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2000 in Philippine television

The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 2000. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.

List of years in Philippine television



  • January 1:
    • The Philippines celebrates the new 2000 millennium nationwide. At the same time, ABS-CBN, the largest media conglomerate in the Philippines, and the number one television network during that time, unveils a new logo for the new millennium.
    • Originally, local UHF channel 41 was intended to broadcast local programming under the supervision of Nation Broadcasting Corporation. Sometime in 2000, MTV Networks Asia Pacific, operator of MTV (Music Television) brand in Asia wanted to transmit its music channel on terrestrial television in the Philippines. Eventually, MTV Networks Asia Pacific entered into an agreement with Nation Broadcasting Corporation to transmit its localize music channel via its UHF channel and started broadcasting MTV Philippines (now owned by TV5 Network Inc. as AksyonTV) on January 1, 2000.
  • June 14 – GMA Network Center was inaugurated by President Estrada and the network's board of directors.
  • June 17 – GMA Network celebrates its 50th golden year since was established in 1950.
  • October – Himig Handog, the first multi-media songwriting competition by ABS-CBN and Star Records was launched.


  • DOMSAT became a subsidiary of Solar Entertainment Corporation (Solar). As its subsidiary, DOMSAT’s teleport is being used by Solar to produce, originate, and distribute its various television program services. Its full service digital broadcast teleport features server technology in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal. It is built around two encoder platforms, Scientific Atlanta Power Vu Classic (DVB) and Motorola Digicipher II (MPEG-@). Program origination is done on a SeaChange Media Cluster Server System. The facility includes a 500 square meter studio and various linear and non-linear production bays.[1] Solar Entertainment first launched its namesake entertainment cable channel in the early 2000s, one devoted to American programs. This channel was later known as Solar USA (the acronym stands for "Ultimate in Suspense and Action"), and then later simply as USA before it was replaced by two separate channels.


Date Show
January 10 Pura Sangre on ABS-CBN
January 24 Balita Alas Singko ng Umaga on ABS-CBN
February 1 Kiss Muna on GMA
February 20 PBA on Viva TV on Viva TV (IBC 13)
February 21 Ronda Trese on IBC 13
March 2 Guinness World Records on ABC 5
ABC Mega Series on ABC 5
March 6 Macron 1 on ABC 5
Freakazoid! on ABC 5
Beach Patrol on ABC 5
March 7 Superman: The Animated Series on ABC 5
Team Knight Rider on ABC 5
April 8 Biyaheng Langit on RPN 9
April 24 May Bukas Pa on Viva TV (IBC 13)
April 29 H2K: Hati-Hating Kapatid on Viva TV (IBC 13)
May 1 Good Morning, Pilipinas on PTV-4
May 15 Guide To Urban Living on Studio 23
May 22 Good Take on IBC 13
May 26 Last Fool Show on IBC 13
June 2 Digimon Adventures on ABS-CBN
June 5 Umulan Man o Umaraw on GMA
June 10 Kagat ng Dilim on Viva TV (IBC 13)
June 19 Rosalinda on ABS-CBN
June 29 Subic Bay on Viva TV (IBC 13)
July 3 Arangkada Balita on RPN 9
Primetime Balita on RPN 9
July 14 The Truth And Nothing But on RPN 9
July 23 Convergence on Net 25
July 27 Zoboomafoo on Net 25
Call for Help on Net 25
Beyond 2000 on Net 25
Audio File on Net 25
Zip File on Net 25
ZDTV News on Net 25
Extended Play on Net 25
August 2 Imbestigador on GMA
August 5 Gags Must Be Crazy on Viva TV (IBC 13)
August 26 Night Lines on Viva TV (IBC 13)
September 4 Munting Anghel on GMA
September 17 Idol Ko si Kap on GMA
September 25 Siempre te Amaré on RPN 9
October 2 Serafín on RPN 9
Maria del Cielo on RPN 9
ABS-CBN Headlines on ABS-CBN
November 4 Lunch Break on IBC 13
November 13 Pangako Sa 'Yo on ABS-CBN
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on Viva TV (IBC 13)
December 9 Arriba, Arriba! on ABS-CBN

Unknown DatesEdit


  • Gintong Pangarap on ABC 5
  • Uchuu Keiji Gavan - (Sky Ranger Gavan) on ABC-5
  • Jetman on ABC-5
  • Zyurangers on ABC-5
  • Janperson on ABC-5
  • Dai Sentai Goggle V (Goggle V) on RPN 9
  • Metro TV on RPN 9
  • Ikaw at ang Batas on RPN 9
  • Pan sa Kinabuhi on RPN 9
  • Tapatan With Jay Sonza on RPN 9
  • Jai Alai: The Game of a Thousand Thrills on PTV-4
  • Barangay Dos on ABS-CBN
  • Kontrapelo on ABS-CBN
  • Feel at Home on ABS-CBN
  • Pahina on ABS-CBN
  • Kamen Rider Black - (Masked Rider Black) on IBC-13
  • Out of Time on UNTV 37
  • Kahit Na Magtiis on GMA
  • Gadget Boy on GMA
  • SBN Music Videos on SBN 21
  • Kids Against Crime on ZOE TV 11
  • Kids Club on ZOE TV 11
  • Batang Kaharian on ETV 39

Programs transferring networksEdit

Date Show Moved from Moved to
April 24 Ang Iglesia ni Cristo ABS-CBN Net 25
July 15 UAAP PTV-4 Studio 23


Unknown DatesEdit


  • Dong Puno Live on ABS-CBN
  • Cyberkada on ABS-CBN
  • Yaiba on ABS-CBN
  • Bitoy's Adventures in Bilibkaba? on GMA
  • Comedy Central Market on GMA
  • Koko Kwik Kwak on GMA
  • Codename: Verano on GMA
  • Kontak 5 on ABC 5
  • Skin Deep on ABC 5
  • Musika ATBP on ABC 5
  • Lingkod Bayan ni Tony Falcon on IBC 13
  • Dear Heart on IBC 13
  • Powerline on IBC 13
  • Jeep ni Erap on PTV-4
  • Online Bingo Filipino on PTV-4
  • Ang Dating Daan on PTV-4
  • Kapag May Katwiran, Ipaglaban Mo! on RPN 9
  • Family Kuarta o Kahon on RPN 9
  • Business Class on RPN 9
  • Arangkada Ulat sa Tanghali on RPN 9
  • Uncle Bob's Children's Show on RPN 9
  • Tokshow With Mr. Shooli on RPN 9
  • Tipong Pinoy on RPN 9
  • Family Kuarta o Kahon on RPN 9
  • Business Class on RPN 9
  • Junior Newswatch on RPN 9
  • PBA Classics on Net 25


Unknown DatesEdit

  • November–December: Celebr8: Globe Get Together Special on Studio 23
  • December: A Christmas Prayer: The ABS-CBN Christmas Special on ABS-CBN




  • October 1 – Chuck Perez, Filipino actor (born 1952)
  • December 4 – Tito Arévalo, Filipino actor and musician (born 1914)


  • Jun Aristorenas, Filipino actor, director, dancer, producer and writer (born 1933)

See alsoEdit