Thursday, October 23, 2008

BTV on Sky

It didn't last a year. The absence of Basketball TV on Sky Cable really pissed off a lot of people especially the die hards who need their fill of the NBA. Nevermind that it is also on ESPN and Channel 9, when the playoffs came around, a lot of the games were only on BTV. But you can't beat daily games with all the extra stuff and shows that go with it.

Sky had exclusive rights to BTV until January 1 of this year when they gave it up in favor of their new sports channel called Balls. So of course, Destiny was more than willing to take on the exclusivity which really helped their business tremendously.

Now I think with the clamor and demand on going, the only way to get BTV back on Sky is through a premium service where subscribers will have to pay extra to get it due to the exclusivity deal. Channel 149 is the inital allocated channel for BTV.

In the provinces, since there is no exclusivity deal in place, BTV will be back as a regular basic channel.

This all starts October 28.

20 comments:

James said...

Jude, I have no regrets shifting to Destiny from Sky after BTV was pulled out from the Lopez-owned cable company.

Since you mentioned that BTV will be on Channel 149 under Sky's Platinum plan, I won't go for it. You have to pay more for the Platinum service. Already, you have to pay close to P1,000 for the basic SkyCable service, plus an additional amount for the Digibox.

With Destiny, you have to pay only P500 a month with BTV as a regular channel.

Anonymous said...

how does it feel to have the lopez group by its "b@lls" !!!

BOYET AND THE NBA said...

Jude, it is the best thing that ever happen to cavite cable this year, the return of BTV as a basic regular channel as what you had mentioned effective 28 October 2008! mabuhay ang solar sports! the best ever talaga! i am so grateful to you guys and give my regards to the Tieng brothers too! and my kudos to Cavite Cable which is a subsidiary of skycable! again jude, thanks for not charging us extra fee in having BTV in the provices!!!! SOLAR SPORTS, truly the number one sports channel in Asia!!!

dave said...

Jude, would you know what's the problem with CS/RPN9 here in Davao City(also in Tagum and nearby areas)? We are unable to watch the PBA as there is on signal at all. It's more than a week now. We're on local channel. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

sorry James but either than BTV and the other solar channels, there's nothing else good on Destiny. kunti lang movie channels nila and walang ESPN , AXN, Cinemax and the Star Channels. That why i am susbscibed to both sky and destiny. Sky may be a bit expensive pero they have more choices and not only for the sports minded. anyway im just glad Btv is availalble in sky again

James said...

I would have loved to subscribe to both Sky and Destiny but I cannot afford to pay both cable providers. That's why Destiny is the best for me right now, budget-wise.

Anonymous said...

Will BTV be on Sky Cable Gold or Platinum?

James said...

BTV is on Sky Platinum if you live in Metro Manila. But if you live in the CAMANAVA area, it is on Sky Gold.

You have to pay more for the Platinum service. Already, you have to pay close to P1,000 for the basic SkyCable service, plus an additional amount for the Digibox.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. James. I inquired yesterday and I was told that BTV is available to all packages including Silver, as long as one has the Digital box, which requires a deposit of P2,000.

Anonymous said...

sana sa pba dagdagan nyo ng graphics yung scoreboard sa screen lagyan nyo nga initro yung scoreboard bago ito lumabas, ang panget kasi ng dating kung kusa lang lalabas, lagyan nyo naman ng movements ang scoreboard bago lumabas, diba may bilog yun iikot muna yun papakita yung PBA and KFC then pupunta sa gilid ng tv then yung pinaka lalagyan ng team name biglang lalabas then yung box score nya bubuka para bang yun sa rocket tos lalabas na yung name ng teams yung score then yung shotclock and time ng sabay sabay. and lakihan nyo yung font ng players stats kapag nag freethrow and mag gawa din kayo ng players profile kapag nagfreethrow ang player and some trivia sa player na yun thanks kasi minsan ka board kasi kulang ng colrs ang broadcast nyo

Anonymous said...

and yung pagppplit ng score sana wag namang delay ,insan sinansabi na ng commentator yung score na latest tos sa scoreboard di pa din napapalitan thanks

Anonymous said...

Meron na sa Cavite BTV? WIll this be in San Pedro Laguna soon?

Anonymous said...

Ok now I want to go to the province...:-)

Anonymous said...

may btv na uli sa amin sa calamba, laguna, ch.35

James said...

BTV is on Sky Platinum if you live in Metro Manila. But if you live in the CAMANAVA area, it is on Sky Gold.

If you live in Cavite or Laguna, check with your Sky provider. It's a regular channel, I believe.

Easterangel said...

Sa mga taga San Pedro Laguna, it is on Ch. 69!

Praise God for this!

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