Chinatown TV started out as a co-produced show with NBN 4 under the name “AM@NBN” on 2001. After one year, due to NBN’s change of station format into a sports channel, the show was transferred to IBC 13 and rebranded as “AM@IBC”. It has continued to air in IBC 13 ever since.
Over the years, we have gone through several format improvements to keep ourselves updated with the fast-paced transformations of modern society. From “AM@IBC,” we became “CHI,” “FIL CHI,” until 2012, when we evolved into today’s “Chinatown TV.” We air every Saturday 9:00-10:00 AM on NET 25 with replays every Sunday 10:00-11:00 AM and 11:00PM-12:00AM on IBC 13.
Chinatown TV is the first Filipino-Chinese show on nationwide television. Our mission is to further the intercultural friendship of the Fil-Chi, broaden the people’s knowledge and understanding of these two cultures, and encourage both locals and Chinese expats in learning Mandarin. Our common topics include People, Current Events, Sports, Fashion, Travel, Food, Health, learning basic Mandarin, and several other broadly relevant topics to the Filipino-Chinese Community.
Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world, so we have centuries worth of culture to share. Allow us to provide this unique mix of content straight to your homes in three languages: English, Filipino, and Mandarin, only here on Chinatown TV!
Chinatown TV is made possible every Sunday by the support of our generous sponsors. We would like to thank our major partners for trusting us to bring your products and services all these years to the hearts of the Filipino-Chinese community.