Friday, May 14, 2010
About CS 9 Channel
On March 11, 2007, RPN began a partnership with the Solar Entertainment Corporation, which began co-producing new programming for the network, such as a local version of America’s Next Top Model. The network underwent management changes on December 24, 2007, as Tonypet Albano (undersecretary and executive director of Malaca?ang’s Office of Political Coalition Affairs and Deputy Spokesperson of TEAM Unity) was appointed chairman of the network (replacing Education Undersecretary Mona Valisno, incumbent Presidential Assistant for Education). Undersecretary Robert Rivera was appointed director of the board, while the president and chief executive officer became former senator Orlando Mercado.
Mercado’s first major move was to extend their partnership with Solar Entertainment, with programming from their cable network C/S premiering on RPN at the start of the new year. On May 27, 2008, it was announced that RPN would become a broadcaster of Philippine Basketball Association games starting in the 2008-09 season as part of a three-year contract with Solar Sports, who would provide supplemental coverage of the league on their cable network Basketball TV.
In October 2008, RPN’s stations ultimately took on the C/S name as part of their permanent branding, now known as C/S 9. source: wikipedia.org