Cable TV association to join KBP once franchise is granted



Fictap Nationwide Chair Estrellita “Neng” Tamano all through the Senate committee on public products and services listening to. Screengrab from Senate of the Philippines Youtube

MANILA, Philippines — The Federation of World Cable Tv and Telecommunications Affiliation of the Philippines (Fictap) on Thursday dedicated to enroll in the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) as soon as their franchise is granted.

“In fact, sooner than we began organizing the Fictap Cable TV Affiliation, we already implemented with the KBP.  However then, KBP knowledgeable us that they can’t settle for cable TV programs as a result of we do not need a franchise, just a provisional authority from NTC (Nationwide Telecommunications Fee),” Fictap Nationwide Chair Estrellita Tamano stated all through the listening to of the Senate committee on public products and services.

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“That’s the reason now we have no longer certified to enroll in them… Relaxation confident that once ma-approve po ‘yung aming franchise eh straight away mag-me-member kami ng KBP,” she added, noting that Fictap’s Broadcasting Community Inc.’s president and leader government officer Cecille Dy is an overly lively member and officer of the KBP.

(Relaxation confident that once our franchise is licensed, we can straight away practice as a KBP member.)

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Tamano issued the remark after KBP President Herman Basbaño was hoping that Fictap would sign up for the broadcasters’ workforce.

“As for Fictap, Madam chair, they’re no longer but a member of the KBP. However, however, we’re supporting their programs as neatly. However, we’re simply hoping that proper after their software is licensed, they’ll practice for club within the affiliation, Madam chair,” Basbaño discussed.

A number of the expenses that have been integrated within the listening to is Area Invoice No. 8976 or granting Fictap Radio Broadcasting Community Inc. a franchise to build, set up, identify, function, and care for radio and tv broadcasting, and cable tv stations all through the Philippines.

Senator Grace Poe, public products and services committee chair, made up our minds to droop deliberations of Fictap’s franchise to additional take on its telecommunications software.

“For the reason that Fictap additionally has a pending software for telco franchise, we can droop your attention first para masama na pati ‘yung telco,” Poe stated.

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Photograph: Fictap Nationwide Chair Estrellita “Neng” Tamano all through the Senate committee on public products and services listening to. Screengrab from Senate of the Philippines Youtube

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