Southern Broadcasting Network

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Southern Broadcasting Network
(SBN/ETC)
TypeBroadcast television and radio network
CountryPhilippines
AvailabilityPhilippines
SloganYoung & Loving It!
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)
Solar News Channel 21 (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
SloganYoung & Loving It!
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)
Solar News Channel 21 (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 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.

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, the first 24-hour English news channel on free-to-air TV.

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

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 – present

Southern Broadcasting Network stations nationwide[edit]

ETC television stations[edit]

BrandingCallsignCh. #Power kWStation TypeLocation (Transmitter site)
ETC TV-21 ManilaDWCP-TVTV-2140 kW (500 kW ERP)OriginatingMetro Manila
ETC TV-42 BaguioDWCT-TVTV-4210  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-9 SorsogonDZCP-TVTV-95 kWPlannedSorsogon
ETC TV-43 Puerto PrincesaDYBN-TVTV-435  kWPlannedPuerto Princesa
ETC TV-32 IloiloDYSN-TVTV-3210 kWRelayIloilo
ETC TV-5 BacolodDYLP-TVTV-510 kWOriginatingBacolod
ETC TV-6 CebuDYCP-TVTV-65 kWOriginatingCebu
ETC TV-22 TaclobanDYJP-TVTV-221 kWRelayTacloban
ETC TV-45 RoxasDYKN-TVTV-455 kWPlannedRoxas
ETC TV-27 ZamboangaDXJP-TVTV-271 kWRelayZamboanga
ETC TV-4 Cagayan De OroDXCS-TVTV-410 kWOriginatingCagayan De Oro
ETC TV-13 IliganDXYL-TVTV-135 kWAffiliateIligan
ETC TV-33 OzamisDX_-TVTV-331 kWPlannedOzamis
ETC TV-7 DavaoDXSS-TVTV-710 kWOriginatingDavao
ETC TV-28 General SantosDXKM-TVTV-285 kWRelayGeneral Santos
ETC TV-32 ButuanDXTL-TVTV-3225 kWOriginatingButuan

SBN FM stations[edit]

BrandingCallsignFrequencyPower (kW)Location
DWSN 97.9 LaoagDWSN97.9 MHz5 kWLaoag
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
DXSS 97.9 DavaoDXSS97.9 MHz10 kWDavao

El Nuevo-Bantay Radyo stations[edit]

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