Blocktiming or the purchase of air time in a channel from a franchise holder is a “standard practice” in the broadcasting industry, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas’ (KBP)
ABS-CBN is currently airing various programs digitally via Amcara Broadcasting Network’s Channel 43. ABS-CBN sold its 49% stake in Amcara in 2019.
Nicdao added that in a blocktime agreement, the control of the station remains with the franchise holder. A violation would occur if a blocktimer takes control of the station.