National Broadcasting Network, Inc. (NBN)
is television network owned by the Government of the Philippines through People's Television Network, Inc.
(PTNI). Its head office, studios and transmitter
are located in Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City .
The GTV Network in 1978.
country's only government television network began operations in
1974 as Government
. It was renamed Maharlika Broadcasting System in
1980 and following the People Power Revolution in 1986
, became People's Television (PTV 4).
On March 26
President Cory Aquino
signed Republic Act 7306 turning PTV
Network into a government corporation known formally as People's
Television Network, Inc.
Shortly after he took over the mantle of government in June 1992
, President Fidel V. Ramos
appointed PTV Network's first board of directors. The Network was
given a one-time equity funding for capital outlay. Since 1992, PTV
has been operating on revenues it generates on its own. Republic Act
7306 stipulates that the
government shall not appropriate funds for the operations of the
PTNI is on full satellite transmission nationwide since 1992 using
PALAPA C2. Its flagship station PTV-4, which is based in
City, boasts of a 40-kilowatt brand-new transmitter
sitting on a 500-ft tower.
With its 32 provincial stations
across the country, the network has extended its reach and coverage
to approximately 85 percent of the television viewing public
So far, PTNI has come up with the kind of programs that have earned
for itself the Hall of Fame Award for Best Station and for Most
Balanced Programming in 1987
and two succeeding
years thereafter, from the Catholic Mass Media Awards
(CMMA). It has, to its name, several pioneering and award-winning
educational, cultural and public service programs for their
relevance and production excellence. In 1996, PTV won the award for
Best TV Station ID in the PMPC Star Awards for Television.
PTNI has pioneered educational and cultural programming. Some of
its award-winning programs were Tele-aralan ng Kakayahan (which
predated ABS-CBN's The Knowledge
by decades), Ating Alamin, Sesame
, For Art's Sake, Coast to Coast and Paco Park Presents.
Today, at the core of its educational programming is the Continuing
Education Via Television or CONSTEL, a program aimed at upgrading
teaching skills of elementary and secondary teachers of Science and
English. Institutionalized by Department of Education,
Culture and Sports
, CONSTEL Science and English are being used
in teacher training by the Regional and Divisional Leader Schools
of the Department of Education, culture and Sports and in Teacher
Education Institutions of the Commission on
PTNI has also been the official broadcaster of major international
sports competitions. It covered the Olympic Games in 1988 with
the Barcelona Olympics in Spain
missing in 1992 and Beijing
Olympics in China was also
missing in 2008.
PTNI was the carrying station of the
South East Asian Games
, and 2007
, Asian Games
and the IAAF World Championships
During these coverages, PTNI has received commendations from
various sports organizations. In 1996
received a presidential citation from then President Fidel V. Ramos
for the successful coverage of the Atlanta Olympic Games
On July 16
the new management appointed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
adopted the name National Broadcasting Network (NBN) carrying a new
slogan "One People. One Nation. One Vision." for a new image in
line with its new programming thrusts.
NBN expanded its broadcast reach with the launching of NBN World on
cooperation with the Television and Radio Broadcasting Service
(TARBS). This global expansion signals new directions for NBN as it
becomes accessible to the rest of the world, particularly the
millions of Filipinos overseas. NBN can be seen in Australia
and the Asia-Pacific
Presently NBN is transmitting via satellite nationwide using AGILA
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||Ang Network Para Sa Pilipino
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||4 Your Information Channel
NBN stations nationwide
NBN's International Subsidiary
- NBN America
- NBN World
- NBN Middle East
NBN Information Channel
The NBN Information
or NBNi is another initiative of National Broadcasting
Network to reach out to Filipinos worldwide using the internet.
Wi-Cast which is the live video streaming of NBN's flagship station programs from Quezon
On-demand videos of popular NBN shows and
other downloads are also available for the people to enjoy and be