Block time deals ng broadcast networks, rerebyuhin ng NTC

Block time deals ng broadcast networks, rerebyuhin ng NTC

June 30, 2022 @ 9:33 AM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Inatasan ng National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ang lahat ng television at radio companies na magsumite ng kanilang block time deals para sa ‘approval’ ng ahensiya.

Nakasaad sa memorandum na ipinalabas ng NTC na may petsang Hunyo 23, ang mga block time deals ay hindi dapat na mahigit sa 50% ng daily airtime broadcast ng radio o television station.

“Authorized radio and television broadcast entities, its management and board of directors shall be solidary liable with the block timer for any violation committed by the block timer arising from the content or programs under the block time agreements,” ang nakasaad sa memorandum ng NTC.

Kontra naman ang Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas sa nasabing direktiba.

“We believe it is the station’s prerogative to choose the type of programs they will adopt whether it is station produced, co-produced with another party or [throgh] blocktime with 3rd party. We believe NTC has no jurisdiction over content,” ayon kay KBP President Herman Basbano sa isnag kalatas.

“Our position should have been heard before the issuance of this order on blocktime. Nonetheless [we] will present our opposition and our position in the NTC hearing [which] was reportedly scheduled on July 11,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Samantala, ang dating media giant ABS-CBN, na nawalan ng kanilang operating franchise noong 2020, pumasok sa block time agreements sa Zoe Broadcasting Network at TV5 para i-ere ang kanilang mga palabas sa “free television.” Kris Jose