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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.

Jack TV
Jack TV 2011.jpg
LaunchedApril 6, 2005 (2005-04-06) (test broadcast)
July 12, 2005 (2005-07-12) (launch)
Owned bySolar Entertainment Corporation
Picture format480i (SDTV)
SloganIt's definetly JACK
CountryPhilippines
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaPhilippines
HeadquartersShaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Formerly calledJTV
Sister channel(s)ETC
Shop TV
BTV
NBA Premium TV
Solar Sports
MTVph
Websitejacktv.ph
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionManila:
Channel 22.3 (encrypted)
EasyTVChannel 2
Satellite
G SatChannel 59
CignalChannel 127
SatLiteChannel 92
Cable
CablelinkChannel 36
Parasat Cable TV (Cagayán de Oro)Channel 60
Streaming media
Solar WatchNowWatch 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.

HistoryEdit

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 (now defunct).

On April 10, 2017, Jack TV was dropped by Sky Cable & Destiny Cable along with Basketball TV, CT, Solar Sports & NBA Premium TV allegedly due to Sky Cable's unpaid carriage fees.

Program distributionEdit

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.

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