- This article is about the Philippine television network. For other channels, see TV5. For other uses of ABC5, see ABC 5 (disambiguation).
TV5 or simply known as 5 is a Philippine free-to-air television and radio network based in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. It is the flagship property of TV5 Network, Inc. with Cignal TV as its main content provider, both owned by MediaQuest Holdings, the multimedia arm of Philippine-based telecommunications company PLDT.
The network was formerly known as ABC (Associated Broadcasting Corporation from 1960 until its closure in 1972, and Associated Broadcasting Company from its revival in 1992 until 2008), and as The 5 Network from 2018 until 2020. TV5 is also informally referred to as The Kapatid Network (kapatid being a Filipino term for sibling); this name was introduced in 2010.
On June 19, 1960, ABC was founded and launched by then-The Manila Times owner Chino Roces. Its original corporate name was Associated Broadcasting Corporation.
On September 23, 1972, ABC was shut down due to the declaration of martial law by former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
When ABC returned to the airwaves on February 21, 1992, the network used a more known ABC logo with a cyclone icon, incorporating the colors red, blue and green colors which makes up a pixel shown on the television and a numerical 5 logo. It also changed its corporate name to Associated Broadcasting Company, also known as ABC Development Corporation.
In January 1995, the numerical 5 logo was dropped on the logo, but retaining the ABC text and the cyclone icon. ABC also launched its new slogan, "In The Big League".
On March 31, 1996, ABC launched its new slogan "Reaching Out To You". The boxed rounded edges square frame was added on the logo.
On January 1, 2000, ABC launched its new logo at the turn of the millennium with the cyclone icon being placed on top of the letter "A".
In 2001, ABC returned to its old slogan "Come Home to ABC". The logo added the "Come Home to" text on the logo and the boxed rounded edges square frame was dropped on the cyclone icon. The same logo was used in April 2004 with its new slogan "Iba Tayo!".
The last logo as ABC in September 2004 has been enclosed with a yellow circle.
TV5 (first era)
On August 9, 2008, ABC was rebranded as TV5. Its name and the logo changed after ABC partnered with MPB Primedia to handle its programming. However, the corporate name of the network remained as Associated Broadcasting Company or ABC Development Corporation until 2015.
On April 4, 2010, TV5 was rebranded as the network itself also launched its Kapatid branding (similar to the Kapamilya and Kapuso branding used by its rivals, ABS-CBN and GMA Network respectively). Its new logo was launched after its acquisition by PLDT's MediaQuest with a red circle with a glow in the top left corner, and the word '''TV''' in the top right above the large-sized numeral 5.
The logo adopted a 3D version in 2013 and applied it on-air, although the 2010 2D version oftentimes appeared.
On January 23, 2015, the network changed its corporate name to TV5 Network, Inc.
The 5 Network
TV5 was rebranded to The 5 Network on February 17, 2018, making its logo flat and dropping the word TV.
TV5 (second era)
On January 13, 2019, coinciding with the rebrand of Aksyon TV to 5 Plus (now known as One Sports), the logo was slightly tweaked, now inverted with a red outline. This style was similar with Kanal 5 in Sweden.
On August 15, 2020, The 5 Network reverted back to its former name, TV5 (while retaining variation of its current numerical 5 logo that introduced in January 2019), as the network announced its partnership with sister company, Cignal TV as TV5's main content provider to handle its programming. On the same day, TV5 unveils its first new entertainment programs produced by blocktimers, among them is APT Entertainment.
On March 8, 2020, TV5 Network announced that 5 would be rebranded as One TV (adopting from Cignal TV's One-branded channels), which was originally scheduled on April 13, 2020. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of community quarantine in the country, the network postponed it. In June of 2020 (after Metro Manila was placed under General Community Quarantine), the network announced that it would push through on July 20, 2020, but on July 4, the network ultimately cancelled said rebranding due to reactions from netizens as well as loyal viewers in fear of diminished viewership. According to some articles, rebranding to One TV would be confusing since the network had already occupied channel 5. Due to this, all promotions and plugs of the rebranding (both on-air and online) were deleted.
TV5 Network Inc.
MediaQuest Holdings Inc. (29.13%) | Upbeam Investments Inc. (28.87%) | Telemedia Business Ventures Inc. (25%) | Med Vision Resources Inc. (16.67%)
Affiliate and TV Productions
Analog and Digital TV stations in Metro/Mega Manila, Philippines
Digital television stations
Inactive digital television stations
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Analog and Digital TV stations in Metro Cebu, Philippines
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Aliw (DWIZ 882 | 97.9 Home Radio) | Bombo Radyo (102.7 Star FM) | MBC (DZRH | Cebu (Love Radio) | Easy Rock | Pacific (Aksyon Radyo and Yes the Best) | (Radyo Natin FM) | PBC (UNTV) (Radyo La Verdad 1350 | Wish 107.5) | Quest (Magic 89.9) | Radio GMA Network (Super Radyo DZBB 594 | Barangay LS 97.1) | RMN (DZXL 558 | 93.9 iFM) | RBN (DZRJ 810 AM | RJ 100.3) | TV5 Radio/NBC (Radyo5 92.3 News FM) | UBS (106.7 Energy FM)