ABS-CBN Entertainment, the no.1 YouTube channel in the Philippines, has surpassed 36 million subscribers, and GMA Network came in second, with more than 24 million subscribers.
The quest for YouTube supremacy continues for ABS-CBN and GMA Network amid the former’s free TV shutdown last year.
The Philippine Congress denied ABS-CBN with a new franchise to continue its broadcast operation in July 2020. The media giant has migrated to digital platforms like online streaming and airing some of its shows on free TV via leasing deals it made with free TV channels A2Z and TV5.
In ABS-CBN’s absence, GMA Network solidified its position as the no.1 TV network in the country.
In the digital realm, however, the Kapuso network can’t stake a claim to dominance. Its former top contender ABS-CBN has undeniably reigned supreme.
The data is according to social media tracker nonxinfluence.com.
ABS-CBN Entertainment, the Kapamilya Networks main entertainment channel on streaming platform YouTube, just hit 36 million subscribers. That means one million more subscribed to the Channel since July when it first crossed the 35-million mark. Its main competitor, GMA Network, surpassed 24 million subscribers last month, though.
Other than these main entertainment channels–ABS-CBN and GMA Network–both also operate several other channel[s] on the platform. GMA Network has GMA Public Affairs official channel, which is currently the country’s fourth top-subscribed channel.
Eight other channels in the Top 100 reflect ABS-CBN’s dominion. These are ABS-CBN News (12.7 m subscribers), ABS-CBN Star Music (6.89 m subscribers), ABS-CBN Star Cinema (4.88 m subscribers), Pinoy Big Brother (4.32 m subscribers), The Squad Plus (3.14 m subscribers), iWantTFC (2.75 m subscribers), The Voice Kids Philippines (2.74 m subscribers), and Pilipinas Got Talent (2.26 m subscribers).
It does not include channels privately owned and controlled by Kapamilya celebrities like Andrea Brillantes, Kathryn Bernardo, Vice Ganda, and Kim Chiu, who maintain a strong presence on the platform.
GMA Network has the official YouTube channels of GMA Public Affairs (16.5 m subscribers), GMA News (9.85 m subscribers). GMA Network block-timers.
Willie Revillame and APT Entertainment also maintain a strong presence on the video-sharing and streaming site. Willie Revillame’s Wowowin has 7.07 million subscribers, while Eat Bulaga has 3.94 million subscribers.
In terms of lifetime views, the crown still belongs to ABS-CBN Entertainment, which currently has 44.07 billion lifetime views on the platform. GMA Network, on the other hand, has 23.18 billion lifetime views.
ABS-CBN made press releases in October 2020 about the ABS-CBN Entertainment as the no. 1 most-subscribed entertainment Youtube channel in Southeast Asia. Not only that, it is the first one to hit 30 million subscribers.