Q (TV network)Edit
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|Founded||by Eddie Villanueva|
|Slogan||"Buhay Q. Kumpleto!"|
|Owner||GMA Network, Inc.|
|Key people||Eddie Villanueva, Chairman, ZOE-TV|
|Launch date||November 11, 2005|
|Dissolved||February 20, 2011|
|Former names||Quality TeleVision (QTV) - (The Corporate Name of Q)|
Q (formerly QTV, Quality TeleVision) was a commercial television station in the Philippines and it is owned and operated by GMA Network, Inc. An airtime block agreement between GMA Network Inc. and ZOE Broadcasting Network started its commercial operation in November 2005 using DZOE-TV channel 11 frequency. Q network studios are located at 22nd Floor, Strata 2000 Building, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and at the GMA Network Center in Epifanio delos Santos corner Timog Avenues, Diliman, Quezon City. With transmitters at Barangay Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City. Q's programming lineup features mostly American dramas, and other lifestyle shows. On February 21, 2011, Q ceased its commercial operation to give way to its sister channel, GMA News TV.
On November 11, 2005, after years of being off the air, GMA leased the airtime of Zoe Broadcasting Network's flagship station, DZOE-TV 11, in exchange of an upgrade to ZOE's facilities and airing ZOE-TV produced programs. Channel 27 became a rebroadcast feed of QTV, Quality Television.The first logo of Q, which is used from November 11, 2005 to March 17, 2007.The second logo of Q which is used from March 18, 2007 to May 28, 2010.
On March 18, 2007, Quality Television became "Q", with a focus on women and lifestyle programming and a new logo. It rebranded yet again on May 29, 2010 also attract male audiences.
On February 7, 2011, GMA Network announced plans to reprogram channel 11 into the one of the country's first free-to-air news channel named GMA News TV. Q had its final sign-off on February 20, 2011, but the channel continued to air teasers from February 21-25. Channel 11 went off-the-air on February 26 & 27 in preparation for its formal launch as GMA News TV on February 28, 2011.ZOE Broadcasting Network
The network was formed when the frequency rights of Channel 11 in Manila was given to a joint venture of the influential religious groups El Shaddai headed by Bro. Mike Velarde and Jesus Is Lord Movement headed by Bro. Eddie Villanueva in mid 1990s.DWDB-TV
GMA Network decided to expand its business into UHF programming in 1995 with Citynet Television 27. Poised to compete with ABS-CBN's recently launched Studio 23, the new station also aired popular American programming. In 1999, Star TV leased the airtime of Citynet Television to launch Channel [V Philippines]. In 2001, however, Channel [V] Philippines was discontinued when the PLDT (owner of MTV Philippines before) bought a controlling stake in GMA. Citynet reverted to being an independent station after the discontinuation.
However on March 1, 2009, Channel V Philippines is now under the new management with Makisig Network (now TVXtreme Broadcasting) as a new network partner with STAR TV. It was successfully music channel launch last June 1, 2009.
In the first quarter of 2005, Citynet leased the airtime of ZOE's flagship station, DZOE-TV 11, in exchange of upgrading the facilities of ZOE and airing ZOE-TV produced programs on early Monday mornings. DWDB Channel 27 became a repeater of QTV. Although in some areas in Metro Manila, QTV can be seen clearer in channel 27 compared to channel 11 especially in areas like Makati and Pasay (Where UHF signals can penetrate buildings).GMA Life TV
Selected Q programs are also seen worldwide via GMA Life TV.List of shows previously aired by Q
Some of Q's programming consists of Tagalog and English-language programming, and additional programming produced by GMA.
|QTV||November 11, 2005-March 17, 2007||Kwento Natin To! (This is Our Story!)||First marketing slogan used by QTV (DZOE-TV 11) to promote its inaugural broadcasts, mostly for women.|
|QTV||November 2006||Thank you,Ka-Q, One Year na Tayo!||QTV's 1st anniversary slogan.|
|Q Network||March 18, 2007||Something Better is Waiting For You! Be on Q||Q's 2nd slogan used for it's rebranding as Q.|
|Q Network||September 2008-April 2009||Get More of Life on Q||Q's 3rd slogan.|
|Q Network||May 2009-May 28, 2010||Love Life. Love Q.||Q's 4th slogan.|
|Q Network||May 29, 2010-February 20, 2011||Buhay Q. Kumpleto! (Life on Q is Complete!)||Q's 5th and last slogan.|