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Watch Solar Sports LiveSolar Entertainment Corporation which also created its sister stations, Watch Solar Sports Live. Solar News Channel, The Game Channel, ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV, Universal Channel, Diva Universal, Basketball TV & Jack City.

Solar Sports or the Solar Sports Network is a 24-hour Philippine sports channel owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation. The channel was launched on January 1, 1994 and is available for G Sat, Cablelink and various minor cable subscribers. It is also available on Global Destiny Cable. Dream Satellite TV ceased operation as of February 2009. Starting June 1, 2010 Solar Sports will now return on SkyCable.

Programming

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.

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 SkyCable, 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.

Programs

Current

  • Golf
    • PGA Tour
    • Champions Tour
    • A Round of Golf
    • The Haney Project
    • Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf
  • FIBA World Basketball (also shown on Basketball TV)
  • Jai Alai Cagayan
  • Boxing
    • Versus
    • World Class Boxing
    • Greatest Classics
    • Boxing at the Bay
    • Saved by the Bell
    • Fight Night Max
    • Ringside
  • OZ Style
  • Cockfighting
    • Sagupaan Global Cockfights
    • San Juan Derby Time
  • 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
  • FLW Outdoor Tour Bass
  • IDSF: Best of Dance Sports
  • AVC Asian Women’s Cup
  • Other
    • Sports Jobs with Junior Seau
    • Human Wrecking Balls
    • World Strongman Super Series
    • 2 Months 2 Million

Local Network Programs

  • Home Shopping Network

Former

  • NBA on Solar Sports (2002–2006; since moved to Basketball TV)
  • Solar Sports Desk
  • Philippine Basketball League (2002–2003)
  • Undisputed
  • WNCAA
  • Hoop Nation
  • In The Zone
  • Auto Extreme
  • Search TV
  • ECW on Sci Fi
  • UFC (moved to ABS-CBN’s Balls 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 (moved to ABS-CBN’s Balls network)
  • NASCAR
  • Billiards Pinoy
  • Ferrari World
  • U.S. Open (moved to ABS-CBN’s Balls network)
  • French Open (moved to ABS-CBN’s Balls network)
  • Bikini Destinations
  • Golf Today
  • Poker Heaven
  • Raceworld
  • World Game
  • Global Football
  • Premier Darts
  • K-1
  • Smashing Action
  • La Liga
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Coverage*
  • 2012 London Olympic Games Coverage*
  • Elite XC
  • Liga Pilipinas****
  • 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Coverage
  • Sports Insider
  • 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games Coverage

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