ABS-CBN International was founded in April 1994 to be of service to all Filipinos. With the launch of The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino content distribution company in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming, IPTV, On Demand, along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home. Based in Redwood City, CA, ABS-CBN International is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ largest entertainment and broadcasting company, through ABS-CBN Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, ABS-CBN Global Hungary Kft.
ABS-CBN, one of the major broadcasting network in the Philippines, has always been guided by one principle – to be of service to each and every Filipino. One solid proof of this is ABS-CBN Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the network, whose main inspiration is to bring countless Filipinos abroad back home through programs and products that reflect their needs, dreams and aspirations.
Our flagship product, TFC, The Filipino Channel, is a 24-hour cable, satellite, IPTV, web & mobile service that broadcasts globally, carrying a range of programs to suit the needs and preferences of over 8 million overseas Filipinos. TFC provides both TV and Radio entertainment and offers shows reflective of Filipino culture and values.
TFC is more than just TV. TFC aims to bring Filipinos all over the world together. TFC was envisioned to be the ‘bridge’ to unite the family around what brings out the best in Filipino and reflects true Filipino sentiment. Thus, we have been steadfast in our commitment to deliver inspiring stories, entertaining programs, relevant news from the homeland. TFC has helped facilitate the adaptation of new immigrants as it keeps them connected to the Filipino experience. It is a purveyor of Filipino culture and values to younger generations, and through it we aim to promote a better understanding and appreciation of Filipino identity and pride.
As our consumers continuously evolve through the years, so will TFC. We acknowledge that our consumers will assimilate into the different cultures and consequently will have unique motivations and demands for entertainment. TFC commit’s to continuously be responsive to these changes — our channel line-ups, programming, and even technology will continually evolve to be responsive to the needs of our ‘Kapamilyas’.
“As long as there are Filipinos who travel the world for a better life, TFC will be there to journey with them. And, if in their loneliness they will need to be reminded of the light they have in them, TFC will bring out that light and bring back Filipino pride, the joy of being ‘home’ again and give them a sense of belonging to a family and a community.” – Raffy Lopez, COO ABS-CBN Global.