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ABS-CBN Opens Doors to Filipinos with Ideas for Online Shows

Posted on August 31, 2013 | 10:40 AM

ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III on Friday (Aug 30) said the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate is opening its doors to Filipinos who have ideas for online shows and dream of having their concepts produced into new programs and content material on the Internet.

ABS-CBN Chairman Gabby Lopez at the 7th Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit

In his keynote presentation at the 7th Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit titled “Insights About Innovation: Online and Offline Synergies,” Lopez announced ABS-CBN’s plan to replicate video-sharing website YouTube’s project that funded original channels for celebrities, online video creators, and Hollywood studios.

Lopez said ABS-CBN will be choosing five or more ideas for online content, which will be funded, produced, and put out on an appropriate online platform. Ideas and concepts can be sent to collabstudio@abs-cbn.com before the end of the year.

“What YouTube is doing for the rest of the world, ABS-CBN would like to do for the IMMAP members and the Philippines. If you have an idea, let’s collaborate. This is exactly how: Send us your content ideas that you think will work on the digital space,” he said.

“We will promote them aggressively. And like what they do on YouTube, we will go into a revenue-sharing partnership,” said Lopez.

“If the idea flies in the online space, we can look into migrating them or recreating them in the analog broadcast market,” he added.

Lopez said that content creators may work on the new top-rating primetime teleserye “Got to Believe” and develop ideas that can be produced into webisodes. However, he encouraged entrants to be more creative and not limit their ideas to teleseryes.

ABS-CBN’s plan to collaborate for online content is a way of enriching the network’s broad online presence and reach. ABS-CBN’s online properties, including video-streaming website iWant TV and its various YouTube channels, approximate 100 million views per month, Lopez noted.

“Our feeling is that the digital era is really the great equalizer. You are at par with any studio, any network, any movie company. You only need passion and your idea. I think it is passion that will drive the new digital era. We want your ideas and we’re willing to work with you. If you have an idea that defines who you are in this planet, we want to hear it,” he said.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s chief digital officer and IMMAP founding president Donald Lim also spoke about digital public relations at the event with his presentation “Boom! Engage or Monitor?”

Lopez and Lim were among the industry thought leaders and experts who served as speakers at the 7th Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit, which is organized annually by the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP), an association of Internet and mobile marketing establishments in the country.

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ABS-CBN 60 Years: Kwento Natin Ito (Tribute Video)

Posted on February 10, 2013 | 3:39 PM

ABS-CBN released a tribute video in celebration of its 60 years anniversary.

With the theme “Kwento Natin Ito,” ABS-CBN’s 60th anniversary pays tribute to the life stories of each and every Filipino that molded ABS-CBN to becoming the country’s leading TV network and inspired the hardworking people behind it to live up to the company’s motto.

ABS-CBN 60 years anniversary logo

"‘Kwento natin to’ doesn’t pertain to the story of ABS-CBN rather the story of each and every Filipino. Philippine TV is a magical box that contains the colors of our collective experiences, emotions, dreams, imaginations, and all things that make us human and make us Filipino," said ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos-Concio. 

ABS-CBN, which stands for Alto Broadcasting System Chronicles Broadcasting Network, truly played a major role in the broadcasting history of the Philippines. The TV network was born back in the 1950s when CBS, owned by Eugenio Lopez Sr., bought ABS, then owned by Antonio Quirino.

Here is ABS-CBN's 60th anniversary video paying tribute to every Filipino who has been part of the 60 years of Philippine television.


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ABS-CBN 60 Years of Philippine Television Station ID: Kwento Natin 'to!

Posted on January 1, 2013 | 2:18 PM

ABS-CBN has unveiled its official Station ID for the year 2013 marking the celebration of 60 years of Philippine television.

2013 ABS-CBN '60 Years of Philippine Television Station ID': Kwento Natin Ito!

The Kapamilya Network's 2013 Station ID premiered on ABS-CBN's Bandila New Year Countdown. The 30-second clip started with a ray of light and dispersed ring particles resembling the iconic ABS-CBN tricolor in the dark background.

With the ABS-CBN theme playing in the background, the number 60 slowly appears still surrounded by the colored rings. In the end, the rings turned out to comprise the number 60, revealed in a zoom out fashion unveiling this year's Station ID—ABS-CBN 60 Years of Philippine Television: Kwento natin 'to!

Watch the ABS-CBN 60 Years (2013) Station ID below:



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ABS-CBN Widens It's Reach In More Than 10 Provinces

Posted on September 8, 2012 | 4:19 PM

ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s largest and leading multimedia conglomerate, has started expanding its reach nationwide building more than ten new relay stations and enhancing the TV and radio coverage of its existing regional stations.

