Jack City

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Jack City
Jack City.png
Launched October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20) (test broadcast)
November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11) (launch)
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Slogan Drama with Style
Country Philippines
Language English (main)
Filipino (secondary)
Broadcast area Nationwide
Formerly called CHASE
(December 24, 2011 (2011-12-24)–October 19, 2012 (2012-10-19))
Sister channel(s) BTV
Jack TV
My Movie Channel
NBA Premium TV
Solar Sports
TGC
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital Channel 22
(Digital test broadcast)
Satellite
Cignal Digital TV Channel 22
Cable
SkyCable Channel 138 (Digital)
Destiny Cable Channel 64 (Analog)
Channel 138 (Digital)
Cablelink Channel 40
Telmarc Cable Channel 97
Caceres Cable TV (Naga City) Channel 32
Available on most Filipino cable systems Check Local Listings for channels
Streaming media
Blink blink-now.com

Jack City (stylized as JackCITY) is a Philippine cable and satellite television network Formerly known as Chase, it is Jack TV's second counterpart channel. It is owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation. It is currently broadcast on Destiny Cable channel 64 (analog) (coming soon) & channel 138 (digital), Cablelink channel 40, and SkyCable channel 138 (digital) and other contract for local cable operators Nationwide. Launched on October 20, 2012, its programming, similar to that of defunct networks C/S and Chase, is focused on suspense, science fiction, and drama series, with a dash of style.[1]

It broadcast 24 hours a day on Cable and Satellite TV providers and thru Live streaming.

History[edit]

as Chase (2011-2012)[edit]

Chase logo

The Game Channel & CHASE[edit]

Formerly when it started its launch, Chase is broadcast every night after The Game Channel, which limited its broadcast on mornings & afternoons.

CHASE goes 24 and Jack CITY[edit]

On the later part of February 2012, all programs of CHASE were marked by an investigator note, located at the lower-left side of the TV screens, where it was written that CHASE goes 24. After that event, The Game Channel then bid goodbye to viewers of BEAM Channel 31 after 7 months of broadcasting on free TV, and decided to move its operations on cable. CHASE then remained on BEAMtv 31 and took its 24-hour broadcast on free TV. Some programs of CHASE are partly seen from its sister TV network on cable, JackTV. On September 7, 2012, Jack TV plugged their announcement thru CHASE programs bearing the title "Another Jack TV is rising, coming soon on this channel" (BEAM Channel 31). This indicated that CHASE was being replaced; finally, on October 20, 2012, Jack City was then launched, marking October 19 as the end of CHASE's broadcasts. Jack City still does carry some of CHASE's programs however.

as Jack City (2012-present)[edit]

On September 7, 2012, an announcement was made during CHASE programs and in commercials, bearing the slogan: "Another Jack TV is rising, coming soon on this channel" (BEAM Channel 31), and Jack City was launched in October 20, 2012. On the event before the channel was launched, CHASE ended its operation on October 19, 2012, although some of its programs were carried over to this channel. The full broadcast was initiated on November 11, 2012. The main reason of reformatting/rebranding was due to CHASE being too male-centric.[2][3][4][5]

Recently, around June 28, 2013, BEAM Channel 31 limited the operations of Jack City from 24 hours to 18 hours broadcasting due to National Telecommunications Commission's rules of free TV. However, it still continues to air 24 hours on cable providers.

On September 1, 2014, the channel was no longer seen on free TV as BEAM Channel 31 prepares for the ISDB-T digital television. It continued broadcast on cable but they still implement MTRCB ratings.

On November 15, 2014, the channel change was to SkyCable and Destiny Cable (Digital) from Channel 72 to Channel 138.

Programming[edit]

Jack City's programming consists focused on action, suspense, science fiction, crime, comedy and drama series, programs dedicated for the local news, entertainment, short events, parties, special, and other programs such as blocktimer.

Slogans[edit]

Branding Slogan Years Active Description
CHASE Get your thrill of mystery and action!/Definitely Most Wanted. December 24 2011 - October 19 2012
Jack CITY Drama with Style October 20, 2012 – present Jack CITY's official slogan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sallan, Edwin. "Solar launches new free channel JackCITY". News5. InterAksyon.com. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Solar Entertainment combines drama with style in its new channel, JackCITY retrieved via Adobo Magazine.com 11-24-2012
  3. ^ Redefining Drama Solar Entertainment Corporation Launches 'JackCity' ClickTheCity.com. Retrieved 12-01-2012.
  4. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo. "Solar Entertainment rebrands CHASE channel, new programs via JackCity". Philippine Entertainment portal. Pep.ph. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Villagomez, Kaye. "Solar Replaces Chase Channel With Jack City, Offers Drama Serials". The Manila Bulletin. mb.com.ph. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 

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