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Global Destiny Cable
Type Cable TV operator Philippines
Founded Destiny Cable Inc., January 1995
Global Cable Inc., February 1993
Merger entity:
Global Destiny Cable TV, 2003
Headquarters Philippines 2285 Solid House Building, Pasong Tamo Extension, 1231 Makati City, Metropolitan Manila
Industry Telecommunications
Products Cable TV
High-Speed Broadband Internet
I-Cafe Boss
High-Rise Solution sDSL
Web Development
Open Access Service
Wi-Fi Service
VoIP
Referral System
DOGZ Online Gaming
Employees currently unavailable
Website [1]

Global Destiny Cable is a direct-to-home cable TV subscription service. Global Destiny Cable is the 2nd largest cable TV company in the Philippines; they are serving almost all major cities in Metro Manila and have affiliates almost all-around the Philippines.[1]

Contents

History

In January 1995,[2] the Philippines’ commission attached to the Department of Transportation and Communications, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity/provisional authority to install, operate and maintain telecommunications, broadcast and cable antenna television services to Destiny Cable Inc. and allowed to provide cable television services to Metropolitan Manila and nearby municipalities, cities and provinces.

Destiny Cable Inc. embarked on marketing promotion through Solid Group Inc.[3] by offering bundles services: cable television and electronic products and facilitated the latter to build up a distinctive spot in the cable industry. Solid Group Inc. was then known for manufacturing and marketing the leading brands in electronic products.

Global Cable

On February 3, 1993, Global Cable Inc. was given a provisional authority to provide cable television services. The National Telecommunications Commission granted Global Cable Inc a certificate authority to construct, install, maintain and operate a Cable Antenna Television (CATV) System in San Pedro, Laguna on May 1993. Consequently, Global Cable Inc. was also allowed operate and maintain a CATV system in the municipality of San Juan and in the cities of Mandaluyong,[4] Makati, Pasay, Manila, Marikina,[5] Paranaque and Muntinlupa.

Merger with Global Cable

In November 2003 Destiny Cable formed a partnership[6][7] with Global Cable to further strengthen and systematize its cable television ventures. The two companies merged to form Global Destiny Cable.

Global Destiny Cable is perceived to be the closest competitor of SkyCable the Philippines' top cable company[8] in Metropolitan Manila. Both have their own associates all over the country and both offer high-speed cable Internet service[9] to its respective subscribers.

Areas Served

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==Channel Lineup==

Below is a numerical representation of the current Global Destiny Cable channel lineup. As of February 16, 2010 [10][11]

