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Global Destiny Cable is a direct-to-home cable TV subscription service. Global Destiny Cable is the largest cable TV company in the Philippinesmarker; they are serving almost all major cities in Metro Manila and have affiliates almost all-around the Philippines.

History

In January 1995, the Philippines’ commission attached to the Department of Transportation and Communications, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity/provisional authority to install, operate and maintain telecommunications, broadcast and cable antenna television services to Destiny Cable Inc. and allowed to provide cable television services to Metropolitan Manilamarker and nearby municipalities, cities and provinces.

Destiny Cable Inc. embarked on marketing promotion through Solid Group Inc. by offering bundles services: cable television and electronic products and facilitated the latter to build up a distinctive spot in the cable industry. Solid Group Inc. was then known for manufacturing and marketing the leading brands in electronic products.

Global Cable

On February 3, 1993, Global Cable Inc. was given a provisional authority to provide cable television services. The National Telecommunications Commission granted Global Cable Inc a certificate authority to construct, install, maintain and operate a Cable Antenna Television (CATV) System in San Pedromarker, Lagunamarker on May 1993. Consequently, Global Cable Inc. was also allowed operate and maintain a CATV system in the municipality of San Juanmarker and in the cities of Mandaluyongmarker, Makatimarker, Pasaymarker, Manilamarker, Marikinamarker, Paranaquemarker and Muntinlupamarker.

Merger with Global Cable

In November 2003 Destiny Cable formed a partnership with Global Cable to further strengthen and systematize its cable television ventures. The two companies merged to form Global Destiny Cable.

Global Destiny Cable is perceived to be the closest competitor of SkyCable in Metropolitan Manilamarker. Both have their own associates all over the country and both offer high-speed cable Internet service to its respective subscribers.

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Channel Lineup

Below is a numerical representation of the current Global Destiny Cable channel lineup. As of November 8, 2009

LEGEND
Local/Service Channels Movies Channels Gen. Ent./Variety Channels Documentary/Educational Channels Kids Channels
News/Info Channels Sports Channels Music Channels Foreign Channels Religious Channels
† - Exclusive to Global Destiny


Ch. # Network Minimum Package Notes
3 GD Barker Channel In House
4 MMDA TV Channel Public Service Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of NBN 4marker on this channel.
5 Chat & Shop TV / Destiny KTV Interactive Channel Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of TV5marker on this channel.
6 ABS-CBN marker Local Channel
7 Russia Today News/Info Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of GMA 7 on this channel programming in
8 NBN marker Local Channel
9 Shop TV Interactive Channel Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of Solar TVmarker on this channel.
10 TV5 marker Local Channel
11 RHTV News/Info/Interactive Live simulcast of DZRH 666 kHz with live video stream of the station. Selected drama programs are not available. Subscribers may experience interference with Q 11 on this channel.
12 GMA marker Local Channel
13 Winner TV Asia Interactive Channel Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of IBC 13marker on this channel.
14 RPN marker / Solar TV Local Channel
15 Q Local Channel
16 IBC marker Local Channel
17 Studio 23 Local Channel
18 GEM TV Local Channel
19 Net 25 Local Channel
20 UNTV Local Channel
21 Global News Network News/Info
22 CNN International News/Info
23 Fox News Channel News/Info
24 Al Jazeera English News Channel News/Info
25 CNBC Asia News/Info
26 Bloomberg Television News/Info
27 BBC World News News/Info
28 SBN / ETC Local Channel
29 RJTV / 2nd Avenue Local Channel
30 ESPN Philippines Sports
31 STAR Sports Sports
32 Eurosport Sports
34 Solar Sports Sports
35 Global Pinoy Cinema Movies
36 Pinoy Box Office Movies
37 HBO Asia Movies
38 Hallmark Channel Philippines Gen. Ent./Variety
39 MGM Channel Movies
41 Discovery Turbo Documentary/Educational
42 Bio Asia Documentary/Educational Also known as Biography Channel Asia
43 CITV Asia Documentary/Educational
44 Living Asia Channel Documentary/Educational
45 Discovery Travel & Living Documentary/Educational
46 Channel [V] International Music
47 MTV Philippines Music
48 Baby TV Kids
49 Playhouse Disney Channel Asia Kids
50 Disney Channel Asia Kids
51 Cartoon Network Philippines Kids
52 Nickelodeon Philippines Kids
53 Animal Planet Documentary/Educational
54 National Geographic Channel Philippines Documentary/Educational
55 Discovery Channel Philippines Documentary/Educational
56 History Asia Documentary/Educational
57 CTi International Foreign
58 CTS Foreign
59 TTV Foreign
60 Formosa TV Foreign
61 Formosa TV News Foreign
63 TVBS News Foreign
64 Da Ai TV Tzu Chi Religious
65 Good TV Religious
66 Phoenix InfoNews Channel Foreign
67 CCTV-4 Foreign
68 Hunan TV Foreign
69 CTV Foreign
70 ETTV Movies Movies audio with and subtitles during movies.
71 HBO 2 Movies Hollywood movies audio in with subtitles
72 NHK World Foreign audio with news ticker during major newscasts
73 NHK World Premium Foreign audio with news ticker during major newscasts
75 Arirang TV Foreign programming in
77 YTN Foreign
78 Doordarshan National Foreign
79 Zee TV Foreign
80 Basketball TV Sports
81 Jack TV Gen. Ent./Variety
82 Viva Prime Channel Gen. Ent./Variety/Sports
83 Fashion TV / San Lazaro Broadcasting Network Gen. Ent./Variety/Sports
84 Australia Network Gen. Ent./Variety
85 TV5 Monde Asie Foreign
86 TV Español Foreign
87 DW-TV Asia Foreign 16 hours of programming and 8 hours in
88 Raitalia Foreign
89 Daystar TV Religious
90 Family Land Religious
91 TV Maria Religious
92 EWTN Religious
93 Zoe TV 33 Local Channel
97 CCTV-9 Foreign programming in
98 Turner Classic Movies Asia Movies
99 Sci Fi Philippines Gen. Ent./Variety
116 Txt Network Interactive




Future channels

These channels are not available on any of Global Destiny Cable's subscription plans and there have been no announcements about its inclusion in the channel lineup.

References

  1. Global Destiny History
  2. Mandaluyong City Infrastructure, Mandaluyong City MIS
  3. The Philippine Broadcast Equipment Market, March 2006, CommerceCan
  4. Timeline of Significant Events in Philippine Cyberage, Philippine Communication Centrum Foundation
  5. Global Destiny Channel Line-up Retrieved via www.mydestiny.net 02-18-2009
  6. Global Destiny Channel Line-Up Retrieved via www.telebisyon.net 02-18-2009


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