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Sky Direct is a direct-broadcast satellite subscription television service in the Philippines owned and operated by Sky, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. [1]

40 relations: ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN HD, ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Cable television, Cavite, Cignal, Cinema One, Conditional access, Creative Programs, Dream Satellite TV, DVB-S2, ELJ Communications Center, G Sat, Jeepney TV, Kris Aquino, Ku band, Liga (TV channel), Luxembourg, Manila Standard, Metro Channel, Metro Manila, MPEG-4, Myx, National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines), Parabolic antenna, Philippine peso, Philippines, PLDT, Quezon, Quezon City, Satellite, Satellite television, SES S.A., SES World Skies, SES-9, Sky (cable company), Transponder (satellite communications), TV5 Network, Yahoo! News.


ABS-CBN Corporation, commonly known as ABS-CBN, is a Filipino media and entertainment group based in Quezon City. It is the Philippines' largest entertainment and media conglomerate in terms of revenue, operating income, net income, assets, equity, market capitalization, and number of employees. ABS-CBN was formed by the merger of Alto Broadcasting System and Chronicle Broadcasting Network. ABS was founded in 1946 by American electronics engineer James Lindenberg as Bolinao Electronics Corporation (BEC). In 1952, BEC was renamed Alto Broadcasting System (ABS), after Judge Antonio Quirino, brother of President Elpidio Quirino, purchased the company. The company that would later be merged with ABS was founded in 1956 as Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) by newspaper mogul Eugenio Lopez, Sr. and his brother Fernando Lopez (then Vice President of the Philippines). The two companies were merged and incorporated as ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation on 1 February 1967, and renamed ABS-CBN Corporation in 2010 to reflect the company's diversification. The common shares of ABS-CBN were first traded on the Philippine Stock Exchange in July 1992 under the ticker symbol ABS. The group owns and operates the ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Sports+Action national television networks as well as the Radyo Patrol and My Only Radio regional radio networks. The ABS-CBN television network, in particular, is the largest contributor to the group's revenue, generating about 50 to 60 percent of the group's total annual revenue mainly from selling airtime to advertisers. The remaining revenue is generated from consumer sales, mainly from ABS-CBN Global Ltd. which distributes international television channels such as The Filipino Channel and Myx TV and from pay TV and broadband internet provider Sky. Other companies under the ABS-CBN group are motion picture company Star Cinema, music recording label Star Music, publishing firm ABS-CBN Publishing, pay TV content provider and distributor Creative Programs, and talent agency Star Magic. Among the pay TV networks and channels under the ABS-CBN group are ABS-CBN HD, ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD, Cinema One, Jeepney TV, Metro Channel, Liga, and Myx. In recent years, ABS-CBN has ventured and diversified in other businesses such as cellular telephony provider ABS-CBN Mobile, video on demand platform I Want TV, digital terrestrial television service ABS-CBN TV Plus, family entertainment center Kidzania Manila, and home shopping network O Shopping. ABS-CBN is also the principal owner of ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.

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ABS-CBN HD is a digital high-definition feed of ABS-CBN.

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ABS-CBN News Channel

ABS-CBN News Channel, commonly known as ANC, is a global subscription television news network targeted to Filipino audience.

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ABS-CBN Sports and Action

ABS-CBN Sports and Action (stylized as ABS-CBN Sports+Action or simply S+A or S plus A), is a Filipino commercial broadcast television network based in Quezon City.

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Cable television

Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to paying subscribers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables.

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Cavite (Lalawigan ng Kabite;, or; Chabacano: Provincia de Cavite) is a province in the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the Calabarzon region on Luzon island.

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Cignal (pronounced as signal) is a subscription-based Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite television service provider in the Philippines.

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Cinema One

Cinema One (also called C1 and stylized as C1NEMAONE) is a global pay TV channel targeted to Filipino audience.

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Conditional access

Conditional access (abbreviated CA) or conditional access system (abbreviated CAS) is the protection of content by requiring certain criteria to be met before granting access to the content.

