Peoples Television Network, Inc. is the flagship government television network owned by the Philippine Government under the helm of the Presidential Communications Office. Its head office, studios and transmitter are located at Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Barangay Vasra, Diliman, the countrys government television network began operations in April 1974 as Government Television through the National Media Production Center. The government channel was first headed by Lito Gorospe and later by the then-Press Secretary during the Marcos administration, by then, it began expanding with the opening of provincial stations nationwide, including 2 stations in Cebu and Bacolod who once owned by pre-martial law ABS-CBN. It later became the network for the broadcasts of the 1988 Summer Olympics along with RPN. On March 26,1992, President Cory Aquino signed Republic Act 7306 turning PTV Network into a government corporation known formally as Peoples Television Network, Inc. Shortly after he took over the mantle of government in June 1992, the Network was given a one-time equity funding for capital outlay. Since 1992, PTV has been operating on revenues it generates on its own, Republic Act 7306 stipulates that the government shall not appropriate funds for the operations of the Network. PTNI is on full satellite transmission nationwide since 1992 using PALAPA C2 and its flagship station PTV-4, which is based in Quezon City, boasts of a 40-kilowatt brand-new transmitter sitting on a 500 ft tower. With its 32 provincial stations across the country, the network has extended its reach and it has, to its name, several pioneering and award-winning educational, cultural and public service programs for their relevance and production excellence. In 1996, PTV won the award for Best TV Station ID in the PMPC Star Awards for Television, PTNI has pioneered educational and cultural programming. Some of its programs were Tele-aralan ng Kakayahan, Ating Alamin, Small World Kidsongs, For Arts Sake, Coast to Coast. PTNI has also been the broadcaster of major international sports competitions. It has covered the Olympic Games, starting with the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, except Barcelona Olympics in 1992, the Beijing Olympics in 2008, London Olympics in 2012, during these coverage, PTNI has received commendations from various sports organizations. In 1996, it received a citation from then President Fidel V. Ramos for the successful coverage of the Atlanta Olympic Games. On July 16,2001, under the new management appointed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, PTNI adopted the new image, One Vision. for a new image in line with its new programming thrusts, they continued the new name until the Aquino administration in 2010. NBN expanded its broadcast reach with the launching of NBN World on February 19,2003 in cooperation with the Television and this global expansion signals new directions for NBN as it becomes accessible to the rest of the world, particularly the millions of Filipinos overseas. NBN can be seen in Australia, North America and the Asia-Pacific, NBN is previously transmitting via satellite nationwide using Agila 2 then moved to ABS1 last September 2011. Also, a new Harris Transmitter has been installed, nBNs transmitter power shall be increased from 40 kW to 60 kW
GTV Network logo in 1978.
Logo of PTV in 1995
NBN logo from 2007-2011; the NBN wordmark is used from 2001-2011.