Basketball TV

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Basketball TV (BTV)
Basketball TV logo
Launched 1 October 2006 (2006-10-01)
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan More than a Game
Country Philippines
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Sister channel(s) CT
Jack TV
Shop TV
NBA Premium TV
Solar Sports
Digital Channel 22
(Digital test broadcast)
Cignal Digital TV Channel 54
G Sat Channel 28
Dream Satellite TV Channel 36
SkyCable Channel 33 (Digital)
Destiny Cable Channel 33 (Digital)
Cable Star Iloilo (Iloilo) Channel 37
Parasat Cable TV (Cagayan De Oro) Channel 53
Satellite Cable Network, Inc. (Pampanga) Channel 110
Caceres Cable TV (Naga City) Channel 50
Cablelink Channel 225 (Coming Soon)
Available on most Cable TV systems. And selected Cable TV Stations nationwide.
Streaming media

Basketball TV or BTV is a 24-hour Filipino all-basketball cable 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.

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 for 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 for 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 is on a slightly delayed basis at 5:00 pm. In late-2007, the second matchup of a Tuesday gameday is shown on RPN but has since moved to IBC[citation needed] 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 2008−2011, 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).

The channel is available throughout Metro Manila through SkyCable and is also available nationwide via Cignal and G-Sat satellite TV and other contract for local cable operators Nationwide, as well as online (exclusively available for SkyMobi subscribers).

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 on both HD and SD formats, and is available as a premium subscription plan with additional fees.


BTV Programs[edit]


Current Programs[edit]

[*] Note that 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]

  • Home Shopping Network

Defunct Programs[edit]


[*] - Also currently airing on Solar Sports


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

Local leagues[edit]

Other foreign leagues[edit]


  • Home Shopping Network

See also[edit]

  • Solar Entertainment Corporation, Official broadcasting
  • Solar Sports, Basketball TV sister channel
  • NBA Premium TV, Basketball TV sister channel
  • ABS-CBN, official broadcasting on free TV partner on FIBA Basketball World Cup and NBA games in the Philippines
  • TV5, official broadcasting on free TV partner on Gilas Pilipinas and FIBA Basketball World Cup

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