ETC (TV channel)
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|Type||Broadcast UHF television network|
|Slogan||Young & Loving It!|
|Owner||Southern Broadcasting Network (50%)
Solar Television Network (50%)
|Wilson Tieng (President and CEO, Solar Entertainment; Chairman, Radio Philippines Network)
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)
|August 23, 2004|
|ETC (Entertainment Central)|
|NTSC 480i (SDTV)|
|Solar News Channel, 2nd Avenue, Jack City|
|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|
|New Bacolod Cable TV||Channel 19|
|Available on most Filipino cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
ETC (stylized as etc, formerly ETC Entertainment Central) 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 DWCP-TV UHF channel 21 in Mega Manila and other regional stations in the Philippines. Operational 17 hours a day 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 providers.
Its broadcast facility and studios 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.
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 Philippines. programs dedicated for the local newscasts, and other entertainment, reality, sports and religious programs such as blocktimer.
|ETC||Entertainment Central||2004 - 2007|
|ETC||It's All Good/It's All Good, All Free||2007 - 2011|
|ETC||Entertainment on every side, style in every angle||March 2, 2011 – May 29, 2011|
|ETC||Young & Loving It!||May 30, 2011 - present|
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.