Solar News Channel
|Type||Broadcast commercial television network|
|Owner||Radio Philippines Network (50%)
Solar Television Network (50%)
|Key people||Wilson Tieng (President, Solar Entertainment; Chairman, Radio Philippines Network)
William Tieng (Chairman, Solar Entertainment)
Willy Y. Tieng (Vice-chairman, Solar Entertainment)
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)|
|Official website||Solar News|
|Analog||Channel 9 (VHF)
|Available on its relay and affiliate stations||
|G Sat||Channel 5|
|Cignal Digital TV||Channel 9|
|Dream Satellite TV||Channel 6|
|Destiny Cable||Channel 14|
|Royal Cable||Channel 9|
|Cable Star Iloilo||Channel 42|
|SkyCable (Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Baguio)||Channel 6|
|Available on most Filipino cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
Solar News Channel 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. 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.
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. Major part of the programming are local programs including news and current affairs programs from Solar News and foreign programs from NBC and CBS.
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, solarnews.ph.
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