"End Broadcasting at 2020 or Renew Franchise" ABS-CBN Needs New Congress to Approve






ABS-CBN is formally referred to as "The Kapamilya Network",also the oldest television broadcaster in Southeast Asia and now the TV network getting more difficult to renew the franchise.


According to Inquirer

The Philippines’ largest radio-TV network is now looking down a more difficult road to getting a new, 25-year congressional franchise from the 17th Congress, especially in the face of its spat with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.Two bills were introduced in the 16th Congress for the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise granted in March 1995: one by Isabela Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao, filed in September 2014, and another by Baguio Rep. Nicasio M. Aliping Jr., filed in December of the same year. 
The bills would renew ABS-CBN’s right to operate TV and radio broadcasting stations in the Philippines through microwave, satellite or whatever means, including the use of new technologies in television and radio systems. 
The Inquirer contacted several ABS-CBN executives for comment, but the Lopez-owned broadcast network declined to comment for now. ABS-CBN’s 25-year franchise expires on March 30, 2020. 
The House member said ABS-CBN was likely to have a tougher time getting an extension.


A week before on Election day (May 9, 2016) ABS-CBN's airing a negative campaign against President Elect Rodrigo Duterte.


This Anti Duterte ads is worth of 20 million pesos aired on ABS-CBN 



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