ABS-CBN announced that its ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel has just reached 30 million subscribers, making it the first network ever to do so in the Philippines.
The channel was created on July 6, 2008. By August of 2019, the channel already had over 20 million subscribers.
After only a little over a year, the channel hit the 30 million mark, yet another milestone.
ABS-CBN Entertainment produces the latest episodes of ABS-CBN shows, interviews, Kapamilya classics, and original programs that can be viewed by Filipinos anywhere in the world.
It recently allowed worldwide viewing and is available in 27 countries in Asia, 13 countries in South America, nine countries in Africa, eight countries in Central and North America, 12 Oceania territories, Spain, France, Greece in Europe, and Cyprus, Jordan, and Lebanon in the Middle East.
ABS-CBN Entertainment is also the most viewed YouTube channel in the country with over 38.8 billion lifetime views.
The company’s other YouTube channels also belong to the list of channels with the most subscribers in the Philippines, including ABS-CBN News (10.4 million subscribers and 6.6 billion views), Star Music (5.6 million subscribers and 2.3 billion views), “Pinoy Big Brother” (3.6 million subscribers and two billion views), Star Cinema (3.3 million subscribers and 1.1 billion views), “The Voice Kids Philippines” (2.5 million subscribers and 1.4 billion views), and The Gold Squad (2.4 million subscribers and 204.7 million views).
“We want to thank every Kapamilya who helped us reach this milestone and those who have made it a habit to watch our programs, stars, and original offerings on the channel,” said Richard Reynante, ABS-CBN’s digital content publishing head.
“We will continue to expand our digital presence to reach as many Kapamilyas as possible and produce content that gives them entertainment, inspiration, and relief, as we continue our mission to be in the service of the Filipino worldwide,” he added.
Last July, the House of Representatives denied ABS-CBN’s bid for a franchise renewal, causing thousands of employees to be laid off as part of the company’s downsizing of operations.
ABS-CBN was left with no choice but to air programs through its online platforms, including social media, news websites, and video streaming services.
But thanks to the new partnership with ZOE Broadcasting Network, ABS-CBN will be able to once again air its programs through A2Z Channel 11.