HINDING-HINDI namin malilimutan ang petsang Hunyo 30 dahil ito ang ikalawang beses na nabigyan ng cease and desist order (CDO) ang ABS-CBN ng National Telecommunications Commission o NTC para ipahinto ang paggamit ng digital TV transmission sa Metro Manila gamit ang Channel 43.
Wala ang Channel 43 sa CDO ng NTC noong Mayo 5, 2020 kaya sa pagkakaalam ng Kapamilya Network ay hindi ito sakop ng cease and desist order na pinahinto rin simula nitong Martes.
Apektado ang mga gumagamit ng TVPlus o black box na naglalaman ng Teleradyo (channel 5) Jeepney TV, Yey, Asianovela Channel, CineMo, at KBO dahil sabay-sabay nag-off the air nitong Martes ng gabi.
Samantala, may opisyal namang pahayag ang ABS-CBN para sa operasyon ng SKYDirect.
“SKYdirect’s 1.5 million subscribers nationwide, including those in remote areas that do not receive television signals, will be deprived of access to the channels we carry that bring them news, information, education and entertainment starting tonight June 30, 2020, as Sky Cable Corporation complies with the cease and desist order (CDO) issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) stopping the company from operating its direct broadcast satellite service immediately.
“In the spirit of fairness, we continue to appeal to the NTC to extend the same privilege given in the past to other companies whose franchises have expired but are currently pending in Congress to continue its operations until a resolution is passed.
“We assure our subscribers that we will exhaust all legal remedies to resume our services.
“We commit to attend to the concerns of our valued subscribers and partners arising from this decision. We will refund all unconsumed prepaid loads and advance postpaid payments. We appeal to our SKYdirect subscribers and partners for understanding and patience as we undergo this process.
“Our valued subscribers of SKYcable and SKY broadband, however, will continue to enjoy uninterrupted services as they are unaffected by the franchise expiration.”
ni Reggee Bonoan