Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)
Type Public
Industry Mass media
Predecessor(s) Inter-Island Broadcasting
Corporation (1960–1975)

March 1, 1960; 58 years ago
(as Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation)
February 1, 1975; 43 years ago
(as Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation)

Founder(s) Dick Baldwin
Andrés Soriano, Sr.
Roberto Benedicto
Area served Worldwide
Headquarters Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Old Balara,
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Key people Jose Avellana (Chairman)
Boots Anson-Roa (President and CEO)
Manolito "Lito" Ocampo-Cruz, (EVP)
Dave Fugoso (Finance Manager/CFO)
Board of Directors
Jaime Alanis
Diosdado Marasigan
Ernesto Maipid, Jr.
Jose Raphael Hernandez
Lauro Viscondo
Alturo Alejandrino

IBC News Network
DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386
89 DMZ
Global IBC
DZTV TeleTrese
Toon TV
Pinoy Extreme
Channel V Philippines
Kiddie TV
Cinema Movie

Services broadcast radio and television,
cable television, TV production,
news, entertainment, licensing,
direct-to-home satellite,
merchandising, pay per view,
telecommunications, websites,
film distrubiton, sports
Revenue 13.685 billion (FY 2016)
Operating income ₱5.663 billion (FY 2016)
Net income ₱3.613 billion (FY 2016)
Total assets ₱12.558 billion (FY 2016)
Total equity ₱5.355 billion (FY 2016)
Owner(s) Government of the Philippines
(Presidential Communications
Operations Office

IBC Holdings Corporation
Public stock
Employees 2.500 (FY 2016)
Parent Presidential Communications Group
IBC Holdings Corporation
Divisions IBC Interactive
IBC Entertainment Group
IBC News and Current Affairs
IBC Sports
IBC Digital
IBC Talent Center
Secarats Talent Management Services
IBC Regional
IBC Mobile
IBC Lingkod Kapinoy Foundation
IBC Records
IBC Films
IBC International
IBC Publishing
IBC Licensing
IBC Talent Center
Subsidiaries List of subsidiaries

Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) is a Filipino media conglomerate and the country's largest media and entertainment company of the Government Communications Group headed by the Press Secretary and the country's largest media company. The corporation was formed by the Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation owned by Andrés Soriano, Sr. and Dick Baldwin and the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation owned by Roberto Benedicto. Founded in March 1, 1960 by Andres Soriano and Dick Baldwin as Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation (Inter-Islands TV-13) thru the tri-media conglomerate of RMN-IBC-Philippine Herald, it was incorporated as the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation on February 1, 1975 owned by Roberto Benedicto from the Benedicto Group of Companies.

The station's studios, offices, satellite and headquarters are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter is located at the front of the Coca Cola sales office, San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. It is one of three government-owned and controlled television stations, along with Radio Philippines Network. Its flagship TV station IBC is the leading #3 station in the country among the other networks while the AM station DZTV-AM is the news and public service on AM band, the flagship FM station 89 DMZ is the nation's #1 dance music radio station in Mega Manila, and several key cities.

The group owns and operates the two national television networks (IBC and IBC News Network), two radio stations in Metro Manila (DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386 and 89 DMZ), two regional radio networks (Radyo Budyong and Danze Music Zone) with an internet K-Pop radio online service (K-Pop Radio). The IBC television network in particular is the contributor to the group's revenue, generating about 30 to 40 percent of the group's total annual revenue mainly from selling airtime to advertisers. The remaining revenue is generated from consumer sales, mainly from IBC Global Ltd. which distributes international television channels such as Global IBC and INN International and from pay TV. Other companies under the IBC group are motion picture company IBC Films, music recording label IBC Records, publishing firm IBC Publishing, and talent agency "IBC Talent Center. Pay TV networks and channels under the IBC group are IBC HD, Cinema Movie, IBC Classics, Toon TV, Kiddie TV, Secarats TV and Channel V Philippines, and digital and online portals (IBC Digital,,, and In recent years, IBC has ventured and diversified into new businesses such as cellular telephony provider IBC Mobile and video on demand platform Global IBC.

It is currently headed by Jose Avellana as the chairman of IBC and Lito Ocampo Cruz, the ones who created the success of then Cinema Television 31 in the 1990s.


Beginnings as Inter-Island 13Edit

1960 DZTV 13 Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation

DZTV Channel 13 logo used from March 1, 1960-January 31, 1975.

DZTV Channel 13 Logo 1960

DZTV Channel 13 logo used from March 1, 1960-February 28, 1966.

DZTV Channel 13 started broadcasts on March 1, 1960 at 6:30pm under the Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation thru the tri-media conglomerate of RMN-IBC-Philippine Herald owned by Andrés Soriano, Sr., the then owner of San Miguel Corporation, and with the first and original studios are located at P. Guevarra Street, San Juan, Metro Manila (they were owned by Andres Soriano along with RMN Manila). The station had relay transmitters to bring its programs to viewers in Cebu and Davao. Dick Baldwin was the station's first owner, and programming first consisted of mostly foreign programs from CBS, and a few local shows. Andres would acquire the network in 1962.

