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ABS-CBN Regional Channel

ABS-CBN Regional Channel
ABS-CBN Regional Channel logo.jpg
Launched August 1, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-08-01) (Test Broadcast)
March 15, 2017; 17 months ago (2017-03-15) (Full Broadcast)
Closed January 15, 2018; 7 months ago (2018-01-15)[1] (for Philippine markets)
Network ABS-CBN Regional
Owned by ABS-CBN
Slogan Bringing You Closer to Home
Country Philippines
Broadcast area Nationwide (2016-2018)
Worldwide (2017-present)
Headquarters Quezon City, Philippines
Replaced by Liga (channel space on Sky Direct)
Streaming media
The Filipino Channel [1]

ABS-CBN Regional Channel was a Philippine cable channel airing programming from the ABS-CBN Regional television and radio stations owned by ABS-CBN.[2]The channel was launched as a test broadcast on August 1, 2016, and began its full broadcast on March 15, 2017. The channel was formerly available locally on Sky Direct, Sky Cable, Destiny Cable, UniCable (Cebu), Sky On Demand, and i Want TV.

ARC was the network's second attempt to have a cable channel solely dedicated to regional programming. In 1996, when the then-Sarimanok Channel 37 (later renamed as the Sarimanok News Network (SNN), and now known today as ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel) was launched, 80% of its programming were produced in the network's regional operations centers located in Baguio, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Naga, Zamboanga, among others. The programming consists of newscasts which is aired live via satellite, public affairs shows such as Banat Visayas, Sulong Mindanao, drama, comedy and musical programs.[3]

On January 10, 2018, Creative Programs announced that ABS-CBN Regional Channel ceased its broadcast on January 15, 2018 alongside Tag.

Though it ceased broadcasting locally, ABS-CBN Regional Channel continue its international broadcast via The Filipino Channel.[4][5]

Programming (Final)

Newscasts

TV Patrol Regional versions

Luzon

Delivered in Filipino - Anchored by Dobie de Guzman, Cris Zuñiga, Grace Alba and Harris Julio.

Delivered in Filipino - Anchored by Val Balita.

Visayas

Delivered in Cebuano - Anchored by Leo Lastimosa.

Mindanao

Delivered in Cebuano - Anchored by Paul Palacio and Melanie Severino.

Current affairs reruns

  • Ano Ngani? (Tacloban)

Delivered in Waray - Hosted by Ranulfo Docdocan.

Delivered in Cebuano - Hosted by PJ dela Peña.

Delivered in Kapampangan - Hosted by Richie Bondoc.

  • Salandigan (Bacolod)

Delivered in Hiligaynon - Hosted by Ryan Gamboa

Magazine shows

Variety

See also

References