- This article is about Channel 2 in the Philippines. For other uses, see Channel 2.
DWWX-TV traces its history to the first Philippine television station DZAQ-TV, owned by Bolinao Electronics Corporation later renamed Alto Broadcasting System. DZAQ-TV began commercial television operations on October 23, 1953, the first fully licensed commercial television station in the Philippines. The first program that aired was a garden party at the Quirino residence in Sitio Alto, San Juan. After the premiere telecast, the station followed a four-hour-a-day schedule, from six to ten in the evening.
Channel 3 started test color broadcasts in 1963.
On October 15, 1969, DZAQ-TV moved to VHF channel 2, the current and permanent positioning frequency of the station, while its sister station DZXL-TV transferred to VHF channel 4, which is now occupied by the public broadcaster People's Television Network. This was in response to frequency adjustments, the television station of the Kanlaon Broadcasting System (now Radio Philippines Network) was launched and occupied the VHF channel 9 frequency.
On October 15, 1969, DZAQ-TV transferred to VHF channel 2, the current and permanent positioning frequency of the station, while its sister station DZXL-TV transferred to VHF channel 4, which is now occupied by the public broadcaster People's Television Network. This was in response to frequency adjustments, the television station of the Kanlaon Broadcasting System (now Radio Philippines Network) was launched and occupied the VHF channel 9 frequency. as you can see in this poster you can see "channel 4", The station was renamed to DZOA-TV to match its newly opened sister radio station.
When then-President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, the station was forced to shut down. The company was seized from the Lopez family and its newly-built Broadcast Center became the home of state-run TV stations Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation (BBC Channel 2, with callsign, changed to DWWX-TV), Government Television (GTV Channel 4, with callsign, changed to DWGT-TV and later renamed MBS-4) and Kanlaon Broadcasting System (KBS Channel 9) from late 1973 onward. BBC 2 and KBS 9 later relocated to the Broadcast City complex in 1977, which is also where the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation is today currently headquartered.
On September 14, 1986, after the People Power Revolution, Geny Lopez returned to the country after self-exile in the United States and started rebuilding from what was left of the station after the Revolutions. Recovery was difficult and resources were low, hence, former ABS-CBN employees Freddie Garcia, Ben Aniceto, and Rolly Cruz were brought in to rework the station's programming. Thus, the channel began to rebroadcast to viewers once again starting 14 September of the same year. Aniceto, who worked as the Program Director for Radio and Television of the network and station manager of Channel 2 in the 1970s, was served as the first Vice President and General Manager of ABS-CBN upon the network's reopening from 1986 to 1987.
On March 1, 1987, Channel 2 was relaunched with the live musical special, The Star Network: Ang Pagbabalík Ng Bituin (The Return of the Star) which noted for the then-brand-new numerical white tri-ribbon channel 2 logo with a white rhomboidal star (from 1987 to 1993 the ribbons were tri-colored in red, green and blue) as a centerpiece of the network's revival. By 1988, ABS-CBN had regained its foothold in the Philippine TV ratings from dead last (#5) to being number 1 again nationally - as a result of the rebranding.
The channel 2 branding was deemphasized, thus only used verbally on some occasions.
In time for the color television broadcasts in the mid-1960s, ABS-CBN started incorporating the now-iconic RGB colors into the rings of its logo. The boxed frame was also inverted from white to black. This logo is still seen outside its headquarters.
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The logo was given a major revamp on January 1, 2000, with the dawn of the new millennium. The ABS and CBN acronyms merged below, forming the unified name ABS-CBN, and was given a more refined version of its typeface. The three rings and vertical lines remain, but the outlined black box encasing them was removed and replaced by a grey square.
||October 7, 2013 (secondary)|
January 1, 2014 (official)
In late 2013, ABS-CBN refreshed their then-current logo. While the overall design remains unchanged, the typeface of the name has been simplified by removing the serifs, the rings and vertical lines are drawn thicker, and the grey square is replaced with a white square. The logo was originally launched as a secondary logo on October 7, 2013, and then became the network's primary and official logo on January 1, 2014.
