Denied a franchise, ABS-CBN expands distribution of its shows in South America, Africa, and Asia 2
Dear Other Self, Ang Probinsyano, and The General’s Daughter are just some ABS-CBN shows that will be broadcast in different parts of the world. Photo from ABS-CBN News
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Denied a franchise, ABS-CBN expands distribution of its shows in South America, Africa, and Asia

The future of the network sees its programs and productions being shown in different parts of the world.
ANCX | Aug 19 2020

ABS-CBN shows will be broadcast in different continents and regions aound the world starting this year. These include hit dramas such as Ang Probinsyano, Kadenang Ginto, Dahil May Isang Ikaw, and The General’s Daughter

Fourteen shows will be broadcast in the African continent including Coco Martin’s seemingly never-ending Ang Probinsyano; oft-parodied dramas such as Dimples Romana and Beauty Gonzales’ oft-parodied soap Kadenang Ginto and Maja Salvador’s The Killer Bride; The General’s Daughter starring everyone’s favorite Darna Angel Locsin; Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s horror-fantasy series La Luna Sangre, Jodi Sta. Maria and Bela Padilla’s Sino Ang May Sala: Mea Culpa; Kim Chiu’s Love Thy Woman; Aljur Abrenica and Ejay Falcon’s Sandugo; Gerald Anderson’s A Soldier’s Heart; real to reel mother and son tandem Sylvia Sanchez and Arjo Atayde’s Hanggang Saan?; and JM De Guzman and Barbie Imperial’s Araw Gabi.

Meanwhile, Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa’s Dahil May Isang Ikaw will be broadcast in Ecuador starting this month. This is the third ABS-CBN show that will be shown in the South American country after Bridges of Love and Pangako Sa ‘Yo. In Indonesia, a remake of Love Thy Woman is also in the works while Myanmar is still broadcasting Los Bastardos, Sandugo, and Sana Dalawa ang Puso. The Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap series is also being shown in the Pacific Islands over the next two months as well as Since I found You.

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ABS-CBN-produced films are also being shown in other countries. Sta. Maria’s 2017 movie Dear Other Self is being shown in Brunei, and recent broadcasts of Anderson and Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s My Perfect You and Bernardo and Padilla’s Barcelona were also held in Vietnam. These developments were done through the efforts of ABS-CBN International Sales and Distribution as confirmed by Macie Imperial and Pia Laurel.

After the denial of its legislative franchise, the company continues to syndicate its content through various streaming services and operate other businesses that do not require a legislative franchise, such as international licensing and distribution, digital, and cable TV. The network recently launched the Kapamilya Channel on cable and satellite TV as well as Kapamilya Online Live on YouTube and Facebook. Its films and programs may also be watched in platforms and channels such as iWant and TFC.

So far, ABS-CBN productions have reached around 50 territories around the world, amounting to around 50,000 hours of content.