Dream Satellite TV
Dream Satellite TV is the first all-digital Direct-To-Home (DTH) television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

 broadcasting service via satellite
In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object which has been placed into orbit by human endeavour. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as the Moon....

 in the Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

Broadcasting from the Dream Broadcast Center located at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga
Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Pampanga is bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast...

. Content is received from program providers, compressed and broadcast via Koreasat 5 (Mugunghwa 5) in DVB-S and NTSC
NTSC, named for the National Television System Committee, is the analog television system that is used in most of North America, most of South America , Burma, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and some Pacific island nations and territories .Most countries using the NTSC standard, as...

 color format exclusively to its subscribers using the Integrated Receiver-Decoder and the Conax Nagravision 2 Encryption System. Because of the satellite technology, all parts of the Philippines are reachable by the service and the signal is always clear.

To receive Dream's broadcasting signals, subscribers must acquire a 55 cm in diameter satellite dish
Satellite dish
A satellite dish is a dish-shaped type of parabolic antenna designed to receive microwaves from communications satellites, which transmit data transmissions or broadcasts, such as satellite television.-Principle of operation:...

Antenna (radio)
An antenna is an electrical device which converts electric currents into radio waves, and vice versa. It is usually used with a radio transmitter or radio receiver...

, an Integrated Receiver-Decoder (IRD) and a Dream Conditional Access Card (Smart Card
Smart card
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card , is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. A smart card or microprocessor cards contain volatile memory and microprocessor components. The card is made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride, but sometimes acrylonitrile...

). To provide security and protection, the satellite signals of Dream shall be encrypted using a Conditional Access System. Thus, exclusive use of Dream programs and services will only be available to Dream subscribers.


In April 1997, Dream was incorporated to the Philippine Multi-Media System, Inc. (PMSI). On February 6, 1998, the Philippine Congress passed into law Republic Act No. 8630 which granted PMSI a franchise to construct, install, maintain and operate for commercial purposes and in the public interest, television and radio broadcasting in the Philippines. The franchise term is 25 years. On February 1, 2000, The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) granted a provisional authority to engage in Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite services. On February 7, 2001, the PMSI inaugurates its Dream Broadcasting Center at Clark Development Center, and on April 22, 2001, the commercial launch of Dream Broadcasting System, the first DTH system in the Philippines, took place.

Status of competition and controversy

Dream Satellite TV filed a complaint with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) against Global Broadcasting and Multimedia, Inc. (G Sat
G Sat
G Sat is a subscription-based Direct-To-Home satellite television service commercially available in the Philippines...

) for offering A DTH service in the Philippines without a franchise and a license from Philippine authorities, namely the Philippine Congress for a broadcast franchise and the NTC for a Certificate of Public Convenience .
Aside from Dream, the Lopez group SkyCable
SkyCable is a direct-to-home cable TV subscription service and the largest cable company in the Philippines. It is established by the Lopez and Central CATV group of companies, and one of ABS-CBN Corporation subsidiaries. In January 1990, SkyCable was founded and started its CATV operation on...

 also filed a similar complaint against GBMI. It argued that GBMI's illegal entry into the industry will result in the unnecessary duplication of an existing service that existing cable TV and DTH-TV service providers already adequately provide.

Channel Listing

The following channel as of November 12, 2011
Local Movies General Entertainment Documentary Kids
News Sports Music Foreign Religious

Channel Network Minimum Package Group(s) Notes
1 TV Maria
Catholic Media Network
Catholic Media Network, also known as CMN, is a Catholic radio network in the Philippines.-History:CMN was previously known as Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters...

Dream Lite 390
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

Dream Lite 390
3 Net 25
Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
Eagle Broadcasting Corporation is a Philippine television and radio network. Its head office and studios are located at the EBC Building, Central Ave., Brgy. New Era, Quezon City-History:...

Dream Lite 390
4 TV5
Associated Broadcasting Company
The Associated Broadcasting Company, Inc is a television network in the Philippines, with main broadcast facilities and transmitter located at 762 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. The network was previously known as the , Associated Broadcasting Company remains the legal...

