Orbit Says GMA Pinoy To Be Replaced By TFC Channels
This post is intended for Filipinos in Saudi Arabia
I was surprised to see in our TV screen that GMA 7 Pinoy Channel will now be replaced by TFC (The Filipino Channel)Â starting April 28,2013. This message is not sent by mistake by The Dubai-based TV operator OSN (Â Orbit ).Â I called orbit and I got a confirmation that Filipino’s will not be able to watch GMA shows through Orbit.
There is no further information about the sudden change of Orbit programming. I will let you know as soon as we got any information about the changes.
I believe that this will have an effect on GMA Channel 7 in the Middle East since many Filipinos are now subscribed in Orbit.
Update : I just saw a news article telling the same news as mentioned above >> Here.
According to the news, Orbit dropped GMA 7 and acquire rights for the TFC Broadcasting on the other hand ,Â Regional rights to those GMA 7 channels, along with another called GMA News TV, were recently acquired by the Dubai-based My-HD Media.