CNP (an initialism on the network's owners Consolidated Broadcasting System, Newsounds Broadcasting Network and People's Broadcasting Services) is a Filipino commercial independent television network that is the television counterpart to Bombo Radyo Philippines, a company that is owned by Florete Group of Companies along with Star FM. The network is headquartered in Makati City, with television studios in additional offices and production facilities in 25 major cities including Baguio (PBS's house), Iloilo (CBS's house), Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Davao, and General Santos (NBN's house). Since its 20th anniversary in 2001, CNP was nicknamed as "The Kaagapay Network", a Filipino word which means parallel, signaling its similarities with other networks in some of its programs and/or their genres as well as original programming, and was launching in 1986 as a result of the merger of the three networks' operations and it is the number 1 independent television network in Southeast Asia. The flagship television station is DZCP-TV Channel 54. The network operates across the Philippine archipelago through its CBS, NBN and PBS-owned CNP Regional division which controls over 50 television stations.
It all started with the Radio and Television Act of 1981, which took place three days after the repealing of Martial Law, designed to break the monopoly on television held by major networks BBC, MBS, GMA, RPN and IBC. The act persuaded the Florete Group of Companies to found the Commission of Independent Broadcsters of the Philippines (CIBP) to heavily regulate the industry and to award franchises. Prior to the ammendment of the act, the Florete Group was down-hearted because they wanted to expand its radio operations to television that touching the hearts of many Filipinos. So with local perspectives from Baguio, Iloilo and General Santos, along with the awarded franchises based there, the PBS, CBS and NBN are determind to start the launches of DWBP-TV Channel 32 in Baguio, DYII-TV Channel 24 in Iloilo and DXNE-TV Channel 40 in General Santos on January 19, March 2 and April 12 in 1981, respectively, making them three of the first post-Martial Law TV stations in the country. All of which are considered as independent stations serving as their flagship stations. Later that same day, secondary NBN flagship DXNB-TV Channel 56 in Davao was launched, and became a CBS affiliate two years later. More than two weeks later on April 28, secondary CBS flagship DYMF-TV Channel 49 was launched in Cebu and became a PBS affiliate four years after. Following these launches, the CIBP awarded more franchises until the whole country was covered with almost 20 regional stations, all launched by 1984.
With the end of the EDSA Revolution, the staff and managements of all three stations were moved to Makati City and merging the PBS, CBS and NBN into the CNP Television Network. Along the move of the network, they also launched DZCP Channel 54, which is their new flagship station. Following those changes, CNP as a network began to consolidate with several companies doing so to save money by ceasing the duplication of services present when they were all separate companies.
By 2004, CNP was owned by all three companies under the Florete Group which had become major players by owning the two of the regional franchises. That same year, the three merged to form CNP Corporation with the only subsequent acquisitions being the takeover of Western Broadcasting, the Mindoro and Palawan franchise, in 1998; Mid-South Television, the Maguindanao franchise and Sapolo'go Pito Broadcasting, the Marawi and Lanao franchise, both in 2004; and South Seas Television, the franchise for Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, in 2007.
On January 1, 2017, Bombo Radyo Phillipines sold CNP to Berfield/Willis Broadcast Corporation and QTV Inc.
From April 1 to 30, CNP was cycling through 30 different 1991 and 2009 logos, with the finalized logo expected to launch on May 1.
May 2017-November 2017Edit
On May 1, 2017, CNP premiered an entirely new logo. This was a finalized logo after 30 days of changing its logo. It was looks like 1988 and 1997 BBC logo colored 1991 logo and with DejaVu Sans Bold font.
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