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Philippine billionaire Manuel Villar launches TV venture

ALLTV begins broadcast via former channel of shuttered ABS-CBN

The launch of ALLTV marks the official entry into the television business of the Philippines' richest man, Manuel Villar, a supporter of former President Rodrigo Duterte and new President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

MANILA -- Philippine billionaire Manuel Villar on Tuesday launched his new television venture, broadcasting via a channel previously held by ABS-CBN, the network that was shut down in 2020 after clashing with former President Rodrigo Duterte.

Villar's Advanced Media Broadcasting System (AMBS) began airing shows on Channel 2 on free television, which is accessible to most Filipinos, as well as on cable channels. The launch was also streamed live on Facebook.

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