ABS-CBN is the Philippines’ biggest media conglomerate and one of the top two players in local television.
Its flagship ABS-CBN terrestrial channel broadcasts from 25 content-producing stations around the country. Its programmes are also relayed by eight affiliated TV stations.
ABS-CBN claims to reach 97% of all Filipino households with television.
TV audience surveys consistently place ABS-CBN neck-and-neck with its main competitor GMA Network in terms of national audience size.
Each has a market share of about 30%.
ABS-CBN also owns the Studio 23, an English language entertainment channel based in Manila. It is broadcast around the country by 27 relay stations.
Studio 23 is aimed at young people in the 16 to 35 age bracket.
ABS-CBN also owns several cable and satellite channels, including some which are aimed at the large Filipino diaspora overseas.
Its cable/satellite news channel DZMM Teleradyo shares much of the same programme content the ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station DZMM Radyo Patrol and FM radio stations Tambayan 101.9.
The group also owns the My Only Radio (MOR) chain of FM music and entertainment stations.
ABS-CBN claims to reach more than two million Filipinos living overseas through its international TV broadcasting operation called The Filipino Channel.
Besides radio and TV stations, the group owns a majority stake in the cable TV distribution network SkyCable, a cinema film production company, a music publishing company, a stable of 14 glossy entertainment and lifestyle magazines and an online publishing business.
The group is managed by the wealthy and politically influential Lopez family, which owns a controlling stake in the business.
Chairman - Eugenio Lopez III
President and Chief Operating Officer - Charo Santos-Concio
Head of Corporate Communications – Ramon R. Osorio
Tel: + 632 4152272 ext. 4377
Director of Corporate Communications – Kane C. Choa
Tel: +63 2 4152272 ext. 4378
Email: Kane_Choa@abs - cbn.com
Address: Mother Ignacia corner Sgt. Esguerra Streets, Diliman, Quezon City
GMA Network is one of two top television networks in the Philippines, alongside ABS-CBN. It operates 60 TV stations nationwide and has one affiliate station.
The network’s flagship TV station in Metro Manila is GMA-7.
GMA also has content originating TV stations in Cebu, Iloilo, Davao and Dagupan.
GMA is sometimes known as the Kapuso Network after its slogan in Filipino; Kayo ang Laman ng Aming Puso, its logo is a heart shape.
The group is also owns 23 radio stations. Its flagship radio brands are the DZBB Super Radyo, the talk radio network and the Barangay LS, an FM pop music stations. GMA Network also owns a portfolio of cable/satellite TV channels, including three that broadcast to Filipinos in the diaspora.
The company was founded in 1950 as a radio station in Manila. The acronym GMA originally stood for Greater Manila Area, but the group’s radio and TV stations are now nationwide in their reach. GMA Network is owned by the Gozon, Duavit and Jimenez families, which purchased the company in the 1960s.
Chairman and Chief Executive - Felipe Gozon
Tel : +63 2 9243082
Editor in Chief – Howie Severino
Tel: +63 2 - 982 - 7777 local 1308
Advertising Tel: +63 2 857-4627 local 4300
Address: GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City 1101
IBC is the country's third leading network in Philippine TV is sequestered by the government known as the government-owned sequestered TV and radio station for a major player in local television.
Its flagship IBC terrestrial channel on Channel 13 in Mega Manila broadcast from 23 originating TV stations around the country. Its programmes are also relayed by four affiliated TV stations nationwide, while IBC is the #3 in the ratings behind ABS-CBN and GMA, according to the survey of AGB Nielsen Media Research having consistently topped the ratings.
IBC claims to reach 45% of all Filipino households with television.
TV audience surveys consistently as IBC now in the third place behind its competitor ABS-CBN and GMA in terms of the national audience size.
Each has a market share of about 25%.
Channel 13 is being partnership with Viva Entertainment by airing Viva-TV, the primetime block on IBC from 5:00pm-12:00mn slot daily, which is home to the NBA and PBA games.
