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List of years in Philippine television

The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 2021. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.

Events

January

February

  • February 1 - Comedy Central (after past seven years of broadcasting in the Philippines) and MTV China have ceased its operations by ViacomCBS across Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, Paramount Channel Asia rebranded as Paramount Network Asia.
  • February 4 - MediaQuest Holdings, through Cignal TV announced a 3-year deal with the Premier Volleyball League to aired the games beginning with the 4th season (17th overall season for the former Shakey's V-League) on free-to-air network One Sports and on the cable and satellite channel One Sports+. This is the second league organized by Sports Vision to broadcast on Cignal and One Sports (the first one being Spikers' Turf since 2018). This is also the third time that the volleyball league games broadcast on the company since 2005–2006 on ABC-5 (now TV5; under Associated Broadcasting Company, now TV5 Network, Inc.) and 2012–2013 on Hyper (now One Sports+; under MediaQuest) both as the Shakey's V-League, and marked the end of its stint with ABS-CBN Corporation following the non-renewal of its congressional franchise on July 10, 2020, and the dissolution of ABS-CBN Sports division to close its business operations on August 31, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.[5]
  • February 6 - JM Yosures of Taguig was hailed as Tawag ng Tanghalan Year 4 Grand Champion on It's Showtime.
  • February 7 - GMA Network launched "GMA Now", a digital TV dongle for Android smartphones.[6][7]
  • February 10 - G Sat terminated four Mediahouse/Club TV (under Mimyuni Media Entertainment from Kick Media) and SES channels: GINX Esports TV, Health & Wellness, Luxe & Life and Pet & Pal, as well as four other channels: Amazing Discoveries TV, Fight COVID-19 (information channel), Sonlife Broadcasting Network and Stingray Classica on its line-up due to the revamping of the provider's channel space assignments. Meanwhile, two Mediahouse/Club TV (under Mimyuni Media Entertainment from Kick Media) and SES channels: Motorvision TV and My Cinema Europe, continued to air on their line-up. In addition, G Sat launched eight channels on their line-up: Da Vinci Kids, DreamWorks Channel, Myx, Paramount Network, TAP Edge, TAP Sports, TAP TV and Travel Channel, as well as two returned channels: Aniplus and K-Plus.
  • February 14 - My Only Radio relaunched as "MOR Entertainment", transitioned to a new media (online) entity network from a broadcast terrestrial radio network via multiple digital platforms on Facebook, iWantTFC, Kumu, Spotify and YouTube.[8][9]
  • February 20
    • Sky Cable terminated Life TV on its line-up due to the expiration of Sky's contract with the network. Meanwhile, the network continued to air via BEAM TV.[10]
    • Abby Trinidad was hailed as the MNL48's third-generation center girl in the girl group's third general election held on It's Showtime.[11]
  • February 22 - GMA News TV (just six days before the network's 10th anniversary of broadcasting) rebranded to GTV, a secondary channel for news, entertainment and sports content in lieu with their parent network. Prior to the rebranding announcement on February 9 by GMA Network, Inc., GMA News TV has been increasing generalist content (similar to the former Citynet Television and Q) since September 2020 where news and public affairs content were decreasing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. GTV's programming include the upcoming NCAA Philippines (where GMA Network signed a 5-year deal with the league on November 21, 2020, which led the reason behind the network's rebranding)[12] and GMA News TV's current and existing programming such as weekly public affairs series and newscasts–including Balitanghali, State of the Nation, GMA Regional TV Weekend News (later dropped the "GMA" moniker as Regional TV Weekend News), GMA Regional TV Strip (later dropped the "GMA" moniker as Regional TV Strip), Dobol B sa News TV (later renamed as Dobol B TV), News TV Live (later dropped the "TV" word as News Live) and the simulcast of 24 Oras (for weeknight and later weekend editions), along with movie blocks, Asianovelas and animated series. Following the rebranding of the domestic network to its current name, the News TV brand continued to use through its international version.[13][14][15]
  • February 28 - Five GMA News TV's (now GTV) original programs: Brigada, Dobol B TV, iJuander, News TV Live and State of the Nation, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Philippine television.

March

  • March 1
  • March 5
  • March 6 - Good News Kasama si Vicky Morales celebrated its 10th anniversary on Philippine television.
  • March 8 - TV5 unveiled a new relaunched slogan entitled TV5 TodoMax and a revamped programming grid that divided into five blocks: TodoMax Kids (cartoons and kids-oriented), TodoMax Serbisyo (public service), TodoMax Panalo (weekday noontime and afternoon line-up), TodoMax Primetime (later renamed as TodoMax Primetime Singko; weeknight primetime line-up) and TodoMax Weekend (weekend line-up).
  • March 10 - The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League has resumed their play after almost a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines and the ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy (which led the closure of its sports division) to finish off the 2019–20 season in a bubble setup in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, with the games being aired on A2Z, iWantTFC and TFC.[18]
  • March 14 - Liofer Pinatacan of Zamboanga del Sur was hailed as the winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Connect.
  • March 16 - CNN Philippines implemented a lay off program covering some of its employees due to COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.[19]
  • March 17
    • People's Television Network temporary stopped its broadcast and limited its programming through online to allow the disinfection of its studios in Quezon City.[20]
    • PTV's Twitter account posted a controversial tweet about the attacking of President Rodrigo Duterte with the hashtag #DutertePalpak and the mention of the South Korean boyband group BTS, causing the president pertained to the COVID-19 pandemic as a "small thing in our lives". The network later apologized and filed for an investigation against the mastermind behind the said tweet.
    • ABS-CBN Entertainment and WeTV iflix signed a multi-year partnership to air early access of ABS-CBN's primetime shows on the partners' streaming service starting on March 20.[21][22]
  • March 22 - Four GMA News programs: Balitanghali, Saksi, State of the Nation and Unang Hirit, became the newest addition of newscasts to incorporate simultaneous sign language interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing on its broadcast, as well as the online livestream on YouTube being converted to high definition.
  • March 29–31 - In response to the emerge wake on the threat surge of uprising COVID-19 cases in the Philippines and the second Enhanced Community Quarantine in Greater Manila Area, It's Showtime and Eat Bulaga! cancelled the productions of their annual "Lenten Drama Specials" for the second year. The former aired replays since their second suspension on March 18, while the latter replaced with the filmed pre-produced episodes before the start of the second lockdown.

