Solar News Channel

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Solar News Channel
Type Broadcast commercial / cable television network
Country Philippines
Availability Nationwide
Slogan Inform. Inspire.
Broadcast area
Owner Radio Philippines Network (34%)
Solar Television Network (34%)
Key people
Wilson Tieng (Chairman, Radio Philippines Network)
Ramon S. Ang (Possibly part-owner of Solar Television Network, Inc.)
Robert T. Rivera (President and CEO, Radio Philippines Network)
Launch date
October 30, 2012
Former names
Talk TV (March 2, 2011 – October 29, 2012)
Picture format
NTSC 480i (SDTV)
Sister channels
ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack City
Language English (main)
Filipino, Cebuano (secondary)
Analog Channel 9 (VHF)
Metro Manila
Available on its relay and affiliate stations

Channel 12 (VHF)
Channel 10 (VHF)
Channel 8 (VHF)
Channel 9 (VHF)
Channel 5 (VHF)
Cagayan de Oro
Channel 9 (VHF)

Channel 5 (VHF)
G Sat Channel 5
Cignal Digital TV Channel 9
Dream Satellite TV Channel 6
SkyCable Channel 14
Destiny Cable Channel 14
Royal Cable Channel 9
Cable Star Iloilo Channel 42
Cablelink Channel 34
SkyCable (Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Baguio) Channel 6
Caceres Cable TV Channel 9
New Bacolod Cable TV Channel 61
Available on most Filipino cable systems Check local listings for channels

Solar News Channel (SNC) is a major commercial television network in the Philippines owned by Radio Philippines Network and Solar Entertainment Corporation's television arm subsidiary Solar Television Network, Inc. its flagship television station is DZKB-TV channel 9 in Mega Manila and other regional stations in the Philippines. Operational 18 hours a day from 6:00 AM to 12:00 MN on free TV, while 24 hours on cable, satellite and internet TV providers.

Most of its live programming from studios are located at the Upper Ground Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Mandaluyong City with transmitter at No. 97, Panay Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City.


A Toyota HiAce van used by Solar News parked at the Office of the Ombudsman.

The network debuted on October 30, 2012 at 05:45 am (UTC +8:00) as a replacement for then all-news channel Talk TV on SBN 21—as such it is broadcast by all television service provider and terrestrial stations which formerly carried Talk TV.

It is the first all-English news channel to be aired on free TV in the Philippines, and the first channel of Solar Entertainment to air both on cable and free TV. Major part of the programming are local programs including news and current affairs programs from Solar News and foreign programs from NBC and CBS.

On December 1, 2013, Solar News Channel transferred to all RPN stations nationwide to widen its telecast while ETC returned to all SBN stations.[1]

Aside from the transfer, Solar News Channel launched its own mobile application for smartphone users. Its consists of features such as live streaming, catch-up episodes and latest news from the network's website,[2]


Solar News Channel's programming consists of rolling news coverage and other news programming, along with documentaries, current affairs show, talk show, entertainment, sports news. Most of the foreign programs on this news channel are from American TV networks, NBC and CBS programs dedicated for the Informercials and religious programs.


Branding Slogan Years Active Description
Solar News Channel Inform. Inspire. October 30, 2012 - present Solar News Channel's official slogan



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