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This page is a timeline of all relevant events that occurred throughout the year 2020.


ABS-CBN's final sign off message

2020 (MMXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The year was heavily defined by the COVID-19 pandemic—which led to social and economic disruption, mass suspensions and cancellations of TV series, and the community quarantines—and the shutdown of the network ABS-CBN—which caused many Filipinos to lose hope.



January 10

  • Starla aired its finale.

January 13

  • Make it with You premiered.

January 17

  • The Killer Bride aired its finale.

January 20

  • A Soldier's Heart premiered.


February 5

February 10

  • Love Thy Woman premiered.


March 2

March 10

  • ABS-CBN suspended production of its programming.

March 11

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.

March 13

  • Make it with You and Pamilya Ko aired their last episodes.

March 15

  • Metro Manila and Rizal were put on a lockdown.

March 17

  • The entire Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)

March 18

  • DZMM 630 and TeleRadyo began to share channel space with its sister English-language news network ABS-CBN News Channel as part of larger ABS-CBN News coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; with ANC's relay of DZMM programs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


April 20

  • The arrangement of DZMM and DZMM TeleRadyo sharing channel space with ANC ended.


May 4

  • ABS-CBN's franchise that was granted on March 30, 1995 expired.

May 5

  • ABS-CBN, S+A, DZMM, and MOR were all forced to go off-the-air after NTC issued a cease and desist order against the network. ABS-CBN signed off at exactly 7:52 PM (PST) after TV Patrol, after which screens turn black.

May 7

  • TV Patrol aired its first episode on ANC.

May 8

  • TV Patrol aired its first episode on Cine Mo!.

May 15

  • The twenty-ninth anniversary of Maalaala Mo Kaya.


June 5

  • Make it with You was cancelled by Ogie Diaz, Liza Soberano's manager, after two months.

June 13

June 30

  • Two alias cease-and-desist orders from NTC and Solicitor General Jose Calida: all the exclusive digital channels of ABS-CBN TV Plus ceased broadcasting (while remaining other networks such as TV5 and GMA Network), while Sky Direct ceased operations.


July 10

  • ABS-CBN's franchise renewal was denied after the members of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises voted 70 votes (Yes) to 11 (No).

July 24

  • TV Patrol aired its last episode on Cine Mo!

July 27


August 31

  • Ted Failon's last day in TV Patrol following retrenchment.
  • Dos por Dos moves to DZRH.


September 10

  • NTC told ABS-CBN to recall its frequencies and channels.

September 28

  • The fifth anniversary of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.


October 6

  • ABS-CBN's programming returned to free TV through a blocktime agreement with ZOE Broadcasting Network on a new channel: A2Z Channel 11.

October 10

  • A2Z Channel 11 was officially launched.

October 21

  • Kapamilya Channel became available on Cignal and SatLite.

October 24

  • The eleventh anniversary of It's Showtime.
  • Rated K rebranded to Rated Korina and aired on TV5.