Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
Named after the awe inspiring, Philippine Eagle, the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) is a Philippine mass media network. Its main office is at Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, EBC Bldg., No. 25 Central Ave., Culiat, Quezon City, 1007 Philippines.
On June 17, 1967, in accordance with the existing laws of the Republic of the Philippines: of the 1935 Constitution, as well as of Act No. 3846 or the law that provided for the regulation of radio stations and radio communications in the Philippine Islands,” Act No. 3997, or the Radio Broadcasting Law; and Comm. Act. No. 146, or the Public Service Act, and other applicable laws, the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), was granted a legislative franchise to establish, maintain and operate radio broadcasting and television stations in the Philippines.
On April 26, 1968, EBC began its humble operations with a radio station, DZEC 1062, an AM news and public service broadcasting. Operating in its former home in 882 Maligaya Bldg. II, EDSA, Quezon City, DZEC provided metropolitan and regional news to key areas of the country.
After the promulgation of the 1987 Constitution, with a different press and media atmosphere, EBC expanded its broadcast operations by launching DWDM 95.5, its own FM Radio Station. EBC further expanded its operations in the far-flung areas of the Philippines.
During the late 1990s, having achieved a very respectable radio broadcast capability, EBC ventured even further by investing in TV broadcasting.
On April 23, 2000, EBC launched a television station named NET 25. Capable of 120 kilowatts of transmitter power (for a total of 7,896 kilowatts ERP), NET 25 boasts of the Philippines’ first trilon TV tower that rises to 907 feet above sea level. A state-of-the-art JAMPRO 48-panel antenna and two 60 kW Acrodyne transmitters. NET 25 began airing nationwide on three free TV stations in Manila, Cebu, and Davao and reaching farther through cable affiliates. NET 25 also began airing selectively via satellite through partner agencies in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and in Northeast Asia.
On May 2011, EBC, mindful of its role in supporting the Philippine broadcast industry, began the operations of Pinas FM 95.5–the Philippines’ premier music station geared towards the uplifting of original Philippine music and the encouraging of Filipino talents in the music industry. Strategically partnered with its TV arm, Pinas 95.5 has a very competitive broadcast capacity.
On August 2013, EBC launched the integrated Eagle News Service–with correspondents in every corner of the country and with news bureaus in regional locations around the world.