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Global IBC
Launched June 6, 2011
Owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Pilipinas Global Network, Ltd.
IBC Global Ltd.
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Slogan Pinoy Ang Dating!
Country Philippines
Language Filipnio
English
Broadcast area Worldwide
Website Official Website
Availability
Satellite
OSN

Middle East

Channel 163
Dish Network

United States

Channel 9969
DirecTV

United States

Channel 2013
Indovision

United States

Channel 50
Shaw Cable

Canada

Channel 513
Astro

Malaysia

Channel 610 (SD)
Cable
MCV Broadband

Guam

Channel 374
StarHub TV

Singapore

Channel 313

Global IBC (officially abbreviated as GIBC) is a global subscription television channel owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation through IBC Global Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary in partnership with Pilipinas Global Network Ltd. The channel offers a variety mix of programming, including classic original programming from IBC as well as Filipino programming and sports programming in the country. 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.

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, The Filipino Channel has over 3 million subscribers worldwide most of which are in United States, Middle East, Europe, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Thailand and Japan. Today, Global IBC has over two million subscribers worldwide accounting to over the 13 million viewership.

HistoryEdit

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 Global package on its DTH platform. DirecTV will pay license fees to IBC and to IBC International.

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, 89 DMZ and Wave 91.5.

DescriptionEdit

A Filipino-language channel Global IBC offers a variety of programming including catholic and children's programming as well as well-loved comedies, dramas and soap operas. Get your share of the best of what the children can offer with Global IBC. Global IBC is the destination for those that miss the Philippines, be up to date with all that’s hip, new and hot with its strong and credible news and current affairs programs, while savoring the country’s delectable cuisine, unique and fabulous destinations and music videos from the hottest artists of the past and present. Come home to the very best in Philippine television with its well-loved classic comedy and drama series, as well as its entertaining musicals and variety shows featuring your favorite singers and the stars of the big and small screen.

OverviewEdit

Global IBC has grown to 130,000 subscribers in the United States. In 2012, Direct Kapinoy was launched, an independently operated direct-to-home service that incorporates the radio channels are DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386, 89 DMZ and Wave 91.5. with its affiliation agreement with DirecTV, one of the leading DTH provider in the United States. Under the deal, DirecTV has the right to distribute the Global IBC package on its DTH platform pay license fees to IBC and to IBC International with the largest direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television company in the US, to telecast Kapinoy programs in America.

ProgrammingEdit

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 NBA and PBA 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.

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