Talk TV (stylized as talkv) was an English-language all-news and talk television network in the Philippines. It is a joint venture of Southern Broadcasting Network and Solar Entertainment Corporation thru Solar TV Network, Inc. It is currently available over SBN 21 on free TV, SkyCable channel 16, Global Destiny Cable channel 28, Cablelink channel 48 and Cignal Digital TV channel 21. Talk TV operates 24 hours a day on cable TV and 6:00 AM - 2:00AM on SBN 21 starting October 1, 2012.
Talk TV conducted its test broadcast until March 31, 2011. The channel is now on permanent broadcast from April 1, 2011. Talk TV studios is located at Solar Media Center, WCC Building, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, and the transmitter is located at Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
On October 30, 2012 at 05:30 am (UTC +8:00), TalkTV had finally signed-off to make way for the launching of the first 24-hour English news Channel on free-to-air TV, Solar News Channel.
- Main article: List of programs broadcast by Talk TV
Most of the programs are US morning or late night talk shows, on either live or taped broadcast.
From January 16, 2012, Talk TV started airing local programming through Solar TV Network's new news arm Solar News. These programs are manned by mainly former ANC and ABS-CBN personalities including Solar News chief Jing Magsaysay, Pia Hontiveros, Pal Marquez, Nancy Irlanda, Claire Celdran, Mai Rodriguez and Jun Del Rosario. Reporters included some from RPN's NewsWatch as well as new reporters.
Talk TV also airs Solar Headlines which is a daily news break aired every 30 minutes, a primetime newscast named Solar Network News;launched on June 18 2012, a late-night newscast, Solar Nightly News;launched on July 16 2012, a morning newscast Solar Daybreak and a noontime newscast Solar Newsday; both launched on October 1 2012.
Affiliate and relay stationsEdit
- Main article: Talk TV stations