UNTV (Philippines)

UNTV, formally known by two brands as UNTV News and Rescue and UNTV Public Service, is the flagship Philippine television network of the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (known on air as UNTV-PBC), together with Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (known on air as UNTV-BMPI), the network's content provider and marketing arm and Christian religious organization Members Church of God International (MCGI), its major blocktimer. DWAO-TV is one of very few NTSC-System M stations in the world that broadcast on Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Channel 37. In 2019, UNTV transferred its studios from the old UNTV Building at 907 EDSA Quezon City to La Verdad Christian College (LVCC) Caloocan Building, 351 EDSA, Brgy. Bagong Barrio West, Caloocan City. UNTV transmitter is located at Emerald Hills, Sumulong Highway in Antipolo, Rizal. The 16-storey UNTV Broadcast Center along EDSA Philam is currently under construction to serve as its new headquarters.

UNTV
TypeBroadcast television network
BrandingThe Kasangbahay Network (Kaibigan is a Filipino term for "household".)
Country
AvailabilityNational/Worldwide
FoundedJuly 2001
by Alfredo L. Henares
SloganYour Public Service Channel
We serve the people, we give glory to God. (Dios ang aming sandigan, serbisyo publiko ang aming pinahahalagahan.)
TV stationsList of TV stations
HeadquartersLa Verdad Christian College Building, Bagong Barrio, EDSA Caloocan City
UNTV Broadcast Center 907 EDSA, Philam Homes, Quezon City
OwnerProgressive Broadcasting Corporation[1]
Key people
Alfredo "Atom" L. Henares (Chairman, President of PBC)
Daniel S. Razon (Chairman, CEO of BMPI)
Launch date
2001
Former names
UNTV (2004-2015)
UNTV Life (2015-2016)
Picture format
NTSC 480i (4:3 SDTV)
16:9 1080p (HDTV)
(downscaled to 720p locally in some markets)
Official website
untvweb.com

It is known for its broadcast of Ang Dating Daan (ADD), the longest-running religious program in the Philippines, hosted by radio and televangelist Bro. Eli Soriano, the Overall Servant to the Members Church of God International (MCGI).

UNTV's public service programs and free services are manned by BMPI chairman and CEO, Daniel Razon. Razon is also known as Ang Dating Daan co-host and MCGI's Assistant Overall Servant.

Network ProfileEdit

PBC BlocktimeEdit

UNTV Manila and Cebu were part of a blocktime programming agreement between Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) majority owned by Alfredo "Atom" Henares and Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) Inc. led by Daniel Razon.[1] BMPI is the broadcast arm of Members Church of God International (MCGI) in the Philippines.

Assigned to PBC is the broadcast license, the radio frequency spectrum (UHF) necessary for broadcasting in key populated areas. The owners entrusted Razon with the network's programming and marketing through BMPI.

UNTV is referred to as "The Kasangbahay Network",[2][3] a Filipino word which means "household", a group of people, often a family, who live together. It was introduced in 2007.

HistoryEdit

Early years (2001 to 2004)Edit

In July 2001, the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) owned by businessman Alfredo "Atom" Henares ventured into UHF television through UNTV 37.[4] After almost a year of test broadcast, UNTV (pronounced as "un-tee-vee") was launched in May 2002 as a television counterpart to PBC's FM radio station NU 107 (DWNU 107.5 FM), airing rock and alternative rock music videos. NU 107 is a brainchild of Henares and radio veteran Mike N. Pedero. It has carved a niche in the radio broadcast history as one of the very first alternative radio station that plays artists who breaks new ground in music.[4] In its early years on television, UNTV gained a cult following through comedy and reality show Strangebrew known as "Ang show na may tama" and "In the Raw."

UN Television (2004 to present)Edit

In 2004, UNTV gradually reduced and eventually ceased airing rock music videos after its blocktime slots were acquired by Tapatan, Inc., a multimedia and consultancy firm headed by veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza as chairman and CEO.[5] Later, news and public affairs programs were introduced and Sonza became its station manager.[6]

Henares also had a deal with MCGI for religious programming at night.[7] Since then, UNTV started airing and eventually became the permanent home of the religious program Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) after leaving GemCom Holdings-owned UHF TV network SBN 21 (which GemComm sold to Solar Entertainment Corporation in 2010 for P 368.8 million).

