DZCE-TV

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DZCE-TV (INC TV)
IglesiaNiCristoTelevisionlogo.png
Metro Manila
City Quezon City
Branding INC TV
Slogan "Propagating the True Message of Salvation"
"Purihin at Pasalamatan ang Diyos Magpakailanman" (December 2017 Theme of the Month)
Channels Analog: 48 (UHF)
Digital: 49 (UHF) (ISDB-T) (Test broadcast)
Virtual: 1.1 (LCN)
Subchannels See list of subchannels
Affiliations INC TV
Owner Christian Era Broadcasting Service International
Founded July 21, 2005 as GEM TV
October 31, 2012 as INC TV
Call letters' meaning DZ
Christian Era
Former channel number(s) Analog: 49 (2005-2017)
Transmitter power 30,000 Watts TPO
(246,000 Watts ERP, Max ERP rated at approx. 2.5 MW)
Website iglesianicristo.net/inctv/


DZCE-TV is the flagship station of the Philippine Television Network INC TV (merger of GEM TV and INC Channel on SkyCable). It is currently the UHF television station of Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, a broadcast ministry of the independent Philippine Christian church,[1] the Iglesia ni Cristo. INC TV studios and transmitters are located at Redeemer Street, Milton Hills Subdivision, Brgy. New Era, Quezon City. On October 9, 2012, GEM TV Channel 49 on Free TV was on Test Broadcast and was replaced by INC TV on October 31, 2012, coinciding with the birthday of Iglesia ni Cristo's Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo. INC TV 49 shows religious programs of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, before its relaunch Deutsche Welle programs were also aired on the channel. And INCTV known before as GEMTV was the first broadcast television network in the Philippines to formally launch in high-definition and in Digital terrestrial television on ISDB-T.

TV Network[edit]

Analog TV[edit]

It is on Channel 48 on terrestrial TV in Metro Manila. This station is also carried by major cable operators in the country led by SkyCable, Cablelink, Destiny Cable and Cignal.

Worldwide[edit]

INCTV reaches TV audiences on the Eastern and Pacific coasts, United States, Alaska and Hawaii and the whole of Asia including Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau (in Portuguese), Taiwan, China as well as Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Turkey, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the entire continent of Europe.

In time for the INC Centennial Year new programs were created for the channel in 2014, which also saw the start of a new tradition - themes for the month, which are also promoted in Net 25 as well since recently.

In 2015, two DZEM radio programs began to be shown on the channel as well.

In 2016, INCTV, the newest member of the Anak TV, bagged the most number of child-friendly television program awards (23 in all) in the Anak TV Seal Awards, the biggest for a young channel as this.[2]

Programming[edit]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

DZCE broadcasts its digital signal on UHF Channel 49 (683.143 MHz) and is multiplexed into the following subchannels:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming Note
25.01 1080i 16:9 INCTV HD INC TV Test Broadcast
25.02 480i NET25 SD Net 25
25.03 480i 4:3 INCTV SD INC TV
25.32 240p NET25 1seg Net 25 1Seg (currently offline)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

From September 7, 2017, in time for its 8th year since INC's Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo entered office, INCTV was granted a "special authority" from the National Telecommunications Commission to moved its analog feed from UHF Channel 49 to UHF Channel 48 to allow the former channel to simulcast digitally in full-time, which began two days earlier (September 5). The shift was arranged for the station until its management announce its intention to permanently shut down analog broadcasts and go digital-only.

INC TV stations[edit]

INC TV on Free TV[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station Type Location
INC TV-48 Manila DZCE-TV TV-48 30 kW Originating Metro Manila

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bevans, Stephen B.; Schroeder, Roger G. Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today (American Society of Missiology Series). Orbis Books. p. 269. ISBN 1-57075-517-5. 
  2. ^ "INC bags 23 Anak TV Seals". Business Mirror. February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 

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