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DWAQ-TV

DWAQ-TV (SMNI TV 39)
Metro Manila
BrandingSMNI TV-39 Manila
SloganYour Way To The New World
ChannelsAnalog: 39 (UHF)
Digital: 40 (UHF) (ISDB-T)
Virtual: 40.34 (LCN)
Subchannels40.34: SNC
40.35: SMNI SD
40.36: SMNI SD2
40:64: SMNI 1SEG (1seg)
OwnerSonshine Media Network International
Swara Sug Media Corporation
Founded2000
January 8, 2006 as ACQ-KBN/SMNI TV 39 Manila
Call letters' meaningDW Apollo Quiboloy
Sister station(s)DZAR
Former callsignsDWBP-TV (2000-2001)
Former affiliationsETV-39 (2000-2001)
Transmitter powerAnalog: 30 kilowatts TPO
Digital: 100 watts TPO
Websitewww.smni.com

SMNI TV 39 of Sonshine Media Network International (DWAQ-TV channel 39), is a flagship television station of Philippine religious television network Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI). Its studios is located at ACQ Tower, Sta. Rita Street corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City and its transmitter is located at KJC Compound, Barangay Sauyo, Novaliches, Quezon City.[1] DWAQ-TV now operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The station was temporarily inactive on May 2014, due to upgrading of transmission power & maintenance of their airconditioning unit inside the transmitter room, but it recently resumed on-air on July 11, 2014 at exactly 7pm.

History

As ETV 39

The station started as DWBP-TV ETV 39, attempting to become the first free to air gambling channel on UHF with the nightly Bingo Pilipino draws. It fizzled out in 2001 as former President Joseph Estrada banned its draws in response to public clamor.

As ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV / SMNI TV 39

On January 8, 2006, after the series of test broadcasts, DWAQ-TV ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV 39 is launched at the first Global Thanksgiving and Worship presentation at the PhilSports Arena.

On July 2006, ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV to form as Sonshine Media Network International was launched as News and Public Affairs block which became a tie-up of ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV-39.

On August 2010, ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV (merger of ACQ-KBN and Sonshine Media Network International) was renamed as simply SMNI.

Programming

Digital television

Digital channels

UHF Channel 40 (629.143 MHz)

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming Note
40.34 1080i 16:9 SNC SMNI News Channel Test Broadcast
40.35 16:9 (4:3 upscaled) SMNI SD1 SMNI
40.36 480i SMNI SD2 Black Screen
40.64 240p 4:3 SMNI 1SEG 1Seg

See also

References

Website