This article is about the flagship station of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) in Metro Manila

IBC 13 Logo 2012
Metro Manila
City Quezon City
Branding IBC TV-13 Manila
Slogan Trese ng Bayan
Iconic. Bold. Chill.
Kaibigan Mo!
Channel Analog: 13 (VHF)
Digital: 26 (UHF) (ISDB-T)
Virtual: 13 (LCN)
Subchannels 13.01: IBC
12.02: IBC News Network
13:03: IBC Plus
13.04: DZTV TeleTrese
13.05: DMZ Channel
13.06: IBC Classics
13.07: Channel V Philippines
13.08: Toon TV
13.09: Secarats TV
13.10: IBC oneseg (1seg)
Translators D13TV 13 Santiago, Isabela
D5VR 5 Virac, Catanduanes
Affiliations IBC (O&O)
Owner Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Founded March 1, 1960; 58 years ago
Call letters' meaning DZ
Sister station(s) DWNN-TV (IBC News Network)
Former callsigns None
Transmitter power Analog: 50,000 watts TPO
(500,000 watts ERP)
Digital: 1,000 watts TPO
Transmitter coordinates 14°38′58″N 121°1′8″E

DZTV-TV, channel 13, is the flagship VHF television station of Philippine television network Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation. The station broadcast on both Channel 13 (VHF analog broadcast) and Channel 26 (UHF digital test broadcast/terrestrial). Its studios, offices and broadcast facilities are located at the IBC Broadcast Center, Lot 3-B, Capitol Hills Drive cor. Zuzuarregui Street, Barangay Matandang Balara, Diliman, Quezon City, and the transmitter station is located at the IBC Tower, Roosevelt Ave., San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City where the studio of IBC via transmitter site in this tower transmitted signals for IBC while it also using the studios in Broadcast City, sharing facilities with DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386 and 89 DMZ.

It operates from Mondays to Fridays from 4:15 am to 2:00 am, Saturdays from 5:00 am to 2:00 am and Sundays from 4:30 am to 2:15 am. It is the main channel of the network's national television programming which is broadcast to all its regional stations.

On Janaury 4, 2014, IBC launched its digital broadcast on a digital terrestrial television ISDB-T as IBC Digital started broadcast on UHF 26 which updated and used by the terrestrial network IBC-13 and adjustments to their feed for their audio and video. It currently operates on both analog TV channel 13 and digital TV channel 26.


DZTV-TV traces its history to the Philippine television station, under the Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation thru the tri-media conglomerate of RMN-IBC-Philippine Herald owned by Andrés Soriano, Sr., the then owner of San Miguel Corporation.

DZTV Channel 13 started broadcasts on March 1, 1960 at 6:30pm. The first and original studios are located at P. Guevarra Street in the town of San Juan del Monte, Rizal province (now city of San Juan, Metro Manila) (they were owned by Andres Soriano along with RMN Manila). The station had relay transmitters to bring its programs to viewers in Cebu and Davao. Dick Baldwin was the station's first owner, and programming first consisted of mostly foreign programs from CBS, and a few local shows. Andres would acquire the network in 1962.

In 1970 to 1972, IBC launched its color transmission system named "Vinta Color" named after the Vintas from Zamboanga, becoming the third network in the Philippines to convert to all-color broadcasts, after ABS-CBN and RPN. After the declaration of martial law, ABS-CBN veteran Ben Aniceto took over the station manager of Channel 13 from 1973–1976.[1] As the de facto television arm of the RMN network, it was partnered with the RMN radio stations for coverages of the general elections of 1969 and 1971.

On February 1, 1975, due to a constitutional limitation prohibiting the partnership of media by non-Filipinos or corporations not 100% Filipino owned, Inter-Island 13 split off from the Sorianos and Canoys (owners of RMN), and was renamed Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) and acquired by the Benedicto Group of Companies headed by the late Roberto Benedicto. IBC also opened its FM station DWKB-FM the same year. Marking the relaunch, the network debuted its vinta logo, which would be used until 1978 in two iterations.

In 1976, IBC metamorphosed into one of the country's most viewed TV network with its primetime lineup and full length local and foreign films aired on this channel. This catapulted IBC in the number one slot among 4 rival networks, and also emphasized that the network became the birthplace of the golden age of Philippine television, with many top series headlined by hit stars on radio, TV and film. Through the blood and sweat of its employees and the income generated from its programs, the network built and finally moved into its present home at the modern Broadcast City, together with its sister networks RPN and BBC in July 1978. The complex was a 55,000 square metre tract located at Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City. IBC manifested an enviable resilience in surviving the challenges. It marked the biggest, most progressive leap any network has ever made. Because of its station produced shows and co-production ventures, it penetrated a wider market. Thus, remarkable productivity surfaced with a acquisition of several provincial TV and radio stations. It was one of the most dominant networks in the days of president Ferdinand Marcos. By 1985, however, the rise of RPN relegated it to no.2 overall, albelt with many great local and foreign programs that were popular among viewers.

After the People Power Revolution, IBC, with 20 television stations that time, was sequestered by the government. A board of administrators was created to run the station. All of the stocks and assets of IBC, and its sister networks RPN-9 and BBC-2 were sequestered by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). The new logo, features the IBC and 13 was on the separate circles. When it became a state channel, a new logo debuted featuring IBC and 13 on separate circles, a revamp of an earlier logo which debuted in 1980. The new slogan Basta Pinoy sa Trese was in a circle to commemorate the People Power Revolution.

President Corazon Aquino turned over IBC and RPN to the Government Communications Group and awarded BBC through an executive order to ABS-CBN. When BBC closed down, IBC absorbed majority of its displaced employees, thus doubled the operating expenses of the network. Cost of programs went up three-fold. Line-produced shows and co-production ventures with some big film companies like Viva, Regal, and Seiko were favored, aside from their station-produced programs. The top rated shows of IBC were pirated by rival networks, however it scored a victory when it acquired the then ABS-CBN program Loveliness in 1988, staring Alma Moreno. Cost of programs, talent fees and TV rights increased tremendously. IBC could no longer afford to produce its own shows, save for its news and current affairs programming and special events.

In 1987, IBC 13 was also named as E13 for the first time and its slogan Life Begins at 13 noted for the butterfly logo in the form of the letter E and the number 13.

In July 1, 1989, the IBC brand returned after two years. The network adopted a new image at the same year, Pusong Pinoy, Pusong Trese (Heart of Filipino, Heart of Thirteen), to recapture the glory days it once had. But because of the sequestration, periodic change of management and the internal problems, the network started to lose the support from its advertisers.

On February 23, 1990, IBC officially inagurated a new 50,000 watt transmitter Quezon City. Known as IBC Tower, the 500 foot (200.5 m) transmitter helped improve the channel's reception in Luzon, and was also the tallest man-made structure in the country at the time.

Islands Broadcast Corporation under Mr. Alfonso Denoga took over the management and the marketing of IBC (which came to be known as Islands TV-13) in August 1, 1990, when the time IBC 13 was dead last (#5) in the ratings. The new logo features a three triangles and a slogan, The Newest Network adorn on the logo. It was in the later part of its operations that ratings and income suffered due to mismanagement which caused labor unrest. In March 1993, the Makati RTC issued the court order stopping Islands for being the marketing and sales agent of IBC due to unpaid financial obligations to the network as the contract of Islands expired in February 28, 1993.[2]

In October 3, 1992, Islands TV-13 was renamed back as IBC and became a 100% government owned station by virtue of a compromise agreement between PCGG and Roberto Benedicto, management and marketing were returned to the IBC Board of Directors. The programming remained at a standstill in preparation for the launching of a new image of the station.

It was on May 27, 1994 when IBC launched its new slogan Pinoy Ang Dating (The Coming of Filipino, literally translated as Filipino styled) with a Filipino-like visually enticing music video (with Grace Nono as the composer and singer of the same song), an innovation in terms of station identification. Despite limited resources, programming improved but the battle for audience share continued. Advertisers became more responsive to marketing efforts. The said ident won the Gawad CCP Award for Best Station Identification in the said year.[3]

The following year in 1995, IBC began to broadcast its programs nationwide via Nationwide Satellite Broadcast, after RPN in 1980, ABS-CBN in 1989, GMA Network in 1991 and PTV in 1992.[4]

In 1996, Vintage Enterprises transferred to IBC as part of the launching of Vintage Television (VTV), a primetime slot that aired on IBC with PBA, Blow by Blow and other Vintage Sports-produced programs after leaving another government-owned station, People's Television Network (PTV). The block helped IBC 13 landed in no. 3 in the primetime ratings, mainly credited to the airing of the PBA games.[5] Rehabilitation of the transmitter and other technical facilities where initiated in the network's flagship and provincial stations. At the same time, IBC also installed a new Harris 60-kilowatt transmitter for clearer TV reception, and utilized the services of the APSTAR 1 Satellite for a broader international reach.

On July 1, 1998, veteran actress Boots Anson-Roa (replacing Gemiliano Templo) served as the president and general manager of the network, who appointed by the administration of then President-elect Joseph Estrada. In July 13, 1998, the network has been reinvented its Filipino news program Express Balita (originally known as IBC Express Balita from 1998 to January 4, 2002), which become the national flagship newscast. The same day, it made a return of Filipino language late night news broadcast with the news program IBC Balita Ngayon, the third Filipino-language late-night newscast after 8 years of hiatus (with Balita sa IBC: Huling Ulat from 1986 to 1989 and Headline Trese from 1989 to 1990). As the newscast fasten to higher than its English newscasts, all networks start to follow including GMA Network in November 1998, ABS-CBN in 1999, Radio Philippines Network in 2000, National Broadcasting Network in 2001 and Associated Broadcasting Company in 2004.

In 2000, Viva Entertainment's subsidiary Viva Television led by Viva chairman and CEO Vic del Rosario, Jr. acquired Vintage Enterprises (including VTV on IBC primetime block) from the Velez family and changed its name to Viva TV, the primetime sports and entertainment block on IBC (5 to 11 p.m. (6 hours) on weeknights, 5 p.m. to 12 midnight (7 hours) on Saturdays and 3:30 to 11 p.m. (7.5 hours) on Sundays) launched on February 20, 2000 with PBA on Viva TV. Aside from that, IBC unveiled the primetime slot (7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, 8 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, and 11 p.m. to 12 midnight from Monday to Friday) to boost our programming and producing the station-produced programs (IBC Express Balita (4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday), Ronda Trese (11 p.m. from Monday to Friday), Good Take (11:30 p.m. on Monday), DMZ-TV (8 p.m. on Tuesday) and Last Fool Show (11:30 p.m. on Friday). It gave the station a boost in the ratings game, IBC remained the number three TV network in the country, a position in viewership at present.

In November 2000, Viva TV on IBC begin to produce the local version of game shows are Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (hosted by Christopher de Leon from 2000 to 2002, now with Drew Arellano since 2010 at present), now the longest-running game show on Philippine TV (produced by IBC) since 2000 and The Weakest Link (hosted by Edu Manzano) in 2001.

In February 9, 2001, Lito Balquiedra became the president of the network, replacing Roa when she running for senator. However, Lito was replaced by Renato Bello as the president in July 1, 2001. In July 2001, Viva TV on IBC began to air the Mexican telenovelas Maria del Cielo (premiered in July 21) and Por Un Beso on primetime (premiered in September 10) and Carita de Angel on daytime (premiered in September 12) after the success of telenovelas the are two top networks GMA Network and ABS-CBN in their programming lineup and introducing the popular Tagalog dubbed anime series in Japan like Akazukin Chacha, Crayon Shin Chan and Cyborg Kurochan which airs on the evening slot. In August 8, 2001, it announced that Cerge Remonde appointed as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the network.

In December 14, 2003, Viva TV on IBC was ended after Viva decided not to renew a blocktime agreement with IBC due to high blocktime costs and low ratings. The Main Event is the only program which still airs in IBC recently, as it became part of TV5 sports programming block AKTV, making Viva Sports own a mere 20% of the block.

On December 12, 2003, IBC launched again its new logo and its new slogan Ang Bagong Pilipino (The New Filipino) with a freestyle station ID.

In late 2007, IBC management inked a deal with the Makisig Network, led by Hermie Esguerra. Makisig was accepted as a primetime block-timer of IBC. However, Makisig Network's programs were not aired due to questions on the propriety of the terms and conditions of the agreement. Said agreement expired in October 2008. IBC signed a blocktime agreement with TV5's sports division Sports5 to air live sports coverage via its sports programming AKTV.[6][7] It was launched last June 5, 2011, with the AKTV Run held outside SM Mall of Asia in Bay City, Pasay. At the same day, IBC launched a new logo and slogan Where the Action Is! to reflect the change.[8]

In October 2011, IBC saw the return to airing and became the home of the Philippines' professional basketball league Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), which was return for the network after 8 years of hiatus and beginning in the 2011-12 season, as part of Sports5's newest partnership with the league.

Eric Canoy appointed as the chairman of IBC at the time. The new management introduced many changes including a stronger news and public affairs division, high-quality entertainment, modernization of its broadcast equipment, and the acquisition of broadcast rights of Philippine Basketball Association games via Sports5. Additionally, it also relaunched a new advertising campaign and long-time slogan, Pinoy Ang Dating!, which emphasized the new lineup as being more distinct and new than being aired by its competitors at the time.

The network underwent management changes on June 11, 2012, as IBC 13 unveiled the two new departments, IBC News and Current Affairs (headed by veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza as the news and current affairs head) and IBC Entertainment (headed by Laurenti Dyogi). In July 1, 2012,  the present advertising campaign, branding and slogan, Kapinoy (literally means "a member of the Filipino"), which it believes reaffirms the network's commitment to quality Kapinoy programming that will foster the morals and values that are ostensibly upheld in many Filipino culture, families and children.

In July 1, 2012,  the present advertising campaign, branding and slogan, Kapinoy (literally means "a member of the Filipino"), which it believes reaffirms the network's commitment to quality Kapinoy programming that will foster the morals and values that are ostensibly upheld in many Filipino culture, families and children.

In a statement released in April 11, 2013, MediaQuest chairman Manny Pangilinan announced that AKTV will no longer renew the blocktime agreement in May due to high costs,[9] and there has been doubts about the future of the network, although the PBA games is the only Sports5-produced program airing on IBC at present. However, according to a news article dated September 26, 2012, former IBC chairman Eric Canoy hinted that in pursuant to AO 26 which restored its archives, hopefully IBC could reair them  as IBC Classics.[10]

IBC chairman Eric Canoy stepped down from his position after four years on December 31, 2013 as the last day before the new year as he resumed as the chairman of the Radio Mindanao Network (including the flagship UHF TV station BEAM 31). He was replaced by Jose Avellana, who appoined as the new chairman of IBC beginning January 1, 2014. The network begin to target a demographic range of audience by apealing the masses, male audience for sports on weekend (NBA and PBA) and Pinoy action movies (Sunday Sinemaks), and younger viewers for children, teenagers and young adults. Known for their programming, innovative promotions and trend-setting on-ground activities and events, as they complemented by the Kapinoy campaign. On January 4, 2014, IBC begins its digital broadcast on digital terrestrial television.

In Janaury 4, 2014, IBC launched its digital broadcast on ISDB-T, plus the launch of IBC Digital TV on March 1, 2016. The same year, in 2014, after regained its footing to the giant networks, IBC revolutionized the daily primetime programming to dominate the drama fare by setting the trend of fantaserye genre led by the first-ever fantasy series Janella in Wonderland which is self-produced by the network. The network made popularity in the fantaserye as IBC became the giant network by dominating its ratings on the evening primetime.

IBC recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Asian Television Content Corporation under Engr. Reynaldo Sanchez as the major blocktimer of the station. ATC @ IBC launched their programs include the Australian kid-oriented show Hi-5, two Mexican telenovelas The Two Sides of Ana (Dalawang Mukha ni Ana) and La Teniente, and ONE FC as well as their newest programs (ATC @ IBC) under IBC News Network (INN) premiered in June 2, 2014. However, on  August 31, 2014, programs under ATC @ IBC 13 block (INN) suddenly no longer aired on the network, possibly due to poor ratings and lack of advertisers' support.[11][12][13]

On September 12, 2015, IBC recently signed a deal and acquired a partnershp with Secarats Talent Management Services (STMS), the premier supplier of talents on TV, film, commercial, print ads and offer quality, effective, innovative and affordable training for singing, dance, modeling and acting workshop, under the leadership of Francis Custodio Abuan Jr. as the owner and producer. This happened after Secarats resuced the proposal from the former media partner PTV to transfer its young stars of the network that causing controversy. Since then, Secarats gained itself as the line producer and production partner of IBC.

In November 26, 2018, IBC was moved to its new building as IBC Building located at Capitol Hills Drive corner Zuzuarregui Street, Barangay Matandang Balara, Diliman, Quezon City after the demolition of Broadcast City.

Digital televisionEdit

Digital channelsEdit

UHF Channel 26 (545.143 MHz)

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming Note
13.01 480i 16:9 IBC IBC Commercial broadcast as IBC Digital Television/Configuration Testing
13.02 4:3 INN IBC News Network
13.03 IBC Plus IBC Plus
13.04 DZTV TeleTrese DZTV TeleTrese Encrypted
13.05 DMZ Channel DMZ Channel
13.06 IBC Classics IBC Classics
13.07 Channel V Philippines Channel V Philippines
13.08 Toon TV Toon TV
13.09 Secarats TV Secarats TV
13.10 240p IBC OneSeg IBC OneSeg 1seg


  • DZTV TeleTrese, DMZ Channel, IBC Classics, Channel V Philippines, Toon TV and Secarats TV are exclusive channels to IBC Digital TV, a digital set-top box marketed by the network.
  • Secarats TV is a general youth-oriented entertainment digital, satellite and cable channel that will surely delight fans of today’s biggest stars – Cherryz Mendoza, Joyce Abestano, Carleen Sky Aclan, Keith Cruz, Via Saroca and other young stars from the entertainment and the online world. Catch exclusive videos of Cherryz Mendoza, Carleen Sky Aclan, Joyce Abestano, Keith Cruz, Via Saroca, Jhazmyne Tobias, Raisa Dayrit, Patrick Destura and a constellation of young stars who offer top-quality and all-Pinoy produced brand of entertainment.

In addition, the line producer and production partner Secarats Talent Management Services (STMS) is planning to launch its youth-oriented entertainment channel on IBC's digital subchannel entitled Secarats TV on October 2, 2017. As the digital, satellite and cable channel which includes the previous teleseryes of IBC and Secarats, reality and variety shows, mall shows and concerts, and music videos featuring the Secarats artists.

References Edit

  1. ABS-CBN's post-EDSA boss Ben Aniceto passes away|publisher=ABS-CBN News|date=March 21, 2016|accessdate=March 21, 2016
  2. Court stopped TV-13 marketing agent
  3. IBC-13 "Pinoy Ang Dating" MTV
  5. Red, Isah V. (1996, March 23). VTV SHAKES INDUSTRY. (Ester. G. Dipasupil, Ed.) Manila Standard, X(42), p. 28B.
  6. TV5 airs primetime sports block AKTV on IBC-13 Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  7. AKTV Official Website retrieved via 05-11-2011
  8. MediaQuest keen on IBC-13 retrieved via 04-04-2011
  9. [1] "". Retrieved 2013-05-14.
  10. [2] "". Retrieved 2013-05-14.
  11. IBC New Shows
  12. [3]
  13. Asian Television Content Phl Corp. launches top-notch TV programs | publisher=Philippine Star | date=June 1, 2014 | accessdate=June 1, 2014

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