The ABS-CBN TVplus or “mahiwagang black box” was officially launched in Bacolod City last June 25, Saturday and in Iloilo City on June 23 through ceremonial switch-ons.
Coverage areas in Negros Occidental include Bacolod City, Bago, Binalbagan, Talisay, Victorias, EB Magalona, Himamaylan, Hinigaran, Isabela, La Carlota, La Castellana, Manapla, Murcia, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Salvador Benedicto, San Enrique, Silay City and Villadolid.
ABS-CBN is the first media and entertainment company in the Philippines to make the historic switch from analog to digital terrestrial television in 2015 and is the first to roll out digital TV outside Metro Manila as part of its mission to transform the TV viewing experience of Filipino families nationwide, Leilani Salem Alba, ABS-CBN Bacolod station manager, said.
Using digital signal transmission, ABS-CBN TVplus promises TV viewing to be crystal-clear a huge distinction from the current analog system that most televisions in the country still use. It can also capture and broadcast channels that transmit in digital and is offered for a one-time payment fee of P1,999 without any monthly and installation fee, a press release from the firm said.
Apart from watching TV shows in crystal-clear quality, families in Bacolod City and Iloilo City can now access four exclusive free-to-air channels that cater to the whole family including CineMo, the first all-day movie channel on free TV; Yeye, the first all-day kids channel without subscription; DZMM TeleRadyo, the first all-day news channel, and Knowledge Channel, the first curriculum-based educational channel, it added.
This year, ABS-CBN TVplus’ exclusive channels have also beefed up its content programming by launching new shows that every member of the family can enjoy, it said.
Weekly movie marathons at home for only P30 is also made possible through the Kapamilya Box Office of ABS-CBN TVplus where families can bond together at home by watching a mix of hit local and foreign movies that come with a “Dolce Amore” marathon.
Purchasing an ABS-CBN TVplus box this June also entitles the new users with a one month free to trial to KBO.
To avail, text FREEKBO (TVplus Box ID) to 2131 using an ABS-CBN mobile prepaid SIM. Simply press the green button of the TVplus remote control to know the box ID.
Aside from the world-class entertaining content suited for the family, ABS-CBN also pioneered the first-ever emergency warning broadcast system that is embedded in the ABS-CBN TVplus box to make families prepared at times of emergencies through a warning message and providing necessary information to help save lives.
Another feature is the ABS-CBN TVplus Tambayan that is a one-stop information hub of Filipinos families to know that weather news, sale alerts, and even kitchen recipes that are accessible in just one push of button.
ABS-CBN TVpus is a device that works well with all kinds of TV sets, even older ones. The boxes priced at P1,999 are bundled with an ABS-CBN Mobile SIM and are available in several outlets including SM Bacolod Department store, Robinsons Appliances Bacolod, SM Iloilo Department Store, SM Hypermart Iloilo, and Octagon branches in SM Iloilo and Robinsons Place Iloilo among many others. One may text to 23661 to order. Delivery will take 7 days and is free of charge.