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Type Terrestrial television network
Branding Kapamilya Network
Country Philippines
Availability Nationwide
Founded October 23, 1953; 69 years ago (1953-10-23)
by James Lindenberg,
Antonio Quirino,
Eugenio Lopez, Sr.,
and Fernando Lopez
Slogan In the Service of the Filipino
The Philippines' largest network
Market share 37.58% (Nielsen National Urban TAM January–August 2016)
Headquarters ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Diliman, Quezon City
Owner ABS-CBN Corporation
Key people Carlo Katigbak (President and CEO)
Cory Vidanes (COO for Broadcast)
Launch date Terrestrial:
October 23, 1953
September 14, 1986
(post-People Power Revolution)
October 10, 2020
(Blocktime with ZOE TV)
Dissolved Terrestrial:
September 23, 1972
(martial law)
May 5, 2020
(legislative franchise lapsed)
Former names Alto Broadcasting System (ABS)
Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Sister network S+A
International channel The Filipino Channel
Official website
Language Filipino (main)
English (secondary)
Replaced by Ad Interim:
  • Jeepney TV (TV Plus channel space)
  • Kapamilya Channel (Cable / Satellite)
  • A2Z (blocktime agreement with ZOE TV

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. 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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