Progressive Broadcasting Corporation

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Progressive Broadcasting Corporation
Type Private
Industry Mass media
FoundedAugust 31, 1987 (radio broadcasting)
July 16, 2001 (television broadcasting)
HeadquartersUnit 4002 Summit One Tower, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Alfredo Henares (Chairman/President)
Hilarion Henares (Chairman Emeritus)
Joselito Pedero (Vice Chairman)
Manuelito Luzon (EVP)
ProductsWish 1075
UNTV
Parent Alfredo "Atom" L. Henares (70% as of 2015)
Divisions untvweb.com
Subsidiaries Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (content provider for FM radio and television)

Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is a Philippine radio and television network owned by businessman Alfredo L. Henares with 70% equity share together with Joselito N. Pedero (15.3%) and Dennis T. Villareal (14.5%). [1] The company was registered in the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 6, 1986. Its studios are located at Unit 4002 Summit One Tower, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong. [2] PBC derives most of its income by selling airtime to blocktimers.

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PBC's flagship UHF TV station in Mega Manila, UNTV Channel 37 (now UNTV News and Rescue) is operated and maintained by its content provider Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, Inc. (BMPI), [3] led by veteran broadcaster and TV host "Kuya" Daniel Razon. PBC is also known for its FM station DWNU (Wish 107.5) in Mega Manila, it formerly aired NU 107 (until 2010) and Win Radio (until 2014, moved to DWKY 91.5 FM).

History

Legislative Franchise

It was granted a 25-year legislative franchise on November 19, 1991 under Republic Act (R.A.) 7163 [4] to construct, install, operate and maintain commercial radio and TV broadcasting stations in Metro Manila, Region I, Region VI and Region VII signed by Philippine President Corazon C. Aquino. On September 23, 1995, R.A. 8162 [5] was approved to amend its franchise extending its operations throughout the Philippines. On August 24, 2015, House Bill No. 5940 [6] was approved by the House of Representatives and by the Senate of the Philippines on January 18, 2016 to extend PBC's franchise. [7] On May 18, 2016, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act No. 10820 which renewed PBC's license for another 25 years. The law grants PBC a franchise to construct, install, operate, and maintain, for commercial purposes, radio broadcasting stations and television stations, including digital television system, with the corresponding facilities such as relay stations, throughout the Philippines. [8]

Radio

Wish FM
TypeBroadcast FM radio network
Country
AvailabilityMega Manila
FoundedAugust 2014
Slogan Wishers, keep on wishing!
OwnerProgressive Broadcasting Corporation
Official website
www.wish1075.com

On August 31, 1987, an unknown radio station started broadcasting at the frequency of 107.5 on the FM band. Playing what was then known as new wave, the station aired for a month, no call letters, no jocks. When they finally announced "This is dwNU, if you're listening, please call..." After mentioning the phone number on air, the phone rang constantly for three hours.

DWNU 107.5 FM was the brainchild of banker/businessman Atom Henares, and radio veteran Mike Pedero. Born out of the need to come up with a product that would set the standard for good taste in music amongst the youths, NU 107 blasted the airwaves with rock, music that is "dynamic, young, passionate, creative, and always ready to renew itself."

On November 7, 2010, NU 107 made its final broadcast and it was rebranded as 107.5 Win Radio with a Hot AC (masa) format on November 9, 2010. Win Radio transferred to 91.5 FM and currently managed by Zimzam Management Corporation led by Manuelito "Manny" Luzon.

In 2014, UNTV-BMPI became the content provider for 107.5 FM. The newest station held a soft launching during UNTV's 10th anniversary concert held at the World Trade Center on June 26, 2014. The station was later on rebranded as 107.5 Wish FM. Formal launching was launched on August 10, 2014 at the World Trade Center. Meanwhile, PBC's Cebu, Davao and Iloilo FM stations retained the Win Radio brand.

Television

UNTV
Type Broadcast UHF cable satellite Internet television network
Country
AvailabilityNational/ International
FoundedJuly 2001
by Alfredo L. Henares
Slogan Your Public Service Channel
TV stations List of TV stations
HeadquartersLa Verdad Christian College (LVCC) Building, Bagong Barrio, EDSA Caloocan
OwnerProgressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)
Key people
Alfredo "Atom" L. Henares (Chairman, President of PBC)
Daniel Razon (Chairman, CEO of BMPI)
Launch date
1999 as NUTV
2001 as UNTV
Former names
UNTV (2004-2015)
UNTV Life (2015-2016)
Picture format
NTSC 480i (4:3 SDTV)
16:9 1080p (HDTV)
(downscaled to 720p locally in some markets)
Official website
untvweb.com
Language English
Filipino

In July 2001, PBC ventured to UHF television through UNTV 37. UNTV started on May 2002 as a television counterpart to NU 107, airing rock-related music videos. In its early years, UNTV gained viewers' attention through the program Strangebrew, a.k.a. Ang show na may tama. In 2004, the station started airing religious content from Ang Dating Daan, a former blocktimer in SBN 21. UNTV also began airing contents from Tapatan, Inc. led by veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza. UNTV gradually reduced and eventually stopped airing rock music videos. Since then, it became a 24/7 television station, airing not only religious programs, but also news and information content. In 2007, Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, Inc. or BMPI led by veteran broadcaster Daniel Razon rebranded the station as public service channel.

The transformation from its original incarnation became more distinct after a change in the pronunciation of the station's name to you-en-tee-vee or "you-en" television instead of un-tee-vee

Stations

As of June 2016: [9]

UNTV stations

Analog

BrandingCallsignCh. #Power (kW)Station TypeLocation
UNTV 37 Manila DWAO-TV TV-3730 kWOriginating Metro Manila
UNTV 39 Cebu DYNU-TV TV-3910 kWRelay Cebu

Digital

BrandingCallsignCh. #FrequencyPowerArea of Coverage
UNTV Manila DWAO-TV 38617.143 MHz1 kW Metro Manila

Inactive Television Stations

BrandingCallsignCh. #Power (kW)Station TypeLocation
UNTV 37 PalawanDZAO-TVTV-3760 kWRelay Palawan
UNTV 28 TarlacDZXT-TVTV-281 kWRelay Tarlac
UNTV 50 NagaDZTR-TVTV-505 kWRelay Naga
UNTV 42 Iloilo DYNY-TV TV-425 kWRelay Iloilo
UNTV 28 BacolodDYNA-TVTV-2810 kWRelay San Carlos City (Negros)
UNTV 39 TaclobanDYNV-TVTV-395 kWRelay Tacloban
UNTV 41 Cagayan de Oro DXNY-TV TV-4110 kWRelay Cagayan De Oro
UNTV 51 Davao DXNU-TV TV-5110 kWRelay Davao
UNTV 48 General SantosDXNV-TVTV-485 kWRelay General Santos

FM stations

BrandingCallsignFrequencyPower (kW)Coverage
Wish 107.5 DWNU 107.5 MHz30 kW Metro Manila
107.9 Win Radio Iloilo DYNY 107.9 MHz10 kW Iloilo
107.5 Win Radio Cebu DYNU 107.5 MHz20 kW Cebu
107.9 Win Radio Cagayan De Oro DXNY 107.9 MHz10 kW Cagayan De Oro
107.5 Win Radio Davao DXNU 107.5 MHz20 kW Davao

Television

UNTV

PBC's flagship television network is UNTV, also known as UNTV News and Rescue). It was launched in July 2001 with various rebranding since then. UNTV is referred to as the “Kasangbahay Network” in reference to a Biblical passage about God's household. Its studios are located at the La Verdad Christian College Building, Bagong Barrio, EDSA Caloocan. Its future headquarters in Quezon City, the UNTV Broadcast Center, is currently under construction. In 2015, UNTV started testing ISDB-T, the approved digital terrestrial television (DTT) standard in the Philippines and is only available in Mega Manila.

UNTV Subchannels

UNTV's Social TV (STV) is a digital television subchannel with contents coming from social media creators and contributors. In 2020, it was replaced by the same video feed from UNTV News and Rescue at 1080p quality. Another UNTV digital television subchannel is Ang Dating Daan Television (ADDTV) which airs religious programs by Members Church of God International. It was later on rebranded as Truth Channel.

Radio

DWNU-FM, also known as Wish 1075, is the flagship FM radio station of PBC. It airs music and features programs provided by Breakthrough and Milestones Production International, Inc. as content provider. Meanwhile, its provincial stations are operated by Manny Luzon's One Radio Management, under the Win Radio branding.

See also

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