Big News

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Big News
Big News logo 2008.jpg
Created by Associated Broadcasting Company
Developed by ABC News and Public Affairs
Starring Cherie Mercado
various contributors
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) English (1962–1972, 1992–2004)
Filipino (2004–2008)
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Production
Executive producer(s) Sonny Fernandez
Jackie Sierda
Running time 1 hour (1962–1972)
30 minutes (1992–2006)
15 minutes (2006–2008)
Broadcast
Original channel Associated Broadcasting Company
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run First incarnation:
March 19, 1962 – September 21, 1972
Second incarnation:
February 21, 1992 – August 8, 2008
Chronology
Followed by TEN: The Evening News

Big News was the first ever newscast on Philippine television. It was the primetime news broadcast of Associated Broadcasting Company in the Philippines. It was anchored by Cherie Mercado. The show was originally first aired in 1962, and went off the air in 1972 due to martial law, and re-aired again in 1992 as a revival and also as an English language newscast. In 2004, when the network reformatted most of its programs, the show became a Filipino language newscast in order to compete with the other networks newscasts.

On May 10, 2004, the newscast exchanged timeslots with Sentro, the early-evening news program of the network. Mercado became the sole anchor of the program, and the length of the program was reduced to 15 minutes from the former 30.

On August 8, 2008, the program, together with Sentro aired its final broadcast.

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