Jack TV (stylised as JACK TV) is a Philippine pay television network based in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. It is owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation, and was test-launched on April 6, 2005, officially debuting on July 12, 2005.
|Launched||April 6, 2005 (test broadcast)|
July 12, 2005 (launch)
|Owned by||Solar Entertainment Corporation|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||This is How We Play It|
|Headquarters||Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
NBA Premium TV
|Digital terrestrial television||Manila:|
Channel 22.3 (encrypted)
|G Sat||Channel 59|
|Sky Cable||Channel 51 (Digital)|
|Parasat Cable TV (Cagayán de Oro)||Channel 60|
|Solar WatchNow||Watch Live (Philippines only)|
It offers Western programming consisting of comedy, animation, drama series and reality shows as well as teens' television programs from American networks The CW, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, FX, Syfy, E!, TBS, Comedy Central, ABC, USA Network, A&E, WGN America, Oxygen, and Netflix.
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 April 10, 2017, Jack TV was dropped by Sky Cable & Destiny Cable along with Basketball TV, CT (now defunct), Solar Sports & NBA Premium TV allegedly due to Sky Cable's unpaid carriage fees. On January 1, 2019 the channel was restored on Sky Cable after 1 year of carriage disputes.
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 (both having strong operations on terrestrial television), either simultaneously or time-shifted.