2008 in Philippine television

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The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 2008. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.

Events[edit]

May[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 8: After 16 years of broadcast, ABC-5 ended its commercial operations on Friday evening at 22:00 (10:00 PM).
  • August 9: at 19.00 (7:00 PM) local time, ABC-5 was rebranded as TV5 and launched its new programs.[1][2][3] However, despite the name change, the corporate name will still be Associated Broadcasting Company and Tonyboy Cojuangco will remain its CEO.[4]

October[edit]

  • October 8: ABS-CBN celebrates its 55th anniversary and unveils the TV plug "Beyond Television", describing ABS-CBN's transformation from a small television network in 1953 into a full-fledged media conglomerate with businesses beyond television.

November[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Date Show
January 1 Coffee Prince on GMA
January 7 Patayin Sa Sindak si Barbara on ABS-CBN
January 14 Wheel of Fortune on ABS-CBN
January 15 American Idol: Season 7 on Q
January 21 Maging Akin Ka Lamang on GMA
January 26 Volta on ABS-CBN
January 28 Kung Fu Kids on ABS-CBN
Palos on ABS-CBN
Lobo on ABS-CBN
February 11 Joaquin Bordado on GMA
March 3 Kaputol ng Isang Awit on GMA
March 24 Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita on GMA
Matanglawin on ABS-CBN
March 29 I Am KC on ABS-CBN
April 2 E.S.P. on GMA
April 5 Pinoy Idol on GMA
April 6 Tasya Fantasya on GMA
April 7 Batingaw on NBN
April 14 GoBingo on GMA
April 21 The Singing Bee on ABS-CBN
April 28 Dyesebel on GMA
Maligno on ABS-CBN
May 12 Magdusa Ka on GMA
May 26 Ligaw na Bulaklak on ABS-CBN
My Girl on ABS-CBN
June 23 Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan on GMA
June 30 Ako Si Kim Samsoon on GMA
July 5 Wonder Mom on ABS-CBN
July 14 Iisa Pa Lamang on ABS-CBN
Codename: Asero on GMA
August 9 Ka-Blog! on GMA
August 10 Dear Friend on GMA
August 11 Dyosa on ABS-CBN
Juicy! on TV5
Shock Attack on TV5
Midnight DJ on TV5
Obra on TV5
TEN: The Evening News on TV5
Mysmatch on TV5
August 13 OGAGS on TV5
August 14 Rakista on TV5
August 15 Lokomoko on TV5
August 16 Lipgloss on TV5
Talentadong Pinoy on TV5
August 22 Batang X: The Next Generation on TV5
Philippines Scariest Challenge on TV5
September 1 Una Kang Naging Akin on GMA
September 8 I Love Betty La Fea on ABS-CBN
September 15 Kahit Isang Saglit on ABS-CBN
Survivor Philippines on GMA
September 27 DoQmentaries on Q
October 2 Case Unclosed on GMA
October 11 Banana Split on ABS-CBN
October 13 LaLola on GMA
October 20 Gagambino on GMA
October 27 Pieta on ABS-CBN
November 8 Batang Bibbo on GMA
November 10 Pinoy Fear Factor on ABS-CBN
Saan Darating Ang Umaga? on GMA
November 17 Luna Mystika on GMA
November 23 Everybody Hapi on TV5
December 1 Eva Fonda on ABS-CBN

Finales[edit]

Specials[edit]

Networks[edit]

Launches[edit]

Date Station Channel Source
August 9 TV5 5

Stations changing network affiliation[edit]

Closures[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]