DZTV Channel 13 Alternative Logo 1966

DZTV Channel 13 logo used from March 1, 1966-January 31, 1967.

DZTV Channel 13 Logo 1967

DZTV Channel 13 logo used from February 1, 1967-January 31, 1975.

In 1970 to 1972, IBC launched its color transmission system named "Vinta Color" named after the Vintas from Zamboanga, becoming the third network in the Philippines to convert to all-color broadcasts, after ABS-CBN and RPN. After the declaration of Martial Law, ABS-CBN veteran Ben Aniceto took over the station manager post of Channel 13 from 1973–1976.[1]

Relaunch as Intercontinental Broadcasting CorporationEdit

IBC 13 Alternative Logo 1975

Logo used from February 1, 1975-1976.

IBC 13 Alternative Logo 1976

Logo used from 1976-1978.

n February 1, 1975, due to a constitutional limitation prohibiting the partnership of media by non-Filipinos or corporations not 100% Filipino owned, Inter-Island 13 split off from the Sorianos and Canoys (owners of RMN), and was renamed Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) and moved to Benedicto Group of Companies by the late Roberto S. Benedicto (1916–2000), who purchased the network consisting of the Mega Manila station and another relay station in Cebu and Davao. IBC also opened its FM station DWKB-FM the same year. Marking the relaunch, the network debuted its vinta logo, which would be used until 1978 in two iterations.

IBC 13 Logo (1979-1985)

Logo used from 1978 to 1985.

IBC 13 Logo 1984

Logo used from 1984 to 1987.

IBC 13 Logo 1985

Logo used from 1985 to 1986.

In 1976, IBC metamorphosed into one of the country's most viewed TV network with its primetime lineup and full length local and foreign films aired on this channel. This catapulted IBC in the number one slot among 4 rival networks, and also emphasized that the network became the birthplace of the Golden Age of Philippine Television. Through the blood and sweat of its employees and the income generated from its programs, the network built and finally moved into its present home at the modern Broadcast City, together with its sister networks RPN and BBC in July 1978. The complex was a 55,000 square metre tract located at Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City. IBC manifested an enviable resilience in surviving the challenges. It marked the biggest, most progressive leap any network has ever made. Because of its station produced shows and co-production ventures, it penetrated a wider market. Thus, remarkable productivity surfaced with a acquisition of several provincial TV and radio stations. It was one of the most dominant networks in the days of president Ferdinand Marcos.

1986-1990: EDSA RevolutionEdit

IBC 13 Logo ID BPT

Logo used from 1986 to July 31, 1987.

After the EDSA Revolution, IBC, with 20 television stations that time, was sequestered by the government. A board of administrators was created to run the station. All of the stocks and assets of IBC, and its sister networks RPN-9 and BBC-2 were sequestered by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).

President Corazon Aquino turned over IBC and RPN to the Government Communications Group and awarded BBC through an executive order to ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. When BBC closed down, IBC absorbed majority of its displaced employees, thus doubled the operating expenses of the network. Cost of programs went up three-fold.  Line-produced shows and co-production ventures with some big film companies like Viva, Regal, and Seiko were favored, aside from their station-produced programs. The top rated shows of IBC were pirated by rival networks. Cost of programs, talent fees and TV rights increased tremendously. IBC could no longer afford to produce its own shows.

E 13 Logo

Logo used from August 1, 1987-June 30, 1989.

In 1987, IBC 13 was also named as E13 for the first time and its slogan Life Begins at 13 noted for the butterfly logo in the form of the letter E and the number 13.

IBC Logo ID (1989-1990)

Logo used from July 1, 1989-July 31, 1990.

In July 1, 1989, E13 renamed back to IBC 13. IBC took on a new image at the same year, Pusong Pinoy, Pusong Trese (Heart of Filipino, Heart of Thirteen), to recapture the glory days it once had. But because of the sequestration, periodic change of management and the internal problems, the network started to lose the support from its advertisers.

1990-1992: Islands TV-13Edit

Islands TV-13 Logo

Logo used from August 1, 1990 to October 2, 1992.

Islands Broadcast Corporation under Mr. Alfonso Denoga took over the management and the marketing of IBC (which came to be known as Islands TV-13) in August 1, 1990, when the time IBC 13 was dead last (#5) in the ratings. It was in the later part of its operations that ratings and income suffered due to mismanagement which caused labor unrest. In March 1993, the Makati RTC issued the court order stopping Islands for being the marketing and sales agent of IBC due to unpaid financial obligations to the network as the contract of Islands expired in February 28, 1993. [2]

1992-1998: Return of OperationsEdit

IBC 13 Logo 1992

Logo used from October 3, 1992-May 26, 1994. while the network was launched as the new slogan Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation.

IBC 13 Logo 1994

Logo used from October 3, 1992 to December 31, 2001.

In October 3, 1992, Islands TV-13 was renamed back as IBC and became a 100% government owned station by virtue of a compromise agreement between PCGG and Roberto Benedicto, management and marketing were returned to the IBC Board of Directors. The programming remained at a standstill in preparation for the launching of a new image of the station.

IBC 13 Pinoy Ang Dating Logo (1994-2001)

Logo used from May 27, 1994 to 1995 and July 13, 1998 to December 31, 2001.

