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|Branding||UNTV (News & Rescue / Public Service)|
|Slogan||Your Public Service Channel|
|Channels||Analog: 37 (UHF)|
Digital: 38 (UHF) (ISDB-T)
Virtual: 55.1 (LCN)
55.2: STV - Social Television
55.3: Truth Channel (test broadcast)
55.4: UNTV Reserve (test feed)
55.31: UNTV (1seg)
|Owner||Progressive Broadcasting Corporation|
(Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International)
|Founded||January 1, 1999 (as NUTV Channel 37)|
July 2001/May 2002(as UNTV 37, NU 107 era)
July 2004 (as UNTV 37, Tapatan era)
2007 (as UNTV 37, BMPI era)
August 26, 2015 (as UNTV Life)
July 18, 2016 (as UNTV News & Rescue/Public Service)
|Call letters' meaning||DW|
|Former callsigns||DWNU-TV (1999-2001)|
|Former affiliations||NUTV (1999-2002)|
|Transmitter power||Analog: 60 kW (500 kW ERP)|
DWAO-TV Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Channel 37 is the flagship public service television station of the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in the Philippines owned by Alfredo "Atom" Henares. It operates as UNTV News and Rescue/Public Service (formerly UNTV-37 and UNTV Life). It is operated and maintained by the Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, Inc. (BMPI), headed by veteran broadcaster Daniel Razon. DWAO-TV is one of very few NTSC-System M stations in the world that broadcast on channel 37. Its studios are located at the UNTV Building, 907 Brgy. Philam, EDSA Quezon City. Its transmitter is located at Emerald Hills, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City.
In July 2001, the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) owned by businessman Alfredo "Atom" Henares ventured into UHF television through UNTV 37 (pronounced as "un-tee-vee"). It serves as television counterpart to PBC's FM radio station NU 107, airing rock and alternative rock music videos. The station gained a cult following through comedy and reality show Strangebrew known as "Ang show na may tama" and "In the Raw."
In 2004, UNTV gradually reduced, until it eventually abandoned airing rock-oriented music videos after its airtime were acquired by Tapatan, Inc. headed by veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza. The station also began airing MCGI religious programs after Henares had a deal with the Ang Dating Daan group. Since then, UNTV became the permanent home of the religious program Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) after leaving SBN 21. Later, the station was rebranded as "UN Television (UNTV)" (pronounced as "you-en-tee-vee.")
The new UNTV humbly started with a one-room broadcast studio located at the AIC Gold Tower in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The station transferred to Brgy. Damayang Lagi New Manila, Quezon City in 2006 as it needs bigger space for its growing public service initiatives. In 2008, UNTV transferred to its own building at 907 Philam Homes along EDSA Quezon City.
Since then, UNTV became a 24/7 station (however they continue to sign-off the air every Monday mornings from 12mn to 3am due to regular transmitter maintenance) on free-to-air TV airing news, entertainment and religious programs. In 2007, Breakthrough and Milestones Production International under the leadership of Kuya Daniel Razon acquired the main operations of the network and in turn, relaunched as the "public service channel," another first in the history of Philippine Television.
UNTV began using DJI Phantom aerial drones for their live news reporting in 2013. In 2013, UNTV ceased using its old tower in Crestview Heights Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal and began using its new digital-ready transmitter located at Emerald Hills, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal to improve signal reception. The tower is shared by UNTV and Wish FM 107.5.
On June 26, 2014, UNTV held the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of UNTV Broadcast Center, that will serve as its new headquarters. It is located along EDSA, in front of Ayala Land's TriNoma mall and just a few meters away from its current building.
On August 10, 2014, BMPI acquired the operations of PBC's FM station on 107.5 MHz. It was formally launched as 107.5 Wish FM (now Wish 1075) with a free concert featuring OPM artists at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
On August 26, 2015, UNTV was officially rebranded as UNTV Life, with a new logo, in a concert held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
On July 18, 2016, UNTV undergoes a major rebranding to a global news and rescue company and officially became UNTV News and Rescue. The station meanwhile retained its long-time slogan, "Your Public Service Channel". After the refresh, its programs were classified into two programming blocks, UNTV News and Rescue and UNTV Public Service.
UHF Channel 38 (617.143 MHz)
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming||Note|
|55.03||TRUTH CHANNEL||Truth Channel||Video Library (Test Channel)|
|55.04||480i||UNTV Reserve||Unknown||Grey Screen|
UNTV can be received via satellite in the Philippines and other countries in Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe and Africa.
|Measat 3A||C Band||91.5° East||3705||Horizontal||DVB-S MPEG-2||4290 3/4||None||Asia, Australia, Middle East, South Eastern Europe and Eastern Africa|
|Pay TV Provider||Type||Ch. #||Coverage|
|SkyCable||Analog||33||Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan|
|SkyCable||Digital||58||Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan|
|Destiny Cable||Analog||9||Metro Manila|
|Destiny Cable||Digital||58||Metro Manila|
|Cablelink||Analog & Digital||99||Metro Manila|
|Sky Direct||Satellite (Digital)||40||Nationwide|
|Other cable/satellite providers||N/A||N/A||check with local operators|
In 2013, BMPI launched the UNTV Mobile App for Apple iOS, Google Android and Windows mobile and tablet devices. By downloading the mobile application, users with stable internet connection will be able to watch the broadcast feed of UNTV News and Rescue and listen to UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 kHz for free.
|UNTV Mobile App||Apple iOS|
|Microsoft Windows Mobile|
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- "Kuya Daniel Leads UNTV Brand Refresh as UNTV News and Rescue for Intensified Public Service Push". Danielrazon.com. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
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