Quality TeleVision

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Q Network
QTV-TV.PNG
Type Broadcast television network
Country Philippines
Founder Eddie Villanueva
Slogan "Buhay Q. Kumpleto!"
Owner GMA Network, Inc.
ZOE Broadcasting Network Inc.
Key people Eddie Villanueva, Chairman, ZOE-TV
Felipe Gozon CEO, GMA Network
Gigi Santiago-Lara, AVP-Alternative Programming, GMA Network
Launch date January 20, 2001
Dissolved February 20, 2011
Past names Quality TeleVision (QTV) - (The Corporate Name of Q)
Website http://www.wmn.ph/qtv

Q (formerly QTV, Quality TeleVision) is a defunct 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 20, 2011, Q ceased its commercial operation to give way to its sister channel, GMA News TV.

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History

The country's commercial television network began operations on November 23, 1963 as Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) Channel 11. It was renamed Delta Broadcasting System (DBS-11) in 1980 followed by switching into color TV in 1974. Following the People Power Revolution in 2001, it was rebranded as Quality Television (QTV).

On March 26, 2004, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act 7306 turning QTV Network into a public commercial broadcasting corporation known formally as Quality Television Network, Inc.

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.<ref>GMA welcomes QTV, their newest 'kapuso'. ClickTheCity.Com (November 11, 2005). Retrieved on November 11.</ref> 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.

Reformat to GMA News TV

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 continues to air teasers for a week in preparation for its formal launch as GMA News TV on February 28, 2011.<ref>GMA Network to reformat Q-11 to attract more viewers. BusinessWorld (2010-12-15).</ref><ref>American Idol 10 to air on Q-11. BusinessWorld (17-01-2011).</ref><ref>http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=649921&publicationSubCategoryId=96</ref>

Origins

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.

City Television

Main article: DWBW-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.<ref>Makisig launches Channel V Philippines retrieve via www.stir.ph 04-16-2009</ref>

Blocktime agreement

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. DWBW 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

Further information: GMA Life TV (TV channel)

Selected Q programs are also seen worldwide via GMA Life TV.

Programming

Further information: List of programs broadcast by Q

Some of Q's programming consists of Tagalog and English-language programming, and additional programming produced by GMA.

Slogans

Branding Years Active Slogan Description
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.

Affiliates

Further information: Q Stations

QTV slogan theme song

QTV has many themes from many slogans of QTV.

Slogan Artist
Kwento Natin To! (This Is Our Story!) Kyla
Thank You Ka-Q Kyla and Ogie Alcasid
Something Better is Waiting For You! Be on Q Aicelle Santos
Get More of Life on Q Ailyn Santos
All You Want for Christmas is on Q Ailyn Santos
Love Life. Love Q. Aicelle Santos
Give Love on Q GMA Choir
Buhay Q. Kumpleto! Maricris Garcia and Geoff Taylor

Original QTV Theme Song

This theme was sang by Kyla.

Main article: QTV Station ID

Lyrics
Meron akong pangarap na tutuparin
Lahat ay gagawin para sa mahal na layunin
Sa araw-araw may minamahal
Munting ngiting nakakatunaw
Laging nagpapasalamat sa maligayang ala-ala

Kwento natin ‘to
Ligaya, Pag-asa
Kwento natin ‘to
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Nagpapaikot ng mundo
Kwento natin ‘to, QTV
Kwento natin ‘to, QTV

Merong magandang bukas na tinatanaw
Meron akong kabuhayan na pinaghihirapan
Sa sulyap niya kinikilig ako
Bumibilis ang tibok ng puso
Di magbabago ang pagmamahal
Tapat sa pangako habang buhay

Kwento natin ‘to
Kabuhayan, Kayamanan
Kwento natin ‘to
Pag-ibig, Pagsuyo
Nagpapaganda sa mundo
Kwento natin ‘to, QTV
Kwento natin ‘to, QTV

Sa hirap o ginhawa
Nananalig magpakailanman
Magandang bituin magniningning balang araw
Sa pagsisikapin kong bukas ang sisikat
Munting pag-iisip umaapaw sa pag-asa

Kwento natin ‘to
Pananalig, Pagsisikap
Kwento natin ‘to
Kapalaran, Kinabukasan
Nagbibigay buhay sa mundo
Kwento natin ‘to, QTV
Kwento natin ‘to, QTV
Kwento natin ‘to, QTV
Kwento natin ‘to, QTV
Kwento natin ‘to!


Affiliates

Further information: Q Stations

See also

References

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