|Type||Broadcast UHF/cable satellite Internet television network|
|Owner|| ACWS-United Broadcasting Network (1999–2000)|
Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (2000–present)
|July 27, 1999 (as UltraVision 25 owned by ACWS-United Broadcasting Network)|
April 23, 2000 (as Net 25 owned by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation)
|UltraVision 25 (1999–2000)|
Planet 25 (2000–2001)
| 1080i (HDTV)|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Language|| Filipino (main)|
Net 25 (capitalized and stylized as NET25) is a Philippine television network owned and operated by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DZEC-DTV, which is carried on UHF channel 49 on digital terrestrial TV and has carried by major cable operators in the country. The station's broadcast facilities are located at EBC Building #25 Central Ave., Barangay Culiat, New Era, Quezon City.
Net 25 reaches TV audiences on the Eastern and Pacific coasts, United States, Alaska and Hawaii and the whole of Asia including Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau (in Portuguese), Taiwan, China as well as Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Turkey, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Greece, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the entire continent of Europe & also reached in Middle East & North Africa (MENA) via OSN.
The origin of Net 25 began on July 27, 1999, under the name UltraVision 25, which was previously owned by ACWS-United Broadcasting Network. On April 23, 2000, it was bought by Iglesia ni Cristo's for-profit affiliate, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation and was rebranded as Net 25 with a multimedia exhibit dubbed "Destination: PLANET 25", coinciding with EBC's 32nd Anniversary.
In late April 2001, Net 25 was the only station airing live coverage of the Pro-Estrada Rally (also known as EDSA III) - the rally ended in a failed siege of the Malacañang Presidential Palace on May 1, 2001. Some DZEC programs such as Agila Reports, Liwanagin Natin, and Con Todos Recados, were the first to try the TeleRadyo concept, as Net 25 became known for blow-by-blow accounts of Philippine Events, such as the Elections and the State of the Nation Addresses.
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 state-of-the-art 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.
Net 25 upgrades into its new look on Saturday January 4, 2014, in time for INC's 100th Centennial anniversary. Livestreaming features of Net 25 (and its radio station DZEC) returned on January 2, 2014, after a 5-year hiatus.
On July 27, 2014, Net 25 was the official broadcaster to cover the Iglesia ni Cristo's 100th Centennial anniversary held in the Philippine Arena, Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan.
In late-July 2015, due to the onslaught of the INC leadership scandals, Net 25 was relaunched with the slogan I Am One With 25 (a secularly-altered version of the code for the INC's Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo, I Am One With EVM), for a new slogan of the network in line with its new programming thrusts through its support of the INC's Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo.
On August 29, 2015, Net 25 suspended its weekend programming in order to give way for continuing coverage of Iglesia ni Cristo protests. Weng De La Fuente anchored the special Eagle News Update all morning while Nelson Lubao anchored in the afternoon, serving as a lead-up to a special edition of Mata ng Agila. Coverage continued the following day, with Eagle News Special Coverage, anchored by Nelson Lubao, Atty. Rodante Marcoleta and Alma Angeles. Gen Subardiaga and Atty. Rodante Marcoleta anchored the August 31 edition which led to the conclusion of the event just before 9:00 am.
On May 6, 2018, Net 25 was an official TV network to cover the INC's Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty which was held in Manila, Philippines.
On March 23, 2020, Net 25, as an emergency measure, extends, at the cost of certain programs, the airing times of Agila Balita, Agila Probinsya, the midday Agila Pilipinas and the primetime Mata ng Agila as well as the Filipino and English language editions of Eagle News International.
On October 4, 2020, Net 25 relaunched its new logo with the "Net 25" 2014 wordmark was retained, it was changed into Gold and the golden Philippine Eagle on the top, at the same time, Net 25 introduced its new programs such as Tagisan ng Galing, Happy Time, Kesayasaya , EBC Music: #EnjoyMusicBeyondTheCrisis and many more.
Net 25 with the help of GEMNET, had the first digital and full HD coverage of the 2010 Philippine elections via the ISDB-T system through their sister station's frequency, Channel 49. It also offered real-time election results from via datacasting. However, the coverage is only available in some areas in the Philippines.Test digital broadcasts are still being done by the station by simulcasting their evening news program, Mata ng Agila through Channel 49.
From September 7, 2017, in time for its 8th year since INC's Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo entered office, INCTV was granted a "special authority" from the National Telecommunications Commission to moved its analog feed from UHF Channel 49 to UHF Channel 48 to allow the Net 25 and INCTV channel to simulcast digitally in full-time, which began two days earlier (September 5). The shift was arranged for the station until its management announce its intention to permanently shut down analog broadcasts and go digital-only.
In October 2018, Net 25 shut down its analog signal temporarily.
With its initial partnership with ZDTV (later known as TechTV in 2001), Net 25 has become a television station devoted to information technology. It carries programs like Call for Help , Fresh Gear , Extended Play , NET Café, Next Step, Computer Chronicle and Audio File. Its station-produced program Convergence is the consistent No. 1 IT show in the Philippines.
Net 25 also shows religious programs of the Iglesia ni Cristo, such as Ang Tamang Daan and Ang Mga Nagsialis sa Samahang Ang Dating Daan which rebukes and debates claims made towards the Iglesia ni Cristo by UNTV-37 TV programs Ang Dating Daan and Itanong Mo Kay Soriano hosted by Eliseo Soriano of the religious group Ang Dating Daan. Currently Net 25 airs all INC programs under the unofficial INC-TV on Net 25 block.
Net 25 also features shows from DW-TV Germany, NHK World.
In November 2011, together with the change of slogan to Dito na 'ko! (I'm here!), Net 25 created two new departments, Eagle News Service (headed by Nelson Lubao) and Edutainment TV (headed by Elson Montalbo).
The Southeast Foundation for Children's Television awarded NET 25's Ocean Girl a special citation called the ANAK TV Seal. It is an award of good housekeeping that is bestowed on TV programs deemed by the public as worthy of support by Filipino families and of patronage by education, business and religious sectors.
Competing with the all largest TV networks, namely, ABS-CBN, TV5, GMA and other with eight awards each, NET 25 was awarded with seven awards of the ANAK TV Seal in 2002. The winning TV shows are Zoboomafoo , Pilot Guides , Convergence, Our House , Ocean Girl , The New Yankee Workshop , and House Calls .
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|Division of||Eagle Broadcasting Corporation|
|Headquarters||EBC Building, #9 Central Ave. New Era, Quezon City, Philippines|
|Slogan||We Live in Interesting Times|
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