All Youth Channels

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All Youth Channels, Inc. (AYC)
Type Private
Industry Cable television broadcasting, radio broadcasting, concert management
Founded December 11, 2006
Headquarters Philippines
Key people Francis Lumen
Subsidiaries Hi-Definition Radio Inc.
Website www.ayc.ph

All Youth Channels, Inc. (AYC) is a cable TV and concert management company in the Philippines. The company has been co-owner of two cable channels (MTV Philippines, now defunct, Nickelodeon and New Vision 9) and operates an FM radio station (Radio High 105.9 now Retro 105.9 DCG FM re-acquired again by Bright Star Broadcasting Network, Corporation). The current CEO is Francis Lumen, former radio executive of Nation Broadcasting Corporation.

The company's headquarters are located at Silver City Mall, Frontera Verde Complex, Pasig City.

History[edit]

After the dissolution of its joint venture with NBC, MTV Networks Asia signed a licensing agreement with All Youth Channels, Inc. (AYC), which is run by some of the members of Music Source, including Lumen, to control both MTV Philippines and its sister channel, Nickelodeon. AYC owned and operated 100% of then-new MTV Philippines.

MTV Philippines was an exclusive channel on cable and satellite television systems.[1] However, Lumen decided not to renew the contract (Except Nickelodeon Philippines, which is MTV Philippines's sister channel). There were also some posts claiming that instead of funding for MTV Philippines, they would support TV5 instead which they planned to be the next big thing on TV (which they branded UHF 41 as AksyonTV). 11 minutes before midnight of February 16, 2010, a final music video: Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles was played and afterwards, MTV Philippines officially signed off.[2][3][4] After the closure, it had reverted to its original channel, MTV Southeast Asia. All Youth Channels previously owns U92.3 before decided to sold it to TV5 Philippines and branded it as Radyo5 92.3 News FM (the all-news radio station in FM band), and Radio High 105.9 (which plays Easy Jazz and Latin music, similar format to 106.7 Dream FM now 106.7 Energy FM) until March 1, 2014 before they've decided to returned it to its real and original owner Bright Star Broadcasting Network, Corporation and branded it as Retro 105.9 DCG FM (which plays mostly modern classic and retro-styled oldies music).

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AYC is a producer of big-name concerts in the Philippines, even after the shut down of MTV Philippines.

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