ABS-CBN or Alto Broadcasting System – Chronicle Broadcasting Network is the largest commercial broadcast television network of Philippines ran by ABS-CBN Corporation which is owned by Lopez Group. It was introduced in the year 1999 and officially launched in year 2003 during 5th anniversary of Philippine Television.
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center is situated in Quezon City. Its additional production facilities and offices are in 25 major cities including Naga, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and more. Formerly it was known as “The Kapamilya Network”, where Kapamilya means family member.
The major television shows on ABS-CBN are A Love To Last, WildFlower, It’s Showtime, The Better Half, Langit Lupa, My Dear Heart, Ang Probinsyano, Magandang Buhay, TV Patrol and many others to fill your desires around romance, drama, comedy, suspense and current affairs. Here is a glimpse of few of them.
A Love to Last – A romantic Family Drama
“A love to Last” is 45 minutes family romantic drama directed by Richard I. Arellano, Frasco Mortiz and Jerry Lopez-Sineneng. Its main cast includes Ian Veneracion and Bea Alonzo together. Story of this drama caters the real life issues of relationships in diversified family setup.
Bea Alonzo is playing a role of Andeng a popular event organizer working hard for supporting her family. She broke her marriage when she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. In spite of misgivings on her love, she again falls in love with Antonio Noble IV (Ian Veneracion), a handsome CELBA Electronics president who is a single father and 20 years older to her.
WildFlower – A Romantic, Thriller, Revenge, Crime and Suspense Series
Wildflower is another 45 minutes drama series based on revenge. It is directed by Onat Diaz, Raymund Ocampo and Cathy Camarillo. Its main star is Maja Salvador who is playing the role of Lily a young, smart and compassionate girl who really loves her parents. As tragedy raids her family, Lily is remained to fend for herself until a rich widow named Prianka adopts her where Lily now Ivy, learns significance of patience in her fight for justice and grows up to become intelligent, headstrong and beautiful young woman.
TV Patrol – A Live Action News Show
TV Patrol is national network news and live action show of Philippines that can also be heard on radio. It is created by Freddie M. Garcia Rolly Cruz and Angelo Castro Jr. It is written by Bimbo Papasin and Baj Bajandre and directed by Henry Hallesteros and Kits Fernandez.
The main anchors of this news show are Ted Failon, Noli De Castro, Alvin Elchico, Bernadette Sembrano and Zen Hernandez. The running time of this show is 60 to 90 minutes.
It’s Showtime – Variety and Comedy Show
It’s Showtime previously known as Magpasikat and Showtime is a noontime variety show, aired on weekdays and on Saturdays at 12:00 noon to 3:20 pm. It is presented by Vhong Navarro, Vice Ganda, Billy Crawford, Mariel Rodriguez, Karylle and Amy Perez. It’s a longest live entertainment variety show after Student Canteen, with a high definition picture.
Its 4 season’s competition format comprised of 3 sections each comprised of 2 to 25 members without any age limit. Each member perform, either dance and/or a song number and in the end judges give collective yes or no to each group to decide which group will qualify to the main contest. A no by judges simply means disqualification from main contest.