Jack City

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Jack City
Jack City.png
Launched October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20) (test broadcast)
November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11) (launch)
Closed March 21, 2015
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Slogan Drama with Style
Country Philippines
Language English
Broadcast area Defunct
Formerly called CHASE
(December 24, 2011 (2011-12-24) – October 19, 2012 (2012-10-19))
Replaced by CT (March 22, 2015)
Sister channel(s) BTV
Jack TV
My Movie Channel
NBA Premium TV
Solar Sports
Website JackCITY Facebook Page
JackCITY on Solar Entertainment site

Jack City was a Filipino cable and satellite television network based in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Formerly known as Chase, it serves as the spin-off channel to Jack TV. Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation, the channel is currently broadcast on Cignal Digital TV channel 22, Destiny Cable channel 64 (analog) & channel 138 (digital), Cablelink channel 40, and SkyCable channel 138 (digital) and other cable operators in the Philippines, and is also available on live streaming via video-on-demand service Blink.

History[edit]

2011–2012: Chase[edit]

Chase logo

During its initial launch on BEAM Channel 31, Chase was a male-focused general entertainment channel that aired during nighttime, while sharing its channel space with the now-defunct game show channel, TGC, which aired during daytime. In late February 2012, the former announced in an on-screen graphic during its shows that it was switching to a 24-hour broadcast, therefore remaining on channel 31 while the latter was spun off into its own channel on select cable providers.

2012–2015: Jack City[edit]

On September 7, 2012, Chase announced through on-screen graphics and various plugs that it was going to be replaced by a spin-off of sister channel Jack TV. The changes took effect on October 20, 2012, when Jack City was launched, with some of Chase's programs carried onto its roster. The full broadcast was initiated on November 11, 2012.

On June 28, 2013, the channel's airing hours were reduced to 18 hours a day on free TV, in compliance with the National Telecommunications Commission's guidelines. However, it still continues to air 24 hours a day as a cable channel. On September 1, 2014, Jack City ended its run on free TV, due to the preparations being made by BEAM 31 for the incoming transition to ISDB-T digital television, though it continues to be broadcast as a separate cable channel. This move resulted in a change of its channel assignment for SkyCable and Destiny Cable (Digital) subscribers.

2015: CT[edit]

Main article: CT (TV channel)

On March 2015, the channel is set to be renamed as CT, signaling a deviation from the "Jack" branding. The new channel will not only air drama series like its predecessor, but will also air comedy series, talk shows and men's lifestyle programs.

Programming[edit]

Catering to a more mature male and female audience, while targeting executives,[1] Jack City's programming currently consists of action and crime-oriented drama series and movies.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sallan, Edwin. "Solar launches new free channel JackCITY". News5. InterAksyon.com. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 

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