April

  • April 1–3
  • April 2
    • SVD-Mission Communications Foundation's "Seven Last Words" returned for pre-recorded this year, after the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines and the ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy (which caused their television networks to shutdown), and it was broadcast simultaneously on cable TV via Kapamilya Channel, online via Kapamilya Online Live and iWantTFC, and on free-to-air via A2Z (MCFI's director Fr. Bel San Luis later acknowledged Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide and ZOE Broadcasting Network founder Eddie Villanueva during the special program's closing message, as the church's channel ownership also refused to carry Catholic liturgical masses during the Paschal Triduum due to their programming agreement with ABS-CBN Corporation). Meanwhile, Jeepney TV continued to air on a delay basis.
    • The Dominican Fathers of the Philippines' "Siete Palabras" was pre-recorded again for the second year filmed at the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City and other locations affiliated with the Dominican Fathers throughout Luzon (including the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila and the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Manaoag, Pangasinan) due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, and it was broadcast on television via GMA Network (selected GMA Regional TV stations in Visayas and Mindanao were pre-empted and replaced with their own local versions) for the 13th year and on radio via Radyo Veritas in Metro Manila as well as other Catholic Media Network affiliated stations nationwide.
  • April 3
    • APT Entertainment cancelled the productions of their annual "Black Saturday Lenten Drama Special" for the second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, which suppose to aired on GMA Network. In lieu of the special, the network replaced by the marathon of First Yaya.
    • Jesuit Communications Foundation Holy Week Specials returned for productions after a year of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, with "Fiesta: Ang Makulay na Pananampalatayang Pilipino" as this year's theme. It also marks the first JESCOM Holy Week special to broadcast on GMA Network, ending its 15-year stint with ABS-CBN Corporation following the non-renewal of its congressional franchise on July 10, 2020, and the first JESCOM special to be aired on the said network after 5 years since "Mabuhay Lolo Kiko" in 2015 (GMA replaced from the planned Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis in Vatican City for the second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Vatican City).
  • April 5
  • April 9–11 - GTV became the official broadcaster of the 191st General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on national free-to-air (analog and digital) and cable TV via satellite delay from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, making the second time the channel aired the conference.
  • April 12 - Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation temporary suspended their network produced programs as prior to its limited broadcasting hours which only airs DepEd TV every Monday to Saturday at 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and several programs produced by blocktimers on Sunday at 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM due to limited programming redundancies and the "quarantine safety protocol issues". Their regular programming schedule line-up and broadcasting hours were resumed its Sunday schedule on April 25, the Weekday schedule on May 3, and the Saturday schedule on May 8.
  • April 29 - GMA Network and iQiyi sealed a multi-year deal to air GMA's entertainment programs on the latter's streaming service.[24]

May

  • May 1
    • After one year and nine months of broadcasting, K Movies Pinoy has ceased its operations by Viva Entertainment due to permanent discontinuation of its telecast by the content provider. Meanwhile, all Filipino-dubbed Korean movies continued to air on its sister channel, Tagalized Movie Channel and on the streaming service, VivaMax.[25]
    • Sky Cable terminated Fight Sports on its line-up due to the expiration of Sky's contract with the network. Meanwhile, the network continued to air via Cignal and G Sat.[25]
    • ABS-CBN News Channel celebrated its 25th anniversary of broadcasting.
  • May 3 - After two years of broadcasting, One Media Network was rebranded as Golden Nation Network.
  • May 8 - Jehramae Trangia of Cebu was hailed as the winner of the second season of Born to Be a Star.
  • May 15 - Maalaala Mo Kaya celebrated its 30th anniversary on Philippine television.
  • May 20 - TV5 unveiled a new slogan, station ID or theme jingle entitled Iba sa 5 and a remodify-colored of the current 2019 logo (which is almost similar to the former 2004–2008 slogan of its predecessor, ABC entitled Iba Tayo! and the color scheme of its sister companies, Cignal and PLDT).
  • May 28 - Jessie Pascua (also known as "The Ihaws of Us") of Bulacan was hailed as Versus 1st Grand Champion on It's Showtime.
  • May 30 - Singer Klarisse de Guzman (impersonated as Patti LaBelle) was proclaimed the grand winner of the third season of Your Face Sounds Familiar.

June

  • June 1 - Sky Cable terminated Miao Mi on its line-up due to the expiration of Sky's contract with the network.[25] Meanwhile, Fight Sports returned its broadcast after a month-long termination also due to the provider's expired contract.[26]
  • June 5 - G Sat terminated Aniplus and K-Plus on its line-up due to the revamping of the provider's channel space assignments. Meanwhile, both networks continued to air via Cignal, Sky Cable and Cablelink. In addition, G Sat launched Arirang TV and KBS World on their line-up.
  • June 6 - Vianna Ricafranca of Albay was emerged as the winner of Centerstage.
  • June 13 - ABS-CBN Corporation celebrated its 75th anniversary of corporate formation.
  • June 20 - Sky Cable launched Loveworld Asia on their line-up.[27]
  • June 28 - TeleRadyo switched its airing of aspect ratio format on the channel feed and its programming to high-definition (16:9) through Sky Cable and other cable providers, iWantTFC, TFC IPTV, and other digital platforms after more than 14 years on the usage of broadcast video picture from standard-definition (4:3).
  • June 30 - Selected ABS-CBN contents from local programming titles such as originals, movies and series, acquired international distributions, and live channels on iWantTFC and WeTV offered free access with an optional monthly premium subscription of binge-watch to users.[28][29]

July

August

September

October

Unknown (dates)

  • February - Blackbox Studios launched its Filipino-owned independent streaming service, RAD.

Upcoming

October

  • October 29 - GMA Network will celebrate its 60th anniversary of broadcasting as a television network.

November

  • November 14 - Telenovela Channel with celebrate its 10th anniversary of broadcasting.
  • November 21 - The World Tonight will celebrate its 55th anniversary on Philippine television.
  • November 26 - TAP TV is set to air the 95th edition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York City, USA live via NBC. This will mark the channel's second consecutive live broadcast of the parade in the country.

