Channel [V] Philippines
File:ChannelV PH Logo.jpg
Launched May 1994
15 December 1999
(Citynet 27)
1 March 2009
(TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company)
1 February 2014
Owned by STAR TV and Fox Networks Group Philippines through Channel [V]
GMA Network Inc.
(December 15, 1999 – July 25, 2001)
(March 1, 2009 – 2011)
Northern Star Productions (April 2011 – July 13, 2012)
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
(February 1, 2014 – present)
Slogan V plays music
Turn On the Music
Country Philippines
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters IBC Building, Broadcast City, Capitol Hills Drive cor. Zuzuarregui Street, Barangay Matandang Balara, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Sister channel(s) Through Fox International Channels:
Channel V International
Fox Philippines
Star World Philippines
Fox Filipino
Fox Sports
Fox Movies Philippines
Fox Family Movies
Through IBC:
Cinema Movie
DMZ Channel
DZTV TeleTrese
Kiddie TV
Secarats TV
Toon TV
Cignal Channel 150
G Sat Channel 124
Global Cable Channel 93
SkyCable Channel 69 (Digital)
Destiny Cable Channel 46 (Analog)
Channel 69 (Digital)
Cable Star Iloilo
Iloilo and Rizal
Channel 71
SPC-New World Cable TV
San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Channel 54
Parasat Cable TV
Cagayan De Oro City
Channel 37
Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Channel 49
Metro Manila
Channel TBA
PLDT My DSL (Watchpad) Channel 1003

Channel [V] Philippines is a 24-hour Filipino music-entertainment cable television network owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels Philippines in partnership with Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation as the network provider and sequestered media network to collaborate on local productions, events, marketing and advertising sales.

The channel will target the 15-40 age bracket and youth audiences with music videos as its primary content, a strategy reminiscent of the early days of MTV. Since 2015, Channel [V] Philippines unveil the annual Channel [V] Philippine Music Awards for the most influential personalities in the Philippine music industry.


Debut on UHF 23Edit

Channel [V] was first launched in 1994 in the Philippines, as MTV Asia made the decision to split from STAR TV and form its own satellite TV channel in Asia. It began airing on UHF Channel 23, licensed to Ermita Electronics Corporation, as the Philippines' first UHF TV station fully devoted to re-broadcasting a foreign satellite channel after MTV Asia was started as a music channel in 1992. It was started as the "Next Generation of Music" until it relaunched as Channel [V]. (During that time, the actual feed was Channel V Chinese on AsiaSat 1 while the Asian/Indian counterparts were on AsiaSat 2 and Palapa C2, respectively.)

Channel [V] in the Philippines aired only a few of the English-language shows like The Ride, Over The Edge, By Demand, and Sigaw Manila (with Filipino artists, locally produced) but aired several of their Mandarin Chinese or Indian counterparts.

In 1995, the station launched the first ever Channel V Philippines VJ Hunt for aspiring Filipino VJs; it was won by Melanie Casul, the competition's first and last winner.

The channel left UHF 23 on July 1996, when EEC (the owner of the license) turned over to AMCARA Broadcasting Network, an ABS-CBN affiliate, creating Studio 23 (now known as ABS-CBN Sports+Action).

Citynet TelevisionEdit

August 1995Edit

Before GMA Network officially launched Citynet Television in August 1995, GMA Network signed a contract with Star TV Network to broadcast selected taped Channel [V] International TV shows from 1995 until its closure in March 1999. This programming made Trey Farley, Joey Mead, Amanda Griffin, Michael Zerrudo and the late Francis Magalona former VJ-TV hosts of part-Filipino descent, familiar to Citynet viewers. From 1998 until its closure in March 1999, Asian Top 20 Countdown was the only rebroadcast Channel [V] show.

December 1999Edit

File:Channel V Philippines 1999.jpg

On December 15, 1999, STAR TV leased the airtime of Citynet to launch Channel [V] Philippines[1] through EMC, also known as Entertainment Music Channel. Part of the strategy to localize Channel [V] was with programming produced both by Star TV and GMA through Alta Productions and Probe Productions, Inc. The marketing image was shifted from music to more live-action products. Idents from this time frame used the brackets in the name. It dimensionalized the name Channel [V], making it into an object that could then became an environment for its broadcast design and a stage for live events. Additional shifts in programming occurred at the relaunch, specifically a shift to genre-specific rather than continuous hits, with special graphics for each set. In the middle of 2001,[2] Channel V Philippines shut down due to the intense competition from MTV Philippines provided by Nation Broadcasting Corporation, a PLDT sister company, when PLDT bought a controlling stake of GMA Network. The channel was officially shut down on July 25, 2001.[3]

