Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN has announced on Wednesday that they have stopped their remaining ABS-CBN TVplus channels outside Metro Manila.
The network said in a statement that they are stopping their Digital terrestrial TV (DTT) transmissions, which include the sub-channels Jeepney TV, Asianovela Channel, CineMo, YeY, Teleradyo and KBO, “while we seek clarification on the scope of the cease and desist order”.
The announcement comes a day after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the Philippine government’s telecommunications regulatory body, issued an alias cease-and-desist order, including the network’s main DTT frequency in Metro Manila.
The network has also decided that their kids channel YeY will go off-the-air until further notice, including through SKYcable.
The decision effectively mean the premiere run of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card anime series, which started on June 29, has been cut at Episode 3. The channel has since gone dark starting at 06:26pm PHT.
Jeepney TV, CineMo and Teleradyo, on the other hand, continues its broadcast through SKYcable and Provincial cable TV operators nationwide.
As previously reported last May, the NTC has issued a cease-and-desist order to ABS-CBN to shut down their free-to-air television and radio operations, which composed of 42 analogue television stations, 10 digital terrestrial television (DTT) stations, five AM radio stations and 18 FM radio stations nationwide.
The regulatory body has ordered the shut down of their broadcast operations due to the expiration of their congressional franchise, which is a requirement to all terrestrial television and radio broadcasters in the country.
The television stations affected by the initial order has shut down at 07:52pm last May 5, with their radio stations following a few minutes after.