Knowledge Channel

Knowledge Channel is a Philippine pay television channel owned by ABS-CBN that consists of educational and informative programs. The channel is available on Sky Cable, Sky Direct and other cable providers. It was also previously available on ABS-CBN TVplus (until June 30, 2020), following an alias cease-and-desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission in connection with the expiration of ABS-CBN franchise. It also livestreams online via iWantTFC while a video on demand service is available on YouTube.

Knowledge Channel
Broadcast areaPhilippines
SloganAng Saya Matuto ng Bago!
HeadquartersQuezon City, Philippines
Language(s)Filipino (main)
English (secondary)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
OwnerABS-CBN Corporation
Sister channels
LaunchedNovember 6, 1999; 21 years ago (1999-11-06)
SkyCable/Destiny Cable
(Metro Manila)
Channel 5 (Digital)
Sky Cable
Channel 203
(Metro Manila)
Channel 4
G Sat
Channel 45
Channel 182
Channel 146
Streaming media
iWant TFCWatch live


Elvira "Rina" M. López-Bautista established the non-profit organization Sky Foundation, Inc. in June 1999; it would later be renamed the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) in 2003.[1] The Knowledge Channel began broadcasting on November 6, 1999 with 18 hours of educational programs on cable television that supplemented the curriculum of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (later the Department of Education). The foundation entered into a 10-year memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the department, with the latter proclaiming the channel as required viewing in all public schools in 2000 and has since then renewed its partnership with another 10 year MoA signed in November 2009.[2] KCFI's first two original programs are Kasaysayan TV and Pamana.[3]

As of 2019, Rina Bautista is the President and Executive Director of KCFI,[4] with Oscar M. López as Chairman and Carlo Katigbak as Vice-President.[5]

On August 2020, the channel operates at 24 hours with the launch of School at Home.



  1. ^ "Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc". Lopez Holdings. Lopez Holdings Corporation. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Knowledge Channel and DepEd renew partnership". Lopez Link. Benpres Holdings, Inc. December 3, 2009. Archived from the original on December 21, 2009.
  3. ^ "Timeline of Knowledge Channel". Lopez Link. Lopez Holdings Corp. November 2, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  4. ^ Pang-Masa (June 17, 2019). "Sky at Knowledge channel tuloy ang pagtulong sa mga estudyante". Pang-Masa (in Filipino). Philstar Global Corp. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Board of Trustees". Knowledge Channel Foundation. Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. Retrieved July 29, 2019.

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