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Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)
Type Broadcast commercial radio and television network
Public
Subsidiary
Industry Mass media
Media industry
Predecessor(s) Inter-Island Broadcasting
Corporation (1960–1975)
Founded

March 1, 1960; 56 years ago
(as Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation)
February 1, 1975; 41 years ago
(as Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation)

Founder(s) Andrés Soriano, Sr.
Dick Baldwin
Roberto Benedicto
Area served Worldwide
Headquarters Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Old Balara,
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Key people Jose Avellana (Chairman)
Freddie M. Garcia, (Vice 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
Products

IBC
IBC News Network
DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386
89 DMZ
Wave 91.5
Global IBC
Danze TV
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 PH₱2 billion (FY 2012)
Operating income PH₱100 billion (FY 2012)
Net income PH₱1.1 billion (FY 2012)
Total assets PH₱8.2 billion (FY 2012)
Total equity PH₱21.4 billion (FY 2012)
Owner(s) Government of the Philippines
(Presidential Communications
Operations Office
)

IBC Holdings Corporation
Public stock
Employees 1,300 (FY 2012)
Parent Presidential Communications Group
Divisions IBC Licensing
IBC News and Current Affairs
IBC Entertainment Group
IBC Radio Division
Cable Channels and Print Media Group
IBC Regional
IBC Global Ltd.
Creative Communications
Management Group
IBC Interactive
IBC Foundation, Inc.
IBC Talent Center
Subsidiaries List of subsidiaries
Website www.ibc.com.ph
(official)

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 on 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 #1 dance music radio station in Mega Manila, Wave 91.5 is the #1 urban radio station for hip-hop and R&B, and several key cities.

Its assets include two national television networks (IBC and INN), four radio stations in Metro Manila (DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386, 89 DMZ and Wave 91.5), a regional network of AM stations (branded as Radyo Budyong) and FM stations (branded as DMZ and Kapinoy FM) with a internet K-Pop radio online service (K-Pop Radio), two international premium television networks (Global IBC and INN International) and cable television channels (Danze TV, DZTV TeleTrese, Toon TV, Kiddie TV, Pinoy Extreme, Channel V Philippines and Cinema Movie) along with subsidiaries dealing in print publication (IBC Publishing, Inc.), new media (IBC Interactive), the direct-to-home cable service like IBC pay per view, telecommunications (IBC Convergence), film production outfit (IBC Films), music production (IBC Records), talent development and management (IBC Talent Center) and other related businesses. Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation and its subsidiaries are part of the sequestered by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) under the helm of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

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.

HistoryEdit

Beginning as Inter-Island 13Edit

Inter-Island13

Inter-Island 13; The Dynamic Station logo from 1961-1975

DZTV Channel 13 started broadcasts in 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. 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.


In between 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 Corporation
IBC First-0
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IBC 1976

IBC: A New Direction and Decusion logo from 1976 to 1977

IBC 1978

IBC: Enjoy Yourself logo from 1978 to 1982

IBC 1982

IBC: Enjoy Yourself logo from 1982 to 1985

On 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, and with the first studios was located at P. Guevarra Street, San Juan, Metro Manila. 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.

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. 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: Post-EDSA RevolutionEdit

IBC 1985

IBC: Logo use from 1985 to 1986

IBCBPT 1986

IBC: Basta Pinoy sa Trese logo from 1986 to 1987.

E 13

E 13: Life Begins at 13 logo from 1987 to 1989

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.

IBC 1989-1990 Pusong Pinoy Pusong Trese

IBC: Pusong Pinoy Pusong Trese from 1989 to 1990

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.

In 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 October 1990 to October 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 October 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 1992

IBC: Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation from 1992 to 1994

In October 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 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 and GMA Network in 1991.[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 on VTV, 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) 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 primetime block went off the air after Viva decided did not renew a blocktime agreement with IBC to air the primetime block Viva TV 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. In July 16, 2012, Viva TV went back on the air after a 9 years hiatus and resulted as the 24-hour all-Filipino general entertainment channel on cable and satellite, Viva TV has been available on most major cable/satellite systems in the Philippines distributed by Viva Entertainment.

IBC 13 Logo 2003

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 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

Eric Canoy stepped down as a chairman of IBC 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.

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 made popular after regained its footing than the gaint networks, as well as Tasya Fantasya, the return of Love Notes, The Million Second QuizMaghihintay Sa'yo, Friends 4Ever, Dingdong n' Lani, 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 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. According to data from Kantar Media Philippines, IBC 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 due to the network's broadcast of the Philippine Basketball Association via Sports5 which is now airing for only two live games on Satuday from 4-6 pm and Sunday from 5-7 pm and the strengthened IBC Kids block which included Nickelodeon's animated series SpongeBob SquarePants in January 25, 2014. On March 3, 2014, the network debuted its Mexican telenovela The Two Sides of Ana under TreseBella bannerfor its primetime block.

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.[2][19][20]

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[21][22] 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 Francisco 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 will be the official talent provider and production unit 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, introducing their new shows of IBC for the 4th quarter of 2015 and 1st quarter of 2016 during the trade launch. The lineup of new shows of IBC partnered with Secarats, including the first-ever local adaptation of Korean drama Glory Jane, the TV adaptation of Mars Ravelo classic Roberta and our young artists of Secarats Artist Group accepted for the youth-oriented musical variety show Hey it's Fans Day! began in January 17, 2016. Aside from new shows of IBC partnered with Secarats, the network continue to producing the fantaserye genre produced by IBC, including the mermaid-themed fantasy series Syrena. New shows will start to air on January, February and March 2016. 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 25, 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.[23] 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.[24] 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.[25]

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][26][27]

As of March 2017, IBC currently operated on a high powered signal and continue 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.

