Progressive Broadcasting Corporation

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Progressive Broadcasting Corporation
Type Broadcast television and radio network
Country Philippines
Key people
Alfredo L. Henares (President)
Joselito N. Pedero & Cris Hermosisima (VP for Network Operations Manager)
Daniel Razon (Chairman/CEO of BMPI)
Manny F. Luzon (COO/EVP)
Launch date
1987

Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (also operating under the trade name Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International) is a Philippine radio and television network, with main broadcast facilities in Metro Manila.

Its main station is UNTV Channel 37 in Metro Manila. It also operates 91.5 Big Radio, 107.5 Win Radio & UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 in Mega Manila.

History[edit]

Radio[edit]

In 1987, an unknown radio station started broadcasting at the frequency of 107.5 on the FM band. Playing what was then known as new wave, the station aired for a month, no call letters, no jocks. When they finally announced "This is dwNU, if you're listening, please call..." After mentioning the phone number on air, the phone rang constantly for three hours.

DWNU 107.5 FM was the brainchild of banker/businessman Atom Henares, and radio veteran Mike Pedero. Born out of the need to come up with a product that would set the standard for good taste in music amongst the youths, NU 107 blasted the airwaves with rock, music that is "dynamic, young, passionate, creative, and always ready to renew itself."

On November 7, 2010, NU 107 made its final broadcast and it was rebranded as 107.5 Win Radio with a Hot AC (masa) format on November 9, 2010. The station is currently managed by Manny Luzon's Zimzam Management Corp. Luzon stated that stations can't serve one menu a day, meaning that they can't play songs from only one genre, and these stations won't survive the radio industry.

In 2014, UNTV's parent BMPI took over the management of 107.5. The newest station held a soft launching during UNTV's 10th anniversary concert of at the World Trade Center last June 26, 2014. The station currently plays automated music while the new UNTV-managed 107.5 FM will set to launch by August 2014 [1]

Television[edit]

In May 2002, PBC ventured to UHF television through UNTV 37, which airs public service programs and Ang Dating Daan. UNTV started as a television counterpart to NU 107, airing rock-related music videos. In its early years, UNTV gained a cult following through the program Strangebrew, a.k.a. Ang show na may tama. In 2004, however, UNTV under the management of Mr. Jay Sonza of Tapatan, Inc. has became the home of Ang Dating Daan and gradually reduced and eventually abandoned airing rock music videos. Since then it has become a 24-hour TV station, airing not only Ang Dating Daan programs, but also news and information programming. In 2007, Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, Inc. headed by Daniel Razon took over the operations of UNTV 37 and became a full-fledged public service channel, a first in the history of Philippine Television.

Currently UNTV makes no reference of its history as a television network airing rock music videos and programs, claiming the network began airing in 2004 and not 2002 as previously noted. They also pronounce the network as you-en-tee-vee instead of un-tee-vee to distance themselves from the original incarnation.

Movie[edit]

In 2009, PBC's trade name Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International Inc. did make their first-ever movie "Isang Araw Lang" named after its campaign.

Stations[edit]

UNTV Stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station Type Location
UNTV 37 Manila DWAO-TV TV-37 60 kW Originating Metro Manila
UNTV 30 Dagupan DWSO-TV TV-37 10 kW Relay Dagupan
UNTV 28 Tarlac DZXT-TV TV-28 1 kW Relay Tarlac
UNTV 44 Naga DZTR-TV TV-44 5 kW Relay Naga
UNTV 42 Iloilo DYNY-TV TV-42 5 kW Originating Iloilo
UNTV 28 Bacolod DYNA-TV TV-28 10 kW Relay Bacolod
UNTV 39 Cebu DYNU-TV TV-39 10 kW Originating Cebu
UNTV 39 Tacloban DYNV-TV TV-39 5 kW Relay Tacloban
UNTV 37 Kalibo DY_-TV TV-37 5 kW Relay Kalibo
UNTV 37 Zamboanga DXNZ-TV TV-37 5 kW Relay Zamboanga
UNTV 41 Cagayan de Oro DXNY-TV TV-41 10 kW Relay Cagayan De Oro
UNTV 41 Davao DXNU-TV TV-41 10 kW Originating Davao
UNTV 48 General Santos DXNV-TV TV-48 5 kW Relay General Santos
UNTV 36 Butuan DXGR-TV TV-36 5 kW Relay Butuan
UNTV 37 Surigao DXNT-TV TV-37 5 kW Relay Surigao

UNTV via cable and satellite Television

Cable Provider Ch. # Coverage
Cable Star Iloilo 67 Iloilo
Cablelink 99 Metro Manila
Destiny Cable 9 on Analog Metro Manila
Destiny Cable 58 on Digital Metro Manila
SkyCable 58 on Digital Metro Manila
Telmarc Cable 57 Rizal, Laguna and Tarlac
Dream Satellite TV 9 Nationwide
Cignal Digital TV 92 Nationwide
Parasat Cable TV 301 Cagayan De Oro

-With several cable affiliates nationwide and 1,197 satellite centers worldwide.

TOP Channel Stations[edit]

TOP Channel on Cable Television

Cable Provider Ch. # Location
Dream Satellite TV 10 Nationwide

-With 200 cable affiliates nationwide.

UNTV Radio La Verdad stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Coverage
UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 DWUN 1350 kHz 50 kW Mega Manila
(with nationwide popularization propagation broadcast)


UNTV FM radio stations in the Philippines[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Coverage
107.5 UNTV FM Manila DWNU 107.5 MHz 30 kW Metro Manila
Luzon-Wide Region
107.9 UNTV FM Iloilo* DYNY 107.9 MHz 10 kW Iloilo
Western Visayas Region
107.5 UNTV FM Cebu DYNU 107.5 MHz 25 kW Cebu
Central Visayas Region
Eastern Visayas Region
107.9 UNTV FM Cagayan de Oro* DXNY 107.9 MHz 10 kW Cagayan de Oro
Northern Mindanao Region
Western Mindanao Region
107.5 UNTV FM Davao DXNU 107.5 MHz 20 kW Davao
Southern Mindanao Region
Caraga Region

*Inactive.

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