IBC 1994

Logo used from May 27, 1994 to 1995 and July 13, 1998 to July 23, 1999. The design of the stylized "13" is a descendant of the one found in the station logo design used in the 1970s and 1980s.

It was on May 27, 1994 when IBC launched its new slogan Pinoy Ang Dating (The Coming of Filipino, literally translated as Filipino styled) with a Filipino-like visually enticing music video (with Grace Nono as the composer and singer of the same song), an innovation in terms of station identification. Despite limited resources, programming improved but the battle for audience share continued. Advertisers became more responsive to marketing efforts. The said ident won the Gawad CCP Award for Best Station Identification in the said year.[3]

The following year in 1995, IBC began to broadcast its programs nationwide via Nationwide Satellite Broadcast, after RPN in 1980, ABS-CBN in 1989, GMA Network in 1991 and PTV in 1992.[4]

In 1996, Vintage Enterprises transferred to IBC as part of the launching of Vintage Television (VTV), a primetime slot that aired on IBC with PBA, Blow by Blow and other Vintage Sports-produced programs after leaving another government-owned station, People's Television Network (PTV). In the same year, IBC bring back its glorious years in the 1970s and 1980s and regained its foothold in Philippine TV ratings, from dead last (#5) to being number 3 at that time. Rehabilitation of the transmitter and other technical facilities where initiated in the network's flagship and provincial stations. At the same time, IBC also installed a new Harris 60-kilowatt transmitter for clearer TV reception, and utilized the services of the APSTAR 1 Satellite for a broader international reach.

1998-2011: At the top: IBC climb regains in dominanceEdit

On July 1, 1998, veteran actress Boots Anson-Roa (replacing Gemiliano Templo) served as the president and general manager of the network, who appointed by the administration of then President-elect Joseph Estrada. In July 13, 1998, the network has been reinvented its Filipino news program Express Balita (originally known as IBC Express Balita from 1998 to January 4, 2002), which become the national flagship newscast. The same day, it made a return of Filipino language late night news broadcast with the news program IBC Balita Ngayon, the third Filipino-language late-night newscast after 8 years of hiatus (with Balita sa IBC: Huling Ulat from 1986 to 1989 and Headline Trese from 1989 to 1990). As the newscast fasten to higher than its English newscasts, all networks start to follow including GMA Network in November 1998, ABS-CBN in 1999, Radio Philippines Network in 2000, National Broadcasting Network in 2001 and Associated Broadcasting Company in 2004.

IBC 13 Logo ID Pinoy Ang Dating 1998

Logo used from July 24, 1999 to November 30, 2000

In 2000, Viva Entertainment's subsidiary Viva Television led by Viva chairman and CEO Vic del Rosario, Jr. acquired Vintage Enterprises (including VTV on IBC primetime block) from the Velez family and changed its name to Viva TV, the primetime sports and entertainment block on IBC (5 to 11 p.m. (6 hours) on weeknights, 5 p.m. to 12 midnight (7 hours) on Saturdays and 3:30 to 11 p.m. (7.5 hours) on Sundays) launched on February 20, 2000 with PBA on Viva TV. Aside from that, IBC unveiled the primetime slot (7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, 8 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, and 11 p.m. to 12 midnight from Monday to Friday) to boost our programming and producing the station-produced programs (IBC Express Balita (4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday), Ronda Trese (11 p.m. from Monday to Friday), Good Take (11:30 p.m. on Monday), DMZ-TV (8 p.m. on Tuesday) and Last Fool Show (11:30 p.m. on Friday). It gave the station a boost in the ratings game, IBC remained the number three TV network in the country, a position in viewership at present.

In November 2000, Viva TV on IBC begin to produce the local version of game shows are Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (hosted by Christopher de Leon from 2000 to 2002, now with Drew Arellano since 2010 at present), now the longest-running game show on Philippine TV (produced by IBC) since 2000 and The Weakest Link (hosted by Edu Manzano) in 2001.

In February 9, 2001, Lito Balquiedra became the president of the network, replacing Roa when she running for senator. However, Lito was replaced by Renato Bello as the president in July 1, 2001. In July 2001, Viva TV on IBC began to air the Mexican telenovelas Maria del Cielo (premiered in July 21) and Por Un Beso on primetime (premiered in September 10) and Carita de Angel on daytime (premiered in September 12) after the success of telenovelas the are two top networks GMA Network and ABS-CBN in their programming lineup and introducing the popular Tagalog dubbed anime series in Japan like Akazukin Chacha, Crayon Shin Chan and Cyborg Kurochan which airs on the evening slot. In August 8, 2001, it announced that Cerge Remonde appointed as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the network.

IBC 13 Logo 2002

Logo used from January 1, 2002 to December 11, 2003

On January 1, 2002, IBC launched its new logo and its new slogan New Face, New Attitude with a new station ID.

In December 14, 2003, Viva TV on IBC was ended after Viva decided not to renew a blocktime agreement with IBC due to high blocktime costs and low ratings. The Main Event is the only program which still airs in IBC recently, as it became part of TV5 sports programming block AKTV, making Viva Sports own a mere 20% of the block.

IBC 13 Logo 2009

Logo used from December 12, 2003 to June 4, 2011.

