Southern Broadcasting Network

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Southern Broadcasting Network
(SBN/ETC)
TypeBroadcast television and radio network
CountryPhilippines
AvailabilityPhilippines
SloganIt's All About You!
Key people
Lucio Co (Chairman)
Teofilo Henson (President and CEO)
Launch date
1970 (radio broadcasts)
1992 (television broadcasts)
Former names
World TV 21 (1992-1996)
Talk TV (March 2, 2011-October 29, 2012)
Solar News Channel (October 30, 2012-November 29, 2013)
Official website
www.etc.com.ph
 
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Southern Broadcasting Network
(SBN/ETC)
TypeBroadcast television and radio network
CountryPhilippines
AvailabilityPhilippines
SloganIt's All About You!
Key people
Lucio Co (Chairman)
Teofilo Henson (President and CEO)
Launch date
1970 (radio broadcasts)
1992 (television broadcasts)
Former names
World TV 21 (1992-1996)
Talk TV (March 2, 2011-October 29, 2012)
Solar News Channel (October 30, 2012-November 29, 2013)
Official website
www.etc.com.ph

SBN (Southern Broadcasting Network, Inc.) (informally abbreviated ETC) is a Philippine television network It's corporate name is ETC Network owned by Filipino-Chinese tycoon Lucio Co, the owner of Puregold Price Club Inc., a supermarket chain. Its main broadcast facilities at Solar Media Center, Ground Floor, WCC Building, EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City with transmitters at Strata 2000 Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, which the former SBN studios were located. Its TV station (DWCP-TV 21) became the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila in May, 1992.

History[edit]

Southern Broadcasting Network of Davao launched SBN Channel 21, the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila starting 1992. It was then known as World TV 21. The idea is to bring back programming similar to the forcibly shut-down FEN Channel 17 of the former Clark US Air Base a year earlier due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

ETC-21 logo from November 30, 2013 to July 26, 2014.
Talk TV logo from March 2, 2011 to October 29, 2012.
Solar News Channel logo from October 30, 2012 to November 29, 2013.

Beginning on January 1, 2008, Solar Entertainment began to lease airtime on SBN, choosing to broadcast programming from its entertainment channel ETC.[1] This partnership ended in March 2, 2011, as Solar transferred ETC to RPN. As a result, SBN renewed partnership with Solar Entertainment to create the news network Talk TV, and since October 30, 2012, it is now known as the Solar News Channel (now 9TV), the first 24-hour English news channel on free-to-air TV.

On November 30, 2013, Solar News Channel (now 9TV) will be moved to RPN 9 while ETC returns to this network.[2][3][4]

On August 2014, ETC celebrated their 10th year anniversary.

Programming[edit]

SBN/ETC Slogans[edit]

BrandingSloganYears Active
SBN 21/World TV 21Your Kind of Life1992-1996
SBN 21The Only One1996-2004
SBN 21Dito Ikaw Ang Una!2004-2007
ETCIt's All Good, All Free!January 1, 2008 - March 1, 2011
Talk TVBe Talktv (Talkative)March 2, 2011 - October 28, 2012
Solar News ChannelInform. Inspire.October 29, 2012 - November 29, 2013
ETCYoung & Loving It!November 30, 2013 – July 26, 2014
ETCIt's All About You!July 27, 2014 - present

Southern Broadcasting Network stations nationwide[edit]

ETC television stations[edit]

UHF stations[edit]

BrandingCallsignCh. #Power kWStation TypeLocation (Transmitter site)
ETC TV-21 ManilaDWCP-TVTV-2140 kW (500 kW ERP)OriginatingMetro Manila
ETC TV-34 BaguioDWCT-TVTV-3410  kWRelayBaguio
ETC TV-21 LaoagDWAP-TVTV-211 kWRelayLaoag
ETC TV-22 DagupanDWSN-TVTV-225  kWRelayDagupan
ETC TV-21 LegazpiDWJP-TVTV-211 kWRelayLegazpi
ETC TV-22 NagaDZSS-TVTV-221 kWRelayNaga
ETC TV-43 Puerto PrincesaDYBN-TVTV-435  kWPlannedPuerto Princesa
ETC TV-32 IloiloDYSN-TVTV-3210 kWRelayIloilo
ETC TV-22 TaclobanDYJP-TVTV-221 kWRelayTacloban
ETC TV-45 RoxasDYKN-TVTV-455 kWPlannedRoxas
ETC TV-27 ZamboangaDXJP-TVTV-271 kWRelayZamboanga
ETC TV-33 OzamisDX_-TVTV-331 kWPlannedOzamis
ETC TV-28 General SantosDXKM-TVTV-285 kWRelayGeneral Santos

VHF stations[edit]

BrandingCallsignCh. #Power kWStation TypeLocation (Transmitter site)
ETC TV-9 SorsogonDZCP-TVTV-95 kWPlannedSorsogon
ETC TV-5 BacolodDYLP-TVTV-510 kWOriginatingBacolod
ETC TV-6 CebuDYCP-TVTV-65 kWOriginatingCebu
ETC TV-4 Cagayan De OroDXCS-TVTV-410 kWOriginatingCagayan De Oro
ETC TV-13 IliganDXYL-TVTV-135 kWAffiliateIligan
ETC TV-7 DavaoDXSS-TVTV-710 kWOriginatingDavao

SBN FM stations[edit]

BrandingCallsignFrequencyPower (kW)Location
DWSN 97.9 LaoagDWSN97.9 MHz5 kWLaoag
DWIS 98.9 ViganDWIS-FM98.9 MHz5 kWVigan
DZRB 95.9 NagaDZRB-FM95.9 MHz10 kWNaga
DYCP 90.3 BacolodDYCP-FM90.3 MHz5 kWBacolod
DYAP 88.3 CebuDYAP-FM88.3 MHz5 kWCebu
DYJP 101.5 TaclobanDYJP-FM101.5 MHz2.5 kWTacloban
DXJP 101.9 ZamboangaDXJP-FM101.9 MHz5 kWZamboanga
DXCS 92.7 Cagayan de OroDXCS-FM92.7 MHz10 kWCagayan de Oro
DXSS 97.9 DavaoDXSS97.9 MHz10 kWDavao

El Nuevo-Bantay Radyo stations[edit]

Main article: Bantay Radyo

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