Here’s the reaction of Arnold Clavio after Manny Villar’s firm take over ABS-CBN frequencies
ARNOLD CLAVIO – The Kapuso broadcast journalist reacted to Manny Villar’s taking over of the frequencies previously used by ABS-CBN.
It was on May 5, 2020, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Solicitor General Jose Calida issued a cease-and-desist order to ABS-CBN.
On July 10, 2020, members of the House of Representatives, particularly the Committee on Legislative Franchises, voted 70–11 to deny the franchise application of ABS-CBN, citing several issues on the network’s franchise.
Earlier, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) awarded channels 2 and 16 to Advanced Media Broadcasting System Inc., a broadcasting company owned by business tycoon, Manny Villar.
The acquisition generated mixed reactions from the netizens and among those who reacted is no less than Kapuso broadcast journalist, Arnold Clavio.
Recently, he went to the image-sharing site, Instagram wherein he posted his reaction after Villar’s firm acquired the frequencies previously used by the Kapamilya Network.
The news anchor poked fun at the matter with the query: “Ano itatawag sa viewer nila? Kabahay? Ka-All Day? Ka-All Home? o Ka-Mella?”
As expected, his post earned comments from the netizens.
Meanwhile, aside from channels 2 and 16, NTC also awarded Channel 43 to Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the owner of UHF Channel 40 which broadcasts programs of his religious group Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Channel 43, the frequency used for ABS-CBN TV Plus, was previously used by Amcara Broadcasting Network and ABS-CBN.
Aside from granting frequencies to Villar and Quiboloy’s broadcasting companies, NTC also granted frequencies to Aliw Broadcasting Corporation, which operates a number of stations under the Home Radio and DWIZ brands.
NTC has given the said broadcasting company provisional authority to operate Channel 23 that previously aired Studio 23 and ABS-CBN Sports+Action.
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