Eagle Broadcasting Corporation

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Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
Type Private
Industry Broadcast television and radio network
FoundedApril 26, 1968;53 years ago (1968-04-26) (radio broadcasts)
April 23, 2000;21 years ago (2000-04-23) (television broadcasts)
HeadquartersEBC Building, #25 Central Avenue, New Era, Quezon City, Philippines
Area served
Nationwide
Key people
Rowena dela Fuente-Deimoy (President [1] and CEO)
Theoben Jerdan C. Orosa (Chairman) [2]
Precy Gozum (COO)
Products
Divisions
  • Eaglenews.ph
  • Eaglenewslive.com
Subsidiaries
  • EBC Films
  • E25 Records
Website eaglebroadcasting.net
Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (Net 25) outside broadcasting vans at Quirino Grandstand, Manila, 2018 EBC (Net 25) OB vans (Quirino Grandstand, Manila)(2018-05-06).jpg
Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (Net 25) outside broadcasting vans at Quirino Grandstand, Manila, 2018

Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) is a Philippine television and radio network established in April 1968. The primary stakeholders of the company are the key members who are connected with the Iglesia ni Cristo, making EBC as one of its media companies, along with evangelization arm Christian Era Broadcasting Service International. Its head office and studios located at no. 25 Central Avenue, Diliman Quezon City. The network is named after the national bird, the Philippine eagle , EBC is a commercial station according to its corporate website, eaglebroadcasting.net. [3]

Contents

The network is composed by 6 divisions who are involved in radio, television, digital publishing, film production and music namely, Radyo Agila, Eagle FM, Net 25, eaglenews.ph & eaglenewslive.com, EBC Films and E25 Records.

History

On April 26, 1968, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation launched DZEC, an AM Radio Station news, public service broadcasting. It is similar to DZRH of Manila Broadcasting Company because it sometimes mentions its frequency & it has relay stations in Dagupan, Lucena, Cebu & Davao. In 1992, it launched DWDM 95.5, an FM Radio Station which played oldies music. It has ceased transmission since January 2007 apparently to upgrade its transmitter facilities. Around May 2007 it briefly returned in the airwaves on a lower bandwidth and limited broadcast hours, only on daytime. It lasted until June 8, 2007. It returned to the airwaves on April 8, 2011 and launched as Pinas FM 95.5 a month later on May 16, 2011.

On April 23, 2000, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation launched a multimedia exhibit dubbed "Destination: PLANET 25", for a station previously owned by ACWS-United Broadcasting Network under the name UltraVision 25 and it was later acquired by EBC and it was renamed as Net 25. Capable of 120 kilowatts of transmitter power (for a total of 7,896 kilowatts ERP), Net 25 boasts of the Philippines' first trilon TV tower that rises to 907 feet above sea level. A JAMPRO 48-panel antenna and two 60 kW Acrodyne transmitters complete the tower package. NET 25 also has studios and editing suites for in-house and post-productions. Now Net 25 airs nationwide on 26 free TV stations in Manila and all over the Philippines as well as cable affiliates.

It was recently relaunched last August 7, 2011. As part of the relaunch, it also launched the Eagle Bayan Careavan. Livestreaming features of Net 25 (and its radio station DZEC) returned last January 2, 2014 after a 5-year hiatus.

On October 31, 2013, it launched its news website and online portal which features news and features from all over the world, including reports from its correspondents in the Philippines and in other countries.

On October 31, 2016, as part of the EBC's worldwide expansion, the network was registered as a duty authorized and accredited media outfit in the District of Columbia, United States of America. [4]

EBC's Washington Bureau in fact, took the lead, in broadcasting the US elections on November 8, 2016. [5]

On October 31, 2017, EBC launched its first ever film, Guerrero, directed by Carlo Ortega Cuevas who had previously won awards for the film, Walang Take Two. Cuevas also directed EBC's first sit-com, Hapi ang Buhay, and its movie sequel which was premiered on September 21, 2018.

Legislative Franchise Renewal

On May 3, 2016, the Philippine Congress passed the Republic Act No. 10773 was approved by the House of Representatives and Senate of the Philippines renewing EBC's franchise for another 25 years and expanding its coverage to include both radio and television broadcasting throughout the Philippines. It was approved by then President Benigno S. Aquino III.

Television stations

Net 25 Nationwide

Digital

BrandingCallsignCh. #FrequencyPower kW (ERP)Station TypeArea of Coverage
Net 25 DZEC-DTV 49683.143 MHz120 Watts (Max ERP: 1 KW)Originating Metro Manila

Net 25 on Pay TV & Cable Television

Cable ProviderCh. #Coverage
SkyCable 18 Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan
Destiny Cable 18 on Digital Metro Manila
Cablelink 17 Metro Manila
Cignal 14Nationwide
Sky Direct 42Nationwide
SatLite 25Nationwide
Other cable/satellite providersN/Acheck local listings

Radio stations

FM Stations

BrandingCallsignFrequencyPowerLocation
Eagle FM 95.5 DWDM-FM 95.5 MHz25 kW Metro Manila
92.7 BeeCool FM* DWWL-FM 92.7 mHz10 kW Canaman

AM Stations

BrandingCallsignFrequencyPower (kW)Location
Radyo Agila Manila DZEC-AM 1062 kHz40 kW Metro Manila
Radyo Agila Dagupan DWIN-AM 1080 kHz10 kW Dagupan
Radyo Agila Lucena DZEL-AM 1260 kHz5 kW Lucena
Radyo Bicolandia Naga* DZLW-AM 711 kHz5 kW Naga
Radyo Agila Cebu DYFX-AM 1305 kHz10 kW Cebu
Radyo Agila Davao DXED-AM 1224 kHz10 kW Tagum

Note: *Affliate under Peñafrancia Broadcasting Corporation

Subsidiaries

Film and Studio

Broadcast

Films and Music

  • EBC Films
  • E25 Records

Others

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References

  1. The Philippine Star (August 30, 2018). "Say hello to the young once". Philstar.com . Manila, Philippines: Philstar Global Corp. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  2. "NET 25". Media Ownership Monitor . Vera Files and Reporters without Borders. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  3. Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
  4. "Eagle Broadcasting Corporation now an accredited media outfit in US". Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  5. "Eagle Broadcasting Corporation airs its historic US election coverage "Nation Decides"". Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2018.