On December 12, 2003, IBC launched again its new logo and its new slogan Ang Bagong Pilipino (The New Filipino) with a freestyle station ID.

In late 2007, IBC management inked a deal with the Makisig Network, led by Hermie Esguerra. Makisig was accepted as a primetime block-timer of IBC. However, Makisig Network's programs were not aired due to questions on the propriety of the terms and conditions of the agreement. Said agreement expired in October 2008.

Abandonment and privatizationEdit

After four decades of serving the network's dominance and entertainment programing, IBC-13's studios and facilities are already upgraded during their network's management. The studio equipment, cameras, lightning and props while cash and budgets will also afford to utilize radio-TV operations. Their programming and airtime were gained from a network war in the late 1980s and the 1990s and many employees lost their jobs. The network suffered more than 800 milion pesos worth of backwages to its employees, some of them are old-timers or those who worked in the network since the 1980s.[5]

At present, IBC has 200 regular employees as of 2016, while 29 of those are talents or in a "contractual basis", particularly from the news and public affairs and entertainment production.[6]

The management tried to revive the ill-fated network during the 5 administrations span for 30 years (Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Arroyo, Aquino III).

There were many plans to sell and privatize IBC and its sister station RPN.[7] TV network ABS-CBN was planning to buy the network's blocktime to address signal problems and mimic the former's programs. However, ABS-CBN could not join the privatization bid due to ownership regulations.[8]

IBC has entered into a joint venture agreement with Prime Realty, an affiliate of R-II Builders Group of Reghis Romero Jr. The agreement called for the development of 3.5 hectares of Broadcast City.[9] With this joint venture agreement with a private business enterprise, the Aquino administration expressed its desire to privatize both RPN and IBC and retain the People's Television (PTV) as a sole-mandated government TV network.[10][11]

It has been announced that conglomerate San Miguel Corporation will join the government-sponsored bidding for the privatization of RPN and IBC.[12][13]

2011-2013: Relaunch as The Kapinoy Network gaining its dominanceEdit

IBC signed a blocktime agreement with TV5's sports division Sports5 to air live sports coverage via its sports programming AKTV.[14][15] It was launched last June 5, 2011, with the AKTV Run held outside SM Mall of Asia in Bay City, Pasay. At the same day, IBC launched a new logo and slogan Where the Action Is! to reflect the change.[16]

In October 2011, IBC saw the return to airing and became the home of the Philippines' basketball league Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), which was return for the network after 8 years of hiatus and beginning in the 2011-12 season, as part of Sports5's newest partnership with the league.

Eric Canoy appointed as the chairman of IBC at the time. The new management introduced many changes including a stronger news and public affairs division, high-quality entertainment, modernization of its broadcast equipment, and the acquisition of broadcast rights of Philippine Basketball Association games via Sports5. Additionally, it also relaunched a new advertising campaign and long-time slogan, Pinoy Ang Dating!, which emphasized the new lineup as being more distinct and new than being aired by its competitors at the time.

For its re-imaging, the new network executives led by Lito Ocampo Cruz coined a new slogan for IBC: Where the Action Is!. The slogan was conceived at the height of the "network wars" behind ABS-CBN and GMA Network, which mirrored each other's programming for ratings supremacy. IBC aimed to their practice done by both networks by coming up with different shows with fresh formats to complement its flagship program PBA.

In July 1, 2012,  the present advertising campaign, branding and slogan, Kapinoy (literally means "a member of the Pinoy"), which it believes reaffirms the network's commitment to quality Kapinoy programming that will foster the morals and values that are ostensibly upheld in many Filipino culture, families and children.

In 2012, IBC won the '"Best TV Station" award at the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television, with several other programs on the network also earning awards in their respective categories.

2013: IBC at 53Edit

By 2013, IBC is a popud member of Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) to promote membership. In 2013, IBC turned 53rd year anniversary since March 1, 1960. In a statement released in April 11, 2013, MediaQuest chairman Manny Pangilinan announced that AKTV will no longer renew the blocktime agreement in May due to high costs,[17] and there has been doubts about the future of the network, although the PBA games is the only Sports5-produced program airing on IBC at present. However, according to a news article dated September 26, 2012, former IBC chairman Eric Canoy hinted that in pursuant to AO 26 which restored its archives, hopefully IBC could reair them  as IBC Classics.[18]

IBC also beefed up their news programs with Express Balita, anchored by Snooky Serna-Go and TG Kintanar, and News Team 13, anchored by Jay Sonza and Amelyn Veloso. Other reputable news programs followed, such as Snooky and Bitag are the public service shows and the top-rating talk shows like Joey & Teysi and Showbiz Star. The entertainment programs of IBC were also beefed up with a mix of programs producing homegrown shows made an impact on Filipino viewers (TODAS Kids, Lunch Break, The Weakest Link, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, T.O.D.A.S,, Born to be a Superstar, KapinoyLand, Whattaboys, It's Partytime, Safe In The Arms Of Love, Maya Loves Sir Chief, Dear HeartSuperstar Circle, Frijolito, Carita de Angel, Abra Gayuma, etc.) and the home of the PBA and NBA basketball. The popular anime series in Japan including Cyborg Kurochan, Kirarin, Kuroko's Basketball and Time Quest on the surgence of hit animés on Philippine television. The network has also gained popularity with a hit telenovela La Madrastra and a hit Koreanovela Glory Jane. The top networks are ABS-CBN and GMA Network forced to include Mexican telenovelas, animes and asianovelas to their programming lineup.

