Southern Broadcasting Network

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Southern Broadcasting Network
Type Broadcast commercial television and radio network
Country Philippines
Availability National
Owner Lucio Co
Key people
Wilson Tieng (Chairman)
Lucio Co (Vice Chairman)
Teofilo Henson (President and CEO)
Launch date
1970 (radio broadcasts)
1992 (television broadcasts)
Former names
World TV 21 (1992-1996)
Talk TV (March 2, 2011-October 29, 2012)
Solar News Channel (October 30, 2012-November 29, 2013)
Affiliation ETC
Official website
ETC on Solar Entertainment site

Southern Broadcasting Network, Inc. (SBN) is a Filipino-owned media company based radio and television network. It is owned by Filipino-Chinese tycoon Lucio Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of Puregold Price Club Inc., a supermarket chain. Its main broadcast facilities are located at Upper Ground Floor, Worldwide Corporate Center, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City with office and transmitters at Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, which the former SBN studios were located. Its TV station (DWCP-TV 21) became the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila in May, 1992.


World TV 21/SBN 21 era (1992-2007)[edit]

Southern Broadcasting Network of Davao launched SBN Channel 21, the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila starting 1992. It was then known as World TV 21. The idea is to bring back programming similar to the forcibly shut-down FEN Channel 17 of the former Clark US Air Base a year earlier due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

Partnership with Solar Entertainment era (2008-2011)[edit]

ETC-21 logo from January 1, 2008 to March 1, 2011 from November 30, 2013 to July 26, 2014.

Beginning on January 1, 2008, Solar Entertainment began to lease airtime on SBN, choosing to broadcast programming from its entertainment channel ETC.[1]

Talk TV/Solar News Channel era (2011-2013)[edit]

Talk TV logo from March 2, 2011 to October 29, 2012.
Solar News Channel logo from October 30, 2012 to November 29, 2013.

This partnership ended in March 2, 2011, as Solar transferred ETC to RPN. As a result, SBN renewed partnership with Solar Entertainment to create the news network Talk TV, and since October 30, 2012, it is now known as the Solar News Channel (now 9TV), the first 24-hour English news channel on free-to-air TV.

ETC Channel era (2013-present)[edit]

On November 30, 2013, San Miguel Corporation President and COO Ramon S. Ang personally acquired the minority stake of Solar Entertainment Corporation. Tiengs was the majority stockholder then of SEC. Solar News Channel and its partnership (now 9TV) moved to RPN 9 while ETC returned to this network.[2][3][4]


ETC Programs[edit]

SBN Previously Programs[edit]

SBN/ETC Slogans[edit]

Branding Slogan Years Active Note
SBN 21/World TV 21 Your Kind of Life 1992-1996
SBN 21 The Only One 1996-2003
SBN 21 The Thrill is for Real! 2003-2004
SBN 21 Dito Ikaw Ang Una! 2004-2013
ETC It's All Good, All Free! January 1, 2008 - March 1, 2011
Talk TV Be Talktv (Talkative) March 2, 2011 - October 28, 2012
Solar News Channel Inform. Inspire. October 29, 2012 - November 29, 2013
ETC Young & Loving It! November 30, 2013 – July 26, 2014

Southern Broadcasting Network stations nationwide[edit]

ETC television stations[edit]

UHF stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power kW Station Type Location (Transmitter site)
ETC TV-21 Manila DWCP-TV TV-21 40 kW (500 kW ERP) Originating Metro Manila
ETC TV-34 Baguio DWCT-TV TV-34 10  kW Relay Baguio
ETC TV-21 Laoag DWAP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Laoag
ETC TV-37 Tuguegarao DZJP-TV TV-37 5 KW Originating Tuguegarao
ETC TV-22 Dagupan DWSN-TV TV-22 5  kW Originating Dagupan
ETC TV-34 Pampanga DZPC-TV TV-34 5  kW Relay San Fernando, Pampanga
ETC TV-46 Batangas DWWT-TV TV-46 5  kW Relay Batangas
ETC TV-43 Puerto Princesa DYBN-TV TV-43 5  kW Relay Puerto Princesa
ETC TV-46 Naga DZSS-TV TV-46 1 kW Relay Naga
ETC TV-21 Legazpi DWJP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Legazpi
ETC TV-21 Kalibo DYAP-TV TV-21 5 KW Relay Kalibo
ETC TV-45 Roxas DYKN-TV TV-45 5 kW Relay Roxas
ETC TV-32 Iloilo DYSN-TV TV-32 10 kW Originating Iloilo
ETC TV-22 Tacloban DYJP-TV TV-22 1 kW Relay Tacloban
ETC TV-27 Zamboanga DXJP-TV TV-27 1 kW Relay Zamboanga
ETC TV-33 Ozamis DXSO-TV TV-33 1 kW Planned Ozamis
ETC TV-28 General Santos DXKM-TV TV-28 5 kW Originating General Santos

VHF stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power kW Station Type Location (Transmitter site)
ETC TV-9 Sorsogon DZCP-TV TV-9 5 kW Planned Sorsogon
ETC TV-5 Bacolod DYLP-TV TV-5 10 kW Originating Bacolod
ETC TV-6 Cebu DYDD-TV TV-6 5 kW Originating Cebu
ETC TV-4 Cagayan De Oro DXCS-TV TV-4 10 kW Originating Cagayan De Oro
ETC TV-13 Iligan DXYL-TV TV-13 5 kW Affiliate Iligan
ETC TV-7 Davao DXSS-TV TV-7 10 kW Originating Davao

SBN FM stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
DWSN 97.9 Laoag DWSN 97.9 MHz 5 kW Laoag
DZRB 95.9 Naga DZRB-FM 95.9 MHz 10 kW Naga
DYCP 90.3 Bacolod DYCP-FM 90.3 MHz 5 kW Bacolod
DYAP 88.3 Cebu DYAP-FM 88.3 MHz 5 kW Cebu
DYJP 101.5 Tacloban DYJP-FM 101.5 MHz 2.5 kW Tacloban
DXJP 101.9 Zamboanga DXJP-FM 101.9 MHz 5 kW Zamboanga
DXCS 92.7 Cagayan de Oro DXCS-FM 92.7 MHz 10 kW Cagayan de Oro
DXSS 97.9 Davao DXSS 97.9 MHz 10 kW Davao

El Nuevo-Bantay Radyo stations[edit]

Main article: Bantay Radyo

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