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    How to watch Kapamilya Channel: ABS-CBN program lineup, channel assignment

    MANILA, Philippines – Good news to all Kapamilya!

    ABS-CBN Corporation is set to launch the Kapamilya Channel, a temporary replacement of the main terrestrial ABS-CBN network Channel 2, on June 13 or more than a month after the country's biggest broadcaster has gone off air due to expiration of legislative franchise.

    Kapamilya Channel Assignment

    On Thursday, June 4, ABS-CBN revealed the plan to resume broadcast of well-loved shows, including new programs.

    READ: 'Ang Probinsyano', other ABS-CBN shows return on cable, satellite TV, TFC

    As ABS-CBN is not yet allowed to operate on analog and digital for their flagship channel TV-2 and sports arm S+A on TV-23 due to prolonged Congress hearings on alleged network violations, the Kapamilya network finds more ways to deliver its commitment for news, public service, and entertainment to every Filipino around the world.

    Here's how to watch the returning ABS-CBN's programs and new lineup starting Saturday, June 13 on pay TV Kapamilya Channel:

    As announced, Kapamilya Channel will be available on SKY, Cablelink, G Sat, TFC and most member-cable operators of the Philippine Cable Television Association (PCTA) nationwide.

    1. SKY Cable - Channel 8 on SD (standard definition) and Channel 167 on HD (high-definition)
    • HD 167 | SD 8 - Metro Manila, Camanava, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Bulacan
    • HD 700 | SD 2 - Baguio, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, Gensan, Dumaguete

    SKY cable, a cable television service of Sky Cable Corporation, is a subsidiary of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. It has 700,000 subscribers controlling 45% of the cable TV market.

    2. Cablelink - Channel 8

    Cablelink is a subscription-based cable antenna television system operator which commenced its CATV operation in 1995. It is owned and operated by Cable Link and Holdings Corporation. Currently, it operates in the southern part of Metropolitan Manila, select area in Cavite, Tarlac (Concepcion) and some parts of Quezon City.

    3. G Sat Direct TV - Channel 2

    G Sat or Global Satellite is a subscription-based direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service owned by Global Satellite Technologies Services, Inc. (GSTS).

    4. PCTA member operators

    The PCTA is the umbrella organization of cable television operators in the Philippines. Its membership roster includes the biggest cable operators in the country as well as the medium and small cable operators who, through their pain-staking efforts, have succeeded in bringing up-to-date programs, information, and technology to the farthest island in the country.

    To date, the PCTA has 360 regular members and 32 affiliate members. Together, the PCTA member-cable operators are serving 75% of the total cable TV subscribers in the Philippines.

    Check out list of PCTA members here: http://pcta.org.ph/our-members/.

    Meanwhile, if your cable operator is under FICTAP (Federation of International Cable TV and Telecommunications Association of the Philippines), it will not carry the Kapamilya channel. Note that FICTAP President Estrellita Juliano-Tamano alleged in an interview with GMA News that ABS-CBN violated laws for operating six channels under one franchise.

    5. The Filipino Channel (TFC) - for overseas Filipinos

    6. iWant app or iWant.ph - livestreaming and on-demand only

    7. Cignal - Available on October 21, 2020

    Excited fans of ABS-CBN are also looking for the possibility if Cignal, a satellite television and IPTV provider under MediaQuest Holdings Inc., will also have Kapamilya Channel.


    Kapamilya Channel assignment and availability

    Provider Medium Channel Remarks
    Sky Direct Satellite Channel 2
    G Sat Satellite Channel 2
    Cignal Satellite Channel 22 Available on October 21
    Sky Cable Cable Channel 8 (SD); Channel 167 (HD)
    Destiny Cable Cable
    Cablelink Cable Channel 8
    Cable operators under PCTA Cable Channel slots vary on each operator
    TV Plus Digital Simulcast broadcast on Cine Mo!, Teleradyo and ANC for select programs.
    iWant Streaming
    TFC Online Streaming
    YouTube Streaming via Kapamilya Online Live

    ABS-CBN said the cable and satellite TV channels that will carry the Kapamilya Channel are owned and operated by other companies and are not covered by the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to ABS-CBN.

    Kapamilya Channel programming, schedule

    Most of the returning programs are under ABS-CBN Corporation's Entertainment division. Here's a lineup of shows.

    Program Category
    News Patrol Newscast
    TV Patrol Newscast
    TV Patrol Weekend Newscast
    Iba Yan! Current Affairs
    Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan Current Affairs
    A Soldier's   Heart Teleserye
    FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Teleserye
    Love Thy Woman Teleserye
    The General's   Daughter Teleserye
    Ipaglaban Mo! Drama
    The Best of   MMK Drama
    Meteor Garden Asianovela
    The World of a Married Couple Asianovela
    Familiar Wife Asianovela
    ASAP Natin 'To Variety
    It's Showtime Variety
    The Voice Teens Season 2 Reality
    Magandang Buhay Talk
    Kapamilya Blockbusters Movie
    3:00 o'clock Habit Prayer

    Kapamilya Channel schedule
    Kapamilya Channel schedule. Photo Credit: ABS-CBN

    Kapamilya Channel: Ang na-miss nyong shows, mapapanood nyo na!
    Kapamilya Channel is here!

    Mapapanood na sa cable at iWant ang inyong favorite shows gaya ng Ang Probinsyano, It’s Showtime, ASAP, and more! #KapamilyaChannel
    Posted by ABS-CBN on Friday, June 5, 2020

    UPDATES

    Stay tuned on this page for the updates on ABS-CBN's programming and additional providers that will carry the Kapamilya Channel. Monitor our social media pages for real-time updates.

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