ETC (TV channel)
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|Current ETC logo for used since 2014|
|Type||Broadcast UHF television network|
|Founded||August 23, 2004|
|Headquarters||Upper Ground Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City|
|Owner||Southern Broadcasting Network
(Solar Entertainment Corporation)
(Under the Tieng Families)
|Lucio Co (Chairman, Southern Broadcasting Network)
Teofilo Henson (President & CEO, Southern Broadcasting Network)
Katrina Holigores (Network development Head)
|August 23, 2004|
|22 (UHF) (Digital test broadcast)|
|NTSC 480i (SDTV)|
|Affiliation||Southern Broadcasting Network|
|Analog||Channel 21 (UHF)
(Digital test broadcast)
|Broadcasters owned and affiliate stations||
|Cignal Digital TV||Channel 9|
|Dream Satellite TV||Channel 32|
|SkyCable||Channel 16 (Digital)|
|Destiny Cable||Channel 16 (Digital)
Channel 28 (Analog)
|Cable Star Iloilo||Channel 41|
|SkyCable Laoag, Tuguegarao, Baguio, Dagupan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Lucena, Palawan, Naga, Legazpi, Iriga, Kalibo, Roxas, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Dumaguete, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Cagayan De Oro, Butuan, Davao, General Santos, Iligan, Cotabato||Channel 17|
|Parasat Cable TV||Channel 218|
|New Bacolod Cable TV||Channel 19|
|Available on most 160 cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
ETC (stylized as etc, formerly Entertainment Central) is a major commercial television network in the Philippines owner by Southern Broadcasting Network and co-owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation with an airtime agreement as the main content provider of SBN. It is broadcast on flagship station DWCP-TV UHF channel 21 in Metro Manila and other regional stations in the Philippines.
It airs from 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM on free TV, and 24 hours a day and 7 days a week on cable, satellite and internet TV providers.
Its studios are located at the Upper Ground Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, Epifanio de los Santos corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, while its transmitter is located at Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
On August 23, 2004, ETC was launched on various cable and satellite providers as "Entertainment Central".
On January 1, 2008, ETC ceased to air over SkyCable as a separate channel. As part of the Solar network’s block-time agreements with various terrestrial channels, ETC started airing over SBN 21, a terrestrial UHF TV station in Metro Manila and selected cities in the Philippines.
However, ETC returned to all SBN stations on November 30, 2013, after Talk TV, which was renamed Solar News Channel at that time, and later, 9TV on August 23, 2014, moved to all RPN stations the following day.
Mainly targeting the female and young adult demographics, ETC's programming currently consists of US sitcoms, drama series, Reality television, entertainment news programs, cartoons and pre school programs from the US. The channel also produces and/or airs local programming, including lifestyle infotainment programs Etcetera and Stylized, and reality programs Project Runway Philippines and Mega Fashion Crew, the latter of which is produced by the One Mega Group and TV 100 Production and local newscasts, current affairs programs and other.
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 turns into 9TV retrieved via 9news.ph 11-26-2014
- Solar News Channel - Expect wider reach and a richer viewing experience retrieved November 5, 2013
- ETC MOVES TO SBN-21 STARTING NOVEMBER 30 retrieved 11-26-2014
- ETC moves to channel 21
- AUDITION FOR MEGA FASHION CREW RELOADED THIS JUNE 29 – 30! retrieved via megastyle.ph 11-26-2014
- "ETC is the #1 Female Channel in the Philippines!". etc. Retrieved July 17, 2012.