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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.

Jack TV
Jack TV 2011.jpg
Current logo used since January 1, 2011
Launched April 6, 2005 (2005-04-06) (test broadcast)
July 12, 2005 (2005-07-12) (launch)
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan "This Is How We Play It"
Country Philippines
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Sister channel(s) BTV
NBA Premium TV
Solar Sports
MTVph
Website jacktv.ph
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital Channel 22 (521.143MHz; LCN 22.03)
(Digital test broadcast)
EasyTV Channel 2
Satellite
G Sat Channel 59
Cignal Channel 127
SatLite Channel 92
Cable
Cablelink Channel 36
Parasat Cable TV (Cagayan de Oro) Channel 60
Streaming media
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.

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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