Central Luzon Television

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CLTV 36 Metro Central Luzon
Type Independent Broadcast television network
Country Philippines
Slogan The Region's Infotainment Channel
Owner Radioworld Broadcasting Corporation
Key people
Liberato "Levy" P. Laus, Chairman and CEO
Sonia P. Soto, President and General Manager
Virgilio San Juan, Deputy GM and Vice President
Joey Hernal, Deputy Head for Integrated Content and Production Cluster
Launch date
March 19, 2007 (as CLTV 36)
April 11, 2016 (as CLTV 36 Metro Central Luzon)
Official website
www.cltv36.tv

Central Luzon Television (CLTV 36 Metro Central Luzon or sometimes Metro Central Luzon TV 36) is a regional infotainment television network, based in the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. The network is owned and managed by RadioWorld Broadcasting Corporation, a subsidiary of the Laus Group of Companies. The network's offices and studio complex located at 3rd Floor, Corporate Guarantee and Insurance Company Building, Jose Abad Santos Ave., City of San Fernando, Pampanga, while its 10-kilowatt, 68.5 meters high transmitter and station tower is located at C.P. Garcia Street, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.[1]

This station operates everyday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (PST). Currently, CLTV 36 is the #1 free-to-air regional television channel in the country, and the only regional channel included in the top Cable Channels in the Philippines, based on the recent AGB Nielsen survey.

Background[edit]

As one of the youngest terrestrial television stations in the Philippines, it was created when Philippine Congress granted a franchise under Republic Act No. 8219 (lapsed into law) on September 12, 1997 and duly licensed by the NTC dated January 10, 2007.

It was launched on March 19, 2007. In 2008, CLTV 36 relegated into an all-news and infotainment channel. It was on the same year that the station received the first KBP Golden Dove Award (Sonia Soto - Best Provincial Public Affairs Program Host). From 2007, CLTV 36 pioneered the extensive and most updated coverage of national and local elections and natural disasters that hit the region including typhoons, northeast monsoon, among others. In 2013, CLTV 36 launched their entertainment programming thru the StarMill Talent Search.

CLTV 36 Metro Central Luzon focuses on a centralized media coverage from news, public affairs and entertainment programming, covering all the provinces of Metro Central Luzon. These are the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Bataan, Tarlac, Zambales, Aurora and its homebase, Pampanga. CLTV 36 can also be seen in some areas in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Ilocos Region, and Cordillera Administrative Region thru a better, wider, crisp and stronger signal reception from its transmitter in Clark Freeport Zone. The tower was inaugurated in December 9, 2015.

CLTV 36 Metro Central Luzon is the official broadcaster of the Giant Lantern Festival every December from 2008 and the United Central Luzon Athletic Association games since 2015.

The tower-transmitter (now discontinued use) of CLTV 36 and studio (3rd Floor, Corporate Guarantee & Insurance Company building, San Fernando, Pampanga).
CLTV 36 was the official broadcaster of the Giant Lantern Festival.

CLTV 36 Metro Central Luzon was honored as the three-time Best Provincial TV station by the KBP Golden Dove Awards, organized by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) for the 2012, 2014 and 2015 edition, along with the award for their programs Balitang Central Luzon (Best TV Newscast, Provincial) and So To Speak (two-time Best TV Public Affairs Program, Provincial).

In time for the station's 9th anniversary, on April 2, 2016, CLTV 36 was rebranded as "CLTV 36 Metro Central Luzon" during the station-organized event at the newly launched LGC Events Center in City of San Fernando, Pampanga.[2] Along with the station's rebranding and new theme song performed by Chocolate Factory Band, Jeneal Mariano and Andy Pangan, new programs centered on news and public affairs and entertainment was launched.