2014-present: Ito'ng Bagong Channel 13 and privatization bidsEdit

IBC chairman Eric Canoy stepped down from his position after four years on December 31, 2013 as the last day before the new year as he resumed as the chairman of the Radio Mindanao Network (including the flagship UHF TV station BEAM 31). He was replaced by Jose Avellana, who appoined as the new chairman of IBC beginning January 1, 2014. The network begin to target a demographic range of audience by apealing the masses, male audience for sports on weekend (NBA and PBA) and Pinoy action movies (Sunday Sinemaks), and younger viewers for children, teenagers and young adults. Known for their programming, innovative promotions and trend-setting on-ground activities and events, as they complemented by the Kapinoy campaign. On January 4, 2014, IBC begins its digital broadcast on digital terrestrial television.

The same year, IBC became the award-winning TV station for the KBP Golden Dove Awards, Anak TV Seal Awards, PMPC Star Awards for TV, Gawad Tanglaw Awards, among others, with several other programs on the network also earning awards in their respective categories.

In time for the station's 54th anniversary, in 2014, IBC launched the new corporate slogan and tagline Ito'ng Bagong Channel 13 with the station's new jingle performed by the Asia's young singing diva Anja Aguilar and the launch of several new shows such as the phenomenal fantasy series Janella in Wonderland which started the trend of fantaserye genre of IBC as a giant network made popular after regained its footing than the giant networks, as well as Tasya Fantasya, the return of Joe D'Mango's Love Notes, The Million Second Quiz, Maghihintay Sa'yo, Friends 4Ever, Dingdong n' Lani, the revival of the soap opera Anna Luna, Gaya ng Dati and Only Me and You; a revamped of their major programs for feel-good viewing habit including the daily noontime variety show APO Tanghali Na!, the daily morning show Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba? and the Sunday noontime youth-oriented musical variety show Hey it's Fans Day!; a new look for their flagship news programs Express Balita and News Team 13, and the return of CelebrityDATCom.

Aside from PBA on weekends, IBC acquired Filipino broadcast rights of the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. By that virtue, IBC has been named as the Olympic Network in the Philippines.

In a surge of phenomenal growth at the height of the "network wars", IBC earned a reputation as The Superstar Network under the network's chairman Jose Avellana and Boots Anson-Roa who served as President and CEO, and acquired a new franchise to opeate under Republic Act 10586 signed by the President Noynoy Aquino III.

IBC successfully launched the first-ever Kapinoy Viewers Choice Awards in an effort to strengthen its presence in Asia with the biggest honor annual awards giving body recognizing the outstanding programming produced by the several TV networks, movies and music in the Philippines every year brought honors this year's biggest TV personalities voted by kids and teenagers through text and online voting in which viewers select their favorites in television, movies and sports.

Through the years, the company had created so many programs especially for Filipinos. In fact, on the 54th year of celebrating the Philippine television history improved the network started to producing local programs for viewing pleasure, the company is IBC's winning streak of dominance produced some of three primetime series namely, the top-rating fantaserye Janella in Wonderland, the top-rating teleserye Maghihintay Sa'yo and the kilig-serye Only Me and You increased more popularly of the station become the huge success. There were so many superstars who received break to work because of this huge company. The huge number of talents became popular is this huge company to help rising stars. Express Balita and News Team 13 are also the top-rating news programs of the network. The network is also airing the hit animes, sentai and tokusatsu from Japan. The network also has their several comedy programs on Philippine television such as TODAS Kids, Maya Loves Sir Chief and T.O.D.A.S. It also has franchised programs made in popular like the top-rated game shows Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and The Million Second Quiz, and the reality show for singing contest Born to be a Superstar captivated the hearts of Filipino people to gain popularly and increase in viewers with high ratings compared to other networks and the home of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) managed to rise as the certified number 3 network in the country.

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 launched their programs include the Australian kid-oriented show Hi-5, two Mexican telenovelas The Two Sides of Ana (Dalawang Mukha ni Ana) and La Teniente, and ONE FC as well as their new newest programs (ATC @ IBC) under IBC News Network (INN) will premiered last June 2, 2014. However, on  August 31, 2014, programs under ATC @ IBC 13 block (INN) suddenly no longer aired on the network, possibly due to poor ratings and lack of advertisers' support.[19][20][21]

PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a Senate budget hearing for the PCOO last September 3, 2014 that the network will not sell the network because it is still privatized before President Aquino stepping down in the office in 2016 and keeping PTV-4 as the government TV network while RPN and IBC are currently gained the number 3 spot. Process of the privatization will be managed by the Governance Commission for Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations thru the Development Bank of the Philippines. Business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan is one of the possible bidders for the privatization in which TV5 (a media company under PLDT's MediaQuest Holdings through ABC Development Corporation), despite expiration of blocktime agreement in 2013 (AKTV), is still using IBC's Broadcast City facilities for sports events, including its 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup coverage.[22][23] However, MediaQuest also could not join the privatization bid due to ownership rules and regulations that MediaQuest owns TV5 and AksyonTV, although Sports5-produced PBA games continue to air on IBC (for Saturday and Sunday only) at present.

