For radio, see DWKC-FM.

Template:Infobox broadcast BEAM Channel 31 (DWKC-TV), is the flagship television station of Radio Mindanao Network and Broadcast Enterprises and Affiliated Media, Inc. in the Philippines. Its studios are located at the Unit 507 Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, and the transmitter is located at Palos Verdes Subdivision, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, province of Rizal.[1] Currently, the station is affiliated by Jack CITY, the secondary Jack TV network channel owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation.

History Edit

As CTV-31Edit

On October 31, 1992, Radio Mindanao Network became the second radio-based network to launch a TV station called CTV-31. It is also the first UHF station to be inspired by the format of a cable movie channel. But recently CTV-31 acquired and aired E! (the American-cable network channel in the US) in mid-1997. Because of the broadcasting rules assigned by National Telecommunications Commission and the matter that they acquired the broadcast rights from E!, CTV-31 stopped its broadcast on September 2000

As E! 31 Philippines and ceased transmissionEdit

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In mid-1997, it acquired rights to broadcast shows from the E! channel, a U.S. cable TV channel, which broadcast together with RMN's CTV-31. On September 2000, CTV-31 leased the entire channel block and changed its name to E! Philippines and limited its broadcast from 6pm-12mn .[2] However on June 1, 2003, RMN had to cease their operations on TV due to financial constraints and poor television ratings, and somehow decided to focus only on their 2 radio networks (which is 93.9 KCFM [now known as 93.9 iFM] and DZXL 558 AM). There were several religious groups who wish to acquire block programming of CTV but RMN refused to accept their offers. Some programs of E! were broadcast to QTV Channel 11 via E! on Q (now known as GMA News TV), ETC (which is currently the sister station of Jack City), Solar News Channel (currently aired over SBN 21), and Velvet.

Since July 2011, E! is now available on most major cable/satellite systems in the Philippines distributed by Universal Networks International (a subsidiary of NBCUniversal).[3]

As BEAM Channel 31Edit

Initial Broadcast & The Game ChannelEdit


Recently, after 8 years of being silent in Metro Manila & Antipolo, Rizal television, on July 3, 2011, UHF 31 returned its operations as a test broadcast.[4] The station was affiliated and occupied by Globe Telecom, as the partner of Betlehem Holdings, Inc. via Altimax Broadcasting Co. Inc., which decided that Radio Mindanao Network retains as the owner of the entire UHF 31 facilities.[5] And as the first broadcast TV operations of Globe Telecom, they have decided to have an affiliation partnership with Solar Entertainment Corporation. The network was branded on July 13 as BEAM Channel 31. On August 15, 2011, it started its initial broadcast carrying The Game Channel.[6] This network also plans to apply for the digital broadcast as the part of Globe Telecom and Radio Mindanao Network acquisition of this channel.[7] However, on December 24, The Game Channel limited its broadcast every morning and afternoon, to give way to its new sister network station CHASE, which is used its evening block.

CHASE ChannelEdit

In the later part of February, while CHASE started its programming on night, there is an investigator notebook that appear on the lower-left of the TV screen saying that CHASE goes 24. After that event, on February 15, 2012, after its 7 months of broadcasting on BEAM Channel 31, The Game Channel bid-goodbye to the viewers and move its operations on Global Destiny Cable (which currently aired on Channel 89), while CHASE remained on this channel and took its 24 hour permanent broadcast. Recently it ended its operation on October 19, 2012.

Jack CityEdit

On September 7, 2012, when they aired 24 on CHASE, an animation signage plugged and written like this: "Another Jack TV is rising, coming soon on this channel". This was the part of Solar TV Network, Inc. plans to use this channel assignment to air the said network. The network is planned and it was launched as the secondary Jack TV network named Jack CITY on October 20, 2012.[8][9]CHASE ended its operation on October 19, 2012, although some of its programs was still carried over by this channel. The full broadcast was initiated on November 11, 2012. The main reason of reformatting/rebranding is due to CHASE which is find out that is too much male-centric. Recently, on June 28, 2013, BEAM Channel 31 limited its operation from 24 hours a day to 18 hours a day from 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM on free TV prior to National Telecommunications Commission rules on affiliated free TV stations.

Slogans Edit

  • Cinema Television - (CTV 31; 1992-2000)
  • You're on E! Philippines (E! Philippines 31; 2000-2003)
  • I'm Game For The Game Channel! (The Game Channel; 2011-February 2012)
  • You're Watching CHASE / Get your thrill of mystery and action / Definitely Most Wanted! (CHASE; February – October 2012)
  • Drama with Style (Jack CITY; 2012–Present)

Currently and Previously aired programs Edit


RMN/BEAM TV stations in the Philippines Edit

Further information: RMN/BEAM TV Stations

References Edit

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