Jack TV (visually rendered in all capital letters as JACK TV) is a 24-hour Filipino cable, satellite television network based in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation, and was test launched on April 6, 2005, officially debuting on July 12, 2005. It is available through pay TV providers such as Cablelink, G Sat, Cignal and SatLite.
Current logo used since January 1, 2011
April 6, 2005
|Owned by||Solar Entertainment Corporation|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||0.3% (July 2014, NOE)|
"This Is How We Play It" (2008-2011)
|Replaced||Baby TV Greek|
|Replaced by||Jikmo (3 November 2012-Today)|
NBA Premium TV
|Digital||Channel 22 (Manila) (LCN: 22.03)|
|G Sat||Channel 59|
|Parasat Cable TV (Cagayan de Oro)||Channel 60|
|Solar WatchNow||Watch Live (Philippines only)|
It offers Western comedy, animation, drama series and reality shows as well as teens' television programs from 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.
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.