Channel [V] returns to the PhilippinesEdit

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Eight years later, STAR TV (in turn was directly over to Fox Networks Group) and Makisig Network/Herma Group Inc (now known as TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company) announced an agreement to expand Channel [V] in the Philippines and to launch Tagalog-language content geared toward youth audiences, with an emphasis on local VJs, Pinoy music, and local bands and artists. Makisig now included Channel [V] International in its basic tier of cable channels, expanding the reach of the channel to more than 600,000 households across the Philippines.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] The channel's program mix is 60% Hong Kong satellite feed and 40% local feed versions of the more popular programs. Local content includes local-language and Pinoy music. The channel's creative director is Jose Javier Reyes.

Makisig continued to expand the reach of Channel [V], moving it down from channel 59 to 25 on SkyCable and adding online content.[12][13][14][15][16] [17][18]

On March 26, 2011, [V] Philippines went temporarily off-the-air after its CEO, then Ilocos Sur representative Ronald Singson, was jailed in Hong Kong for possession of illegal drugs. Its international counterpart took its place temporarily until April 25, 2011, when it returned on Destiny Cable through Northern Star Productions (owned by Chavit Singson). On July 13, 2012, Channel [V] Philippines ended its final broadcast due to unknown reasons, then revert to Channel [V] Asia.

Channel [V], the music channel of IBC Edit

Prior to the return of Channel V to the Philippines, plans were discussed when Chavit Singson, the head of Channel V decided to bring back Channel V Philippines almost after a two-year hiatus since 2012. He stated that he sought to put his heart on launching Channel V back for the sake of young Filipino people and the importance of the Philippine music industry.

On January 16, 2014, it was announced that Fox Networks Group Philippines branch took over the rights on [V] Philippines branding and looking for partnership for the re-launch. Singson asked first to make amends for agreement to the sequestered TV network Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation founder and chairman Jose Avellana confirmed that IBC will be partnering Channel V to collaborate on local production, on-ground events, marketing and advertising sales. After finding a new partnership in IBC, the plan now is to localize all programming. It will focus on the local music industry, with programs aligned with IBC as the network provider, as well as a sponsor for its upcoming concerts and events and using local feed for the teaser or promos to other Fox Networks Group Philippines' channels.

Last February 1, 2014 at exactly 03:00 P.M., Channel V Philippines started its commercial operations with its first program Halo-Halo [V] with VJ RJ. Forevermore performed by David Archuleta is the first music video to be aired on Channel V Philippines.

Channel V Philippines reached its coverage to over 1.22 million Filipino households all over the country in initial broadcast.

In February 1, 2016, the network celebrated its 2nd year anniversary.

Starting December 19, 2016, Channel V Philippines will now be available for Cignal subscribers on Channel 150, instead of Channel 30. On September 1, 2017, at 9:30 in the morning, Channel [V] Asia/Philippines (Channel V Asia Including Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and MENA) will be rebranded as IBC-owned [V] by Fox with the new look of their music blocks. Back Tracks will also be known by its new name as [V] Rewind. However, the Channel [V] brand will remain in India, China, Taiwan, and Australia.

On June 4, 2018, Channel V Philippines became available on IBC Digital TV at Channel 7 (DTT). It was launched as a free trial channel together with DMZ Channel and Toon TV.

Channel [V] Philippines ProgramsEdit

Main article: List of programmes broadcast by Channel V

Channel [V] Philippines is owned by STAR TV, Fox Networks Group Philippines and Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), with the latter providing the infrastructure.

The majority of the programs of Channel V is composed primarily of music-related programming which includes programs with music video countdown for specific genre, artists, as well as music video charts programs. Channel V also shows concerts, events, and live performances. Channel V also sponsors several special events for televised purposes as well as programs related to pop culture.

Current programmingEdit

Daily showsEdit

  • 1st Seen on [V] - features music videos that premiered first on Channel [V].
  • Mellow [V] - With VJ Tricia, features mellow and love music videos and love advises from the resident VJ.
  • My [V] - With VJ Kazel, features music video requests from viewers that were send on the official website (text requests and social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
  • [V] Rewind - With VJ Anjo, features music hits from the early 60's to the early 2010s.
  • 5 in 1 - With VJ Fred, features 5 music videos from one featured artist.
  • [V] Tunes - featuring local and international music videos
  • Pinoy [V] - With VJ Kazel, features the latest and the classics of OPM music videos.
  • Pop [V] - With VJ Fred, features the latest international pop music videos on the planet (general pop and mainstream pop).
  • Rock [V] - With VJ Teejay, features rock music videos
  • Star [V] - features the top 5 favorite music videos from your favorite artists or celebrities.
  • Urban [V] - With VJ Fred, features hip-hop and R&B, rap, jazz, and soul music videos.

