CNN Philippines News and Current Affairs
Nine Media News and Current Affairs is the news and public affairs production arm and sole division of the media conglomerate Nine Media Corporation leasing the airtime of Radio Philippines Network. The division is in charge of production of local content of CNN Philippines. 9News ceased identifying themselves explicitly under such brand when the channel was launched on March 16, 2015. After Solar Entertainment Corporation acquired 34 percent of Radio Philippines Network from the Philippine government as part of RPN/IBC privatization in 2011, Solar TV ventured into news at the end of 2011. On July 16, 2012, Solar News launched its first local newscasts including Solar Network News, Solar Newsday, Solar Daybreak and Solar Nightly News. In November 2013, San Miguel Corporation President and COO Ramon S. Ang acquired a majority stake in Solar Television Network as well as its stake on RPN, The Tiengs were the majority stockholders of STVNI. Meanwhile, on August 20, 2014, Solar Entertainment Corporation chief Wilson Tieng announced that he ceded his entire share on Solar TV Network, Inc. including its 34% majority share on RPN, to Antonio Cabangon-Chua, owner of business newspaper BusinessMirror and Aliw Broadcasting Corporation.
The Tiengs were losing money after they invested in RPN and the group focused on the cable channels of the Solar Entertainment Corporation To reflect the change of ownership, upon announcement of the rebranding of Solar News Channel into 9TV by August 23, Solar News will rebrand into 9News, retaining its news and current affairs programming as 9TV expands its weekend programming.9News underwent major overhaul as parent Nine Media Corporation signed a 5-year brand licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting System to share resources with CNN to integrate the latter's content and 9News's reporting as CNN Philippines that launched on March 16, 2015. 9News ceased identifying themselves explicitly under that name with the reformat. CNN Philippines News Night CNN Philippines Newsroom CNN Philippines Newsroom Ngayon CNN Philippines Newsroom Weekend CNN Philippines New Day CNN Philippines Updates CNN Philippines Balitaan CNN Philippines Sports Desk CNN Philippines Sports Desk Weekend CNN Philippines Business Roundup Leading Women Medtalk Health Talk Politics as Usual Profiles Story of the Filipino The Source CNN Philippines Traffic Center Radio Philippines Network Nine Media Corporation Solar News Channel 9TV CNN Philippines Talk TV Official website Solar Entertainment Official Website
UNTV Broadcast Center
The UNTV Broadcast Center is a mixed-use skyscraper and broadcast facility under construction, located along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue in Quezon City. It will serve as the new headquarters of UNTV-37 known as UNTV News and Rescue/Public Service, a local public service UHF television channel, it will house Radyo La Verdad 1350 AM and Wish 107.5 FM. The building is owned by Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, the exclusive blocktimer and operator of UNTV, a broadcast station owned by the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation, it is located near the UNTV Building, the station's headquarters since July 2008. The 16-storey building with three discs on top will be built on a 1,428 square metres lot occupied by the Transient Home of Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc. a charitable institution run by the Members Church of God International, a Christian religious organization and UNTV's long-time partner. The groundbreaking ceremony for the UNTV Broadcast Center was held in June 26, 2014.
It was aired Get It Straight with Daniel Razon. The event is part of the station's 10th anniversary celebration with the theme "UNTV Big 10: Bigger. Better. Broader." Headed by UNTV-BMPI Chairman and CEO Daniel Razon. Guest speakers during the event were Architect Jose Pedro "Bong" Recio of Rchitects Inc. and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. Present during the event were UNTV-PBC President Alfredo "Atom" Henares and UNTV Chairman Emeritus Hilarion "Larry" Henares; the UNTV Broadcast Center will be a mixed-use skyscraper. A whole floor at the lower portion of the building will be designated for public service purposes such as legal and medical services. A 400 square metres broadcast studio for news and public affairs programs along with photo and radio drama studios will be built; the building will host a mini-concert hall, a 300-seating capacity auditorium for A Song of Praise Music Festival and other entertainment programs and a full-sized basketball court, planned as the new venue of UNTV Cup.
