Sports Desk (2004 TV series)

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CNN Philippines Sports Desk
SportsDesk CNNPH.png
Former Sport Desk logo used on March 16, 2015 to February 12, 2016.
Genre Sports
Created by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Developed by Nine Media Corporation
Radio Philippines Network
CNN Philippines/CNN
Starring Andrei Felix (Morning Anchor)
Mico Halili (Evening Anchor)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Noel Zarate
Itos Valdez (present)
Running time 30 minutes
Original network Solar Sports:
2004 (2004) – 2007 (2007)
Solar News Channel/9TV:
December 3, 2012 (2012-12-03) – March 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)
CNN Philippines
March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16) – present
Original release 2004 (2004) – present
External links

CNN Philippines Sports Desk (formerly Solar SportsDesk, or simply Sports Desk) is a 30-minute Philippine sports news television program broadcast by CNN Philippines. It is CNN Philippines' go-to program for all-sports news, specials, and interviews with sports personalities here and around the world, hosted by sports journalist Mico Halili on primetime and Andrei Felix on weekday mornings (also a sports anchor on CNN Philippines New Day and the morning edition of Newsroom). In its latest format, Sports Desk airs thrice every weekdays and weeknights, a morning edition at 11am (with a replay at 2:30pm), a primetime edition at 6:30pm and another at the usual 10pm timeslot.

Sports Desk was first broadcast on cable TV channel Solar Sports from 2004-2007 and returned on Solar News Channel by December 3, 2012, with a simulcast on Solar Sports until August 2014 following SNC's rebrand as 9TV.

As part of the expansion, Sports Desk also serves as a sports segment on some CNN Philippines newscasts. However, when major rolling news stories break across their timeslots, the Sports Desk program would either interrupt or pre-empt its normal broadcast. For instance, should the morning edition be pre-empted by a rolling coverage, a replacement live broadcast will take place at the 2:30 pm rerun timeslot.

On September 3, 2017, as an experiment, the primetime edition of Sports Desk was moved to an earlier timeslot at 6:30pm, after News Night divides its full hour single newscast into two 30-minute editions at 6:00pm and 7:00pm.


Former anchors[edit]

  • Jinno Rufino
  • Cesca Litton


KBP Golden Dove Awards (Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas)
  • 2017 - Best Sports Program - Sports Desk @ 11am