Studio 23 is a Filipino television network owned by the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWAC-TV (which is carried on Channel 23). The network is a sister network to the main ABS-CBN network, airing programming aimed towards young adults. This programming mostly consists of North American imports and other English language programming, although it also airs Filipino programming aimed at the demographic. This stations studios are located at 3/F ABS-CBN Broadcast Center Sgt. Esguerra Ave., Diliman, Quezon City.
The flagship station, DWAC-TV, signed on about a month before the launch of Studio 23, simulcasting MTV Asia (ABS-CBN had a partnership with the network). Studio 23 was officially launched on October 12, 1996. MTV Asia was aired during the day, and Studio 23 took over during primetime. To launch the network, the first program aired was the movie The Bodyguard.. Two days later on October 14, 1996, Studio 23 premiered News 23, Studio 23's news program produced by ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs. On January 1, 2001, ABS-CBN severed their ties with MTV Asia, and Studio 23 gained total control of DWAC-TV. MTV moved to DZRU-TV after the change and launched the new MTV Philippines.
In the present day, Studio 23's programming has evolved from being "upscale", to aimed more at the youth and young adult demographic. The network still airs a multitude of US imports, but Studio 23 has also produced their own original programming, including spinoffs of ABS-CBN programming, and "support programming" for reality shows, such as Pinoy Dream Academy and Pinoy Big Brother. The network has won numerous awards from various groups, such as a silver medal in the Print category at the 2006 Promax Awards. Its flagship program, the talk show Y Speak, has also won numerous awards and accolades.
The following is the current primetime line-up of DWAC-TV:
|7:00 PM||7:30 PM||7:45 PM||8:00 PM||8:30 PM||8:45 PM||9:00 PM||9:15 PM||9:30 PM||9:45 PM||10:00 PM||10:15 PM||10:30 PM|
|Sunday||I Survived a Japanese Game Show||Us Girls||Private Practice||Dirty Sexy Money|
|Monday||Samurai X||Oprah||Grey's Anatomy||Brothers & Sisters||News Central|
(ends 11:30 pm)
|Tuesday||The Amazing Race 13||Ugly Betty|
|Thursday||Two and a Half Men||Samantha Who?||Desperate Housewives|
|Friday||Ghost Whisperer||Criminal Minds|
(ends 11:00 pm)
|Comedies||Dramas||News, talk and infotainment||Movie block||Anime|