Broadcast City
Alternative names RPN Broadcast City
IBC Broadcast City
General information
Type Radio studio
Television studio
Address Capitol Hills, Old Balara,
Town or city Quezon City
Country Philippines
Current tenants Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Radio Philippines Network
Construction started 1970
Completed 1976
Inaugurated 1978
Renovated 2013
Demolished 2018
Owner Roberto Benedicto (1978-1986)
Government of the Philippines (1986-2019)
Technical details
Floor count 3

Broadcast City was a television and radio broadcast center owned by the Philippine government. It is located at Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City. Broadcast City is the home of state-owned sequestered TV and radio networks IBC and RRN as their headquarters. This is also the former home of the network BBC. It was built in July 1978 and founded by Amb. Roberto Benedicto and it was the most modern broadcast facility at that time. IBC and RPN shared the Broadcast City headquarters. IBC and RPN were has discontinued the usage of Broadcast City in late 2018, and it is set to be demolished to give way for the Larossa Condominum project.

Structures (IBC)Edit

The Broadcast City is the main state-of-the-art headquarter, commercial 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, props storage, garage areas, rehearsal rooms, talent dressing and makeup rooms, and administrative and production offices. 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. The features of the studio and shown the dance studio where the audience including Jose Avellana watched them dance.

It was orginally built in July 1978 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, designed to resemble common US television facilities (since it comprised of separate soundstages), 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 convenience store Ministop.

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. 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 Lingkod Kaibigan Foundation can also be found inside the 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.

IBC main buildingEdit

The IBC main building originally built at IBC Broadcast Center in 2018 and is the main headquarters of the whole IBC network. It is directly connected to the network's studios in IBC Broadcast Center which was also built in 2018. The main entrance to the whole complex is located here. Today, it is mainly occupied by the FM radio station 89 DMZ. The IBC Studios can be toured through the company's IBC Studio Tours.

IBC BuildingEdit

The first phase was the news department (with the control room for news programs) and the second phase involved the entertainment department.

IBC News department building is the news studio and office building of the news division IBC News and Current Affairs. The first floor is IBC's flagship news programs Express Balita, Tutok 13 and IBC NewsBreak in the first floor as the news studio. The IBC Newsroom which is used by the IBC News Network for live broadcasts is located here and the AM radio station DZTV Radyo Budyong 1358 as well as its website. Second floor of the news studio and office building is the loop studio, which is being used by the morning news and talk show Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba? ng Bayan.

IBC's studios are the oldest television studios of IBC. It is actually a single large building that houses thirteen studios. It was originally built in 2018 and it is directly connected to the main building. Studio 1, one of the oldest studios of IBC, currently houses the dance music variety show DMZ-TV Non-Stop. Studio 2, one of the the largest studio of IBC and houses the musical variety show P.O.13, and the musical variety show Sarah G. Live. Studio 3 is the home studio of the noontime variety show APO Tanghali Na!. Studio 4 houses the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. Studio 5 and 6 (the Escalera house and Diliman High School with Aning's Coffeeteria near the public high school) are used by the curriculum-based sitcom Iskul Bukol. Studio 7 is used by the curriculum-based game show Battle of the Brains. Studio 8 is a recording studio. Studio 9 houses the lifestyle talk show Morning Kris. Studio 10 where the situational comedies are taped, the afternoon family sitcom Hapi House which taped in this studio (every sound created in the studio is captured). Studio 11 houses the late morning entertainment news program Showbiz Unlimited, the talk show Forum ni Randy and the public service program Kakampi Mo Ang Batas. Studios 12 houses the the youth-oriented magazine show Saberkada and the comedy talk show The Medyo Late Night Show with Jojo A. All The Way!. Studio 13 houses the longest-running gag show T.O.D.A.S. Houses the production offices, dressing rooms, photoshoots, make-up room of IBC Production Studio and the live show. This studio is also home for the entertainment news program Secarats News of Secarats TV.

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 DTC BuildingEdit

The IBC Development and Talent Center building, which is also known as the DTC building, is a seven story building that houses two studios, rehearsal rooms, a storage area, and the IBC Talent Center Workshop's offices. Studios 14 and 15, which is located in the building's sixth floor, are used by the shows of the top-rating music channel Channel V and vairous cable and digital channels of IBC.

See alsoEdit


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