ABS-CBN News Channel

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ABS-CBN News Channel
The logo of the ABS-CBN News Channel (October 26, 2015-present)
Launched May 1, 1996
Owned by ABS-CBN Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan "Your partner. Your news channel."
Language English (primary)
Filipino (secondary)
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters ANC Studio, 8 Rockwell, Rockwell Center, Makati City and Newsroom and Studio 6, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Diliman, Quezon City
Formerly called Sarimanok News Network (1996-1999)
Sister channel(s) ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Sports+Action, The Filipino Channel, Cinema One, Balls, Myx, Hero, Lifestyle Network, Jeepney TV, Myx TV, Knowledge Channel, DZMM TeleRadyo, O Shopping
Website anc.abs-cbnnews.com

The ABS-CBN News Channel (or simply ANC) is an international television news network targeted to Filipino audience. It is notable for being 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] The majority of its programs are produced and developed by ABS-CBN News. It is available globally in direct-to-home satellite, cable, IPTV, online video streaming, and on video on demand. Some of the programs of ANC is also being broadcast terrestrially in Guam through KEQI-LP. ANC is being broadcast from the ANC studio in 8 Rockwell building, Rockwell Center and in Studio 6 and Newsroom in ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center.


Philippine President Benigno Aquino III with Ross LaJeunesse, the head of public policy for Google in Asia Pacific on YouTube World View Event.

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]

The 2014 variant logo of ANC adapted from the 2011 logo used until October 25, 2015.

On November 4, 2011, ANC together with ABS-CBNnews.com and YouTube brought the YouTube World View event to the Philippines with an exclusive and one-on-one interview with the Philippine President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang Palace. The questions was submitted and voted by YouTube users from all over the world.[3]

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.[4] This joint-venture website was discontinued and currently redirects the users to the ABS-CBNnews.com website.

In the early part of 2015, ANC has began using English subtitles for the Tagalog soundbytes on newscasts and public affairs programs from ABS-CBN.[5]

On October 26, 2015, ANC went into a major overhaul in its broadcast design, including the newly designed rhombus logo and the red-blue schemed new title cards for the channel's major newscasts. As part of the relaunch, ANC opened a new studio in 8 Rockwell in Rockwell Center in Makati City, aside from their studio and newsroom in Quezon City. The Rockwell studio will be used for the morning news magazine program Mornings @ ANC. It also launched the new programming grid for weekday mornings.[5]


The channel primarily broadcasts programming relating to news, business, politics, and public affairs, along with other magazine and documentary-style programs. The network also airs programming sourced from ABS-CBN, CNBC Asia, and The Filipino Channel.

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† — deceased.


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