Programs currently broadcast on CLTV 36[edit]

News[edit]

  • Arangkada sa Umaga (2016)
  • Metro Central Luzon News Update (2016)
  • Metro Central Luzon Ngayon (2016)
  • Metro Central Luzon Tonite (2016)
  • Metro Central Luzon Weekend Recap (2017)
  • Pasada Ala-Una (2016)

Current Affairs[edit]

  • CENTRO: City of San Fernando, Pampanga (2016)
  • Diskurso (2016)
  • Focus (2017)
  • Public Demand (2016)
  • Social TV - Anything and Everything Central Luzon (2016)
  • UN In Action and 21st Century (2008)

Infotainment[edit]

  • Ing Balen (2017)
  • Kasaysayang Throwback with BSJ (2016)
  • Life at Its Best (2017)
  • Mana TV: Maunlad na Agrikultura sa Nayon (2017)
  • Ok Si Dok (2007)
  • Totoong Buhay (2016)

Entertainment[edit]

  • Mise-En-Scene (2014)
  • Music Zone (2007)
    • Music Zone Presents
  • Musical Moment with Cris Cadiang (2015-2016; 2017)
  • Sine Gitnang Luzon Originals (2016)
  • Tara Lets! (2016)

Religious[edit]

  • Men of Light (2007)

Formerly aired programs[edit]

  • Isapubliko (2013, 2016)
  • Perspektiba (2016)
  • Ang Saya-Saya (2016)
  • Kapampangan Animation and Live-Action Productions (2016)
  • Klaro Panalo (2016)
  • Lonely Pangets (2016)
  • Wagi: Women Are Great Inspirations
  • Kuwentong Wagi
  • Campus Teen Drama
  • TeleVShop (2016)
  • Y-fi: Young, Free Idealist
  • Simpleng Usapan
  • Sandigang Legal (2016)
  • Opinyong Legal
  • So to Speak (2008-2016)
  • Belly Good (2016)
  • Biz Mode (2016)
  • Clark In Focus (2016)
  • The Noel Jusay Lacsamana Show (2015-2016)
  • Tagis Lakas (2015-2016)
  • Share and Like (2016)
  • Snap Shap (2016)
  • Dito Po Sa Amin (2016)
  • Pera Pera Lang (2016)
  • Balen at Balita (2016)
  • Morning Chikahan
  • Daily Chikahan
  • Trip, Treat at Gimik
  • Ayos Ka-Rehiyon
  • Dayalogo
  • Hamon: Central Luzon
  • HB
  • Metro Business
  • Star Mill
  • Pasikatan: CLTV 36 Talent Search
  • She Means Business
  • His Life TV
  • Magsilbi Tamu
  • Arangkada Balita
  • CLTV 36 Balitaan
  • Balitaan sa Umaga
  • Balitang Central Luzon
  • Alerto Central Luzon
  • Queng Cucina
  • What's Cooking?
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • Negotalk
  • Spotlight
  • Maski Nanu
  • Sanggunian ng Fernandino
  • Fernandino First
  • Nice 1
  • Talakayan sa CLTV 36
  • Bagong Umaga
  • OK Musica Balen
  • Bukas Bayan
  • Living Spaces
  • Travel Blog
  • Pinoy Wise OFTV
  • Saturday Night Special
  • Spot Report
  • Go Organic
  • Aldong Maningning
  • E.T.C. News

Station[edit]

Branding Callsign Channel Number TPO Station Type Location
CLTV 36 Metro Central Luzon DWRW-TV 36 10,000 watts (100,000 watts ERP) Originating Clark, Pampanga/Central Luzon Region

CLTV 36 can also be seen in 40 cable & satellite affiliates in Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Rizal, and Cavite and on Cignal Channel 115 nationwide, SkyCable Digital Channel 02 in Metro Manila & Destiny Cable Digital Channel 02 in Metro Manila.[2] CLTV 36 is also aired worldwide via Livestreaming thru its official website, and via CLTV 36 mobile application for IOS and Android users. Selected live programs are also aired thru Facebook Live.

The network also operates the radio station DWRW (RW 95.1).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLTV 36 widens reach with new Clark Tower". Sun.Star Pampanga. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "CLTV 36 marks 9th year with new 'metro' brand". Sun.Star Pampanga. April 3, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 

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