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Monday, June 8, 2020

How To Watch ABS-CBN Shows After It's Shutdown

ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest broadcasting network in the Philippines has been ordered by the  National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) for a "cease and desist order" last May 5, 2020.


The NTC's  "cease and desist order" to ABS-CBN mandates that the broadcast giant to immediately close it's broadcasting operations, including it's radio stations namely DZMM, DZMM TeleRadyo and MOR FM Station, following the expiration of it's broadcast franchise last May 4, 2020.

NTC cited Republic Act No. 3846 or the Radio Control Law which states that “no person, firm, company, association, or corporation shall construct, install, establish, or operate a radio transmitting station, or radio receiving station used for commercial purposes, or a radio broadcasting station, without having first obtained a franchise therefor from the Congress of the Philippines.”

Thus, with the expiration of the Republic Act. No 7966, which granted ABS-CBN a 25-year franchise to operate its TV and radio broadcasting stations, NTC said that ABS-CBN “no longer has a valid and subsisting congressional franchise as required by Act No. 3846.

It's been more than a month already since the ABS-CBN shows was seen on the TV Channel 2. Kapamilya audience are constantly looking for ways to watch their favorite kapamilya shows thru other platforms.

Here's how you can watch your favorite ABS-CBN shows:
  •  ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel) on SkyCable Channel 27.
  • CineMo on SkyCable Channel 7 and on ABS-CBN's TV plus Channel 3.
  • IWANTV App
  • ABS-CBN Website https://ent.abs-cbn.com/
  • ABS-CBN Facebook
  • ABS-CBN Youtube

But starting Saturday, June 13, ABS-CBN’s programs and new line-up can now be watch thru pay TV Kapamilya Channel:

ABS-CBN announced that “Kapamilya Channel” will be available on SKYCable, Cablelink, G Sat, TFC and most member-cable operators of the Philippine Cable Television Association (PCTA) nationwide.

Here’s how to watch ABS-CBN programs starting June 13:

1. SKY Cable - Channel 8 on SD (standard definition) and Channel 167 on HD (high-definition). Kapamilya Channel will also be available in Sky Direct Channel 2 starting June 13.

*SKY cable, a cable television service of Sky Cable Corporation, is a subsidiary of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. It has 700,000 subscribers controlling 45% of the cable TV market.

2. Cablelink - Channel 8

Cablelink is a subscription-based cable antenna television system operator which commenced its CATV operation in 1995. It is owned and operated by Cable Link and Holdings Corporation. Currently, it operates in the southern part of Metropolitan Manila, select area in Cavite, Tarlac (Concepcion) and some parts of Quezon City.

3. G Sat Direct TV - Channel 2

G Sat or Global Satellite is a subscription-based direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service owned by Global Satellite Technologies Services, Inc. (GSTS).

4. PCTA member operators

The PCTA is the umbrella organization of cable television operators in the Philippines. Its membership roster includes the biggest cable operators in the country as well as the medium and small cable operators who, through their pain-staking efforts, have succeeded in bringing up-to-date programs, information, and technology to the farthest island in the country.

To date, the PCTA has 360 regular members and 32 affiliate members. Together, the PCTA member-cable operators are serving 75% of the total cable TV subscribers in the Philippines.

Check out list of PCTA members here: http://pcta.org.ph/our-members/.

5. The Filipino Channel (TFC) - for overseas Filipinos

6. TV Plus

Select programs of ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Channel will simultaneously be aired on TV Plus, an encrypted digital terrestrial television, owned and operated by ABS-CBN Convergence, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN.

Watch flagship newscast TV Patrol live on ANC, Teleradyo and Cinemo.

NOTE: Internet users may also continue to watch TV Patrol via livestreaming on YouTube.

Coco Martin's "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" will be aired on Cinemo after TV Patrol.

It's Showtime is also set for airing on Jeepney TV.

7. iWant app or iWant.ph - livestreaming and on-demand only

8. Cignal - Ongoing negotiations

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