Sonshine Media Network International

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Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI)
Type Broadcast television network
Country Philippines
Slogan Where Everything is Possible
A World of Endless Posibilities
Key people
Apollo C. Quiboloy (founder)
Nelida Lizada (head)
Launch date
1989
Former names
ACQ Broadcasting Network (1987-1992)
ACQ Worldwide Broadcast Ministries-Q Channel (1992-1998)
ETV-39 (1998-2001)
ACQ-Kingdom Broadcasting Network (2005-2010)
Official website
SMNI website
Language English
Filipino

Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) is the broadcasting arm of a Philippine television evangelist, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy. Based in Davao City, it is available via terrestrial broadcast, cable, satellite, and online streaming. Its single television channel maintains 24-hour service through regular repetition of a dozen self-produced Kingdom Programs[1] in English and Tagalog, along with news, public affairs and sports programs. It also maintains a network of radio stations under the "Sonshine Radio" brand of the Swara Sug Media Corporation. The main studios are located at JC Compound, Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway, Catitipan, Davao City.

The Kingdom of Jesus Christ's Media Ministry, known today as SMNI, trace roots on the radio with the program "Pagsusi sa Kamatuoran" on radio stations DXDC and DXUM. In 1992, the ministry launched their first television program, "The Hour of Truth" aired on IBC and ABS-CBN stations in Visayas and Mindanao, followed by "Powerline" in 1995.

It was licensed in late 2003 by the Philippine government to operate 6 free-to-air television channels in key cities across the country.

SMNI TV Programs[edit]

Current[edit]

  • A Day in the life of the Appointed Son of God - short on-trip segment on Give Us This Day; features the activities of Pastor Apollo
  • Daily Dose of David Axel - nightly short segment on Give Us This Day with the Children's Joy Foundation kids
  • Give Us This Day (2003–present) - a nightly show featuring fellowship with the Appointed Son of God, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, singing and sharing of victory reports from viewers and Kingdom citizens around the world
  • Gospel of the Kingdom' - a daily preaching program of Pastor Quiboloy featuring The King is Coming Tours from around the world (also aired on KCNS, KIKU-TV, KSCI-TV, WSKY, Canada Hope TV and Joytv)
  • Highest Praise – music videos featuring Kingdom Original Music by the Kingdom Musicians
  • Kingdom Upclose - recent church happenings, including the activities of Pastor Quiboloy
  • Mindanao Karon - a one-hour Saturday morning news and commentary program, hosted by Boy B'laan, aired in the Teleradyo format, simulcasting from DXRD 711 kHz Davao City
  • Newsline World (2006, 2011–present) (formerly Newsline) - SMNI's English late night newscast, aired live every 10pm.
  • SMNI Newsblast (2016) - SMNI News Channel's primetime news program in Filipino language
  • SMNI Newsbreak (2016) - SMNI News Channel's hourly news updates in Filipino language
  • Powerline (1995–present) – a one-and-a-half-hour Filipino-language program of Pastor Quiboloy, where he discusses religious issues and answers queries
  • Quiet Moments – an hour of instrumental praise and worship combined with scenic views from the Garden of Eden Restored
  • Sonshine Kiddie Co. - the newest children's program, which teaches good values
  • Sounds of Worship (1997) - this program airs the live Thanksgiving and worship presentation held in Davao City and different parts of the world
  • The Passion of the Christ - airs during Holy Week only (also aired on TV5 for the Filipino dubbed and censored version)
  • Usaping Bayan (2016) – SMNI News Channel's morning current affairs program hosted by veteran broadcaster Mike Abe.

