Inquirer Group of Companies

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Inquirer Group of Companies
Type Private
Industry Mass media
Founded1985
Headquarters Makati, Philippines
Key people
Marixi Rufino-Prieto (chairperson)
Services Print publication, Digital media, Broadcasting
OwnerPinnacle Printers Corporation (68.9%)
Excel Pacific Holding Corporation (25%)
Mercedes Rufino-Prieto (6.1%)
Website inquirer.com.ph

Inquirer Holdings Incorporated (also known as the Inquirer Group of Companies) is a mass media conglomerate based in Makati, Philippines with the Philippine Daily Inquirer as its flagship brand. The company is majority-owned by Pinnacle Printers Corporation, the holding investment arm of the Rufino-Prieto matriarch. [1]

Contents

List of properties owned by the Inquirer Group

Newspapers

Magazines

Hinge Inquirer Publications (HIP), formerly Hinge Media Inc. (HMI), was established in 2003.

Inquirer.net

Inquirer Interactive Inc., better known as Inquirer.net, is the official website of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. It provides comprehensive coverage of both local and international news throughout the site's channels: News, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Technology, Business, Global Nation, and its recently relaunched Sports channel, which includes the official homepage of the Philippine Basketball Association. [2] [3]

Broadcasting

Trans-Radio Broadcasting Corporation
Type Subsidiary
Country
Founded1971
by Emilio Tuason
TV stations Inquirer 990 Television
Radio stations DZIQ 990
Headquarters Makati
Broadcast area
Mega Manila, surrounding areas
OwnerJCMWell Radio Holdings Corporation
ParentInquirer Group of Companies
Key people
Paolo Rufino Prieto (president)
Official website
radyo.inquirer.net

Trans-Radio Broadcasting Corporation is a radio company based in Makati. Founded in 1971 by Emilio Tuason, TRBC is the broadcasting arm of the Inquirer Group.

Radyo Inquirer (DZIQ 990 kHz Manila) is the radio station of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, with its broadcast team semi-independent of the main paper editorial team as it is mostly composed of career radio people. Its first terrestrial test broadcast on radio was on August 16, 2010 with Inquirer columnist Ramon Tulfo and broadcasting veteran Jay Sonza headlining the list of broadcasters for the new station.

Inquirer 990 Television is a teleradyo-formatted news channel of the Philippine Daily Inquirer currently broadcasting on digital terrestrial television. Programs from the main radio feed are simultaneously aired on the television channel. Inquirer 990 TV is also airing TV programs simulcast on the radio feed such as "Arlyn Dela Cruz Reports", "Radyo Inquirer 990 Special Report" and "Raw Talk".

Trans Radio used to have an FM station DWRT-FM 99.5 in Manila as 99.5 RT From its launch in 1976 until 1996, and DYIO 101.1 in Cebu as Y101 from 1980 to the early 1990s.

In December 2020, it was announced by the Inquirer Group that Radyo Inquirer will be transitioned into a digital news site. DZIQ went off-air in March 2020 and its television counterpart was shut down on December 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Inquirer's loss of revenues caused by the lockdown.

Megamobile

Founded in 2005, Megamobile is the online, mobile and outdoor solutions company of the Inquirer Group. Among its services are mobile application development, digital advertising, mobile value-added service and voice service.

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References

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  3. "PBA, INQUIRER.net renew partnership | Inquirer Sports". Sports.inquirer.net. 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2014-05-18.