On September 12, 2015, IBC signed a partnershp with Secarats Talent Management Services (STMS), the premier supplier of talents on TV, film, commercial, print ads and offer quality, effective, innovative and affordable training for singing, dance, modeling and acting workshop, under the leadership of the owner Francis Custodio Abuan Jr. This happened after Secarats resuced the proposal of the former media partner PTV to transfer their young stars of the network that causing controversy. Since then, Secarats gained itself as the line producer and production partner of IBC.

In October 2015, Laurenti Dyogi left his position as the head of IBC Entertainment TV as a result he was returned to ABS-CBN as the returning TV Production Head after 3 years. He was replaced by Wilma Galvante as the network's new Entertainment Head of IBC in October 3, 2015. She retired was officially leaving her post as the Entertainment Head of TV5 and she returned to her position and this time as she head for IBC.

After the major revamp, IBC introduced its new shows for the 4th quarter of 2015 and 1st quarter of 2016 during the network's trade launch. Included in the lineup of new shows of IBC under Secarats are the first-ever local adaptation of Korean drama Glory Jane featuring the Mall Princess and STMS premier talent Cherryz Mendoza, the newest incarnation of Mars Ravelo classic Roberta featuring Carleen Sky Aclan and Secarats-produced programs with the likes of the Secarats Artist Group young artists performed in the youth-oriented musical variety show Hey it's Fans Day! began in January 17, 2016. Aside from new shows of IBC under Secarats, the network will continue to produce the fantaserye genre produced by IBC, including the mermaid-themed fantasy series Syrena. In January 16, 2016, the secondary slogan Ito'ng Bagong Channel 13 was dropped from the brand and retain the long-running slogan and tagline Pinoy Ang Dating!.

In January 2016, President Benigno Aquino III, through the Governance Commission for Government-owned and -controlled corporation (GCG) appoved the planned privatization of IBC and remained the number 3 in viewership.[24] The privatization will be undergo public bidding with an estimated floor price of 10 billion pesos.[5] The proceeds of the bidding will be for the increase of state-owned PTV-4's capital to upgrade and modernize their broadcast capabilities.[25] The Development Bank of the Philippines will be the financial adviser for the privatization. Incoming PCOO secretary Martin Andanar has already forwarded the privatization plan to President Rodrigo Duterte's executive secretary Salvador Medialdea. Andanar will also coordinate with the GCG before the start of the bidding.[26]

On November 28, 2016, IBC created a sports division, IBC Sports, licensing its PBA and NBA basketball, along with boxing and cockfighting. This will form IBC Sports brand, that will air on IBC and IBC News Network.

Despite the privatization process and financial struggles within the management under the Duterte administration, IBC 13 continues to be on top as one of the Top 3 television networks in the country with male and younger viewers dominated the audience reach and increasing its viewership due to the phenomenal weeknight ratings game of the top-rating primetime superserye Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell, the network's weekend broadcast of the Philippine Basketball Association via IBC Sports and the strengthened Nickelodeon on IBC block during weekend mornings, which included SpongeBob SquarePants. The network celebrated their 57th anniversary under the management of Jose Avellana as the chairman in coincide with their trade launch of the newest shows for 2017 held at the Bonifacio Global City Open Field in Taguig City last November 25, 2016.

On January 1, 2017, IBC retained its 2011 logo and relaunched an image campaign. the Kapinoy, represented by a corporate slogan, Pinoy Ang Dating. The eurodance-sounding Kapinoy theme song and a dance craze of the station Pinoy Ang Dating is composed by Tom Taus and Hazel Faith dela Cruz, arranged by Albert Tamayo and sung by Janella Salvador with a new advertising campaign and station ID music video.

The privatization process of IBC 13 will be commenced anytime in 2017. As of December 2016, five groups have already showed their interest to join the bidding process. These are Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corporation and the groups of former IBC chairman (and current RMN-BEAM chairman and CEO) Eric Canoy and former Ilocos Sur governor Chavit Singson, Dennis Uy of Phoenix Petroleum and William Lima, a businessman from Davao.[6][27][28]

As of March 2017, IBC currently operated on a high powered signal and continues to broadcast from cable and satellite providers. According to data from Kantar Media Philippines, IBC currently gained its foothood in Philippine TV ratings game as the network retained the #3 spot among 5 rival networks.

In November 2017, IBC was honored as the "Best TV Station" and won 38 awards at the 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television, with several other programs on the network also earning awards in their respective categories.

