Southern Broadcasting Network

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Southern Broadcasting Network
Type Broadcast television and radio network
Country Philippines
Availability Philippines
Slogan Young & Loving It!
Key people
Lucio Co (Chairman)
Teofilo Henson (President and CEO)
Launch date
1970 (radio broadcasts)
1992 (television broadcasts)
Former names
World TV 21 (1992-1996)
Solar News Channel 21 (October 30, 2012-November 29, 2013)
Official website

SBN (Southern Broadcasting Network, Inc.) (informally abbreviated ETC) is a Philippine television network owned by Filipino-Chinese tycoon Lucio Co, the owner of Puregold Price Club Inc., a supermarket chain, and Wilson Tieng of Solar TV Network. Its main broadcast facilities at Solar Media Center, Ground Floor, WCC Building, EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City with transmitters at Strata 2000 Bldg., 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.


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.

Beginning on January 1, 2008, Solar Entertainment began to lease airtime on SBN, choosing to broadcast programming from its entertainment channel ETC.[1] 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, the first 24-hour English news channel on free-to-air TV.

On November 30, 2013, Solar News Channel will be moved to RPN 9 while ETC returns to this network.[2][3][4]


SBN/ETC Slogans[edit]

Branding Slogan Years Active
SBN 21/World TV 21 Your Kind of Life 1992-1996
SBN 21 The Only One 1996-2004
SBN 21 Dito Ikaw Ang Una! 2004-2007
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 – present

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-42 Baguio DWCT-TV TV-42 10  kW Relay Baguio
ETC TV-21 Laoag DWAP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Laoag
ETC TV-22 Dagupan DWSN-TV TV-22 5  kW Relay Dagupan
ETC TV-21 Legazpi DWJP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Legazpi
ETC TV-22 Naga DZSS-TV TV-22 1 kW Relay Naga
ETC TV-43 Puerto Princesa DYBN-TV TV-43 5  kW Planned Puerto Princesa
ETC TV-32 Iloilo DYSN-TV TV-32 10 kW Relay Iloilo
ETC TV-22 Tacloban DYJP-TV TV-22 1 kW Relay Tacloban
ETC TV-45 Roxas DYKN-TV TV-45 5 kW Planned Roxas
ETC TV-27 Zamboanga DXJP-TV TV-27 1 kW Relay Zamboanga
ETC TV-33 Ozamis DX_-TV TV-33 1 kW Planned Ozamis
ETC TV-28 General Santos DXKM-TV TV-28 5 kW Relay General Santos
ETC TV-32 Butuan DXTL-TV TV-32 25 kW Originating Butuan

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 DYCP-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
Ilocos Norte Region
DZRB 95.9 Naga DZRB-FM 95.9 MHz 10 kW Naga
Bicol Region
DYCP 90.3 Bacolod DYCP-FM 90.3 MHz 5 kW Bacolod
Western Visayas Region
DYAP 88.3 Cebu DYAP-FM 88.3 MHz 5 kW Cebu
Central Visayas Region
Eastern Visayas Region
DYJP 101.5 Tacloban DYJP-FM 101.5 MHz 2.5 kW Tacloban
Eastern Visayas Region
DXJP 101.9 Zamboanga DXJP-FM 101.9 MHz 5 kW Zamboanga
Zamboanga Peninsula Region
DXSS 97.9 Davao DXSS 97.9 MHz 10 kW Davao
Southern Mindanao
Caraga Region

El Nuevo-Bantay Radyo stations[edit]

Main article: Bantay Radyo

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