Peñafrancia Festival: Watch out for Jodi Sta. Maria, Richard 'Papa Chen' Yap, Maja Salvador, Joem Bascon and Coco Martin

ABS-CBN Regional Network Group (RNG) head Louis Benedict Bennett said ABS-CBN will soon expand in areas such as Oriental Mindoro, Davao Oriental, Antique, and Negros Occidental while the TV power upgrades and antenna retrofit enhancements in Tacloban, Dagupan, Baguio, Bacolod, and Cagayan de Oro are underway.

“We are thrilled to announce that ABS-CBN will pioneer the building of new stations in these areas. These new relay stations will also receive locally produced shows, something the rival networks don’t have,” said Bennett.

The local shows produced by ABS-CBN RNG include newscasts, morning programs, game shows, and local public service programs that feature homegrown talents and stories that happen in their region.

For instance, he pointed out that ABS-CBN RNG’s youngest regional station in Palawan already airs locally relevant news and original content through “TV Patrol” and “Mag TV Na.”

To date, the Kapamilya network has the most expansive regional reach in the country with its established stations in Luzon (Appari, Batanes, Tuguegarao, Baguio, Pampanga, Dagupan, Batangas, Laoag, Isabela, Naga, Legazpi, and Palawan) Visayas (Cebu, Bacolod, Tacloban , Roxas, Kalibo, Dumaguete, and Iloilo) and Mindanao (Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Zamboanga, Iligan, Cotabato, Dipolog, Koronadal, and General Santos).

Some of today’s hottest Kapamilya stars, meanwhile, will celebrate the Peñafrancia Festival with Bicolanos at the Plaza Quezon, Naga City this Saturday (September 8) at 4:00 p.m. Stars of the top-rating daytime show “Be Careful With My Heart” Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria, together with “Walang Hanggan” stars Coco Martin and Joem Bascon, and Maja Salvador will add fun to the fest through games and musical performances.

The stars will visit to thank loyal viewers for making the Kapamilya channel the leading TV network nationwide. Data from Kantar Media show that ABS-CBN obtained an average audience share of 43% nationwide on total day viewership, or 12 points higher than rival GMA’s 31%. ABS-CBN’s primetime block (6PM-12MN) also reigned in Total Luzon, hitting an average primetime share of 43% vs GMA’s 32%. In the Visayas, ABS-CBN’s primetime viewership averaged 56% vs GMA’s 25%, while in Mindanao, it registered 62% as compared to GMA’s 18%.

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ABS-CBN's 1st Half Net Income Down by 45% (From P1.667 Billion to P927 Million)

Posted on August 14, 2012 | 1:37 PM

The  consolidated  net  income  of  ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate, registered P927 million for the first half of 2012, down by 45% compared with P1.677  billion in the same period last year.  Removing the effects of the  gain from the sale of Sky Cable PDRs recognized in the first half of 2011  amounting to P674 million, net income decreased by 8%.

ABS-CBN generated consolidated revenues of P15.3 billion from advertising and consumer sales for the first six months, a 9% increase compared to the same period last year.
ABS-CBN logo

ABS-CBN’s advertising revenues reached P9.2 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of 5% from a year ago.  Consumer sales for the first half of the  year amounted to  P6.1 billion, posting a 17% increase  from a year ago.   Sky Cable continues to be a major driver of growth   with revenues increasing by 22% to  P2.5  billion. The growth in revenues is partly attributable to the acquisition of Destiny Cable.   ABS-CBN Global revenues  was flat with a 1% increase in overall viewer count compared to the previous year. There was  double-digit subscriber growth  in Canada and single digit growth in all other territories, except Japan and Europe where subscribers declined.

Total operating and other expenses increased   by 12% year-on-year to P12.5 billion brought about  by   increases   in  production  costs,  cost  of  sales  and  services  ,  and  general  and administrative expenses.

Capital expenditure and film and program rights acquisition for the first six months amounted to P2.4 billion,  14% higher than the level of spending for the same period  last year.

ABS-CBN maintained its national audience share and ratings leadership for Urban audiences with prime-time audience share averaging 43% in the second quarter of 2012,  a 14 percentage point lead over GMA’s, based on the Kantar National TV Ratings.  In June, ABS-CBN’s audience share for Total Philippines (Urban +Rural) and Total Day was at 42%,  a 10 percentage point lead over GMA.

For June  2012, 16 of the company’s  shows were in the Top 20 for Total Philippines (Urban and Rural), with the following occupying the Top 10 slots:  Walang Hanggan, Princess & I, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Wansapanataym, TV Patrol (Weekday), The X Factor Philippines (Saturday), Rated K Handa Na Ba Kayo?,Dahil Sa Pag-ibig and Kapamilya Deal or No Deal.

ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. released 8 films in the first six months of 2012.  Four of them – Enteng ng Ina  Mo, Segunda Mano, Unofficially Yours and Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme  – topped  P100  million  in  box  office  receipts,  earning  blockbuster  status  by  local standards.

