UNTV News and Rescue
UNTV News and Rescue is a TV broadcast network airing in ultra high frequency (UHF) with 24-hour programming. Businessman Alfredo “Atom” L. Henares through his company Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) owns it.
The station has a 0.2 percent audience share based on Nielsen’s National Urban TV Audience Measurement from Jan. to June 2016.
The channel airs varied programming which ranges from news and current affairs to religious programs, primarily Eliseo Fernando “Bro. Eli” Soriano’s televangelism. Soriano is the head of Members Church of God International, known locally as “Ang Dating Daan”.
The channel has rebranded a number of times in the past, but its latest incarnation as a news-and-rescue channel started on July 18, 2016.
The channel is being operated and maintained by Breakthrough and Milestone Productions International headed by its president and chief executive officer, veteran broadcaster Daniel Razon.
UNTV started as the TV counterpart of Henares’ once famous DWNU 107.5 FM, the first and only radio station that exclusively aired rock music. Hence, UNTV initially aired rock music videos.
In 2004, however, it became the home of Ang Dating Daan. Ang Dating Daan, which started in 1980, refers to itself as “the longest-running religious program in the Philippines.”
UNTV has an AM station, UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350. It also has an FM station, 107.5 Wish FM, rebranded from DWNU 107.5 FM and 107.5 Win Radio.
Media Companies / Groups
Progressive Broadcasting Corporation
UNTV News and Rescue is owned by owned by businessman Alfredo “Atom” Henares through his company Progressive Broadcasting Corporation.
Group / Individual Owner
Joselito N. Pedero
Joselito N. Pedero is the vice chair of Progressive Broadcasting Corporation. He is also a stockholder.
Dennis T. Villareal
Dennis T. Villareal has interests in power generation, water utilities, palm oil manufacturing, paper and plastic manufacturing, and real estate.
Alfredo “Atom” L. Henares
Affiliated Interests Founder
Alfredo L. Henares, who has 70 percent equity share in Progressive Broadcasting Corporation, has varied business interests from real estate, electric powerplant, and palm oil manufacturing.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Veteran broadcaster Daniel Razon is the president and chief executive officer of Breakthrough and Milestone Productions International, the company that operates and maintains UNTV News and Rescue channel.
Other Important People
Alfredo L. Henares
Affiliated Interests other important people
Executive Vice President
UNTV-Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International No. 907 BMPI Bldg., PhilAm EDSA, Quezon City, 1104 PhilippinesTelephone Number: +632-442-6244www.untvweb.com
Revenue (in Mill. $)
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).
Sources Media Profile
Financial Statement of Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (available upon request at SEC) (2016), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
General Information Sheet of Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (available upon request at SEC) (2016), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC