ABS-CBN News Channel

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The ABS-CBN News Channel
ABS-CBN News Channel (logo).svg
The vectorized logo of ANC.
Launched July 10, 1996
Owned by ABS-CBN Corporation
(Sarimanok News Network, Inc.)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Your first and most reliable news source.
News 24/7
Language English, Filipino
Broadcast area Philippines
North America
Headquarters ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Sgt. Esguerra Ave. corner Mother Ignacia St., Barangay South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Sister channel(s) The Filipino Channel, Bro, Cinema One, Velvet, Balls, Myx, Hero, Lifestyle Network, Jeepney TV, Myx TV, Knowledge Channel
Website anc.yahoo.com
United States
Channel 2062
as ANC Global
SkyCable (Metro Manila) Channel 27 (Digital)
Destiny Cable (Metro Manila) Channel 27 (Digital)
Sunvision Cable (Taguig City) Channel 40
SPC-New World CATV (San Jose del Monte and Marilao, Bulacan) Channel 22
Telmarc Cable (Rizal, Laguna and Tarlac) Channel 46
Royal Cable (Santa Rosa City, Cabuyao City, and Calamba City, Laguna) Channel 34
New Bacolod Cable (Bacolod City) Channel 56
Kalibo Cable (Kalibo, Aklan, and Antique) Channel 28
Cable Star Iloilo Channel 66
Parasat Cable TV (Cagayan de Oro City) Channel 30
And selected cable TV providers nationwide.

The ABS-CBN News Channel (officially abbreviated as ANC) is a cable television news network aimed to Filipino audience. It is the country's first all-news cable network, the country's first 24-hour news network, and the country's first English language news network.[1] It is owned by Sarimanok News Network, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. Most of its programming are produced by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.


The ABS-CBN News Channel was originally established in 1996 as the Sarimanok News Network or SNN. SNN was the brainchild of the late Eugenio Lopez, Jr. who envisioned a television network that would become the primary source of news and information for Filipinos. SNN was first offered on SkyCable on May 1, 1996. Back then the channel served the viewers through two major news programs, Dateline Philippines and Primetime News, while short news advisories aired throughout the day.

To enhance its resources and strengthen its position as the primary news channel for the Filipinos, SNN in 1998 merged with Sky News, another Lopez-owned cable news channel that specialized in business news. The merger of the two networks paved the way for the formation of the country's first 24-hour news channel offering the latest in local and foreign news, business information, sports, weather updates and lifestyle. In 1999 the network changed its name to ABS-CBN News Channel or ANC.

In the years that followed, ANC established its name and credibility through its coverage of key events in the Philippines including the impeachment trial of Joseph Estrada, the Sipadan hostage crisis, the Oakwood mutiny, and EDSA Dos and Tres. ANC was also the first to reveal the Joseph Estrada's "brown envelope" controversy, Corazon Aquino's death, the Maguindanao massacre, and Hubert Webb's acquittal.[2]

On July 18, 2013, ANC announced a partnership with Yahoo!, which saw the introduction of a Yahoo! portal featuring content from ANC (which will remain separate from the main ABS-CBN News website), and would also allow ANC content to be featured on Yahoo! News Philippines. The partnership marks Yahoo's first partnership with a television news outlet outside of the United States, where Yahoo! has recently established a similar content partnership with ABC News.[3]

Last April 30, 2014, BusinessMirror and ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs (consisting of ANC and its online affiliate, ABS-CBNnews.com) signed a content sharing agreement that will boost both entities to continue deliver credible business and economy news in the country.[4]


The channel primarily airs programming relating to news, business, politics, and public affairs, along with other magazine and documentary-style programs. The network also airs programming sourced from CNBC Asia and Al Jazeera English.

News anchors[edit]

Main article: List of ANC anchors


  1. ^ "'ANC Chronicles' shapes nation's past 15 years". Manila Bulletin. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "ANC Chronicles looks back on the stories that shaped the nation's past 15 years". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "ANC, Yahoo PH ink news content partnership". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Jekki Pascual (April 30, 2014). "ABS-CBN teams up with BusinessMirror". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 

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