The official entertainment channel of ABS-CBN the most popular video streaming and sharing website in the world–is the number one most subscribed in the country and Southeast Asia.
After achieving 40 million YouTube subscribers, in July last year, ABS-CBN Entertainment added two million more subscribers, this year. The network’s official entertainment channel crossed 42 million, yesterday, January 9, making it the most subscribed, not just in the country, but in the whole of Southeast Asia.
The YouTube channel added 4.4 billion lifetime views in 2022, according to the social media data analytics service, socialblade. That’s a billion more than its nearest rival, GMA Network, whose main entertainment channel, collected only a little over 3 billion lifetime views, last year. In the last quarter of 2022 alone, ABS-CBN Entertainment gained approximately 1.1 billion views, higher than GMA Network’s 900 million.
According to Tubular Labs, total lifetime views for ABS-CBN Entertainment has already surpassed 53 billion, as early as June of 2022. In just two years, the popular YouTube channel has grown in subscriber count, from 30 million in October 2020, to 42 million this month.
ABS-CBN notably partnered with YouTube, last year, for some of its streaming-only releases, including the rom-com, How to Move On in 30 Days, starring Carlo Aquino and Maris Racal, and the love anthology, Love Bites, featuring some of ABS-CBN’s most popular romantic pairs.
Through its Kapamilya Online Live, which streams on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel, ABS-CBN makes its past and present shows available to its online audience. Full episodes of several classic shows are uploaded daily, as well as currently airing dramas, including Darna and The Iron Heart, and noontime shows, ASAP Natin ‘To and It’s Showtime.
Aside from ABS-CBN Entertainment, ABS-CBN owns more than a dozen official channels on the streaming platform, each attracting millions of views and subscribers.