Kapamilya Channel Live
Kapamilya Channel (lit. ‘Family Channel’, stylized as Kapamilya channel) is a Philippine pay television network owned and operated by ABS-CBN Corporation, a company under the Lopez Group. The network is headquartered at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City where it began broadcast on June 13, 2020 at 5:30 a.m. with Kapamilya Daily Mass as its first program.The network was set up as a replacement of the main terrestrial ABS-CBN network which ceased free-to-air broadcast operations as ordered by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on May 5, 2020, due to the lapsing of its legislative franchise. It carries many of programs that ABS-CBN aired prior to the stoppage.
The channel is available through most of the cable providers who are members of the Philippine Cable Television Association (PCTA) (including ABS-CBN’s Sky Cable) and through direct broadcast satellite television service Sky Direct (until June 30, 2020). This allowed ABS-CBN Corporation to continue producing and distributing content while the outcome of their congressional franchise application was still pending at that time since the NTC’s cease and desist order for ABS-CBN only covers Channel 2 and its other free-to-air television and radio stations. The network’s new franchise has since denied by the House of Representatives on The network also streams live and makes most of its shows available on the streaming service iWant TFC. On August 1, 2020, the network officially launched Kapamilya Online Live, it livestreams some of its contents from Kapamilya Channel and Jeepney TV on the online video-sharing platforms Facebook and YouTube. Although the network itself is available only in the Philippines, most of its local programs are available on ABS-CBN’s international subscription service The Filipino Channel via cable, online and IPTV.
Unlike the main terrestrial ABS-CBN network which signs off during the overnight hours, the Kapamilya Channel airs 24 hours a day with O Shopping and foreign film block Movie Central Presents shown during the overnight