Big News

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Big News
Big News logo 2008.jpg
FormatNews program
Live action
Created byAssociated Broadcasting Company
Developed byABC News and Public Affairs
StarringCheri Mercado
various contributors
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)English (1962–1972, 1992–2004)
Filipino (2004–2008)
No. of episodesn/a (airs daily)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sonny Fernandez
Jackie Sierda
Running time1 hour (1962–1972)
30 minutes (1992–2006)
15 minutes (2006–2008)
Broadcast
Original channelAssociated Broadcasting Company
Picture format480i SDTV
Original runFirst incarnation:
March 19, 1962 – September 21, 1972
Second incarnation:
February 21, 1992 – August 8, 2008
Chronology
Followed byTEN: The Evening News
 
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For the film, see Big News (film).
Big News
Big News logo 2008.jpg
FormatNews program
Live action
Created byAssociated Broadcasting Company
Developed byABC News and Public Affairs
StarringCheri Mercado
various contributors
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)English (1962–1972, 1992–2004)
Filipino (2004–2008)
No. of episodesn/a (airs daily)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sonny Fernandez
Jackie Sierda
Running time1 hour (1962–1972)
30 minutes (1992–2006)
15 minutes (2006–2008)
Broadcast
Original channelAssociated Broadcasting Company
Picture format480i SDTV
Original runFirst incarnation:
March 19, 1962 – September 21, 1972
Second incarnation:
February 21, 1992 – August 8, 2008
Chronology
Followed byTEN: The Evening News

Big News was the first ever newscast on Philippine television. It was the primetime news broadcast of Associated Broadcasting Company in the Philippines. It was anchored by Cheri Mercado. The show was originally first aired in 1962, and went off the air in 1972 due to martial law, and re-aired again in 1992 as a revival and also as an English language newscast. In 2004, when the network reformatted most of its programs, the show became a Filipino language newscast in order to compete with the other networks newscasts.

On May 10, 2004, the newscast exchanged timeslots with Sentro, the early-evening news program of the network. Mercado became the sole anchor of the program, and the length of the program was reduced to 15 minutes from the former 30.

On August 8, 2008, the program, together with Sentro aired its final broadcast.

News Anchors[edit]

Big News logo used until early 2008

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