The entity announced the reversal of the delivery of the frequency titles of broadcasters in Guayaquil and Quito, following a report from the Comptroller’s Office. The Telecommunications Regulation and Control Agency (Arcotel) began the process of terminating the concession contract for the radio and television frequencies of the Canela group.
The decision was made public this Wednesday, October 3, but it was taken on September 20 last. That day, three resolutions were signed to apply the reversal. The bases of this measure were the Comptroller’s report, which recommended the reversal of the qualifications and an analysis made at the Arcotel, which verified an alleged breach of the provisions that “prohibits the transfer, lease or transfer of the concession”.
The termination of the contract covers first the television system Canela TV, channel 24 UHF of Guayaquil and its repeater to transmit in Quito. The third resolution ends the concession of Canela Radio Corp., which has its headquarters in Quito and repeaters in the cities of Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo.
Article 3 of the communication of September 20, 2018 states: “the process of termination of the concession contract for the frequency 106.5 mhz of the FM sound broadcasting station, called Canela Radio Corp. matrix city of Quito, and its repeaters 99.5 mhz of the city of Esmeraldas and 106.5 mhz of Santo Domingo de los Colorados “.
According to the Arcotel, this resolution is based on “having failed to observe the grounds for termination of frequency concession … in the provision that prohibits the transfer, lease or transfer of the concession”. Two other resolutions exist in which there is talk of the same process on Central Canela for the coverage area of Latacunga, Ambato, Saquisilí, Pujilí, Salcedo, Píllaro, Cevallos, Quero, Mocha, Tisaleo, Patate and Pelileo, on October 27, 2017.
In addition to the television system Canela TV, channel 24 UHF, matrix Guayas, and its repeater in Quito, on October 25, 1995, in both cases for the same reason. This group of media is linked to Assemblyman Jorge Yunda.
However, he clarified that he no longer owns the media, but owns the brand and producer of their programs. In the end, the Arcotel announced that the representatives of this company will have 15 business days, from the resolution, to answer in writing the charge against them and to exercise the right to defense. (I)