A bike and jogging lane will be on the roof deck surrounded by glass panels. An accommodations area will be hosted at the 16th floor with free suites for employees and talents and a daycare area for employees with children. Three disc structures will be constructed on top of the 16-storey building; the lower disc will have floating restaurant. The middle disc will be a floating AM and FM radio studio for Radyo La Verdad 1350 AM and Wish 107.5 FM. The top disc will serve as a 360-degree observatory deck with coffee bar; the building's facade will be covered with LED panels to serve as advertising space for UNTV programs and other third-party advertisers
Quezon City is the most populous and a urbanized city in the Philippines. It was founded by and named after Manuel L. Quezon, the 2nd President of the Philippines, to replace Manila as the national capital; the city was proclaimed as such in 1948. However, since all government buildings are still in Manila, many functions of national government remained there. Quezon City held the status as the official capital until 1976 when a presidential decree was issued to designate Manila as the capital and Metro Manila as the seat of government, it is the largest city in terms of population and land area in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines. Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon Province, named after the president. Quezon City now hosts a number of government offices, the most important of which are the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the Quezon City Reception House. Quezon City serves as home to the University of the Philippines Diliman—the national university—and Ateneo de Manila University.
The Quezon Memorial Circle is a national shrine located in Quezon City. The park is an ellipse bounded by the Elliptical Road, its main feature is a mausoleum containing the remains of President Quezon and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon. Before Quezon City was created, its land was settled by the small individual towns of San Francisco del Monte and Balintawak. On August 23, 1896, the Katipunan, led by its Supremo Andrés Bonifacio, launched the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish Empire at the house of Melchora Aquino in Pugad Lawin. In the early 20th century, President Manuel L. Quezon dreamt of a city that would become the future capital of the country to replace Manila, it is believed that his earlier trip in Mexico influenced his vision. In 1938, President Quezon created the People's Homesite Corporation and purchased 15.29 km2 from the vast Diliman Estate of the Tuason family. The National Assembly of the Philippines passed Commonwealth Act 502, known as the Charter of Quezon City proposed as "Balintawak City.
President Quezon allowed the bill to lapse into law without his signature on October 12, 1939, thus establishing Quezon City. When Quezon City was created in 1939, the following barrios or sitios: Balingasa, Galas, Kangkong, La Loma, Masambong, San Isidro, San Jose and Tatalon from Caloocan. Instead of opposing them, the six towns willingly gave land to Quezon City in the belief that it would benefit the country's new capital. However, in 1941, the area within Wack Wack Golf and Country Club was reverted to Mandaluyong, Barangka and Jesus de la Peña to Marikina. In addition, the land of Camp Crame was part of San Juan. On 1 January 1942, President Quezon issued an executive order from the tunnel of Corregidor designating Jorge Vargas Mayor of Greater Manila, a new political entity comprising, aside from Manila proper, Quezon City, Pasay, San Juan, Mandaluyong and Parañaque. Greater Manila would be expanded to include Las Piñas, Navotas. Imperial Japanese forces occupied Quezon City in 1942 during World War II.
In October of that year, the Japanese authorities divided the City of Greater Manila into twelve districts, two of which were formed from Quezon City: Balintawak which consisted of San Francisco del Monte, La Loma. In 1945, combined Filipino and American troops under the United States Army, Philippine Commonwealth Army, Philippine Constabulary, with help from recognized guerrilla units and recaptured Quezon City in a few months, expelling Imperial Japanese forces. Heavy fighting occurred near Novaliches, which at that time was in Rizal Province, New Manila, a strongpoint. Toward the end of the Battle of Manila, Pres. Sergio Osmeña dissolved the Greater Manila Complex, which included the Japanese-created districts of Balintawak and Diliman, formed from the prewar Quezon City. After the war, Republic Act No. 333, which redefined the Caloocan–Quezon City boundary, was signed by President Elpidio Quirino on July 17, 1948, declaring Quezon City to be the national capital, specifying the city's area to be 156.60 km2.
The barrios of Baesa, Banlat, Novaliches Proper, Pasong Putik, Pasong Tamo, Pugad Lawin, San Bartolome and Talipapa, which belonged to Novaliches and had a combined area of about 8,100 hectares, were taken from Caloocan and ceded to Quezon City. This caused the territorial division of Caloocan into two non-contiguous parts, the South section being the more urbanized part, the North half being sub-rural. On June 16, 1950, the Quezon City Charter was revised by Republic Act No. 537, changing the city's boundaries to an area of 153.59 km2. Six years after on Ju
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation is a Philippine-based media company and VHF television network of the Government Communications Group under the Presidential Communications Operations Office. IBC, along with sister media companies People's Television Network and Philippine Broadcasting Service, forms the media arm of the PCOO, its studios and broadcast facilities are located at the IBC 13 Compound, Lot 3-B, Capitol Hills Drive cor. Zuzuarregui Street, Barangay Matandang Balara, Quezon City. Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation was established in October 1959 when DZTV Channel 13 in Manila went its test broadcast. On March 1, 1960 at 6:30pm, DZTV-TV 13 was launched and it became as the third television station in the country, its original location was at the corner of P. Guevarra St. in San Juan City from 1960 to 1978. American businessman Dick Baldwin was the station's first owner and programming consisted of foreign programs from CBS and a few local shows. Andrés Soriano, Sr. of San Miguel Corporation, would acquire the network in 1962.