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. [28]

ExpansionEdit

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 Danze TV and 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), Wave 91.5 (DWAV 91.5 MHz FM-Manila) and also regional AM stations.

IBC.com.ph, 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, Kapinoy ng Bagong Pilipino, and through the work of IBC Foundation, Inc. Through media, it will delivered the umbrella organization of such foundations such as the ganization of Bantay Kapinoy (child watch), Baterya Watch (baterry), Kalikasan Kapinoy (environmental), Kapig Bisig Kapinoy (Holding together for Pasig River) and Sagip Kapinoy (Saving Members of the Family).

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.

MascotEdit

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

PuppetsEdit

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

Branding of IBCEdit

The IBC new logo featuring more colorful look of the Kapinoy network three letter elements, I is red, B is green and C is blue in the colors. The 3 divisions of the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, which is made reflecting new color letters with the new Pinoy-esque hat cultural.

Channel 13Edit

IBC introduced an innovation to the channel 13 logo from 1960 to 1992. At first, the channel 13 logo is introduced into Inter-island TV-13, in the Soriano family. Since 1987, it begin with new 13 logo with Life Begin at 13 slogans and 1989, IBC relaunched with the new image as Pusong Piunoy, Pusong Trese.

The evolution of IBC logosEdit

The IBC corporate logo started from the Inter-Islands Broadcasting Corporation (Inter-Islands TV-13) for the graphic element and original that was conceptualized in 1961. In 1975 becore Inter-Islands TV-13 split, the original logo was mofidied the Intercontinental Brodcasting Cororation.

In December 2003 in the christmas day, the new logo with the old bank gothic typeface and toy building blocks with red for children, green for entertainment and blue for news and public affairs with the new colors in favor. The new logo of the 2011 logo, appeared on the new italiczed typeface, in-motion oval and craftily spliced letter B slash number 13 with a cold-icy, all-blue glass appearance.

SlogansEdit

Main article: List of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation slogans

ProgrammingEdit

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast CityEdit

The Broadcast City is the main state-of-the-art headquarter 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 1977 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, 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 IBC Broadcast Center at 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 their FM radio stations are 89 DMZ and Kapinoy FM 107.9 as well as its IBCnews.com 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. Studio 2, one of the oldest studios and the largest studio of IBC and houses the youth-oriented musical variety show Hey it's Fans Day!, the 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 houses the school-oriented teen sitcom Iskool Bukol. Studio 6 houses another game show Wheel of Fortune. Studio 7 houses the longest-running comedy show T.O.D.A.S. Studio 8 used to house the lifestyle talk show Morning Kris. Studio 9 where the situational comedies are taped, the top-rating 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. This studio is also houses programs of the news channel INN. 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,

CurrentEdit

FormerEdit

Digital transitionEdit

Digital terrestrial televisionEdit

Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation initially applied for a license from the Nation Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to operate a digital terrestrial television service in the coutnry last 2010 ordered that all analog TV broadcast transmission will be terminated by 11:59 p.m. and switch to digital broadcast on December 31, 2015, requiring television service providers to migrate to DTT by that time. The management of IBC-13 is planning for digitalization by the last quarter of 2011.[29] IBC planned to utilize multiplex to offer IBC, IBC News Network and 5 additional specialty TV channels for its ISDB-T test.

High-definition televisionEdit

IBC has the 24 units of Sony HDC-1400R high-definition portable studio cameras in preparation for high definition production. Sports5 produced the first domestic high definition telecast; the coverage of the PBA which was shown on IBC. In addition, two of its three Eurocopter AS355 news chopper are capable of transmitting high-definition livew feeds from its 5 axis gimbal HD camera mounted on the nose of the aircraft.

The cameras will be deployed to all of its regional stations across the country including the main headquarter in Broadcast City at Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City.

TapelessEdit

The conglomerate invested in a tapeless technology from EVP, a first of its kind in Southeast Asia. it provided the network a non-linear post production workflow and wireless access on remote areas via media access management system utilizing the HD OB Van and Xt(2) provided in partnership with EVS and with the integration with WAM, Pacific, Inc. and Avid Technology and through Wi-Fi network.

Digital archivingEdit

Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation started digitizing its content in 2010 when invested in a 3 million dollar deal with IBM Corporation that includes a hardware infrastructure support and 2 petabytes (2000 terabytes) of storage capacity that is expected to grow by 30% over the years as IBC generating over 500 hours of content a month. The technology, 13 million dollar deal integration with Dalet Digital Media Systemsa and Adiv Unity ISIS (Infinitely Scalable Intelligent Storage) will enable IBC to digitize and store its over 13,000 hours of television content and its library of over 2000 films. The Big Dipper Digital Content & Design, Inc. is the subsidiary that oversees all of its digital assets.

SubsidiariesEdit

Here is a list of assets owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation. The following are wholly owned and operated by IBC indicated.

Main article: List of assets owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation

PartnershipEdit

Here is the companies that are partnership with Viva Entertainment as the block-timer of IBC.

Non-stock organizationsEdit

See alsoEdit

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