DepEd TV

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DepEd TV
LaunchedAugust 11, 2020;13 months ago (2020-08-11) (test broadcast)
October 5, 2020;11 months ago (2020-10-05) (official launch)
Country of originPhilippines
Owner Department of Education
Running time12 hours/720 minutes (7:00 am to 7:00 pm); Monday to Saturday
Available on most regional TV stations in the PhilippinesCheck local listings for channel assignments
GMA Affordabox Channel 7
BEAM TV Analog: List of stations
DTT: x.1 on O&O stations
Available on most PCTA-member cable providers in the PhilippinesCheck local listings for channel assignments
Cignal Channel 149
SatLiteChannel 189
Streaming media
BEAM TV Watch Live
Cignal Play Watch Live (Philippines only)
YouTube DepEd TV (selected programs only)

DepEd TV is a Philippine educational television channel of the Department of Education (DepEd) with the assistance of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). It was launched on August 11, 2020 and began its test broadcast, but following the postponement of the starting date of classes, the block is suspended to October 5, 2020. [1] [2]



The DepEd announced the initialization of educational classes through blended learning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Among many options is to broadcast learning modules on television and radio. The department later tapped state media agency PCOO to assist in producing and airing of lessons and modules. [3]

The service held its test broadcasts from August 11 until 21, 2020 via IBC, Solar Learning and various local/regional stations, but was suspended on the following week after DepEd moved the opening date of its regular classes for the 2020–2021 school year to October 5, 2020. [4]

The service hold its second and final test broadcasts from September 21 until 25, 2020. [5] [6]


Aside from airing on IBC-13 and Solar Learning, DepEd TV also aired its educational programs on other TV channels: [7]

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  1. "Test Broadcast of TV Classes Begins; Printing of Modules Ongoing". One News. August 12, 2020.
  2. Magsambol, Bonz (August 11, 2020). "DepEd starts test broadcast of TV episodes for distance learning". Rappler .
  3. Mendez, Christina (July 11, 2020). "PCOO assists DepEd on blended learning materials". The Philippine Star .
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