Eagle Broadcasting Corporation

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Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
Type Broadcast television and radio network
Country Philippines
Availability National
Owner Iglesia ni Cristo
Key people
Jorge A. Cabacungan (President)
Theoben Jerdan C. Orosa (Chairman)
James Manzanero, Jr. (COO)
Launch date
April 26, 1968; 49 years ago (1968-04-26) (radio broadcasts)
April 23, 2000; 17 years ago (2000-04-23) (television broadcasts)
Official website
http://www.eaglebroadcasting.net/

Eagle Broadcasting Corporation is a Philippine television and radio network owned by Philippine-based religion, Iglesia ni Cristo thru its key members. Its head office and studios located at no. 25 Central Avenue, Diliman Quezon City. The network is named after the national bird, the Philippine eagle, EBC is a commercial station the vision of which is "to become the leading and most trusted integrity-based, values-oriented mass media network in the country and to be recognized so around the world" according to its corporate website, eaglebroadcasting.net.[1]

Its mission is "to care for the total well-being of the audience through engaging wholesome, family values-oriented and public service media content." [2]

History[edit]

On April 26, 1968, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation launched DZEC, an AM Radio Station news, public service & religious broadcasting. It is similar to DZRH because it sometimes mentions its frequency & it has relay stations in Dagupan, Lucena, Cebu & Davao. In 1987, it launched DWDM 95.5, an FM Radio Station which played oldies music. It has ceased transmission since January 2007 apparently to upgrade its transmitter facilities. Around May 2007 it briefly returned in the airwaves on a lower bandwidth and limited broadcast hours, only on daytime. It lasted until June 8, 2007. It returned to the airwaves on April 8, 2011 and launched as Pinas FM 95.5 a month later on May 16, 2011.

On April 23, 2000, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation launched a multimedia exhibit dubbed "Destination: PLANET 25", for a station previously owned by ACWS-United Broadcasting Network under the name UltraVision 25 and it was later acquired by EBC and it was renamed as Net 25. Capable of 120 kilowatts of transmitter power (for a total of 7,896 kilowatts ERP), Net 25 boasts of the Philippines' first trilon TV tower that rises to 907 feet above sea level. A state-of-the-art JAMPRO 48-panel antenna and two 60 kW Acrodyne transmitters complete the tower package. NET 25 also has studios and editing suites for in-house and post-productions. Now Net 25 airs nationwide on 26 free TV stations in Manila and all over the Philippines as well as cable affiliates.

It was recently relaunched last August 7, 2011. As part of the relaunch, it also launched the Eagle Bayan Careavan. Livestreaming features of Net 25 (and its radio station DZEC) returned last January 2, 2014 after a 5-year hiatus.

On October 31, 2016, as part of the EBC's worldwide expansion, the network was registered as a duty authorized and accredited media outfit in the District of Columbia, United States of America.[3]

EBC's Washington Bureau in fact, took the lead, in broadcasting the US elections on November 8, 2016. With its active United States correspondents especially its EBC Washington bureau and studio in the lead, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation aired its historic US election coverage, “Nation Decides.” With live updates from all over US through its correspondents, EBC's Eagle News Service showed the latest happening on the tight US elections as well as interviews, trivia and various infographics and videographics about the US elections.[4]

Television stations[edit]

Net 25 Nationwide[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station Type Coverage (Transmitter site)
Net 25 Manila DZEC-TV TV-25 50 kW (7896 kW ERP) Originating Mega Manila

Net 25 on Pay TV & Cable Television[edit]

Cable Provider Ch. # Coverage
SkyCable 18 Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan
Destiny Cable 18 on Digital Metro Manila
Destiny Cable 19 on Analog Metro Manila
Cablelink 17 Metro Manila
Cignal 14 Nationwide
Other cable/satellite providers N/A check local listings

Radio stations[edit]

FM Stations (Pinas FM)[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location
Pinas FM 95.5 Manila DWDM-FM 95.5 MHz 25 kW Metro Manila

AM Stations (Radyo Agila)[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
DZEC Radyo Agila 1062 Manila DZEC-AM 1062 kHz 40 kW Metro Manila
DWIN Radyo Agila 1080 Dagupan* DWIN-AM 1080 kHz 10 kW Dagupan
DZEL Radyo Agila 1260 Lucena* DZEL-AM 1260 kHz 5 kW Lucena
DZLW Radyo Agila 711 Bicolandia** DZLW-AM 711 kHz 5 kW Naga
DYFX Radyo Agila 1305 Cebu* DYFX-AM 1305 kHz 10 kW Cebu
DXED Radyo Agila 1224 Davao* DXED-AM 1224 kHz 10 kW Davao

Note: *Relay From DZEC Manila. **Affiliate

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