UP to launch own channel

Published June 27, 2022, 3:24 PM

by Manila Bulletin

The University of the Philippines (UP) will launch its own channel on Cignal TV.


The channel will air hundreds of UP video productions 24/7 and will be available to over four million homes via satellite direct-to-home service.

As per a report published on UP’s website, the channel will include TVUP productions consisting of “591 episodes of programs such as The Platform; Science Innovations; NOAH Updates; ‘Maikling Pelikula; Kultura, Sining, Atbp’.; DRRM; the Documentaries: The Filipino series; ‘Kalusugan at Karapatan; Batas at Bayan’; Gender Talks; Financial Sense; Health Issues; UP Talks; CHE FN1; and ‘Gulayan sa Tahanan.’”

TVUP said that these video materials have been beneficial for students and teachers for remote and blended learning.

The signing of the memorandum of agreement was held on June 23 at the new TVUP headquarters in the Student Union Building of UP Diliman.

It was formalized by UP President Danilo Concepcion, Cignal TV President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Galang, and Cignal TV Chief Finance Officer John Andal.

“Our friends from Cignal TV recognize the value of our work and our goal to extend our services to as many as possible, whether these are students looking to enrich their lessons or ordinary citizens who wish to gain more knowledge and develop skills,” said Concepcion.

He also mentioned that the initiative is a “perfect opportunity” to nurture lifelong learning.

“If you want to be able to reach the most remote parts of the country, only a satellite TV provider can do that,” Galang said. (Luisa Cabato)