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ETC is a free-to-air ultra high frequency channel and is one of the 10 channels owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation through its wholly-owned subsidiary Southern Broadcasting Network. The other channels are Solar Sports, Basketball TV, Jack TV, 2nd Avenue, CT, NBA Premium, Shop TV, The Game Channel, and My Movie Channel.

The channel got 0.15 percent audience share based on Nielsen National Urban TV Audience Measurement from Jan. to June 2016.

ETC’s target market, according to its website, is the young adult demographic, with programming that caters to that specific audience like sitcoms, drama series, reality and entertainment news programs from major networks in the United States.

It also airs local news programs, lifestyle, entertainment and reality programs.

ETC used to be just a cable and satellite channel, but ABS-CBN Corporation’s SkyCable stopped showing it as a separate channel on their cable network in 2008.  ETC then started broadcasting at SBN 21.

ETC moved to Radio Philippines Network (RPN) channel 9 between March 2, 2011 to November 30, 2013 when the Tieng brothers acquired a 34-percent stake in RPN from the Philippine government as part of RPN and Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation’s privatization in 2011. They sold the same shares to Antonio Cabangon-Chua in August 2014.

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Ownership Structure

ETC is owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation through its subsidiary Southern Broadcasting Network. Solar Entertainment Corporation is owned by Solar Films, Incorporated and the brothers Wilson, William, and Willy Tieng.

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Solar Films, Incorporated

Solar Films is owned by the Tieng brothers who started the company in 1988. It started by bringing international films to the Philippines and has since worked with Filipino filmmakers to produce movies.


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William Tieng, Wilson Tieng, and Willy Tieng

Affiliated Interests Founder

The brothers Wilson, William, and Willy Tieng are also into film industry, food industry as distributor of kitchenware, security sourcing, and real estate. They are behind major development projects like the Manila Bay reclamation and the project to redevelop a former United States naval station.


Wilson Y. Tieng

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Wilson Y. Tieng is the current president of Solar Entertainment, Incorporated and the chairman of RPN 9 a TV station co-owned by the Philippine government with private investors.


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William Y. Tieng

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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).


Financial Statement of Solar Entertainment Corporation (available upon request at SEC) (2016), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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