digital television is the transmission of audio and video by digital signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV...

 last January 2008, although it has been presumably delayed since there were no announcement during the entire month of January that the signal is now digitized. Since there is no definite standard for the Philippines, which will be chosen by the regulatory bodies, ABS-CBN still didn't officially release news about DTV. But in November 2010, ABS-CBN is expected to begin its digital broadcasting to be rolled out in 17 cities in Metro Manila, in Bulacan and in Pampanga, but this was on hold due to the instance of lacking implementation of rules and regulations.

The National Telecommunications Commission
National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines)
The Philippines' National Telecommunications Commission , abbreviated as NTC, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Commission on Information and Communications Technology responsible for the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services throughout the...

 chose Japanese DTV standard ISDB-T as the Philippines' digital TV broadcasting standard last June 11, 2010. ABS-CBN will be using UHF Channel 35 (596–602 MHz) for the ISDB-T, previously UHF Channel 51 (692–698 MHz) from their DVB-T testing.

This 2011, ABS-CBN ups ante on ISDB-T digital broadcast as they will have its nationwide digital terrestrial television rollout, the first in the country. It will incorporate P 5 billion to implement the chosen DTV standard over the next five years. Based on some informants, ABS-CBN is currently testing its digital TV again on various subdivisions in Bulacan
Bulacan
Bulacan , officially called the Province of Bulacan or simply Bulacan Province, is a first class province of the Republic of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon Region in the island of Luzon, north of Manila , and part of the Metro...

 and Pampanga
Pampanga
Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Pampanga is bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast...

. Channels include ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

 and Studio 23
Studio 23
Studio 23 is a Filipino television network owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWAC-TV, which is carried on UHF channel 23...

 including non ABS-CBN channels like Gem TV
Christian Era Broadcasting Service
Christian Era Broadcasting Service also known as Global Expansion Media Network is a Philippine television and radio network, and a religious broadcast arm of Iglesia ni Cristo. This station studios are located in Quezon City...

 and NBN 4
National Broadcasting Network
People's Television is the flagship government television network owned by the Philippine Government through People's Television Network, Inc. . Its head office, studios and transmitter are located at Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City .-History:The country's government...

.

A month before the Technical Working Group is slated to start the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the ISDB-T, rival station GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

 said the government should reconsider its decision to pick the Japanese standard for the country’s switch to digital television in 2015, saying a new European standard was better. According to him, “[For] the Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial ISDB-T standard [of Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

] and the old DVB standards, it can be said that either one is superior over the other in some respects. But with the DVB-T2
DVB-T2
DVB-T2 is an abbreviation for Digital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation Terrestrial; it is the extension of the television standard DVB-T, issued by the consortium DVB, devised for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television....

, the difference in quality is significant. With the emergence of the DVB-T2
DVB-T2
DVB-T2 is an abbreviation for Digital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation Terrestrial; it is the extension of the television standard DVB-T, issued by the consortium DVB, devised for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television....

, there is a hope that the standard chosen by the NTC
National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines)
The Philippines' National Telecommunications Commission , abbreviated as NTC, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Commission on Information and Communications Technology responsible for the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services throughout the...

 will be reviewed."

But still, the National Telecommunications Commission sticked with the Japanese standard ISDB-T which will now be ready to implement the rules for digital terrestrial television this coming June 2011.

Just this April 4, ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

 announced its launching of its Digital Television
Digital television
Digital television is the transmission of audio and video by digital signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV...

 this year. The network also announced its intention to sell ISDB-T set top boxes, which they tagged DTV Digibox for just a price of a low-cost DVD
DVD
A DVD is an optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the same dimensions....

 (ranging from P1000-P3000). This includes the available digital free TV channels of ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

, Studio 23
Studio 23
Studio 23 is a Filipino television network owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWAC-TV, which is carried on UHF channel 23...

, GEM HD Channel 49 and NBN
National Broadcasting Network
People's Television is the flagship government television network owned by the Philippine Government through People's Television Network, Inc. . Its head office, studios and transmitter are located at Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City .-History:The country's government...

 Channel 4, addendum with five new premium channels which are exclusive for digital terrestrial TV subscribers only. According to Miguel Mercado, ABS-CBN DTV Head of Marketing, viewers need not wait long because ABS-CBN is ready to launch DTV operations within the year. He said the company is just waiting for the final go-signal from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) but will market it by June or July this year. Since ISDB-T has its fixed and mobile DTV receptions, ABS-CBN also targets in 1seg
1seg
is a mobile terrestrial digital audio/video and data broadcasting service in Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru. Service began experimentally during 2005 and commercially on April 1, 2006. In Brazil, the broadcast started in late 2007 in just a few cities, with a slight difference from...

 capability for mobile phones and portable TV devices but for now, households with fixed TV sets will experience first the benefits of digital television.

