In response to the online boycott campaign by UNTV against Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the hotel posted this on their FB Page dated July 15, 2014:
We are happy to hear the public’s concerns, and will consider to re-instate the UNTV Channel if this is a request from our hotel guests”.
We were also given a tour in one of their rooms so that we can have a first hand experience about how their cable tv works. And being a hotel, their cable system is at par with those of other hotels in other country. In other words, this is not the usual cable system that we are accustomed to at home. Although hosted by a local cable tv provider, the selection of channels are carefully selected to tailor-fit the needs of hotel guests especially those who came from other countries. It was also explained to us that since there's been an increase of guests coming from Korea, there's been a careful consideration when it comes to providing Korean guests with tv channels that they're familiar with. Also, there's a specified number of channels in Sofitel's cable system and its just limited to 53. Hence, the hotel need to fit channels according to guests needs based on nationality, age, and gender.