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Creative Programs

Creative Programs, Inc., also known as CPI, is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation that operates and distributes pay TV channels and provides pay-per-view services to direct-to-home satellite and cable television providers in the Philippines.

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Dream Satellite TV

Dream Satellite TV was the first all-digital Direct-To-Home (DTH) television broadcasting service via satellite in the Philippines.

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Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite - Second Generation (DVB-S2) is a digital television broadcast standard that has been designed as a successor for the popular DVB-S system.

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ELJ Communications Center

The Eugenio Lopez Junior Communications Center (also called 9501, ELJ Communications Center, or simply ELJ Center) is the corporate headquarters of ABS-CBN and its subsidiaries.

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G Sat

G Sat (Global Satellite) is a subscription-based direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service commercially available in the Philippines.

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Jeepney TV

Jeepney TV is a Filipino pay TV channel owned and operated by Creative Programs, a subsidiary of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation, which consists of classic and archived series produced and/or previously aired by ABS-CBN.

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Kris Aquino

Kristina Bernadette "Kris" Cojuangco Aquino (born 14 February 1971) is a Filipino talk show host, actress and producer.

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Ku band

The Ku band is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the microwave range of frequencies from 12 to 18 gigahertz (GHz).

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Liga (TV channel)

Liga is a Filipino commercial sports cable channel based in the Philippines and operated by Creative Programs, Inc. and ABS-CBN Sports (content provider).

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Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg; Luxembourg, Luxemburg), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe.

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Manila Standard

Manila Standard is a broadsheet newspaper in the Philippines owned by the Romualdez family.

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Metro Channel

Metro Channel (formerly Lifestyle) is a global Filipino pay TV channel based in Quezon City.

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Metro Manila

Metropolitan Manila (Kalakhang Maynila, Kamaynilaan) is the seat of government and one of the three defined metropolitan areas of the Philippines.

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MPEG-4 is a method of defining compression of audio and visual (AV) digital data.

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Myx is a Filipino pay TV channel based in Quezon City.

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National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines)

The Philippines' National Telecommunications Commission (Pambansáng Komisyón sa Telekomunikasyón), abbreviated as NTC, is an attached agency of the Department of Information and Communications Technology responsible for the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services throughout the country.

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Parabolic antenna

A parabolic antenna is an antenna that uses a parabolic reflector, a curved surface with the cross-sectional shape of a parabola, to direct the radio waves.

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Philippine peso

The Philippine peso, also referred to by its Filipino name piso (Philippine English:,, plural pesos; piso; peso; sign: ₱; code: PHP), is the official currency of the Philippines.

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The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

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PLDT Inc.,, formerly known as the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (Kompanya ng Teleponong Pangmalayuan ng Pilipinas), is the largest telecommunications and digital services company in the Philippines and the most known internet service provider.

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Quezon is a province of the Philippines in the Calabarzon region of Luzon island.

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Quezon City

Quezon City (Lungsod Quezon,; Ciudad Quezón; also known as QC or Kyusi) is the most populous city in the Philippines.

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In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit.

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Satellite television

Satellite television is a service that delivers television programming to viewers by relaying it from a communications satellite orbiting the Earth directly to the viewer's location.

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SES S.A. is a communications satellite owner and operator providing video and data connectivity worldwide to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions, with a mission to “connect, enable, and enrich”.

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SES World Skies

SES World Skies was a short lived company formed as a result of the merger between the two SES subsidiaries, SES Americom and SES New Skies.

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SES-9 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SES S.A. It was launched from Cape Canaveral SLC-40 by a Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket on 4 March 2016.

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Sky (cable company)

Sky Cable Corporation, commonly known as Sky, is a Filipino telecommunications company based in Diliman, Quezon City.

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Transponder (satellite communications)

A communications satellite's transponder is the series of interconnected units that form a communications channel between the receiving and the transmitting antennas.

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TV5 Network

TV5 Network, Inc., formerly known as ABC Development Corporation and Associated Broadcasting Company, is a Filipino media company based in Mandaluyong City.

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Yahoo! News

Yahoo! News is a news website that originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Direct

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