DepEd TV: program guide and where you can watch

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MANILA (UPDATE) – When public schools begin classes next week, DepEd TV will also begin broadcasting on state-run IBC-13, an official said.

According to a message from Undersecretary of Education Alain Pascua, the Education Department can also deliver lessons to public school students at home, through television, starting Oct. 5.

DepEd TV will air from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Below is the DepEd TV program guide:

Photo of Undersecretary for Education Alain Pascua

Pascua said the program schedule will be adjusted as the DepEd increases its capacity to produce more episodes.

The DepEd plans to produce 220 episodes a week, covering all K-12 subjects by January, DepEd director of information and communications technology services Abram Abanil said earlier.

DepEd TV’s initial schedule will feature 130 unique episodes for major areas.

Besides IBC-13, DepEd has also partnered with the following channels to broadcast its educational programs:

  • Solar TV – 1 digital channel
  • Cignal TV – 2 satellite TV channels
  • GSAT – 1 satellite television channel
  • PTV4 – 4 hours of live TV
  • Planet Cable – 1 cable channel
  • Philippine Cable and Telecommunications Association – 1-3 cable channels for members
  • Gracia/LMP – 1 satellite TV channel
  • Mabuhay Pilipinas TV – 13 Satellite TV Channels
  • GMA – 2 digital channels

On Wednesday, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said television and radio instruction was important in distance education, especially for students who don’t have internet access.

“Napakahalaga ng TV and radio sa buong bansa kasi ‘di naman lahat can access his [internet] connectivity”, she declared during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the DepEd and its partner channels and radios.

(TV and radio are very important in the country as not everyone has access to connectivity.)

The DepEd enlisted the help of the nation’s top broadcast journalists to train teachers to deliver lessons on camera.

In August, several netizens criticized the airing of grammatically incorrect sentences during DepEd TV’s test broadcast.

But Briones said control measures have been put in place to prevent similar mistakes.

Besides television, students will also study through print and digital modules, radio and online courses.

The latest DepEd data showed that 24.6 million learners were enrolled in public and private schools and the alternative learning system for the 2020-2021 school year. The figure is 88.8 percent of the total number of students last year. – With reporting by Jasmin Romero, ABS-CBN News

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