In this 2018 photo, ABS-CBN executives Richard Reynante, Carlo L. Katigbak, Mark Lopez, Cory Vidanes and Ging Reyes receive ABS-CBN’s Diamond Creator Award (10 million subs) from YouTube’s Pablo Mendoza Coming from its recordbreaking milestone last year of being the first YouTube channel in the Philippines to surpass 10 million subscribers, ABS-CBN has hit a new high by doubling it to 20 million subs in just a year and continues to rack up views and subscribers on its different channels on the videosharing website.
The ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel, which received the Diamond Creator Award from YouTube for reaching 10 million subscribers in 2018, is now the second most subscribed channel in Southeast Asia after Thai TV network Workpoint.
Aside from being the most subscribed YouTube channel locally, it also now ranks in the Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels worldwide in terms of watch hours.
subscribers, to us, means that we have become a part of the everyday lives of our Kapamilyas, whether they watch our content on TV or online,” said Elaine Uy-Casipit, head of ABS-CBN digital media division. “…We hope to reach more milestones together so that we can better fulfill our mission of always being in the service of the Filipino.”
As of August 30, the channel already has 21.2 million subscribers.
Forty-three other ABS-CBN YouTube channels raked in more Gold and Silver YouTube Creator Awards, which are given to channels that have gained one million subscribers and 100,000 subscribers, respectively.
Aside from ABS-CBN Entertainment, ABS-CBN manages the country’s fifth most subscribed channel, ABS-CBN News, which has 6.9 million subscribers and recently passed four billion views.
ABS-CBN’s top channels include Star Music (3.6 million subscribers), “Pinoy Big Brother” (3.2 million), Star Cinema (2 million), “Pilipinas Got Talent” (1.7 million), “The Voice Kids Philippines” (1.7 million), “Idol Philippines” (1.4 million) and The Gold Squad (1 million), which have earned the Gold YouTube Creator Award.
Kapamilya talent-reality, game and variety shows that have collected Silver YouTube Creator Awards for having exceeded 100,000 subscribers include “The Voice of the Philippines,” “Little Big Shots,” “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” “The Voice Teens,” “I Can See Your Voice,” “World of Dance Philippines,” “Minute to Win It” and “It’s Showtime.”
ABS-CBN channels that offer news, music, movies and shows as well as updates on Kapamilya personalities, such as ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Sports, Cinema One, Jeepney TV, Metro.Style, MOR 101.9 For Life!, MYX Philippines, The Filipino Channel, One Music PH, TNT Versions, Star Magic, Adober Studios and iWant are also in the Silver rank.
Channels such as Alex Gonzaga (Music), Daniel Padilla (Music), Momshie Karla Estrada, Morissette and Vice Ganda, which are managed by ABSCBN, have earned Silver YouTube Creator Awards as well. (Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)