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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.
Make it with You and Pamilya Ko aired their last episodes.
Metro Manila and Rizal were put on a lockdown.
The entire Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)
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.
The arrangement of DZMM and DZMM TeleRadyo sharing channel space with ANC ended.
ABS-CBN's franchise that was granted on March 30, 1995 expired.
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.
TV Patrol aired its first episode on ANC.
TV Patrol aired its first episode on Cine Mo!.
The twenty-ninth anniversary of Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Make it with You was cancelled by Ogie Diaz, Liza Soberano's manager, after two months.
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.
ABS-CBN's franchise renewal was denied after the members of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises voted 70 votes (Yes) to 11 (No).