House Acts on Renewal of Broadcast Franchises

The House of Representatives approved the renewal of franchises of two KBP members this March while the Committee on Legislative Franchises approved the renewal of franchises of five more of them. The broadcasters whose franchises were approved by the House on third reading were Subic Broadcasting Corporation and Beta Broadcasting System. Also this March, the Committee on Legislative Franchises, chaired by Rep. Franz Alvarez,approved the…

Philippine TV to Provide Closed Captioning

Television stations in the Philippines are expected to start providing closed captioning in their programs  starting 2017.   Closed captioning is a method of putting subtitles in television programs primarily for the  deaf and hearing impaired. Television stations are required to provide closed captioning under R.A. 1090,  which was passed by the 17th Congress last year and lapsed into law last July 21.  The implementing rules…