Solar News Channel
|Solar News Channel|
|Type||Broadcast commercial television network|
|Owner||Radio Philippines Network (34%)
Solar Entertainment Corporation
(Solar Television Network)(34%)
|Wilson Tieng (Chairman, Radio Philippines Network, Solar Television Network)
William Tieng (President, Solar Television Network)
Ramon S. Ang (Solar Television Network part-time owner)
Jing Magsaysay (Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs head)
Robert T. Rivera (President and CEO, Radio Philippines Network)
|October 30, 2012|
|Dissolved||August 22, 2014|
|Talk TV (March 2, 2011 – October 29, 2012)|
|NTSC 480i (SDTV)|
|ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack City|
Filipino, Cebuano, Kapampangan (secondary)
Solar News Channel (SNC) was a major commercial television network in the Philippines owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation's arm television subsidiary of Solar Television Network lease with its owner by Radio Philippines Network 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.
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.
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.
On August 13, 2014, Solar Television Network announces the rebranding of Solar News Channel into 9TV Network by August 23, retaining the news and current affairs programming while expanding its weekend programming to cater more audiences which was started by the launching of "Kids Weekend" on August 23. 
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, religious, pre-school and children's programs.
|Solar News Channel||Inform. Inspire.||October 30, 2012 - August 22, 2014||Solar News Channel's official slogan|
- Radio Philippines Network
- ETC (Solar Television Network's female-oriented channel, Solar News Channel's sister channels)
- 2nd Avenue (Solar Television Network's female and lifestyle channel, Solar News Channel's sister channels)
- Jack City (Solar Television Network's general entertainment channel, Solar News Channel's sister channels)
- Solar Television Network (the network's parent local channels)
- Solar Entertainment Corporation
- Solar News (the channel's parent division and content producer)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Solar News Channel.|
|This article about television in the Philippines is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|