Global Destiny Cable


Global Destiny Cable

Infobox_Company
company_name = Global Destiny Cable
company_
company_type = Cable TV operator flagicon|Philippines
foundation = Destiny Cable Inc., January 1995 Global Cable Inc., February 2003
Merger entity: Global Destiny Cable TV, 2003
industry = Telecommunications
location = flagicon|Philippines 2285 Solid House Building, Pasong Tamo Extension, 1231 Makati City, Metropolitan Manila
num_employees = currently unavailable
products = Cable TV High-Speed Broadband Internet
I-Cafe Boss High-Rise Solution sDSL Web Development Open Access Service Wi-Fi Service VoIP Referral System DOGZ Online Gaming
homepage = [http://www2.mydestiny.net www.mydestiny.net]

Global Destiny Cable is a direct-to-home cable TV subscription service. Global Destiny Cable is the 2nd Largest cable TV company in the Philippines; they are serving almost all major cities in Metro Manila and have affiliates almost all-around the Philippines. [ [http://www2.mydestiny.net/Global-Destiny/About-Us.htm Global Destiny History] ]

History

In January 1995, [cite web | last = Hebrona Jr. | first = Alfredo P. | title = Q&A With The Cable Guy | work = | publisher = BusinessWorld Online | date =November 17, 1999 | url= http://www.itmatters.com.ph/features.php?id=111799b | format = | doi = | accessdate = November 17 ] the Philippines’ commission attached to the Department of Transportation and Communications, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity/provisional authority to install, operate and maintain telecommunications, broadcast and cable antenna television services to Destiny Cable Inc. and allowed to provide cable television services to Metropolitan Manila and nearby municipalities, cities and provinces.

Destiny Cable Inc. embarked on marketing promotion through Solid Group Inc. [cite web | title = Business in Asia Today | work = | publisher = Asiatimes Online | date =April 1, 2000 | url= http://www.atimes.com/bizasia/BD01Aa01.html | format = | doi = | accessdate = April 1 ] by offering bundles services: cable television and electronic products and facilitated the latter to build up a distinctive spot in the cable industry. Solid Group Inc. was then known for manufacturing and marketing the leading brands in electronic products.

Global Cable Inc. pre-merger

On February 3, 1993, Global Cable Inc. was given a provisional authority to provide cable television services. The National Telecommunications Commission granted Global Cable Inc a certificate authority to construct, install, maintain and operate a Cable Antenna Television (CATV) System in San Pedro, Laguna on May 1993. Consequently, Global Cable Inc. was also allowed operate and maintain a CATV system in the municipality of San Juan and in the cities of Mandaluyong, [ [http://mandaluyong.gov.ph/profile-infrastructure.asp#06 Mandaluyong City Infrastructure] , Mandaluyong City MIS] Makati, Pasay, Manila, Marikina, [cite web | last = PIO | first = Marikina | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Global Destiny Basketball League in Marikina | work = | publisher = MarikinaNews | date =February 1, 2005 | url= http://news.marikina.gov.ph/pages/newsarch.asp?n=2-2005-a | format = | doi = | accessdate = February 2 ] Paranaque and Muntinlupa.

Destiny Cable merged with Global Cable

In November 2003 [ [http://209.85.175.104/search?q=cache:Pl4qGANAI1kJ:commercecan.ic.gc.ca/scdt/bizmap/interface2.nsf/vDownload/ISA_6346/%24file/X_3890593.DOC+destiny+cable+merged+with+global+cable&hl=tl&ct=clnk&cd=13&gl=ph&client=firefox-a The Philippine Broadcast Equipment Market, March 2006] , CommerceCan] Destiny Cable forged a partnership [cite news| last = Lectura | first = Lenie | title=Global Destiny lacks proof it has money | date=December 25, 2007| publisher=BusinessMirror| url=http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/12252007/companies03.html|accessdate=2007-12-25] with Global Cable Inc. to further strengthen and systematize its cable television venture and begun working under the new entity name of Global Destiny Cable TV. The merger made Global Destiny Cable as the second largest CATV operator in the Philippines, and it maintains a particular niche in the cable television industry composed mostly of Asian TV lovers.

Today, Global Destiny Cable is perceived to be the closest competitor of SkyCable [cite web | last = BusinessWorld | first = Online | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Lopez buys out Sun Cable, prepares for SkyCable share sale | work = | publisher = BusinessWorld: I.T. Matters | date =June 16, 2008 | url= http://www.itmatters.com.ph/news.php?id=061608a | format = | doi = | accessdate = June 16 ] in Metropolitan Manila. Both have their own associates all over the country and both offer high-speed cable Internet service [ [http://www.aijc.com.ph/PCCF/mediamuseum/timeline/timeline-cyber.htm Timeline of Significant Events in Philippine Cyberage] , Philippine Communication Centrum Foundation] to its respective subscribers.

Areas Served

*Metro Manila: Caloocan City, Las Piñas City, Makati City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City, Manila, Marikina City, Muntinlupa City, Quezon City, Parañaque City, Pasay City, Pasig City, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig City, Valenzuela City

*Rizal Province: Cainta, Antipolo City

*Cebu Province: Metro Cebu

*Davao Province: Metro Davao

Channel information



Attributes of Global Destiny Cable Service

*Signal delivery is done through fiber-optic cables

*GDC has an extensive network of after-sales branch offices assigned to specific locations in Metro Manila for faster response to cable service requests.

*There is a tendency for service to be delayed when the problem occurred on a weekend.

*Pixeling of satellite TV signals sometimes happens mostly with Taiwanese channels.

*Some branches have at best a sloppy record of customer service, with hotlines barely made available for the complaints of nearby subscribers, requiring them to call Makati main office for faster service request.

References

External links

* [http://www2.mydestiny.net/Global-Destiny/index.htm Official website]
* [http://telebisyon.net/programa/Global+Destiny+Cable/cable/ Global Destiny] at Telebisyon.net

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title = Cable & Satellite TV Provider in Philippines
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