ABS-CBN officially signs off after 65 years of service

ABS-CBN officially signs off after 65 years of service

- The television network ABS-CBN has stopped its broadcast operation on May 5

- It signed off after receiving a “cease and desist” order from the National Telecommunications Commission

- The popular network failed to renew its license before it expired on Monday, May 4

- It went off-air after showing a short video clip and a video of the Philippine National Anthem

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ABS-CBN has already stopped its operation following the “cease and desist” order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

KAMI learned that the giant network officially signed off at 7 p.m. today to comply with the mandate of the said government agency.

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The network, which had served Filipinos for 65 years, failed to renew its legislative franchise that expired on May 4.

The NTC expressed in a statement that since ABS-CBN has no franchise anymore, its broadcast operations must not continue.

The giant network officially went off-air after airing a short video clip and the national anthem of the Philippines.

In a previous article by KAMI, the other details of the “cease and desist” order issued by NTC were reported here.

ABS-CBN is one of the most popular media and entertainment groups in the country. “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol” are among its most-watched programs.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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