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.

Key facts

Audience Share

0.2

Ownership Type

private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Free-to-air (UHF)

Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

3 ♥

Media Companies / Groups

Progressive Broadcasting Corporation

Ownership

Ownership Structure

UNTV News and Rescue is owned by owned by businessman Alfredo “Atom” Henares through his company Progressive Broadcasting Corporation.

Individual Owner

Group / Individual Owner

Joselito N. Pedero

Joselito N. Pedero is the vice chair of Progressive Broadcasting Corporation. He is also a stockholder.

15.3%
Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

2001

Founder

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.

Ceo

Daniel Razon

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.

Editor-In-Chief

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Other Important People

Alfredo L. Henares

Affiliated Interests other important people

Chairman/President

Contact

UNTV-Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International No. 907 BMPI Bldg., PhilAm EDSA, Quezon City, 1104 PhilippinesTelephone Number: +632-442-6244www.untvweb.com

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

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)

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