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Southern Broadcasting Network


Southern Broadcasting Network

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.


  • History 1
    • World TV/SBN era (1992-2007) 1.1
    • Solar era (2008-present) 1.2
  • Programming 2
    • ETC Programs 2.1
    • SBN Previously Programs 2.2
  • Southern Broadcasting Network stations 3
    • SBN/ETC owner and operated stations 3.1
    • SBN/ETC affiliate/relay stations 3.2
    • SBN FM stations 3.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


World TV/SBN era (1992-2007)

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, which is operated by the Kampana Television Corporation, which provided programming content from ABC, ESPN and CNN on this channel.

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 started airing Ang Dating Daan after transferring from PTV informative and educational programs and SBN Music Videos were also introduced. In 2001, the Iglesia ni Cristo launched its own program, Ang Tamang Daan, as a direct response 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 Quezon City Regional Trial Court on Wednesday ordered televangelist Bro. Eliseo Soriano of Ang Dating Daan to pay the Iglesia ni Cristo, P100,000 in moral damages for libel committed 10 years ago. Branch 92 Judge Eleuterio Bathan also directed him to pay a fine of P6,000 each for two counts of libel. He ruled the elements of libel have been established in the case filed by INC over Soriano’s pronouncement on a television program on April 25, 2003 and the replay on April 27 on the same timeslot during the live program of Ang Dating Daan on SBN.[1]

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.

Solar era (2008-present)

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5][6][7]


ETC Programs

SBN Previously Programs

Southern Broadcasting Network stations

SBN/ETC owner and operated stations

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 21 Laoag DWAP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Laoag
SBN 21 Legazpi DWJP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Legazpi
SBN 5 Bacolod DYLP-TV TV-5 10 kW Relay Bacolod
SBN 6 Cebu DYDD-TV TV-6 5 kW Relay Cebu
SBN 22 Tacloban DYJP-TV TV-22 1 kW Relay Tacloban
SBN 27 Zamboanga DXJP-TV TV-27 1 kW Relay Zamboanga
SBN 4 Cagayan De Oro DXCS-TV TV-4 10 kW Relay Cagayan De Oro
SBN 7 Davao DXSS-TV TV-7 10 kW Relay Davao

SBN/ETC affiliate/relay stations

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power kW Station Type Location (Transmitter site)
SBN 34 Baguio DWCT-TV TV-34 10  kW Relay Baguio
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 9 Sorsogon DZCP-TV TV-9 5 kW Relay Sorsogon
SBN 21 Boracay DYAP-TV TV-21 5 KW Relay Kalibo, Aklan/Boracay
SBN 45 Roxas DYKN-TV TV-45 5 kW Relay Roxas
SBN 32 Iloilo DYSN-TV TV-32 10 kW Relay Iloilo
SBN 33 Ozamis DXSO-TV TV-33 5 kW Relay Ozamiz
SBN 13 Iligan DXYL-TV TV-13 5 kW Relay Iligan
SBN 28 General Santos DXKM-TV TV-28 5 kW Relay General Santos
SBN 37 Butuan DXCW-TV TV-37 5 kW Relay Butuan

SBN FM stations

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

See also


  1. ^ Court: Bro. Eli Soriano libeled Iglesia ni Cristo Manila Standard, December 19, 2013
  2. ^ ETC Available on SBN 21
  3. ^ Solar News Channel - Expect wider reach and a richer viewing experience retrieved November 5, 2013
  5. ^ Solar News Channel - Expect wider reach and a richer viewing experience retrieved November 5, 2013
  6. ^,-owner-of-rpn-9
  7. ^ 'Meeting of minds' reached in talks with Ramon Ang for investment, says Solar chairman retieved October 30, 2012

External links

  • ETC official website
  • Asean Media: SBN
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