Jack TV

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Jack TV
Jack TV 2011.jpg
Logo used since January 1, 2011
Launched May 5, 2005 (2005-05-05) (test broadcast)
July 19, 2005 (2005-07-19) (launch)
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Not Available in HD
Slogan "This Is How We Play It"
Country Philippines
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Sister channel(s) BTV
CT
NBA Premium TV
Solar Sports
Website jacktv.ph
Availability
Satellite
G Sat Channel 59
Cignal Channel 127
Cable
Cablelink Channel 36
Parasat Cable TV (Cagayan de Oro) Channel 60
Surigao Cable TV (Surigao) Channel 11

Jack TV (capitalized as JACK TV) is a 24-hour Filipino cable and satellite television network based in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. It is owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation, and was test launched on May 5, 2005, officially debuting on July 12, 2005. It is available through pay TV providers such as Sky Cable/Destiny Cable (not available), Cablelink, G Sat, and Cignal. It is also available via live streaming on select video-on-demand services like Sky On Demand.

It offers Western comedy, animation, drama series and reality shows as well as teens' television programs from The CW, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bravo, FX, Syfy, E!, TBS, Comedy Central, ABC, USA Network, A&E, WGN America, Oxygen, Cartoon Network, Kids' WB, Fox Box, Boomerang and Netflix.

History[edit]

The station was formed as part of the discontinuation of Solar USA and its split into two networks. Comedy, drama, and reality shows moved to Jack TV, and the other programming was maintained on the new network C/S (now Solar TV).

However, when Solar TV was replaced by Talk TV (now CNN Philippines, owned and operated by Nine Media Corporation together with Radio Philippines Network), Jack TV reverted to its Solar USA programming while maintaining some of the programming that made it a staple in its early years.

On October 20, 2012, Solar Entertainment launched its secondary channel Jack CITY on BEAM TV, replacing CHASE. The channel was later re-branded as CT.

On April 10, 2017, Jack TV was Dropped by Sky Cable & Destiny Cable along with Basketball TV, CT, Solar Sports & NBA Premium TV.

Program distribution[edit]

Jack TV has its own and distinct programming generally aimed to a younger adult audience. Yet, its limitation as a pay TV channel, as well as frequency regulations on over-the-air television, allow the channel to lend some of their popular programs to sister channels ETC and 2nd Avenue (both having strong operations on terrestrial television), either simultaneously or time-shifted.

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