INC TV

INC TV is a free-to-air, ultra high frequency channel that airs religious shows of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), a Christian religion founded by a Filipino Felix Y. Manalo in Manila and was registered with the Philippine government as a church on July 27, 1914.

Eduardo V. Manalo, a grandson of the church’s founder, is INC’s current executive minister and the channel’s founder.

The church claims they are in over 100 countries all over the world. Locally, they have 2,251,941 members, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Office.

The INC wields political clout by practicing bloc voting during national and local elections. INC members are given a few days before election day a sample ballot with the names of candidates the Church leadership is endorsing. This could translate to 1.5 to 1.8 million votes in national elections which makes the church very powerful and influential. It is widely alleged that the Church leadership recommends to the President INC members for positions in Supreme Court, judiciary, Commission on Elections commissioner, and Bureau of Customs.

The INC has voted as a bloc for the last four presidents of the Philippines: Joseph Estrada in the 1988 elections, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the 2004 elections, Benigno Aquino III in the 2010 elections, and sitting president Rodrigo Duterte.

But not all the presidential candidates the INC endorsed won. In the 1986 snap presidential election, Corazon Aquino won over incumbent Ferdinand Marcos, who was supported by the INC. In 1992, Fidel V. Ramos, who won as president, did not get the endorsement of the INC who supported Marcos crony Eduardo M. Cojuangco Jr..

The channel is on channel 49 on free TV and livestreamed around the world via https://incmedia.org/live-stream/.

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Ownership Type

private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Free-to-air (VHF)

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Media Companies / Groups

Iglesia ni Cristo

Ownership

Ownership Structure

INC TV is owned by the Christian religion Iglesia Ni Cristo through Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Incorporated, a nonstock corporation whose chairman is Eduardo Manalo, Iglesia ni Cristo’s current executive minister and grandson of the church’s founder Felix Manalo. Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Incorporated is the sister station of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, a Philippine commercial mass media network.

Group / Individual Owner

Christian Era Broadcasting Service

Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Incorporated is a nonstock corporation whose chairman is Eduardo Manalo, Iglesia ni Cristo’s current executive minister and grandson of the church’s founder Felix Manalo. Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Incorporated is the sister station of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, a Philippine commercial mass media network.

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General Information

Founding Year

2012

Founder

Eduardo V. Manalo, Iglesia ni Cristo’s current executive minister and grandson of the church’s founder Felix Manalo.

Affiliated Interests Founder

Eduardo V. Manalo is the Iglesia ni Cristo’s current executive minister and grandson of the church’s founder Felix Manalo.

Ceo

Angelo Eraño V. Manalo

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Angelo Eraño Manalo, is Eduardo Manalo’s youngest child and is the president and chief executive officer of Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Incorporated.

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Other Important People

Eduardo V. Manalo

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Contact

Eagle Broadcasting Corporation Bldg. No. 25 Central Ave., CuliatQuezon City, 1128 PhilippinesTelephone Number: +632-784-7450 iglesianicristo.net/inctv/

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Further Information

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Conversion rate on Dec. 31, 2015: P 46.85
Data based on Audience share from Nielsen’s National Urban TV Audience Measurement (Jan-June 2016).

Sources Media Profile

Financial Statement of Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Incorporated (available upon request at SEC) (2016), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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