Soriano was a majority owner of the Radio Mindanao Network and the Philippine Herald newspaper. Soriano's combined media interests formed the first tri-media organization in the Philippines; as the de facto television arm of the RMN, it partnered with the RMN radio stations for coverages of the general elections of 1969 and 1971. The station had relay transmitters to bring its programs to viewers in Cebu and Davao, with plans to open more in other cities. In between 1970 and 1972, IBC launched its color transmission system named "Vinta Color" named after the vintas from Zamboanga, becoming the third network in the Philippines to convert to all-color broadcasts, after ABS-CBN and RPN. In September 1972, then-President Ferdinand Marcos declared a martial law at the entire country, resulting IBC and other television networks was forced to shutdown by the government; however a few months IBC allowed by the government to return on the air. ABS-CBN veteran Ben Aniceto became the station manager of DZTV Channel 13 from 1973 to 1976.
On February 1, 1975, during the martial law era and the dicratorship of Ferdinand Marcos, due to a constitutional limitation prohibiting the ownership of media by non-Filipinos or corporations not 100% Filipino owned, the network was acquired by a Marcos crony named Roberto Benedicto and was renamed Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation. IBC would launch an FM station DWKB-FM the same year. Marking the relaunch, the network debuted its vinta logo. In 1976, IBC metamorphosed into one of the country's most viewed TV network with its primetime lineup and full length local and foreign films aired on this channel; this catapulted IBC in the number one slot among the four rival networks and emphasized itself as the birthplace of the golden age of Philippine television, with many top series headlined by hit stars on radio, TV and film. Among its top-rated shows were a film series of Tarzan that starred Johnny Weissmuller, showbiz talk shows See-True and Seeing Stars hosted by Inday Badiday and Joe Quirino and comedy shows Iskul Bukol, Chicks to Chicks, T.
O. D. A. S.. Through the blood and sweat of its employees and the income generated from its programs, the network built and moved to its present home at the modern Broadcast City, together with its affiliated networks RPN and BBC in July 1978; the complex was a 55,000 square metre tract located at Capitol Hills, Quezon City At the same time, IBC moved its transmitter to San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City to replace the old transmitter in San Juan. By 1985, however, IBC would become second to RPN, albeit with many great local and foreign programs that were popular among viewers. After the People Power Revolution which ousted the dictator Ferdinand Marcos and install Corazon Aquino as the new president of the Phillippines, IBC, with 20 television stations that time, was sequestered by the Presidential Commission on Good Government for being part of the crony capitalism under the Marcos regime. A board of administrators was created to run the station. All of the stocks and assets of IBC, its sister networks RPN-9 and BBC-2 were sequestered by the Presidential Commission on Good Government.
When it became a state channel a new logo debuted featuring IBC and 13 on separate circles, a revamp of an earlier logo which debuted in 1980. The new slogan "Basta Pinoy sa Trese" was in a circle to commemorate the People Power Revolution. President Corazon Aquino turned over IBC and RPN to the Government Communications Group and awarded BBC through an executive order to ABS-CBN; when BBC closed down, both IBC and RPN absorbed majority of its displaced employees, thus doubled the operating expenses of the network. Cost of programs went up three-fold. Line-produced shows and co-production ventures with some big film companies like Viva and Seiko were favored, aside from their station-produced programs; the top rated shows of IBC were pirated by rival networks, however it scored a victory when it acquired the ABS-CBN program "Loveliness" in 1988, starring Alma Moreno. Cost of programs, talent fees and TV rights increased tremendously. IBC could no longer afford to produce its own shows, save for its news and current affairs programming and special events.
