Broadcast City

Broadcast City was the headquarters and broadcast complex of the television and radio networks owned by Roberto Benedicto, namely - Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Radio Philippines Network (RPN) and Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC). It was located at Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City and served as the three network's main television and radio production center and main transmission facility. It was inaugurated in July 1978 and was the most modern broadcast facility at that time.

Broadcast City
General information
TypeRadio studio
Television studio
AddressCapitol Hills, Old Balara
Town or cityQuezon City
CountryPhilippines
Construction started1970
Completed1976
Inaugurated1978
Renovated2013
Demolished2020[citation needed]
OwnerRoberto Benedicto (1978-1986)
Government of the Philippines (1986-2018)

After the 1986 People Power Revolution toppled the government of Ferdinand Marcos, Broadcast City and the three networks were sequestered by the new government and placed under the management of a Board of Administrators tasked to operate and manage its business and affairs subject to the control and supervision of Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).[1]

BBC ended its operations on March 20, 1986 and its radio and television frequencies were awarded back to ABS-CBN in July 1986.

In 2011, IBC entered into a joint venture agreement with Prime Realty, an affiliate of R-II Builders Group of Reghis Romero Jr. The agreement called for the development of 3.5 hectares of Broadcast City.[2]

In October 2012, RPN was acquired by the Solar TV Network and discontinued use of the Broadcast City facilities.

IBC has discontinued the use of Broadcast City since December 2018. Broadcast City was demolished on 2020 to give way for the Larossa Condominium project of Primehomes Real Estate Development Inc.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Executive Order No. 11, series 1986". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. April 8, 1986. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  2. ^ dela Pena, Zinnia (December 26, 2011). "San Miguel still keen on IBC-13, RPN-9". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 7, 2020.

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