Unknown (dates)

Debuts

Major networks

A2Z

The following are programs that debuted on A2Z:

Upcoming
No definite date
Re-runs

Notes
^ a Originally aired on ABS-CBN
^ b Originally aired on GMA
^ c Originally aired on Yey!
^ d Originally aired on Jeepney TV
^ e Originally aired on Hero (now defunct)
^ f Originally aired on Q (now GTV)
^ g Originally aired on Knowledge Channel
^ h Originally aired on NBN (now PTV)
^ i Originally aired on TeleRadyo

GMA

The following are programs that debuted on GMA Network:

Upcoming
No definite date
Re-runs

Notes
^ a Originally aired on GTV
^ b Originally aired on GMA News TV (now GTV)
^ c Originally aired on Q (now GTV)

TV5

The following are programs that debuted on TV5:

Upcoming
No definite date
Re-runs

State-owned networks

PTV

The following are programs that debuted on People's Television Network:

  • June 12: Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo
Upcoming
No definite date
  • Good Laffternoon
  • Mga Pinoy sa Tsina[51]
  • FedeARAL[52]
  • The Philippine Rise Documentaries[52]
  • EPower Mo![52]
  • TeleKlima[52]
  • Salpukan 360
  • Dayo[52]
  • Rise & Shine (Japan)[52]
  • Power of K (Korea)[52]
  • Colors of ASEAN (ASEAN)[52]
  • Sharing ASEAN (ASEAN)[52]
  • Caesar Soriano Live[52]
  • Haplos ng Bayan[52]
  • Tilaok TV
  • Pambatong Pinoy[52]
Re-runs

IBC

The following are programs that debuted on IBC:

  • March 7: Lakbay Pinas
  • May 8: Oras ng Kings
  • October 25: IBC Headliners (2nd incarnation)
Upcoming
No definite date
  • Tahor: Your Ultimate Gamefowl Show
  • Yes! Yes! Yow!
Re-runs

Minor networks

The following are programs that debuted on minor networks:

  • January 4: Eat's Singing Time on Net 25
  • February 15: Balitalakayan on Net 25
  • February 27: Ang Inyong Kawal on UNTV
  • March 6: Ikaw ay Akin on Net 25
  • June 12: Lingap Stories on Net 25
  • August 10: Ito Ang Tahanan and Let's Get Ready To TV Radyo on Net 25
  • August 30: Kada Umaga on Net 25
  • October 18: Ano Sa Palagay N'yo? on Net 25

Upcoming

No definite date

Re-runs

Other channels

The following are programs that debuted on other channels:

Upcoming

Unknown (dates)

  • February: Ang Inyong Armed Forces, Ang Inyong Kawal, News Express, News in 3, Up Up Pilipinas and WEmen on tvQ2
  • March–April: #KKO, Balik Loob sa Pagbabago, Brakefast and The Tito Potato Show on tvQ2

No definite date

Re-runs

Upcoming
  • Notes
  1. ^ a Originally aired on ABS-CBN
  2. ^ b Originally aired on GMA
  3. ^ c Originally aired on TV5
  4. ^ d Originally aired on Cine Mo!
  5. ^ e Originally aired on Yey!
  6. ^ f Originally aired on S+A
  7. ^ g Originally aired on GMA News TV (now GTV)
  8. ^ h Originally aired on Jeepney TV
  9. ^ i Originally aired on Sari-Sari Channel
  10. ^ j Originally aired on Hero (now defunct)
  11. ^ k Originally aired on ETC
  12. ^ l Originally aired on Jack TV (now defunct)
  13. ^ m Originally aired on 2nd Avenue (now defunct)
  14. ^ n Originally aired on CT (now defunct)
  15. ^ o Originally aired on Studio 23 (now S+A)
  16. ^ p Originally aired on Q (now GTV)
  17. ^ q Originally aired on RPN (now CNN Philippines)
  18. ^ r Originally aired on Fox Filipino (now defunct)
  19. ^ s Originally aired on Kapamilya Channel
  20. ^ t Originally aired on Metro Channel
  21. ^ u Originally aired on Asianovela Channel
  22. ^ v Originally aired on NBN (now PTV)
  23. ^ w Originally aired on Knowledge Channel
  24. ^ x Originally aired on CNN Philippines
  25. ^ y Originally aired on A2Z
  26. ^ z Originally aired on GTV
  27. ^ aa Originally aired on IBC
  28. ^ ab Originally aired on ABC (now TV5)

Video streaming services

The following are programs that debuted on video streaming services:

  • January 13: Horrorscope on iWantTFC
  • January 15: Section St. Valentine: The Disappearance of Divine on WeTV iflix
  • January 18: Hoy, Love You! on iWantTFC
  • February 1: Afterlife on Cignal Play
  • February 8: Unloving U on iWantTFC
  • February 12: Ben X Jim (season 2) on Upstream PH
  • February 12: Parang Kayo Pero Hindi on VivaMax
  • February 13: B&B: The Story of the Battle of Brody & Brandy on WeTV iflix
  • February 22: Murder by Tsismis on Cignal Play
  • March 26: Barangay 143 (season 2) on Netflix
  • April 9: Kung Pwede Lang on VivaMax
  • May 1: Love vs. Stars on Cignal Play
  • May 14: Hello Stranger on Netflix
  • May 17: Coke Studio Itodo Mo Beat Mo on YouTube (Coke Studio Philippines)
  • May 28: He's Into Her (season 1) on iWantTFC
  • June 5: Click, Like, Share (season 1) on iWantTFC
  • June 11: Trese on Netflix
  • July 2: Boyfriend No. 13 on WeTV iflix
  • July 10: GVBOYS: Pangmalakasang Good Vibes on YouTube (Puregold Channel)
  • July 14: My Sunset Girl on iWantTFC
  • August 16: Love Beneath the Stars on iWantTFC
  • September 3: Click, Like, Share (season 2) on iWantTFC
  • September 5: Pinoy Portal on YouTube (SMAC TV PROD)
  • September 11: Hoy, Love You Two on iWantTFC
  • September 12: On the Job on HBO Go
  • September 24: Pasabuy on WeTV iflix
  • September 25: The Gaming House on iWantTFC
  • October 2: Limited Edition on YouTube (Bragais TV)

Upcoming

Unknown (dates)

