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TypeTerrestrial television network
BrandingKapamilya Network[note 1]
FoundedOctober 23, 1953; 70 years ago (1953-10-23)
by James Lindenberg,
Antonio Quirino,
Eugenio Lopez, Sr.,
and Fernando Lopez
SloganIn the Service of the Filipino
The Philippines' largest network
TV stationsList of TV stations
37.58% (Nielsen National Urban TAM January–August 2016)[1]
HeadquartersABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Diliman, Quezon City
OwnerABS-CBN Corporation
Key people
Carlo Katigbak (President and CEO)
Cory Vidanes (COO for Broadcast)
Launch date
October 23, 1953
September 14, 1986
(post-People Power Revolution)
July 1, 2023
(post-TVJ-TAPE Inc. dispute)
September 23, 1972; 51 years ago (1972-09-23)
(martial law)
May 5, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-05-05)
(legislative franchise lapsed)
Former names
Alto Broadcasting System (ABS)
Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN)
Picture format
1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 480i letterboxed for the SDTV feed)
Sister network
PIE Channel
TeleRadyo Serbisyo
International channel
Official website
LanguageFilipino (main)
English (secondary)
Kapamilya Channel

ABS-CBN is a television network in the Philippines owned and operated by ABS-CBN Corporation. It is the country's largest and leading television network with an advertising revenues amounted to PHP17.5 billion for 2011.[2] It was launched on 23 October 1953 and is among the first commercial television networks in Asia. Its headquarters is in Quezon City.

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  1. Kapamilya is a Filipino term for a family member.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Media Ownership Monitor Philippines - ABS-CBN 2". Reporters Without Borders. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  2. Villanueva, Paul Michael (13 April 2012). "ABS-CBN nets P2.4 billion for 2011" (PDF) (Press release). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2012.

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