ABS-CBN's total operating and other expenses dropped by P969 million or 9% year-on-year to P10.4 billion. This was partly a result of lower cost of sales and services and general and administrative expenses (GAEX) as the company continued its effort to manage and control expenses. The decline in both expense accounts more than made up for the increase in total production costs due to the Company’s drive to produce quality and innovative programs.
Capital expenditure and film and program rights acquisition for the first half of 2011 amounted to P2.1 billion, P542 million or 34% higher than the level of spending from previous year. Additional equipment was purchased to increase the company’s capacity to produce additional new programs.