Big News

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Big News
Big News logo 2008.jpg
GenreNews program
Live action
Created byAssociated Broadcasting Company
Developed byABC News and Public Affairs
StarringCherie 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 (2008-08-08)
Chronology
Followed byTEN: The Evening News
 
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For the film, see Big News (film).
Big News
Big News logo 2008.jpg
GenreNews program
Live action
Created byAssociated Broadcasting Company
Developed byABC News and Public Affairs
StarringCherie 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 (2008-08-08)
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 Cherie 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. On April 12, 2004, when the network reformatted most of its programs, Former ABS-CBN anchor Cherie Mercado replaced Mike Toledo and joined with Amelyn Veloso as a co-anchor and the newscast switched to Filipino in order to compete with the other networks newscasts.

On October 2, 2006, 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.

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