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ABS-CBN hits gold with afternoon drama

ABS-CBN’s afternoon drama Kadenang Ginto, about the conflicts within the affluent Mondragon family, continues to amass a loyal following. The network announced that its daily highlights videos uploaded on the network’s YouTube channel has exceeded 800 million total views while its page on the network’s streaming service records more than 1.5 million views daily.

Political ads boost ABS-CBN Q1 bottom line

EARNINGS of ABS-CBN Corp. soared 89% in the first quarter, as revenues got a boost from political ad placements.

ABS-CBN shifts focus to digital, broadband

MEDIA GIANT ABS-CBN Corp. said it will invest more to boost its digital business this year as the segment showed the fastest growth in 2018.

ABS-CBN net income falls 40%

ABS-CBN Corp. reported its net income slumped 39.7% to P1.91 billion last year, as revenues from advertisers slipped and production costs increased.

ABS-CBN inks deal with Turkish production firm

ABS-CBN Corp. is making its foray into Turkey, after it signed a deal with a Turkish content production company for the adaptation of its crime drama Hanggang Saan.

TV networks both claim ratings lead in March

MEDIA giants ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both continued to claim dominance in television ratings in March, citing different measurement providers.

ABS-CBN signs format deal with Indonesian firm for noontime show

ABS-CBN Corp. said it sold the franchise for the format of its flagship noontime show “It’s Showtime” to an Indonesian media firm.

ABS-CBN says sales of TVplus units reach 7M

ABS-CBN CORP. said the sales of its digital terrestrial television (DTT) units reached 7 million in February, four years after it was launched.

ABS-CBN, GMA Network still locked in television ratings dispute in January

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. continued to tussle over television ratings in January, with both media giants claiming the lead but citing different measurement providers.

ABS-CBN says iWant subscribers hit 11 million

ABS-CBN Corp. said its newly rebranded streaming platform iWant (formerly iWant TV) now has 11.3 million subscribers.

ABS-CBN, GMA claim top ratings in 2018

RIVAL networks ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed the top spot in television ratings in 2018, using different audience measurement reports.

ABS-CBN sound stages finally open in Bulacan

ABS-CBN Corp. on Wednesday inaugurated two sound stages in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, which the multimedia giant says will help reduce production costs of its television shows and movies.

ABS-CBN, GMA Network 3rd quarter earnings decline on lower ad revenues

MEDIA companies ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. reported lower earnings in third quarter, due to a slump in advertising revenues.

ABS-CBN, GMA continue fight for TV ratings

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. tussled over nationwide TV ratings as both claimed dominance in October, using data from different audience measurement providers.

ABS-CBN forges deal with JKN Global

ABS-CBN Corp. said it signed a deal with Thai content provider JKN Global Media Public Co. Ltd., which will broadcast more Filipino shows in Thailand and Laos.

ABS-CBNmobile to shut by end-Nov.

ABS-CBN Corp. is shuttering its mobile services brand next month, saying its business model was “financially unsustainable.”

ABS-CBN launches indoor theme park

ABS-CBN Corp. is expanding its portfolio with the introduction of a new indoor theme park that banks on its line of business as a media company.

ABS-CBN turns audition gems into a reality show

STAR HUNT, a reality show focused on the stories of people who audition for various ABS-CBN shows, started airing in August as a way to “start pushing for [Filipino] talents to attain global prominence,” said Laurenti Dyogi, its director.

Ratings war: ABS-CBN, GMA both claim lead in August

THE ratings war continued in August as rivals ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed the lead in nationwide ratings, citing different audience measurement providers.

ABS-CBN tempts viewers with free trials of new TVPlus channels

ABS-CBN TVPlus has announced the introduction of five new channels into its line-up including an all-new Asianovela channel which will feature Asian TV series.

ABS-CBN income slumps in Q2

ABS-CBN Corp. reported a 61% drop in net income attributable to equity holders of the parent company during the second quarter, dragged by higher production costs.

ABS-CBN, GMA clash over TV ratings in July

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed to lead in TV ratings in July, citing different audience management providers.

ABS-CBNmobile ends Globe network sharing

ABS-CBN Corp. has severed network sharing ties with Globe Telecom, Inc. for its ABS-CBNmobile brand after its five-year agreement expired.

