Channel V Philippines

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Channel [V] Philippines
ChannelV PH Logo.jpg
Launched May 1994
(EEC DWAC 23)
15 December 1999
(Citynet 27)
1 March 2009
(TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company)
Owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels Philippines through Channel [V]
Co-owners:
GMA Network, Inc.
(December 15, 1999 – July 25, 2001)
TVXBC
(March 1, 2009 – 2011)
Northern Star Productions (April 2011 – 2012)
Slogan V Your Music!
Country Philippines
Language English, Filipino
Broadcast area Philippines
Sister channel(s) Channel V International
Fox Filipino
Fox Sports
Availability
Satellite
Cignal Digital TV
Nationwide
Channel 78
G Sat
Nationwide
Channel 124
Cable
SkyCable
Metro Manila
Channel 69 (Digital)
Destiny Cable
Metro Manila
Channel 46 (Analog)
Channel 69 (Digital)
Cable Star Iloilo
Iloilo and Rizal
Channel 71
SPC-New World Cable TV
San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Channel 51
Parasat Cable TV
Cagayan De Oro City
Channel 37
USATV
Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Channel 49
Cablelink
Metro Manila
Channel TBA
IPTV
PLDT My DSL (Watchpad) Channel 1003

Channel [V] Philippines is a 24-hour music-entertainment television network owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels Philippines in partnership with TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company (formerly Makisig Network) and Northern Star Productions as network provider.[1]

History[edit]

Debut on UHF 23[edit]

Channel [V] was first launched in 1994 in the Philippines, as MTV Asia made the decision to split from STAR TV and form its own satellite TV channel in Asia. It began airing on UHF Channel 23, licensed to Ermita Electronics Corporation, as the Philippines' first UHF TV station fully devoted to re-broadcasting a foreign satellite channel after MTV Asia was started as a music channel in 1992. It was started as the "Next Generation of Music" until it relaunched as Channel [V] (During that time, the actual feed was Channel V Chinese on AsiaSat 1 while the Asian/Indian counterparts were on AsiaSat 2 and Palapa C2, respectively). Channel [V] in the Philippines programmed only few of the English-language shows like the The Ride, Over The Edge, By Demand, and Sigaw Manila (with Filipino artists, locally produced) but aired several of their Mandarin Chinese or Indian counterparts. In 1995, the station launched the first ever Channel V Philippines VJ Hunt for aspiring Filipino VJs; it was won by Melanie Casul, the competition's first and last winner. The channel left UHF 23 on July 1996, when EEC (the owner of the license) turned over to AMCARA Broadcasting Network, an ABS-CBN affiliate, creating Studio 23 (now known as ABS-CBN Sports+Action).

Citynet Television[edit]

August 1995[edit]

Before GMA Network officially launched Citynet Television (now known as GMA News TV) in August 1995, GMA Network signed a contract with Star TV Network to broadcast selected taped Channel [V] International TV shows from 1995 until its closure in March 1999. This programming made Trey Farley, Joey Mead, Amanda Griffin, Michael Zerrudo and the late Francis Magalona former VJ-TV hosts of part-Filipino descent, familiar to Citynet viewers. From 1998 until its closure in March 1999, Asian Top 20 Countdown was the only rebroadcast Channel [V] show.

December 1999[edit]

The very first logo, from 1999

On December 15, 1999, STAR TV leased the airtime of Citynet to launch Channel [V] Philippines[2] through EMC, also known as Entertainment Music Channel. Part of the strategy to localize Channel [V] was with programming produced both by Star TV and GMA through Alta Productions and Probe Productions, Inc.. The marketing image was shifted from music to more live-action products. Idents from this time frame used the brackets in the name. It dimensionalized the name Channel [V], making it into an object that could then became an environment for its broadcast design and a stage for live events. Additional shifts in programming occurred at the relaunch, specifically a shift to genre-specific rather than continuous hits, with special graphics for each set. In the middle of 2001,[3] Channel V Philippines shut down due to the intense competition from MTV Philippines provided by Nation Broadcasting Corporation, a PLDT sister company, when PLDT bought a controlling stake in GMA, and Myx, an ABS-CBN cable music channel. The channel was officially shutdown on July 25, 2001.[4]

Channel [V] returns to the Philippines[edit]

Logo from 2009–2010

Eight years later, STAR TV (in turn was directly over to Fox International Channels) and Makisig Network/Herma Group Inc (now known as TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company) announced an agreement to expand Channel [V] in the Philippines and to launch Tagalog-language content geared toward youth audiences, with an emphasis on local VJs, Pinoy music, and local bands and artists. Makisig now included Channel [V] International in its basic tier of cable channels, expanding the reach of the channel to more than 600,000 households across the Philippines.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] The channel's program mix is 60% Hong Kong satellite feed and 40% local feed versions of the more popular programs. Local content includes local-language and Pinoy music. The channel's creative director is Jose Javier Reyes.

