I just had a bad case of withdrawal symptoms when I can’t see my favorite ETC shows on free TV. It used to be on RPN 9 but since November 30,2013 (yesterday) it moved to SBN-21. Sadly, this UHF channel 21 has poor reception from where I live. Yes, we don’t have cable, I don’t see the need to because mom loves the telenovelas on the two TV giants in the Philippines while I spend weekends home being a couch potato watching the Catch-Up Weekends of my favorite shows like The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Carrie Diaries, Glee, Super Fun Night and Beauty and the Beast.
Aside from UHF channel 21, ETC can be seen at Sky Cable and Destiny Digital Ch. 16, Global Destiny Ch. 28, Cignal Ch. 9, and Cable Link Ch. 34. But like I said we don’t have cable so I’m such a loser! Boooooo!
The poor signal of the free channel 21 must be because the system has not been upgraded yet.
According to a press release I got from Solar TV with the move, Solar Entertainment Channel (SEC) they have laid down plans to boost the reach of ETC to viewers. According to SEC’s Chief Technology Officer Ralph Joseph S. Roy, by early next year a new state-of-the-art analog/ digital 60KW transmitter will be built for the channel. Running at a higher capacity and with a higher elevation, this looks to boost ETC’s reach to viewers in Mega Manila by 30 percent. For the rest of the country transmitters will go up in key areas such as Bacolod, Cebu, Zamboanga, Davao, and Legazpi.
From Monday to Saturday, ETC offers viewers the hottest and latest shows and episode’s straight from the United States. Stay up to date in the world of entertainment with the channel’s vast lineup of Match-Airing titles that include: award-winning musical Glee, hilarious sitcom’s New Girl and Super Fun Night, supernatural drama’s The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Ravenswood, and Beauty and the Beast, and the colorful 80’s teen drama The Carrie Diaries.
This coming 2014 the channel is working on airing more of its popular series day and date with the U.S. just like the airing of its hit show Glee that ETC airs via satellite.
Adding to ETC’s Match-Airing line-up in January is the return of the mystery-thriller Pretty Little Liars, and the long-running reality singing-competition American Idol. Also joining the channel in 2014 is the period drama Reign, which follows the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the sci-fi romance drama Star-Crossed that tells the story of a relationship between a human girl and an alien boy. Viewers can look forward to more big movies under the channel’s movie block “ETC Flix” including Bridesmaids, Crazy Stupid Love, and The Devil Wears Prada.
As ETC embarks on a stronger reach on the airwaves, they also look to conquering online too. Fans of the channel can log onto http://www.blink-now.com to watch ETC’s free live streaming on a computer, with mobile services being rolled out in the coming months for even more ways to watch.
Phew, finally relieved to hear that I can watch ETC shows via livestream for free and I hope SBN 2 signal will be fixed real soon as like me I heard a lot of avid viewers that they are so disappointed by the poor signal.
There you go peeps, happy viewing!
Stay gorgeous everyone!