Television host Willie Revillame has addressed some criticisms on the soft launch of the new television network AllTV.
In the episode of his variety game Wowowin on aired on September 16, Willie apologized for the technical difficulties encountered during the network’s first broadcast last Tuesday, September 13.
“Kung nagko-comment kayo na masama ang sound system, accepted ‘yun. Humihingi kami ng paumanhin. Eh alam n’yo naman ho bago lang po ito. Eh bear with us, ika nga,” said Willie.
He added, “Humihingi kami ng paumanhin sa inyo kung nung nag-opening kami nung Tuesday hindi maganda ‘yung sounds, hindi maganda ‘yung video eh ganun po talaga.”
The Wowowin host also admitted that they were not that fully prepared for the launch as it was originally planned to happen on October 1.
However, they pushed through with the September 13 launch to give their viewers early Christmas treats. The date also coincided with the wedding anniversary of network owner, former Senate President Manny Villar, with his wife, Sen. Cynthia Villar.
“Pagagandahin at pagtutulungan-tulungan namin dahil bagong panganak lang po ito,” stated Willie.
He reiterated, “Pasensyahan niyo na kami dahil nagsisimula kami ulit. Eh iilan pa lang naman kaming artista rito na nag-commit eh. Dinadahan-dahan namin at nagpapasalamat ako sa mga taong nagtiwala.”
Willie also aired his thoughts on the comments that ALLTV, which took over the broadcast frequency previously assigned to ABS-CBN, has been receiving online.
“Minsan nakakasama ng loob. Pinupuna pa yung pagkakamali namin. Mahirap magpuna ng pagkakamali ng kapwa mo, tingnan mo muna yung sarili mo, di ba? ‘Wag na tayong pumupuna. Isipin niyo yung ilang taong tinulungan ng station na ito,” said Willie.
Comedian and talent manager Ogie Diaz had previously reacted to Toni Gonzaga’s production number during the soft launch of AllTV, saying he hopes the network improves its sound system or recording.
“Sana, mag-invest nang bongga sa sound system o sa recording. Baka kahit si Toni kung panonoorin uli ito, hindi niya ipagmamalaki ‘yung performance niya, eh. Lalo na ‘yung audio niya,” wrote Ogie in a Facebook post.
“Di bale, nag-uumpisa pa lang naman. Pasasaan ba’t maaayos din ito. Na-bother lang talaga ako nang slight. Kasi, sa mga singers, big deal talaga sa kanila ang audio at sound system, eh. Baka gusto lang talagang mag-perform ni Toni at magbigay-saya,” he added.