The launch was also highlighted with performances by Gary Valenciano, Kuh Ledesma, Jed Madela, Erik Santos, KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.
It can be recalled that Alto Broadcasting Systems (ABS) made its first TV broadcast in October 1953. In 1958, a merger with Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) resulted in the formation of ABS-CBN. The declaration of Martial Law in 1972 led to the network's closure. A few months after the People Power EDSA Revolution, ABS-CBN reopened.
Considering that it is the oldest existing TV network in the country, a significant part of the history of Philippine television is also the history of ABS-CBN.
On the first day of 2013, the network showed the anniversary station ID for the first time. It features the number 60 being covered by different versions of the red, green, and blue rings depicted in the ABS-CBN logo.