- The National Telecommunications Commission ordered ABS-CBN to stop its broadcast operations
- The order was due to the expiration of the network’s legislative franchise to operate
- The president of cable TV association enumerated the alleged mistakes and violations of the Kapamilya network
- She specifically targeted the kind of renewal documents that were submitted in 2014
The president of the Federation of International Cable TV Associates of the Philippines (FICTAP) enumerated to the public the alleged violations of ABS-CBN that led to its closure.
KAMI learned that the said giant network officially signed off on Tuesday night after receiving a “cease and desist” order from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
The said incident immediately created buzz on social media, prompting other networks and news sites to interview and ask several people about the fate of ABS-CBN.
Jessica Soho was able to interview Estrellita Juliano-Tamano, the president of FICTAP, regarding what happened to one of the country’s leading television networks.
The official stated that her group has been opposing the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN since 2014 due to its “violations” and alleged anomalies.
She claimed that the popular network submitted documents for renewal that were not similar to what it presented in 1995.
Tamano said that ABS-CBN put the word “channels” in its application for a new franchise, which allegedly violates the “one franchise, one channel” rule.
Her group thought that the corporation was trying to justify its “TV Plus” which features 6 channels that have no legislative franchise.
“Inaasahan namin, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, inayos na nila yung problema na yun. Subalit, hindi nila inayos. Pareho pa rin po yung nai-file nila sa Kongreso… Hindi nila binabago. Malayong-malayo po,” Tamano quipped.
“Sinabi po namin na kung yung original na franchise ng ABS-CBN noong 1995, just a pure renewal, hindi po kami mag o-object, hindi kami mag o-oppose… Kapag yung original, hindi po kami mag o-oppose. Bagkos, tutulungan pa namin ang ABS-CBN,” she added.
Watch the interview of “24 Oras” here:
In a previous article by KAMI, several videos and photos caught moments inside the ABS-CBN newsroom before the network signed off.
ABS-CBN is a giant media and entertainment firm in the Philippines. It served the Filipino people for 65 years. It was not able to secure a franchise to operate before it expired on May 4.
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