  • January: Alpha News on Alpha News Philippines
  • January: Luzon Headlines, Balitaktakan, Talk Time and Bicol.PH on RNG

No definite date

Returning or renamed programs

Major networks

Show Last aired Retitled as/Season/Notes Channel Return date
Paano ang Pasko? 2021 Paano ang Pangako? TV5 January 4
Love of My Life 2020 Same (new episodes) GMA January 18
Oh My Dad! 2021 Same (season 2) TV5 January 23
Born to Be a Star 2016 Same (season 2) TV5 January 30
Centerstage 2020 Same (new episodes) GMA February 7
Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday 2020 Same (new episodes) GMA February 8
Magkaagaw 2020 Same (new episodes) GMA February 15
Your Face Sounds Familiar 2015 (ABS-CBN) Same (season 3) Kapamilya Channel/A2Z February 20
Detective Conan 2019 Same (season 8) GMA March 13
Aja! Aja! Tayo 2019 (TV5) Aja! Aja! Tayo sa Jeju Kapamilya Channel/A2Z March 20
I Can See You 2020 Same (season 2) GMA March 22
Sing Galing! 2005 (ABC) Same (2nd incarnation) TV5/Colours April 5
John en Ellen 2021 Same (season 2) TV5/One Screen May 9
Rated Korina 2021 Same (season 2) Kapamilya Channel/A2Z/TV5/One PH June 19 (Kapamilya Channel/A2Z)
June 20 (TV5/One PH)
La Vida Lena 2021 (iWantTFC) Same (full series) Kapamilya Channel/A2Z/TV5 June 28
Eat Well, Live Well, Stay Well 2021 Same (season 2) GMA July 9
Philippine Basketball Association 2020 Same (season 46) TV5/One Sports/PBA Rush July 16
Pepito Manaloto 2021 Ang Unang Kuwento GMA July 17
Yo-kai Watch 2019 Shadowside GMA August 7
Makulay ang Buhay 2020 Same (season 2) GMA August 21
The Penthouse 2021 Same (season 2) GMA August 30
The Clash 2020 Same (season 4) GMA October 2
Pinoy Big Brother 2021 Same (season 10: "Kumunity Season 10") Kapamilya Channel/A2Z October 16
National Basketball Association 2021 Same (2021–22 season) TV5/One Sports/NBA TV Philippines October 20
Wolfblood 2019 Same (season 3) GMA November 1
The World Between Us 2021 Same (season 2) GMA November 22
Sunday 'Kada 2021 Same (season 2) TV5 TBA
Prima Donnas 2021 Same (season 2) GMA TBA
First Yaya 2021 First Lady (season 2) GMA TBA
Fairy Tail 2019 Same (season 4) GMA TBA

State-owned networks

Show Last aired Retitled as/Season/Notes Channel Return date
Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo 2006 (RPN) Same (2nd incarnation) PTV June 12
IBC Headliners 2011 Same (2nd incarnation) IBC October 25

Minor networks

Show Last aired Retitled as/Season/Notes Channel Return date

Other channels

Show Last aired Retitled as/Season/Notes Channel Return date
State of the Nation with Jessica Soho 2021 State of the Nation GMA News TV (until February 19) / GTV (since February 22) January 4
Geek and Gamers Guide 2020 Same (season 2; new episodes) One Sports January 24
Rising Sun 2021 Same (season 2) GMA News TV (until February 19) / GTV (since February 22) January 25
Dobol B sa News TV 2021 (GMA News TV) Dobol B TV GTV February 22
GMA Regional TV Weekend News 2021 (GMA News TV) Regional TV Weekend News GTV February 27
News TV Live 2021 News Live GTV March 27
Rig 45 2021 Same (season 2) TAP Edge April 7
Chinese News TV (CNTV) 2020 (IBC) Chinatown News TV (CNTV) ABS-CBN News Channel April 12
Making It 2018 (Jack TV; now defunct) Same (season 2) ETC May 8
G Diaries 2021 Same (season 8) Kapamilya Channel/ABS-CBN News Channel/Metro Channel May 16
The Purge 2021 Same (season 2) TAP Edge June 4
Chicago Med 2021 Same (season 2) TAP Edge June 8
Endless Love 2021 Same (season 2) ETC June 13
Bulletproof 2021 Same (season 2) TAP Edge June 13
American Greed 2021 Same (season 12) TAP Edge June 20
A Discovery of Witches 2021 Same (season 2) TAP Edge June 24
Pinoy Aklatan: Filipino Stories for Kids (Pinoy A+) 2021 Same (season 2) GTV July 18
Real Talk: The Heart of the Matter 2021 Same (season 2) Kapamilya Channel/Jeepney TV July 25
Love Island USA 2021 Same (season 2) TAP TV September 27
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 2021 Same (season 18) TAP TV September 28
Riviera 2021 Same (season 2) TAP Edge October 4
Hell's Kitchen USA 2021 Same (season 18) TAP TV October 23
The Kelly Clarkson Show 2021 Same (season 3) TAP TV October
World of Dance Philippines 2019 (ABS-CBN) Same (season 2) Kapamilya Channel N/A
Idol Philippines 2019 (ABS-CBN) Same (season 2) N/A
Dance Kids 2016 (ABS-CBN) Same (season 2) N/A
Little Big Shots 2017 (ABS-CBN) Same (season 2) N/A
Pilipinas Got Talent 2018 (ABS-CBN) Same (season 7) N/A
The Price is Right 2011 (ABS-CBN) Same (season 2) N/A
iZombie 2019 Same (season 5: "The Final Season") ETC TBA
Jane the Virgin 2019 Same (seasons 4 and 5: "The Final Season") ETC TBA
The 100 2019 (Jack TV; now defunct) Same (season 6: "The Final Season") ETC TBA
SportsCenter Philippines 2020 (TV5) One Sports Central One Sports TBA
Elementary 2020 (Jack TV; now defunct) Same (season 7: "The Final Season") ETC TBA

Video streaming services

Show Last aired Retitled as/Season/Notes Service Return date
Ben X Jim 2020 (YouTube) Same (season 2) Upstream PH February 12
Barangay 143 2019 (GMA) Same (season 2) Netflix March 26
Coke Studio Philippines 2019 (ABS-CBN) Same (season 4: "Itodo Mo Beat Mo") YouTube (Coke Studio Philippines) May 17
Click, Like, Share 2021 Same (season 2) iWantTFC September 3
Hoy, Love You! 2021 Hoy, Love You Two (season 2) iWantTFC September 11

