GMA News TV
GMA News TV is a commercial broadcast television network in the Philippines. It is owned and operated by Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc. together with ZOE Broadcasting Network Inc. of Jesus Is Lord Church leader Eddie Villanueva as its main content provider. Launched on February 28, 2011, GNTV is the second television network joint-ventured between ZOE and GMA after its predecessor QTV, which in turn was launched in 2005, its flagship station is DZOE-TV Channel 11, a frequency owned by ZOE Broadcasting, it is beamed through provincial relay stations run by GMA Network. The network produces programmes from studios located at the 22/F Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and at the GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City; the network's primary transmitter facilities are located at the GMA Tower of Power site, Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City. GMA News TV was created as a replacement for "Q", a network which featured imported dramas and lifestyle-oriented programming aimed towards women.
Both GMA News TV and Q are products of an agreement between ZOE-TV and GMA's subsidiary Citynet in 2005, allowing the latter to lease the entire airtime of DZOE-TV 11, in exchange of upgrading the former's facilities and an offpeak timeslot for its programs on Channel 11 and GMA Network. GMA News TV was unveiled on February 7, 2011, Q was discontinued on February 20, 2011 in preparation for the launch of the new service, which occurred on February 28, 2011. Most of GMA News TV's programming consists of news and public affairs programs produced by GMA News and Public Affairs. Outside of its core programming, the channel airs entertainment programs including lifestyle, cooking shows, talk shows and foreign drama and reality series, foreign animated series and foreign movie blocks and additional programming produced by GMA Entertainment Group,msome of which are carried over from the former Q; as part of its agreement to operate DZOE-TV as a carrier of GMA News TV, it airs religious programming produced by ZOE during off-peak hours.
In 2011, GMA would launch a 24-hour international feed of GMA News TV, as a compliment to its two other international channels. It began to be offered as a preview channel in Australia on FetchTV, IPS/AccessTV in Japan, GUdTV in Guam and on OSN, with an official launch planned for the third quarter of 2011. GMA News TV International was launched on UBI World TV on December 1, 2011. In May 2012, Canadian IPTV provider MTS TV added GMA News TV International, becoming its first Canadian carrier. In November 2012, Optik TV added the channel to their lineup. Additionally, GMA News TV international is now available in Singtel TV Pay TV Customers in Singapore Channel 690 in SD, on ABNXcess Pay TV Customers in Malaysia Channel 731 in SD and on Astro Unlike its domestic counterpart, programs on GMA News TV International are air tape-delayed, except for selected special events such as live coverage of Day 1 of Eleksyon 2013. In Hong Kong, GMA News TV International Launch in Now TV On June 2015. Further information: List of GMA News TV stationsGMA News TV can be seen via regular free-to-air television via ZOE-operated Channel 11 in Metro Manila area, through various provincial relays operated by GMA Network.
Aside from GNTV's main analog signal, it is a must-carry channel on all cable and satellite TV providers nationwide. This channel is available as a digital subchannel through GMA's main digital transmitters in Metro Manila, Baguio and Davao. Citynet Network ZOE Broadcasting Network List of television stations in the Philippines GMA News TV site http://pinoytambayanlive.net/
The Philippines the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon and Mindanao; the capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, Malaysia and Indonesia to the south; the Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 300,000 km2, according to the Philippines Statistical Authority and the WorldBank and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million.
As of January 2018, it is the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, they were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Malay, Indian and Chinese nations occurred. Various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs and lakans; the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established.
The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons; as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution followed, which spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. The war, as well as the ensuing cholera epidemic, resulted in the deaths of thousands of combatants as well as tens of thousands of civilians. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since the unitary sovereign state has had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution; the Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the East Asia Summit.
It hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations; the Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then-Prince of Asturias; the name Las Islas Filipinas would be used to cover all the islands of the archipelago. Before that became commonplace, other names such as Islas del Poniente and Magellan's name for the islands San Lázaro were used by the Spanish to refer to the islands; the official name of the Philippines has changed several times in the course of its history. During the Philippine Revolution, the Malolos Congress proclaimed the establishment of the República Filipina or the Philippine Republic.
