A person can access ABS-CBN teleserye shows on his or her television set on channel 2 or online via TFC. TFC is a subscription-based website that offers viewers some of the most popular shows and movies available on ABS-CBN. TFC also offers live streaming of some select television shows on that channel.
The Alto Broadcasting System-Chronicle Broadcasting Network, or ABS-CBN for short, is a major commercial television network located in the Philippines. The station first began broadcasting in 1953, and as of February 2015 has 71 television stations in its regional network group. In 2009, ABS-CBN acquired equipment and began making the transition to digital programming. Those who do not live in the Philippines can access this station via The Filipino Channel, or TFC. It is a premium cable/satellite channel based in California.
The channel offers a variety of different types of programs, most of which are produced by the parent company. The teleserye programs, or Philippine dramas, are some of the most popular shows with viewers. Other types of programming include reality shows, game shows, sitcoms and talk shows. If a viewer chooses to watch these shows online, he or she may not be able to view the program in real time. Live streaming is usually reserved for select sporting events or news programs.