About ABS-CBN Corporation

ABS-CBN Corporation is the leading Philippine entertainment and information multimedia  conglomerate. In the Philippines, ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in several genres and balanced credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air TV via Channels 2 (VHF) and 23 (UHF) and a regional network of TV and radio stations nationwide. It also provides news and entertainment programming for nine channels on cable TV. The Company owns the leading film and music production and distribution outfit in the Philippines, and has interests in cable TV, Internet and mobile services, and glossy-magazine publishing. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite and the Internet, primarily through ABS-CBN Global’s The Filipino Channel (TFC).

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ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Accepting In-Kind and Cash Donations for Flood Victims

Posted on August 8, 2012 | 5:57 PM

ABS-CBN Foundation, through its disaster emergency and rehabilitation arm ‘Sagip Kapamilya, is now accepting in-kind and cash donations for the flood victims in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.


In-kind donations like rice, canned goods, noodles, biscuits, coffee, sugar, water, clothes, blankets, mats, and medicinescan be brought to ABS-CBN Foundation-Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse at #137 Mother Ignacia Ave. corner Eugenio Lopez Drive, Diliman, Quezon City.

For cash donations, interested parties may deposit it to ABS-CBN Foundation bank accounts.

BDO Account
  • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya 
  • Account number: 393-011-4199
  • Dollar account number:  393-008-1622 (swift code BNORPHMM)
PNB Account
  • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya 
  • Account number:  419-539-5000-13
  • Dollar account number:  419-539-5000-21 (swift code PNBMPHMM)
BPI Account (West Triangle, Quezon City Branch)
  • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya 
  • Account number:   3051-1127-75
  • Dollar account number:  3054-0270-35
For more updates about ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya’s latest relief operations, tune in to ANC (SkyCable ch 27); DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable ch 26); DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 on AM radio; and www.abs-cbnNEWS.com.

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ABS-CBN Dominates TV Viewing for the Month of June

Posted on July 4, 2012 | 3:26 PM

ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate, dominated TV viewing in the country in June and pulled away from its rival GMA nationwide following Kantar Media’s new, expanded data that now covers rural areas across Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

Kantar Media, one of the country’s leading television (TV) audience measurement providers with capabilities in gathering TV viewing data in both digital and analog platforms, now has total of 6.315 million homes in rural areas across the Philippines (North Luzon, Central Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) added to its existing 8.820 million homes in urban areas, bringing the total TV universe to 15.135 million homes nationwide. Kantar Media’s audience panel now covers and represents 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.

Data from Kantar Media’s combined urban and rural TV audience measurement survey showed that ABS-CBN’s average national audience share hit 42% on total day or a ten-point lead versus GMA with 32%. ABS-CBN strengthened its performance especially in the last week of June where it obtained an average audience share of 43% from June 24-30 against GMA’s 31%.

ABS-CBN also showed a remarkable improvement on daytime (6AM to 6PM) as its afternoon series “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” was the top daytime weekday program from June 24-30 with an average audience share of 47% beating “Eat Bulaga” which had an average audience share of only 40% for the same period.

The Kapamilya Network also made Philippine TV history as its phenomenal drama “Walang Hanggan” topped all primetime weekday programs with a whopping 45% rating last Friday (June 29).

ABS-CBN further bolstered its undisputed leadership for the whole month of June in primetime (6PM to 12MN) when most Filipinos spend time watching TV and advertisers put their investments to reach more consumers efficiently, as it hit a whopping 51% audience share or half of the Philippine TV households tuning in to ABS-CBN and almost twice more than GMA’s audience share of 27%.

ABS-CBN continued its winning streak across other territories in primetime. In Metro Manila, ABS-CBN beat its rival with an average audience share of 37% vs GMA’s 32%. ABS-CBN also challenged GMA in Mega Manila with an audience share of 36%, slightly higher than Kapuso’s 34%.ABS-CBN also managed to trounce competition in Luzon with bulk of its primetime viewership coming from Total South Luzon where ABS-CBN scored an average audience share of 63% vs GMA’s 20%. ABS-CBN, on the other hand, hit an audience share of 53% vs GMA’s 27% in Total Balance Luzon or areas outside Mega Manila; and 53% vs 27% in Total North Luzon.

Meanwhile, in the VisMin regions, ABS-CBN Primetime Bida remains undisputed with an audience share of 60% vs GMA’s 22% in the Visayas and 66% or four times bigger than GMA’s 16% in Mindanao.

This dominance was mainly driven by ABS-CBN’s top-caliber primetime offerings that continue to gain significant increases as more and more viewers watch them on weekday nights.