Later, the station was re-branded as "UN Television (UNTV)" (pronounced as "you-en-tee-vee."). The relaunch aims to introduce the station to a larger demographic range of audience. It comes with a new Station ID, own website, and new tagline "In Service to Humanity. Worldwide."[5]

UNTV started from scratch with a one-room broadcast studio located at the AIC Gold Tower in Ortigas Center, Pasig. [8] 2004 marks UNTV's entry into satellite broadcasting using Agila 2 satellite then moved to ABS 5/ABS 3 satellite in late 2011, and later moved to Measat 3A satellite; as well as the start of its 24-hour broadcast through its official website.[9]

In November 2005, the station became a household name after one of its cameraman captured an exclusive four minute raw footage of a shooting incident right in front of its studio in Ortigas which was aired in TV Patrol, the top-rating primetime newscast of ABS-CBN.[10]

As it needs a larger space for its growing public service initiatives, the station transferred to Brgy. Damayang Lagi New Manila, Quezon City in 2006 and later to its own building at 907 Philam Homes along EDSA Quezon City in 2008.

Since then, UNTV became a 24-hour free TV network (though it continues to sign-off the air every Monday mornings for regular transmitter maintenance) broadcasting not only religious programs of ADD, but also news and current affairs, public service, informative and entertainment programs. In 2007, UNTV was relaunched as a public service channel, a first in Philippine TV history.

In 2013, UNTV ceased using its old analog transmitter tower in Crestview Heights Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal and began using its newly constructed tower located near Emerald Hills in Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal for a clearer and better signal reception and used to broadcast UNTV both in both analog and digital and radio station Wish 107.5.

 
Wish 107.5 bus serenading Camp Aguinaldo, AFP Headquarters

From June 25 to 26, 2014, the network marked its 10th anniversary in the broadcast industry with a two-day UNTV Elderpowerment Expo and UNTV Rescue Summit held at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) and World Trade Center (WTC) both in Pasay; as well as the soft-relaunching of DWNU under management of UNTV-BMPI. On its last day, UNTV held the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of UNTV Broadcast Center, a 16-storey building that will serve as its new headquarters strategically located along EDSA, in front of Ayala Land's Vertis North project and TriNoma mall, just a few meters away from its headquarters for more than a decade, the old UNTV building, the lot formerly occupied by Kamanggagawa Foundation's Transient Home.

On August 10, 2014, UNTV-BMPI formally relaunched DWNU 107.5 as 107.5 Wish FM with a free concert featuring OPM singers at the WTC and UNTV's newest theme song entitled "Maaasahan Mo" sung by Shane Velasco and Beverly Caimen.

from August 25 to 26, as part of UNTV's 11th anniversary celebration, a two-day event was held including the opening of the basketball league of Philippine government agencies, the UNTV Cup Season 4 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Public Service Expo and the 2nd UNTV Rescue Summit at the SMX Convention Center. On August 26, the unveiling of the new UNTV was held at the MOA Arena and it was officially rebranded as UNTV Life along with its upcoming shows and a new colorful 3D cube logo was introduced which was followed by a free concert courtesy of Wish 1075. On the following day, UNTV started airing with its new and refreshed look.

On May 18, 2016, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act No. 10820 which renewed PBC's license for another 25 years. The law granted PBC a franchise to construct, install, operate, and maintain, for commercial purposes, radio broadcasting stations and television stations, including digital television system, with the corresponding facilities such as relay stations, throughout the Philippines.[11][12]

 
Logo of one of its program blocks after rebranding in 2016

On July 18, 2016, UNTV Life underwent a major rebranding and rebranded to a global news and rescue company known as UNTV News and Rescue. The network meanwhile retained its long-time slogan, "Your Public Service Channel". After the refresh, its programs were classified into two programming blocks, UNTV News and Rescue and UNTV Public Service. The News and Rescue block is composed of newscasts such as Ito Ang Balita, UNTV Central News (C-News) and Why News and rescue-oriented program 911-UNTV. The Public Service block consists of public service and informative programs, including the network's newest public service program Serbisyong Kasangbahay,[13] religious programs like Ang Dating Daan and Itanong Mo Kay Soriano and entertainment and sports-oriented shows like ASOP Music Festival and UNTV Cup.[14]

As it needs more space, while waiting for the completion of the UNTV Broadcast Center, the station transferred its studios and production facilities to La Verdad Christian College (LVCC) Building in Bagong Barrio, EDSA Caloocan City.

