Global Destiny Cable

Global Destiny Cable

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.[1]

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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 Metro Manila and nearby municipalities, cities and provinces.

Destiny Cable Inc. embarked on marketing promotion through Solid Group Inc.[3] by offering bundled services.

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] Parañaque 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' largest cable TV company[8] in Metro 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

Channel Lineup

Below is a numerical representation of the current Global Destiny Cable channel lineup as of December 11, 2010 [10][11]

Genre
Local Movies General Entertainment Documentary Kids
News Sports Music Foreign Religious

Channel Network Minimum Package Group(s) Notes
3 GD Barker Channel Cable barker channel for Global Destiny.
4 Chat & Shop TV Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of NBN on this channel.
5 NBN Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of TV5 on this channel.
6 TV5
7 Living Asia Channel Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of GMA on this channel.
8 Global News Network
9 UNTV Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of Solar TV on this channel.
10 ABS-CBN
11 Living Saints Marketing Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of Q on this channel.
12 GMA
13 EZ Shop Subscribers may experience interference with local reception of IBC on this channel.
14 Solar TV Currently using RPN frequency.
15 Q
16 IBC
17 Studio 23
18 GEM TV
19 Net 25
20 CNN International
21 Fox News Channel
22 Al Jazeera English
23 BBC World News
24 CNBC Asia
25 Bloomberg Television
26 Fox
27 Universal Channel
28 ETC Currently using SBN frequency.
29 2nd Avenue Currently using RJTV frequency.
30 Jack TV
31 ESPN
32 STAR Sports
34 Basketball TV
35 Solar Sports
36 Eurosport
37 Global Pinoy Cinema
38 Pinoy Box Office
39 HBO
40 Diva Universal
41 MGM Channel
42 TCM
43 Fox Family Movies
44 Bio
45 Crime & Investigation Network
46 Channel [V] Philippines
47 MTV Southeast Asia
48 Baby TV
49 Playhouse Disney
50 Disney Channel
51 Cartoon Network
52 Nickelodeon
53 TLC
54 Animal Planet
55 National Geographic Channel
56 Discovery Channel
57 History
58 Discovery Turbo
59 Formosa TV ()
60 CTV ()
61 TVBS News ()
63 CTi International ()
64 Taiwan Macroview Television ()
65 Phoenix InfoNews Channel ()
66 CCTV-4 ()
67 Hunan TV ()
68 Da Ai TV Tzu Chi ()
69 GOOD TV ()
70 ETTV Movies ()
71 HBO 2 ()
72 NHK World ()
73 NHK World Premium ()
75 tvN ()
77 YTN ()
78 Arirang TV ()
79 Doordarshan National ()
80 Zee Cinema ()
81 Zee TV ()
82 NEO Cricket
83 Viva Prime Channel
84 Fashion One / Manila Jockey Club
85 CCTV News ()
86 RT ()
87 Australia Network
88 TV5MONDE Asie ()
89 TVE ()
90 DW-TV Asien
91 Rai Italia ()
92 Daystar TV
93 Familyland
94 TV Maria
95 TTV ()
98 Zoe TV
99 EWTN

References

  1. Global Destiny History
  2. Hebrona Jr., Alfredo P. (November 17, 1999). . BusinessWorld Online. http://www.itmatters.com.ph/features.php?id=111799b. Retrieved November 17. 
  3. . 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). . MarikinaNews. http://news.marikina.gov.ph/pages/newsarch.asp?n=2-2005-a. Retrieved February 2. 
  6. Lectura, Lenie (December 25, 2007). . BusinessMirror. http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/12252007/companies03.html. Retrieved 2007-12-25.  [dead link]
  7. The Philippine Broadcast Equipment Market, March 2006, CommerceCan
  8. BusinessWorld, Online (June 16, 2008). . 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 May 02, 2010
  11. Global Destiny Channel Line-Up Retrieved via telebisyon.net May 02, 2010