From the period of the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War until the Commonwealth period, American colonial authorities referred to the country as the Philippine Islands, a translation of the Spanish name. Since the end of World War II, the official name of the country has been the Republic of the Philippines. Philippines has gained currency as the common name since being the name used in Article VI of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, with or without the definite article. Discovery in 2018 of stone tools and fossils of butchered animal remains in Rizal, Kalinga has pushed back evidence of early hominins in the archipelago to as early as 709,000 years. However, the metatarsal of the Callao Man, reliably dated by uranium-series dating to 67,000 years ago remains the oldest human remnant found in the archipelago to date; this distinction belonged to the Tabon Man of Palawan, carbon-dated to around 26,500 years ago. Negritos were among the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, but their first settlement in the Philippines has not been reliably dated.
There are several opposing theories regarding the origins of ancient Filipinos. F. Landa Jocano theorizes. Wilhelm Solheim's Island Origin Theory postulates that the peopling of the archipelago transpired via trade networks originating in the Sundaland area around
CNN Philippines is a commercial broadcast cable and satellite television network in the Philippines. It is owned and operated by Nine Media Corporation, together with Radio Philippines Network as the main content provider, under license from WarnerMedia, a multimedia subsidiary of US-based telecommunications provider AT&T, Inc. Replacing 9TV, CNN Philippines was launched on 16 March 2015. CNN Philippines is the fifth local franchise of CNN in Asia, after CNN Indonesia, CNN Türk, CNN Arabic and CNN-IBN. CNN Philippines' local programming is produced from the Upper Ground Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Mandaluyong City; the channel maintains its analog transmitter located at # 97 Panay Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City. On October 14, 2014, Turner Broadcasting System with Nine Media signed a five-year brand licensing agreement, until December 31, 2020, that will build the alliance between the two news agencies on television and online.
CNN PH was launched on March 16, 2015, 6:00 am and is seen on RPN's flagship station DZKB-TV, Channel 9 in Metro Manila and among eight regional VHF TV stations in Channel 9 Cebu and Davao, Channel 12 Baguio, Channel 10 Iriga, Channel 8 Bacolod, Channel 5 Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga. It operates. Under the brand licensing agreement between Turner Broadcasting System and Nine Media, the latter will pay CNN an undisclosed amount of monthly fee for programs and expertise from CNN International and CNN/U. S. that will air in the CNN Philippines in exchange of locally produced news, current affairs and lifestyle programs and rolling news coverage from 9News, all based on the standards of CNN. 9News will be trained by CNN staff at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia to enhance their reporting that will help them to contribute reports for CNN International along with its news bureaus scattered worldwide. The official news website, 9news.ph will be redesigned and changed into CNNPhilippines.com. On the day of the soft launching of CNN Philippines held last October 14, 2014, at the Solaire Resort & Casino, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker released a statement that said: The global news gathering power of CNN combined with the local perspective Nine Media Corporation brings enables us to provide first-class news and information to millions of Filipinos in a way that we have not been able to previously.
I couldn't be happier to welcome CNN Philippines to the CNN family. Presidential Communications Operations Office Sec. Sonny Coloma was the guest of honor at the trade launch of CNN PH at the Philippine International Convention Center the following day. RPN, the broadcaster of CNN PH, was under the portfolio of PCOO known as Media Ng Bayan, from 1986 until 2011; the channel was known as Talk TV from March 2, 2011, to October 29, 2012, on SBN Channel 21. Talk TV is formed by the Solar Television Network, by-then owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation after the latter led the privatization of former state-sequestered Radio Philippines Network in 2011; the first programs that aired on the channel were Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Today's Talk, NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. Solar News, known for its back-to-basics and unbiased journalism, was formed in January 2012 during the coverage of the Impeachment Trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Post-EDSA revolution ABS-CBN newsmen Pal Marquez, Jing Magsaysay and Pia Hontiveros together with former ANC anchors Claire Celdran, Mai Rodriguez and Nancy Irlanda were known as the pillars of Solar News. Reportorial team was composed by former reporters of RPN NewsWatch, the sole and longest-running English newscast of Radio Philippines Network, stopped airing in 2012 as an effect of RPN's privatization; the hourly news bulletin Solar News Update first aired in March 2012, followed by the primetime newscast Solar Network News and Solar Nightly News, which started airing in June 18 and July 16 of the same year, Daybreak and Newsday in October 1, 2012. On October 30, 2012, at 05:30 am, Talk TV signed off to make way for the launching of the first 24-hour English news channel on both cable TV and free-to-air TV, Solar News Channel. Dubbed as the "First 24/7 All-English News Channel on Free TV", Solar News Channel replaces TalkTV. SNC was launched at 5:45am of October 30, 2012, on SBN Channel 21.
