ABS-CBN introduces internet-ready TVplus in Cebu and Davao

ABS-CBN TVplus product marketing head Regina Napile and ABS-CBN TVplus head of VisMin sales Glenn Engico unveiled the ABS-CBN TVplus Internet box in Cebu and Davao

ABS-CBN TVplus, the country’s first digital terrestrial television product, which transformed the television viewing experience of Filipinos, has rolled out its internet-ready DTT boxes branded as ABS-CBN TVplus Internet in select areas in Cebu and Davao.

This newest innovation from ABS-CBN TVplus allows households to enjoy wireless internet connectivity on top of access to more content choices like free exclusive channels and a weekly movie feature in clear picture and sound.

The launch of the ABS-CBN TVplus Internet follows ABS-CBN’s announcement that it has sold 4 million ABS-CBN TVplus units as of November since the pioneering DTT service in the Philippines was launched in 2015.

“It was only a dream back then for Filipinos who endure poor quality TV viewing to watch crystal clear TV. We made that dream come true two years ago, and now with 4 million TVplus units sold, more homes experience the benefits of DTT,” ABS-CBN head of digital terrestrial television (DTT) Chinky Alcedo said.

The new look of the ABS-CBN TVplus Internet box

Powered by the ABS-CBNmobile prepaid broadband stick, the new ABS-CBN TVplus Internet box functions as a WiFi hotspot that owners can connect to the internet to open built-in apps on the television where the box is installed. The internet-ready box allows up to four devices to connect.

Integrating affordable prepaid internet gives users the power to decide on their data usage by choosing from ABS-CBNmobile’s promos including KSURF199 (2.5GB for 30 days), KSURF99 (1GB for 30 days),  and KSURF30 (350MB for 7 days).

Among the built-in apps is iWant TV Express which is a simplified version of iWant TV and can only be accessed using the ABS-CBNmobile prepaid broadband stick. Users can watch for free the latest episodes of Kapamilya shows and stream movies through paid access by subscribing to any KSURF promo.

On the other hand, users can like, react, and share photos on the built-in Facebook app, while the built-in Wikipedia app allows users to search information on the free online encyclopedia.

Alcedo also said that the internet-ready DTT boxes were launched outside Metro Manila to serve Filipinos who are in more need to experience the benefits of DTT.

“Areas in Cebu and Davao have great potential, but these are areas where there are less choices for our Kapamilyas. It’s really from that standpoint that we want to try to fill in the gaps so they can also access more choices in terms of content and affordable internet connectivity through TVplus,” she explained.

ABS-CBN TVplus Internet is available in Davao City, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Talisay City and Mandaue City for a one-time payment fee of P 2,999 starting December 8, 2017.

ABS-CBN, which is transitioning into a digital company, is the first media organization to offer DTT service in the Philippines when it launched ABS-CBN TVplus in 2015, which offers exclusive channels like CineMo, an all-day movie channel; YeY, an all-day children’s entertainment channel; Knowledge Channel, an educational channel that airs curriculum-based programs; DZMM TeleRadyo, which offers the live broadcast of programs from DZMM Radyo Patrol 630; and ABS-CBN S+A for live coverage of sports events.


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