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Solar Sports

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Picture format  480i 16:9 (SDTV)
Broadcast area  Nationwide
Country  Philippines
Founded  1994
Solar Sports
Launched  January 1, 1994 (1994-01-01)
Owned by  Solar Entertainment Corporation
Slogan  Our Sports Channel! (2002-2016) #Reinforced (2016-present)
Owner  Solar Entertainment Corporation
Motto  Our Sports Channel!; (2002-2016); #Reinforced; (2016-present)

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Solar Sports is a Filipino 24-hour cable sports channel based in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, and is owned by the Solar Entertainment Corporation. The channel was launched on January 1, 1994 and is available for G Sat, Cablelink, Sky Cable, Destiny Cable, and contract for local cable operators and online via SkyMobi subscribers.

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History

The channel is known for showing sports that are familiar to the Filipinos. Its main programming are the NBA games, which are shown either a game or a doubleheader each day during the season. Other NBA programming includes shows produced by NBA TV, such as the NBA's Greatest Games and WNBA games during the league's off-season. It also shows the American Super Bowl. It is also the Filipino provider of the Olympic Games.

It also shows boxing matches such as the ones from the promotions of Bob Arum, Don King and most recently, Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. From 2002-2006, Solar Sports would cover the fights of Manny Pacquiao, until Pacquiao signed with ABS-CBN for the rights to cover his fights. However, Solar Sports regained the broadcast rights for Pacquiao's fights since 2007 when the channel signed a deal with GMA Network.

Other sports include Volleyball and Badminton, such as the JVC Badminton tournament and the first-ever Manny V. Pangilinan Badminton Tournament, pitting players from Asia and Europe, in 2005.

The network also launched Solar Sports Desk, a late-evening sports news program, similar to those US famed sports programs such ESPN SportsCenter. On October 2006, Solar Sports re-launch its channel, adding local shows.

The channel is available exclusively in Metro Manila through Global Destiny Cable as of 2008. It used to be available exclusively on Sky Cable, but the two parties ceased their partnership at end of 2007 but it will be back on July 1. All cable companies in the provinces can put the channel without having to worry about exclusive rights.

Current

  • Golf
  • Champions Tour
  • A Round of Golf
  • The Haney Project
  • Trump's Fabulous World of Golf
  • Basketball
  • FIBA World Basketball
  • NCR-UCL Athletic Association
  • Boxing
  • Versus
  • World Class Boxing (in cooperation with Golden Boy Promotions)
  • Greatest Classics
  • Boxing at the Bay
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Fight Night Max
  • Ringside
  • OZ Style
  • Football
  • Copa Libertadores
  • Motoring Today
  • Auto Focus
  • X-Play
  • Tennis
  • ATP Tour
  • WTA Tour
  • Davis Cup
  • Fed Cup
  • World of Tennis
  • Mobil 1 The Grid
  • BWF Super Series
  • Billiards
  • Mosconi Cup
  • World Cup of Pool
  • World Pool Masters
  • World Wide Sports
  • World of Athletics
  • World of Badminton
  • World Baseball Classic
  • FLW Outdoor Tour Bass
  • IDSF: Best of Dance Sports
  • AVC Asian Women's Cup
  • Other
  • Perspectives (Sports Documentaries)
  • Sports Jobs with Junior Seau
  • Human Wrecking Balls
  • World Strongman Super Series
  • 2 Months 2 Million
  • Local programs

  • Fit To Hit: Philippine Beach Volleyball Invitational
  • Shop TV (also aired on ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV and Basketball TV)
  • Sagupaan
  • San Juan Coliseum Derby Time
  • Business & Leisure
  • Former

  • NBA on Solar Sports (2002–2006; since moved to Basketball TV, and also broadcast on (ABS-CBN Sports+Action and ABS-CBN)
  • Philippine Basketball League (2002–2003)
  • Undisputed
  • WNCAA
  • Hoop Nation
  • In The Zone
  • Auto Extreme
  • Search TV
  • ECW on Sci Fi
  • UFC (moved to TV5's Hyper network)
  • German Bundesliga
  • LFP
  • NFL (Now Available Only on ASN - All Sports Network In The Philippines)
  • 2006 Asian Games
  • Gameplan
  • Celebrity Poker
  • The Ultimate Fighter
  • NASCAR (moved to the Fox Sports network)
  • Billiards Pinoy
  • Ferrari World
  • U.S. Open
  • French Open
  • Bikini Destinations
  • Golf Today
  • Philippine Super Liga
  • Poker Heaven
  • Shakey's Girls Volleyball League (moved to PTV 4)
  • Raceworld
  • World Game
  • Global Football
  • Premier Darts
  • K-1
  • Smashing Action
  • La Liga (moved to Sports5)
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Coverage*
  • 2012 London Olympic Games Coverage*
  • SEA Games Philippines 2005 coverage*
  • Elite XC
  • Liga Pilipinas****
  • 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Coverage
  • Sports Insider
  • 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games Coverage
  • Home Shopping Network
  • Sports Desk
  • PGA Tour
  • References

    Solar Sports Wikipedia


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