SKYdirect now more affordable for families in non-cable areas


Kapamilya star Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo proves that having a hectic schedule and pursuing varied interests can’t stop her from spending time with her family as Friday nights are blocked off for family TV time.
“We bond a lot in front of the TV, especially when it’s Friday night because the kids don’t have class the next day and they don’t have tutorials. They are allowed to sleep a little bit late and enjoy what they want to watch as long as Ryan and I are with them,” the newest SKYdirect ambassador explained.
As a mom, Judy Ann believes that watching television together plays an important role in building stronger family relationships. She even reveals that she and Ryan try to answer their children’s questions honestly and accurately whenever they watch TV.

“The kids are very open to us when it comes to asking questions when we watch TV. When they see something that they don’t understand, they ask questions and we, as parents have to answer them honestly and accurately. We love that they ask us questions because the children are honest and open and we discover their interests, so it helps us determine what programs to encourage them to watch,” Judy Ann added. 

 Among the TV shows that she encourages her children to watch are Tagalog shows, especially educational shows like “Matanglawin” so her kids can learn how to speak Tagalog fluently.

“Matanglawin” airs on ABS-CBN HD on SKYdirect, the direct-to-home pay TV service (satellite antenna) of SKY Cable, the cable and broadband unit of ABS-CBN that provides a diverse channel lineup with programs that appeal to every family member.

 News and sports, lifestyle, cartoons, and even movies are some of the content that SKYdirect’s channels feature, which enhances home life by providing the whole family opportunities to bond while watching their favorite shows together, or by allowing individual members to enjoy their chosen programs.
SKYdirect also aims to give Filipino families located in areas unreachable by cable access to information and entertainment since the service is available nationwide.
Aside from ABS-CBN HD, exclusive channels available across SKYdirect prepaid and postpaid plans include S+A HD, ABS-CBN Regional, ANC, Cinema One, MYX, Lifestyle, Jeepney TV, DZMM TeleRadyo, and TMC.
Through SKYdirect plan variants, families can also watch top-rating cable channels like Cartoon Network, HBO, Disney, Nickelodeon, FOX, Warner, RTL-CBS, TLC, AXN, and History.
Subscribing to SKYdirect is even more affordable since kits are now priced at P2,699 from the original price of P2,990. SKYdirect prepaid plans are available at Plan 99, Plan 250, and Plan 450, while postpaid plans are available in Plan 250 and Plan 450 variants. For more information, visit
SKY Cable Corporation is the first to introduce cable television to Filipinos in 1990. Since then, it has been a frontrunner in technology and cable TV content by being the first to design a highly customized viewing experience among subscribers, and offering the most number of HD channels. Aside from pay TV brand SKYdirect, SKY’s other offerings include SKYcable, One SKY Premium (unlimited internet all-in bundles), One SKY Lite (consumable internet all-in bundles), SKYmobi (mobile internet), and SKY On Demand (video-on-demand).


SKYdirect, handog para sa mga pamilya na hindi abot ng cable TV


Patunay si Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo na kayang-kaya maglaan ng oras para sa pamilya sa kabila ng busy schedule kaya naman nakareserba ang Biyernes ng gabi para sa family TV time.

“Magkasama kaming nanonood ng TV lalo na tuwing Biyernes ng gabi dahil walang pasok ang mga bata sa susunod na araw at wala rin silang tutorials. Pinapayagan din namin silang matulog ng medyo late at panoorin ang gusto nilang shows basta lagi dapat kaming kasama ni Ryan,” ani ng bagong SKYdirect ambassador.

Para kay Juday, malaki ang papel ng panonood ng TV sa pagpapatibay ng relasyon ng pamilya. Ibinahagi rin ni Juday na sinisikap nila ni Ryan na sagutin ang mga tanong ng kanilang mga anak ng tapat at tama tuwing nanonood sila ng TV.

“Very open ang mga bata sa pagtatanong sa amin tuwing nanonood kami ng TV. Pag may nakikita sila na hindi nila maintindihan, nagtatanong sila at bilang magulang, sinasagot namin ng tapat at tama sila. Gusto namin na nagtatanong sila sa amin ni Ryan dahil mas nagiging tapat at open sila at nalalaman namin ang kanilang mga interests para alam din namin kung anong programa ang ihihikayat namin sa mga bata,” dagdag ni Juday.

Tagalog shows ang ilan sa mga hinihikayat ni Juday na panoorin ng kanyang mga anak lalo na ang educational shows tulad ng “Matanglawin” para mas mahasa pa ang pagtatagalog ng kanyang mga anak.

Umeere ang “Matanglawin” sa ABS-CBN HD sa SKYdirect, ang direct-to-home TV (satellite antenna) ng SKY Cable na siya namang cable at broadband company ng ABS-CBN na siksik sa exclusive shows at channels para sa pamilya.

Matutunghayan din sa SKYdirect ang mga palabas na tampok ang news, sports, lifestyle, cartoons, at mga pelikula na pasok sa panlasa ng bawat miyembro ng pamilya.

Layunin ng SKYdirect na mas maraming Pilipino ang makapanood ng TV shows na siksik sa aliw at kaalaman nationwide lalo na sa areas na hindi abot ng cable.

Bukod sa ABS-CBN HD, available din sa SKYdirect prepaid at postpaid plans ang exclusive channels tulad ng S+A HD, ABS-CBN Regional, ANC, Cinema One, MYX, Lifestyle, Jeepney TV, DZMM TeleRadyo, at TMC.

May top-rating channels din ang SKYdirect plans tulad ng Cartoon Network, HBO, Disney, Nickelodeon, FOX, Warner, RTL-CBS, TLC, AXN, at History.

Mas pinamura pa ang SKYdirect satellite antenna kits dahil available nalang ito sa presyong P2,699 mula sa original price nitong P2,990. Makakapili din ang pamilya ng prepaid plans mula Plan 99, Plan 250, at Plan 450, samantala available sa postpaid plans ang Plan 250 at Plan 450.

Para naman sa existing direct-to-home (satellite antenna) subscribers ng ibang brands, mas pasok na sa budget ang paglipat sa SKYdirect dahil sa kanilang promo.

Sa mga gustong kumuha ng SKYdirect prepaid, libre na ang installation cost pati ang unang dalawang buwan pg Plan 250 o 450, at P999 nalang ang box price.

Para sa SKYdirect postpaid, libre din ang installation fee na may libreng two months sa piniling plan at mas mura nalang ang box price (P999 para sa Plan 250 at P499 para sa Plan 450).

Hanggang June 19 ang nasabing SKYdirect promo. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, pumunta sa

SKY Cable ang unang nagpakilala ng cable TV sa mga Pilipino noong 1990. Simula noon, nangunguna na ang SKY Cable sa larangan ng teknolohiya at cable TV. Bukod sa SKYdirect, handog din ng SKY Cable ang One SKY Premium (unlimited internet all-in bundles), One SKY Lite (consumable internet all-in bundles), SKYmobi (mobile internet), at SKY On Demand (video-on-demand).


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