Television in the Philippines

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Television in the Philippines was introduced in 1953, making it the first Southeast Asian country and the 2nd in Asia to do so.wikipedia
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Student Canteen

Many popular radio shows, including, Tawag ng Tanghalan, Kuwentong Kutsero, and Student Canteen, started their life on TV this way.
Student Canteen is a Philippine television variety show.

GMA Network

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By the latter part of 1973, GMA Network, which was then under blocktimer Philippine Productions, was sold to Felipe Gozon the family lawyer of Stewart because foreigners are not allowed to own businesses in the Philippines, who later changed the name from RBS, to GMA Radio-Television Arts, to Global Media Arts, or simply GMA Network, popularly known as GMA-7.
GMA Network (Global Media Arts or simply GMA) is a major national commercial broadcast television and radio network in the Philippines.

Radio Philippines Network

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These include the DZBB-TV (established on October 29, 1961, by the Republic Broadcasting System (RBS), owned by Robert Stewart), DZFM-TV (established in 1961 by the Philippine government, now defunct), DZTM-TV (established in 1962 by the Associated Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), owned by the Roces family, the publisher of The Manila Times), DZKB-TV (established in 1969, run by Roberto Benedicto of Radio Philippines Network), DWGT-TV (established in 1974, run by the Government Television (GTV), state-owned), and DZTV-TV (established in 1960, run by Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), owned by Andres Soriano), DZRH-TV (established on April 11, 1962, by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), owned by Manuel Elizalde).
In 1989, RPN was renamed as New Vision 9 to recoup lost audience share in the ratings game of Philippine television networks.

Eat Bulaga!

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After the international success of Philippine television (with many TV dramas being broadcast to many countries), Eat Bulaga! was the first Philippine variety show to be franchised in another country.
Eat Bulaga! is a Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network.

List of analog television stations in the Philippines

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Philippine television drama

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Timeline of the introduction of television in countries

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Television in the Philippines was introduced in 1953, making it the first Southeast Asian country and the 2nd in Asia to do so.

PMPC Star Awards for Television

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On the other hand, the Star Awards for Television is the oldest existing television awards in the country handed out annually by the Philippine Movie Press Club and are voted by the press.

James Lindenberg

James Lindenberg, an American engineer dubbed as the "father of Philippine television," began assembling transmitters and established the Bolinao Electronics Corporation (BEC) on June 13, 1946.

Bolinao, Pangasinan

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It was named after his wife's hometown of Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Pangasinan

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It was named after his wife's hometown of Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Elpidio Quirino

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Judge Antonio Quirino, the brother of then-Philippine President Elpidio Quirino, had been trying to get a license from Congress that would allow him to put up a television station.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

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The Central Bank, for instance, refused to grant Judge Quirino dollar credit from the bank, saying that the said venture was too risky.

David Sarnoff

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For this reason, Judge Quirino asked help from his friend Marvin Gray, whose family is a friend of David Sarnoff, who was then the President of Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

RCA

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For this reason, Judge Quirino asked help from his friend Marvin Gray, whose family is a friend of David Sarnoff, who was then the President of Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

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Prior to the first telecast, Judge Quirino initiated the importation of 120 television sets through the 60 thousand pesos loan that he received from the owner of Joe's Electric, who was, in turn, became the first to be bestowed with the right to sell television sets in the country.

DWWX-TV

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Finally, on October 23, 1953, Judge Quirino marked the first official telecast in the Philippines through the launching of DZAQ-TV.

Cyrano de Bergerac (play)

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In 1953, less than a month after the first telecast, Father James Reuter, a Jesuit with radio and television training in the United States, produced the first play on Philippine television entitled Cyrano de Bergerac.

Eugenio Lopez Sr.

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In April of the same year, another TV network opened, and this was the Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN), established as a radio medium in 1956 by businessmen Eugenio and Fernando Lopez.

Fernando Lopez

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In April of the same year, another TV network opened, and this was the Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN), established as a radio medium in 1956 by businessmen Eugenio and Fernando Lopez.

Roxas Boulevard

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In 1958 the combined ABS and CBN TV stations moved to their new studios in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City as the ABS Radio facilities moved to the Chronicle Building in the Intramuros District of Manila, the home building of the CBS Radio studios.

Manila

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In 1958 the combined ABS and CBN TV stations moved to their new studios in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City as the ABS Radio facilities moved to the Chronicle Building in the Intramuros District of Manila, the home building of the CBS Radio studios.

Very high frequency

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Also within this period, other VHF TV stations opened.

DZBB-TV

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By the latter part of 1973, GMA Network, which was then under blocktimer Philippine Productions, was sold to Felipe Gozon the family lawyer of Stewart because foreigners are not allowed to own businesses in the Philippines, who later changed the name from RBS, to GMA Radio-Television Arts, to Global Media Arts, or simply GMA Network, popularly known as GMA-7. These include the DZBB-TV (established on October 29, 1961, by the Republic Broadcasting System (RBS), owned by Robert Stewart), DZFM-TV (established in 1961 by the Philippine government, now defunct), DZTM-TV (established in 1962 by the Associated Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), owned by the Roces family, the publisher of The Manila Times), DZKB-TV (established in 1969, run by Roberto Benedicto of Radio Philippines Network), DWGT-TV (established in 1974, run by the Government Television (GTV), state-owned), and DZTV-TV (established in 1960, run by Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), owned by Andres Soriano), DZRH-TV (established on April 11, 1962, by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), owned by Manuel Elizalde).