Sports Desk (Philippine TV program)


CNN Philippines Sports Desk (formerly Solar SportsDesk, or simply Sports Desk) is a Philippine sports news television program broadcast by CNN Philippines. It is CNN Philippines' go-to program for all-sports news, specials, and interviews with sports personalities here and around the world, hosted by sports journalist Charles Tiu on primetime and Andrei Felix on weekday mornings (also a sports anchor on CNN Philippines New Day and the morning edition of Newsroom). Sports Desk airs on weekdays at 11am (with a replay at 2:30pm) and 10pm, with a weekend recap edition on Saturdays at 12:30pm.

Sports Desk
Also known asSolar SportsDesk
GenreSports news
Created bySolar Entertainment Corporation
Developed byNine Media Corporation
Radio Philippines Network
CNN Philippines/CNN
StarringAndrei Felix (Morning Anchor)
Charles Tiu (Evening Anchor)
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerItos Valdez
Running time30 minutes
Original networkSolar Sports:
2004 (2004) – 2007 (2007)
Solar News Channel/9TV:
December 3, 2012 (2012-12-03) – March 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)
CNN Philippines
March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16) – present
Original release2004 (2004) –


Sports Desk was first broadcast on cable TV channel Solar Sports from 2004 to 2007 and returned on Solar News Channel by December 3, 2012, with a simulcast on Solar Sports until August 2014 following SNC's rebrand as 9TV.

As part of the expansion, Sports Desk also serves as a sports segment on some CNN Philippines newscasts. However, when major rolling news stories break across their timeslots, the Sports Desk program would either interrupt or pre-empt its normal broadcast. For instance, should the morning edition be pre-empted by a rolling coverage, a replacement live broadcast will take place at the 2:30 pm rerun timeslot.

On September 3, 2017, the primetime edition of Sports Desk was moved to an earlier timeslot at 6:30pm, after News Night divides its full hour single newscast into two 30-minute editions. Three months later, on December 16, Halili stepped down from his anchor role as he left the CNN franchise. The program's basketball analyst Charles Tiu, brother of PBA veteran Chris Tiu, was named as an interim host for the early evening and late night editions.

The 6:30pm edition of SportsDesk aired its final episode on December 29, 2017 to give way to the full-time relaunch of Amanpour.[1] The cancellation was part of the network's reorganization. The remaining two editions remain intact.

In March 2020, Sports Desk halted its productions due to the Enhanced community quarantine in Luzon caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the news segment on various newscasts continued to air.

In 2021, after a year of absence, Sports Desk returned on the air albeit on a weekday morning basis.






  • Pauline Verzosa


  • Paolo Del Rosario [3]
  • Paola Palma
  • Paul Garcia


KBP Golden Dove Awards (Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas)
  • 2017 – Best Sports Program – Sports Desk @ 11am

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Charles Tiu takes over as anchor of 'Sports Desk' (Media Newser Philippines)". December 23, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Mico Halili leaving CNN Philippines (Media Newser Philippines)". December 23, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sports correspondent Paolo Del Rosario leaves CNN Philippines(Media Newser Philippines)". May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2018.