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|Founded||August 31, 1987 (radio broadcasting)|
July 16, 2001 (television broadcasting)
|Headquarters||Unit 4002 Summit One Tower, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong|
|Alfredo Henares (Chairman/President)|
Hilarion Henares (Chairman Emeritus)
Joselito Pedero (Vice Chairman)
Manuelito Luzon (EVP)
|Products||Wish 1075 |
|Parent||Alfredo "Atom" L. Henares (70% as of 2015)|
|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%).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. PBC derives most of its income by selling airtime to blocktimers.
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),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).
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It was granted a 25-year legislative franchise on November 19, 1991 under Republic Act (R.A.) 7163to 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 was approved to amend its franchise extending its operations throughout the Philippines. On August 24, 2015, House Bill No. 5940 was approved by the House of Representatives and by the Senate of the Philippines on January 18, 2016 to extend PBC's franchise. 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.
|Type||Broadcast FM radio network|
|Slogan||Wishers, keep on wishing!|
|Owner||Progressive Broadcasting Corporation|
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.
|Type||Broadcast UHF cable satellite Internet television network|
|Founded||July 2001 |
by Alfredo L. Henares
|Slogan||Your Public Service Channel|
|TV stations||List of TV stations|
|Headquarters||La Verdad Christian College (LVCC) Building, Bagong Barrio, EDSA Caloocan|
|Owner||Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)|
|Alfredo "Atom" L. Henares (Chairman, President of PBC)|
Daniel Razon (Chairman, CEO of BMPI)
|1999 as NUTV|
2001 as UNTV
|UNTV (2004-2015) |
UNTV Life (2015-2016)
| NTSC 480i (4:3 SDTV) |
16:9 1080p (HDTV)
(downscaled to 720p locally in some markets)
|Language|| English |
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
As of June 2016:
|Branding||Callsign||Ch. #||Power (kW)||Station Type||Location|
|UNTV 37 Manila||DWAO-TV||TV-37||30 kW||Originating||Metro Manila|
|UNTV 39 Cebu||DYNU-TV||TV-39||10 kW||Relay||Cebu|
|Branding||Callsign||Ch. #||Frequency||Power||Area of Coverage|
|UNTV Manila||DWAO-TV||38||617.143 MHz||1 kW||Metro Manila|
|Branding||Callsign||Ch. #||Power (kW)||Station Type||Location|
|UNTV 37 Palawan||DZAO-TV||TV-37||60 kW||Relay||Palawan|
|UNTV 28 Tarlac||DZXT-TV||TV-28||1 kW||Relay||Tarlac|
|UNTV 50 Naga||DZTR-TV||TV-50||5 kW||Relay||Naga|
|UNTV 42 Iloilo||DYNY-TV||TV-42||5 kW||Relay||Iloilo|
|UNTV 28 Bacolod||DYNA-TV||TV-28||10 kW||Relay||San Carlos City (Negros)|
|UNTV 39 Tacloban||DYNV-TV||TV-39||5 kW||Relay||Tacloban|
|UNTV 41 Cagayan de Oro||DXNY-TV||TV-41||10 kW||Relay||Cagayan De Oro|
|UNTV 51 Davao||DXNU-TV||TV-51||10 kW||Relay||Davao|
|UNTV 48 General Santos||DXNV-TV||TV-48||5 kW||Relay||General Santos|
|Wish 107.5||DWNU||107.5 MHz||30 kW||Metro Manila|
|107.9 Win Radio Iloilo||DYNY||107.9 MHz||10 kW||Iloilo|
|107.5 Win Radio Cebu||DYNU||107.5 MHz||20 kW||Cebu|
|107.9 Win Radio Cagayan De Oro||DXNY||107.9 MHz||10 kW||Cagayan De Oro|
|107.5 Win Radio Davao||DXNU||107.5 MHz||20 kW||Davao|
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