TV5 (Philippine TV network)

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TypeFree-to-air television network
AffiliatesList of TV5 stations
HeadquartersSan Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
TV5 Media Center, Reliance cor. Sheridan Sts., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Language(s)Filipino (main)
English (secondary)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 480i letterboxed for the SDTV feed)
  • MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. (62%)
  • Upbeam Investments Inc. (22%)
  • Telemedia Business Ventures Inc. (11%)
  • Med Vision Resources Inc. (5%)
ParentTV5 Network, Inc.
Key people
Sister channels
FoundedJune 19, 1960; 63 years ago (1960-06-19)[1]
FounderJoaquin "Chino" Roces
Former namesAssociated Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
(June 19, 1960 – September 23, 1972)
Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC)
(February 21, 1992 – August 8, 2008)
The 5 Network
(February 17, 2018 – August 14, 2020)
Analog VHF/UHFListings may vary
Digital VHF/UHFListings may vary
Streaming media
YouTube LiveLive Stream
Cignal PlayAvailable on the Cignal Play website or via mobile application

TV5 (also known as 5 and formerly known as ABC) is a Philippine free-to-air television and radio network. It is headquartered in Mandaluyong, with alternate studios located in Novaliches, Quezon City. TV5 serves as the flagship property of TV5 Network, Inc., which is owned by MediaQuest Holdings, the multimedia arm of PLDT, a telecommunications company. The network is commonly referred to as "The Kapatid Network", using the Filipino term for "sibling", a branding introduced in 2010.

TV5 derives its name from its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWET-TV, which broadcasts on VHF Channel 5 for analog transmission, UHF Channel 18 for digital transmission, and UHF Channel 51 for digital test transmission (licensed to TV5's sister company, Mediascape/Cignal TV). In addition to DWET-TV, TV5 operates seven other owned-and-operated stations and has nine affiliate television stations. Its programming is available on cable and satellite TV providers nationwide. TV5's content is also accessible outside the Philippines through Kapatid Channel.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Republic Act 2945". June 19, 1960. Archived from the original on April 12, 2023. Retrieved March 5, 2020.