Cinema One

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Cinema One
Cinema One 2013 logo.png
Cinema One 2013 logo
Launched 1994 (merger of I-Channel with Classic 21 into Sky 1)
1998 (as Pinoy Blockbuster Channel)
May 20, 2001 (as Cinema One)
Owned by Creative Programs, Inc.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Ang buhay natin parang sine ("Our life [is] like the movies")
The no.1 cable channel in the Philippines (secondary)
20 Years of Cinema One: Laging Kasama (20th anniversary slogan)
Country Philippines
Broadcast area Nationwide
Worldwide (via Cinema One Global)
Headquarters ELJ Communications Center Building, Quezon City, Philippines
Sister channel(s) ANC, Myx, The Filipino Channel, Hero, Knowledge Channel, DZMM TeleRadyo, Lifestyle Network, Balls, Jeepney TV
Website Official Facebook Website
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV
United States
Channel 2063
as Cinema One Global
Cable
SkyCable (Metro Manila) Channel 56 (Digital)
Sunvision Cable Channel 56
Southern CableVision Inc. (Iligan City) Channel 12
New Bacolod Cable (Bacolod City) Channel 8
SPC-New World CATV (San Jose del Monte and Marilao, Bulacan) Channel 44
Telmarc Cable (Rizal, Laguna and Tarlac) Channel 29
Royal Cable (Santa Rosa City, Cabuyao City, and Calamba City, Laguna) Channel 8
Kalibo Cable (Kalibo, Aklan, and Antique) Channel 38
Parasat Cable TV (Cagayan de Oro City) Channel 38
Destiny Cable (Metro Manila) Channel 37 (Analog)
Channel 56 (Digital)
And selected cable TV providers nationwide.

Cinema One (stylized as C1NEMAONE since 2013, formerly known as Sky One and Pinoy Blockbuster Channel) is a Filipino cable television network based in Quezon City. It is owned and operated by Creative Programs, Inc. a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. The programming of the network includes a line-up of Tagalog and English films, other related programming, and original television films.

It is available in SkyCable, Destiny Cable and in over 200 cable providers throughout the country, in North America through DirecTV, and worldwide through TFC Now.

History[edit]

Launched on May 20, 2001, Cinema One is a 24-hour Filipino movie channel created for lovers of Tagalog movies, with titles ranging from classics to recent blockbusters and award-winning films. Its film inventory covers all genres from romance, drama, comedy, action, horror and fantasy films produced by the country’s top movie outfits. Local productions such as Inside The Cinema with Boy Abunda and the weekly Cinemanews are also shown to cater to viewers’ craving for Philippine showbiz updates and celebrity profiles.

The channel started in June 12, 1994 when i-Channel merged with Classic 21 to form Sky 1, which was launched with morning schedules containing public affairs, business and mostly Filipino movies. Seeing audience growth in the movies being shown, in 1998, Sky 1 became Pinoy Blockbuster Channel wherein programming was reformatted to show series of movies produced by local productions. Supported by its large and growing avid viewers, on May 20, 2001 Pinoy Blockbuster Channel became Cinema One, this time showing not only local movies but foreign films as well.

Cinema One logo used from 2006 to 2009

As Cinema One, the channel grew its subscriber base and immediately gained acceptance. For the past 10 years, it has stayed in the No. 1 spot as the most watched cable channel in the country dominating all other foreign and local cable channels. As the country's number one cable channel, Cinema One airs all the movies popular and award-winning movies from the library of Star Cinema, Regal Entertainment, Viva Films, Seiko Films, RVQ, FPJ, LVN and others. In 2005, the channel ventured into original digital movie productions under its annual Cinema One Originals project to showcase the talents and diverse voices of the local independent cinema. Cinema One Originals has produced award-winning titles such as Confessional, Huling Balyan ng Buhi, Rome & Juliet, Tambolista, Yanggaw, Sa North Diversion Road, Imburnal, Dose, Altar and others.

As part of ABS-CBN’s global marketing strategy, Cinema One Global was launched last May 2004, to reach out and give quality entertainment to the Filipino communities in North America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

The new face of Cinema One with the tagline, “Ang Buhay Natin, Parang Sine”, reinforces its affinity with the movie-loving audience who tune in to experience larger than life entertainment on the small screen.

On October 16, 2011 Nationwide will reemerge with a new logo in rainbow chrome as Cinema One and Cinema One Globals new network showcasing TV Classics Current TV Dramas and Movies.

In August 2011, the new logo with rainbow chrome became the new logo for the new network.

On April 17, 2013, Cinema One launched a new redesigned logo as C1 along with a new graphic package.

On June 4, 2014, as part of their 20th year anniversary, Cinema One launch their newest music video entitled "Laging Kasama", sung by Toni Gonzaga.

Cinema One logo used from 2009 to April 16, 2013
Cinema One logo used without the channel's name.

List of Cinema One Slogans[edit]

  • 1994 - 1998 Sky 1 The Pinoy Movie Channel
  • 1998 - 2001 Pinoy Blockbuster Channel Basta Pelikula, Ito ang Bida
  • May 20, 2001 - February 28, 2003 Cinema One Look Who's Watching.
  • March 1, 2003 - March 19, 2006 Cinema One Enjoy Kang Kasama (I Enjoy Your Company)
  • March 20, 2006–Present Cinema One Ang Buhay Natin Parang Sine (Our Life Is Like a Movie).
  • 2009–Present (secondary) The No. 1 Cable Channel In The Philippines
  • 2014: 20 Years of Cinema One: Laging Kasama

"Alay ni Da King: An FPJ Special"[edit]

On December 23, 2007, 3:30 p.m. ‘Alay ni Da King: a FPJ Special’ was hosted by Cinema One ABS-CBN Channel Head Charo Santos-Concio. (cable channel available on SkyCable gold and silver). Susan Roces will contribute their life journey. In 3 parts, FPJ, "The Artist" hosted by Vilma Santos, FPJ: Ang Kaibigan, by Christopher de Leon and FPJ: Ang Idolo, by Boots Anson Roa. A 38-minute music video features Poe before he died.[1]

Programming highlights[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Monday Drama
  • Tuesday Comedy
  • Wednesday Winners
  • Thursday Fantasy/Horror
  • Kool Pinoy Cinema
  • Blockbuster Sunday
  • FPJ: Ang Hari ng Pinoy Cinema
  • CinemaNews (with Bianca Gonzalez)
  • Laughternoon Out Loud
  • Must See Movies
  • Numero Uno
  • Inside The Cinema with Boy Abunda
  • Pop Theater
  • Romance Central
  • Sine Astig
  • Star Power Friday
  • Take One

Previous[edit]

  • Behind The Headlines
  • Celebrity Hit List
  • Coverstory
  • Cinema News 1
  • Cinema News Alert
  • Cinematalk
  • Cine Tonight
  • Cineview
  • My Movie
  • My Space
  • Persona
  • Review Night
  • Sabado Super Sine
  • Sunday Cine Premiere
  • Friday Action
  • Saturday Asian Showdown
  • Comedy Classics
  • Drama Studio
  • Rewind
  • VIP Pass
  • Star Cinema Presents (1996-2001 ABS-CBN; 2010–present Cinema One)
  • Sabado Digital Night
  • Cinema One Originals Awards Night (yearly)

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