ABS-CBN registered a net income of P2.4 billion for the full year 2011, while news media reported that GMA Network net income plummeted P1.72 billion in the same period.

Kantar Media, a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 26 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services. Among its current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, 720ConsumerConnect, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation, Brand Ideas, and MPG Havas. They also include pan-regional networks like CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, Sony Pictures Television International, Celestial Tiger, and A&E Television Network. Among these, the following subscribe to both urban and rural TV audience measurement: ABS-CBN, Brand Ideas, MPG Havas, and 720ConsumerConnect.

ABS-CBN shifted to Kantar Media/TNS after filing a case vs. AGB Nielsen Media Research for failing to comply with its request to investigate alleged cheating and data tampering in TV ratings. The case is still pending in court contrary to claims by GMA, which is not a party to the case, that it has been resolved.

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ABS-CBN Lords Viewer-Rich Primetime TV in May 2012

Posted on June 5, 2012 | 8:40 AM

ABS-CBN continued its nationwide leadership by having the most number of Philippine TV households watching its shows on primetime (6PM to 12 MN) last May with an average audience share of 42% versus GMA’s 29%, based on data from the global industry-trusted audience research group Kantar Media.

Kantar Media, which has national panel size of 1,370 homes and 7,535 individuals that are statistically representative of total Philippine TV population, reported that ABS-CBN slightly increased its lead in Metro Manila to 36% last month from 35% in April, while GMA maintained its share at 32% during primetime when most Filipinos spend time watching TV and advertisers put their investments to reach more consumers efficiently.

ABS-CBN ruled primetime in other key territories like Balance Luzon (areas in Luzon outside Mega Manila) with 46% audience share vs GMA’s 30%; in the Visayas where it registered a two-point increase to 58% or a 40-point lead over GMA’s 18%; and in Mindanao with 59% or almost four times bigger than GMA’s 15% share.

This primetime dominance is mainly driven by ABS-CBN’s top-caliber drama series with “Walang Hanggan” at number one with an average national TV rating of 36.5%. It was also the most-viewed program in Mega Manila with 30% vs “Legacy” with 20.8% and in Metro Manila with 31.8% vs 19.9%.

Royal teleserye especially shot in Bhutan, “Princess and I,” was the second most-viewed program nationwide with a national TV rating of 31.7%. The Kathryn Bernardo-starrer also outperformed its rival in Metro Manila with 26.2% vs. GMA’s new series “Luna Blanca” with 21.4%.

The country’s longest running primetime newscast, “TV Patrol,” remains to be the number one newscast in the country with an average national TV rating of 26% vs “24 Oras” with 18.8%.

Overall, seven out of the top ten programs for May are produced by ABS-CBN that includes “Maalala Mo Kaya” (25.9%), “Wansapanataym” (22.7%), “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” (22.5%), and “Rated K” (21.6%).

Top 10 Programs Nationwide (May 2012)
Top 10 programs nationwide in May 2012
Based on Kantar Media’s data, ABS-CBN garnered an average audience share of 34.1% in total day with rival GMA Network placing second with 33.6% share.

Kantar Media, a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 22 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services. Among its current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, Adformatix, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, and Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation. They also include pan-regional networks likes CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, and Sony Pictures Television International.

ABS-CBN shifted to Kantar Media/TNS after filing a case vs. AGB Nielsen Media Research for failing to comply with its request to investigate alleged cheating and data tampering in TV ratings. The case is still pending in court contrary to claims by GMA, which is not a party to the case, that it has been resolved.

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ABS-CBN is Nationwide Primetime Leader for the Month of April 2012

Posted on May 4, 2012 | 10:10 AM

ABS-CBN keeps its stronghold on primetime TV, the most important part of the day for both viewers and advertisers, last April, based on data from the global industry-trusted multinational audience research group Kantar Media.

Kantar Media, which has national panel size of 1,370 homes and 7,535 individuals that are statistically representative of total Philippine TV population, reported that overall, ABS-CBN enjoyed the highest audience share in total day among all TV networks with 35.1% of Philippine households watching its shows.

ABS-CBN hit an average audience share of 42.1% nationwide last month, excluding the Holy Week, on primetime from 6PM to 12 MN when most Filipinos spend time watching TV and advertisers put their investments to reach more consumers efficiently, higher by 12.7-points than its rival network GMA’s 29.4%. In Metro Manila, ABS-CBN’s average audience share for primetime reached 35.4%, beating GMA’s 32.6%.

Across other territories, ABS-CBN remains to be the network of choice by most Filipino homes on primetime as it again topped in Balance Luzon (areas in Luzon outside Mega Manila) with 45.4% share vs GMA’s 30.4%. ABS-CBN ruled the Visayas with 55.8% share vs GMA’s 18.7% and pulled away further in Mindanao with 59.4% share vs GMA’s 15.5%.

