PTV-4 or People's Television Network Incorporated (PTNI) is the Philippine government’s flagship television network. It is a government-owned and controlled corporation created by law, Republic Act 7306 amended by Republic Act 10390.
The channel is under the supervision of the President Communications Operations Office (PCOO). It airs news and current affairs on free TV channel 4 on very high frequency.
It is one of the three television channels owned by the Philippine government along with Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Philippines Network. It is however the only one that has not been sold to private investors and the government wants to retain and develop.
The channel underwent modernization when President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act 10390 that gave an additional P5 billion for the channel’s operations. New equipment were bought.
PTNI has five members on its board of directors. They are appointed by the president and they must represent different sectors: two from the government sector, one from the private sector, one from the private sector and the broadcast industry, and one from the educational sector.
Although PTV’s audience share is not substantial compared to the top three TV stations, the channel has gained a newfound significance when President Rodrigo Duterte announced a month before his assumption into his office that he would no longer grant interviews nor hold press conferences and would only announce official statements through the state-run channel. This means that other networks must ask permission from PTV-4 to tap to its broadcast so the other networks can show it in their own channels.
Media Companies / Groups
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)
PTV or People's Television Network, Incorporated (PTNI) is the Philippine government’s flagship television network and is under the supervision of the President Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
Philippine government via National Media Production Center
Affiliated Interests Founder
The country's government television network began as Government Television (GTV-4) through the National Media Production Center, headed by Lito Gorospe.
Maria Cristina C. Mariano
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Maria Cristina C. Mariano is the chair of People's Television Network, Incorporated. She was appointed by former President Benigno S. Aquino III on September 11. 2015 to represent the government sector.
Other Important People
Veronica B. Jimenez
Albert D. Bocobo
Cindy Rachelle E. Igmat
Josemaria E. Claro
Affiliated Interests other important people
Vice chair and member of the board representing the private sector and the broadcast industry, appointed November 2, 2010
Network General Manager and member of the board representing the private sector, appointed September 11, 2015
Member of the board representing the government sector, appointed September 11, 2015
Member of the board representing the educational sector, appointed May 29, 2015
Broadcast Complex Visayas Ave, Brgy. Vasra, Quezon City
Telephone Number: +632-920-4389
Revenue (in Mill. $)
6 Bil P (capital stock)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
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).
Republic Act 10390