Makisig continued to expand the reach of Channel [V], moving it down from channel 59 to 25 on SkyCable and adding online content.[13][14][15][16][17] [18][19]

On March 26, 2011, [V] Philippines went temporarily off-the-air after its CEO, then Ilocos Sur representative Ronald Singson, was jailed in Hong Kong for possession of illegal drugs. Its international counterpart took its place temporarily until April 25, 2011, when it returned on Destiny Cable through Northern Star Productions (owned by Chavit Singson). This channel was discontinued in middle of 2012.

Channel [V] Philippines Programs[edit]

Note: Some of the Channel V International programs also air on V Philippines with the V orange logo except from V Philippines produced programs only airs during night time, early morning and during commercials (V light blue logo).

Current Shows[edit]

  • Backtrack Pinas
  • Bente Uno
  • Dyip Ni Juan
  • Hits All You Can
  • In Command
  • Sound Reel
  • V Tunes Pinas
  • V'd Out

Previous Shows[edit]

  • Circuit TV
  • Encore
  • Filipino Poker Tour
  • The G Spot
  • PopKorn
  • Scene and Heard Philippines
  • V Buzz
  • V Life
  • V Scene
  • V Trends
  • V Tunes Pinas Live

Channel [V] Philippines executives[edit]

  • Luis "Chavit" Singson – Owner Northern Star Production (Channel V Philippines)
  • Rommel Singson – Channel Head
  • Cora Dacong – Over All In-Charge of Production
  • Arnel Balauro – Production Manager
  • Jed Velasco – Events Head, Sales/Advertising
  • Francis Quilantang – Production Head
  • Joanna Cayanan – Head Writer
  • Kimm Hadap – Events and Marketing Coordinator
  • Kerstie Sorbito – Writer
  • Angela Realica – Marketing
  • Josh Garcia – Marketing

VJs[edit]

Former VJs and Program hosts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ V (ph)&imagepath=cc/channel_v_ph Channel V Philippines Logo on Lyngsat-Logo retrieved via www.lyngsat-logo.com 09-05-2009
  2. ^ "GMA Network History – 1999 Channel V Philippines". GMANetwork.com. 
  3. ^ "Channel V's Philippines deal off". bNet Business Neetwork. July 2001. [dead link]
  4. ^ Channel V Philippines (2000) during Citynet Channel 27 Times retrieved via www.youtube.com 02-16-2010 courtesy of Alta Productions
  5. ^ CHANNEL V International and Makisig Network Announce the Launch of Channel V Philippines Tagalog language content block on V International set to launch with an expanded distribution for the channel on Sky Cable retrieved via www.startv.com 02-26-2009
  6. ^ CHANNEL V Expands Filipino Presence retrieved via www.worldscreen.com 02-26-2009
  7. ^ CHANNEL V International and Makisig Network Launch V Philippines retrieved via www.casbaa.com 03-02-2009
  8. ^ Channel V to speak Tagalog; taps local partner retrieved via www.indiantelevision.com 02-27-2009
  9. ^ Channel V to launch local content for the Philippines retrieve via www.brandrepublic.asia 03-02-2009
  10. ^ Makisig launches Channel V Philippines retrieve via www.stir.ph 04-16-2009
  11. ^ Channel V launch in Philippines with Local Block retrieve via www.onetwomusic.com 04-16-2009
  12. ^ V Philippines on Channel V Retrieved via www.philstar.com 05-03-2009
  13. ^ Channel V Philippines now on SkyCable Channel 25 Retrieved via www.malaya.com.ph 05-01-2009
  14. ^ Channel V on SkyCable Retrieved via www.philstar.com 05-03-2009
  15. ^ Localized Channel V heats up music channel competition retrieved via www.mb.com.ph 04-08-2009
  16. ^ Channel V Philippines’ grand launch set on July 25 retrieved via www.mb.com.ph 07-22-2009
  17. ^ Channel V Philippines Invasion Video Teaser retrieved via www.youtube.com 11-29-2009
  18. ^ V Philippines relaunch retrieved via www.philstar.com 12-31-2009
  19. ^ Channel V RP Relaunched retrieved via www.philstar.com 12-29-2009
  20. ^ Channel V Philippine Old Article: THE ISSUE OF RESPECT 2000 retrieve via http://lionel.valdellon.com 12-8-2011

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