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Timeline Edit

1990s Edit

1991
  • January 1, 1991 – SkyCable is founded.[1]


1992
  • January 26, 1992 – SkyCable began its cable television it was officially inaugurated to grand launched such:


1993


1994
  • SkyCable launched "i" channel and Sky Movies replacing HBO Asia.
  • SkyCable launched its own shopping channel, Sky Mall replacing Sky Shop.[3][4]
  • June 12, 1994 – SkyCable launched Sky1: The Filipino Channel (later renamed to Pinoy Blockbuster Channel then to Cinema One.


1995


1996
  • April 17, 1996 – STAR TV rebranded STAR Plus into Hindi programming channel and launches STAR World as a new English-language entertainment channel.[8]
  • November 2, 1996 – SkyCable launched Cinemax.[2]


1997
  • June 1997 – SkyCable launched its first cable TV branded credit card in the Philippines in partnership with SolidBank Corporation, the SkyCard MasterCard.[3]
  • SkyCable removed Discovery Channel and launched its first documentary channel, the Knowledge Channel.[10]
  • November 30, 1997 – SkyCable changed its channel guide; Studio 23 moves to channel 23.


1998
  • February 2, 1998 – SkyCable launched CNBC Asia Business News.


1999
  • January 1, 1999 – The "i" channel ceased airing on SkyCable.
  • August 1, 1999 – SkyCable removed AXN.[12]
  • November 6, 1999 – SkyCable relaunched Knowledge Channel as an educational cable channel, replacing the old Knowledge Channel, as documentary channel broadcast on channel 16.


2000s Edit

2000
  • May 1, 2000 – SkyCable relaunched AXN.
  • September 2000 – SkyCable relaunched SkyCard MasterCard to SkyCard-Citibank MasterCard in partnership with Citibank N. A.[3][14]


2001
  • May 20, 2001 – Cinema One replaced Pinoy Blockbuster Channel as a digital Filipino movie channel.
  • November 1, 2001 – SkyCable acquired Home Cable.[15] SkyCable also launched its own sports channel (channel 29).[12]


2002
  • June 3, 2002 – Vid-Ok became MYX as the local music channel.


2003


2004
  • May 7, 2004 – SkyCable launched ETC and Sports Plus (now a defunct channel).
  • July 1, 2004 – SkyCable changed their hotline number to 631-0000.


2005
  • October 1, 2005 – Hero TV aired test broadcast on channel 44.
  • November 11, 2005 – SkyCable launched QTV (now Q) start commercial aired on channel 11.
  • December 15, 2005 – SkyCable launched ETC 2nd Avenue (now 2nd Avenue).


2006
  • January 1, 2006 – SkyCable rebranded as SkyCable Gold while Home Cable and SunCable as SkyCable Silver.
  • April 11, 2006 – SkyCable launched infomercials on SkyCable Platinum package.
  • April 12, 2006 to July 20, 2006 – SkyCable previews platinum channels on SkySked channel 33.
  • July 12, 2006 – Channel realignment: QTV (now Q) to channel 24,[20] and ZPDee Channel to channel 11.
  • November 13, 2006 – SkyCable launched UniversiTV on channel 5.
  • December 2006 – SkyCable launches its children's club, the SkyCable Fun Club.


2007
  • June 26, 2007 – SkyCable reformatted SkySked on channel 11.
  • August 13, 2007 – Channel realignment: DZMM TeleRadyo to channel 26, Zpdee to channel 61, Iglesia Ni Cristo TV to channel 22, and NHK World Premium to channel 78.
  • August 15, 2007 – SkyCable launched Makisig Network (formerly Karera Channel) on channel 76.[22]
  • September 1, 2007 – Balls conducted test broadcast, aired the 2007 US Open.
  • September 15, 2007 – MySky conducted test broadcast on channel 33.
  • November 7, 2007 – Channel realignment: Velvet on channel 25, Balls on channel 33 and Maxxx (now a defunct channel) on channel 61 (test broadcast), while CUBEiTV to channel 67.