In 1987, IBC was renamed as E13 and adopted a new slogan, "Life Begins" at 13, noted for the butterfly logo in the form of t
ETC (Philippine TV network)
ETC is a commercial broadcasting television network in the Philippines owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation through its subsidiary Southern Broadcasting Network. Its free-to-air broadcast is carried by SBN's flagship station DWCP-TV Channel 21 Metro Manila; the channel can be seen nationwide in all SBN provincial TV stations. The channel is carried by cable/satellite providers, including Sky Cable/Destiny Cable, Sky Direct and SatLite, along with various provincial cable operators and through online streaming. ETC operates daily from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM on analog free TV, while it operates for 24 hours on Solar's digital free TV as well as on most pay TV and streaming service providers. ETC broadcasts from Solar's master control facility and studios located at the Third Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, Epifanio de los Santos corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, while SBN's sales office is located at the 22/F Strata 2000 Bldg. F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. SBN holds free-to-air broadcasts from its transmitter and tower site located at Nuestra Señora de la Paz Subdivision, Bo.
Sta. Cruz, Rizal. On January 1, 2004, ETC was launched on various cable and satellite providers as "Entertainment Central". On January 1, 2008, ETC ceased to air over Sky Cable as a separate channel; as part of the Solar network's block-time agreements with various terrestrial channels, ETC started airing over SBN 21, a terrestrial UHF TV station in the Philippines. On March 2, 2011, ETC had moved to RPN after the network was privatized, while Talk TV, a news-oriented channel airing local and US news programs, launched on SBN 21. However, ETC returned to SBN on November 30, 2013, as Solar News Channel moved to RPN the following day to allow SNC's wider coverage. After its sister channel 2nd Avenue ended broadcasting on June 5, 2018 after 12 years of broadcasts, many of its programs moved to this channel. On November 21, 2018, ETC unveiled its new station on-air graphics. At the same time, the network launched their new slogan, In Full Bloom. Targeting the young adult demographics, ETC's programming consists of sitcoms, drama series and entertainment news programs from the U.
S. The network produces and/or airs local programming, including news programs, lifestyle and entertainment programs Etcetera and reality programs Project Runway Philippines, I Am Meg and Mega Fashion Crew, the latter of, produced by the One Mega Group and TV 100 Production. According to National Urban Television Audience Measurement, ETC is the top-ranked female television channel with cable and free TV ratings combined with a 10.33% audience share. Media Ownership Monitor Philippines - Television by VERA Files and Reporters Without Borders Official website
Tower of Power (transmitter)
Tower of Power is a 777 ft, 100,000 watt TPO communications tower of GMA Network located in Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City. It serves as a transmitter facility for flagship stations DZBB-TV 7 and DWLS 97.1. The site has a transmitter facility leased by ZOE Broadcasting Network for its flagship DZOE-TV 11, the originating station of GMA News TV; the Tower of Power was constructed on a huge vacant lot in the 3rd Quarter of 1987, as a new edifice for the network and for the preparation for Rainbow Satellite broadcast to replace an old surplus 50-kilowatt transmitter located at the old RBS building in EDSA, to clear TV and FM reception. The tower's construction uses 600 tons of steel from a local steel mill, costing PHP 170 Million pesos for the building of this tower. Antennas are provided to enhance signal strength. After several months of planning, the tower completed in October 1988 and on November 7, 1988, the tower was opened by then-President Corazon Aquino and the GMA Network board of directors.
A grand TV special was started after the inauguration. The slogan GMA-7-POWER was used from November 7 to December 1, 1988 as a station ID; the Tower of Power uses its high-gain corner reflector antennas and UHF panel antennas to produce a wide coverage of Analog and Digital TV reception in Metro Manila, Region 3 and 4-A. It is including Bulacan, Zambales, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Quezon and Rizal in both grades A and B for the broadcasts of DZBB-TV and DZOE-TV. For FM radio, DWLS's signal strength utilized by a circular bay Jampro FM antenna provides listeners with clear FM reception of 25 kilowatts and to spread out in Metro Manila and nearby provinces as well, it serves as a repeater for the transmissions of Channel 27 in Cebu and Davao to relay Channel 11's programmes. The transmitter facility houses television and FM radio transmitters for DZBB-TV, DZOE-TV and DWLS containing sets of transmitter equipment imported by Harris and RCA of the United States, JVC of Japan. At the same time, the satellite downlink facility housed all satellite broadcasts directly to the United States and other countries to produce foreign programmes.
