DWCP-TV

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DWCP-TV
Sbn 21.png ETC (Philippine TV channel) logo 2016.jpg
Metro Manila
City Mandaluyong City
Branding ETC TV-21 Manila
Slogan Take it. Own it. Flaunt it.
#feistierETC
Channels Analog: 21 (UHF)
Digital: 22 (UHF) (ISDB-T) (test broadcast)
Virtual: 22.21(LCN)
Subchannels 22.21: ETC
22.22: 2nd Avenue (DZRJ-TV)
Affiliations ETC
Owner Southern Broadcasting Network
(an subsidiary of Solar Entertainment Corporation)
Founded May 30, 1992; 25 years ago (1992-05-30)
Former affiliations Independent (1992-2007)
Talk TV (2011-2012)
Solar News Channel (2012-2013)
Transmitter power (TPO:60 KW) (ERP:500 KW/Max ERP:1500 KW)
Website etc.com.ph

DWCP-TV, channel 21 is a television station owned by Southern Broadcasting Network, a subsidiary of Solar Entertainment Corporation, and is currently the flagship station of Philippine television network ETC. Its studios are located at the Third Floor Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, with transmitter is located along Nuestra Señora de la Paz Subdivision, Bo. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City province of Rizal.[1] SBN-21 became the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila that broadcast in May 1992 and formerly known as World TV 21. It broadcasts daily from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM.

History[edit]

Southern Broadcasting Network of Davao launched SBN Channel 21, the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila since 1992. It was then known as World TV 21 by Kampana Television Corporation, which provided programming content from ABC, CNN and ESPN on this channel then. 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.[2] 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. On October 30, 2012, the channel was renamed as the Solar News Channel.

On December 1, 2013, SNC's programming was moved to RPN for wider national coverage, with ETC returned to SBN a day before.

In 2015, SBN ceased using its old analog transmitter tower in 22/F Strata 2000, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center in Pasig City (which was obvious to consider even after Solar's purchase of SBN due to the old Sign-on and Sign-off sequences) and began using its newly constructed tower located near Nuestra Señora de la Paz Subdivision, Bo. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City province of Rizal (a Solar-owned facility) for a clearer and better signal reception as well as broadcasting SBN and RJTV in the analog and digital signals.

Coverage areas[edit]

Digital television[edit]

SBN launches its digital television broadcast in 2015. Solar Entertainment supplies its DTV channels through the new platform. The digital signal, however, is currently under low-power.

Digital channels[edit]

UHF Channel 22 (521.143 MHz)

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming Note
22.21 480i 4:3 ETC Main DWCP-TV Programming/ETC test broadcast
22.22 2nd Ave. Main DZRJ-TV Programming/2nd Avenue

ETC programs[edit]

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