SBN (Southern Broadcasting Network, Inc.) is a Philippine television network owned by Filipino-Chinese tycoon Lucio Co, the owner of Puregold Price Club Inc., a supermarket chain. Its main broadcast facilities at Solar Media Center, Ground Floor, WCC Building, EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City with transmitters at 22/F Strata 2000 Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, which the former SBN studios were located. Its TV station (DWCP-TV 21) became the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila in May, 1992.


Southern Broadcasting Network of Davao launched SBN Channel 21, the first local UHF TV station in Metro Manila starting 1992. It was then known as World TV 21. The idea is to bring back programming similar to the forcibly shut-down FEN Channel 17 of the former Clark US Air Base a year earlier due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

Beginning on January 1, 2008, Solar Entertainment began to lease airtime on SBN, choosing to broadcast programming from its entertainment channel ETC.[1] This partnership ended in March 2, 2011, as Solar transferred ETC to RPN. As a result, SBN renewed partnership with Solar Entertainment to create the news network Talk TV, and since October 30 2012, it is now known as the Solar News Channel, the first 24-hour English news channel on free-to-air TV.


Main article: List of programs broadcast by Solar News Channel

SBN/Solar News Channel SlogansEdit

Branding  Slogan  Years Active 
SBN 21/World TV 21 Your Kind of Life 1992-1996
SBN 21 The Only One 1996-2004
SBN 21 Dito Ikaw Ang Una! 2004-2007
SBN 21/ETC 21 It's All Good, All Free!  2007-2011
SBN 21/Talk TV 21 Be Talktv (Talkative) 2011-2012
SBN 21/Solar News Channel Inform.  Inspire. 2012-Present

Southern Broadcasting Network stations nationwideEdit

Solar News Channel stationsEdit

Branding  Callsign Ch. #  Power kW  Station Type  Location (Transmitter site)
Solar News Channel TV-21 Manila  DWCP-TV  TV-21  40 kW (500 kW ERP) Originating  Metro Manila 
Solar News Channel TV-21 Laoag  DWAP-TV  TV-21  1 kW  Relay  Laoag 
Solar News Channel TV-43 Tuguegarao DW__-TV TV-43 5 kW Relay Tuguegarao
Solar News Channel TV-22 Naga  DZSS-TV  TV-22  1 kW   Relay  Naga 
Solar News Channel TV-21 Legazpi  DWJP-TV  TV-21  1 kW   Relay  Legazpi 
Solar News Channel TV-32 Iloilo DYSN-TV TV-32 10 kW Relay Iloilo
Solar News Channel TV-5 Bacolod  DYLP-TV  TV-5  10 kW  Originating  Bacolod
Solar News Channel TV-6 Cebu  DYCP-TV  TV-6  5 kW  Originating  Cebu 
Solar News Channel TV-22 Tacloban  DYJP-TV  TV-22  1 kW  Relay  Tacloban 
Solar News Channel TV-27 Zamboanga  DXJP-TV  TV-27  1 kW  Relay  Zamboanga 
Solar News Channel TV-5 Cagayan De Oro  DXCS-TV  TV-5  10 kW  Originating  Cagayan De Oro 
Solar News Channel TV-7 Davao  DXSS-TV  TV-7  10 kW  Originating  Davao 
Solar News Channel TV-13 Iligan DXYL-TV TV-13 5 kW Affiliate Iligan
Solar News Channel TV-28 General Santos  DXKM-TV  TV-28 5 kW  Relay  General Santos
Solar News Channel TV-31 Butuan DXTL-TV TV-31 25 kW Originating Butuan
Solar News Channel TV-26 Surigao DXSN-TV TV-26 10 kW Originating Surigao

Solar News Channel via cable and satellite TelevisionEdit

All of these cable and satellite channels carry DWCP-TV-21 Manila.

Cable/Satellite Provider Ch. # Coverage
Cablelink  14 Metro Manila 
Cignal Digital TV  10 Nationwide 
Destiny Cable  28  Metro Manila
Cable Star Iloilo  41  Iloilo City
SkyCable  16  Metro Manila 

-With several cable TV affiliates nationwide.

Mom's Radio stationsEdit

Branding  Callsign Frequency  Power (kW)  Location
Mom's Radio 97.9 Laoag DWSN-FM 97.9 MHz 5 kW Laoag 
Mom's Radio 95.9 Naga DZRB-FM 95.9 MHz  10 kW  Naga 
Mom's Radio 90.3 Bacolod DYCP-FM  90.3 MHz  5 kW  Bacolod 
Mom's Radio 88.3 Cebu  DYAP-FM 88.3 MHz  5 kW  Cebu 
Mom's Radio 101.5 Tacloban  DYJP-FM 101.5 MHz  2.5 kW  Tacloban 
Mom's Radio 101.9 Zamboanga  DXJP-FM  101.9 MHz  5 kW  Zamboanga 
Mom's Radio 97.9 Davao DXSS 97.9 MHz  10 kW  Davao 

El Nuevo-Bantay Radyo stationsEdit

Main article: Bantay Radyo


External linksEdit

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