Philippines, Sports, television, United States

More Trouble for Basketball TV with Delayed NBA Playoff Games

Basketball TV’s problems are as frustrating as ever.

Nearly a month after the channel unknowingly disappeared from SkyCable alongside fellow Solar Entertainment channels Solar Sports, Jack TV, NBA Premium TV and CT, viewers are now forced to deal with another concern. And this is something not as troublesome as a mere channel pullout, but is still an issue nonetheless.

Since the beginning of the NBA Playoffs, BTV has aired mostly tape-delayed games, particularly late in the first round and all of the conference semifinals so far. It appears that Solar has officially deferred to NBA Premium TV, FOX Sports and ABS-CBN Sports when it comes to all live playoff games, leaving BTV to air mostly highlights and press conferences.

BTV’s obvious inaction and lack of urgency angered a majority of viewers who expected the channel to deliver when it mattered the most. Many are unhappy with BTV’s delayed broadcasts of playoff games and overemphasis on press conferences and game highlights, and some even went as far as calling BTV ‘crap’ and ‘disgraceful’.

This latest bit of criticism only served to add insult to injury for one of Solar Entertainment’s most well-known channels. With ABS-CBN Sports now serving as the de facto source for NBA basketball to free TV, cable and satellite viewers, BTV is left helpless with the way they harshly treated the NBA Playoffs.

To Solar’s credit, they are still trying their best to give BTV an opportunity to showcase some NBA playoff games to the viewing public. It is the scheduling of these games, not to mention the long-standing issues with SkyCable, however, that leaves a lot to be desired.

That said, it is clear that Solar Entertainment is no longer a good fit to run Basketball TV (and NBA Premium TV for that matter) with all these issues involved. Unless they sell it to a more willing operator like ABS-CBN (click this article for more), expect BTV to endure more problems and criticisms in the coming months.

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hits, music, songs, United States

Billboard Hot 100: May 13, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of May 13, 2017.

1. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 3 last week.

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 2 last week.

3. Kendrick Lamar – Humble. No. 1 last week.

4. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 9 last week.

5. Future – Mask Off. No. 5 last week.

*Due to copyright issues and a lack of an official music/lyric video, no video is available for the song.

6. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This. No. 8 last week.

7. Kendrick Lamar – DNA. No. 4 last week.

8. KYLE feat. Lil Yachty – iSpy. No. 6 last week.

9. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3. No. 10 last week.

10. Kygo with Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me. No. 13 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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hits, music, songs, United States

Billboard Hot 100: May 6, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of May 6, 2017.

1. Kendrick Lamar – Humble. No. 3 last week.

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 1 last week.

3. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 2 last week.

4. Kendrick Lamar – DNA. New entry.

5. Future – Mask Off. No. 7 last week.

*Due to copyright issues and a lack of an official music/lyric video, no video is available for the song.

6. KYLE feat. Lil Yachty – iSpy. No. 6 last week.

7. Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay. No. 14 last week.

8. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This. No. 5 last week.

9. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 48 last week.

10. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3. No. 8 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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