Property venture issuesEdit

On June 2, 2015, the Philippine Crusader for Justice (PCJ), led by Joe Villanueva, filed a petition to the Supreme Court of the Philippines to nullify the joint venture agreement between IBC and Primestate/R-II Builders for the development of 3.5 hectares of Broadcast City, after the Office of the Ombudsman found the contract to be disadvantageous to the government. The Ombudsman filed a graft case in 2013 against former IBC executives and Primestate.[29]


Aside from its flagship broadcast sequestered television network IBC, the company broadcasts to many Filipino expatriates around the world through Global IBC. The media company has also diversified into the print publication (IBC Publishing, Inc.), movie production outfit (IBC Films), music production (IBC Records) and new media (IBC Interactive). Also, IBC introduced its UHF broadcast news television network IBC News Network, the first 24-hour UHF news network on national and international broadcastas well as its cable channels are Channel V Philippines (music), DZTV TeleTrese (interactive news), Kiddie TV (children). Pinoy Extreme (sports channel), Cinema Movie (movie channel) and Toon TV (cartoons). The network's radio stations include DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386 (1386 kHz AM-Manila), 89 DMZ (DZMZ 89.1 MHz FM-Manila) and also regional AM stations., the Philippine TV official website, making IBC, the first Filipino network in the Internet IBC has established regional stations and news bureaus to handle operations in different areas throughout the Philippines and throughout the world. IBC Global Ltd., a division of IBC that is responsible for overseeing all of its international assets has offices and news bureaus throughout the world.

IBC International, one of the largest international subsidiary of IBC is based in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and United States further expand their programming and technical capabilities. IBC Televideo, penetrating the video rental market in United States and Korea.

The network has its own merchandising in our local and worldwide markets incorporates the licensing and merchandise IBC Licensing Group, selling merchandise featuring IBC shows, the network-based department to produce merchandising items from IBC programs. The Kapinoy Network began to produce a music-themed series for the network through the music recoreding company IBC Records, help launch albums in conjunction with the label tied to IBC shows and produce original songs for the programs to be released as singles as result.

IBC affirms its social responsibility with its slogan, Pinoy Ang Dating, and through the work of IBC Lingkod Kapinoy Foundation. Through media, it will delivered the umbrella organization of such foundations such as the ganization of Bantay Kapinoy (child watch), Kapinoy sa Kalikasan (environmental), Eskwela Kapinoy (educational school), Sagip Kapinoy (Saving Members of the Family) and Lingkod Kapinoy Tulong Center.

In response to the process of shifting to Digital Television Philippines, IBC will invests P300-500 million as the preparation for its shift to digital TV. IBC and IBC News Network conducts digital test broadcast on channels 43 and 55 operated by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation.


IBC, the sequestered mascot dressed in a Filipino shirts hat introduced by the brand in 2012 is probably the most widely recognized character in the Philippines.

Name Year introduced Represents Field Appearance
Mr. Kapinoy June 30, 2012 Main franchise mascot Leader of IBC KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party, Mascot Parades
Ms. TV July 3, 2012 TV mascot Hi-Technology KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party
Radiogirl July 3, 2012 Radio mascot for IBC Radio as Radyo Budyong, 89 DMZ and Wave 91.5 Dancing KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party
Newspaperboy July 3, 2012 IBC News and Current Affairs Television, Dancing KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party
Ms. Lola Pinoy October 1, 2012 Mr. Kapinoy's mom lola Singing, Dancing KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party
Barney, Baby Bop and BJ June 2011 Barney characters Singing and Dancing Barney and Friends


From the success of Kapinoy mascots, IBC also another first in puppets in a Filipino hat introducing by the brand by September 30, 2012 is probably the most widely recognized character in the Philippines.

Name Year introduced Represents Field Appearance
RemoteBoy October 1, 2012 Remote control Remote, Dancing KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party
PinoyFlag October 1, 2012 Filipino flag mupet Flag, Dancing KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party
Manok October 1, 2012 New chicken puppet Singing, Dancing KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party
Baby Kapinoy October 1, 2012 Baby mascot puppets Baby, Singing KapinoyLand, Concerts, Kapinoy Kids Party

Broadcast CityEdit

The Broadcast City is the main state-of-the-art headquarter, commercial and corporate building of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation owned by the Philippine government, its subsidiaries, and other affiliate companies with office spaces, built-in modern studios, radio booths, recording studio, complementary amenities sufficient and new capabilities are its technical equipment and systems. It is a television and radio broadcast center consists of a compound with an ared of approximately 5,000 square meters. It is located at the 4.1-hectare Broadcast City property in Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City, while holds office in several locations.

It was orginally built in July 1978 and finally moved into its present home at the modern Broadcast City through the sweat of its employees and the income generated from its programs and was then the most advanced broadcast falcility in Asia for IBC 13 operations, designed to resemble common US television facilities (since it comprised of separate soundstages), with office spaces, built-in modern studios and complementary amenities sufficient to house at least two network operations. The main entrance to the whole complex is located here. The TOC houses 100 equipment racks providing space for a control system for studio and post-production; 100 stereo-audio distribution amplifiers; 100 video distribution amplifiers; a 1,13-position video patchbay; and a 1,13-position stereo audio patch field will modernize IBC building, which houses IBC and RPN develop the 4.1-hectare Broadcast City property in Quezon City into a mixed-use commercial and residential complex from having modern broadcasting facilities, headquarters, studios, radio booths, dish satellite and offices. The park's administration those in front and outside the IBC studios among the restaurants outside the park by the restaurant chain McDonalds Philippines and the international chain convenience stores 7-Eleven Philippines which provided the free at the participating McDonalds restaurants and 7-Eleven market.

