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Basketball TV
Basketball TV logo
Launched October 1, 2006
Owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation
Slogan More than a Game
Sister channel(s) Solar TV
C/S Origin
2nd Avenue
Jack TV
Solar Sports
Sci Fi Channel
Cignal Digital TV Channel 35
G Sat Channel 20
Global Destiny Cable Channel 80
Cable Star Iloilo Channel 37
SkyCable Channel 71(effective February 1)
Parasat Cable TV Channel 53
And selected Cable TV Stations nationwide.
Internet television
Available thru myTV services from Smart Communications Capable for 3G mobile phone handsets

Basketball TV or BTV is a 24-hour all-basketball cable channel in the Philippines owned by the Solar Entertainment Corporation. It was launched in October 1, 2006, rebranding the Sports Plus channel.

The channel focuses more on showing NBA TV related programs and also regular NBA games once the season begins. In its initial broadcasts, it has been showing re-runs of the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Aside for the NBA games, it also shows coverage of the Euroleague and the National Basketball League as well as FIBA related programming and the 2006 Asian Games and 2008 Olympic Games basketball competitions. The 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was shown on BTV including the championship game, as well as the 2008 tournament.

Aside for its foreign coverage, BTV is the official carrier of the Philippine Basketball League since April 2007 after gaining the rights from Studio 23. However, the coverage is on a slightly delayed basis at 5:00 PM. In late-2007, the second matchup of a Tuesday gameday is shown on RPN 9 but has since moved to IBC-13[citation needed] on Saturdays at the onset of the season-ending conference because RPN became the exclusive broadcast carrier of C/S. However the PBL was moved back to C/S 9 in November 2008, showing the first game on Tuesday.

It also covered the Collegiate Champions League tournaments, and in the past saw a few National Capital Region Athletic Association and National Basketball Conference matches.

Starting with its 2008-2009 season, the Philippine Basketball Association will also be shown on BTV, although on delay and only one game per day. The coverage starts at 11 pm Tuesdays to Sundays, with replays in the mornings. The live telecast of the PBA will be shown by sister-channel CS9.

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 its back in Platinum line up. All cable companies in the provinces can put the channel without having to worry about exclusive rights. BTV will move to channel 71 on SkyCable


BTV Programs



Current Programs

Recurring Programs

Defunct Programs



Local leagues

[*] Encore telecast right after the live games shown on RPN/Solar TV

Other foreign leagues


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