The Game Channel

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The Game Channel (TGC)
Tgc2014logo.jpg
Final Logo of The Game Channel (TGC) from 2014 to 2015
Launched April 8, 2011
Closed February 28, 2015[1]
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan We Got Game
Country Philippines
Language English
Broadcast area Defunct
Headquarters Mandaluyong City, Philippines [2]
Replaced by My Movie Channel
Sister channel(s) My Movie Channel
Jack City
Jack TV
Solar Sports
BTV
NBA Premium TV

The Game Channel [3] (abbreviated TGC, stylized as tgc from January 2014 - February 2015) was a Filipino cable and satellite television network owned and produced by Solar Entertainment Corporation who also created the networks My Movie Channel, NBA Premium TV, Jack TV, Solar Sports, BTV.[4][5] It was available over Destiny Cable channel 89, Cablelink channel 225 and Cignal Digital TV channel 19. This network is more focused on family game shows and reality game shows.

History[edit]

Initial broadcast and BEAM Channel 31 affiliate[edit]

Logo of The Game Channel. (2011)
Logo of The Game Channel from 2012-2014

The Game Channel launched on April 8, 2011 on Destiny Cable. It conducted its initial test broadcast from April 8, 2011 until September 29. Recently, it had launched its initial broadcast on BEAM Channel 31 on August 15, 2011. It had its official broadcast together with its former affiliated free TV network BEAM Channel 31 on September 30, 2011.[6][7] On October 1, 2011, The Game Channel was formerly launched on SkyCable via channel 84 and it was available through its digital platform.

The Game Channel & CHASE[edit]

On December 24, The Game Channel limited its broadcast on daytime sharing with a new channel CHASE (now Jack City) which takes over the evening block.[8][9]

Chase goes 24[edit]

In the middle of February 2012, while CHASE started its broadcast, there is an investigator note appeared on every show of Chase (which is located on the lower-left side on the TV screens). Noted that CHASE goes 24. After that event, on February 15, 2012, The Game Channel bid farewell to the Free-TV Viewers. Chase took all over its permanent blocktime broadcast. This network was broadcast on Destiny Cable (channel 89) on the same day.

Replace by My Movie Channel[edit]

After almost 3 years on broadcasting, The Game Channel announced that they will no longer broadcasting on television effective February 28, 2015[10] and gave thanks to its viewers before they sign-off for the last time, and replacing into My Movie Channel can be seen on Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 219 (Analog) Channel 89 and Cablelink (Digital) Channel 225, starting on March 1, 2015.

Slogans[edit]

  • I'm Game for The Game Channel (2011-2014)
  • We Got Game (2014–2015)

Programming[edit]

Final aired programs[edit]

Game Shows[edit]

Reality Shows[edit]

Other[edit]

  • America's Next Great Restaurant
  • Game Changers (season 1)
  • Ice Cold Cash (season 1)
  • The League (season 3)

Previously aired programs (with BEAM Channel 31)[edit]

¹Updated as of September 6, 2013

See also[edit]

  • GSN (American television channel devoted to game shows & reality shows)
  • Challenge (a United Kingdom channel devoted to airing British game shows from various archives along with some international games)
  • Solar TV (now defunct)
  • Chase (now Jack CITY)
  • GameTV (a Canadian channel which airs classic Canadian game shows, and other casino gaming programs)
  • Вопрóсьі и отвéтьі ("Questions and Answers"/a Russian channel devoted to airing Russian game shows along with a few international ones)
  • Solar Entertainment Corporation
  • BEAM Channel 31 (A television network which formerly broadcast on The Game Channel)

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