ABS-CBN ends network-sharing deal with Globe, cites ‘financially unsustainable’ mobile business

ABS-CBN Corp. announced it will no longer renew its network-sharing deal with Globe Telecom, Inc. to deliver content through its ABS-CBNmobile brand after its...

ABS-CBN, GMA both claim ratings lead in June

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed to dominate nationwide ratings during the month of June, citing data from two different TV ratings data providers.

ABS-CBN, GMA claim ratings lead in May

RIVAL NETWORKS ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed nationwide ratings leads for the month of May.

Half of Manila homes use DTT device — surveys

MORE than half of homes in Metro Manila are watching television via digital terrestrial television (DTT), ABS-CBN Corp. said, citing surveys conducted by Social...

ABS-CBN earnings up despite lower ads

ABS-CBN Corp. reported an increase of 7% in attributable net income to P452.53 million for the first quarter, despite a drop in advertising revenues. In...

ABS-CBN, GMA claim TV ratings lead in April

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed lead nationwide ratings for April. In a statement, Lopez-led ABS-CBN cited data provided by Kantar Media showing...

ABS-CBN shutters global remittance business

ABS-CBN Corp. on Monday said it is shutting down its remittance businesses in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, amid “significant losses.” In a...

Gabby Lopez retires as ABS chair, selects cousin Mark as successor

ABS-CBN Corp. Chairman Eugenio “Gabby” L. Lopez III has stepped down from his position, making way for Martin “Mark” L. Lopez, who served as...

Gabby Lopez steps down as ABS-CBN chairman

ABS-CBN Corp. chairman Eugenio "Gabby" L. Lopez III has stepped down from his position, making way for Martin "Mark" Lopez, who served as the...

ABS-CBN targets 6 million TVplus boxes sold by 2018

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter ABS-CBN Corp. looks to end 2018 with at least six million TVplus boxes sold, in a bid to expand coverage...

ABS-CBN targets six million TVplus boxes sold this year

ABS-CBN Corp. looks to sell at least six million TVplus boxes by the end of this year, in a bid to expand coverage among...

ABS-CBN makes more than expected in 2017, but less than 2016’s...

ABS-CBN Corp. said it was able to exceed its 2017 target, but took in less than it did in 2016’s haul which was attributed...

ABS-CBN launches its first digital series

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs is experimenting with a purely digital series, Lakwatsero, which follows television host Robi Domingo as he travels the lesser-known tourist spots...

ABS-CBN opens venue in Ayala’s Vertis North

ABS-CBN Corp. and Ayala Malls opened an events venue at the latter’s Vertis North complex in Quezon City last week. In a statement, the multimedia...

ABS-CBN earnings fall 20% on weak ad sales

ABS-CBN Corp. reported a 20% decline in profit for the nine months ended September as advertising revenues fell after discounting the impact of last...

ABS-CBN, GMA claim ratings lead in October

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network Inc. again claimed to have dominated nationwide TV ratings for the month of October. In a statement, ABS-CBN cited Kantar...

ABS-CBN secures deal to air dramas in Africa

ABS-CBN Corporation on Thursday said its popular television dramas will soon be aired in Sub-Saharan Africa, after it partnered with digital TV operator StarTimes. In...

ABS-CBN, GMA both claim ratings lead for August

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed the lead in nationwide TV ratings in August, citing data from different research firms. In a statement...

ABS-CBN execs face estafa charges from Solar Entertainment

SOLAR ENTERTAINMENT Corp. has filed estafa charges against officials of ABS-CBN Corp. in relation to a civil case over the latter’s airing of sports...

ABS-CBN reports 41% fall in Q2 profit on soft revenues

BROADCAST media giant ABS-CBN Corp. reported a 41% decline in first-half earnings on weak revenues. ABS-CBN’s regulatory filings on Friday showed it made P1.256 billion...

The hard work of saving Philippine Cinema’s gems

By Zsarlene B. Chua Many people may not know that the Philippines has always had an illustrious cinematic heritage -- the art form came to...

ABS-CBN Christmas ads: Values and exaltation

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco A FEW CHRISTMAS ADS this year in the country have selected to lean strongly on values. Topping these is the...