Net 25

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Net 25
Type Broadcast UHF/cable television network
Country Philippines
Slogan EBC presents Net 25 for 2014
Owner ACWS-United Broadcasting Network (1999-2000)
Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (2000-present)
Key people
Art de Guzman (OIC)
Jose Mari Payumo (Managing Director)
Launch date
July 27, 1999 (as UltraVision 25 owned by ACWS-United Broadcasting Network)
April 23, 2000 (as Net 25 owned by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation)
Former names
UltraVision 25 (1999-2000)
Planet 25 (2000-2001)
Official website
www.eaglebroadcasting.net
Net 25 livestream
Language Filipino (main)
English (secondary)

Net 25 is a Philippine terrestrial/cable television network owned and operated by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DZEC-TV, which is carried on UHF channel 25 on terrestrial TV, and has carried by major cable operators in the country. This station's broadcast facilities are located at #25 Central Ave., New Era, Quezon City.

Net 25 reaches TV audiences on the Eastern and Pacific coasts, United States, Alaska and Hawaii and the whole of Asia including Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau (in Portuguese), Taiwan, China as well as Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Turkey, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the entire continent of Europe.

History[edit]

Net 25 logo (2008-2011)

Before Net 25 was launched on April 23, 2000, The station was previously owned by ACWS-United Broadcasting Network (now owned by Manila Broadcasting Company that airs DZRH). Under the name UltraVision 25, the station started its broadcast operations on July 27, 1999. On April 23, 2000 it was bought by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation and was officially launched in a multimedia exhibit dubbed "Destination: PLANET 25".

Net 25 logo (2011-2014)

In late April 2001, NET 25 was the only station airing live coverage of the Pro-Estrada Rally (also known as EDSA III). That rally ended in a failed siege of the Malacañang Presidential Palace on May 1, 2001. When NET 25 became known for blow-by-blow accounts of Philippine Events, NET 25 was the home to DZEC programs such as Agila Reports, Liwanagin Natin, and Con Todos Recados, one of the first to try the "TeleRadyo" concept.

Capable of 120 kilowatts of transmitter power (for a total of 7,896 kilowatts ERP), NET 25 boasts of the Philippines' first trilon TV tower that rises to 907 feet above sea level. A state-of-the-art JAMPRO 48-panel antenna and two 60 kW ACRODYNE transmitters complete the tower package. NET 25 also has studios and editing suites for in-house and post-productions.

Net 25 upgrades into its new look last January 4, 2014. Livestreaming features of Net 25 (and its radio station DZEC) returned last January 2, 2014 after a 5 year hiatus.

Digital television[edit]

Net 25 with the help of GEMNET, had the first digital and full HD coverage of the 2010 Philippine elections via the ISDB-T system through their sister station's frequency, Channel 49. It also offered real-time election results from via datacasting. However, the coverage is only available in some areas in the Philippines.[1] Test digital broadcasts are still being done by the station by simulcasting their evening news program, Mata ng Agila through Channel 49.

Slogans[edit]

Branding Slogan Years Active
UltraVision 25 UltraVision 25: The New Era Of Television July 27, 1999 – April 22, 2000
Planet 25/Net 25 Feed Your Mind April 23, 2000 – November 17, 2011
Net 25 Dito na 'ko! (I'm here!) November 18, 2011 – January 3, 2014
Net 25 EBC presents Net 25 for 2014 January 4, 2014 – present

Programming[edit]

General Programming[edit]

With its initial partnership with TechTV, NET 25 has become a television station devoted to information technology. It carries programs like Fresh Gear, Extended Play, NET Café, Next Step, Computer Chronicle and Audio File. Its station-produced program Convergence is the consistent No. 1 IT show in the Philippines.

NET 25 also shows religious programs of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, such as Ang Tamang Daan and Ang Mga Nagsialis sa Samahang Ang Dating Daan which rebukes and debates claims made towards the Iglesia ni Cristo by UNTV-37 TV programs Ang Dating Daan and Itanong Mo Kay Soriano hosted by Eliseo Soriano of the religious group Ang Dating Daan. Currently Net 25 airs all INC programs under the unofficial INC-TV on Net 25 block.

NET 25 also features shows from DW-TV Germany.

In November 2011, together with the change of slogan to "Dito na 'ko!" (I'm here!), NET 25 created two new departments, Eagle News Service (headed by Nelson Lubao & Ellaine Fuentes) and Entertainment TV (headed by Elson Montalbo).

Milestones[edit]

Anak TV Seal[edit]

The Southeast Foundation for Children's Television awarded NET 25's Ocean Girl a special citation called the ANAK TV Seal. It is an award of good housekeeping that is bestowed on TV programs deemed by the public as worthy of support by Filipino families and of patronage by education, business and religious sectors.

Competing with the three largest TV networks, namely, ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA with eight awards each, NET 25 was awarded with seven awards of the ANAK TV Seal in 2002. The winning TV shows are Zoboomafoo, Pilot Guides, Convergence, Our House [disambiguation needed], Ocean Girl, The New Yankee Workshop, and House Calls.

Net-25 programs[edit]

Net 25 stations Nationwide[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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