As the country begins to face the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 16 to July 31, 2020, UNTV launched its new slogan, "We serve the people, we give glory to God. / Diyos ang aming sandigan, serbisyo publiko ang aming pinahahalagahan."

In June 2020, UNTV aired the pilot broadcast of "Hataw Balita Probinsya" newscast with live reports from its provincial correspondents.

Digital transitionEdit

Digital terrestrial televisionEdit

UNTV is currently testing Japan's Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T), the sole digital television (DTV) standard in the Philippines for its transition from analog to digital broadcast.[15] During its 9th anniversary celebration in 2013, Daniel Razon announced the network's ongoing transition from analog to digital broadcast. The activity includes upgrading of technical equipment and studio facilities.[16]

After a year, UNTV began its test broadcast in Metro Manila using its new digital transmitter in Antipolo.[17] On October 2, 2014, UNTV began its simulcast test broadcast on UHF channel 38 (617.143 MHz) along with its analog broadcast on UHF channel 37. It has two (2) standard definition (SD) channels and one 1seg or “oneseg” channel. 1seg is the common name of DTV service specifically for mobile phone devices. UNTV multi-channel line-up also includes one (1) high definition (HD) channel called “ADDTV” or Ang Dating Daan TV showing purely religious programs. Its digital broadcast can be received in Metro Manila and nearby provinces like Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite and Rizal, using ISDB-T set top boxes including LED TV sets and mobile devices with built-in ISDB-T tuners.[18] In a DTV signal test conducted by Philippine mobile phone brand Starmobile last April 2015, UNTV was present in eight out of 14 locations in Metro Manila with decent signal strength of three up to the maximum of four signal bars. [19]

In April 2016, Anywave Communication Technologies Co. Ltd. announced that UNTV tapped Anywave for its implementation of analog and digital transmitters.[20] Anywave is a manufacturer of television and radio transmission equipment with headquarters in Illinois, United States.

In 2018, BMPI launched Social TV (STV) subchannel on digital terrestrial television airing entertainment and educational videos from social media contributors and vloggers. In 2020, it was discontinued and replaced by the UNTV's main channel feed at 1080p resolution.

News and current affairsEdit

UNTV News and Current Affairs (also known as UNTV News) is the news division of UNTV News and Rescue. The organization is responsible for the daily news and information gathering for its news programs. It serves UNTV, UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 kHz and UNTV News website.

The division operates at UNTV Building in Quezon City and has news bureaus in various provinces and abroad. It has news correspondents and stringers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia Oceania and the Middle East.[21]

Currently, it is headed by former GMA News reporter Michael Fajatin, while the North America News Bureau Chief is Joselito Mallari.[21] UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 kHz, UNTV's flagship AM radio station is headed by station manager Annie Rentoy.[22]

All newscasts (except Why News which is delivered in English) are presented in the Filipino vernacular. In 2016, UNTV reporters started delivering pre-recorded reports in different languages. Province-based reporters delivered the news in Filipino or in their native dialects, while foreign-based correspondents using in English or any foreign languages in their reports. Second-language subtitles were also introduced for the benefit of hearing-impaired viewers (English subtitles on all newscasts, but may add Filipino subtitles for regional and international reports).

News and rescue teamEdit

On July 2010, Daniel Razon launched an advocacy "Tulong Muna Bago Balita" (English: Lifelines Before headlines; lit: Rescue First, Report Later). UNTV correspondents are not pressured to break or report news exclusives but encourages media practitioners to prioritize saving lives as part of their profession. UNTV News correspondents were sent to an emergency response training (ERT) course. They were trained by the Search and Rescue Unit Foundation, Inc. (SARUF), a recognized army rescue unit in the Philippines, to be rescuers, from first-aid applications to technical search and rescue operations. After passing the ERT, the news team was renamed UNTV News and Rescue Team. On November 28, 2010, the network launched 15 news and rescue mobile units and later, a News and Rescue Command Center at the UNTV Building.[23][24] The team are equipped with all-terrain/amphibian vehicles and rescue trucks for their operations. The station also launched the UNTV Fire Brigade after acquiring new firetrucks.[25]