IBC also owns the IBC News Network (INN), a 24-hour Filipino news and public service channel based in Manila. It is broadcast around the country by 27 relay stations.
IBC also owns the several cable and satellite channels like Danze TV is the newest cable dance music channel, including some which are aimed at the large Filipino diaspora overseas.
The network's flagship AM station DZTV Radyo Budyong as the news and public service on AM band and the flagship FM radio station iDMZ is the acknowledged and official #1 internet danze mix FM radio chain in the country will target the A-B-C markets for dance music, based on surveys by the Radio Research Council.
IBC claims to reach more than thirteen million Filipinos living overseas through its international TV broadcasting operation called IBC Global.
Besides the sequestered radio and TV stations, the group owns an online publishing business. The group is controlled by the PCGG and managed by the wealthy and politically influential Canoy and Roa family, which owns a controlling stake in the business.
Chairman - Eric Canoy
Tel: 433-5538 local 201
433-7031 local 222
Fax: 433-5538 local 201
President and Chief Operating Officer - Boots Anson-Roa
Tel: (632) 952-4002
Fax: (632) 951-8983
Vice-President - Lito Ocampo Cruz
Tel: 433-5538 local 223
Finance Manager - Dave N. Fugoso
Tel: 433-5538 local 119
Fax: 433-5838 local 119
Address: IBC Broadcast Center, Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Old Balara, Diliman, Quezon City
TV5 is the third largest television network in the Philippines.
It ranks some way behind the leaders ABS-CBN and GMA Network in terms of audience ratings, is investing hard in both equipment and talent to catch up.
The group’s main TV channels are DWET-TV 5, DWNB-TV (AksyonTV), and the digital channel DWDZ-TV (AKTV). The group has also owns the two of the FM radio station are Radyo5 92.3 News FM, a news FM station and 106.7 Energy FM as a masa FM band in Metro Manila.
Since 2010, when the company was acquired by telecoms entrepreneur Manuel ‘Manny’ Pangilinan, TV5 has spent heavily on hiring some of the biggest names in Philippine journalism and entertainment.
It has also invested heavy in state-of-the-art broadcast and newsgathering equipment.
TV5 was formerly known as the Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC). It has changed hands t wice in the past 10 years. Pangilinan also owns the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), which owns a landline network and two of the Philippines three mobile phone networks .
TV5 was his first big investment in the media sector.
In late 2011 and early 2012, several reports in the Philippines media said Pangilinan had also offered to buy GMA Network, but his approaches had been rebuffed.
Chairman - Manny V. Pangilinan
President and Chief Executive - Ray C Espinosa
Tel: +63 2 9380673
Address: TV5, 762 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Quezon City
PTV is the state television network. It operates 17 TV stations nationwide and claims to reach 85% of the Philippines potential television viewers. It also transmits through 15 relay stations and affiliated TV stations.
However, the PTV channels command much lower audiences than their more vibrant and entertaining private sector competitors.
The organisation’s flagship station is Channel 4. It carries a lot of official government announcements and coverage of the international sporting events.
PTV’s two en tertainment channels RPN-9 and IBC-13 are both up for privatisation.
The organisation also operates a handful of cable and satellite TV channels.
PTV is based in Quezon City on the outskirts of Manila.
It was founded in 1974 during the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos with the official name of Government Television for Good Viewing.
From 2001 until August 2011, PTV was officially called the National Broadcasting Network (NBN).
Channel 4 is the official carrier of government TV news and anno uncements, including announcements by the office of the President. Many of these are rather dull and uninspiring, so most TV viewers stick with more entertaining programmes on other channels.
However, PTV ratings often rise during the university basketball league like the UCAA, ABL and UCAA which is the TV viewership ratings from other networks, and the international sporting events such as the Southeast Asian Games, the Asian Games and the Olympics. It is often the network to carry full coverage of such events, thanks to its role as the Philippines official TV broadcaster.
PTV also carries live national lottery draws on a regular basis.
General Manager - Renato Caluag
Tel : +632 - 920 6521
Address: PTV Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City