Hero TV, TAG Philippine Channels to Cease Broadcast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sky Cable confirmed HERO TV to cease broadcast on January 31

Philippine cable provider Sky Cable confirmed with ANN that Philippine anime television channel Hero TV will cease broadcast on January 31. Sister channel TAG will also cease broadcast. As of press time, Hero TV and TAG have not responded to requests for comment by ANN. Recently in December, the channel aired the anohana anime, and aired other recent anime in 2017.

Media conglomerate ABS-CBN launched Hero TV in 2005. The channel airs Filipino-dubbed anime. The channel initially re-aired classic anime with Filipino dubs that ABS-CBN had already licensed, such as Voltes V, Naruto, Shaman King, and others. It then moved to licensing anime on its own, and in the past years, has been airing Filipino dubs of anime that aired only three or four seasons previous.

ABS-CBN launched TAG in October 2016. The channel airs Filipino-dubbed Hollywood and Asian films, including anime films and adaptations of manga. The channel had previously revealed that it will air the your name. and A Silent Voice anime films, but they have not yet aired in the channel.

[Via Anime Pilipinas, AnimePH]

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