In August 2015, an underwater rescue team and hundreds of new rescuers were introduced. A new hotline for emergency situations, 911-UNTV (911-8688), was also launched.[26] In 2016, news anchors and program hosts of the network also joined the rescue training.[27]

Drone journalismEdit

In 2013, UNTV marked another first in Philippine TV news landscape as the network acquired DJI Phantom aerial drones for their live news reporting.[28] In November 2013, drones were used by UNTV for its coverage of the Typhoon Haiyan aftermath in Tacloban, Leyte. Currently, drones were used by the network in reporting traffic situation.[29] The UNTV drone coverages set the standards for other channels to follow.

Notable on-air personalitiesEdit

  • Bro. Eli Soriano
  • Kuya Daniel Razon
  • Larry Henares
  • Angela Lagunzad
  • Angelo Castro III
  • William Thio
  • Flor Perez
  • Louella de Cordova
  • Aga Caacbay
  • Annie Rentoy
  • Richard Reynoso
  • Toni Rose Gayda
  • Rheena Villamor
  • Beth Santiago
  • Erica Honrade
  • Atty. George Erwin Garcia
  • Monica Verallo-Tantoco
  • Manuel Recuenco
  • Eric Cabobos
  • PBGen. Rhodel Sermonia

National CorrespondentsEdit

  • Rosalie Coz (Malacañang)
  • Lea Ylagan (Philippine National Police)
  • Nel Maribojoc
  • Asher Cadapan, Jr.
  • Mon Jocson
  • Rey Pelayo (also as a weather forecaster during Ito Ang Balita)
  • Bernard Dadis
  • Mai Bermudez (now with GMA News)
  • Aiko Miguel (Department of Health)
  • Grace Casin
  • Joan Nano
  • April Cenedoza (formerly from the now-defunct Global News Network)
  • Harlene Delgado (Senate Correspondent)
  • Vincent Arboleda (Congress Correspondent)
  • Dante Amento
  • Ninya Armillo

Provincial CorrespondentsEdit

  • Allan Manansala (Albay)
  • Anmar de Lima (Butuan)
  • Anthony Ferreras (Sorsogon)
  • Aris Silvestre (Batangas)
  • Benedict Samson (Cavite)
  • Brian Balderaje (Bicol)
  • Bryan Lacanlale (Tarlac)
  • Dan Gersalia (Catanduanes)
  • Danny Munar (Nueva Ecija)
  • Gerry Galicia (Masbate)
  • Gladys Toabi (Cebu)
  • Grace Doctolero (Baguio City)
  • Harry Ilagan (Palawan)
  • Irish Madelo (Cebu)
  • James Pugoy (GenSan)
  • Janice Ingente (Davao)
  • Japhet Cablaida (Quezon Province)
  • Jerickson Buñag (Mindoro)
  • Jolits Matangat (Romblon)
  • JP Nunez (Rizal)
  • Kim Flores (Davao)
  • Lalaine Moreno (Western Visayas)
  • Leslie Huidem (Pampanga)
  • Lucille Lloren (Davao)
  • Mac Cordova (Laguna)
  • Marcus Doria (Laguna)
  • Marisol Montaño (Davao)
  • Nestor Torres (Bulacan)
  • Raymond Octubre (Butuan)
  • Ryan Mallari (Cebu)
  • Sherwin Culubong (Laguna)
  • Toto Sua Fabros (La Union)
  • Val Villaflor (Zamboanga)
  • Von San Pedro (Mindoro)
  • Weng Fernandez (Cagayan De Oro)

International CorrespondentsEdit

Public serviceEdit

All these public services are located at their studio at EDSA-Philam. The daily free medical consultations were done at 164 Congressional Avenue, Barangay Bahay-Toro, Quezon City.