Chart showsEdit

  • [V] Countdown - With VJ Tricia, features the top 20 most voted and most requested local and foreign music videos in a weekly basis.
  • [V] 20 International - With VJ Anjo, features the top 20 most voted and most requested foreign music videos weekly.
  • 20 [V] Pinas - With VJ Kazel, features the top 20 most voted and most requested local music videos weekly.
  • [V] 10 Daily - With VJ Fred on Mondays, VJ Teejay and VJ Camille on Tuesdays, VJ Kazel on Wednesdays, VJ Tricia on Thursdays and VJ Anjo on Fridays, features the top 10 most voted and most requested music videos every Mondays through Fridays

Weekly showsEdit

  • Club [V] - With VJ Camille, features club, dance and EDM music videos.
  • [V] Buzz - With VJ Kazel and VJ Kenzo, features the latest weekly biz on the news on what is happening in both the local and foreign entertainment scene.
  • Mo[V] Date - features the latest weekly biz on the movies, both local and foreign. Upcoming movies, trailers, and exclusive specials from the actors and actresses are also featured here.
  • [V] Unplugged - feature a live performance format show for a wide range of artists. Hosted by Carlo Tirona, where he got to see your favorite artists perform live.
  • [V] Presents - features concerts, documentaries, exclusives, and locally produced specials.
  • [V] Backstage - behind-the-scenes shows on how your favorite artists produces music videos.
  • K-Pop [V] - With VJ Camille, features the hottest and freshest K-Pop music videos
  • [V] #Hangout - With VJ Teejay and VJ Camille, features a show for the youth that talks about the best hangout places, bars, shops, salons, restaurants, and the like. (2014-2017, 2018-present)

V Shorts/SpecialsEdit

  • #ILuv[V] - Give in to love on Channel [V] as your favorite Channel [V] VJs play your requested love songs for 24 hours on February 14 (every year) starting 12 midnight!
  • Headliner [V] - the featured artist of the month gives a 1-minute feature about themselves.
  • [V] Celebrity VJ - a guest celebrity VJ invades your favorite Channel V shows monthly.
  • [V] Premiere - upcoming music videos for the local and international acts.
  • [V] Speaks - local and/or foreign artist interview on music career and music.
  • [V] Spotlight - Channel [V] gives the spotlight to newly discovered artists or bands. Its goal is to expand the OPM music industry by endorsing newly discovered artists or bands.


  • Channel [V] Philippines Music Festival
  • Channel [V] Philippines Music Awards
  • [V] Club Nights
  • [V] Invasion Party
  • [V]amp Nights Bar Tour
  • [V] Mall Tours
  • [V] Anthem Nation
  • [V] Viewer Promo

Note: Some of the Channel V International programs also air on V Philippines with the V orange logo except from V Philippines produced programs only airs during night time, early morning and during commercials (V light blue logo).

Former programmingEdit

  • Backtrack Pinas
  • Bente Uno
  • Boys Night Out (also broadcast on Magic 89.9)
  • Circuit TV
  • Dyip Ni Juan
  • Encore
  • Filipino Poker Tour
  • Hits All You Can
  • In Command
  • The G Spot
  • PopKorn
  • Scene and Heard Philippines
  • Sound Reel
  • [V] Life
  • [V] Scene
  • [V] Trends
  • [V] Tunes Pinas
  • V'd Out
  • [V] Tunes Pinas Live



The new VJs have been introduced in this new Channel [V] format. All of them are talents of IBC.

