MANILA - ABS-CBN Corp. on Tuesday said it bagged two Stevie Awards at the 2016 International Business Awards for its digital terrestrial television product TVplus.
ABS-CBN TVplus won a Silver International Stevie Award for Best in New Product-Media and Entertainment Category and a Bronze International Stevie Award for Best in Marketing Campaign.
The Stevie Awards are the world's premier business awards that honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.
"We take pride in being the first-to-market digital TV service that provides Filipino families relevant experiences of inspiration and innovation in their daily lives," said Chinky Alcedo, head of ABS-CBN Digital Terrestrial Television and ABS-CBN Mobile business units.
ABS-CBN TVplus was recognized for staying at the forefront of product innovation and marketing communication as it provided upgraded TV viewing experience and digital value-added services that go beyond television.
ABS-CBN TVplus carries free-to-air channels such as ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Sports +Action in full digital clarity and four premium channels including CineMo!, YeY!, Knowledge Channel, and DZMM Teleradyo.
It also offers the Kapamilya Box Office, a new prepaid pay-per-view service that shows movies, live events, TV series, and specials.
ABS-CBN TVplus was officially launched in February 2015. More than 1.8 million TVplus boxes have been sold so far.
ABS-CBN TVplus previously won an Anvil Award and a Philippine Quill Award, which are two of the most prestigious communication award-giving bodies in the country. It also won Best Media Solution for Integrated Media at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Spark Awards for Media Excellence held in Singapore.
ABS-CBN TVplus is available in Metro Manila, Rizal Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Benguet, and Metro Cebu. This year, this service has expanded to the key VisMin cities of Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Cagayan de Oro.
ABS-CBN is the first network to offer the Digital TV service in the Philippines after having invested heavily in infrastructure and test broadcast activities.