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Sky Cable Releases Statement on Cease and Desist Order


Just recently, Sky Cable Corporation released an official statement on the cease and desist order issued to Sky Direct by the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC). It may be recalled that NTC issued an order to stop ABS CBN broadcasts of its TV Plus channels in Metro Manila including the services of Sky Direct.

According to the NTC, the franchise of Sky Direct parent Sky Cable Corporation expired last May 14, together with that of ABS CBN. With the expiration of RA 7969, Sky Cable no longer has any valid and subsisting congressional franchise to operate a Direct Broadcast Satellite Service. Read more: NTC stops broadcast of Sky Direct, ABS CBN’s TV Plus channels in Metro Manila, an article by CNN Philippines.

Moreover, Sky Cable provided an official statement on the issue:

“SKYdirect’s 1.5 million subscribers nationwide, including those on remote areas that do not receive television signals, will be deprived of access to 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 Telecommunication Commission (NTC) stopping the company from operating its direct broadcast satellite service immediately,” excerpts from the official statement of Sky Cable Corporation.

Moreover, the entire statement can be viewed below:

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