Basketball TV

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Basketball TV (BTV)
BTVADecadeUnmatched.jpg
Basketball TV logo October 16, 2016-present
Launched 1 October 2006 (2006-10-01)
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan A Decade Unmatched
Country Philippines
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Sister channel(s) Jack TV
NBA Premium TV
Solar Sports
MTVph
Website basketballtv.com.ph
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital Channel 30 (569.143MHz; LCN 30.18)
(Digital test broadcast)
EasyTV Home Channel 13
Satellite
Cignal Channel 95
G Sat Channel 28
Cable
Cablelink Channel 60
Available on most cable TV systems And selected cable TV stations nationwide.
Streaming media
Solar WatchNow Watch Live (Philippines only)

Basketball TV or BTV is a 24-hour Filipino all-basketball cable TV channel based in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. It is owned by the Solar Entertainment Corporation. It was launched on October 1, 2006, rebranding the Sports Plus channel.

History[edit]

The channel focuses more on showing NBA TV-related programs and also regular NBA games once the season begins. In its initial broadcasts, it has been showing re-runs of the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Aside from the NBA games, it also shows coverage of the Euroleague and the National Basketball League as well as FIBA-related programming and the 2006 Asian Games and 2008 Olympic Games basketball competitions. The 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was shown on BTV including the championship game, as well as the 2008 tournament.

Aside from its foreign coverage, BTV was the official carrier of the Philippine Basketball League from April 2007 until its demise in 2010 after gaining the rights from Studio 23. The coverage was on a slightly delayed basis at 5:00 pm. In late 2007, the second matchup of a Tuesday gameday was shown on RPN but has since moved to IBC on Saturdays at the onset of the season-ending conference because RPN became the exclusive broadcast carrier of C/S. However the PBL was moved back to C/S 9 in November 2008, showing the first game on Tuesday.

It also covered the Collegiate Champions League tournaments, and in the past saw a few National Capital Region Athletic Association and National Basketball Conference matches.

From 2008 to 2011, the Philippine Basketball Association was also shown on BTV, although on delay and only one game per day, with the live games aired on RPN and later Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports+Action (laterly known as S+A)).

A supplementary channel, NBA Premium TV, was launched in time for the 2010–11 season, featuring over 400 games with no local commercials. The network is available in both high-definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) formats, and is available as a premium subscription plan with additional fees.

On April 10, 2017, Sky Cable & Destiny Cable (except Sky On Demand thru video-on-demand) was dropped Basketball TV along with NBA Premium TV, Jack TV, Solar Sports & CT allegedly due to Sky Cable's unpaid carriage fees.

Programs[edit]

NBA[edit]

Current programs[edit]

[*] New episodes of these programs are only available during the NBA season.

[**] New episodes only during the WNBA season.

Recurring programs[edit]

Local network programs[edit]

Defunct programs[edit]

  • NBA Jam (local or original version)
  • NBA Access with Ahmad Rashād
  • NBA 360
  • NBA Hoop Party
  • NBA TV Top 10 Games of the Week

FIBA[edit]

[*] – Also currently airing on Solar Sports

College[edit]

[*] – Broadcast rights moved to ABS-CBN Sports through ABS-CBN Sports+Action.

Local leagues[edit]

Other foreign leagues[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Home Shopping Network

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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