DWAO-TV

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UNTV Life
UNTVLogoHD.jpeg
Metro Manila
City of license Quezon City
Branding UNTV Life
Slogan Kasambahay, Kasama sa Buhay
Channels Analog: 37 (UHF)
Digital: 38 (UHF/under test broadcast) (ISDB-T)
Virtual: 9.1 (LCN)
Subchannels 9.1: UNTV Life
9.2: UNTV Life (mirror feed)
9.3: ADDTV ADD Channel (test broadcast)
9.31: UNTV Life (1seg)
Affiliations UNTV
Owner Progressive Broadcasting Corporation
(Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International)
Founded 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)
2015 (as UNTV Life)
Call letters' meaning DW
AtOm Henares
Former callsigns DWNU-TV (1999-2001)
Former affiliations NUTV (1999-2002)
Transmitter power Analog: 60 kW (500 kW ERP)
Website UNTVweb.com

DWAO-TV Channel 37 is the flagship Philippine television station owned by Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) together with Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, Inc. (BMPI) as the channel's content provider and marketing arm. DWAO-TV is one of very few NTSC-System M stations in the world that broadcast on Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Channel 37. Its studios are located at the UNTV Building, 907 EDSA Brgy. Philam, Quezon City and new state-of-the-art transmitter located along Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City. The 16-storey UNTV Broadcast Center along EDSA Philam is currently under construction to serve as its new headquarters by 2016.

It is known for its broadcast of Ang Dating Daan (ADD), the longest-running religious program in the Philippines hosted by radio and TV evangelist Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of God International (MCGI). UNTV's public service programs and free services are manned by the network's chairman and CEO Daniel Razon.

History[edit]

In July 2001, Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) ventured into UHF television through UNTV 37. After almost a year of test broadcast, UNTV (pronounced as "un-tee-vee") was formally launched on May 2002 as a television counterpart to FM radio station NU 107, airing rock and alternative rock music videos. In its early years, UNTV 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 and eventually ceased airing rock music videos after its blocktime slots were taken by Tapatan, Inc., a multimedia and consultancy firm headed by veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza. UNTV started airing and eventually became the permanent home of the popular religious program Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) after leaving Teofilo Henson-owned UHF TV network SBN 21. Later, informative and educational programs were introduced and was rebranded as "UN Television" (pronounced as "you-en-tee-vee.")

UNTV humbly started with its broadcast studios located at the AIC Gold Tower in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. In November 2005, the station became popular after one of its cameraman captured an exclusive four (4) minute raw footage of a shooting incident right in front of its studio in Ortigas which was aired in TV Patrol, the top-rating primetime newscast of ABS-CBN.

As it needs a larger space for its growing public service initiatives, the station transferred to Brgy. Damayang Lagi New Manila, Quezon City in 2006 and later at its own building in 907 Philam Homes along EDSA Quezon City in 2008.

Since then, UNTV became a 24/7 TV station broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except on Monday mornings from 12mn to 3am for its regular transmitter maintenance) on free-to-air TV airing not only religious programs of ADD, but also news and current affairs, public service, informative and entertainment programs. In 2007, Kuya Daniel Razon's BMPI acquired the main technical and TV production operations of UNTV and was launched as a public service channel, a first in Philippine TV history.

NUTV37 logo (1999-2002)
UNTV logo (2002-2006)
UNTV logo (2006-2008)
UNTV logo (2008-2015)
New UNTV Logo (2015-present)
UNTV Broadcast Center design (under construction)
New UNTV transmitter in Antipolo

In 2013, UNTV marked another first in Philippine TV news landscape as the network acquired DJI Phantom aerial drones for their live news reporting. These drones were used during its coverage of the Typhoon Haiyan[1] aftermath. In 2013, UNTV ceased using its old analog transmitter tower in Crestview Heights Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal and began using its newly constructed tower located near Emerald Hills in Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal for a clearer and better signal reception and used to broadcast UNTV both in analog and digital and Wish FM 107.5 DWNU.

Last June 25–26, 2014, the network marks it 10th anniversary in the broadcast industry with a two (2) day UNTV Elderpowerment Expo and UNTV Rescue Summit held at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) and World Trade Center (WTC) both in Pasay City and the soft-launching of "107.5" a new FM radio station under management of UNTV-BMPI.

