Southern Broadcasting Network

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Southern Broadcasting Network
Type Broadcast commercial television and radio network
Country Philippines
Availability National
Key people
Lucio Co (Chairman)
Teofilo A. Henson (President and CEO)
Launch date
1970 (radio broadcasts)
May 30, 1992 (television broadcasts)
Former names
World TV 21 (1992-1996)
ETC (January 1, 2008-March 1, 2011, November 30, 2013-present)
Talk TV (March 2, 2011-October 29, 2012)
Solar News Channel (October 30, 2012-November 29, 2013)
Official website
ETC on Solar Entertainment site

Southern Broadcasting Network, Inc. (SBN) is a Filipino-owned media company based radio and television network. It is owned by Filipino-Chinese tycoon Lucio Co, founder of supermarket chain Puregold Price Club Inc.. Its main broadcast facilities are located at Upper Ground Floor, Worldwide Corporate Center, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City with office and transmitters at Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, which the former SBN studios were located. Its TV station (DWCP-TV 21) became the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila in May, 1992.


World TV/SBN era (1992-2007)[edit]

Southern Broadcasting Network in Davao was an unknown radio station started broadcasting in 1970.

Southern Broadcasting Network of Davao launched SBN Channel 21, the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila starting May 30, 1992. It was then known as World TV 21. The idea is to bring back programming similar to the forcibly shut-down FEN Channel 17 of the former Clark US Air Base a year earlier due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

On September 7, 1995, Southern Broadcasting Network had its congressional franchise approved as Republic Act No. 8147 lapsed into law even without the president's approval. In the Philippines, a congressional franchise is needed prior to the operation of a broadcast station.

In 2000, Southern Broadcasting Network became the new and permanent home of Ang Dating Daan after PTV 4 include informative and educational programs and SBN Music Videos were introduced. In 2001, after twenty-one years of reticence, the Iglesia ni Cristo launched its own program, Ang Tamang Daan, as a direct response for the first time to Ang Dating Daan, featuring video footages and recordings of ADD hosts as issues were tackled. Over time the animosity between the two groups has intensified, and their relationship has been severely strained. The case stemmed from a complaint filed by members of the Iglesia ni Cristo, including its minister Michael Sandoval, due to statements of Soriano aired on August 10 referring to the minister, Until 2004 Ang Dating Daan move to UNTV and Ang Tamang Daan move to Net 25.

In 2004, SBN after Ang Dating Daan and Ang Tamang Daan over P 6Trillion SBN's logo with a cyclone icon, incorporating the colors red, green and blue slogan as "Dito Ikaw ang Una"' became the new and permanent home Friends Again, Jesus: Lord Of The Nations, Kerygma TV, Oras ng Himala, Oras ng Katotohanan, Home Shopping Network and airing music videos. until December 26, 2007 when SBN becomes the blocktimer affiliate of ETC and RPN becomes the blocktimer affiliate of C/S on January 1, 2008. Friends Again, Oras ng Katotohanan and Oras ng Himala will continue to aired on PTV and IBC 13 for the short time between 2007-2008 until moving to Commercial Television in April 2008.

Solar era (2008-present)[edit]

ETC-21 logo from January 1, 2008 to March 1, 2011 from November 30, 2013 to July 26, 2014.

Beginning on January 1, 2008, Solar Entertainment Corporation began to lease airtime on SBN, choosing to broadcast programming from its entertainment channel ETC.[1]

Talk TV logo from March 2, 2011 to October 29, 2012.
Solar News Channel logo from October 30, 2012 to November 29, 2013.

This partnership ended in March 2, 2011, as Solar transferred ETC to RPN. As a result, SBN renewed partnership with Solar Entertainment to create the news network Talk TV, and since October 30, 2012, it is now known as the Solar News Channel (now 9TV), the first 24-hour English news channel on free-to-air TV.

On November 30, 2013, have its been announced that conglomerate San Miguel Corporation President and COO Ramon S. Ang personally acquired the minority stake of Solar Entertainment Corporation. Tiengs was the majority stockholder then of SBN and SEC. Solar News Channel and its partnership (now 9TV later known as CNN Philippines) moved to RPN 9 while ETC returned to this network.[2][3][4][5][6]


ETC Programs[edit]

SBN Previously Programs[edit]

Southern Broadcasting Network stations[edit]

TV stations[edit]


Branding Callsign Ch. # Power kW Station Type Location (Transmitter site)
SBN 21 Manila DWCP-TV TV-21 60 kW (500 kW ERP) Originating Metro Manila
SBN 34 Baguio DWCT-TV TV-34 10  kW Relay Baguio
SBN 21 Laoag DWAP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Laoag
SBN 48 Ilocos Sur DZIS-TV TV-48 10  kW Relay Ilocos Sur
SBN 37 Tuguegarao DZJP-TV TV-37 5 KW Relay Tuguegarao
SBN 22 Dagupan DWSN-TV TV-22 5  kW Relay Dagupan
SBN 34 Pampanga DZPC-TV TV-34 5  kW Relay San Fernando, Pampanga
SBN 46 Batangas DWWT-TV TV-46 5  kW Relay Batangas
SBN 43 Puerto Princesa DYBN-TV TV-43 5  kW Relay Puerto Princesa
SBN 46 Naga DZSS-TV TV-46 1 kW Relay Naga
SBN 21 Legazpi DWJP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Legazpi
SBN 21 Kalibo DYAP-TV TV-21 5 KW Relay Kalibo
SBN 45 Roxas DYKN-TV TV-45 5 kW Relay Roxas
SBN 32 Iloilo DYSN-TV TV-32 10 kW Relay Iloilo
SBN 22 Tacloban DYJP-TV TV-22 1 kW Relay Tacloban
SBN 27 Zamboanga DXJP-TV TV-27 1 kW Relay Zamboanga
SBN 33 Ozamis DXSO-TV TV-33 1 kW Relay Ozamiz
SBN 28 General Santos DXKM-TV TV-28 5 kW Relay General Santos
SBN 37 Butuan DXCW-TV TV-37 10 kW Affiliate Butuan


Branding Callsign Ch. # Power kW Station Type Location (Transmitter site)
SBN 9 Sorsogon DZCP-TV TV-9 5 kW Relay Sorsogon
SBN 5 Bacolod DYLP-TV TV-5 10 kW Relay Bacolod
SBN 6 Cebu DYDD-TV TV-6 5 kW Relay Cebu
SBN 4 Cagayan De Oro DXCS-TV TV-4 10 kW Relay Cagayan De Oro
SBN 13 Iligan DXYL-TV TV-13 5 kW Affiliate Iligan
SBN 7 Davao DXSS-TV TV-7 10 kW Relay Davao

SBN FM stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
DWSN 97.9 Laoag DWSN-FM 97.9 MHz 5 kW Laoag
DZRB 95.9 Naga DZRB-FM 95.9 MHz 10 kW Naga
DYCP 90.3 Bacolod DYCP-FM 90.3 MHz 5 kW Bacolod
DYAP 88.3 Cebu DYAP-FM 88.3 MHz 5 kW Cebu
DYJP 101.5 Tacloban DYJP-FM 101.5 MHz 2.5 kW Tacloban
DXJP 101.9 Zamboanga DXJP-FM 101.9 MHz 5 kW Zamboanga
DXCS 92.7 Cagayan de Oro DXCS-FM 92.7 MHz 10 kW Cagayan de Oro
DXSS 97.9 Davao DXSS-FM 97.9 MHz 10 kW Davao

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