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IBC News Network
Type

Broadcast television network

Branding IBC News Network
Country Philippines
First air date July 2, 2012; 5 years ago
Availability National
Slogan Basta't Mga Balita, Basta't INN
(News, Public Service and Sports)
TV stations List of stations
Headquarters Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City
Owner Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Area served Worldwide
Key people

Jose Avellana (Chairman, IBC)
Boots Anson-Roa (President and CEO, IBC)
Manolito "Lito" Ocampo-Cruz (EVP, IBC)
Mayet Camacho (Current Affairs Director and
Managing Director, IBC and INN)

Launch date July 2, 2012; 5 years ago (terrestrial)
October 2012 (international)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Sister network IBC
DZTV TeleTrese
Official website http://news.ibc.com.ph/inn
Language Filipino (main)
English (secondary)
INN International
Launched October 2, 2012
Network Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Owned by IBC International
IBC Global Ltd.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Basta't Mga Balita, Basta't INN
(News, Public Service and Sports)
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
English
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City
Sister channel(s) Global IBC
Website GlobalIBC.com.ph

IBC News Network, commonly known as INN, is a commercial broadcast television network in the Philippines. It is owned and operated by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC). The majority of its programs are produced and developed by IBC News and Current Affairs and IBC Sports. IBC News Network is being broadcast terresrially through DWTV-TV, (UHF Channel 45) which is carried on Channel 32 in Baguio, Channel 46 in Iloilo and Channel 37 in Cebu and Davao, as well as a digital subchannel on Channel 13.3 in Metro Manila.

It started broadcasting on July 2, 2012, as an all-news channel, with simulcasts from DZTV Radyo Budyong 1385, the station's newscast from IBC News, and sports coverages. Its main broadcast facilities is located at Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City. It was the country's first and only 24-hour news channel on free-to-air TV and the first 24-hour Filipino language news channel until January 4, 2014. The network is owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation. It currently operates from 4:00AM to 1:00AM on Monday to Friday and 6:00PM to 1:00AM on Saturday and Sunday.

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.

The programs line-up of IBC News Network (INN) also including news programs, news analysis, news talk radio, documentary talk shows and sports news with special focus on current affairs, entertainment well as other programs news-sports related programs.

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 launch 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. 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 37 in 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.

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.

Since January 2014, IBC News Network removed its 24-hour broadcasting activities due to cost-cutting measures by the management as well as NTC's rules and regulations for affiliated free-to-air TV stations.

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]

Since April 16, 2018, IBC News Network moved from IBC Digital TV Channel 3 to Channel 5.

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 news, 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. In case of developing stories, sudden breaking news or even important or scheduled live coverage, INN pre-empts its regularly scheduled programming to give way for the developing news stories and/or coverage as it happens. Regular scheduled programs resume once the coverage of an important event has ended.

News anchorsEdit

Main article: List of INN anchors

InternationalEdit

It was announced in early 2012 that it would launch an international channel to support IBC News Network’s local presence. In October 2011, IBC International will oversee the operation of INN International. The news channel will be primarily accessible to viewers in the United States, Australia, Middle East, South Korea, Taiwan and some parts in Europe and North America.

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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