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Nine Media Corporation
Nine Media Corporation is a Filipino-based media company. A wholly owned subsidiary of Solar Entertainment Corporation, a multimedia television and film company of the Tieng family, it is now owned by the ALC Group of Companies of the late Amb. Antonio Cabangon Chua. Nine Media is an affiliate of Aliw Broadcasting Corporation, its headquarters are located at the Ground Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, Epifanio de los Santos Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, sharing with its former parent Solar Entertainment. It owns and operates its sole television property CNN Philippines, as well as the 34% controlling share of former state-owned media giant Radio Philippines Network; the company is named after its flagship television station in Metro Manila. Solar Entertainment launched Solar TV in the early 2000s, renamed to Solar USA and to USA. USA was split into two channels, Jack TV and Crime/Suspense, in 2005. Solar TV launched last November 29, 2009 on Radio Philippines Network owned by the Philippine Government Communications Group, at 11:00am.
Its programming grid includes American programs, local sports and lifestyle content. On October 31, 2010, it changed some of its programming content to English/Tagalog. Solar TV morphed as Solar Television Network, Inc. in January 5, 2010 as the corporate television arm of Solar Entertainment Corporation, serving as blocktimer of Solar Entertainment's channels to free-to-air broadcasting networks. STVNI represents Solar Entertainment to acquire 34% of RPN's shares from the Philippine government as part of RPN/IBC privatization in 2011; the new company launched an all talk/news channel Talk TV on March 2, 2011, co-owned by Solar TV itself and SBN while ETC replaced Solar TV on RPN. Talk TV would change its name to Solar News Channel on October 30, 2012. In the last quarter of 2011, Solar TV launched its own news division Solar News; the programs produced by the new division were manned by former ANC personalities including Jing Magsaysay, Pia Hontiveros, Nancy Irlanda, Claire Celdran and Mai Rodriguez.
In November 2013, San Miguel Corp. President and COO Ramon S. Ang tried to acquire the majority stake of STVNI from the Tiengs. Despite the new development, he would settle instead for a minority share of STVNI in September 2014. In the third quarter of 2014, Solar Entertainment chair Wilson Tieng announced that the ALC Group of Companies of former Ambassador Antonio Cabangon-Chua, took over STVNI, as well as its majority stake on RPN. Tieng and Robert Rivera were both resigned as president, respectively; the selloff of STVNI was caused by Solar Entertainment's loss of revenue after investing in RPN. Solar TV reflected the change of ownership by reverting all non-SNC channels and assets back to Solar Entertainment, followed by shedding off the Solar branding in all SNC's programs; the transfer was completed when SNC was rebranded into 9TV on August 23, 2014. On October 14, 2014, Solar TV Network was renamed as Nine Media Corporation, following the agreement between the latter and the Turner Broadcasting System to use the branding of CNN into its free TV assets of RPN as CNN Philippines, replacing 9TV, considered as a transitional brand.
CNN Philippines was launched on March 16, 2015. In September 2015, Nine Media Corporation President and CEO Reggie Galura stepped down from his position, replaced by Jorge San Agustin as Officer in Charge of the network temporary. One year on October 9, 2016, CNN Philippines Managing Editor Armie Jarin-Bennett was appointed as President and CEO of Nine Media Corporation replacing Jorge San Agustin. Solar Entertainment Corp. and Solar TV, prior to the latter's acquisition by ALC Group of Companies in 2014, are two separate business entities: SEC is owned by the Tieng brothers and operates 10 TV networks - ETC, 2nd Avenue, JackTV, JackCITY, Solar Sports, Basketball TV, NBA Premium, Shop TV, The Game Channel and My Movie Channel. It has acivities in film distribution. STV, which presently runs Solar News Channel, is an incorporation wherein both William Tieng and Wilson Tieng are members of the Board of Directors. Since 2014, Nine Media Corporation is being owned by ALC Group of Companies through its investment unit JRLT-JHI Corporation.
While Antonio Cabangon-Chua was sitted as its chairman until his passing in 2016, JRLT-JHI is being owned by his children and relatives: Ferdinand Chua, Rowena Lumague, Candy Co, Jose Wingkee Jr, Aida Anora. While businessman Ramon Ang owns a minority share in Nine Media, SEC documents does not shows any Ang's shares with the company. Instead, Ang makes investments through advertisements and paid programming from the San Miguel Group to sole property CNN Philippines. CNN Philippines - Radio Philippines Network 2nd Avenue - ETC - ETC Productions 9TV - CHASE - C/S - C/S 9 - Jack City - Solar News Channel - (34% joint venture with RPN 9: De