Hyper (TV channel)

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Hyper
HYPER (new logo).png
Hyper logo used since December 2015
Launched April 14, 2012
Network TV5
Cignal Digital TV
Owned by MediaQuest Holdings Inc.
(TV5 Network Inc.)
Picture format 480i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Philippines
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Makati City, Philippines
Sister channel(s) Colours
Bloomberg TV Philippines
Sari-Sari Channel
PBA Rush
Website http://cignal.tv
Availability
Satellite
Cignal (Nationwide) Channel 91 (SD)
Channel 261 (HD)

Hyper is a Filipino sports and entertainment satellite and cable television channel based in Makati City. It is owned and operated by MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund through TV5 and Sports5.[1][2]

Channel Information[edit]

Hyper was on test broadcast on Cignal Digital TV channel 43 from April 7 to 13, 2012, together with Colours as of this time. Full channel launch on April 14, 2012, and it is now on channel 53 via Cignal Digital TV.

Hyper also aired entertainment programming and other local sports from San Lazaro Broadcasting Network until December 4th, 2015 when SLBN moved to its newly launched Gametime TV on December 5, 2015 and can now be seen on Cignal Channel 109.

In 2016, Hyper started airing Ultimate Fighting Championship matches after Sports5 acquired the broadcast rights of the UFC from ABS-CBN Sports.[3] On January 8, 2016, Hyper relaunched its HD simulcast dubbed as Hyper HD which it can be seen on Cignal Channel 130.

Effective December 19, 2016, Hyper will have new channel assignments on Cignal, which is on Channel 91 (SD) and on Channel 261 (HD).

Programming[edit]

Note: Programs that are also aired on TV5 or AksyonTV are marked with asterisks.

AKTV[edit]

AKTV, TV5's former primetime sports and active lifestyle programming arm, AKTV has a block time contract with IBC that gives it the primetime slot from 5-11 pm on weekdays and 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on weekends in the government sequestered network, it was announced that MediaQuest Holdings/TV5 chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan due to expiration contract between AKTV and IBC expires in May 2013.

The development is not expected to affect the Commissioner’s Cup coverage since the tournament would be over by the time the AKTV-IBC deal expires, but the board will have to sit down again soon to discuss on which free television channel the PBA games will be aired next.

With IBC-13 being eyed for privatization by the government, the station can no longer agree to any long-term contract with blocktimers due to high costs and poor ratings, while TV5 is currently loaded with programing during its primetime slot, including an hour-long newscast.

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