  • 911-UNTV (8688): News and Rescue in Metro Manila and in key cities around the Philippines
  • Cleanup Drives
  • Clinic ni Kuya (Free Clinic)
  • Job Fair ni Kuya
  • Law Center ni Kuya (Free Legal Counseling)
  • Libreng Sakay (Free One-Ride Bus Ride)
  • Manibela Academy
  • Munting Pangarap TV program (Simple Wish)
  • Transient Home
  • Tulong Muna Bago Balita (Assist First Before Reporting)
  • UNTV Fire Brigade
  • Radyo La Verdad Mobile Radio Booth
  • Wish 1075 Bus

Awards and recognitionsEdit

  • Anak TV Seal Awardee for different UNTV shows (22 in 2016)
  • Best Website Award, Media Category (10th Philippine Web Awards, 2007)
  • People's Choice Award, Media Category (10th Philippine Web Awards, 2007)
  • People's Choice Award, News and Media Category (9th Philippine Web Awards, 2006)
  • People's Choice Award, Media and Entertainment Category (8th Philippine Web Awards, 2005)
  • Nominated, Best TV Station (PMPC Star Awards for TV 2006-2016)
  • Nominated, Best TV Station in Metro Manila (KBP Golden Dove Awards 2005-2011)
  • Best Male Newscaster -> Daniel Razon (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best Morning Show -> Good Morning Kuya (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best Public Service Program -> Bitag LIVE! (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best TV Public Service Announcement -> "Isang Araw Lang (Drugs infomercial)" (19th KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2010)
  • Best Public Service Television Station (1st PUP Mabini Media Awards, 2014)
  • Maalaga Award -> UNTV (Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) - Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and Other Special Cases (GRACES), 2014) [30]
  • Best TV Public Service Announcement -> "Caring for the Elderly" (22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2014)[31]
  • Best TV Children's Program -> The KNC Show (22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2014)
  • Most Promising News Personality -> William Thio for Why News (2015 Gawad Amerika Awards)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award -> PBC Chairman Emeritus Hilarion "Larry" Henares (23rd KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2015) [32]
  • Pagpapahalaga Award -> UNTV Life (Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) - Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and Other Special Cases (GRACES), 2015) [33]
  • Best Talent Search Program -> A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival (29th PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2015) [34]
  • Best Children Show -> The KNC Show (29th PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2015)
  • Best Children Show Hosts -> Eric Cabobos, Bency Vallo, Moonlight Alarcon, Cid Capulong, Cedie Isip, Kim Enriquez, Tim Argallon, Angelica Tejana, Leanne Manalanzan at Kyla Manalang for The KNC Show (29th PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2015)
  • Best Talent Search Program -> A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival (31st PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2017)
  • Best Documentary Program Host -> William Thio for Spotlight (33rd PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2019)

ProgrammingEdit

UNTV's well-balanced program lineup consists of news and public service programs, religious programs, entertainment and informative programs, talk shows, sports shows, and educational programs. It also launched a regular community prayer aimed at bringing the prayerful lifestyle using broadcast media.[35] The programs shown on the network are produced by BMPI. Meanwhile, religious programs are produced by the Members Church of God International.

Television stationsEdit

Currently, there are more than ten stations in different parts of the Philippines.

Analog stationsEdit

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station Type Location
UNTV 37 Manila DWAO-TV TV-37 60 kW Originating Metro Manila
UNTV-36 Vigan DWIC-TV TV-36 1 kW Relay Vigan, Ilocos Sur
UNTV-39 Laoag DWIB-TV TV-39 1 kW Relay Laoag, Ilocos Norte
UNTV-34 Aparri* DW__-TV TV-34 1 kW Relay Aparri, Cagayan
UNTV-51 Tuguegarao* DW__-TV TV-51 1 kW Relay Tuguegarao, Cagayan
UNTV-38 Angeles DZCL-TV TV-38 1 kW Relay Angeles, Pampanga
UNTV-48 Olongapo DW__-TV TV-48 1 kW Relay Olongapo City
UNTV-35 Daet* DW__-TV TV-35 1 kW Relay Daet, Camarines Norte
UNTV-43 Legazpi DWIA-TV TV-43 1 kW Relay Legazpi City
UNTV-48 San Carlos* DYNA-TV TV-48 1 kW Relay San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
UNTV-49 Roxas* DYNR-TV TV-49 1 kW Relay Roxas City
UNTV 39 Cebu DYNU-TV TV-39 10 kW Relay Cebu
UNTV-50 Tagbilaran DYID-TV TV-50 1 kW Relay Tagbilaran, Bohol
UNTV-35 Catbalogan* DY__-TV TV-35 1 kW Relay Catbalogan, Samar
UNTV-44 Pagadian* DX__-TV TV-44 1 kW Relay Pagadian City
UNTV-40 Malaybalay* DX__-TV TV-40 1 kW Relay Malaybalay, Bukidnon
UNTV-46 Mati* DX__-TV TV-46 1 kW Relay Mati, Davao Oriental
UNTV-26 Bislig* DX__-TV TV-26 1 kW Relay Bislig, Surigao del Sur
UNTV-43 Surigao* DXNT-TV TV-43 1 kW Relay Surigao City
UNTV-48 Butuan* DXGR-TV TV-48 1 kW Relay Butuan City
UNTV-37 Zamboanga* DXNZ-TV TV-37 1 kW Relay Zamboanga City