Programs transferring networks

Major networks

Date Show No. of seasons Moved from Moved to
March 10 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League N/A S+A / Liga (now defunct) A2Z
March 20 Aja! Aja! Tayo sa Jeju N/A TV5 (as Aja! Aja! Tayo) Kapamilya Channel/A2Z (as Aja! Aja! Tayo sa Jeju)
April 3 JESCOM Holy Week Specials N/A ABS-CBN GMA
September 4 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card N/A Yey! A2Z
October 16 Pera Paraan N/A GTV GMA

State-owned networks

Date Show No. of seasons Moved from Moved to
June 12 Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo N/A RPN (now CNN Philippines) PTV
TBA Tahor: Your Ultimate Gamefowl Show N/A PTV IBC

Minor networks

Date Show No. of seasons Moved from Moved to

Other channels

Date Show No. of seasons Moved from Moved to
January 4 Chicago Fire 1 Jack TV (now defunct) TAP Edge
January 5 NBC Nightly News N/A TAP TV
Dateline NBC N/A Talk TV (now CNN Philippines)
January 6 Chicago P.D. 1 CT (now defunct)
January 7 The Magicians 1 ETC
January 16 Mind S-Cool N/A CNN Philippines Colours
January 17 N/A One PH
February 16 Impact Wrestling N/A TAP Edge TAP Sports
April 12 CNTV N/A IBC (as Chinese News TV) ABS-CBN News Channel (as Chinatown News TV)
May 8 Making It 2 Jack TV (now defunct) ETC
June 13 National Collegiate Athletic Association 96 S+A / Liga (now defunct) GTV
July 2 E! True Hollywood Story 16 2nd Avenue (now defunct) / E! Philippines (now defunct) / Velvet (now defunct) TAP TV
July 3 Hell's Kitchen USA 17 2nd Avenue (now defunct)
Top Chef 13 ETC
July 6 Keeping Up with the Kardashians 16
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian 1
July 7 The Bold Type 1
July 17 Premier Volleyball League 4 (17 as Shakey's V-League) S+A / Liga (now defunct) One Sports
October 2 Siyensikat N/A GMA News TV (now GTV) CNN Philippines
October 25 Stories of Hope N/A GMA GTV
October 26 On Record N/A
NBC Nightly News N/A TAP Edge TAP TV
October 27 Tunay na Buhay N/A GMA GTV
October 28 Reporter's Notebook N/A
October National Football League N/A 5 Plus (now One Sports) Premier Sports
TBA Madam Secretary 4 and 5 2nd Avenue (now defunct) ETC
Philippine Super Liga 9 TV5 / One Sports GTV
University Athletic Association of the Philippines 84 S+A / Liga (now defunct) One Sports

Video streaming services

Date Show No. of seasons Moved from Moved to
February 12 Ben X Jim 2 YouTube (Regal Entertainment) Upstream PH
March 26 Barangay 143 2 GMA Netflix
May 17 Coke Studio Philippines 4 ABS-CBN YouTube (Coke Studio Philippines)

Milestone episodes

The following shows made their Milestone episodes in 2021:

Show Network Episode # Episode title Episode air date
Ang sa Iyo ay Akin Kapamilya Channel/A2Z/Jeepney TV 100th "Bagong Kaguluhan" January 1
Chika, Besh! TV5 100th "Maui Taylor" January 7
Prima Donnas GMA 200th "Mayi, I am Your Father" January 7
Mars Pa More GMA 300th "300th Episode" January 15
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Kapamilya Channel/A2Z 1,300th "Panaghoy" January 28
Walang Hanggang Paalam Kapamilya Channel/A2Z/Jeepney TV 100th "Hulihin" February 12
Bagong Umaga Kapamilya Channel/A2Z 100th "The Plan" March 12
Fill in the Bank TV5 100th "Maynard vs. Benjie" March 24
Daddy's Gurl GMA 100th "Game Night" May 15
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Kapamilya Channel/A2Z/TV5 1,400th "Lusob" June 21
Huwag Kang Mangamba Kapamilya Channel/A2Z/TV5 100th "Suhol" August 10
Niña Niño TV5 100th "Regrets" September 20
iBilib GMA 500th "500th Episode" October 17

Finales

Major networks

A2Z

The following are programs that ended on A2Z:

Scheduled
Stopped airing
Program Last airing Resumed airing Reason
Balitang A2Z July 30 August 16 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to COVID-19 related concerns and their hampered operations.

GMA

The following are programs that ended on GMA Network:

Scheduled
Stopped airing
Miscellaneous
Program Last airing Resumed airing Reason
Hunter × Hunter (2011; rerun) March 7 March 22 (GTV; seasons 1 and 2)
June 19 (season 3)
Program replaced by Detective Conan (season 8) on March 13.
Karelasyon (rerun) April 17 April 26 Temporary replaced by the debuting The Desire on its timeslot.
Eat Well, Live Well, Stay Well April 23 July 9 Season break.
COVID-19 pandemic
Program Last airing Resumed airing Reason
Centerstage April 11 May 9 Temporary suspension of tapings due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
Catch Me Out Philippines April 24 July 31

TV5

The following are programs that ended on TV5:

Scheduled
  • October 30: Encounter (Philippine adaptation)
  • November 7: POPinoy
  • November 12: Huwag Kang Mangamba
Stopped airing
Program Last airing Resumed airing Reason
Codename: Kids Next Door (rerun) January 5 March 8 Series break.
April 14 August 14
Onstage January 31 TBA Program on break.
Ted Failon at DJ Chacha sa Radyo5 February 19 October 4 Affected by the channel's programming schedule lineup changes.
Courage the Cowardly Dog March 5 August 14 Series break.
Dexter's Laboratory (rerun) March 31 October 4
Lifetime Original Movies April 8 July 10 Programming block on break.
Rated Korina April 24 June 20 Season break.
Wanted: Ang Serye May 1 June 27
Breaking the Magician's Code June 20 August 15 Series break.
August 29 TBA Pre-empted by the 46th season of Philippine Basketball Association.
Sine Todo June 26 August 14 Programming block on break.
FPJ: Da King July 11 August 8 Pre-empted by the 46th season of Philippine Basketball Association.
August 29 TBA
Sine Spotlight July 11 August 22
Tierra de reyes July 23 August 9 Pre-empted by the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Reina de corazones
Cancelled
  • January 8: Chika, Besh! (reason: Program failed to renew its contract resulting to the cancellation. Replaced by the extension of TV5 Kids block beginning January 11.)

