ETC (TV channel)

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ETC
Type Broadcast UHF television network
Country Philippines
Availability Nationwide
Slogan Young & Loving It!
Broadcast area
Nationwide
Owner Southern Broadcasting Network (50%)
Solar Television Network (50%)
Key people
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)
Launch date
August 23, 2004
Former names
ETC (Entertainment Central)
Picture format
NTSC 480i (SDTV)
Sister channels
Solar News Channel, 2nd Avenue, Jack City
Official website
www.etc.com.ph
Language English (main)
Filipino (secondary)
Availability
Terrestrial
Analog Channel 21 (UHF)
Metro Manila
Broadcasters owned and affiliate stations

Channel 21(UHF)
Legazpi
Channel 6 (VHF)
Cebu
Channel 5 (VHF)
Bacolod

Channel 7 (VHF)
Davao
Satellite
Cignal Digital TV Channel 10
Dream Satellite TV Channel 32
Cable
SkyCable Channel 16 (Digital)
Destiny Cable Channel 16 (Digital)
Channel 28 (Analog)
Cable Star Iloilo Channel 41
Cablelink Channel 14
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
Streaming media
Blink blink-now.com

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.

History[edit]

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.

On March 2, 2011, ETC had moved to RPN after the network was privatized. SBN 21 changed to Talk TV, now Solar News Channel.[1][2][3]

On November 30, 2013, ETC will return to all SBN stations while Solar News Channel transfers to all RPN stations the following day.[4][5]

Programming[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Slogans[edit]

Branding Slogan Years Active
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[edit]

Ratings[edit]

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).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ETC on RPN-9 starting March 2 retrieved via www.philstar.com 02-25-2011
  2. ^ Tiengs move into news Manila Standard Today. 02-25-2011. Retrieved 02-25-2011.
  3. ^ ETC Moves To RPN-9 on March 2 retrieved via www.clickthecity.com 02-28-2011
  4. ^ Solar News Channel - Expect wider reach and a richer viewing experience retrieved November 5, 2013
  5. ^ ETC MOVES TO SBN-21 STARTING NOVEMBER 30
  6. ^ "ETC is the #1 Female Channel in the Philippines!". etc. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 

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