“STOP your intellectual dishonesty.”
This is the emphatic message of retired broadcaster Jay Sonza to the Kapamilya Network amid rumors on social media that TFC will stop operating if ABS-CBN’s franchise is not renewed.
Sonza said this is not true. “Kahit mawala ang abs-cbn mananatili ang TFC (the filipino channel). magkaibang kumpanya po iyan.”
Sonza scolded the Kapamilya, telling them to stop fear-mongering and fooling the OFWs that TFC is a goner once the franchise of ABS-CBN expires. “Huwag nyong takutin at lokohin ang mga OFW na mawawala ang TFC dahil expire na ang prangkisa ng abs.”
In a follow up post, Sonza said wanted to get it straight so offered to make several clarifications surrounding the ABS-CBN franchise issue and the channels that will be go off the air ans what will stay.
According to Sonza, Cinema one, Jeepney channel, Cinemax, O shopping, MYXX and ANC stay. (Just need a change of channel name and no longer abs news channel) It’s not true the above-mentioned channels go off air when ABS-CBN’s franchise expires. Skycable is a separate and distinct company from ABS-CBN broadcasting.
The same applies to TFC. It will stay because this is a separate company. It just so happened that select programs of ABS-CBN and Skycable are shown in TFC.
Star Cinema, Dreamscape at and other production units of the Lopezes are here to stay because these separate companies from ABS-CBN.
Sonza assured the ABS-CBN fans and supporters that Star Records, Star Magic talent management and other companies doing business with abs-cbn will stay.
Sonza informed the public that ABS-CBN is just of the 14 companies owned by the Lopezes related to their business in broadcasting.
Lets us read some of the adverse comments of netizens below.
One netizen said that what ABS-CBN is doing is psychological manipulation. “Psychological manipulation ang ginagawa nila. Tatakutin kuno pero ang totoo gusto pa nilang magkaroon pa ng kapit sa pera ng mga tao by manipulating their minds. Bilib ako sa kabastusan nila!”
A netizen who appeared to be an OFW said it is no big deal to him. “I’m a TFC subscriber, ok lang na mawala dahil wala namang makuha lalo sa balita. D kona sabihin pa yung ibang programa alam nyo na yon, LOL!🧐”
This netizen echoed the sentiment of the above commenter. “Never akong nanood sa tfc na yan, kahit mag sara na din di makaka apekto sakin hehehe.”
Source: Jay Sonza