State-owned networks

PTV

The following are programs that ended on People's Television Network:

  • August 31: Oras Ng Himala
Scheduled
Stopped airing
Program Last airing Resumed airing Reason
Sentro Balita January 8 January 27 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues" on January 11–26.
March 3 May 3 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues" on March 3.
August 5 September 6 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.
PTV News Tonight January 8 January 27 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues" on January 11–26.
March 12 May 3 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues" on March 15.
August 5 August 23 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.
Rise and Shine Pilipinas March 3 April 5 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues" on March 3.
August 9 August 23 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.
Ulat Bayan Weekend March 14 April 4 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues" on March 15.
PTV Balita Ngayon March 16 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues" on March 17.
Ulat Bayan April 5
PTV Sports August 5 August 23 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.

IBC

The following are programs that ended on IBC:

  • April 4: Lakbay Pinas
  • July 31: Oras ng Kings
Scheduled
Stopped airing
Program Last airing Resumed airing Reason
Tutok 13 April 9 May 3 Temporary suspension of telecast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues".

Minor networks

  • February 12: Eagle News International Filipino Edition on Net 25
  • May 28: Eat's Singing Time on Net 25
  • August 9: Agila Pilipinas and Eagle News America on Net 25
  • August 27: Pambansang Almusal on Net 25
  • October 15: Happy Time on Net 25

Scheduled

Stopped airing

Program Channel Last airing Resumed airing Reason
Ito Ang Balita Weekend Edition UNTV March 27 May 15 Temporary suspension of telecast due to "quarantine safety protocol issues".

Other channels

Scheduled

Stopped airing

Miscellaneous
Program Channel Last airing Resumed airing Reason
24 Oras Weekend GMA News TV January 23 (Saturday edition)
February 7 (Sunday edition)
March 13 (GTV) Program on break.
WWE Raw TAP Sports February 9 May 12 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to contract renewal negotiations between TAP DMV and WWE.
WWE Afterburn February 10 N/A
WWE Main Event February 11
This Week in WWE February 12
News.PH CNN Philippines February 26 May 10 Program on break.
I M Ready sa Dobol B (Dobol B TV) GTV March 6 (as a TV program) March 13 (as a segment of Super Balita sa Umaga Saturday Edition) Fused into a segment of Super Balita sa Umaga Saturday Edition on March 13.
Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon March 22 July 4 Series break.
The Final Word CNN Philippines March 31 April 26 Program on break.
Rated Korina One PH April 25 June 20 Season break.
Everywhere I Go (ETCerye Rewind; rerun) ETC May 18 June 28
Super Kapamilya Blockbusters Kapamilya Channel June 12 July 3 Programing block on break.
Pokémon the Series: XYZ GTV July 2 October 11 Series break.
Endless Love Heart of Asia July 23 August 30 Affected by the channel's programming schedule lineup changes with remaining episodes continued via GMA.
COVID-19 pandemic
Program Channel Last airing Resumed airing Reason
Flex GTV August 21 TBA Temporary suspension of tapings due to enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.
News.PH CNN Philippines August 23 September 6 Temporary suspension of broadcast due to the disinfection of the building where the network is being housed.
Newsroom Ngayon
New Day August 24
Sports Desk

Cancelled

  • January 8: Chika, Besh! on Colours (reason: Program failed to renew its contract resulting to the cancellation.)
  • April 14: Chinatown News TV (CNTV) on ABS-CBN News Channel (reason: ABS-CBN and Horizon of the Sun Communications, Inc. received numerous backlash and heavily criticism, as well as negative reactions from its public viewers and netizens amid the disputed foreign territorial and relationship ties between the Philippines and China resulting to their partnership's termination.)[58]

Video streaming services

Scheduled

Stopped streaming

Program Service Last streaming Resumed streaming Reason

Networks

The following are a list of free-to-air and cable channels or networks launches and closures in 2021.

Launches

Date Station Type Channel Source
January 4 Paramount Network
(branded from Paramount Channel)
Cable and satellite Cignal Channel 52 (Nationwide)
February 12 tvQ2 Cignal Channel 107 (Nationwide)
April 5 I Heart Movies Free-to-air DTT Channel 7.05
GMA Affordabox Channel 5 (Metro Manila)
[23]
WakuWaku Japan Cable and satellite Cignal Channel 172 (Nationwide)
May 15 Ryan and Friends Air Cable Channel 2 (Provincial)
June 20 Loveworld Asia Sky Cable Channel 207 (HD) (Metro Manila) [27]
July 1 Music Quest G Sat Channel 45 (Nationwide)
July 28 Pocket Watch Internet Protocol television Vision Channel 8 (Metro Manila)
Quanzhou TV Vision Channel 115 (Metro Manila)
Star Channel 1 Vision Channel 126 (Metro Manila)
USA Today News Vision Channel 10 (Metro Manila)
USA Today Sports Vision Channel 9 (Metro Manila)
August 2 BuKo Channel Cable and satellite Cignal Channel 2 (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 2 (Nationwide)
[32]
September 8 UAAP Varsity Channel Cignal Channel 263 (HD) (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 55 (SD) (Nationwide)
[36]
September 11 DreamWorks Channel Philippines Cignal Channel 79 (SD) (Nationwide)
September 13 DepEd-NCR Prime Free-to-air Channel 21 (digital feed)
September 30 Moonbug Kids Cable and satellite Cignal Channel 78 (Nationwide) [38]
October 1 B4U Movies Planet Cable Channel X (Provincial)
Chillayo Cablelink Channel 314 (HD) (Metro Manila)
Cinemachi Action Cablelink Channel 302 (HD) (Metro Manila)
Cinemachi Docu Cablelink Channel 61 (Metro Manila)
Cinemachi Family Cablelink Channel 48 (Metro Manila)
Cinemachi Xtra Cablelink Channel 47 (SD) / Channel 300 (HD) (Metro Manila)
DD Sports Royal Cable Channel 103 (Laguna)
EM TV Planet Cable Channel X (Provincial)
Homey's Cablelink Channel 33 (Metro Manila)
Hoora TV Planet Cable Channel X (Provincial)
Lolly Kids Cablelink Channel 204 (Metro Manila)
MyZen TV G Sat Channel 66 (Nationwide)
Planet Fun Cablelink Channel 213 (Metro Manila)
Reuters Live Planet Cable Channel X (Provincial)
Sportyfy Cablelink Channel 54 (SD) / Channel 354 (HD) (Metro Manila)
Stingray CMusic Royal Cable Channel 901 (Laguna)
Travelxp Cablelink Channel 351 (HD) (Metro Manila)
The Word Network Planet Cable Channel X (Provincial)
Wow! Cablelink Channel 56 (SD) / Channel 353 (HD) (Metro Manila)
October 18 Premier Sports Cignal Channel 272 (HD) (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 140 (SD) / Channel 176 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 307 (SD) / Channel 761 (HD) (Provincial)
[37][47]
SPOTV Sky Cable Channel 31 (SD) / Channel 253 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 304 (SD) / Channel 758 (HD) (Provincial) [48][47]
SPOTV2 Sky Cable Channel 32 (SD) / Channel 254 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 305 (SD) / Channel 759 (HD) (Provincial)
TAP Action Flix Cignal Channel 216 (HD) (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 74 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 78 (SD) / Channel 177 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 407 (SD) / Channel 715 (HD) (Provincial)
[47]
TAP Movies Cignal Channel 50 (SD) / Channel 215 (HD) (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 75 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 55 (SD) / Channel 170 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 406 (SD) / Channel 714 (HD) (Provincial)
TBA The Anime Channel TBA TBA
TBA One Life TBA Cignal Channel TBA (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel TBA (Nationwide)
TBA RJ FM 100.3 TV Radio TBA TBA
TBA Unnamed PCMC network TBA TBA [49]