LEGEND
Local/Service Channels Movies Channels Gen. Ent./Variety Channels Documentary/Educational Channels Kids Channels
News/Info Channels Sports Channels Music Channels Foreign Channels Religious Channels
† - Exclusive to Global Destiny
Ch. # Network Minimum Package Notes
3 GD Barker Channel In House
4 MMDA TV Channel Public Service Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of NBN 4 on this channel.
5 Chat & Shop TV / Destiny KTV Interactive Channel Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of TV5 on this channel.
6 ABS-CBN (VHF 2) Local Channel
7 Russia Today News/Info Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of GMA 7 on this channel. (Russian) programming in (English)
8 NBN (VHF 4) Local Channel
9 Shop TV Interactive Channel Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of Solar TV on this channel.
10 TV5 (VHF 5) Local Channel
11 RNH Channel Interactive Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of Q on this channel.
12 GMA (VHF 7) Local Channel
13 Winner TV Asia Interactive Channel Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of IBC 13 on this channel.
14 RPN (VHF 9) / Solar TV Local Channel
15 Q (VHF 11) Local Channel
16 IBC (VHF 13) Local Channel
17 Studio 23 (UHF 23) Local Channel
18 GEM TV (UHF 49) Local Channel
19 Net 25 (UHF 25) Local Channel
20 UNTV (UHF 37) Local Channel
21 Global News Network News/Info
22 CNN International News/Info
23 Fox News Channel News/Info
24 Al Jazeera English News Channel News/Info
25 CNBC Asia News/Info
26 Bloomberg Television News/Info
27 BBC World News News/Info
28 SBN (UHF 21) / ETC Local Channel
29 RJTV (UHF 29) / 2nd Avenue Local Channel
30 ESPN Philippines Sports
31 STAR Sports Sports
32 Eurosport Sports
34 Solar Sports Sports
35 Global Pinoy Cinema Movies
36 Pinoy Box Office Movies
37 HBO Asia Movies
38 Hallmark Channel Philippines Gen. Ent./Variety
39 MGM Channel Movies
40 EZ Shop Interactive Channel
41 Discovery Turbo Documentary/Educational
42 Bio Asia Documentary/Educational Also known as Biography Channel Asia
43 CITV Asia Documentary/Educational Also known as Crime & Investigation Network Asia
44 Living Asia Channel Documentary/Educational
45 Discovery Travel & Living Documentary/Educational
46 Channel [V] International Music
47 MTV Southeast Asia Music Re-launch after the shut down of MTV Philippines & undergoing re-invention of programs.
48 Baby TV Kids
49 Playhouse Disney Channel Asia Kids
50 Disney Channel Asia Kids
51 Cartoon Network Philippines Kids
52 Nickelodeon Philippines Kids
53 Animal Planet Documentary/Educational
54 National Geographic Channel Philippines Documentary/Educational
55 Discovery Channel Philippines Documentary/Educational
56 History Asia Documentary/Educational Also known as The History Channel Asia
57 CTi International Foreign (Chinese)
58 CTS Foreign (Chinese)
59 TTV Foreign (Chinese)
60 Formosa TV Foreign (Chinese)
61 Formosa TV News Foreign (Chinese)
63 TVBS News Foreign (Chinese)
64 Taiwan Macroview TV Foreign (Chinese)
65 Good TV Religious (Chinese)
66 Phoenix InfoNews Channel Foreign (Chinese)
67 CCTV-4 Foreign (Chinese)
68 Hunan TV Foreign (Chinese)
69 CTV Foreign (Chinese)
70 ETTV Movies Movies (Chinese) audio with (Chinese) and (English) subtitles during movies.
71 HBO 2 Asia Movies Hollywood movies audio in (English) with (Chinese) subtitles
72 NHK World Foreign (Japanese) audio with (English) news ticker during major newscasts
73 NHK World Premium Foreign (Japanese) audio with (English) news ticker during major newscasts
75 Arirang TV Foreign (Korean) programming in (English)
77 YTN Foreign (Korean)
78 Doordarshan National Foreign (Hindi)
79 Zee TV Foreign (Hindi)
80 Basketball TV Sports
81 Jack TV Gen. Ent./Variety
82 Viva Prime Channel Gen. Ent./Variety/Sports
83 Fashion TV/San Lazaro Broadcasting Network Gen. Ent./Variety
84 Australia Network Gen. Ent./Variety
85 TV5 Monde Asie Foreign (French)
86 TV Español Foreign (Spanish)
87 DW-TV Asia+ Foreign 16 hours of (German) programming and 8 hours in (English)
88 Raitalia Foreign (Italian)
89 Daystar TV Religious
90 Family Land Religious
91 TV Maria Religious
92 EWTN Religious
93 Zoe TV 33 (UHF 33) Local Channel
94 Da Ai TV Tzu Chi Religious (Chinese)
97 CCTV-9 Foreign (Chinese) programming in (English)
98 Turner Classic Movies Asia Movies
99 Sci Fi Philippines Gen. Ent./Variety
116 Txt Network Interactive

References

  1. ^ Global Destiny History
  2. ^ Hebrona Jr., Alfredo P. (November 17, 1999). "Q&A With The Cable Guy". BusinessWorld Online. http://www.itmatters.com.ph/features.php?id=111799b. Retrieved November 17. 
  3. ^ "Business in Asia Today". Asiatimes Online. April 1, 2000. http://www.atimes.com/bizasia/BD01Aa01.html. Retrieved April 1. 
  4. ^ Mandaluyong City Infrastructure, Mandaluyong City MIS
  5. ^ PIO, Marikina (February 1, 2005). "Global Destiny Basketball League in Marikina". MarikinaNews. http://news.marikina.gov.ph/pages/newsarch.asp?n=2-2005-a. Retrieved February 2. 
  6. ^ Lectura, Lenie (December 25, 2007). "Global Destiny lacks proof it has money". BusinessMirror. http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/12252007/companies03.html. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  7. ^ The Philippine Broadcast Equipment Market, March 2006, CommerceCan
  8. ^ BusinessWorld, Online (June 16, 2008). "Lopez buys out Sun Cable, prepares for SkyCable share sale". BusinessWorld: I.T. Matters. http://www.itmatters.com.ph/news.php?id=061608a. Retrieved June 16. 
  9. ^ Timeline of Significant Events in Philippine Cyberage, Philippine Communication Centrum Foundation
  10. ^ Global Destiny Channel Line-up Retrieved via www.mydestiny.net 02-18-2009
  11. ^ Global Destiny Channel Line-Up Retrieved via www.telebisyon.net 02-18-2009

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