By that time, new skyscrapers twice the height of Broadcast Drive had surrounded the building, obstructing IBC’s signal. Interference complaints from surrounding offices compelled a halving of transmitting power.

Today, it is now the country's largest and most technologically advanced broadcast falcility, capble of the broadcasting multiple and simultaneous live SD or HD audio-video feeds to any parts of the world and the vice versa. The Broadcast City complex contains several buildings and studios used for broadcasting, taping, post-prouction feature corporate office, television production space and cutting-edge broadcast facilities and other related business (along with the park). The building and main office of IBC Foundation, Inc can also be found inside the Broadcast City complex in the corporate building. Post-production facilities include the 5 computer-edit-equipped suites, with the 25 VTRs assignable to any suite.

It is mainly occupied by the IBC News and Current Affairs division of IBC and the Manila Radio Division which consist of the AM radio station DZTV Radyo Budyong 1358 and the FM radio station 89 DMZ as well as its website. The IBC Newsroom which is used by the IBC News Network for live broadcasts is located here.

The IBC Studios can be toured through the company's IBC Studio Tours.

Transmitter TowerEdit

Main article: IBC Tower

The IBC Tower is the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation located at the station's transmitter tower in the Coca Cola plant, Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City, Philippines in the third quarter of 1960. It serves as the transmitter facility for IBC, IBC News Network, DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386, 89 DMZ and Kapinoy FM 107.9. It became imperative for IBC-13 with the transmitter power of 60-kilowatt in the Harris Transmitter in order to strengthen its broadcast signals in Mega Manila. Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation spend more than PhP130 million to the upgrade its broadcast transmitters, transmitting site and facilities in various key cities in the Philippines. It plans to the IBC studio facilities in Iloilo, Cebu and Davao. It also plans to upgrade, construction its broadcast facilities in Baguio City to further improve its coverage in the northern part of the Philippines. These upgrades include new transmitting equipment, from transmitters to antenna systems and buildings/tower rehabilitation/construction from the proceeds of its initial public offering to support various expansion programs in key cities in the Philippines.

Expansion includes construction of broadcast facility, tower and transmitter upgrade for its Iloilo station; broadcast facility and transmitter tower for its Cebu station; construction of transmitter tower and upgrading its Davao station; and upgrading broadcast facilities, equipment and transmitter tower in Baguio, Davao, Cebu, Guimaras, Naga, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, General Santos and Roxas.

IBC StudiosEdit

The IBC Studios is consist of 13 studios. IBC News center are IBC's flagship news programs Express Balita, News Team 13 and IBC NewsBreak airs live from Studio 1. This studio is also houses programs of the news channel INN. Studio 2, one of the oldest studios and the largest studio of IBC and houses the Sunday noontime youth-oriented variety show Hey it's Fans Day!, the Sunday night musical variety show Dingdong n' Lani and the drama anthology Joe D'Mango's Love Notes. The Studio 3, also one of the oldest studio of IBC houses the noontime show APO Tanghali Na!. Studio 4 houses the top-rating game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. Studio 5 and 6 (the Escalera house, the Ungasis house and Diliman High School with Aning's Coffeeteria) are used by the curriculum-based sitcom Iskul Bukol. Studio 7 is used by the comedy gag show T.O.D.A.S. Studio 8 houses the lifestyle talk show Morning Kris. Studio 9 where the situational comedies are taped, the family-oriented sitcom Maya Loves Sir Chief which taped in this studio (every sound created in the studio is captured). Studio 10 houses the late night entertainment news program Showbiz Unlimited, the talk show Forum ni Randy and the public service program Kakampi Mo Ang Batas. Studios 11 and 12 are temporary studio set-ups, where the props and set decorations are dismantled after the show, this studio is currently being used by the children's show KapinoyLand and the shows of the top-rating music channel Channel V. Studio 13, the loop studio, houses the morning show Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba? ng Bayan. Houses the production offices, dressing rooms, photoshoots, make-up room of IBC Production Studio and the live show.

Arrived at the Audience Entrance Gate were all amazed at the number of people lined up at the entrance gate The Technical Operation Center is the floors of the technical center were hollow and made of fiberglass. Thousands of cables and fiber optics were to be found underneath these fiberglass floors into the different sections of the center. We went to the subtitling room. Although, they were able to observe the people working, the computers and the TV screens through the window glass where the opening and the closing billboards are done like the "parental guidance" which appeared in some programs. Sub-titles like often recorded, but if the situation demands, it can be typed live.

Afterwhich, they headed for the Master Control Room. This section finalizes everything before a program is shown on screen. They determine the quality of the audio and video pointed the vectorscope which is the device being used in determining video quality. The section where the commercials are arranged- based on what TV programs are appearing, how many times they should appear, and the length of time it must be aired on TV. Commercial rates cost more or less P1000,0000 per 30 seconds. Commercials/advertisements therefore, serves as the lifeblood of television. It enables television networks to survive and continue to produce programs which will cater the audience tastes and preferences.

IBC Broadway CentrumEdit

Located at New Manila, Quezon City,




Main article: List of assets owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation

See alsoEdit


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