The Weekend News (Philippine TV program)
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ABS-CBN Weekend News is a Philippine weekend newscast television program and later the first Filipino-language weekend newscast of ABS-CBN. The newscast aired every Saturday and Sunday around midnight from June 29, 1996 to August 26, 2007. It was produced by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.
|ABS-CBN Weekend News|
|Created by||ABS-CBN Corporation|
|Developed by||ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original languages||English (1996–1999)|
|Production locations||ABS-CBN Newscenter Manila Quezon City, Philippines|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||June 29, 1996 –|
August 26, 2007
When the newscast first aired on June 29, 1996 as The Weekend News replaced the weekend edition of The World Tonight, it first used English as its primary language. The Weekend News switched to Filipino on August 21, 1999 due to low ratings on English newscasts. It was relaunched as ABS-CBN Weekend News on March 17, 2001 as part of the network's major programming changes. The network then launched TV Patrol Weekend on May 9 and 15, 2004 and the newscast ended on August 26, 2007.