|Launched||June 6, 2011; 6 years ago|
|Owned by||Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation|
IBC Global Ltd.
|Picture format||480i/576i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||Pinoy Ang Dating|
|Headquarters||Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City|
|Sister channel(s)||INN International|
|Channel 610 (SD)|
Global IBC (officially abbreviated as GIBC) is a global subscription television network owned and operated by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation through IBC Global Ltd. Global IBC is available globally on direct-to-home satellite, cable, IPTV, online streaming and Dish Network's over-the-top streaming subsidiary Sling TV, video on demand and on other over-the-top content platforms. Global IBC is targeted to Filipino expatriates and their families.
The global brand of premium television network Global IBC is available available in Guam, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, Hawaii, America, Africa, Italy, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Asia, Australia, Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, California, West Cost of USA, North America, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, India, Macau, Vietnam, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Alaska, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, San Francisco and the United States on DirecTV and Dish Network and is targeted to Filipino expatriates and their families. Global IBC was launched on June 6, 2011 becoming the world's first trans-Pacific Asian broadcaster.
Its programming is composed primarily of imported programs from the IBC network, a national television network in the Philippines. Today, Global IBC has over 2 million subscribers worldwide most of which are in United States, Middle East, Europe, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Thailand and Japan.
On June 6, 2011, Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation through its newly established subsidiary IBC International with the launch of Global IBC began a 24 hour uplink and signed a historic deal with the Dish Network and DirectTV, one of the leading DTH providers in the United States to bring the first trans-Pacific Asian programming service to some two million Filipino immigrants in the United States using the then-newly launched PAS 2 satellite. DirecTV has the exclusive right to distribute the GlobalIBC package on its DTH platform. DirecTV will pay license fees to IBC and to IBC International. Plus, the internet television service GlobalIBC.com.ph, a video streaming website was launched.
The first headquarters of Global IBC was built in a garage in United Siates with 13 employees doing all the tasks from managing the phones, the computers, and the like. By September, Global IBC has grown to 230,000 subscribers in the United States.
In October 2012, IBC Direct! was launched, an independently operated direct-to-home television service that incorporates the UHF news network IBC News Network, and the three radio channels DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386 and 89 DMZ.
Main article: List of programs broadcast by Global IBC
The programming of Global IBC consists mostly of imports from IBC, a government-sequestered national television network including the PBA and NBA games. Programming ranging from news, documentaries, public service, reality shows, soap operas, teleseryes, fantasy, talk shows, sitcoms, gag shows, live events, and other formats and genres are shown on Global IBC in a slightly delayed basis and are synchronized automatically depending on the location of the broadcast.
Global IBC Video On Demand is an IPTV service distributed around the world under the brand of Global IBC. To avail of the service, users must acquire the Global IBC IPTV set-top box, connect the box to a TV set (HDMI for HDTVs, composite for SDTVs) and broadband internet through WiFi or Ethernet (requires 2 Mbps minimum speed), and subscribe to monthly subscription. The channel line up will depend on the subscription package availed and may include the live-streaming of TV channel Global IBC, the international feed of IBC News Network, two radio channels DZTV Radyo Budyong and Danze Music Zone (Manila station), and an in-house interactive Karaoke channel. Aside from the live-streaming of IBC channels, the service also includes a video on demand feature that allow users to watch, pause, rewind, fast-forward select programs of the channels anytime for a period of one month and in high-definition format (for select programs and internet speed). The service also offers a wide selection of fresh movies from the Philippines and other pay per view contents like concerts and sporting events also in high-definition format.
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