Solar TV Network
|Industry||Broadcast television subsidiary|
|Founded||November 28, 2009|
|Headquarters||Mandaluyong City, Philippines|
Solar TV Network Inc. is a broadcast television subsidiary of Solar Entertainment Corporation in the Philippines. Its headquarters are located at the Solar Media Center, Ground Flr., Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City.
Solar Entertainment launched Solar TV in the early 2000s, which was later renamed to Solar USA ("Ultimate in Suspense as Action") and then to USA. USA was split into two channels, Jack TV and Crime/Suspense, in 2005.
Solar TV launched last November 28, 2009 on RPN at 11:00am with a slogan It's A Bright New World. In October 31, 2010, it changed some of its programming content to English/Tagalog with a new slogan Kung Saan Lahat Panalo!.
As Solar Entertainment Corporation buys RPN, Solar TV was replaced by ETC on RPN and by an all talk/news channel Talk TV in March 2, 2011 now co-owned by Solar TV itself and SBN and later launch JackCITY on December 24, 2011 on RMN/BEAM TV (which is formerly broadcast The Game Channel and CHASE), its first initial broadcast on August 15, 2011). Talk TV changed its name to Solar News Channel October 30, 2012.
At the last quarter of 2011, Solar TV launched its news division Solar News. These programs are manned by mainly former ANC personalities including Jing Magsaysay, Pia Hontiveros, Nancy Irlanda, Claire Celdran and Mai Rodriguez. Reporters include some from RPN's NewsWatch.
- ETC - (SBN: January 1, 2008 - March 1, 2011 / November 30, 2013 - present) / (RPN: March 2, 2011 – November 29, 2013)
- 2nd Avenue - (RJTV: January 1, 2008 – present)
- Solar News Channel - (SBN: October 30, 2012 – November 29, 2013) / (RPN: December 1, 2013 - present)
- Jack City - (RMN-BEAM: October 20, 2012 – present)
- Tiengs move into news Manila Standard Today. 02-25-2011. Retrieved 02-25-2011.