- 1 ABS
- 2 CBN
- 3 ABS-CBN
- 3.1 1961-1963
- 3.2 1963-1967
- 3.3 1966–1967
- 3.4 1967–1972
- 3.5 1986-2000
- 3.6 January 1, 2000-December 31, 2013
- 3.7 October 2013-December 2013 (as secondary logo), January 2014-present (as primary logo)
The two (2) channels are merged to form ABS-CBN on November 1, 1967. In 1969, DZAQ-TV moved to Channel 2.
Among all ABS-CBN logos, this logo is arguably the most distinctive of them all, as it was the first logo to adopt the colors of red, green, and blue.
This rendition of the logo, incidentally, first appeared on the first color TV broadcast in the country within 1971. The tri-band circles are in RGB (Red for Luzon, Green for Visayas, and Blue for Mindanao). The colored variation was used subsequently until December 31, 1999
The white version of the logo can still be found in the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center facade.
The Star Network Era (1987-1993)
ABS-CBN introduced an innovation to the channel 2 logo from 1986 to 1992. At first, the channel 2 logo is introduced into ABS-CBN, after the dissolution of BBC in July. The features of the first channel 2 logo is a wing-shaped blue crest with a white curve at the top and a white line as a tail, the Broadway 2 logo was used from 1986 to 1987. It has a slogan name Watch Us Do It Again! as the station ID aired since the network's revival.
After six months of carefully selected plans, the first tri-ribbon 2 logo laced with a rhomboidal star came to be on 1 March 1987. The tri-ribbon 2 logo's color is white carrying the slogan The Star Network when it aired as a station ID to reclaim the dominance in TV ratings. By 1988, the ribbons in the tri-ribbon 2 logo are tri-colored with red, green and blue. Truly, the tri-ribbon 2 logo was accidentally coming from a shooting star in the form of 2. Similarly, most numerical channel logos within this slogan have a star and versions came into regional TV channels like 3 (DYCB-TV in Cebu and DZRR-TV in Baguio), 4 (DYXL-TV in Bacolod and DXAS-TV in Davao) and other regional stations.
The Sarimanok Era (1993-1999)
In 1993, which happens to be the Chinese Year of the Rooster, ABS-CBN launched the another add-on to the 1986 logo, a colorful Moro rooster called Sarimanok with a new station ID featuring the legendary bird. The Sarimanok ID became utmost associated with the channel that ABS-CBN opted it to become the station's mascot. ABS-CBN later named its new 24-hour news channel the Sarimanok News Network, the precursor of the ABS-CBN News Channel.
January 1, 2000-December 31, 2013
On January 1, 2000, with the entry of the new millennium, ABS-CBN had changed its corporate logo. The logo, in extreme contrast to the previous logo, is considerably more "modern-styled".
The previous logo, which featured stylized letters and a box with three concentric circles and a line gave way to this logo's styling. The three RGB circles and black vertical line remain, although the text has been modified to a more modern Rotis-like typeface and the box is replaced with a flat grey/white crystal plane (on the 2D version, the plane appears as a 2D grey square, and on some uses of the logo, the square is nowhere to be seen).
Two new slogans were launched to coincide with the new logo's unveiling, entitled "Out Of The Box...Into The New Millennium" (the slogan also used to celebrate the new millennium) and "A New Look. A New Beginning." (based on the unveiling of the new logo). The reason for the unveiling of the "Out of the Box" slogan, is to represent that ABS-CBN (because of its transformation from a radio-TV network to a total media conglomerate) and its logo (because it has replaced its box with a crystal plane) has indeed, gone "out of the box".
Along with this, the company also launched new theme music to replace the theme music used since the network's relaunch as The Star Network. In 2003, during the television station's 50th anniversary, ABS-CBN launched its present brand name, "Kapamilya" (literally means "a member of the family").
Although the 2000 logo of ABS-CBN is interpreted as a new logo, it can also be interpreted as a new millennium redesign of ABS-CBN's previous logo.
