ABS-CBN Goes Off Air

This is effective as of 7:52 p.m.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

ABS-CBN has gone off air as of 7:52 p.m. on May 5.

President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo Katigbak addressed ABS-CBN viewers on May 5 via a TV Patrol broadcast, and clarified that the network would cease operations following the order from the National Telecommunications Commission.

Chairman Mark Lopez echoed Katigbak’s statement.

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Bernadette Sembrano said that ABS-CBN's online portals will still be active. ANC and Metro Channel are still on-air.

Reporter Noli De Castro said that while the company was not granted a franchise and a provisional authority to operate, ABS-CBN is committed to serving Filipinos.

A final video rolled after the TV Patrol broadcast, detailing the network's contributions and history during the last 25-year long franchise it was granted in 1995.

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"Lupang Hinirang" played, and a list of all affected regional stations was announced.

The screen cut to black, signifying ABS-CBN's sign-off.

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