Ayon pa rin kay Atty. Gozon, isa sa tingin niyang pinagsimulan ulit ng usapin ng merger ay ang nakaraang big launch ng TV5 sa Amerika.
“There was talk about this acquiring which have been going even before that.”
Mula raw kay kay MVP, ayon kay Atty. Gozon, “He told the group that to support also GMA-7… and I can understand that Dish [satellite broadcaster] is the competitor of DirectTV.
“Dish does not carry TFC [The Filipino Channel of ABS-CBN]. But it carries in a bundle TV5 and GMA-7.
“So maybe the context of his statement… to support also Channel 7 has something to do with Dish carrying TV5.
“I can see the point because Channel 7 is really more popular than TV5 even abroad.
"So maybe he wanted to ride on the coattails of GMA-7 in the U.S.
“That was a grand launch of TV5 in the U.S. And so he said they never mentioned anything about merger, or November or anything of sort.”
Ang tinutukoy ni Atty. Gozon ay ang buwan kung saan maugong na takdang panahon ng pagsasanib o merger diumano ng GMA-7 at TV5.
Ngunit diin niya, “There is no definitive agreement reached between us. I’m not closing the door."
MERGER IN NOVEMBER? "One of these days he might strike the right price,” nangingiti uling pahayag ng Kapuso chairman.
Nang tanungin naman si Atty. Gozon kung magkano na ngayon ang Kapuso network ay ito ang kanyang naging sagot:
“I don’t want to tell you because he might know and then it might be less than what he’s willing to offer."
Saan kaya nagmula ang nababalitang buwan ng Nobyembre mangyayari ang isang malaking pagbabago umano sa pagitan ng TV5 at GMA-7?
“Even Willie [Revillame] was already quoted to say, ‘We will announce something in November,' according to that report.