Specials[edit]

  • Christmas from the Heart (2003–present) - a Christmas program produced for the benefit of the Children's Joy Foundation, whose goal is "To Feed, To Clothe, and To Send to School Millions of Children in the Philippines"
  • Straight from the Heart

Upcoming[edit]

  • Sonshine Sports TV

Previous[edit]

  • Batang Kaharian (lit. Kingdom Child) – a 30-minute religious education program for children sponsored by the Children's Joy Foundation
  • Daily Light – an hour of instrumental praise and worship combined with scenic views
  • Eagle's Eye
  • Generation K - a youth-oriented program produced in cooperation with the Keepers Club International
  • I Am the Way – a 30-minute program of discussion of the Kingdom Doctrines based on the preaching of Pastor Quiboloy
  • International Hour - a program that features bible studies and preachings in foreign languages, done by the Kingdom's world ambassadors
  • Newsline Mindanao - SMNI's news program for Visayas/Mindanao edition (ironically, although the newscast's main language is Bisaya, it is the network's flagship newscast
  • News@12 - a 15-minute daily news program
  • SMNI Election Watch (May 09 10, 2016)
  • State of the Nation Address Coverage (2013–present)
  • The Hour of Truth - 90-minute religious program
  • The Weekender World - Sonshine TV's 30-minute weekend news program
  • Walk with the Son – a 60-minute program that features testimonies, "victory reports" and life stories
  • Way Ahead - a 30-minute youth-oriented program

SMNI stations nationwide[edit]

SMNI TV stations in the Philippines[edit]

SMNI TV nationwide[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station type Location (transmitter site)
SMNI TV-43 Davao DXAQ-TV TV-43 50 kW Originating Davao
SMNI TV-39 Manila DWBP-TV TV-39 60 kW Originating Metro Manila
SMNI TV-35 Laoag DWLQ-TV TV-35 5 kW Relay Laoag
SMNI TV-37 Isabela DWIQ-TV TV-37 2 kW Relay Santiago, Isabela
SMNI TV-39 Roxas DYRQ-TV TV-39 1 kW Relay Roxas
SMNI TV-39 Butuan DXUQ-TV TV-39 5 kW Relay Butuan

(*)Off-air

SMNI TV on Cable Television[edit]

Cable Provider Ch. # Coverage
Cablelink 75 Metro Manila
Destiny Cable 97 on Analog Metro Manila
Sky Cable 162 on Digital Metro Manila
Cignal 84 Nationwide

Sonshine Radio stations in the Philippines[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
Sonshine Radio Manila DZAR 1026 kHz 50 kW Metro Manila
Sonshine Radio Laoag DWAR 819 kHz 5 kW Laoag
Sonshine Radio Dagupan DZRD 981 kHz 10 kW Dagupan
Sonshine Radio Tuguegarao DZYT 765 kHz 10 kW Tuguegarao
Sonshine Radio Ilagan DZYI 711 kHz 5 kW Cauayan/Ilagan
Sonshine Radio Santiago DWSI 864 kHz 10 kW Santiago, Isabela
Sonshine Radio Cabanatuan DWAY 1332 kHz 5 kW Cabanatuan
Sonshine Radio San Pablo DZSP 864 kHz 5 kW San Pablo
Sonshine Radio Cebu DYAR 765 kHz 15 kW Cebu
Sonshine Radio Zamboanga DXYZ 963 kHz 10 kW Zamboanga
Sonshine Radio Davao DXRD 711 kHz 15 kW Davao
Kingdom Radio DXAQ 1404 kHz 15 kW Davao Central
Sonshine Radio Cagayan De Oro DXCL 1098 kHz 15 kW Cagayan De Oro
Sonshine Radio General Santos DXRE 837 kHz 10 kW General Santos
Sonshine Radio Cotabato DXRO 945 kHz 5 kW Cotabato
Sonshine Radio Butuan DXRB 873 kHz 10 kW Butuan
Sonshine Radio Bislig DXBL 801 kHz 5 kW Bislig

*Formerly owned by Nation Broadcasting Corporation (now owned by TV5, the company that airs Radyo5 92.3 News FM and AksyonTV) under the name Angel Radyo from 1998 to 2005.

**Formerly inactive.

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