* Off-Air

Digital stationsEdit

UNTV is currently testing Japan's Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting - Terrestrial (ISDB-T), the sole digital television (DTV) standard in the Philippines[36] for its transition from analog to digital broadcast. On October 2, 2014, UNTV began[37] its simulcast test broadcast on UHF Channel 38 (617.143 MHz) with three (3) high definition (HD) channel and one (1) 1seg channel. UNTV's digital broadcast can be received in Metro Manila and nearby provinces using ISDB-T set top boxes[38] including LED TV sets and mobile devices with built-in ISDB-T tuners. In a DTV signal test[39] conducted by Philippine mobile phone brand Starmobile last April 2015, UNTV was present in eight (8) out of 14 locations in Metro Manila with decent signal strength of three (3) up to the maximum of four (4) signal bars.

Branding Callsign Ch. # Frequency Power (kW) Station Type Transmitter Location Coverage Area Status
UNTV DWAO-TV TV-38 617.143 (TBA) Originating Metro Manila (Antipolo, Rizal) Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, Cavite Free-to-air test broadcast

Digital channel line-upEdit

Stream PSIP Short Name LCN Aspect
Ratio
Video
Format
Resolution FPS Scan Audio
Format
EPG BML Programming
SD 1 UNTV-1 09.01 16:9 H.264 654x480p 29.97 Interlace HE-AAC None None UNTV
SD 2 STV 09.02 16:9 H.264 1920x1080p 29.97 Interlace HE-AAC None None SocialTV
HD 3 TRUTH CHANNEL 09.03 16:9 H.264 1920x1080p Upscaled 29.97 Interlace HE-AAC None None TRUTH CHANNEL video library
HD 4 CH-01-2627 09.04 16:9 H.264 1920x1080p Upscaled 29.97 Interlace HE-AAC None None Unknown
1SEG UNTV 1SEG 09.31 4:3 H.264 320x240p (No Data) Progressive HE-AAC None None UNTV (mirror feed)

Satellite broadcastEdit

UNTV can be received via satellite in the Philippines and other countries in Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Type Satellite Band Position Beam Frequency Polarity System SR FEC Encryption Coverage
Free-to-air (FTA)[40] Measat 3A[41] C Band 91.5° East Global[42] 3705 Horizontal DVB-S MPEG-2 4290 3/4 None Asia, Australia, Middle East, South Eastern Europe and Eastern Africa

Pay televisionEdit

Pay TV Provider Type Ch. # Coverage
SkyCable/Destiny Cable Digital 58 Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan
Cablelink Analog & Digital 99 Metro Manila
Cignal Satellite (Digital) 182[43] Nationwide
Sky Direct Satellite (Digital) 40[44] Nationwide
G Sat Satellite (Digital) 138[45] Nationwide
SatLite Satellite (Digital) 101 Nationwide
Other cable/satellite providers N/A N/A check with local operators

Internet streamingEdit

UNTV can be received via online streaming by encoding the network's streaming link URL in the VLC Media Player installed on personal computers and mobile devices.

Network Streaming URL
https://untv.mmdlive.lldns.net/untv/97cc8d2c46bd43b78e0b112761ab71fe/chunklist_b2592000.m3u8

Mobile applicationEdit

In 2013, BMPI launched the UNTV Mobile App for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile and tablet devices. In 2016, it was made available for Windows Mobile phones. By downloading the mobile application, users with stable internet connection will be able to watch the broadcast feed of UNTV News and Rescue and listen to Radio La Verdad 1350 kHz for free.

Application Platform Download Link
UNTV Mobile App Apple iOS Apple iTunes Store
Google Android Google Play Store
Microsoft Windows Mobile Microsoft Store

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