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The IBC News Network (INN)
Launched July 2, 2012
Owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Kung saan Maaksyon, Basta't INN
(News, Public Service, Business and Sports)
Country Philippines
Language English
Filipino
Broadcast area Philippines
Sister channel(s) IBC
DZTV TeleTrese
Danze TV
Toon TV
Kiddie TV
Official website http://news.ibc.com.ph/inn

The IBC News Network (officially abbreviated as INN) is a 24-hour news network aimed to Filipino audience. It is the country's first and only 24-hour television news network, and the country's Filipino language news network. The network is owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation. Most of its programming are produced by IBC News and Current Affairs.

It was first launched on SkyCable channel 109 and made available to other cable television providers throughout the country. It is also available in United States on Dish Network. It was announced in July 9, 2012 that it would relaunch an international channel to support INN’s local presence. In July 2011, Pilipinas Global Network Ltd. will oversee the operation of INN International. The news channel will be primarily accessible to viewers in the Middle East, North Africa and some parts in Europe and North America.

HistoryEdit

The initial test broadcast on new call sign through its flagship UHF station is DWTV-TV Channel 45 on June 30, 2012 for two days. Then, the government-owned sequestered TV network IBC and in partnership of blocktimer with Viva Entertainment on Channel 13 announced plans to relaunch the 24-hour news channel. On July 2, 2012, new name as IBC News Network or INN started its commercial broadcast which offering the latest in local and global news, public service, sports, weather updates and entertainment news, in the same competitors of ABS-CBN News Channel and GMA News TV. It carries newscast, news analysis, news talk radio, documentary talk shows, sports news and entertainment news with special focus on Philippine current affairs. IBC News Network is available in most parts of the Philippines via its relay and affiliate stations, as well as cable, satellite and Internet.

INN was the brainchild of Lito Ocampo Cruz who envisioned a television network that would become the primary source of news and information for Filipinos.

It is free-to-air for all viewers in Metropolitan Manila through local UHF channel 45 and UHF channel 39 for Cebu and Davao. It started broadcasting on July 2, 2012. IBC News Network studios are located at Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City while its television transmitter is located at Coca-Cola Plant, Roosevelt Ave., San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City. INN becomes the Philippines' highest-rating news channel, beating the partnership with BBC World News, CNBC Asia and Fox News Channel.

On July 18, 2013, INN announced a partnership with Yahoo!, which saw the introduction of an Yahoo! portal featuring content from INN (which will remain separate from the main IBC News website), and would also allow INN content to be featured on Yahoo! News Philippines to be an INN correspondent. The partnership marks Yahoo's first partnership with a television news outlet outside of the United States, where Yahoo! has established a similar content partnership with ABC News.

INN, together with IBC, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Asian Television Content Corporation under Engr. Reynaldo Sanchez as the major blocktimer of the station. ATC @ IBC primetime block with newest programs premiered last June 2, 2014 on IBC News Network. On August 31, 2014, programs under the ATC @ IBC 13 block suddenly no longer aired on IBC News Network, possibly due to poor ratings and lack of advertisers' support.[1][2][3]

ProgrammingEdit

Main article: List of programs shown on the IBC News Network

The programming of IBC News Network is focused primarily on news, public service, government and politcs with weather updates, sports, entertainment news  informative and religious programs as secondary contents. It also airing news programs of IBC and the special coverage from the government such as SONA, the election coverage Hatol ng Bayan and many more from PTV.

News anchorsEdit

Main article: List of INN anchors

Affiliate and relay stationsEdit

Main article: IBC News Network stations

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. IBC New Shows | publisher=YouTube | date=March 28, 2014 | accessdate=April 24, 2014
  2. Asian Television Content Phl Corp. launches top-notch TV programs | publisher=Philippine Star | date=June 1, 2014 | accessdate=June 1, 2014
  3. [1]

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