Rebranded

The following is a list of television stations or cable channels that have made or will make noteworthy network rebrands in 2021.

Date Rebranded from Rebranded to Type Channel Source
February 1 Paramount Channel
(branded as Paramount Network)
Paramount Network
(official branding)
Cable and satellite Cignal Channel 52 (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 78 (Nationwide)1
February 22 GMA News TV GTV Broadcasting network Channel 27 (analog feed) / Channel 15 (digital feed)
Cignal Channel 11 (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 6 (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 11 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 24 (Metro Manila) / Channel 12 (Provincial)
Destiny Cable Channel 24 (Metro Manila)
Cablelink Channel 13 (Metro Manila)
[12][13][14][15]
May 3 One Media Network Golden Nation Network Broadcasting channel Selected terrestrial stations
G Sat Channel 1 (Nationwide)
June Community TV3 PEP TV Cable and satellite Air Cable Channel 3 (SD) / Channel 209 (HD) (Pampanga)
July 1 DZRH News Television
(remained as official name)
DZRH TV
(stylized as on-air branding)
Broadcasting channel Selected terrestrial stations (via TV Natin)
Cignal Channel 18 (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 39 (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 140 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 129 (Metro Manila)
Cablelink Channel 3 (Metro Manila)
Vision Channel 14 (Metro Manila)
August 1 Viva TV Viva Cinema Cignal Channel 42 (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 32 (Nationwide)
Cablelink Channel 51 (Metro Manila)
Vision Channel 43 (Metro Manila)
September 1 Blue Ant Entertainment Rock Entertainment Cable and satellite Cignal Channel 120 (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 19 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 53 (SD) / Channel 196 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 616 (SD) / Channel 739 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 37 (Metro Manila)
[35]
Blue Ant Extreme Rock Extreme Cignal Channel 122 (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 31 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 104 (SD) / Channel 209 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 223 (SD) / Channel 768 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 36 (Metro Manila)2
Travel Channel
(remained as official name)
Trvl Channel
(stylized as on-air branding)
Cignal Channel 64 (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 67 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 82 (SD) / Channel 201 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 611 (SD) / Channel 727 (HD) (Provincial)

