CLTV36 is Central Luzon's first and only regional television station. A subsidiary of the LausGroup of Companies, CLTV36 was launched on March 19, 2007. Its transmitter and studios are located in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga with the power of 10,000 watts. As one of the youngest terrestrial television stations in the Philippines, it was created when Philippine Congress granted a franchise under Republic Act No. 8219 on September 12, 1997 and duly licensed by the NTC dated January 10, 2007.
CLTV36 is the region's most trusted source of news and information airing on free-to-air television. Broadcasting over Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac, CLTV36, from its inception, was designed to serve the region through its locally-oriented news and public affairs programs. The flagship news broadcast, Balitang Central Luzon (formerly, CLTV36 Balitaan) provides round-the-clock and hyperlocal news updates daily. With award-winning shows such as So to Speak, as well as Hamon: Central Luzon and HB, CLTV36 empowers its viewers and provides a platform by which the community can articulate their aspirations and join discourses that shape the nation. In 2012, it introduced new entertainment program offerings such as the successful reality talent search Star Mill, the drama anthology series Kwentong Wagi, and the teen drama series Campus Teen Drama.
Aside from its regular news updates and weekly programs, CLTV36 has also been at the forefront of major events in the region such as the much-awaited annual Giant Lantern Festival of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. During the elections, Central Luzon tunes in to CLTV36 for its extensive coverage, and the station has proven its indispensability to the region during disaster coverages.
True to its commitment to serve the community and the region, Central Luzon TV 36 has also initiated various activities, taking its outreach efforts beyond the broadcast studios. Responsive to the needs of the people, CLTV36 launched Lingap ng Central Luzon to provide aid to victims of disasters, initiating relief operations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Reaching a total of 52 cities and municipalities, CLTV36 is watched by potentially 5,203,551 people in Central Luzon. CLTV36 is also carried by 34 cable partners with 60,000 household subscribers, and its content is also available to worldwide audiences via livestreaming, online or mobile.