Sonshine Media Network International
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Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI), also known by its legal trading name Swara Sug Media Corporation, is the broadcasting arm of a Philippine television evangelist, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy. Based in Davao City and Makati City (for its sister channel SMNI News Channel), it is available via terrestrial broadcast in the Philippines, and on cable, satellite, and online streaming worldwide. The network now owns and operates two television channels, where the main flagship channel maintains 24-hour service through regular repetition of a dozen self-produced Kingdom Programs in English, Tagalog and sometimes dozens of foreign languages, along with news, public affairs and sports programs; while the network's sister channel SMNI News Channel primarily provides 24-hour rolling news coverage and public affairs programs, which broadcasts exclusively in Digital TV format in Metro Manila. It also maintains a network of radio stations under the "Sonshine Radio" brand of the Swara Sug Media Corporation. The main studios are located at JC Compound, Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway, Sasa, Davao City and ACQ Tower, Sta. Rita Street, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City.
|Industry||Broadcast Television and Radio network|
|Predecessor||ACQ Broadcasting Network (1987-1992) |
ACQ Worldwide Broadcast Ministries-Q Channel (1992-2003)
ACQ-Kingdom Broadcasting Network (2003-2010)
|Headquarters||KJC Compound, Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway, Sasa, Davao City |
ACQ Tower, Sta. Rita Street, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City, Philippines
|Apollo C. Quiboloy (Founder and Chairman) |
Marlon Rosete (President and CEO)
|Owner||Kingdom of Jesus Christ|
|Type||Terrestrial television network|
|Slogan||Where Everything is Possible |
A World of Endless Posibilities
Your Way to the New World
|4:3 480i (SDTV)|
|SMNI News Channel|
It was licensed in late 2003 by the Philippine government to operate seven analog free-to-air television channels in key cities across the country. It also has two digital terrestrial channels in Metro Manila and Davao Central.
The Kingdom of Jesus Christ's Media Ministry, known today as SMNI, trace roots on the radio with the program "Pagsusi sa Kamatuoran" on radio stations DXDC and DXUM. In 1992, the ministry launched their first television program, "The Hour of Truth" aired on IBC and ABS-CBN stations in Visayas and Mindanao, followed by "Powerline" in 1995.
On July 2000, The Kingdom of Jesus Christ officially launched its own Cable network, "The Q Channel" (then also known as "ACQ–TV, Q Channel"). the channel to delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Gospel of the Kingdom from Davao City to key cities around the Philippines.
On April 25, 2003, The Q Channel was renamed as "ACQ–Kingdom Broadcasting Network (ACQ-KBN)" after the network was relaunched. it also the network was launched as the new slogan "Delivering the Good news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week". At that time, ACQ-KBN also launched its new religious programs such as Give Us This Day, Sounds of Worship, Batang Kaharian (lit. Kingdom Child), Way Ahead, Highest Praise and many more.
In 2004, KJC through ACQ-KBN launches its own radio station in Davao City as "DXAQ Kingdom Radio 1404 AM".
On March 2005, ACQ-KBN through Swara Sug Media Corporation acquired NBC Angel Radyo AM stations from Nation Broadcasting Corporation and rebranded it as "Sonshine Radio".
On November 2005, DWAQ-TV Channel 39 goes "on the air" as "ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV-39 Metro Manila" on "test broadcast". but later on January 8, 2006, after the series of test broadcasts, ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV 39 is launched at the first Global Thanksgiving and Worship presentation at the PhilSports Arena, the network venture from Cable TV broadcasting to Free-to-Air TV broadcasting.
On July 2006, ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV to form as "Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI)" was launched as News and Public Affairs block which became a tie-up of ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV-39 in Metro Manila and ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV-43 in Davao.
On August 2010, ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV (merger of ACQ-KBN and Sonshine Media Network International) was renamed again as simply "SMNI", the network was focus in Religious, News and Public Affairs programs carried from the now-defunct ACQ-KBN, it also the network was launched as the new slogan "Alternative media, Alternative power, it Sustains Life" (first slogan) and "Informs, Delivers, Transforms" (second slogan) with a new station ID.
On January 2011, SMNI was launched as the new slogan "Where Everything is Possible" with a new station ID.
On May 24, 2016, SMNI launched its own News and Public affairs channel as SMNI News Channel and it is exclusively aired over Digital Terrestrial Television on UHF Channel 40 in Metro Manila and its internet Live streaming.
On August 31, 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11422 was approved by the House of Representatives Swara Sug Media Corporation license for another 25 years. The law grants SSMC a franchise to construct, install, operate, and maintain, for commercial purposes, radio broadcasting stations and television stations throughout the Philippines.
SMNI TV Programs
SMNI stations nationwide
SMNI TV stations in the Philippines
SMNI TV nationwide
|Branding||Callsign||Ch. #||Power (kW)||Station type||Location (transmitter site)|
|SMNI TV-43 Davao||DXAQ-TV||TV-43||50 kW||Originating||Davao|
|SMNI TV-39 Manila||DWAQ-TV||TV-39||30 kW||Originating||Metro Manila|
|SMNI TV-35 Laoag||DWSB-TV||TV-35||5 kW||Relay||Laoag|
|SMNI TV-38 Vigan||DWSP-TV||TV-38||5 kW||Relay||Vigan|
|SMNI TV-37 Isabela||DWSA-TV||TV-37||2 kW||Relay||Santiago, Isabela|
|SMNI TV-39 Roxas||DYSW-TV||TV-39||1 kW||Relay||Roxas|
|SMNI TV-39 Butuan||DXSW-TV||TV-39||5 kW||Relay||Butuan|
SMNI TV on Digital Terrestrial Television
|Terrestrial||Callsign||Ch. #||Frequency||Power||Area of Coverage|
|Digital||DWAQ-TV||40 (Digital Test Broadcast)||629.143 MHz||100 W||Metro Manila|
|Digital||DXAQ-TV||19 (Digital Test Broadcast)||503.143 MHz||1 kW||Davao|
SMNI TV on Cable Television
|Cable Provider||Ch. #||Coverage|
|Destiny Cable||97 on Analog||Metro Manila|
|Sky Cable||162 on Digital||Metro Manila|
Sonshine Radio stations
|Sonshine Radio Manila||DZAR||1026 kHz||50 kW||Metro Manila|
|Sonshine Radio Dagupan||DZRD||981 kHz||5 kW||Dagupan|
|Sonshine Radio Tuguegarao||DZYT||765 kHz||5 kW||Tuguegarao|
|Sonshine Radio Santiago||DWSI||864 kHz||5 kW||Santiago, Isabela|
|Sonshine Radio Cabanatuan||DWAY||1332 kHz||5 kW||Cabanatuan|
|Sonshine Radio Cebu||DYAR||765 kHz||10 kW||Cebu|
|Sonshine Radio Davao||DXRD||711 kHz||10 kW||Davao|
- "ACQ KBN granted franchise to open 38 free TV stations". Sun.Star Davao. 2003-12-27. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- "Globecast ACQ-KBN satellite channel listing". Archived from the original on 2005-10-30. Retrieved 11 November 2005.