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|Company||Nine Media Corporation|
|Key people||Jose "Jing" Magsaysay, Jr.
(Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs)
(Vice President for News and Current Affairs)
Ferdie Aboga(Senior Manager, News Production and News Gathering)
Cesario "Jun" del Rosario, Jr.
(Sr. Manager, Public Service)
|Slogan||Information. Inspiration. Integrity.
We Tell The Story Of The Filipino
9News (formerly known as Solar News and Current Affairs or Solar News) is the news and public affairs programming division of the media conglomerate Nine Media Corporation (formerly Solar Television Network, Inc.) leasing the airtime of Radio Philippines Network. 9News produces its news and information contents for 9TV (formerly Solar News Channel and to be rebranded as CNN Philippines by January 2015), and media portal 9News website and Solar Sports Desk website.
After Solar Entertainment Corporation acquired 34 percent of Radio Philippines Network from the Philippine government as part of RPN/IBC privatization in 2011, Solar TV finally ventured into news at the end of 2011.
First aired in January 16, 2012 as one of the TV networks that aired the Corona Impeachment Trial special coverage. It currently airs their programs in Talk TV since January 2012 and on Solar News Channel on October 30, 2012.
Most of its news personalities are from ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN News Channel and also from RPN which was partially purchased by Solar Entertainment. In July 16, 2012, Solar News launches its first local newscast Solar Network News (now known as Network News) followed by Solar Nightly News (now known as Nightly News), An hourly news update called Solar News Update (later on called Solar Headlines and on August 25, 2014, it was now known as Headlines), Solar Newsday (now known as Newsday) and Solar Daybreak (now known as Daybreak). A sports news called Solar Sports Desk (now known as Sports Desk). Solar News and Current affairs evening block first aired in November 2012 composing of 5 programs on legal advices, health, politics and media. In January 2013, Solar News Cebuano (now known as Cebuano News) starts as its make history as the first Cebuano TV newscast that aired on an English language news channel. In June 2014, Serbisyo All Access became their first program in Filipino. In August 2014, Kapampangan News caters viewers of Central Luzon.
In November 2013, San Miguel Corporation President and COO Ramon S. Ang personally acquire a majority stake in Solar Television Network as well as its stake on RPN. Meanwhile, on August 20, 2014, Solar Entertainment Corporation chief Wilson Tieng announced that he ceded his entire share on Solar TV Network, Inc., including its 34% majority share on RPN, to Antonio Cabangon-Chua, owner of business newspaper BusinessMirror and ABC. To reflect the change of ownership, and upon announcement of the rebranding of Solar News Channel into 9TV Network by August 23, Solar News will also rebrand into 9News, retaining its news and current affairs programming as 9TV expands its weekend programming.
9News will undergo major overhaul as parent Nine Media Corporation signed a 5-year brand licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting System to share resources with CNN to integrate the latter's content and 9News's reporting as CNN Philippines will set to launch by January 2015.
Current Affairs Programs
Upcoming News Programs
- Bicol News
- Cebuano Top Stories
- Chavacano News
- Hiligaynon News
- Northern Central Luzon Top Stories
- Northern Mindanao News
- Southern Mindanao News
- Solar Entertainment Corporation
- Radio Philippines Network
- Solar Television Network
- Solar News Channel
- 2nd Avenue
- Jack City
- Talk TV
- Tiengs move into news Manila Standard Today. 02-25-2011. Retrieved 02-25-2011.
- "MVP-Ang rivalry set to spill over into television with San Miguel acquisition of Solar stake". November 9, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
- EXCLUSIVE | BusinessMirror owner acquires majority stake in RPN9 retrieved August 20, 2014
- Cabangon-Chua acquires RPN-9 retrieved August 21, 2014
- - Solar News Channel turns into 9TV retrieved August 13, 2014
- - Solar News to be renamed News9? (Media Newser Philippines) retrieved August 18, 2014
- - Is RPN-9 Destined to Return? retrieved August 18, 2014