DZOE-TV

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DZOE-TV
Metro Manila
City Quezon City
Branding GMA News TV-11 Manila
Slogan May Pag-asa
Channels Analog: 11 (VHF)
Digital: 27 (UHF) (ISDB-T) (test broadcast)
Virtual: 07.02 (LCN)
Affiliations GMA News TV
Owner ZOE Broadcasting Network
(station operated by Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc. a subsidiary of GMA Network Inc.)
Founded April 13, 1998
Call letters' meaning D
ZOE Broadcasting
Sister station(s) DZOZ-TV
DZBB-TV (GMA Network)
Former callsigns DZRH-TV (1960-1972)
DWXI-TV (1995-1998)
Former affiliations MBC (1960-1972)
Independent (1995-2005)
Q Network (2005-2011)
Transmitter power 100KW (829.8 kW ERP)
Website GMA News TV

DZOE-TV, channel 11, is the flagship television property of ZOE Broadcasting Network. As part of a blocktime agreement, it serves as the flagship station of television network GMA News TV. The station is operated by Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc. subsidiary of GMA Network Inc. DZOE-TV's master playout facility and most of the station's programming are produced and originated from the GMA Network Center at the corner of Timog Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Quezon City. ZOE TV maintains its in-house programming from its own studios at the 22nd floor, Strata 2000 Building, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; as well as transmitter facilities at the GMA Network's Tower of Power site at Barangay Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

History[edit]

The Channel 11 frequency under the DWXI-TV call letters in Metro Manila was originally granted to a joint venture between the leaders of two major Filipino religious movements, Mike Velarde (of the El Shaddai movement) and Eddie Villanueva (of Jesus Is Lord Church), however disputes between the two leaders would result in Villanueva being awarded full ownership of the station from the Philippine Congress.

In April 13, 1998, JIL Church launches its own TV network as ZOE TV Channel 11 (it also changed its callsign to DZOE-TV) with ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc. as the new corporate name.

In 1999, Enternet leased airtime on DZOE-TV, simulcasting CNBC Asia during the daytime hours. Contract disputes would lead to the agreement ending in 2002.

In November 2005, GMA Network established a blocktime deal with ZOE TV, where in exchange for providing updated equipment to their facilities, GMA would be able to operate and program DZOE-TV. Upon the takeover by GMA, the Channel 11's transmitter in Ortigas Center, Pasig City was upgraded and transferred to GMA's Tower of Power site in Quezon City. Though the station has a stronger transmitter power at 100 kilowatts, DZOE-TV is classified as a translator of DWDB-TV, GMA's legal duopoly station through Citynet.

The simulcast would last until 2007, when DWDB-TV shut down permanently to allow channel 27 to be used for future digital television trial broadcasts of DZBB-TV.

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