Sky Cable - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sky Cable


Sky Fiber internet unaffected by cease and desist order

Jul 01, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Sky says its cable service is also unaffected by the cease and desist order

'Sumosobra na talaga!' Stars, directors hit new NTC orders vs ABS-CBN

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Entertainment industry workers express their dismay after two NTC orders result in the closure of Sky Direct and TV Plus channels

ABS-CBN COO Socorro Vidanes elbow bumps with Rep. Rodante Marcoleta as ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak looks on, before the start of the house hearing on the renewal of the abs-cbn franchise on June 4, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NUJP slams new 'determined effort' to shutter ABS-CBN

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:37 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines makes its stand clear after ABS-CBN's digital broadcast on TV Plus in Metro Manila and Sky Cable's satellite TV service are ordered to stop their broadcast

NTC shuts down ABS-CBN's Sky Direct, TV Plus channels

Jun 30, 2020 - 5:16 PM

(4th UPDATE) The National Telecommunications Commission delivers fresh blows against media giant ABS-CBN, further limiting its audience reach

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) orders ABS-CBN to stop operations of Sky Cable of its satellite service on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. ABS-CBN employees and some media supporters went lighted candles and decry the new cease and desist order. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marcoleta: Why is Sky Cable allowed to operate with a lapsed franchise?

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:09 PM

The NTC cites Executive Order 205 signed by ex-president Cory Aquino in 1987, which 'removed' the franchise requirement for cable TV operators

Cignal, SKY negotiate joint bid for NBA broadcast

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Cignal TV and SKY are in negotiations with NBA after Solar Entertainment terminates airing NBA Premium and BTV

WATCHING NBA. Local cable TV networks Cignal and SKY are looking to broadcast NBA games in the Philippines. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

ABS-CBN net income down 20% to P2.26 billion in 1st 9 months

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:55 PM

But the media conglomerate's net income for the 3rd quarter of the year stands at P1.01 billion, up 38% from the same quarter last year

Solar files estafa complaint vs ABS-CBN execs over NBA row

Aug 18, 2017 - 3:57 PM

ABS CBN says it will take appropriate legal action to hold Solar responsible for this unfounded action

NETWORK WARS. The row between Solar Entertainment Corporation and ABS-CBN Corporation over NBA airing rights moves to court. File photo

FAST FACTS: What you should know about ABS-CBN

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Get to know the Philippines largest media outfit and the crown jewel of the Lopez business empire

Solar, ABS-CBN row over NBA broadcast moves to court

May 30, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Sky Cable used to pay Solar carriage fees for airing NBA games but ABS CBN claims the license it obtained in 2014 means they no longer have to pay these

ABS-CBN, Sky Cable dispute Solar’s 'unpaid fees' claim - report

Apr 21, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Sky Cable says the reason NBA coverage has been interrupted is that Solar not themselves have significant outstanding debts

HOOPS HEADACHES. Both Sky Cable and Solar agree that unpaid fees are to blame for NBA fans missing some channels as the playoffs begin. They disagree about who is at fault, however.

Unpaid 'carriage fees' root of Sky Cable's NBA channels mess – report

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The column alleges that ABS CBN which owns Sky Cable owes millions worth of carriage fees to Solar

Sky subscribers frustrated as NBA Premium, BTV unavailable for playoffs start

Apr 16, 2017 - 4:08 PM

No timetable for when the hoops channels will be restored for Sky Cable subscribers has been given

Here's how much your broadband rates have dropped

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:00 AM

While the past years have seen sharp declines in the price per Mbps rates of broadband packages they remain costly compared to other countries

Bayantel shows slowest fixed broadband speed in NTC test

Sep 18, 2015 - 5:57 PM

NTC data show that Bayantel registered the slowest speed of 563 kilobits per second kbps for a fixed broadband service advertised with up to 2 mbps megabits per second downstream

STARTS TESTING. The Philippines conducts initial testing for its recently implemented minimum advertised speed for fixed broadband services. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

#PugadBaboy: B-boxes punchline 3

Aug 28, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: B-boxes

Aug 28, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: B-boxes punchline 2

Aug 28, 2015 - 5:00 AM

ABS-CBN confident of P2B target despite decline in earnings

Nov 11, 2014 - 6:23 PM

ABS CBN continues to book a decline in earnings as of end September 2014 but its strong performance in core businesses cushions the downtrend

The Eugenio Lopez Jr Communication Center in ABS-CBN. Image courtesy of

Destiny Cable's sale to Sky Cable OKd

Dec 31, 2012 - 4:28 PM

Under the purchase agreement Sky Cable will purchase all of Destiny Cable s assets for P2 4 billion

After Destiny deal, Sky Cable says will dominate, expand industry

May 14, 2012 - 5:49 PM

While Sky Cable Corp has sealed its dominance of the local cable industry with the recent deal involving a former rival the Lopez led firm also aims to keep subscription costs low by increasing their consumer base

Bad year for TV as ABS-CBN net income drops 25%

Apr 13, 2012 - 6:02 PM

2011 ad revenues fell amid a rocky global economy but ABS CBN is eyeing aggressive spending for 2012