People's Television Network

state television network in the Philippines

People's Television Network (Filipino: Telebisyon ng Bayan;[2] abbreviated PTV) is the flagship state broadcaster owned by the Government of the Philippines. Founded in 1974, PTV is the main brand of People's Television Network, Inc. (PTNI), one of the attached agencies under the Presidential Communications Office (PCO).[3]

People's Television Network
Logo used since 2017
TypeBroadcast television network
  • Filipino
  • English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 480i 16:9 for the SDTV feed)
ParentPeople's Television Network, Inc.
LaunchedFebruary 2, 1974; 50 years ago (1974-02-02)
Former names
  • Government Television (February 2, 1974–1980)
  • Maharlika Broadcasting System (1980–February 24, 1986)
  • New TV 4 (February 24–April 1986)
  • National Broadcasting Network (July 16, 2001–January 8, 2012)
WebcastLive streaming
People's Television Network, Inc.
Company typeGovernment-owned and controlled corporation
IndustryState media
FoundedFebruary 2, 1974; 50 years ago (1974-02-02) (broadcast)
March 26, 1992; 32 years ago (1992-03-26) (company)
Broadcast Complex, Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Area served
Key people
  • Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil (Secretary, Presidential Communications Office)
  • Honey Rose Mercado (PCO Undersecretary for Traditional Media and External Affairs)
  • Julio O. Castillo, Jr., DBA (Network Chairperson)
  • Julieta C. Lacza (Network Vice Chairperson)
  • Analisa V. Puod (Network General Manager)
Increase 212.6 Million (FY 2019) [1]
Increase 183.9 Million (FY 2019) [1]
Total assetsIncrease 2.852 Billion (FY 2019) [1]
Total equityIncrease 2.268 Billion (FY 2019) [1]
OwnerGovernment of the Philippines
(Presidential Communications Office thru People's Television Network, Inc.)
Number of employees
21,590 (2023)[1]
SubsidiariesPeople's Television Network

PTV, along with government-owned media companies Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation and the Philippine Broadcasting Service-Bureau of Broadcast Services, forms the media arm of the PCO and acts as a primary state television broadcaster that focuses on news, information and public service programming. Its head office, studios and transmitter are located at Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Barangay Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City.

As a government-run station, PTV receives funding from the General Appropriations Act (Annual National Budget) and sales from blocktimers and advertisers, among others. PTV also runs a digital television channel Congress TV.

PTV Stations Nationwide



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 People's Television Network, Inc. 2019 Annual Report to Commission on Audit (Report). Commission on Audit. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  2. Direktoryo ng mga Ahensiya at Opisyal ng Pamahalaan ng Pilipinas (PDF) (in Filipino). Department of Budget and Management. 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  3. Gita-Carlos, Ruth Abbey (July 7, 2022). "PCOO reorganized, renamed as Office of the Press Secretary". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved July 19, 2022.

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