During the first months of the operations, the channel was producing major local newscasts including a native language newscast Solar News Cebuano, a sports newscast Solar Sports Desk and public affairs programs Legal HD, News. PH, Opposing Views, Elections News Cafe. 60 Minutes, Top Gear, Undercover Boss and the "Stories" documentary block was launched during SNC's time. SNC launched its own mobile application for smartphone users, its consists of features such as live streaming, catch-up episodes and latest news from the network's website, solarnews.ph. In November 2013, San Miguel Corp. President and COO Ramon S. Ang acquired the minority stake of STVNI. Brothers Wilson and William Tien
Jack TV is a Philippine pay television network based in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. It is owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation, was test-launched on April 6, 2005 debuting on July 12, 2005, it offers Western programming consisting of comedy, drama series and reality shows as well as teens' television programs from American networks The CW, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, FX, Syfy, E!, TBS, Comedy Central, ABC, USA Network, A&E, WGN America and Netflix. The station was formed as part of the discontinuation of its split into two networks. Comedy and reality shows moved to Jack TV, the other programming was maintained on the new network C/S. However, when Solar TV was replaced by Talk TV, Jack TV reverted to its Solar USA programming while maintaining some of the programming that made it a staple in its early years. On October 20, 2012, Solar Entertainment launched its secondary channel Jack CITY on BEAM TV, replacing CHASE; the channel was re-branded as CT. On April 10, 2017, Jack TV was dropped by Sky Cable & Destiny Cable along with Basketball TV, CT, Solar Sports & NBA Premium TV due to Sky Cable's unpaid carriage fees.
On January 1, 2019 the channel was restored on Sky Cable after 1 year of carriage disputes. Jack TV has its own and distinct programming aimed to a younger adult audience. Yet, its limitation as a pay TV channel, as well as frequency regulations on over-the-air television, allow the channel to lend some of their popular programs to sister channels ETC, either or time-shifted. Official website
ABS-CBN (TV network)
ABS-CBN is a Filipino commercial broadcast television network, the flagship property of ABS-CBN Corporation, a company under the Lopez Group. The network is headquartered at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City, with additional offices and production facilities in 25 major cities including Baguio, Bacolod, Iloilo and Davao. ABS-CBN is formally referred to as "The Kapamilya Network"; this was introduced in 1999 and was introduced in 2003 during the celebration of its 50th anniversary. It is the largest television network in the country in terms of revenues and international coverage. ABS-CBN is the oldest television broadcaster in Southeast Asia and one of the oldest commercial television broadcasters in Asia, it is the leading television network in the Philippines with advertising revenues of 21.2 billion pesos for the fiscal year of 2015. ABS-CBN's first television broadcast was on October 23, 1953, as Alto Broadcasting System on DZAQ-TV, just 3 months after the first broadcast of Japan's NHK General TV and Nippon Television.
It is the first television network in Southeast Asia to broadcast in color, the first television network in the Philippines to formally launch a digital terrestrial television service, the first broadcast television network in the Philippines to formally launch in high-definition. Today, the flagship television station of ABS-CBN is DWWX-TV; the network operates across the Philippine archipelago through the ABS-CBN Regional division which controls 80 television stations. Its programs are available outside the Philippines through the global subscription television channel The Filipino Channel, now available in over three million paying households worldwide as well as terrestrially in Guam through KEQI-LP. Since 2011, the network is on test broadcast for digital terrestrial television using the Japanese standard ISDB-T in select areas in the Philippines. On October 3, 2015, ABS-CBN started to broadcast in high-definition through its affiliate direct-to-home cable and satellite television providers.
