ABS-CBN to launch new streaming service iWant


Posted at Oct 04 2018 02:55 PM | Updated as of Oct 04 2018 06:15 PM

MANILA - ABS-CBN will launch a new version of its iWant TV streaming service, which will be called iWant, to allow fans to stream original films and series, Kapamilya shows and movies, music, and concerts, an official said Thursday. 

A "majority" of the content on the new iWant will be free, said ABS-CBN Digital Media head Elaine Uy-Casipit. 

"We really want to open it up to as many people who want to watch it," she said. 

Uy-Casipit said that while iWant TV is known to be a catch-up service, the new iWant will be a "healthy archive" of original content, Star Cinema films and restored movie classics, concerts, as well as TV shows both old and new.

The three originals that premiered at the recent Digicon, including “Spirits: Reawaken," "Quezon’s Game," and “Alamat ng Ano,” will be exclusively available on iWant for free.

“ABS-CBN has really invested a lot in creating stories, the not-so-usual stories that we see on-air. We want to champion the creative juices of our Filipino creators,” she said.

iWant TV has been servicing viewers here and abroad since 2010 and the new version will launch in November, she said. 

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