2008
  • January 30, 2008 – SkyCable corporate name changed from Central CATV Inc. to SkyCable Corporation.[24]
  • April 1, 2008 – SkyCable reformatted MySky on channel 33.
  • September 19, 2008 – SkyCable launched its high definition service, SkyCable HD.[27]


2009
  • January 1, 2009 – SkyCable launched FX on channel 156.[31]
  • February 9, 2009 – San Lazaro Broadcasting Network (owned by Manila Jockey Club) occupies channel 113 replacing Season Pass.
  • February 26-March 2, 2009 – Channel 61 aired the Accenture Match Play Championship Games temporarily replacing Da Ai.
  • February 27, 2009 – SkyCable launched Euronews and TV Maria on channels 155 and 160, respectively.
  • March 7, 2009 – Channel realignment: EWTN to channel 61.
  • April 17, 2009 – Channel realignment: C/S Origin to channel 33 replacing MySky.
  • May 1, 2009 – Channel realignment: Channel [V] Philippines to channel 25. Platinum Preview channel to channel 22.
  • December 28, 2009 – SkyCable launched HBO HD[43] and replacing Balls HD on channel 166.


2010s Edit

2010
  • January 1, 2010 – SkyCable dropped TCT on channel 60.
  • January 5, 2010 – Channel realignment: Fox Crime to channel 59 and Fox to channel 50.
  • April 16, 2010 – SkyCable hot line 631-0000 is now also available to SkyCable CAMANAVA subscribers.
  • June 1, 2010 – SkyCable launched SBS on channel 149.
  • October 1, 2010 – SkyCable relaunched Jack TV on channel 51 replacing Maxxx.
  • October 11, 2010 – SkyCable dropped Wine TV on channel 131.
  • November 1, 2010 – SkyCable launched ESPN HD on channel 172.[52]
  • November 10, 2010 – SkyCable relaunched Wine TV on channel 131.
  • November 15, 2010 – Channel realignment: Asian Food Channel to channel 22. SkyCable Preview Channel to channel 60 and will be available only for subscribers with Digibox. UNTV from channel 21 to channel 33 (for analog) and on channel 58 (for digital). Universal Channel from channel 33 to channel 21. Basketball TV (BTV) from Channel 71 to Channel 33 (for digital) and NBA Premium TV from channel 63 to channel 71 (for digital).[53]


2011
  • January 24, 2011 – Channel realignment: KidsCo to channel 131 replacing Wine TV. Channel 135 is now a reserved channel.
  • February 20, 2011 – Q ceased commercial operation and replaced by GMA News TV test broadcast on channel 24.
  • February 28, 2011 – GMA News TV started commercial operation on channel 24.
  • March 2, 2011 – ETC moved its programming operation on RPN,[58] while Solar TV ceased commercial broadcast. Talk TV started its test broadcast on channel 16.
  • March 21, 2011 – SkyCable launched Digibox iRecord.[59]
  • March 26, 2011 – SkyCable temporarily ceased Channel [V] Philippines broadcast and replaced it with Preview Channel on channel 25.
  • April 1, 2011 – Talk TV began its proper broadcast on channel 16.
  • April 30, 2011 – SkyCable launched AksyonTV on channel 61 moving EWTN to channel 76 as its originating channel.
  • July 12, 2011 – SkyCable launched E! on channel 57.[61]
  • December 15, 2011 – SkyCable launched ASN HD on channel 177.
  • December 24, 2011 – SkyCable launched Chase on channel 84.


2012
  • January 1, 2012 – SkyCable changed its hotline to 381-0000.
  • January 24, 2012 – SkyCable conducted test broadcast of Cartoon Network HD on channel 167.
  • February 15, 2012 – SkyCable launched Screen RED on channel 74.
  • April 15, 2012 – SkyCable launched Discovery Kids on Channel 120;[68] channel realignment: TLC on channel 62 and Thrill on channel 73.
  • May 17, 2012 – SkyCable launched Unitel Classica HD on channel 181.
  • October 15, 2012 – SkyCable launched Preview Channel on channel 21.
  • October 20, 2012 – CHASE ceased commercial broadcast and replace by Jack City.
  • October 31, 2012 – GEM TV ceased commercial broadcast and replace by INC TV.
2013
  • October 13, 2013 – SkyCable launch O Shopping on Channel 11
  • November 30, 2013 – ETC moved its programming operation on SBN on channel 16.
  • December 31, 2013 – SkyCable dropped Velvet on channel 80.
2014
  • February 14, 2014 – SkyCable launched MTV Pinoy on channel 71.
2015
2016

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