Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Not to be confused with the British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC Two.


Background

Roberto Benedicto (who owned the Kanlaon Broadcasting System at the time) acquired ABS-CBN's corporate assets (including its Broadcast Center) and established a new network called Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation (named after Mount Banahaw) on November 4, 1973. DZAQ-TV became the network's flagship station (serving Metro Manila) and had its callsign changed to DWWX-TV. In 1978, BBC-2 (along with KBS, which used channel 9 since 1969) transferred its operations to Broadcast City in Capitol Hills, Quezon City. For a limited time from 1980 to 1984, BBC-2 was rebranded as City2 Television. On March 20, 1986, the network ceased its operations due to the sequestration of their facilities. The Presidential Commission on Good Government approved the return of the network's flagship station Channel 2 and a portion of the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center to the Lopezes in June 1986. BBC-2 dissolved on July 15, 1986.

1st ID (1978-1980)

Visuals: On a blue background, there is a large three-dimensional 2, next to a red square/rectangle, with the letters "BBC" in it.

Technique: A painted image made using traditional ink and paint.

Audio: An orchestral fanfare (a soundtrack from A New Hope), with an announcer saying "Broadcast City 2."


2nd ID (1980-1984)


Visuals: On a black background, a sparkle traces out an outline. Then is 3D letters sliding and flipping from the right to the formed outline. The two number 2s fly into the outline, then the logo glows. The word "TELEVISION" slides down from the bottom of the stylized "2" and the slogan "...we're here just for you." flies with a trailing effect to the bottom of the logo.

Trivia:

  • This ident was made by Ed Kramer, who is well-known for the Prism Entertainment logo.
  • This is one of the first scanimated idents in Philippine television.

Variant(s): There is a variant in which the City2 Television logo is placed on a space background with a planet (possibly Earth) in the corner, with the words "DELIVERS ENTERTAINMENT!" (in a "computerized" font). Only a picture exists.

Technique: All Scanimate effects.

Audio: Synthesized, bombastic music, with vocals singing "City 2 Television" or "City 2".

Availability: The original ident can be found on Ed Kramer's YouTube channel. A video can be seen here.

3rd ID (Early - July 15, 1986)


Visuals: On an animated space background (similar to the one ABS-CBN would use for their ID a few months later), a globe appears. On it is a Philippine map, which then zooms in while the globe flies away upwards. It is followed by a light explosion, revealing the "circle 2" logo. The logo moves to the bottom right and a KBP logo appears on the left.

Technique: Scanimate.

Audio: A bombastic fanfare music.


ABS-CBN (1961-1972)
Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation
ABS-CBN
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