Cebu Catholic Television Network
Broadcast areaMetro Cebu, Metro Manila, Cavite, Visayas, Mindanao
HeadquartersCardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
OwnerRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu
Radio Veritas Global Broadcasting System, Inc.
Fil-Products Group of Companies
LaunchedDecember 17, 2002; 21 years ago (2002-12-17)
Cebu City47 UHF
Roxas, Capiz47 UHF
Bohol47 UHF
Butuan47 UHF
Misamis Occidental47 UHF
Streaming media

Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN) is a broadcast television channel owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu and Fil-Products Group of Companies in the Philippines. The station's studios are located at the CCTN Broadcast Center, Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City.[1] CCTN 47 now operates 24/7 for cable operators and through online webcast, and 18 to 19 hours on free-to-air UHF TV. It is the Philippines' first ever Catholic television station on cable and free-to-air television and its largest Asian religious broadcasting channel in Southeast Asia, behind Thailand's Dhammakaya Theravada Buddhist Global Buddhist Network (GBN).


Cebu Catholic Television Network Channel 47 (CCTN), founded by its president, Nonito “Dodong” Limchua, signed on in 2002 as the country's pioneer Catholic TV station.[2][3][4] After his stint in the cable business, Nonito started family relationship programs that promote Gospel values, and bring the message and teachings of the Catholic Church to the people. Since he and wife Diana are devout Catholics, they have been involved in Walking with Jesus Seminars. Together, they shared their vision with the Archbishop of Cebu, Cardinal Ricardo Vidal, and he supported them in their desire for others to see the face of Christ through professional coverage of events, documentaries and issues concerning the Catholic Church.[5] The impetus was the creation of a Catholic TV station on the same lines as EWTN and Catholic TV in the US but adapted for Philippine conditions. Just as Cebu proved to be the springboard for Philippine Christianity, its launch finally placed the country on the forefront of Catholic TV programming on par with other channels.

Just on its first three years since it was launched in 2002, CCTN gained popularity along Central Visayas and reached out its viewers to Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao.[6]

Since it was launched, CCTN exists with various names. Started as CCTN on 2002, the station was rebranded as INTV in 2008 with the slogan Inform, Inspire, Interact.[7] Following the rebranding was the station's website at[1] Then in 2012, the network tries to bring back the CCTN name and rebranded as INTV powered by CCTN. In 2013, the network then removed the INTV name and rebranded as, CCTN 47. Their website was then moved to as their old website with the INTV brand was dropped.

Today, CCTN reaches its broadcast signals to Metro Manila, Cavite, Sarangani, Agusan del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga Sibugay, via local cable providers.[8][9]


CCTN's regular programming primarily consists of daily Catholic mass services and other Catholic-related programs, news and current affairs, serial and seasonal dramas, sitcoms, variety and talk shows, and canned programs; all are broadcasting in Cebuano language.


See also


  1. ^ a b "Local TV Channels in Cebu | | Cebu Travel Guide and Destinations". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Freeman - Indigenous Pinoy sports to spice up Oasis of Love anniversary celebration".[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "The Cebu City Press | Press Freedom in Philippine Cities". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "INTV-CCTN Channel 47 mipaluyo sa MS Motosuit Motocross Series". Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "About Us! | CCTN 47". Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Media Museum". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Cctn Cebu (March 16, 2012), INTV CCTN STATION ID 2008 AND 2012, retrieved June 1, 2017[dead link]
  8. ^ "CCTN47 Cable Channel Guide[3] - Video Dailymotion". Dailymotion. November 14, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Cebu Catholic Television Network - Partners in Law". Archived from the original on July 8, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2017.