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For other related logos and images, see ABS-CBN/Other, ABS-CBN/Logo Variations, ABS-CBN/On-Screen Bugs, and ABS-CBN/Anniversary

Contents

Alto Broadcasting System Wordmark CBN Logo 1956 CBN 1956 2 LOGO Abs cbn 1961 Abs cbn 1963 logo
1953–1967 (Computer Version) 1956–1967 (Original Version) 1956–1967 (Computer Version) 1961–1963 1963–1967
 
Abscbn60st ABS-CBN (1986) ABS-CBN (2000) ABS-CBN (2014)
1967–1972 1986–2000 2000–2014 2014–present


Alto Broadcasting System

1953–1967 (Original Version)

ABS logo 1953 final

1953 would be the first time the network's insignia would be shown. The original symbol of Alto Broadcasting System (ABS) was designed by Delfin F. Borrero, and it originally featured a rectangle enclosing a transmitter tower with a circle which represents its signals, and the legal name of ABS revolving around it, together with the Alto name and the legal name of ABS.

1953–1967 (Computer Version)

Alto Broadcasting System Wordmark

Chronicle Broadcasting Network

1956–1967 (Original Version)

CBN Logo 1956

1956–1967 (Computer Version)

CBN 1956 2 LOGO

The logo of Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) consisted of three blocks with the text ''CBN''.

ABS-CBN

1961–1963

Abs cbn 1961

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.

1963–1967

Abs cbn 1963 logo

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.

19672000

1967–1972

Abscbn60st

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).

1967 (prototype)
Abs cbn prototype
During a short time in 1967, an early prototype of the above logo, which featured the ABS letters in its 1953 font (DK Carambola) and the CBN letters styled in its original form (Bank Gothic). The prototype was then discontinued, substituting the individual fonts for the Malayan-style typeface.

However, it did make a small reappearance in the "Millennium Overture" in 2000 (shown on one of the flying TV screens) and network's 60th anniversary station ID in 2013 (shown on some of the many rings that formed the network's 60th anniversary logo).

1986–2000

ABS-CBN (1986)

In September 14, 1986, when ABS-CBN re-opened, the logo adopted 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. This was also the first logo to be used in a horizontal format.

2000–present

2000–2014

ABS-CBN (2000)

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.

The new logo reflected and signified ABS-CBN's new status as a media conglomerates reaching out to the entire world, investing not only in radio and TV broadcasting, but also in cinema, cable and UHF channels, music recording, international media, publishing, digital media, and other media platforms.

2014–present

ABS-CBN (2014)

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.

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