Christian Era Broadcasting Service International

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Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Inc
Formerly
  • Christian Broadcasting Service (1969-1994)
  • Christian Era Broadcasting Service (1994-2014)
Type Religious broadcasting
Industry Broadcast television and radio network
Founded
  • February 10, 1969;52 years ago (1969-02-10) (radio broadcasts)
  • February 13, 1983;38 years ago (1983-02-13)
  • July 21, 2005;16 years ago (2005-07-21) (television broadcasts)
Founder Erano G. Manalo
Headquarters
  1. 9 Central Ave. New Era, Quezon City, Philippines
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Angelo Eraño V. Manalo (Chairman/CEO)
  • Montriville Boy (Station Manager, INCTV)
  • Arnel Solano (Station Manager, INCRadio)
Products INC TV
INC Radio
Owner Iglesia ni Cristo
Subsidiaries CEBSI Films
Website www.incmedia.org
INC TV
Type Broadcast television network and Online
BrandingINC TV
Country
AvailabilityNationwide
HeadquartersRedeemer Street, Milton Hills Subdivision, New Era, Quezon City
Broadcast area
Worldwide
OwnerChristian Era Broadcasting Service International
Key people
Montriville Boy (Station Manager, INCTV)
Launch date
July 21, 2005 (2005-07-21)
Former names
GEM TV (2005–2012)
Picture format
1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
Official website
iglesianicristo.net/inctv
Language English
Tagalog
Various Languages

Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Inc. (CEBSI) (formerly known as Christian Broadcasting Service from 1969 to 1994 and Christian Era Broadcasting Service Inc., from 1994 to 2014) is a Philippine television and radio network, and a religious broadcast arm of Iglesia ni Cristo. [1] This station studios are located in Quezon City. According to The Manila Times, CEBSI operates 3 channels on Philippine cable television, [2] these include INCTV 48 and NET 25. [3]

Contents

It is a sister company of the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, which owns Net 25, DZEC Radyo Agila 1062 AM and Eagle FM 95.5. Currently, its flagship television station, DZCE-UHF TV Channel 48 (INC TV) in Metro Manila.

History

The CEBSI was formed by the Iglesia ni Cristo in 1969 as its media arm and launched the Church's own radio station, DZEM, that same year. It is the Church's official media outfit, with its primary mission being evangelization via radio, television, and the current trends of the Internet and social media.

The CEBSI is also the producer of the Iglesia ni Cristo's television programming, which began in 1983, and with the success of its first ever television movie in 2017, spun off a film production house, CEBSI Films, in 2018.

Digital Television

With its partnership with the Japanese government through the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Digital Broadcasting Experts Group (DiBEG) and the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) in Japan.

It has developed a strong partnership with NET 25, the television station of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation in the digital transmission of the network's HD content.

Franchise renewal

On December 7, 2015, House Bill No. 5226 [4] was approved by the House of Representatives and by the Senate of the Philippines to extend CEBSI's legislative franchise. On May 3, 2016, President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act No. 10772 which renewed CEBSI's license for another 25 years. The law grants CEBSI a franchise to construct, install, establish, operate and maintain for religious, noncommercial and nonprofit purposes and in the public interest, radio and/or television broadcasting stations, including digital television system, with the corresponding facilities such as relay stations, throughout the Philippines. [5]

CEBSI stations

Free TV

BrandingCallsignCh. #Power (kW)Station TypeLocation (Transmitter site)
INC TV-48 DZCE-TV TV-4830 kWOriginating Metro Manila

Digital

BrandingCallsignCh. #FrequencyPower kW (ERP)Station TypeArea of Coverage
INC TV DZCE-TV 49683.143 MHz246,000 Watts (Max ERP: 1 KW)Originating Metro Manila

Radio stations

BrandingCallsignFrequencyLocation
INCRadio DZEM 954 DZEM 954 kHz Metro Manila

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References

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  4. http://congress.gov.ph/press/details.php?pressid=8435
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