MANILA – ABS-CBN Corp. will be officially launching its digital terrestrial television (DTT) service on Wednesday to enhance the viewing experience of Filipino households.
Chinky Alcedo, head of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) for ABS-CBN Corp., said the ABS-CBN TVplus—also known as “The Mahiwagang Black Box”—will be offering free-to-air digital channels including ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Sports and Action and four exclusive channels: dzMM Teleradyo, Yey, Knowledge Channel, and CineMo.
Those who wish to order the digital box may send an SMS to 23661, or call the hotlines 488-8888 in Metro Manila or 1-800-10488-8888 outside Metro Manila.
ABS-CBN provides free delivery in areas covered by frequency availability.
These areas are Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Benguet, and Metro Cebu.
The box can also be purchased in selected appliance, hardware and IT stores including SM Appliance Center, 2GO Express, Solid Service Center, VillMan Computers, and Silicon Valley.
It can also be ordered online through the website www.abs-cbnstore.com.
The ABS-CBN TVplus is offered at a one-time payment price of P2,500 with no monthly fee.
Alcedo, however, warned that since its release, there have been cases reported of online vendors selling the service for more than the retail price.
“Hindi naman ‘yun ang presyo ng service na ito. Kaya din nagmamadali kami na i-announce din ito na ‘yung price ay talagang P2,500 para mawala na ‘yung ibang gustong mag take ng opportunity,” she told dzMM.
A TVplus box also comes with an ABS-CBN Mobile prepaid SIM card with a prepaid credits worth P50.
Alcedo said ABS-CBN Mobile subscribers may avail of promos and may view program schedules via SMS.
She added that ABS-CBN TVplus is targeting to reach 1 million homes in 2015.
“Out of 17 million households, 14 million diyan ay walang cable at nangangailangan ng serbisyong tulad nito,” she said.
A ceremonial switch-on event will be held on Wednesday afternoon, to be led by ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez III and ABS-CBN president and chief executive Charo Santos-Concio.
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