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1960-1969 1969-1975 1975-1977 1977-1980
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1980-1989 1989-1994 1994-1995 1995-present

Kanlaon Broadcasting System


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RPN was established in 1960 as KBS or Kanlaon Broadcasting System. The company was named after the Kanlaon volcano, which is located in the island of Negros, the birthplace of its founder, the late Roberto S. Benedicto (1916-2000).


Kbs 1960

In 1969, KBS started operating a TV network with two stations: Channel 9 in Manila and Channel 12 in Baguio. KBS launched this logo in conjunction with the start of KBS' TV operations. The logo also had a second version in which the logo was joined by the text "Accucolor" (filled with multiple colors) for its first TV slogan, "Accucolor 9" (used to promote KBS as the first TV network in the Philippines to broadcast in full color). The logo consisted of the KBS logo in a number 9 shape with straight lines, boxed in a rectangle.

Radio Philippines Network (first era)


Rpn 1975

In 1975, KBS was relaunched as RPN, or the Radio Philippines Network. Its first logo is an RGB-colored eye with the text "RPN" in lowercase placed on the center of the eye. The number 9 shape used from 1969 was discontinued, but was returned the following year. On the blue oval is a CBS looking eye.


Rpn 1978

In 1977, RPN unveiled a new logo which was a half-circle forming the letters RPN, and RGB beams. For some reason, it resembled the iconic logo of the largest TV network in the country and RPN's rival, ABS-CBN (which was shut down during this time). The number 9 shape was again retained and was used until 1980.


Rpn the leader 1980

In 1980, RPN overhauled its logo again. This time, the logo was a red box with the name RPN inside it (the logo resembles a satellite antenna; this was used in conjunction with the start of RPN's broadcast via Domestic Satellite (DOMSAT) technology). The logo was joined by RPN's "The Leader" slogan (to promote RPN as the number one TV network during that time), and a completely overhauled number 9 shape. The box was used again in 1996. See below.

New Vision 9


New vision 9

In 1989, RPN relaunched as New Vision 9 (despite the relaunch, the RPN name was retained as the network's corporate name). The logo consisted of a golden globe with a number 9 (resembling the number 9 on its previous logo) carved on it, and the text "NEW VISION". The relaunch can be clearly seen as an attempt to regain its lost glory (the network suffered a decline starting in the year 1986, after the 1986 EDSA Revolution), but the resurgence of ABS-CBN (which was reopened three years before the relaunch) and GMA-7 caused the station's ratings to decline further.

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Radio Philippines Network (second era)



In 1994, New Vision 9 reverted back to RPN 9. The network, did not use the 1980 logo, however, and used a new logo, which consisted of a globe with a red-blue gradient-colored ring and the words "RPN" and "THE NETWORK", representing RPN's slogan during that time: "RPN: The Network". The logo was discontinued in 1995 in favor of returning the 1980 box logo.



After 15 years, in 1995, the 1980 logo finally returned as the logo of the network (this time, without the number 9, and a different slogan entitled "Your Friendly Network"). It is currently RPN's longest-lived logo.


Radio Philippines Network

RPN (Other) | 9News2 | CNN Philippines3

RPN | Radyo Ronda | Aliw Broadcasting Corporation | DWIZ | Home Radio Natural

Subsidiaries and Divisions
Nine Media Corporation

C/S 91 | Solar TV1 | 9TV
1Joint venture with Solar Entertainment Corporation.
2Co-owned by Nine Media Corporation.
3Joint venture with Turner Broadcasting System and Nine Media Corporation.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (Media ng Bayan)
Key Divisions:

Philippine Information Agency | Philippine News Agency | National Printing Office | APO Production Unit

Media Networks:
RPN (Other) (20%)1 | PTV (Other) | IBC (Other) | PBS (Radyo ng Bayan | Sports Radio | Radyo Magasin | Business Radio | Radyo Pilipinas)

Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation
1Broadcasting CNN Philippines, operated by Nine Media Corporation

Nine Media Corporation
Subsidiaries and Divisions

Radio Philippines Network

Television channel
CNN Philippines (Other)12

Defunct: 9TV1

Radio stations Radyo Ronda | Aliw Broadcasting Corporation

1Co-owned with Radio Philippines Network.
2Joint venture with Turner Broadcasting System.

Nine Media Logo
ALC Group of Companies
ALC Realty Development Corporation | Aliw Broadcasting Corporation | Asian Security and Investigation Agency BusinessMirror | Brown Madonna | Cherry Blossoms Hotel | Clayton Learning Center | Citystate Asturias Hotel Palawan | Citystate Savings Bank | Citystate Tower Hotel | Eastern Defender and Security Agency | Eternal Crematory | Eternal Gardens | Eternal Plans| Fortune Care | Fortune General | Isuzu Gencars | Manila Grand Opera Hotel | Nine Media Corporation | Philippine Graphic | Pilipino Mirror | Radio Philippines Network
ALCGC logo
Solar Entertainment Corporation

Solar Pictures | ETC Productions | Domestic Sattelite Corporation | OMNI Digital Media Venture

Television channels
Free-to-air channels
SBN | RJTV | 2nd Avenue (Other) | ETC (Other)
Cable channels
Basketball TV23 | CT (Other) | Jack TV (Other) | NBA Premium TV2 | Shop TV14 | Solar All Access | Solar Sports1

Media Partners
GMA Network (Other)1 | ABS-CBN (Other)2 | TV5 (Other)3 | BEAM TV4

Radio station
Bantay Radyo | Mom's Radio | RJ 100.3 | DZRJ-AM

Online service

Blink Cinema/My Movie Channel | C/S Origin | C/S 9 |
Hallmark Channel/Diva Universal5 | Sci Fi Channel/Universal Channel5 |
Sports Plus | Solar TV | Solar USA | Talk TV/Solar News Channel/9TV (Other) | The Game Channel
1Manny Pacquiao Pay-Per View and Shop TV on Free TV by GMA Network, Partnerships.
2NBA Games in the Philippines on Free TV by ABS-CBN, Partnerships
3Gilas Pilipinas and FIBA Basketball World Cup on Free TV by TV5, Partnership.
4Shop TV on Free by BEAM TV, Partnerships.
5Joint venture with Universal Networks International

Solar Entertainment Corporation logo

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