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Citynet 27 EMC Logo 1999 Emc2000 220px-Channel V Philippines 1999
1995–1999 1999 1999–2001 2001–2005

Citynet Television


Citynet 27
On August 27, 1995, GMA Network Inc. inaugurate its first ultra-high-frequency channel through DWDB-TV channel 27 in Metropolitan Manila. It was the first UHF television channel operated by a major broadcast network in the Philippines. GMA Network Inc. launches its new channel under the Citynet Television brand and decided to expand its local programming business. Studios are located at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City. In April 1998, Citynet Television ceased its commercial operation and later on reformatted into a local music channel.

EMC (Entertainment Music Channel)

1999 (First logo)

EMC Logo 1999

In 1999, Entertainment Music Channel or EMC is the first music channel of GMA Network Inc. after its UHF station, Citynet Television was rebranded due to high programming cost and low ratings. The music channel only lasted months after GMA Network Inc. signed a leased broadcast agreement with STAR TV Network to transmit a localize music television station, Channel [V] Philippines.

1999 (Secondary logo)


Channel [V] Philippines


220px-Channel V Philippines 1999

On December 15, 1999, STAR TV Network leased the airtime of Citynet Television to launch Channel [V] Philippines through EMC (Entertainment Music Channel). Part of the strategy is to localize Channel [V] with programs produced locally by STAR TV Network and GMA Network Inc. went ceased broadcasting on July 25, 2001. In November 2005, GMA Network established an agreement with ZOE Broadcasting Network, where in exchange for providing updated equipment to their facilities, GMA would be able to operate and program DZOE-TV. Upon the takeover by GMA, Channel 11 became a translator of UHF Channel 27 which began airing GMA's new network QTV (later renamed Q).

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