Dream Lite 390
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

Dream Lite 390
6 ETC Dream Lite 390 Currently using RPN
Radio Philippines Network
Radio Philippines Network, Inc. is a broadcast television network in the Philippines co-owned by the Government Communications Group, Solar Entertainment Corporation, Far East Managers and Investors Inc., and private sectors. This station studios are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol...

Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation is a Philippine VHF television network of the Government Communications Group headed by the Press Secretary. Its studios are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter is located at the Coca Cola plant,...

Dream Lite 390 Shared programming with AKTV
AKTV is a sports and lifestyle primetime programming block in the Philippines. Owned and operated by TV5, it occupies the 5:00 to 11:00pm timeslot of IBC; weekend coverage usually begins at 10:00 am. It started since June 5, 2011.-History:...

8 Studio 23
Studio 23
Studio 23 is a Filipino television network owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation. The network is named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWAC-TV, which is carried on UHF channel 23...

Dream Lite 390
9 UNTV Dream Lite 390
10 TOP Channel Dream Lite 390
11 Living Asia Channel
Living Asia Channel
Living Asia Channel is a 24-hour Asian travel and lifestyle channel, the first Philippine-made to air in North America. It showcases the best of Asian destinations, finds, culture, cuisine, fashion, people, business, issues and investment opportunities in the Philippines and Asia...

Dream Lite 390
12 GMA News TV
GMA News TV is a news and lifestyle-oriented channel in the Philippines. It is owned and operated by GMA Network Inc. through the supervision GMA News and Public Affairs...

Dream Lite 390
13 MTV Southeast Asia
MTV Southeast Asia
MTV Southeast Asia is a 24-hour music/entertainment television network, owned by MTV Networks Asia Pacific, a division of Viacom. The channel is shown in the Southeast Asia region including Singapore , Malaysia , Hong Kong , Indonesia , Thailand , Vietnam , Philippines MTV Southeast Asia is a...

Dream Lite 390
14 Nickelodeon Dream Lite 390
15 Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Philippines
Cartoon Network is a cable and satellite television channel created by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner which primarily shows animated programming. The Philippine version is a branch of Cartoon Network Asia, broadcasting exclusively in the Philippines....

Dream Lite 390
16 Animax
Animax Asia
Animax Asia is the Japanese anime TV network Animaxs English language feeds in Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as its feeds across other regions of mainland Asia, including Hong Kong and Taiwan...

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17 STAR World
STAR World
STAR World is an Asian English language cable and satellite television network owned by Star TV and Fox International Channels, fully owned subsidiaries of News Corporation. The channel is the successor of STAR Plus, a subsidiary of News Corporation...

Dream Lite 390
18 STAR Movies
STAR Movies
STAR Movies is an Asian movie channel owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels, subsidiaries of News Corporation.-History:STAR Movies was launched on 1 May 1994...

Dream Lite 390
19 HBO
HBO Asia
HBO Asia is a franchise of HBO in Asia. HBO Asia is now a joint venture of media giants Viacom and Time Warner . Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Studios exited the fifteen year-old HBO Asia premium movie joint venture on January 16, 2008....

Dream Lite 390
20 AXN
AXN Asia
AXN Asia is a pay-tv, cable and satellite TV channel owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. It is available in throughout the 18 countries around the Asia-Pacific region...

Dream Lite 390
21 Bio
Bio. (South East Asia)
Bio. is a South East Asian television channel dedicating to biography. The channel was launched on May 27, 2008 by AETN All Asia Networks, a joint-venture between A&E Television Networks and Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.- See also :...

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22 Discovery Channel Dream Lite 390
23 STAR Sports
STAR Sports
STAR Sports is a cable sports network owned by STAR TV and ESPN. It shows sports programs. In partnership with ESPN, its corporate name is ESPN STAR Sports. They are the official Asian station of the Barclays Premier League...

Dream Lite 390
24 CNN International
CNN International Asia Pacific
CNN International Asia Pacific is the Asia-Pacific edition of the CNN International pay-TV cable network. The feed originates from Hong Kong.CNN International began transmissions in August 1989....

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25 BBC World News Dream Star 650
26 TLC Dream Star 650
27 Asian Food Channel
Asian Food Channel
The Asian Food Channel is an Asian lifestyle cable and satellite television channel first launched in August 2005. Based in Singapore, AFC currently covers seven markets: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Thailand...