Closures

Date Station Type Channel Sign-on debut Source
January 1 Disney XD Southeast Asia Cable and satellite Cignal Channel 69 (Nationwide) May 31, 2014
February 1 Comedy Central Asia Cignal Channel 125 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 73 (SD) / Channel 189 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 621 (SD) / Channel 748 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 311 (HD) (Metro Manila)
May 2013 [1]
February 10 Amazing Discoveries TV G Sat Channel 35 (Nationwide) October 8, 2020
Fight COVID-19
(information channel)
G Sat Channel 51 (Nationwide) July 15, 2020
GINX Esports TV G Sat Channel 23 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 213 (Metro Manila)3
June 16, 2019
Sonlife Broadcasting Network G Sat Channel 38 (Nationwide) August 10, 2019
Stingray Classica Various channel listings
G Sat Channel 92 (HD) (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 192 (HD) (Metro Manila)3
May 17, 2012
May 1 K Movies Pinoy Sky Cable Channel 79 (Metro Manila)
Cablelink Channel 44 (Metro Manila)
August 1, 2019 [25]
June 1 Miao Mi Sky Cable Channel 118 (Metro Manila) June 1, 2018
July 1 Red by HBO Cignal Channel 50 (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 70 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 74 (Metro Manila)
Cablelink Channel 50 (Metro Manila)
February 15, 2012
October 1 Channel V Cignal Channel 150 (Nationwide)4
G Sat Channel 71 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 69 (Metro Manila) / Channel 631 (Provincial)
1995 [59][42]
Disney Channel Philippines Cignal Channel 71 (SD) (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 47 (SD) / Channel 250 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 101 (SD) / Channel 732 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 25 (Metro Manila)
June 1, 1998
Disney Junior Asia Cignal Channel 70 (SD) (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 38 (Metro Manila) / Channel 102 (Provincial)
July 11, 2011
Fox Philippines Cignal Channel 233 (HD) (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 56 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 50 (SD) / Channel 173 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 609 (SD) / Channel 742 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 29 (Metro Manila)
January 4, 2010
Fox Action Movies Cignal Channel 212 (HD) (Nationwide)4
G Sat Channel 82 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 78 (SD) / Channel 177 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 410 (SD) / Channel 718 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 36 (SD) / Channel 302 (HD) (Metro Manila)
October 1, 2012
Fox Crime Asia Cignal Channel 128 (SD) (Nationwide)4
Sky Cable Channel 64 (SD) / Channel 251 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 618 (SD) / Channel 742 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 221 (HD) (Metro Manila)
January 1, 2008
Fox Family Movies Cignal Channel 52 (SD) (Nationwide)4
G Sat Channel 79 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 61 (SD) / Channel 171 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 407 (SD) / Channel 715 (HD) (Provincial)
September 16, 2010
Fox Life Philippines Cignal Channel 128 (SD) / Channel 232 (HD) (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 66 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 48 (SD) / Channel 172 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 606 (SD) / Channel 741 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 28 (Metro Manila)
October 1, 2017
Fox Movies Philippines Cignal Channel 55 (SD) / Channel 211 (HD) (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 59 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 55 (SD) / Channel 170 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 406 (SD) / Channel 714 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 47 (SD) / Channel 300 (HD) (Metro Manila)
June 10, 2017
Fox Sports Philippines Cignal Channel 263 (HD) (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 89 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 31 (SD) / Channel 253 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 304 (SD) / Channel 758 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 55 (Metro Manila)
January 28, 2013
Fox Sports 2 Cignal Channel 265 (HD) (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 74 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 32 (SD) / Channel 254 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 305 (SD) / Channel 759 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 56 (Metro Manila)
August 15, 2014
Fox Sports 3 Cignal Channel 92 (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 90 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable Channel 140 (SD) / Channel 176 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 307 (SD) / Channel 761 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 57 (Metro Manila)
FX Philippines Various channel listings
Cignal Channel 237 (HD) (Nationwide)4
Cablelink Channel 240 (HD) (Metro Manila)
2004
Global Pinoy Cinema G Sat Channel 11 (Nationwide)
Destiny Cable Channel 79 (analog) / Channel 212 (digital) (Metro Manila)
2009
Nat Geo People Asia Cignal Channel 241 (HD) (Nationwide)4
Sky Cable Channel 117 (SD) / Channel 262 (HD) (Metro Manila) & Channel 220 (SD) / Channel 726 (HD) (Provincial)
Cablelink Channel 330 (HD) (Metro Manila)
March 1, 2014 [60][42]

Stopped broadcasting

The following is a list of stations and channels or networks that have stopped broadcasting or (temporarily) off the air in 2021.

Station Type Channel Last broadcasting Resumed broadcasting Reason Source
Health & Wellness Cable and satellite G Sat Channel 34 (Nationwide)
Cablelink Channel 60 (Metro Manila)
February 10 (through G Sat) October 1 (through Cablelink) Broadcast termination due to the provider's revamped channel space assignments.
Luxe & Life G Sat Channel 33 (Nationwide)
Cablelink Channel 330 (HD) (Metro Manila)
Pet & Pal G Sat Channel 32 (Nationwide)
Cablelink Channel 331 (HD) (Metro Manila)
PTV Broadcasting network Channel 4 (analog feed) / Channel 42 (digital feed)
Cignal Channel 4 (Nationwide)
G Sat Channel 4 (Nationwide)
SatLite Channel 4 (Nationwide)
Sky Cable / Destiny Cable Channel 6 (Metro Manila)
Cablelink Channel 9 (Metro Manila)
March 17 March 18 (non-station produced programs)
March 22 (station-produced programs)
Temporary suspension of broadcasting due to the disinfection of the building where the network is being housed as a precaution against COVID-19, but the operations continue through online. [20]
  • Notes
  1. ^1 : via G Sat since February 10
  2. ^2 : via Cablelink since October 1
  3. ^3 : On January 1, Sky Cable terminated the network due to the expiration of its contract[1]
  4. ^4 : On January 2, Cignal terminated the network due to the expiration of its contract

Services

The following are a list of television operators or providers and streaming media platforms or services launches and closures in 2021.

Launches

Date Provider Type Stream Source
February 7 GMA Now DTT mobile dongle N/A [6]
February 12 tvQ2 Multicasting Facebook (tvQ2Official)
YouTube (tvQ2)
February 14 MOR Entertainment Facebook (Various)
iWantTFC (MOR Live)
Kumu (MOR TV)
Spotify (MOR Entertainment)
YouTube (MOREntertainment)
[8]
February 16 SKY Evo Digital media player N/A [61]
February RAD OTT platform N/A
March 31 TBA Play N/A [62]
July 28 Vision Internet Protocol television N/A [31]
July Puso Pilipinas Multicasting Facebook (PusoPilipinas)
YouTube (Puso Pilipinas)
September 10 Sulit TV DTT set-top box N/A [39]
October 13 Discovery+ OTT platform N/A [46]
TBA Disney+ OTT platform N/A

Rebranded

The following is a list of streaming providers that have made or will make noteworthy service rebrands in 2021.

Date Rebranded from Rebranded to Type Stream Source
June Myx Philippines Myx Global Multicasting Facebook (MYX Global)
YouTube (MYX Global)
September 10 Smart GigaFest Smart GigaPlay OTT platform Website (Smart Communications) [63]

Deaths

February
April
  • April 9 – Totoy Talastas, (b. 1928), radio and television broadcaster.
  • April 22 – Edwin Sevidal, (b. 1971), DZMM field reporter.[65]
  • April 23Victor Wood, (b. 1946), singer and host of Beautiful Sunday.
May
  • May 1 – Le Chazz, (b. 1977), comedian and TV host.
  • May 4Ricky Lo, (b. 1946), veteran entertainment columnist and TV host.
June
  • June 23Shalala, (b. 1960), comedian, radio and television personality.
July
  • July 14 – Hans Mortel, (b. 1972), comedian and TV host.
  • July 26 – Ate Shawie, (b. 1976), impersonator, comedian and television personality.
  • July 30Manuel Morato, (b. 1933), former MTRCB chairman, PCSO board of director and host of Dial-M.
  • July 31 – Arlene de Castro, (b. 1955), former vice president for current affairs of ABS-CBN News and CEO of Bayan Productions.[66]
August
October
  • October 2 – Leo Obligar, (b. 1938), radio and television personality.

See also

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