C/S (TV channel)
|Type||Commercial television network|
|Slogan||Right Here. Right Now|
|Owner||Solar Entertainment Corporation|
|Wilson Tieng (President)
William Tieng (Chairman)
Willy Y. Tieng (Vice-chairman)
|October 15, 2005|
|Dissolved||November 27, 2009|
|NTSC 480i (SDTV)|
|Replaced by||CHASE (on C/S Origin)
Solar TV (on C/S 9)
C/S (standing for Crime/Suspense, originally used as an on-air brand) was used for several Filipino entertainment channels owned by the Solar Entertainment Corporation thru Solar TV Network. It showed mostly American crime and suspense dramas, mysteries, reality, science fiction and action shows.
Solar Entertainment first launched its namesake entertainment cable channel in the early 2000s, one devoted to American programs. This channel was later known as Solar USA (the acronym stands for "Ultimate in Suspense and Action"), and then later simply as USA. USA was replaced by two separate channels in 2005. Solar USA's comedy and general entertainment programming was moved to Jack TV, while action and crime dramas were given a new separate channel, Crime/Suspense, later launched in October of that year.
As part of a partnership established with the Radio Philippines Network, C/S became the on-air brand for its network of over-the-air stations across the Philippines in January 2008. The C/S cable channel was later rebranded as C/S Origin in September of the same year, while the RPN network later changed its branding to C/S 9 the next month, and then changed its name to Solar TV in November 2009.
Programs on C/S