ABS-CBN’s primetime leadership is still driven by the success of its top-caliber drama series. Its primetime series “Walang Hanggan” topped all programs in Metro Manila, Mega Manila, and national TV ratings. It averaged 34.6% in terms of TV ratings across the country.

Recently concluded “E-Boy” (30.2%) came in second while newly launched royal drama especially shot in Bhutan, “Princess and I,” instantly rose to the third spot with an average national TV rating of 28.8% after debuting last April 16.

“MMK” remains to be the most watched program on weekends and ranking fourth in overall tally with 28.6%, while the 25-year-old flagship primetime news program “TV Patrol” is still the number one newscast in the country with 22.9% in TV ratings.
Top 15 programs in April 2012 nationwide (courtesy of Starmometer)

Overall, eleven out of the top 15 programs for April are produced by ABS-CBN. Other Kapamilya shows in the list include “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” (24.7%), “Wansapanataym” (23.6%), “Rated K” (20.5%), “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” (20.1%), “Toda Max” (19.1%), and “Sarah G Live” (18.5%).

Based on Kantar Media’s report, ABS-CBN garnered an average audience share of 35.1% in total day with rival GMA Network placing second with 33.7% share.

ABS-CBN registered a net income of P2.4 billion for the full year 2011, while news media reported that GMA Network net income plummeted P1.72 billion in the same period.

Kantar Media, a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 22 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services. Among its current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, Adformatix, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, and Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation. They also include pan-regional networks likes CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, and Sony Pictures Television International.

ABS-CBN shifted to Kantar Media/TNS after filing a case vs. AGB Nielsen Media Research for failing to comply with its request to investigate alleged cheating and data tampering in TV ratings. The case is still pending in court contrary to claims by GMA, which is not a party to the case, that it has been resolved.

Text by ABS-CBN, photos courtesy of Starmometer

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ABS-CBN Nets P2.4 Billion for 2011

Posted on April 17, 2012 | 9:48 AM

The consolidated net income of ABS-CBN Corporation (“ABS-CBN” or the “Company”) (PSE: ABS, ABSP) registered P2.4 billion for the full year 2011.


ABS-CBN generated consolidated revenues of P28.2 billion from advertising and consumer sales, a 13% decline compared to 2010.  Less the revenues from political advocacies and advertisements in 2010, consolidated revenues for 2011 declined by 4% year-on-year. 

ABS-CBN’s advertising revenues reached P17.6 billion, a decline of 19% from a year ago.  Minus the revenues from political advocacies and advertisements in  2010, advertising revenues declined by 6% year-on-year.  This decrease is attributable to a slowdown in advertising spending by corporates.

Consumer sales for 2011 amounted to P10.6 billion, posting a 1% increase from a year ago.  Sky Cable continues to contribute positively with revenues increasing by 10% to P4.3 billion.  This is mostly driven by the increased take up of its broadband service subscriptions which increased by 18% year-on-year.   However, ABS-CBN Global revenues declined by 8% year on year in peso terms due to the decline in subscribers and the appreciation of the Philippine peso against the US dollar.  ABS-CBN Global’s overall viewer count was almost flat compared to the previous year.  There was subscriber growth  inCanada, Asia-Pacific andAustralia, while there were declines  in the Middle East, Europe, North America andJapan.

Total operating and other expenses dropped by P1.1 billion or 5% year-on-year to P22.3 billion.  This was partly a result of lower cost of sales and services and general and administrative expenses (GAEX) as the company continued its effort to manage and control expenses.  The decline in both expense accounts  partly offset  the increase in total production costs due to the Company’s drive to produce quality and innovative programs.

Net income attributable to shareholders is at P2.4 billion, aided by a gain on sale of Sky Cable Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) to the Singaporean company, STT Communications Ltd.   Meanwhile, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) hit P6.8 billion.

Capital expenditure and film and program rights acquisition for the year amounted to P4.2 billion,  14% higher than the level of spending from the previous year.  Additional equipment was purchased to increase the company’s capacity to produce additional new programs.

ABS-CBN maintained its national audience share and ratings leadership with prime-time audience share averaging 43%, with a 13 percentage point lead over GMA-7’s, based on the Kantar National TV Ratings figure. 

For the full year 2011, twenty one of the company’s  shows were in the Top 20, with the following occupying the Top 18 slots:  Emil Cruz Jr.’s Mara Clara, 100 Days to Heaven, Pablo S. Gomez’s Mutya, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, Ikaw ay Pag-ibig, Budoy, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Noah, Pilipinas Got Talent (Sun), TV Patrol, Guns and Roses, Pilipinas Got Talent (Sat), My Binondo Girl, Imortal, Rated K Handa Na Ba Kayo?, Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition (Sat), Wansapanataym, Nasaan Ka Elisa?, and Maria la del Barrio.

ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. released sixteen films in 2011.  Six of them–Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na 'To), Dalaw, Catch Me I’m in Love, In The Name of Love, No Other Woman and Praybeyt Benjamin–topped P100 million in box-office receipts, earning blockbuster status by local standards.   No Other Woman, a co-production with Viva Films, grossed P282 million, while Praybeyt Benjamin, also a co-production with Viva, grossed P342 million.

Press Statement from ABS-CBN

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Video: ABS-CBN 2012 Summer Station ID - Pinoy Summer Da Best Forever!

Posted on April 15, 2012 | 5:13 PM

ABS-CBN has just launched its 2012 Summer Station ID entitled Pinoy Summer Sa Best Forever. In the tradition of well-planned and thought of station IDs, the Kapamilya network satisfies again with this very festive theme.


The campaign jingle (theme song) Pinoy Summer Da Best Forever was sung by Sarah Geronimo with Gerald Anderson doing the rap part. The full ABS-CBN 2012 Summer Station ID video features its biggest and brightest stars and some of its news anchors.

With lyrics from Christine Daria-Estabillo, music from Amber and Marcus Davis and direction from Paolo Ramos the ABS-CBN 2012 Summer SID first aired earlier at ASAP 2012 right after the opening number.

Watch the 2012 ABS-CBN Summer Station ID full video here (Pinoy Summer Da Best Forever):



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ABS-CBN 2012 Summer Station ID: Pinoy Summer Da Best Forever!

Posted on April 12, 2012 | 7:44 PM

ABS-CBN uncovered its much awaited 2012 summer station ID which says Pinoy Summer Da Best. Forever. The station ID features the song Pinoy Summer Da Best Forever sung by Sarah Geronimo together with Gerald Anderson.

The lyrics of the song was written by Christine Daria-Estabillo and the music was made by Marcus and Amber Davis, the people behind some of ABS-CBN's successful station IDs.


Watch the full lyric video of the ABS-CBN 2012 Summer Station ID:



The full music video of the 2012 ABS-CBN Summer Station ID (Pinoy Summer Da Best Forever) will be launched this Sunday, April 15 on ASAP 2012.

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ABS-CBN Topples Competition in Metro and Mega Manila in March 2012

Posted on April 10, 2012 | 6:22 PM

ABS-CBN Corporation led all TV networks in terms of viewership as measured by national TV ratings last March and continued to dominate primetime television across the country by wrestling leadership in Mega and Metro Manila from its rival.


Data from the industry-trusted multinational audience research group Kantar Media, which has national samples of 1,324 homes and 7,666 individuals that are statistically representative of total Philippine TV population, show that ABS-CBN obtained an average audience share of 36% nationwide for total day viewership, which was higher than GMA’s 34%.

Kantar Media also reported that more Filipinos nationwide watch ABS-CBN during primetime (6 pm to 12 mn) as seen in ABS-CBN’s primetime audience share of 44%, which increased from previous month’s 41.4%. This represents a 15-point lead over GMA’s primetime audience share of 29%.

ABS-CBN took the lead in its rivals’ claimed bailiwicks of Mega and Metro Manila on the important primetime block when viewing levels peak and when advertisers place more of their TV ads to reach more viewers. ABS-CBN averaged 36% in audience share vs GMA’s 34% in Mega Manila and 38% vs 32% in Metro Manila.

Among all primetime programs, “Walang Hanggan” soared high in TV ratings and led the pack nationwide with an average TV rating of 35.2% compared to its rival “My Beloved” with only 16%. Even in Mega Manila and Metro Manila, the Coco Martin-Julia Montes starrer was the most watched with 29.3% vs 20.2% and 31.5% vs 19% respectively.

ABS-CBN also won in other territories on total day and earned an average audience share of 39% vs GMA’s 35% in Balance Luzon (areas in Luzon outside Mega Manila); 48% vs 23% in Visayas; and 54% vs 16% in Mindanao.

Kantar Media’s report showed that nine ABS-CBN programs figured in the top ten most watched programs, while a blocktimer that produces a program aired on GMA network landed on the 10th spot.
“Walang Hanggan” continues to be the most watched show in the country followed by recently concluded “Budoy” with an average national TV rating of 29%, “E-Boy” with 28.9%, and the new series “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” (27.8%) .

“MMK” is still the number one weekend program with an average national TV rating of 28% followed by “Wansapanataym” (23.8%), while “TV Patrol” remains to be the number one with an average national TV rating of 25.2%. When it comes to current affairs program, “Rated K” is still the undisputed leader with 22.4%.

ABS-CBN’S new show "Sarah G Live" made a strong debut as it instantly ranked 9th in the top ten with 21.4%.

ABS-CBN’s late afternoon block (3PM to 6 PM) is gaining ground and increased from an average national audience share of 29.1% in January 2012 to 34% in March 2012.