ABS-CBN traces its history to the first Philippine television station DZAQ-TV, owned by Bolinao Electronics Corporation, renamed Alto Broadcasting System. James Lindenberg, the owner of BEC, was the first to apply for a license to the Philippine Congress to establish a television station in 1949, his request was granted on June 14, 1950, under Republic Act 511. Because of the strict import controls and the lack of raw materials needed to open a TV station in the Philippines during the mid-20th century, Lindenberg branched to radio broadcasting instead. Judge Antonio Quirino, brother of former President Elpidio Quirino tried to apply for a license to Congress, but was denied, he purchased stocks from BEC and subsequently consummated the controlling stock to rename the company from BEC to Alto Broadcasting System. DZAQ-TV began commercial television operations on October 23, 1953; the first program to air was a garden party at the Quirino residence in San Juan. After the premiere telecast, the station followed a four-hour-a-day schedule, from six to ten in the evening.
In 1955, Manila Chronicle owner Eugenio Lopez, Sr. and former Vice President Fernando Lopez, acquired a radio-TV franchise from the Congress and established Chronicle Broadcasting Network in 1956, which focused only on radio broadcasting. On February 24, 1957, Lopez invited Judge Quirino to his house for breakfast and ABS was bought under a contract written on a table napkin; the corporate name was reverted to Bolinao Electronics Corporation after the purchase of ABS. With the establishment of DZXL-TV 9 of CBN in April 19, 1958, the Lopez brothers controlled both television channels in the archipelago, culminating in the first wave of expansion; the monopoly in television was broken in 1960, when DZTV-TV 13 was established by the Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation, owned by Dick Baldwin. In 1961, BEC launched the nation's first provincial television station in Cebu City. In the same year, BEC merged ABS and CBN to form the ABS-CBN network, a brand name that would become official in a few years.
In 1966, ABS-CBN became the first TV network to broadcast certain shows in color by using the American NTSC standard and by December 18, 1968, ABS-CBN opened its present-day Broadcast Center complex in Bohol Avenue, Quezon City, moving from its Roxas Boulevard studios, opened in 1958. It was among the most advanced broadcasting facility of its kind in Asia. Full-color broadcasts began in 1971 on ABS-CBN 2 with the availability of more color television sets around Manila and neighboring municipalities and cities. In 1967, the company was renamed ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation; this company became the formal merger of the two stations DZAQ-TV 3 and DZXL-TV 9. In 1969, DZAQ-TV transferred to channel 2, while its sister station DZXL-TV transferred to channel 4; this frequency adjustment was done to make room for Kanlaon Broadcasting System or KBS to occupy the channel 9 frequency. ABS-CBN sold its headquarters and studios in Roxas Boulevard to KBS; when then-President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972, the station was forced, along with its regional stations and other television networks to shut down, with the co
Jeepney TV is a Philippine pay television channel owned by Creative Programs, a subsidiary of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. Its programming consists of classic and archived series aired on ABS-CBN, it is named after the jeepney, an automotive vehicle, used as a mode of transportation in the Philippines since World War II. On November 27, 2015, Jeepney TV revamped its graphics and program line-up, the programming scheduled was overhauled yet again In June 2018. From July 30 to December 31, 2018, Jeepney TV is available on ABS-CBN TV Plus as a free trial channel, together with O Shopping, Asianovela Channel, Movie Central and Myx, but it extended until May 2019. Dominic (formerly on Studio 23
Sky Cable is a cable television service of Sky Cable Corporation. Its franchise area covers Metro Manila, its suburb or neighboring areas and it is in provincial areas that both digital and few analog services, it has 700,000 subscribers controlling 45% of the cable TV market. Since it started community antenna television system operation in the Philippines on January 26, 1992, SkyCable provides cable Internet, VoIP services and digital cable TV service. On June 6, 1990, SkyCable Corporation was incorporated via 79.3% stake in Sky Vision Corporation, operator of cable brands, SkyCable and Sun Cable. On April 18, 1991, Sky Vision Corporation was incorporated and ventures into cable television, system, television media, shopping network and film distribution, it is owned 18.8 % by 78 % by Lopez Inc.. On March 30, 1995, Central CATV Inc. was granted a 28-year provisional franchise to establish, construct and operated community antenna television system in the Philippines through Republic Act 7969.
