BASKETBALL TV and NBA Premium TV will no longer be airing starting on October 1.
BTV and NBA Premium made the announcement on Wednesday on its social media account, ending the 13-year and nine-year run of BTV and NBA Premium, respectively.
"Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV will cease to broadcast and operate effective October 1, 2019," wrote Basketball TV on its social media accounts.
In replies to netizens on social media, Solar Entertainment confirmed its contract with the NBA is set to expire on Sept. 30, prompting them to pull the plug on the two networks.
The NBA has been with Solar since 2001, which led to the formation of the two basketball dedicated channels. Recently, it shared the airing of the games with ABS-CBN.
Sources said ABS-CBN and TV5 have been actively pursuing the rights to broadcast the games of the NBA for the coming season and beyond.