ABS-CBN’s DZMM topped all AM radio stations last February in Mega Manila with a 42.1% audience share, higher by 14.4 points higher than GMA’s DZBB that only got 27.7%, according to the Nielsen Mega Manila RAM data.

Kantar Media, a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 22 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services. Among its current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, Adformatix, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, and Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation. They also include pan-regional networks likes CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, and Sony Pictures Television International.

ABS-CBN shifted to Kantar Media/TNS after filing a case vs. AGB Nielsen Media Research for failing to comply with its request to investigate alleged cheating and data tampering in TV ratings. The case is still pending in court contrary to claims by GMA, which is not a party to the case, that it has been resolved.

Text by ABS-CBN, photo by Starmometer 

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ABS-CBN takes lead in national and primetime TV, based on Kantar Media data

Posted on April 3, 2012 | 8:26 PM

ABS-CBN Corporation led all TV networks in terms of viewership as measured by national TV ratings last March 2012 and continued to dominate primetime television across the country by wrestling leadership in Mega and Metro Manila from its rival.


Data from the industry-trusted multinational audience research group Kantar Media, which has national samples of 1,324 homes and 7,666 individuals that are statistically representative of total Philippine TV population, show that ABS-CBN obtained an average audience share of 36% nationwide for total day viewership, which was higher than GMA’s 34%

Kantar Media also reported that more Filipinos nationwide watch ABS-CBN during primetime (6 pm to 12 mn) as seen in ABS-CBN's primetime audience share of 44%, which increased from previous month’s 41.4%. This represents a 15-point lead over GMA's primetime audience share of 29%.

ABS-CBN took the lead in its rivals' claimed bailiwicks of Mega and Metro Manila on the important primetime block when viewing levels peak and when advertisers place more of their TV ads to reach more viewers.  ABS-CBN averaged 36% in audience share vs GMA’s 34% in Mega Manila and 38% vs 32% in Metro Manila.

Among all primetime programs, Walang Hanggan soared high in TV ratings and led the pack nationwide with an average TV rating of 35.2% compared to its rival My Beloved with only 16%. Even in Mega Manila and Metro Manila, the Coco Martin-Julia Montes starrer was the most watched with 29.3% vs 20.2% and 31.5% vs 19% respectively.

ABS-CBN also won in other territories on total day and earned an average audience share of 39% vs GMA’s 35% in Balance Luzon (areas in Luzon outside Mega Manila); 48% vs 23% in Visayas; and 54% vs 16% in Mindanao.

Kantar Media's report showed that nine ABS-CBN programs figured in the top ten most watched programs, while a blocktimer that produces a program aired on GMA network landed on the 10th spot. 

Walang Hanggan continues to be the most watched show in the country followed by recently concluded Budoy with an average national TV rating of 29%, E-Boy with 28.9%, and the new series Dahil sa Pag-ibig (27.8%).

Maalaala Mo Kaya is still the number one weekend program with an average national TV rating of 28% followed by Wansapanataym (23.8%), while TV Patrol remains to be the number one with an average national TV rating of 25.2%. When it comes to current affairs program, Rated K is still the undisputed leader with 22.4%.

ABS-CBN’s new show Sarah G Live made a strong debut as it instantly ranked 9th in the top ten with 21.4%. 

ABS-CBN’s late afternoon block (3PM to 6 PM) is gaining ground and increased from an average national audience share of 29.1% in January 2012 to 34% in March 2012.

ABS-CBN's DZMM topped all AM radio stations last February in Mega Manila with a 42.1% audience share, higher by 14.4 points higher than GMA's DZBB that only got 27.7%, according to the Nielsen Mega Manila RAM data.

Kantar Media, a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 22 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services. Among its current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, Adformatix, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, and Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation. They also include pan-regional networks likes CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, and Sony Pictures Television International.

ABS-CBN shifted to Kantar Media/TNS after filing a case vs. AGB Nielsen Media Research for failing to comply with its request to investigate alleged cheating and data tampering in TV ratings. The case is still pending in court contrary to claims by GMA, which is not a party to the case, that it has been resolved.

Text by ABS-CBN

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Ella Cruz Signs Exclusive Contract With ABS-CBN

Posted on March 29, 2012 | 5:55 PM

Teen actress Ella Cruz who played the young Jasmin in the hit teleserye Dahil Sa Pag-ibig is now officially a Kapamilya!

Ella signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN yesterday, March 28. Present in the contract signing are ABS-CBN big bosses, President Charo Santos-Concio, Channel 2 Head Cory Vidanes and Entertainment Head Linggit Tan.