HD and Tapeless

On April 19, 2009, ABS-CBN announced its intention to acquire 24 Sony HDC-1400R HD
High-definition video
High-definition video or HD video refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition video, and most commonly involves display resolutions of 1,280×720 pixels or 1,920×1,080 pixels...

 portable studio cameras which cost a total of $1.56 million. ABS-CBN is upgrading its studio facility at Quezon City
Quezon City
Quezon City is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L...

, north of Manila, from SD to HD.

ABS-CBN Sports produced the first nationally produced true high definition program, which was the UAAP season 72
UAAP Season 72
-Awardees:* Most Valuable Player: Dylan Ababou, University of Santo Tomas* Rookie of the Year: Jeric Teng, University of Santo Tomas-Bracket:-Awardees:* Most Valuable Player: Analyn Almasan, Adamson University-Bracket:-Awardees:...

 a test broadcast of Filipino collegiate basketball games on the network's Balls HD
Balls (TV channel)
Balls is a Filipino sports television network owned by Creative Programs, Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN. It is managed by the sports division of ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBN Sports. The channel operates non-stop 24/7.-History:...

 (SkyCable Channel 166) channel. It, along with the NCAA games can be seen on SkyCable HD. This marked the first live HD broadcast of a locally produced program in Philippine television history.

By the early 2008, ABS-CBN was the first media company in Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

 that introduced the Tapeless
Tapeless
In the professional broadcast world, an end-to-end workflow is called tapeless when part, or all of it, is made without any tape; video and audio sources being ingested, recorded, edited and played out on digital systems....

 Technology that provided the company a non-linear post production workflow and wireless
Wireless
Wireless telecommunications is the transfer of information between two or more points that are not physically connected. Distances can be short, such as a few meters for television remote control, or as far as thousands or even millions of kilometers for deep-space radio communications...

 access on remote areas via media access management system.

ABS-CBN also uses its three Sky Patrol Eurocopter AS355
Eurocopter AS355
The Eurocopter AS355 Ecureuil 2 is a twin-engine light helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale...

  news chopper fleet for live breaking news, two of the news helicopters are capable of transmitting HD
High-definition television
High-definition television is video that has resolution substantially higher than that of traditional television systems . HDTV has one or two million pixels per frame, roughly five times that of SD...

 live feed from its 5 axis gimbal HD Camera mounted on the nose of the aircraft.

Subsidiaries

  • ABS-CBN Center for Communication Arts, Inc.
  • ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center
  • ABS-CBN Easy Remit
  • ABS-CBN Foundation
    ABS-CBN Foundation
    ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. is the non-stock, non-profit socio-civic organization of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation that facilitates social programs and outreach to the public...

  • ABS-CBN Global Cargo
  • ABS-CBN Global Hungary Kft.
  • ABS-CBN Integrated and Strategic Property Holdings, Inc.
  • ABS-CBN International
  • ABS-CBN Marketing & Productions
  • ABS-CBN Multimedia, Inc.
  • ABS-CBN Publishing
    ABS-CBN Publishing
    ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. is a Filipino magazine publisher and a wholly owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is the largest magazine distributor in the country, covering 200 cities and municipalities throughout the Philippines...

  • ABS-CBN Radio Operations
  • ABS-CBN Shared Service Center Pte., Ltd
  • AMCARA Broadcasting Network
  • APGI
  • Bayan Telecommunications
    Bayan Telecommunications
    Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. is a telecommunications company serving areas in Metro Manila, Bicol and local exchange service areas in the Visayas and Mindanao regions combined cover a population of over 25 million, nearly 33% of the population of the Philippines.Its operating units in the...

  • Creative Programs
  • Culinary Publications, Inc.
  • E-Money Plus, Inc.
  • New Media
  • Nugen Music, Inc.
  • Pinoy Central
  • Regional Network Group
  • Roadrunner Network, Inc.
  • San Francisco International Gateway
  • Sarimanok News Network, Inc.
  • SkyCable
    SkyCable
    SkyCable is a direct-to-home cable TV subscription service and the largest cable company in the Philippines. It is established by the Lopez and Central CATV group of companies, and one of ABS-CBN Corporation subsidiaries. In January 1990, SkyCable was founded and started its CATV operation on...

     (2/3)
  • Sky Films, Inc.
  • Star Home Video
  • Star Cinema
    Star Cinema
    ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. , is the wholly owned film production subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is the Philippines' largest film production, producing most of the highest grossing films in the Philippines.-1994:...

  • Star Magic
  • Star Records
    Star Records
    Star Records, referring loosely to two companies, Star Recording and Star Songs Music Publishing, is an ABS-CBN Entertainment Group company whose main lines of business include: producing, developing and distributing audio and video content; music publishing; events production and music artists...

  • Star Songs, Inc.
  • Star Television
  • The Big Dipper Digital Content & Design, Inc.
  • TV Food Chefs, Inc.

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