July 10, 2021 marks the first year of ABS-CBN's franchise rejection.
70 congressmen voted not to renew the network's franchise, forcing ABS-CBN, its regional affiliates and radio channels to shut down.
Almost 4,000 employees were retrenched. Less original programs were shown.
It didn't help that the rest of the world was also languishing from the harrowing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But despite the absence of a broadcast franchise, ABS-CBN was still able to find ways to produce new TV programs and air them on different platforms.
First, it launched a cable channel called Kapamilya Channel. It later forged deals with free TV channels A2Z and TV5 through blocktime arrangements.
ABS-CBN also launched Kapamilya Online Live, an online entertainment channel that offers free live streaming of selected programs on the network's YouTube and Facebook pages.
ABS-CBN now calls itself ABS-CBN Entertainment as a content provider for different platforms.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists down 12 of the new TV shows that ABS-CBN was able to produce and air despite its shutdown and the pandemic.