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Sonshine Media Network International
TypeBroadcast television network
SloganWhere Everything is Possible
A World of Endless Posibilities
Your Way to the New World
HeadquartersKJC Compound, Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway, Sasa, Davao City
ACQ Tower, Sta. Rita Street, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City
OwnerKingdom of Jesus Christ (Swara Sug Media Corporation)
Key people
Apollo C. Quiboloy (Founder and Chairman)
Marlon Rosete (President and CEO)
Launch date
Former names
ACQ Broadcasting Network (1987-1992)
ACQ Worldwide Broadcast Ministries-Q Channel (1992-2003)
ETV-39 (1998-2001)
ACQ-Kingdom Broadcasting Network (2003-2010)
Official website
SMNI website

Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) is the broadcasting arm of a Philippine television evangelist, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy. Based in Davao City and Makati City (for its sister channel SMNI News Channel), it is available via terrestrial broadcast in the Philippines, and on cable, satellite, and online streaming worldwide. The network now owns and operates two television channels, where the main flagship channel maintains 24-hour service through regular repetition of a dozen self-produced Kingdom Programs[1] in English, Tagalog and sometimes dozens of foreign languages, along with news, public affairs and sports programs; while the network's sister channel SMNI News Channel primarily provides 24-hour rolling news coverage and public affairs programs, which broadcasts exclusively in Digital TV format in Metro Manila. It also maintains a network of radio stations under the "Sonshine Radio" brand of the Swara Sug Media Corporation. The main studios are located at JC Compound, Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway, Sasa, Davao City and ACQ Tower, Sta. Rita Street, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City.

It was licensed in late 2003 by the Philippine government to operate seven analog free-to-air television channels in key cities across the country. It also has two digital terrestrial channels in Metro Manila and Davao Central.


The Kingdom of Jesus Christ's Media Ministry, known today as SMNI, trace roots on the radio with the program "Pagsusi sa Kamatuoran" on radio stations DXDC and DXUM. In 1992, the ministry launched their first television program, "The Hour of Truth" aired on IBC and ABS-CBN stations in Visayas and Mindanao, followed by "Powerline" in 1995.

On July 2000, The Kingdom of Jesus Christ officially launched its own Cable network, "The Q Channel" (then also known as "ACQ–TV, Q Channel"). the channel to delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Gospel of the Kingdom from Davao City to key cities around the Philippines.

On April 25, 2003, The Q Channel was renamed as "ACQ–Kingdom Broadcasting Network (ACQ-KBN)" after the network was relaunched. it also the network was launched as the new slogan "Delivering the Good news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week".[2] At that time, ACQ-KBN also launched its new religious programs such as Give Us This Day, Sounds of Worship, Batang Kaharian (lit. Kingdom Child), Way Ahead, Highest Praise and many more.

In 2004, KJC through ACQ-KBN launches its own radio station in Davao City as "DXAQ Kingdom Radio 1404 AM".

On March 2005, ACQ-KBN through Swara Sug Media Corporation acquired NBC Angel Radyo AM stations from Nation Broadcasting Corporation and rebranded it as "Sonshine Radio".

On November 2005, DWBP-TV Channel 39 goes "on the air" as "ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV-39 Metro Manila" on "test broadcast". but later on January 8, 2006, after the series of test broadcasts, ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV 39 is launched at the first Global Thanksgiving and Worship presentation at the PhilSports Arena, the network venture from Cable TV broadcasting to Free-to-Air TV broadcasting.

On July 2006, ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV to form as "Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI)" was launched as News and Public Affairs block which became a tie-up of ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV-39 in Metro Manila and ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV-43 in Davao.

On August 2010, ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV (merger of ACQ-KBN and Sonshine Media Network International) was renamed again as simply "SMNI", the network was focus in Religious, News and Public Affairs programs carried from the now-defunct ACQ-KBN, it also the network was launched as the new slogan "Alternative media, Alternative power, it Sustains Life" (first slogan) and "Informs, Delivers, Transforms" (second slogan) with a new station ID.

On January 2011, SMNI was launched as the new slogan "Where Everything is Possible" with a new station ID.

On May 24, 2016, SMNI launched its own News and Public affairs channel as SMNI News Channel and it is exclusively aired over Digital Terrestrial Television on UHF Channel 40 in Metro Manila and its internet Live streaming.

SMNI TV Programs

SMNI stations nationwide

SMNI TV stations in the Philippines

SMNI TV nationwide

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station type Location (transmitter site)
SMNI TV-43 Davao DXAQ-TV TV-43 50 kW Originating Davao
SMNI TV-39 Manila DWBP-TV TV-39 60 kW Originating Metro Manila
SMNI TV-35 Laoag DWLQ-TV TV-35 5 kW Relay Laoag
SMNI TV-38 Vigan DWVQ-TV TV-38 5 kW Relay Vigan
SMNI TV-37 Isabela DWIQ-TV TV-37 2 kW Relay Santiago, Isabela
SMNI TV-39 Roxas DYRQ-TV TV-39 1 kW Relay Roxas
SMNI TV-39 Butuan DXUQ-TV TV-39 5 kW Relay Butuan

SMNI TV on Digital Terrestrial Television

Terrestrial Callsign Ch. # Frequency Area of Coverage
Digital DWBP-TV 40 (Digital Test Broadcast) 629.143 MHz Metro Manila
Digital DXAQ-TV 19 (Digital Test Broadcast) 503.143 MHz Davao

SMNI TV on Cable Television

Cable Provider Ch. # Coverage
Cablelink 95 Metro Manila
Destiny Cable 97 on Analog Metro Manila
Sky Cable 162 on Digital Metro Manila
Cignal 186 Nationwide

Sonshine Radio stations

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
Sonshine Radio Manila DZAR 1026 kHz 50 kW Metro Manila
Sonshine Radio Laoag DWAR 819 kHz 5 kW Laoag
Sonshine Radio Dagupan DZRD 981 kHz 5 kW Dagupan
Sonshine Radio Tuguegarao DZYT 765 kHz 5 kW Tuguegarao
Sonshine Radio Ilagan DZYI 711 kHz 5 kW Ilagan
Sonshine Radio Santiago DWSI 864 kHz 5 kW Santiago, Isabela
Sonshine Radio Cabanatuan DWAY 1332 kHz 5 kW Cabanatuan
Sonshine Radio San Pablo DZSP 864 kHz 10 kW San Pablo
Sonshine Radio Cebu DYAR 765 kHz 10 kW Cebu
Sonshine Radio Davao DXRD 711 kHz 10 kW Davao
Sonshine/Kingdom Radio Davao Central DXAQ-AM 1404 kHz 10 kW Davao Central
Sonshine Radio Cagayan de Oro DXCL 1098 kHz 15 kW CdeO
Sonshine Radio General Santos DXRE 837 kHz 10 kW GenSan
Sonshine Radio Butuan DXRB 873 kHz 5 kW Butuan
Sonshine Radio Cotabato DXRO 945 kHz 5 kW Cotabato
Sonshine Radio Bislig DXBL 801 kHz 5 kW Bislig, Surigao del Sur
Sonshine Radio Zamboanga DXYZ 963 kHz 15 kW Zamboanga

See also


  • "ACQ KBN granted franchise to open 38 free TV stations". Sun.Star Davao. 2003-12-27. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  • "Globecast ACQ-KBN satellite channel listing". Archived from the original on 2005-10-30. Retrieved 11 November 2005.
  1. ^ Kingdom Programs[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "ACQ-KBN History". (Wayback Machine). Archived from the original on February 3, 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2016.

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