This logo will be completely discontinued on December 31, 2013, and will be replaced by the new 2013 logo on the following day, a similar thing done by this logo when it replaced the 1986 logo of ABS-CBN.
The Print Launch
The logo was unveiled on print with the old logos of ABS-CBN shown on glass screens and featured the elements of the current logo on screens with gold linings, this time with a crystal plane and the revamped ABS-CBN text. While they assemble, the elements denoting are described but this time, it is more different, because of ABS-CBN's evolution into a media and entertainment company and international prescence.
|Element||Original Meaning (1967-1999)||New Meaning (2000-present)|
|A Vertical Line||Represents a transmitter tower.||Represents a transmitter tower, signifies ABS-CBN's core business of broadcasting.|
|Three Rings||Symbolizes ABS-CBN's signals representing the RGB colors which make up a pixel on television/The three divisions of the Philippines: Luzon (Red), Visayas (Green), and Mindanao (Blue).||
Stand for ABS-CBN's prescence in the lives of Filipinos, here and elsewhere in the world.
|A Crystal Plane||Represents the broadcasting ideal of balanced programming.||Denotes ABS-CBN's dynamic spirit.|
|The Network's Call Letters||Stylized Malayan letters to denote modern, Filipino enterprise.||Merge below and graphically underscore ABS-CBN's mission of being in the service of the Filipino, wherever he may be.|
The TV Launch
After the ABS-CBN Countdown to 2000 special entitled "ABS-CBN Worldwide Celebration Of The New Millennium", a plug called the "Millennium Overture", aired at 12:00 m.n. on January 1, 2000. The first scene featured all the past logos and station ID's (along with the Sarimanok) of ABS-CBN on television screens that were used during the same time the logos were released, (with the TV models getting newer by the time a newer logo of ABS-CBN is seen). Later, a portal transports the viewers to a dark clear space, and displays the 1986 ABS-CBN logo for one last time. Then, all of a sudden, the 1986 logo begins to shift its parts and transform them, starting its reconstruction into a new logo. The box is given a new dimension and is transformed into a new crystal plane, the rings and line modify their appearance, and the ABS and CBN names start to merge and morph into a newer ABS-CBN text with a more modern typography. As the 1986 logo reconstructs, the 2000 logo of ABS-CBN becomes visible, and as the reconstruction finishes, the new logo appears along with spotlights and fireworks (with the line and text still appearing in white), with the dark space becoming a black background with RGB light streams, and the slogan "In The Service Of The Filipino", now in Rotis Semi Serif font, appearing below a white line, which is seen between the logo and the slogan.
The Logo's On-Screen Bug
The logo's bug version, was shown on the upper-right corner on the TV, appearing as a whole logo, with the line appearing in white (almost appearing like it was not appearing at all), and was first used in January 1, 2000 (the day when the new logo was unveiled). Then in 2004, the bug eventually switched to the regular symbol, this time only with the logo, and without the text. In 2012, the text returned, again appearing in white, yet the symbol remained in its regular form.
October 2013-December 2013 (as secondary logo), January 2014-present (as primary logo)
ABS-CBN modified its logo in October 7, 2013, as part of the celebration of its 60th anniversary. While the logo remained in its 2000 design, the rings and line are shown to be more thicker, and the text discarded its Rotis-like style and used a new simplified font style (which included the removal of the horizontal tips on the A, B, and N letters, and a completely different version of the C which replaces the 2000-style C letter). This logo first appeared on the print ad of one of ABS-CBN's shows during that time, Maria Mercedes (along with ABS-CBN's 60 Years logo) and was first shown on TV on the logo of ABS-CBN's Barangay Halalan 2013 coverage (unofficial debut).
This logo is currently being used as ABS-CBN's secondary logo. However, on January 1, 2014, this logo will replace the 2000 logo as the new corporate logo of ABS-CBN Corporation, and at the same time, it will officially debut on TV with the launch of a new station ID featuring the new logo.
For specials and slogans, see ABS-CBN/Other.
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