Ella is slated to do a Kapamilya fantaserye with a working title Aryana where she will play another mermaid role. Many fans hope that her Dahil Sa Pag-ibig leading man, Francis Magundayao will be part of this show. Unfortunately, there are reports that Francis is not included in Aryana and another Star Magic artist will play Ella's leading man.


Could Paul Salas (Oka2kat) be the Aryana leading man some blind items are referring to? Paul Salas also signed a contract with ABS-CBN the day Ella inked her deal. Was this a sign of a new TV team up?

Francella fans should work hard to promote Francis and Ella tandem so that the management will change their decision and push through with a show for Francella.

Photos courtesy of Francella
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Iza Calzado on the Cover of Inside Showbiz April 2012 Issue

Posted on March 28, 2012 | 2:34 PM

New Kapamilya actress Iza Calzado opens up on the cover of Inside Showbiz magazine for its April 2012 issue. Iza shared her thoughts and feelings about her new life as a Kapamilya, her father and her being overweight.

On moving to ABS-CBN: 
"I'm excited to do things that I have always wanted to do."

On her Dad: 
"Madami akong fond memories. Like any relationship, may mga araw na nagbabangayan kayo; may mga araw na close kayo."

On being overweight: 
"I still feel mataba; itabi mo ako sa mga babaeng nakikita mo sa TV, I am bigger than them, more malaman."

Inside Showbiz April 2012 also features the 6 men in the life of Anne Curtis, Sarah Geronimo's metamorphosis from being 'manang' to ' major fashionista', Gerald Anderson's dream of being Superman, the real score between Ejay Falcon and Empress and more.


Iza will be part of 3 movies under Star Cinema, the first of which will be the 'Sarah-John Lloyd' movie. She is also preparing for her teleserye to be directed by Wenn Deramas. Iza appears on ASAP 2012 twice a month and will have three more MMK episodes this year.

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ABS-CBN Bags 4 Recognitions at the 47th Anvil Awards 2012

Posted on February 27, 2012 | 10:28 PM

ABS-CBN Corporation bagged four recognitions at the recent 47th Anvil Awards for its outstanding programs and tools in public relations namely a trailblazing online TV series, an education and health advocacy via mobile trucks, innovations undertaken for a radio-cable TV channel, and a successful local awards honoring the best in Filipino music.

The pioneering Imortal Online project initiated by the ABS-CBN Digital Brand Management won for its achievement in engaging fans of the TV series “Imortal,” topbilled by Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz, in the online world via its originally produced web series, artwork contests, and other user generated contents.

It drew a remarkable following of 275,593 registered users in its first three months and reached up to 15 million page views in the same time period.

One of the reasons why Imortal Online was a big hit in the internet is its original web episodes dubbed as “Anino’t Panaginip” that featured sub-plots of the story of Lia and Mateo being aired on TV via the series “Imortal.” A total of 24 webisodes were exclusively produced and the site is set to produce new episodes this 2012.

Also, through its artwork contest “Likhang Imortal,” netizens were able to showcase their creative talents online by making their own “Imortal” characters. Out of a total of 12,397 entries, Imortal Online picked 30 finalists and the entry which topped online votes was awarded with a P50,000 cash prize.

Aside from artworks, the site also encouraged users to send in their original stories via “Kuwentong Imortal” and select entries were transformed into an animated online manga in the section “I-mortal.”

ABS-CBN’s radio AM station DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and cable TV channel DZMM TeleRadyo, on the other hand, won two Anvils for its Teaching, Learning, Caring classroom and clinic on wheels or TLC and its innovative strategies and initiatives of the country’s leading news cable channel DZMM TeleRadyo.
TLC bagged the award for helping underprivileged barangays through its classroom and clinic on-wheels. It offered storytelling sessions and was able to render medical check-ups to almost 30,000 individuals since its launch back in November 2010.

DZMM TeleRadyo, on the other hand, was recognized for its achievements in expanding its viewership, creating innovative approaches for its advertisers that led to higher ad revenues for the station, and increasing subscription revenues by getting more cable TV operators to carry the station nationwide.

Its FM radio counterpart Tambayan 101.9 also took home an Anvil award for its annual “Tambayan 101.9 OPM Awards.” The TOPMA successfully paid tribute to Filipino music artists by honoring original Pinoy music. It also engaged its listeners and provided an avenue for its DJ’s to interact with them during the awarding event.

ABS-CBN bagged the most number of Anvil awards among TV networks with four recognitions as compared to GMA’s three and TV5’s one.

The Anvil Awards is an annual event organized by the PRSP that honors outstanding public relations programs and tools. Prior to the Anvil Awards, ABS-CBN earned four recognitions for its PR programs from the Philippine Quill Awards given by the International Association of Business Communicators. ABS-CBN was the most-awarded TV network in both Anvil and Quill Awards that honor the best works in public relations and business communications.

Text and photo by ABS-CBN

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