Analog and Digital TV stations in Metro/Mega Manila, Philippines
DWGT-TV 4 (PTV) | DWET-TV 5 (TV5) | DZBB-TV 7 (GMA) | DZKB-TV 9 (RPN/CNN Philippines) | DZOE-TV 11 (A2Z) | DZTV-TV 13 (IBC)
DWDB-TV 27 (GTV) | DWKC-TV 31 (BEAM TV) | DWDE-TV 35 (DBS) | DWAO-TV 37 (UNTV) | DWAQ-TV 39 (SMNI) | DWNB-TV 41 (One Sports) | DZCE-TV 48 (INC TV)
Digital television stations
DZBB-DTV 15 (GMA, GTV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, I Heart Movies, DepEd TV) | DWET-DTV 18 (TV5, One PH, One Sports) | DZKB-DTV 19 (CNN Philippines) | DZOE-DTV 20 (A2Z) | DWCP-DTV 21 (ETC, Shop TV, Solar Learning) | DZTV-DTV 26 (IBC) | DZRJ-DTV 29 (RJ DigiTV, Oras ng Himala Channel, Radyo Bandido TV, RJ Rock TV, TV Maria) | DZBC-DTV 30 (Solar Learning) | DZOZ-DTV 33 (Light TV) | DWAO-DTV 38 (UNTV, STV, Truth Channel) | DWAQ-DTV 40 (SMNI News Channel, SMNI) | DWGT-DTV 42 (PTV, PCOO TV, Salaam TV/Lumad TV) | DWVN-DTV 46 (Hope Channel Philippines, Hope Channel International, Golden Nation Network) | DZCE-DTV 49 (INC TV, Net 25) | DWKC-DTV 50 (BEAM TV, TV Shop Philippines, Island Living Channel/Pilipinas HD, Life TV)
DWWX-TV 2 (ABS-CBN)1 | DWCP-TV 21 (SBN/ETC) | DWAC-TV 23 (S+A)1 | DZRJ-TV 29 (RJTV/2nd Avenue) | DZOZ-TV 33 (Light Network) | DWBM-TV 43 (MBN) | DWVN-TV 45 (Hope Channel Philippines) | DWDZ-TV 47 (ABC) | DWBC-TV 68 (Intervision)
Inactive digital television stations
DWWX-DTV 16 (Knowledge Channel, O Shopping, Asianovela Channel, Movie Central, Jeepney TV, Myx)2 | DWBM-DTV 43 (ABS-CBN, S+A, Cine Mo!, Yey!, DZMM TeleRadyo, KBO)2
DZXL-TV 4/9 (ABS-CBN) | DZRU-TV 41 (MTV Philippines)
1ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy.
2Offline, due to Cease and Desist order of NTC.
Analog and Digital TV stations in Metro Cebu, Philippines
DYSS-TV 7 (GMA Cebu) | DYKC-TV 9 (RPN/CNN Philippines) | DYPT-TV 11 (PTV) | DYTV-TV 13 (IBC)
DYET-TV (TV5 Cebu) | DYGA-TV 25 (3ABN/Hope Channel Philippines) | DYLS-TV 27 (GMA News TV) | DYAN-TV 29 (One Sports) | DYAR-TV 31 (BEAM) | DYNU-TV 39 (UNTV) | DYBM-TV 45 (Global News Network) | DYCC-TV 47 (CCTN)
Digital television stations
26 (GMA Network, GMA News TV) | 32 (Poplife TV, TV Shop Philippines, Daystar TV, Island Living Channel/Pilipinas HD, Life TV, Inquirer 990 Television) | 35 (Knowledge Channel, O Shopping, Asianovela Channel, Movie Central, Jeepney TV, Myx) | 37 (ABS-CBN, S+A, Cine Mo!, Yey!, DZMM TeleRadyo, KBO) | 42 (PTV, PCOO TV, Salaam TV) | 43 (DZRH News Television)
Inactive and Defunct stations
DYCB-TV 3 (ABS-CBN Cebu) | DYCP-TV 6 (SBN/ETC) | DYAC-TV 23 (S+A) | DYNJ-TV 33 (RJTV) | DYPN 37 (Ind.) | DYFX-TV 41 (Net 25) | DYBU-TV 43 (DZRH News Television) | DYCQ-TV 49 (SMNI) | DYGC-TV 51 (GMA Cebu)
|Part of Lopez Holdings Corporation
Bolinao Electronics Corporation | Alto Broadcasting System/Alto Sales Corporation | Chronicle Broadcasting Network | Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation
Lopez, Inc. (56.08%) | ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation (32.1%) | Public Ownership (42.92%)
Lopez, Inc. (Lopez Holdings Corporation)
