DYRI-TV

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DYRI-TV (BEAM Channel 26)
Iloilo City
Branding BEAM Channel 26-Iloilo
Channels Analog: 26 (UHF)
Affiliations Independent
Owner Broadcast Enterprise and Affiliated Media, Inc.
Founded 1995 (RMN TV)
July 3, 2011 (BEAM TV)
Call letters' meaning DY
Radio
Iloilo
Former affiliations CTV 26
E! Entertainment
Silent
The Game Channel
CHASE
Jack City
Transmitter power 10 kilowatts
Website www.beam.com.ph

DYRI-TV channel 26, is a television station of Broadcast Enterprises and Affiliated Media, Inc. in Iloilo City. Its studios is located at 3/F Saint Ann Bldg., Luna Street, La Paz, Iloilo City. While transmitter is located at Brgy. Pina, Buenavista, Guimaras at former Globe cell site.

History[edit]

It was started as Cinema Television (or CTV-26) in 1995. It was also the first UHF station to be inspired by a movie television. And on year 1997, it had its broadcast rights form E!, an American-cable network channel that features fashion and lifestyle show, which is lately known as E! Philippines. But in the year 2003 RMN decided to cancel its operation to TV network, citing financial constraints and poor ratings.

Logo of The Game Channel from August 15, 2011-February 15, 2012

On July 3, 2011, UHF 26 in Iloilo and all RMN TV stations nationwide returned as a test broadcast, as the frequency was occupied by Broadcast Enterprises and Affiliated Media, following the latter was bought up by Bethlehem Holdings, Inc. (funded by Globe Telecom's Group Retirement Fund) from RMN. And then on it was branded as BEAM Channel 26 and The Game Channel on August 15, 2011. Recently, The Game Channel limited to its broadcast on December 24, 2011, to give way to its new sister station CHASE which it was broadcast in evening block of The Game Channel. Recently The Game Channel leased its operation on BEAM and transferred its operation to cable, while CHASE remains on this network and took its 24‑hour broadcast. On September 7, 2012, an animation plug appears on BEAMtv and CHASE and written as: Another Jack TV is rising, soon on this channel. The station was rebranded as Jack City, the station was planned and officiated its launch on October 20, 2012, while CHASE ended its broadcast on October 19. But it lessen it's on air limits on free TV into 18 hours a day, due to National Telecommunications Commission's guidelines on free-to-air broadcasters, however it continues broadcasting 24/7 on cable networks. Somehow it ended operations and affiliation partnership with BEAM on August 31, 2014 and was moved to cable networks. Currently BEAM Channel 26 Iloilo, along with other BEAM TV stations nationwide is currently affiliated with Essentials Broadcasting Network thru TBN Asia and O Shopping (an ABS-CBN-owned shopping network channel).