Solar Sports

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Solar Sports
Solar Sports logo
Launched January 1, 1994 (1994-01-01)
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Our Sports Channel!
Country Philippines
Broadcast area Nationwide
Formerly called Solar Entertainment Channel (1994–2002)
Sister channel(s) BTV
NBA Premium TV
Jack TV
CT
My Movie Channel
Website Solar Sports
Availability
Satellite
G Sat Channel 18
Cignal Digital TV Channel 55
Cable
Destiny Cable Channel 35 (Analog)
Channel 70 (Digital)
Cablelink Channel 54
Cable Star Iloilo Channel 40
SkyCable Channel 70 (Digital)
SkyCable Palawan, Naga, Legazpi, Iriga, Cebu, Dumaguete, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Davao, Cagayan De Oro, Iligan, Butuan, Surigao, Dipolog, Pagadian, General Santos, Cotabato, Bacolod, Iloilo, Roxas, Kalibo, Lucena City, Batangas, Pampanga, Dagupan, Baguio, Tuguegarao, Vigan, Laoag Channel 72
Streaming media
iWanTV.com.ph
(exclusively available for SkyBroadband, Bayan DSL and ABS-CBNmobile subscribers)
www.iwantv.com.ph
Tambayan Natin! Solar Sports Live streaming

Solar Sports is a Filipino 24-hour cable sports channel based in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City in the owned by the Solar Entertainment Corporation. The channel was launched on January 1, 1994 and is available for G Sat, Cablelink, SkyCable, Destiny Cable, Cignal Digital TV and various minor cable subscribers.

It is also available on Destiny Cable. Dream Satellite TV ceased operation as of February 2009. Starting June 1, 2010 Solar Sports will now return on SkyCable.

Programming[edit]

The channel is known for showing sports that are familiar to the Filipinos. Its main programming are the NBA games, which are shown either a game or a doubleheader each day during the season. Other NBA programming includes shows produced by NBA TV, such as the NBA's Greatest Games and WNBA games during the league's off-season. It also shows the American Super Bowl. It is also the Filipino provider of the Olympic Games.

It also shows boxing matches such as the ones from the promotions of Bob Arum, Don King and most recently, Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. From 2002-2006, Solar Sports would cover the fights of Manny Pacquiao, until Pacquiao signed with ABS-CBN for the rights to cover his fights.

Other sports include Volleyball and Badminton, such as the JVC Badminton tournament and the first-ever Manny V. Pangilinan Badminton Tournament, pitting players from Asia and Europe, in 2005.

The network also launched Solar Sports Desk, a late-evening sports news program, similar to those US famed sports programs such ESPN SportsCenter. On October 2006, solar sports re-launch its channel, adding local shows.

The channel is available exclusively in Metro Manila through Global Destiny Cable as of 2008. It used to be available exclusively on SkyCable, but the two parties ceased their partnership at end of 2007 but it will be back on July 1. All cable companies in the provinces can put the channel without having to worry about exclusive rights.

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