ZOE Broadcasting Network

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Light Network Channel 33
Type Broadcast television network
Country Philippines
Owner Jesus Is Lord Church
Key people
Eddie Villanueva, Chairman
Launch date
April 19, 1998 (broadcast as Ch.11)
March 10, 2008 (relaunched as ZOE TV 33)
Official website

ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc. (ZOE TV) is a Philippine television network of Jesus is Lord Movement leader Eddie Villanueva. ZOE is an affiliate of GMA Network. This stations studios and offices are located at 22/F Strata 2000 Bldg, F. Ortigas Jr. Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. With transmitters at Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City. Its flagship television station, (DZOE-TV 11 Manila) and several of its provincial stations are operated by GMA Network as GMA News TV.


The frequency rights of Channel 11 in Mega Manila was given to a joint venture of the influential religious groups El Shaddai headed by Mike Velarde and Jesus Is Lord Church headed by Eddie Villanueva in mid 1990s. Conflict of interests started the two groups to contest the full ownership of the company. The Philippine Congress, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives intervened and awarded to Eddie Villanueva and Jesus Is Lord Movement the right to acquire the frequency held by Channel 11. Villanueva paid Velarde for the stocks and assets held by Delta Broadcasting System (DBS).

In the late 1990s, Entertainment Network (Enternet) headed by Benito Araneta and ZOE TV entered an agreement for TV airtime lease. Enternet leased the morning and afternoon block by airing CNBC Asia. After two years of airing, the two parties had disagreements on the signed contract, ZOE TV stopped airing CNBC Asia and Enternet bolted out and filed a case on Villanueva.

In 2001, ZOE TV became the first TV station to air the second EDSA Revolution. In 2004, Villanueva resigned as Chairman on ZOE TV to run for Philippine President. After ending in the last position in the election, Villanueva regained the chairmanship and continued his TV talk shows on ZOE TV.

This logo for used from March 1, 2011 to March 30, 2014

In the first quarter of 2005, Citynet Television, a subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc., and ZOE-TV entered to an agreement for Citynet leasing the entire TV airtime block of the station in exchange of an upgrading the facilities of ZOE and a ZOE-TV program on GMA Network every Monday midnight after its Sunday primetime block.

GMA Network installed and upgraded the transmitter and studio of ZOE Broadcasting Network channel 33 on November 11, 2005. DZOZ is now on its rehabilitation of its transmitter.

The channel was launched on November 27, 2006 as UniversiTV. UniversiTV on Channel 33 lasted until first quarter of 2008. UniversiTV now airs via satellite and is received through cable operators nationwide.[1]

On March 1, 2011, ZOE TV was rebranded as Light TV 33. On March 31, 2014, Light TV 33 rebranded again as Light Network.


TV stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power kW (ERP) Station Type Location
Light Network DZOZ-TV Channel 33 30 kW Originating Metro Manila
GMA News TV DZOE-TV Channel 11 100 kW Originating Metro Manila
Light Network Palawan DWLS-TV Channel 33 5 kW Relay Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Cable TV stations[edit]

Cable/Satellite Provider Ch. # Coverage Status
Cignal Digital TV 93 Nationwide Launched
Sky Direct 41 Nationwide Launched
SkyCable (Digital) 215 Metro Manila Launched
Destiny Cable 98 (Analog) Metro Manila Launched
Destiny Cable 215 (Digital) Metro Manila Launched
Cablelink 82 Parañaque/Las Piñas Launched
SkyCable CAMANAVA 84 Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela Launched
SkyCable 33 San Pedro & Santa Rosa, Laguna Launched
SkyCable 48 Cavite Launched
SunCable Rizal 5 Antipolo, Rizal Launched
SkyCable 80 Rizal Launched
Alabat CATV 27 Alabat, Quezon Launched
Atimonan CATV Systems 67 Atimonan - Quezon Launched
Baywatch Cable TV Network 71 San Nicolas Bay - Laguna Launched
CableStar Inc. 78 San Mateo & MontalbanRizal Launched
Quezon Cable TV Network, Inc. 78 Real & TignoanQuezon Launched
Claveria Agribased CableTV 42 Claveria - Cagayan Launched

-And selected cable TV stations.

Radio stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (Watts) Location
DZJV 1458 DZJV 1458 kHz 10,000 watts Calamba

Programming aired on GMA News TV and Light Network[edit]

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