In 1997, Sky Vision Corporation acquired 47% of Pilipino Cable Corp. operator of Sun Cable for P900 million. In 1997, SkyCable launches its first cable TV branded credit card in the Philippines, the SkyCard MasterCard with SolidBank and the SkyCard-Citibank MasterCard with Citibank N. A. In 2001, Benpress Holdings Inc. and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company signed a master consolidation agreement for SkyCable Corporation to consolidate its interest. In July 2001, Unilink Communications Corp. operator of Home Cable, Philippines second largest cable TV company, merged its CATV operation to SkyCable and created Beyond Cable Inc. with an enterprise value of P14.5 billion. Beyond Cable Inc. controls 66.5% through Benpress Holdings Corp. and 33.5% through MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. On December 7, 2001, Beyond Cable Holdings Inc. was incorporated. In April 2008 ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, which owns about two-thirds of the equity of SkyCable, started consolidating the cable company’s fiscal result into its financial report including SkyCable’s general and administrative expenses or the GAEX.
In May 2011, Singaporean firm Sampaquita Communications Pte. Ltd. acquired 40 percent of SkyCable through Philippine Depositary Receipts worth P3.612 billion and P250 million of convertible notes to fund the expansion of SkyCable’s broadband Internet and cable TV services. On May 11, 2012, SkyCable bought Destiny Cable Inc. Uni-Cable TV Inc. and Solid Broadband Corp.'s cable TV and broadband internet assets and subscribers with consolidating value of P3.497 billion. In order to be competitive in the cable TV industry, SkyCable adopts an alternative pricing model for its subscribers, it allows its subscribers to select their own packages or channels, comparable to a pay per channel service most used in the United States. SkyCable introduces the package-pricing model used by other cable television providers in which channels are classified into packages; the SkyCable postpaid bundles are categorized into 10 clusters named as Select, Bronze 299, Bronze 399, Bronze 499, Silver HD, Gold HD, Postpaid HD and a separate payment scheme for its Premium/Pay-Per-View.
Select: It is a customizable plan that allows its subscribers to choose channels on top of their preset package. Select plan is available on existing subscription either from Bronze 299, 399 and 499, Silver HD, Gold HD or Postpaid HD plans and requires a digital set-top boxes. Bronze 299: SkyCable Bronze 299 package consists of 20 basic channels, but as of October 1, 2015, it no longer offered for new subscribers for Greater Manila Area, Laguna, San Jose del Monte and Bacolod and status of current subscribers remained unchanged for said mentioned areas. However, it continues offered for new subscribers in the rest of remaining provincial areas. Plus: SkyCable Plus package consists of 50 channels. No longer offered to new subscribers. Bronze 399: SkyCable Bronze 399 consists of more or less than 30 channels. Available only in most of regional areas with digital service; as of November 2014, the plan were expanded its service in Metro Manila and areas nearby. But as of October 1, 2015, it no longer offered for new subscribers.
However, status of current subscribers remained unchanged. Bronze 499: SkyCable Bronze 499 package consists of more than 50 channels, but as of October 1, 2015, it no longer offered for new subscribers. However, status of current subscribers remained unchanged. Max: SkyCable Max package consists of 50 channels. No longer offered to new subscribers. Silver HD: SkyCable Silver HD package consists of more than 70 SD channels and 10 HD channels. Gold HD: SkyCable Gold HD package consists of more than 80 SD channels and 13 HD channels. Other packs: SkyCable consisted of five packages, namely, HBO Pak, Family Pack, FOX Pack, MBC Pack and the SBS Pack; the HBO Pak includes three additional HBO channels: HBO Signature and HBO Family. The Family Pack is a combination of programs on current events, exploration and flicks; the FOX Pack contains nine additional FOX HD channels. In addition to its HBO, Family and FOX Packs, the MBC and SBS Pack offered MBC, a South Korean television and radio networks famous for its dramas and comedies.