Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon were preparing legal actions against Television and Productions Exponents (TAPE) Inc. after the latter successfully gained ownership of Eat Bulaga’s YouTube channel
The said channel, which has 5.31-M subscribers posted the first live of Eat Bulaga on September 9, 2023, giving a big boost to the social media presence of the longest-running noontime show.
In a statement, the legendary trio said that they would file legal actions so they could recover the YouTube channel from TAPE.
Atty. Enrique Dela Cruz Jr. told the press that the email registered under the Eat Bulaga YouTube channel was not owned by TAPE.
Dela Cruz also argued that the episodes uploaded on the said YouTube channel were copyrighted under TVJ.
“The owner of the YouTube channel is the owner of the email used to register it. It is not TAPE. The content of that YouTube account are past episodes of ‘Eat Bulaga.’ The copyright of the show and its episodes belong to TVJ.” said the lawyer.
“We are preparing the appropriate legal action. This may constitute a cyber crime if they hacked into the account or made misrepresentations to YouTube,” he added.
TAPE Inc’s lawyer, Atty. Maggie Abraham-Duque confirmed that they were now handling the said Youtube channel.
It’s not yet known if they would also be given access to the Facebook page of Eat Bulaga.