Also in June 26, 2014, UNTV held the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of UNTV Broadcast Center, a 16-storey iconic building that will serve as its new headquarters strategically located along EDSA, in front of Ayala Land's Vertis North project and TriNoma mall and just a few meters away from its current building, the lot formerly occupied by Kamanggagawa Foundation's Transient Home.

On July 14, 2014, UNTV became a top trending topic in Twitter after netizens expressed their sentiments right after UNTV-BMPI Chairman and CEO Daniel Razon, in his morning show "Good Morning Kuya", aired his dismay over an issue of media discrimination when Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, one of the Metro Manila's luxury hotels removed UNTV in its hotel TV channel line-up without notice. The hotel said it was a system limitation on its part while comments from some of the netizens relate this incident to the July 27, 2014 centennial (100-year) anniversary celebration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), a rich and politically influential church in the Philippines. Allegedly, some INC members staying at Sofitel requested removal of UNTV which was denied by INC, a known doctrinal opponent of ADD, a program aired in UNTV.

On August 10, 2014, UNTV-BMPI formally launched "107.5" as Wish FM 107.5 DWNU with a free concert featuring OPM singers at the WTC and UNTV's newest theme song entitled "Maaasahan Mo" sung by Shane Velasco and Beverly Caimen.

On August 25–26, 2015, as part of UNTV's 11th anniversary celebration, a two (2) day event was held including the opening of the basketball league of Philippine government agencies, the UNTV Cup Season 4 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Public Service Expo and the 2nd UNTV Rescue Summit at the SMX Convention Center. On August 26, the unveiling of the new UNTV was held at the MOA Arena and it was officially rebranded as UNTV Life along with its upcoming shows and a new colorful 3D cube logo was introduced which was followed by a free concert courtesy of Wish 1075. On the following day, UNTV started airing with its new and refreshed look.

In 2016, UNTV will unveiled new projects including the launch of UNTV News International and the Emergency Race.

Public service[edit]

All these public services are located at their studio at EDSA-Philam. The daily free medical consultations were done at 164 Congressional Avenue, Barangay Bahay-Toro, Quezon City.

  • 911-UNTV (8688): News and Rescue in Metro Manila and in key cities around the Philippines
  • Cleanup Drives
  • Clinic ni Kuya (Free Clinic)
  • Job Fair ni Kuya
  • Law Center ni Kuya (Free Legal Counseling)
  • Libreng Sakay (Free One-Ride Bus Ride)
  • Manibela Academy
  • Munting Pangarap TV program (Simple Wish)
  • Transient Home
  • UNTV Fire Brigade
  • UNTV Mobile Radio Booth

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Anak TV Seal Awardee for different UNTV shows
  • Best Website Award, Media Category (10th Philippine Web Awards, 2007)
  • People's Choice Award, Media Category (10th Philippine Web Awards, 2007)
  • People's Choice Award, News and Media Category (9th Philippine Web Awards, 2006)
  • People's Choice Award, Media and Entertainment Category (8th Philippine Web Awards, 2005)
  • Nominated, Best TV Station (PMPC Star Awards for TV 2006-2011)
  • Nominated, Best TV Station in Metro Manila (KBP Golden Dove Awards 2005-2011)
  • Best Male Newscaster -> Daniel Razon (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best Morning Show -> Good Morning Kuya (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best Public Service Program -> Bitag LIVE! (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best TV Public Service Announcement -> "Isang Araw Lang (Drugs infomercial)" (19th KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2010)
  • Best Public Service Television Station (1st PUP Mabini Media Awards, 2014)
  • Maalaga Award -> UNTV (Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) - Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and Other Special Cases (GRACES), 2014) [2]
  • Best TV Public Service Announcement -> "Caring for the Elderly" (22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2014)[3]
  • Best TV Children's Program -> The KNC Show (22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2014)
  • Most Promising News Personality -> William Thio for Why News (2015 Gawad Amerika Awards)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award -> PBC Chairman Emeritus Hilarion "Larry" Henares (23rd KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2015) [4]
  • Pagpapahalaga Award -> UNTV Life (Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) - Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and Other Special Cases (GRACES), 2015) [5]
  • Best Talent Search Program -> A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival (29th PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2015) [6]
  • Best Children Show -> The KNC Show (29th PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2015)
  • Best Children Show Hosts -> Eric Cabobos, Bency Vallo, Moonlight Alarcon, Cid Capulong, Cedie Isip, Kim Enriquez, Tim Argallon, Angelica Tejana, Leanne Manalanzan at Kyla Manalang for The KNC Show (29th PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2015)

UNTV Programs[edit]

UNTV Stations Nationwide[edit]

Currently, there are ten stations in different parts of the Philippines. UNTV Management plans to cover the 81 provinces in the Philippines as part of its expansion program in the near future.

