ABS-CBN Corporation has reported PhP27.8 billion in consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2015, bringing its net income to PhP1.9 billion, 23% higher compared to the same period last year. The company also reported higher third quarter revenues of PhP10.1 billion, 8% higher than the revenues generated during the second quarter of this year.
According to Kantar Media, the top 10 programs for the first nine months of 2015 for free-to-air television were all produced by ABS-CBN. The company will further boost its audience share once it improves the reception of channel 2 in the Mega Manila area and Central Luzon.
Star Cinema has continued to dominate the local box office, generating close to PhP2 billion in ticket sales for the first nine months of 2015. Star Cinema’s 10th release for the year, The Love Affair, has become the group’s highest-grossing film shown overseas.
Total assets rose to PhP70.7 billion as of end September 2015 from PhP67.2 billion as of end last year. The company’s equity base increased to PhP27.9 billion as of the end of September 2015.
Kidzania Manila, which opened its doors to the public on August 7, 2015, at the Fort Bonifacio Global City, exceeded expectations with more than 75,000 visitors since its opening day.
ABS-CBN TVplus digital boxes are now in over 800,000 households, and the company expects to breach the 1 million mark by year-end. Initially priced at PhP2,500 per box, the company has brought this down to PhP1,999 through brand alliances with advertising partners.