About 1.5 million subscribers of Skydirect will no longer watch their favorite programs after the National Telecommunications Commission order SkyCable Corp. to stop its satellite broadcasting service nationwide.
SkyCable said its 1.5 million subscribers nationwide, including those in remote areas that do not receive television signals, will be deprived of access to the channels we carry that bring them news, information, education and entertainment starting tonight June 30, 2020.
The complies with the cease and desist order (CDO) issued by the NTC stopping the company from operating its direct broadcast satellite service immediately.
“In the spirit of fairness, we continue to appeal to the NTC to extend the same privilege given in the past to other companies whose franchises have expired but are currently pending in Congress to continue its operations until a resolution is passed,” SkyCable said.
“We assure our subscribers that we will exhaust all legal remedies to resume our services,” it added.
SkyCable said the company will refund all unconsumed prepaid loads and advance postpaid payments.
“We appeal to our SKYdirect subscribers and partners for understanding and patience as we undergo this process,” the company said.
Sky Direct offers both prepaid and postpaid packages with exclusive channels from ABS-CBN and Creative Programs such as ABS-CBN HD, ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD, Cinema One, Jeepney TV, Metro Channel, Liga, and Myx.
Other channels include Discovery, Blue Ant Entertainment, KBS World, Nickelodeon, Metro Channel, History, Nick Jr. , SXN, TMC, TC and TVN.
“Our valued subscribers of SKYcable and SKY broadband, however, will continue to enjoy uninterrupted services as they are unaffected by the franchise expiration,” it added.