ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine
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-based media conglomerate
Media conglomerate
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. It is the Philippines' largest media
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 and entertainment
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 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.