What is the Kapamilya Channel and where can you watch it?

ABS-CBN continues to air select programs – albeit in a limited capacity

KAPAMILYA CHANNEL. The channel carries some of ABS-CBN popular shows after station's franchise expired. Photo from ABS-CBN

MANILA, Philippines – On June 13, more than a month after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered them to go off-air, ABS-CBN introduced the Kapamilya Channel.

It’s a new product from the embattled media giant, which on July 10 was denied a new franchise by the House committee on legislative franchises. That means ABS-CBN’s channels and products can now only be accessed via cable or its online platforms. 

The Kapamilya Channel is on cable and satellite television through Sky Cable, Cablelink, G Sat, and most member-cable operators of the Philippine Cable Television Association (PCTA) nationwide. Access is also available via YouTube and the Facebook account of ABS-CBN.

Unlike the flagship Channel 2, the Kapamilya Channel only carries a select curation of TV shows. Here’s what you need to know about the Kapamilya Channel.

The channel is owned by ABS-CBN. It operates for 24-hours. Viewers can also access the channel through the iWant app and iWant.ph – ABS-CBN’s streaming platform. 

The lineup. The Kapamilya Channel carries a mix of past and present shows, plus two new TV programs. Among the shows carried by the Kapamilya Channel are:

  • FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano
  • Love Thy Woman
  • It’s Showtime
  • A Soldier’s Heart 
  • Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan, hosted by Judy Ann Santos
  • Iba ‘Yan, hosted by Angel Locsin
  • The Voice Teens (weekends)

Kapamilya Channel also airs older TV shows such as The General’s Daughter, Starla, The Best of MMK, and educational shows such as Bayani, Epol Apple, Sineskwela, and Hiraya Manawari.

Classic movies are also aired in the channel. 



Different from Channel 2. According to the Frequent Asked Questions article, the Kapamilya Channel does not use any frequencies and is delivered purely through cable and satellite TV operators. 

Where can you watch the Kapamilya Channel. You can watch the Kapamilya Channel on the following cable and sattellite providers:

  • Sky Cable (Channel 8 – SD at Channel 167 – HD) For channel assignments in you area, check mysky.com.ph
  • Cable Link (Channel 8)
  • GSAT Direct TV (Channel 22)
  • For PCTA members, you may contact your cable operator for details 

– Rappler.com

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