ETC (TV channel)
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|Type||Broadcast television network|
|Slogan||Young & Loving It!|
|Key people||Wilson Tieng (President, Solar Entertainment)
William Tieng (Chairman, Solar Entertainment)
Willy Y. Tieng (Vice-chairman, Solar Entertainment)
Lucio Co (Chairman, Southern Broadcasting Network)
Teofilo Henson (President and CEO, Southern Broadcasting Network)
|Launch date||August 23, 2004|
|Sister channel(s)||Jack City
Solar News Channel
|Analog||Channel 21 (UHF)
|Broadcasters owned and affiliate stations||
|Cignal Digital TV||Channel 10|
|Dream Satellite TV||Channel 32|
|SkyCable||Channel 16 (Digital)|
|Destiny Cable||Channel 16 (Digital)
Channel 28 (Analog)
|Cable Star Iloilo||Channel 41|
|SkyCable Cebu||Channel 17|
|SkyCable Davao||Channel 17|
|SkyCable Bacolod||Channel 17|
|Parasat Cable TV||Channel 218|
|Available on most major terrestrial TV stations||Check local Listing are affiliate stations|
ETC (stylized as etc.) is a major commercial television network in the Philippines. It is owned by Southern Broadcasting Network and Solar Television Network It is currently the flagship television station in Metro Manila DWCP-TV channel 21 (terrestrial TV) after it had been pulled out from cable TV. However, and has carried aired on SkyCable channel 16 Destiny Cable channel 28, Cablelink 14, Cignal Digital TV channel 10 and nationwide via satellite in over provincial TV stations in the Philippines. It broadcast daily from 7:00 AM - 12:00 MN on free TV and while operation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week on cable, satellite and internet TV.
Its broadcast facility are located at Solar Media Center, Upper Ground Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, Epifanio de los Santos corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City and transmitter are located at Strata 2000, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
On August 23, 2004, ETC launched as "Entertainment Central", a female-oriented cable TV channel broadcast on various cable and satellite providers.
On January 1, 2008, ETC ceased to air over SkyCable as a separate channel. As part of block-time agreements with various terrestrial channels, ETC distributes programs over SBN 21, a terrestrial UHF TV Station in Metro Manila and selected cities in the Philippines.
Recently, around February 22, 2014, SBN 21 limited the operations of ETC from 5:30 AM to 12:00 MN to 7:00 AM to 12:00 MN broadcasting due to National Telecommunications Commission's rules of free TV. However, it still continues to air 24 hours on cable providers.
ETC's programming consists of talk shows, dating shows, sitcoms, drama series, reality shows and entertainment news debut foreign from the United States. The network also promotes upcoming movies and sponsors events, particularly parties around the Metro Manila area.
Relay and Affiliate stations
According to Kantar Media/TNS, ETC is the top-ranked local female and entertainment-oriented television network in the Philippines with Cable and Free TV ratings combined (January 1 – May 31, 2012) with a 10.33% audience share (Free TV+Cable).
- ETC on RPN-9 starting March 2 retrieved via www.philstar.com 02-25-2011
- Tiengs move into news Manila Standard Today. 02-25-2011. Retrieved 02-25-2011.
- ETC Moves To RPN-9 on March 2 retrieved via www.clickthecity.com 02-28-2011
- Solar News Channel - Expect wider reach and a richer viewing experience retrieved November 5, 2013
- ETC MOVES TO SBN-21 STARTING NOVEMBER 30
- "ETC is the #1 Female Channel in the Philippines!". etc. Retrieved July 17, 2012.