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SBN (Southern Broadcasting Network, Inc.) is a Philippine television network owned by Filipino-Chinese tycoon Lucio Co, the owner of Puregold Price Club Inc., a supermarket chain. Its main broadcast facilities at Solar Media Center, Ground Floor, WCC Building, EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City with transmitters at 22/F Strata 2000 Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, which the former SBN studios were located. Its TV station (DWCP-TV 21) became the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila in May, 1992.


Southern Broadcasting Network of Davao launched SBN Channel 21, the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila starting 1992. It was then known as World TV 21. The idea is to bring back programming similar to the forcibly shut-down FEN Channel 17 of the former Clark US Air Base a year earlier due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

Beginning on January 1, 2008, Solar Entertainment began to lease airtime on SBN, choosing to broadcast programming from its entertainment channel ETC.[1] This partnership ended in March 2, 2011, as Solar transferred ETC to RPN. As a result, SBN renewed partnership with Solar Entertainment to create the news network Talk TV, and since October 30 2012, it is now known as the Solar News Channel, the first 24-hour English news channel on free-to-air TV.


Main article: List of programs broadcast by Solar News Channel

SBN/Solar News Channel SlogansEdit

Branding Slogan Years Active
SBN 21/World TV 21 Your Kind of Life 1992-1996
SBN 21 The Only One 1996-2004
SBN 21 Dito Ikaw Ang Una! 2004-2007
SBN 21/ETC 21 It's All Good, All Free! 2007-2011
SBN 21/Talk TV 21 Be Talktv (Talkative) 2011-2012
SBN 21/Solar News Channel Inform. Inspire. 2012-Present

Southern Broadcasting Network stations nationwideEdit

Solar News Channel stationsEdit

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power kW Station Type Location (Transmitter site)
Solar News Channel TV-21 Manila DWCP-TV TV-21 40 kW (500 kW ERP) Originating Metro Manila
Solar News Channel TV-21 Laoag DWAP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Laoag
Solar News Channel TV-43 Tuguegarao DW__-TV TV-43 5 kW Relay Tuguegarao
Solar News Channel TV-22 Naga DZSS-TV TV-22 1 kW Relay Naga
Solar News Channel TV-21 Legazpi DWJP-TV TV-21 1 kW Relay Legazpi
Solar News Channel TV-32 Iloilo DYSN-TV TV-32 10 kW Relay Iloilo
Solar News Channel TV-5 Bacolod DYLP-TV TV-5 10 kW Originating Bacolod
Solar News Channel TV-6 Cebu DYCP-TV TV-6 5 kW Originating Cebu
Solar News Channel TV-22 Tacloban DYJP-TV TV-22 1 kW Relay Tacloban
Solar News Channel TV-27 Zamboanga DXJP-TV TV-27 1 kW Relay Zamboanga
Solar News Channel TV-5 Cagayan De Oro DXCS-TV TV-5 10 kW Originating Cagayan De Oro
Solar News Channel TV-7 Davao DXSS-TV TV-7 10 kW Originating Davao
Solar News Channel TV-13 Iligan DXYL-TV TV-13 5 kW Affiliate Iligan
Solar News Channel TV-28 General Santos DXKM-TV TV-28 5 kW Relay General Santos
Solar News Channel TV-31 Butuan DXTL-TV TV-31 25 kW Originating Butuan
Solar News Channel TV-26 Surigao DXSN-TV TV-26 10 kW Originating Surigao

Solar News Channel via cable and satellite TelevisionEdit

All of these cable and satellite channels carry DWCP-TV-21 Manila.

Cable/Satellite Provider Ch. # Coverage
Cablelink 14 Metro Manila
Cignal Digital TV 10 Nationwide
Destiny Cable 28 Metro Manila
Cable Star Iloilo 41 Iloilo City
SkyCable 16 Metro Manila

-With several cable TV affiliates nationwide.

Mom's Radio stationsEdit

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
Mom's Radio 97.9 Laoag DWSN-FM 97.9 MHz 5 kW Laoag
Mom's Radio 95.9 Naga DZRB-FM 95.9 MHz 10 kW Naga
Mom's Radio 90.3 Bacolod DYCP-FM 90.3 MHz 5 kW Bacolod
Mom's Radio 88.3 Cebu DYAP-FM 88.3 MHz 5 kW Cebu
Mom's Radio 101.5 Tacloban DYJP-FM 101.5 MHz 2.5 kW Tacloban
Mom's Radio 101.9 Zamboanga DXJP-FM 101.9 MHz 5 kW Zamboanga
Mom's Radio 97.9 Davao DXSS 97.9 MHz 10 kW Davao

El Nuevo-Bantay Radyo stationsEdit

Main article: Bantay Radyo


External linksEdit

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