Type Broadcast

commercialtelevision network

Branding The Kapatid Network(Kapatid is a Tagalog term for "sibling", branding co-shared with TV5)
Country Philippines
First air date July 20, 1997
Availability National
Slogan Ang Bagong Pilipino. (The New Filpino)
Market share 37.7%
Owner ABC Corporation
Key people Eru Chitanda (Channel Controller)
Former names PCBS-TV (July 20, 1997 - December 30, 2000, April 2, 2004 - November 29, 2009)
Central Television (August 1, 2001 - February 19, 2002)
Dream Channel (February 20, 2002 - April 1, 2004)
TV5 KOmmunity Channel (November 30, 2009 - July 19, 2010)
Primedia TV (January 27 - July 19, 2010)
TV5 Kapatid Channel (July 20, 2010 - February 28, 2013)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)

ABC One  is the flagship television network of ABC Corporation in the Philippines and operated by the ABC Broadcast Group Division. It is the youngest major television network. Its headquarters is in ABC Broadcast Headquarters, #192 Old Bulihan Road, Barangay Old Bulihan, Silang, Cavite.  with regional offices and news bureaus in over 25 provincial areas throughout the country.

Its flagship television station is Channel 3 Manila with 27 regional stations nationwide. Its programming is also available outside the Philippines through ABC One + and ABC Entertainment Channel.


ABC One began as PCBS-TV on July 20, 1997 upon a virtue of executive decree giving the station franchise to create regional television and radio stations nationwide. PCBS TV-41 served as a community channel. But Nation Broadcasting Corporation, a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, acquires TV-41 frequency; closing the PCBS TV-41  on December 30, 2000.

On January 1, 2001, PCBS transferred their facilities in its present location at the #192 Old Bulihan Road, Brgy. Old Bulihan, Silang, Cavite. By July 2001, PCBS announced their blocktime agreement with  GMA Network to lease Channel 27, which was recently closed by July 25. PCBS began its airing on August 1, 2001 as Central Television 27, continuing its format as a community-based station.

However, Antonio Cojuangco, Jr. invested to PCBS as well as the Channel 27 blocktime. On February 20, 2002, Central Television 27 was rebranded as Dream Channel airing caliber local produced programs and hit imports from European stations like the BBC, RAI, RTE, etc.

On October 2003, Antonio Cojuangco. Jr, acquired full the Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC-5), a media company originally founded by Joaquin "Chino" Roces and by then headed by broadcast veteran Edward Tan. Upon agreement, public owners  ceded 51% majority share to the ABC-5. By April 1, 2004, PCBS ended its blocktime agreement with GMA and transferred to ABC-owned Channel 47 and was launched as ABC on PCBS 47, reusing PCBS-TV branding. For a period of 3 years, PCBS was able to establish regional television and radio stations. By 2007, despite the economic cutoff of the budget of parent ABC, PCBS has been reached 97% of household in the country.

By March 2008, MPB Primedia, Inc. agrees on leasing the airtime of ABC-5 and PCBS 47 to make it competitive. In parellel to the rebranding of ABC-5 as TV5, on August 9, 2008, PCBS-47 was relaunched as TV5 on PCBS 47. 

On November 2009, an amendment to the PCBS act was enacted, adding financial assitance to PCBS. In effect of the change, TV5 on PCBS 47 was rebranded as simply TV5 KOmmunity Channel on November 30, 2009, and was able to create its second channel Primedia TV  on January 27, 2010.

On October 20, 2009, Media Prima announced that it would be divesting its share in TV5, through the MPB Primedia, Inc. as well as the ABC-5 and PCBS-47 ;selling it to the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company's broadcasting division, MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. The acquisition was officially announced by chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan on March 2, 2010, along with the announcement of a new lineup of programming to debut on the network, along with a new campaign branding itself as the "Kapatid" ("sibling") network. In lieu of the change, TV5 KOmmunity Channel and Primedia TV was merged as TV5 Kapatid Channel by July 20, 2010. 

On November 2010, new law was enacted, fully amended the PCBS Act. This legislation, also known as the Comprehensive PCBS Act, restructuring its management, allows additional assistance and opens investment for private businesses. The public owners of PCBS decided to reacquire the 51% stake from PLDT and form a single holding and investment company.

Meanwhile, MPB Primedia, Inc.and PCBS announced its intention to merge and split from ABC-5. The merger agreement was signed on November 29, 2010 and was approved by the boards of the two companies by December 18. The merger was effective by January 1, 2011 under new corporate name ABC Corporation, carrying the ABC name; however TV5 Kapatid Channel retained its branding.

On March 1, 2013, television and radio assets of ABC Corporation undergoes major changes, consolidating it into the ABC Broadcast Group Division. Television and radio stations applied branding standards of the British Broadcasting Corporation. TV5 Kapatid Channel was rebranded as ABC One.

Regional ReachEdit

ABC One reaches its regional audience nationwide through its department, the ABC Regional Network Group. It is responsible for simultaneously airing most of the shows seen on ABC One Manila Channel 3 to the provinces. The ABC Regional Network Group has one or two stations every region to ensure nationwide coverage. Regional stations not only airs regional newscast, it also produces programs that complement some ABC One programs produced in ABC Broadcast Headquarters and Broadcast City.


List of Programs broadcast by ABC One

Most of the program line-up of ABS-CBN are originally produced by the company's television production unit. These include programs ranging from musical and variety shows, reality shows, game shows, entertainment and lifestyle talk shows, sitcoms, and gag shows. Documentaries and public affairs programs are produced by ABC Informative and Integrated News and Public/Current Affairs. Its programming also includes shows from the BBC, television networks from United States and animes from Japan.