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station Type Location
UNTV 37 Manila DWAO-TV TV-37 60 kW Originating Metro Manila
UNTV 28 Tarlac DZXT-TV TV-28 1 kW Relay Tarlac
UNTV 44 Naga DZTR-TV TV-44 5 kW Relay Naga
UNTV 42 Iloilo DYNY-TV TV-42 5 kW Relay Iloilo
UNTV 28 Bacolod DYNA-TV TV-28 10 kW Relay Bacolod
UNTV 39 Cebu DYNU-TV TV-39 10 kW Relay Cebu
UNTV 39 Tacloban DYNV-TV TV-39 5 kW Relay Tacloban
UNTV 41 Cagayan de Oro DXNY-TV TV-41 10 kW Relay Cagayan De Oro
UNTV 41 Davao DXNU-TV TV-41 10 kW Relay Davao
UNTV 48 General Santos DXNV-TV TV-48 5 kW Relay General Santos
UNTV 37 Surigao DXNT-TV TV-37 5 kW Relay Surigao

Digital television[edit]

UNTV is currently testing Japan's Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting - Terrestrial (ISDB-T), the sole digital television (DTV) standard in the Philippines[7] for its transition from analog to digital broadcast. On October 2, 2014, UNTV began[8] its simulcast test broadcast on UHF Channel 38 (617.143 MHz) with two (2) standard definition (SD) channels, one (1) high definition (HD) channel and one (1) 1seg channel. UNTV's digital broadcast can be received in Metro Manila and nearby provinces using ISDB-T set top boxes[9] including LED TV sets and mobile devices with built-in ISDB-T tuners. In a DTV signal test[10] conducted by Philippine mobile phone brand Starmobile last April 2015, UNTV was present in eight (8) out of 14 locations in Metro Manila with decent signal strength of three (3) up to the maximum of four (4) signal bars.

UNTV Digital (ISDB-T) Stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Frequency Power (kW) Station Type Transmitter Location Coverage Area Status
UNTV DWAO-TV TV-38 617.143 (TBA) Originating Metro Manila (Antipolo, Rizal) Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, Cavite Free-to-air test broadcast

UNTV Digital Channel Line-up[edit]

Stream PSIP Short Name LCN Aspect
Ratio
Video
Format
Resolution FPS Scan Audio
Format
EPG BML Programming
SD 1 UNTV-1 09.01 4:3 H.264 720x480p 29.97 Interlace HE-AAC None None UNTV Life
SD 2 UNTV-2 09.02 4:3 H.264 720x480p 29.97 Interlace HE-AAC None None UNTV Life (mirror feed)
HD ADDTV 09.03 16:9 H.264 1920x1080p Upscaled 29.97 Interlace HE-AAC None None ADD video library
1SEG UNTV 1SEG 09.31 4:3 H.264 320x240p (No Data) Progressive HE-AAC None None UNTV Life (mirror feed)

UNTV on Free-to-Air (FTA) Direct-to-Home (DTH) Satellite Broadcast[edit]

UNTV can be received via satellite in the Philippines and other countries in Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Type Satellite Band Position Beam Frequency Polarity System SR FEC Encryption Coverage
Free-to-air (FTA)[11] Measat 3A[12] C Band 91.5° East Global[13] 3705 Horizontal DVB-S MPEG-2 4290 3/4 None Asia, Australia, Middle East, South Eastern Europe and Eastern Africa

UNTV on Pay TV & Cable Television (CATV)[edit]

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
Cignal TV Satellite (Digital) 92 Nationwide
Other cable/ satellite providers N/A N/A check with local operators

UNTV via Online Streaming[edit]

UNTV can be received via online streaming by encoding the network's streaming link URL in the VLC Media Player installed on personal computers and mobile devices.

Links Network Streaming URL
Primary http://livestream01.untvweb.com:1935/public/untvwebstream/playlist.m3u8
Alternate http://untv.vo.llnwd.net/e1/hls/untv/index.m3u8


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