Dream Star 650
28 National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel (Asia)
The National Geographic Channel, also commercially abbreviated as Nat Geo, is an Asian subscription television channel that features non-fiction, factual programming involving nature, science, culture, and history, produced by the National Geographic Society, just like History and the Discovery...

Dream Star 650
29 Animal Planet
Animal Planet Asia
Animal Planet Asia is an Asian satellite and cable television channel owned by Discovery Communications Network Asia based in Singapore. It also broadcasts to several countries in Asian region...

Dream Star 650
30 History
History (South East Asian TV channel)
History is an Asian television channel with shows on historical events and persons. The channel is owned by AETN All Asia Networks, a joint-venture between A&E Television Networks, owner of the American History, and Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd.- Company :AETN All Asia Networks was formed on 15 June...

Dream Star 650
31 MBC
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC (Hangul : 문화방송주식회사, Munhwa Bangsong Jushikoesa) is one of four major national South Korean television and radio networks. Munhwa is the Korean word for "culture". Its flagship terrestrial television...

Dream Star 650 Premium
32 Screen RED
Screen RED
Screen RED is HBO Asia's 24-hour, Asian movie channel that premieres the region’s latest Asian blockbuster movies, television series, and features celebrity interviews, entertainment news.-Programming Slots:...

Dream Star 650 With subtitles.
33 Diva Universal
Diva Universal (Philippines)
Diva Universal Philippines is a Philippine television channel owned by NBC Universal Global Networks, in partnership with Solar Entertainment Corporation.-Rebranded as Diva Universal:...

Dream Star 650
34 AXN Beyond
AXN Beyond
AXN Beyond is a cable and satellite TV channel, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment in the Asia-Pacific. Launched on January 1, 2008, the channel is a spin-off of the popular TV channel AXN Asia, It is available in throughout the 18 countries around the Asia-Pacific region and features programmes...

Dream Star 650
35 CI
Crime & Investigation Network (South East Asia)
Crime & Investigation Network is an Asian television channel which focuses on crime, investigation and mystery programming. It is run by AETN All Asia Networks, a joint-venture between A&E Television Networks and Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd and was launched on June 15, 2007.It was available initially in...

Dream Star 650
36 Australia Network
Australia Network
Australia Network, originally Australia Television International and later ABC Asia Pacific, is a free-to-air international satellite television service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 2006. The television and online service broadcasts 24 hours a day on 7 days a week, to...

Dream Star 650
37 DW-TV Asia+ Dream Lite 390
ESPN Philippines
ESPN Philippines is a Philippine cable sports network owned by STAR TV and ESPN. Selected sports program shared the same program schedule via ESPN Asia but with local advertisements.-External Links:*...

Dream Star 650
201 90.7 Love Radio
90.7 Love Radio
DZMB, branded as 90.7 Love Radio, is the flagship FM radio station of Manila Broadcasting Company in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at Star City, CCP Complex, Pasay City.- On-air staff:...

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202 101.1 Yes! FM Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
203 The Edge Radio
United Christian Broadcasters
United Christian Broadcasters is an international Christian broadcasting and media group. Through affiliates in twenty five countries, it operates radio and television stations and publishes and broadcasts Bob Gass's free daily devotionals The Word for You Today and word4u2day...

Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
204 CMN Radio
Catholic Media Network
Catholic Media Network, also known as CMN, is a Catholic radio network in the Philippines.-History:CMN was previously known as Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters...

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205 106.7 Energy FM Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
206 BBC Radio
BBC Asian Network
BBC Asian Network is a British radio station serving those originating from and around the Indian subcontinent. The music and news comes out of the main urban areas where there are significant communities with these backgrounds. The station has production centres in Birmingham, Leicester and London...

Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
207 93.9 iFM Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
208 RJ 100 Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
209 Planet Rock
Planet Rock
Planet Rock may refer to:* "Planet Rock" , a 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force* Planet Rock: The Album, a 1986 album containing the song...

Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
210 Radyo ng Bayan/RMN Manila
DZXL is an AM station owned and operated by Radio Mindanao Network in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the 4th Floor, Guadalupe Commercial Complex, EDSA Guadalupe, Makati City, while the transmitter is Located at Brgy. Paco, Obando, Bulacan...

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