ABS-CBN Entertainment (Break Bumpers | Other) | ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs | CineMedia Group (Dreamscape Entertainment (On-Screen Logos) | Dreamscape Digital | Cosyne Multimedia) | iCONN | Star Creatives Television | Star Magic
ABS-CBN Global Ltd. | ABS-CBN International | ABS-CBN International Distribution | ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. | ABS-CBN Themed Experiences | ABS-CBN Shared Service Center | Bantay Bata 163 | Bantay Kalikasan | Sagip Kapamilya | Knowledge Channel Foundation | Bayan Productions | Big Dipper | Creative Programs | The Chosen Bun
Star Cinema | Black Sheep Productions | Quantum Films | TFC at the Movies
DZOE-TV (Metro Manila) | D-3-ZO-TV (North Luzon) | DZAD-TV (Southern Tagalog) | DYPR-TV (Palawan) | DZNC-TV (Bicol) | DYCB-TV (Central Visayas) | DYAB-TV (Eastern Visayas) | DYAF-TV (Panay) | DYXL-TV (Negros) | DXZT-TV (South Central Mindanao) | DXCS-TV (Cagayan De Oro) | DXAS-TV (Southern Mindanao) | DXLL-TV (Zamboanga)
Analog/Digital free-to-air channels
ABS-CBN News Channel | Cinema One | Cine Mo! | Jeepney TV | Kapamilya Channel | Knowledge Channel | Metro Channel | Myx | Radyo Patrol Davao | TeleRadyo | TeleRadyo Cebu
ANC Global | S+A Global | Cinema One Global | Myx TV | TFC
Telecommunications and digital media
ABS-CBN Digital Media | ABS-CBN TVplus | ABS-CBN TVplus Go | Destiny Cable | SkyCable | Sky Fiber
ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.
iWant TFC | Kapamilya Online Live | Sky On Demand
ABS-CBN Entertainment | ABS-CBN News | ABS-CBN Lifestyle | ABS-CBN Star Cinema | ABS-CBN Talk | MYX Philippines | Push | Star Magic
Internet and Social Media
ABS-CBN Interactive | ABS-CBN News | Choose Philippines | DZMM.com.ph | Hero | Just Love Kids | KTX | Push.com.ph | PATROL.PH | TrabaHanap.com
TV Productions and Partners
Recording companies and other subsidiaries
Star Music (Logo Variations | Other) | TNT Records | ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra
Cinema One Premium HD
Former TV Productions and Subsidiaries
AMCARA Broadcasting Network | Probe Productions | TAPE Inc.
Former and Defunct
Asianovela Channel | ABS-CBN S+A (HD) | ABS-CBN TVplus | ABS-CBN TVplus Go | ABS-CBN (Logo Variations | Other) | ABS-CBNmobile | ABS-CBN Regional Channel | ABS-CBN Sports | The ABS-CBN Store | ABS-CBN Studio Experience | Balls/Balls HD | CgeTV | Hero | KidZania Manila | Kapamilya Box Office | Liga | LVN Pictures Inc. | Maxxx | Multiply | MOR Philippines | Movie Central | O Shopping2 | Tag | Velvet | Roadrunner Network, Inc. | Sky Direct | Skylight Films | Star Home Video | Yey! (Other)
Inactive Radio networks
Inactive TV Stations
DWWX-TV 2 (Metro Manila)
Inactive Television channels
Analog free-to-air channels
ABS-CBN (Logo Variations | Other) | ABS-CBN S+A (HD)
Digital free-to-air channels
Asianovela Channel | Cine Mo! | Jeepney TV | Kapamilya Box Office | Knowledge Channel | Movie Central | Myx | O Shopping2 | TeleRadyo | Yey!
1Blocktime with ZOE Broadcasting Network
2Joint venture with CJ ENM
ELJ Communications Center, Eugenio Lopez Drive, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue corner Mother Ignacia Street, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines