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DWBC-TV is a commercial relay television station owned by GMA Network Inc. Its studio is located at Brgy. Bayubay Sur, San Vicente, Ilocos Sur and the location of transmitter is at Mt. Caniao, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

DWBC-TV (GMA TV-48 Ilocos Sur)
Bantay, Ilocos Sur
CityIlocos Sur
ChannelsAnalog: 48 (UHF)
Digital: 15 (UHF) (ISDB-T) (Test Broadcast)
Virtual: 48.01 (LCN)
BrandingGMA TV-48 Ilocos Sur
GMA Ilocos
AffiliationsGMA Network (O&O)
OwnerGMA Network Inc.
GTV 40 Ilocos Sur
Founded2011; 10 years ago (2011)
Technical information
PowerAnalog: 5 kW
Digital: 5 kW

About DWBC-TVEdit

  • June 7, 2012 - GMA Ilocos launched as an originating station, which primarily covers the provinces of Ilocos Norte (via Channel 5), Abra (Channel 7) and Ilocos Sur (via Channel 48).
  • June 25, 2012 – November 7, 2014 - GMA Ilocos launched its flagship local newscast Balitang Ilokano.
  • November 10, 2014 – April 24, 2015 - GMA Ilocos relaunched its flagship local newscast 24 Oras Ilokano.
  • October 3, 2016 - GMA Ilocos began to simulcast GMA Dagupan's Balitang Amianan.
  • February 5, 2021 - GMA Ilocos started digital test broadcasts on UHF 15 covering Vigan and the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.

Currently Aired ProgramEdit

Previously Aired ProgramsEdit

  • Balitang Ilokano
  • 24 Oras Ilokano - defunct regional newscast, cancelled due to streamlining of regional operations

Digital televisionEdit

Digital channelsEdit

UHF Channel 15 (479.143 MHz)

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming Note
48.01 480i 4:3 GMA GMA Dagupan Relay (Main DWBC-TV programming) Commercial broadcast (500W)
48.02 GTV GTV
48.03 HEART OF ASIA Heart of Asia
48.04 HALLYPOP Hallypop
48.05 I HEART MOVIES I Heart Movies
48.07 DEPED TV DepEd TV Test Brosdcast
48.31 240p GMA1SEG GMA Dagupan Relay 1seg broadcast

See alsoEdit