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Basketball TV or BTV is a Philippine pay television television sports 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.

Basketball TV
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Launched1 October 2006 (2006-10-01)
Owned bySolar Entertainment Corporation
Picture format720p HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganMore than a game
CountryPhilippines
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaPhilippines
Sister channel(s)ETC
Shop TV
Jack TV
NBA Premium TV
Solar Sports
Websitebasketballtv.com.ph
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 30.5 (Manila, encrypted)
EasyTV HomeChannel 13
Satellite
CignalChannel 95
G SatChannel 28
Cable
CablelinkChannel 60
Sky CableChannel 33 (Digital)
Sky Cable (Zamboanga City)Channel 24 (Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines)
Available on most cable systemsChannel slots vary on each operator
Streaming media
Solar WatchNowWatch Live (Philippines only)

Contents

HistoryEdit

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 from 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 from 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 (now S+A). The coverage was on a slightly delayed basis at 5:00 pm. In late 2007, the second matchup of a Tuesday gameday was shown on RPN but has since moved to IBC 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 to 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 (later known as S+A)).

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 in both high-definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) formats, and is available as a premium subscription plan with additional fees.

On April 10, 2017, Sky Cable, Destiny Cable & Sky On Demand was dropped Basketball TV along with NBA Premium TV, Jack TV, Solar Sports & CT allegedly due to Sky Cable's unpaid carriage fees. However, on October 16, 2018, the channel was returned on Sky Cable & Sky On Demand after 18 months of carriage disputes.[1] On October 28, 2018, the channel was dropped again on Sky Cable and Sky On Demand.[2] On January 1, 2019 the channel was restored again on Sky Cable & Sky On Demand.[3]

ProgramsEdit

NBAEdit

Current programsEdit

[*] New episodes of these programs are only available during the NBA season.

[**] New episodes only during the WNBA season.

Recurring programsEdit

Local network programsEdit

Defunct programsEdit

  • NBA Jam (local or original version)
  • NBA Access with Ahmad Rashād
  • NBA 360
  • NBA Hoop Party
  • NBA TV Top 10 Games of the Week

FIBAEdit

[*] – Also currently airing on Solar Sports

CollegeEdit

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

Local leaguesEdit

Other foreign leaguesEdit

OtherEdit

  • Home Shopping Network

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.spin.ph/basketball/nba/nba-premium-btv-channels-back-on-skycable-per-advisory-a795-20181016
  2. ^ https://www.mysky.com.ph/MetroManila/updates/1031/2018/10/28/sky-advisory
  3. ^ "NBA Premium and BTV are back in SKYcable's channel lineup". Spin.ph.

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