ABS-CBN offers transmission network for government’s distance learning programs
ABS-CBN Corp. said that it is offering the use of its transmission network for the government’s distance learning program for the coming school year as country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are offering the use of our transmission network to broadcast educational programs all over the country. We hope to help the government continuously educate students nationwide despite the limitations brought about by the pandemic,” ABS-CBN said in a statement.
In addition to the transmission network, ABS-CBN is also offering the use of all the education programs it has produced over the 20 years.
“While this is not expected to have any business impact to the company, we are hopeful that our network can help in the education of our students nationwide.”
Last July 10, ABS-CBN Corp’s franchise renewal bid was denied by the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchise. 70 voted no out of 85 members of ex-officio members to “deny the application of ABS-CBN Corporation for a franchise to construct, install, establish, operate, and maintain radio and broadcasting stations in the Philippines.”