|This page only shows print and stationary logos.|
For other related logos and images, see ABS-CBN/Other, ABS-CBN/Logo Variations, and ABS-CBN/Anniversary
|1953–1967 (Original Version)||1953–1967 (Computer Version)||1956–1967 (Original Version)||1956–1967 (Computer Version)||1961–1963|
Alto Broadcasting System
1953–1967 (Original Version)
ABS-CBN was founded on October 23, 1953 as ABS known as Alto Broadcasting System.
1953–1967 (Computer Version)
Chronicle Broadcasting Network
1956–1967 (Original Version)
1956–1967 (Computer Version)
The logo of Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) consisted of three blocks with the text ''CBN''.
In 1961, with the opening of the network's first provincial station in Cebu, ABS and CBN merged to form "ABS-CBN". The first logo of the newly-formed network consisted of a black box with the ABS and CBN names on it, and a big letter B connecting the ABS and CBN names. The logo is placed between two numbers, 3 and 9, which then represented the network's owned channels in Metro Manila during this period, with both numbers having their own "channel" name placed on top, thus representing the names "Channel 3" and "Channel 9". The symbol of ABS was removed, but would soon be returned to the logo after two years.
In this logo, the ABS symbol used in 1953 was reintroduced (albeit being more simplified). The symbol, which appeared together with the ABS-CBN name in the form of Malayan letters, had four rings (indicating the network having wider reach than it had in 1953), the transmitter appearing in the simplified form of a triangle, and the rectangle being replaced by a square frame appearing with rounded edges.
In 1967, the ABS-CBN logo was modified again, this time with a more refined feel. The ABS and CBN acronyms (with a modified Malayan typeface) are placed at the top and bottom of the symbol, respectively. The separation of the ABS and CBN names indicated that ABS-CBN was then owned by two families: the Quirinos, who own ABS, and the Lopezes, who own CBN. The number of rings were reduced to three (to represent the three major Philippine divisions, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao), the box gained sharper edges, and the triangle was replaced with a vertical line. This type of logo style would remain in use up to the present, undergoing three redesigns throughout its lifespan (occurring in 1986, 2000, and 2013) after BEC renamed into ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.
In time for the color television broadcasts in the mid 1960's, ABS-CBN adopted a version of the logo for its rings the RGB (red-green-blue) colors that make up a pixel on a TV image, and later on, the network's now-signature colors. Also, the white frame was switched for a black box outline. On September 14, 1986 with the reopening of ABS-CBN after People Power Revolution, the network adopted as the official logo. This was also the first logo to be used in a horizontal format.
The logo was given one of its biggest revamps yet in 2000, with the dawn of the new millennium. The ABS and CBN names merged below, forming the name ABS-CBN, and was given a more refined version of its typeface, and the outlined black box encasing the rings and line (which retained their 1996 design) was removed and replaced by a grey square.
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 line are drawn thicker, and the grey square is replaced with a white square. The logo was originally launched as a secondary logo in October 7, 2013, and then as the new corporate logo of the company on January 1, 2014. In February, the logo was launched on-air with a new, CGI-animated station ident and was adopted in the network's on-air graphics.
Lopez, Inc. (57.24%) | ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation (33.97%) | Public ownership (8.79%)
1Joint venture with CJ E&M
Broadcast television networks in the Philippines
Analog and Digital TV stations in Metro/Mega Manila, Philippines
Digital television stations
| Asian members|
Khabar Agency |
NBT (Radio/TV) |
Télé Liban |
TV Tokyo |
Voice of Vietnam