Current hostsEdit


Celebrity VJsEdit







Channel [V] Philippines executivesEdit

  • Luis "Chavit" Singson - Owner Northern Star Production (Channel V Philippines)
  • Rommel Singson - Channel Head
  • Cora Dacong - Over All In-Charge of Production
  • Arnel Balauro - Production Manager
  • Jed Velasco - Events Head, Sales/Advertising
  • Francis Quilantang - Production Head
  • Joanna Cayanan - Head Writer
  • Kimm Hadap - Events and Marketing Coordinator
  • Kerstie Sorbito - Writer
  • Angela Realica - Marketing
  • Josh Garcia - Marketing


  • Judith Evaristo - Sales Director
  • Angelo Valenzuela - Sales Manager
  • Pam Reyes - Events and Marketing Manager
  • Arnel Balauro - Production Manager
  • Francis Quilantang - Production Head
  • Kerstie Sorbito - Writer
  • Angela Realica - Marketing Officer
  • Mary Joy Simeon-Sales and Marketing Officer

2014 at presentEdit

  • Luis "Chavit" Singson - Owner of Channel V Philippines
  • Rommel Singson - Channel Head
  • Judith Evaristo - Sales Director
  • Angelo Valenzuela - Sales Manager
  • Pam Reyes - Events and Marketing Manager
  • Arnel Balauro - Production Manager
  • Jed Velasco - Events Head, Sales/Advertising
  • Francis Quilantang - Production Head
  • Kerstie Sorbito - Writer
  • Cora Dacong - Over All In-Charge of Production
  • Angela Realica - Marketing Officer
  • Mary Joy Simeon-Sales and Marketing Officer

Channel V on other platformsEdit

  • Channel [V] magazine - a bi-monthly magazine that complements the music channel.
  • Channel [V] Philippines Music Festival - a yearly concert event launched in 2014. Today, Channel [V] Philippines Music Festival is now considered as the longest continuous annual music festival in the Philippines.
  • [V] Charts - a mobile app available in android and iOS devices.
  • Social media - Channel V's official social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are among the biggest in the country, with over six million likes on Facebook and over five million followers on Twitter.

Channel lineupEdit

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
13.01 480i 16:9 IBC IBC
13.02 INN IBC News Network
13.03 IBC Plus IBC Plus
13.04 DZTV TeleTrese DZTV TeleTrese
13.05 DMZ Channel DMZ Channel
13.06 IBC Classics IBC Classics
13.07 Channel V Philippines Channel V Philippines
13.08 Toon TV Toon TV
13.09 Secarats TV Secarats TV
13.10 240p 4:3 IBC OneSeg IBC OneSeg


  • all non-encrypted digital terrestrial TV channels broadcast within the area of the household will also be carried.
  • DZTV TeleTrese, DMZ Channel, IBC Classics, Channel V Philippines, Toon TV, and Secarats TV are encrypted and scrambled with Multi2-based encryption, because of that, thus requiring SMS activation to unscramble those channels.
  • DZTV TeleTrese, DMZ Channel, IBC Classics, Channel V Philippines, Toon TV, and Secarats TV are exclusive channels to Digital TV, a digital set-top box marketed by the network.

See alsoEdit


  1. GMA Network History – 1999 Channel V Philippines|accessdate=|date=|work=|
  2. Channel V's Philippines deal off|accessdate=|date=July 2001|work=|publisher=bNet Business Network retrieved via 02-26-2009
  3. Channel V Philippines (2000) during Citynet Channel 27 Times retrieved via 02-16-2010 courtesy of Alta Productions
  4. CHANNEL V International and Makisig Network Announce the Launch of Channel V Philippines Tagalog language content block on V International set to launch with an expanded distribution for the channel on Sky Cable retrieved via 02-26-2009
  5. CHANNEL V Expands Filipino Presence retrieved via 02-26-2009
  6. CHANNEL V International and Makisig Network Launch V Philippines retrieved via 03-02-2009
  7. Channel V to speak Tagalog; taps local partner retrieved via 02-27-2009
  8. Channel V to launch local content for the Philippines retrieve via 03-02-2009
  9. Makisig launches Channel V Philippines retrieve via 04-16-2009
  10. Channel V launch in Philippines with Local Block retrieve via 04-16-2009
  11. V Philippines on Channel V Retrieved via 05-03-2009
  12. Channel V Philippines now on SkyCable Channel 25 Retrieved via 05-01-2009
  13. Channel V on SkyCable Retrieved via 05-03-2009
  14. Localized Channel V heats up music channel competition retrieved via 04-08-2009
  15. Channel V Philippines’ grand launch set on July 25 retrieved via 07-22-2009
  16. Channel V Philippines Invasion Video Teaser retrieved via 11-29-2009
  17. V Philippines relaunch retrieved via 12-31-2009
  18. Channel V RP Relaunched retrieved via 12-29-2009
  19. Channel V Philippine Old Article: THE ISSUE OF RESPECT 2000 retrieve via 12-8-2011

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