What does Sarah Geronimo exactly mean when she sings “magbabago ang tingin niyo sa TV niyo” in ABS-CBN TVplus’ ubiquitous TV commercial?
ABS-CBN TVplus, more popularly known as the ‘mahiwagang black box,’ has officially ushered in the digital era of digital terrestrial television, yet another innovation introduced by the Philippines’ largest multimedia conglomerate. If you’re not yet convinced to buy one, here are seven reasons to finally ditch your analog TV, get your own ‘mahiwagang black box,’ and see how it will transform your TV viewing experience:
1. Crystal clear picture and sound
Having trouble watching your favorite Kapamilya shows because of poor analog signal? You don’t need to worry about that anymore because ABS-CBN TVplus promises crystal clear picture and sound that will make you feel as if you’re watching cable TV. You have to see it to believe it.
2. Four free exclusive channels
Free TV has never been this exciting. Aside from ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Sports+Action, and all the other channels broadcast on digital, ABS-CBN TVplus also offers four free exclusive channels CineMo, DZMM TeleRadyo, Knowledge Channel, and Yey! to offer viewers more choices and cater to every member of the family.
3. Affordable one-time fee
Want clear TV viewing with extra channels but don’t want to shell out for monthly fees? No problem. ABS-CBN TVplus is offered at an affordable one-time payment price of P2,500 only, with no additional fees. For a limited time, each box comes with an ABS-CBNmobile prepaid SIM card with P50 load that can be used to call, text, surf the Internet, or watch Kapamilya programs through the iWantv! app.
Free digital TV’s first-ever all-day movie channel is for the household’s father and kuya who can’t get enough of action, comedy, and blockbuster movies. These movies range from those that star favorite Pinoy idols such as Fernando Poe Jr., Dolphy, and Robin Padilla, to the likes of Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, and Charles Bronson, and even Asian martial arts movies starring Jackie Chan.
5. DZMM TeleRadyo
The family’s news junkies can get their daily dose of news, news, information, commentary, and public service from no less than DZMM TeleRadyo, which airs the live TV broadcast of programs from the leading AM radio station DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta.
6. Knowledge Channel
Studies show that the use of video materials in learning can make students perform better in school. Armed with this vision, Knowledge Channel brings curriculum-based programs and content that aim to teach kindergarten, primary, and secondary students to enhance their learning experience. Aside from programs that tackle basic subjects approved by DepEd, Knowledge Channel also airs alternative programs such as “Kwentong Kartero,” a series on population education, “Kwentong Pambata,” an animated series based on Adarna House storybooks, “Pamilya Masigasig,” an edutainment series on skills training and entrepreneurship, “Payong Kalusugan,” which tackles tropical diseases, and “Agri-COOL-ture,” a video series about crop production and harvest, poultry raising, and aquaculture and fisheries.
Kids definitely want have to fun. This is where Yey! comes in, with its mix of all-day wholesome action, fun, adventure, and edutainment programs for boys and girls. It airs localized versions of well-loved children’s programs such as “Spongebob Squarepants,” Princess Sarah,” “Marcelino,” Japanese anime such as “Naruto,” “Beyblade,” and “Yo-gi-oh,” live action movies, and edutainment programs in the morning such as “Dora the Explorer,” “Diego,” and “Wonder Pets.”
ABS-CBN TVplus’ selling avenues have expanded due to strong demand and is now being sold via accredited and authorized ABS-CBN TVplus Sales Agents, SM Appliance Centers, 2Go Express, SOLID Service Centers (Sony Authorized Service Centers), Hardware One, selected Puregold branches, Abenson, PC Express, PC Corner, Villman Outlets, Silicon Valley Outlets, selected Hardware and Electronic Shops in Metro Manila and major cities in Luzon and Metro Cebu.
You may also purchase it online by visiting www.abs-cbnstore.com and lazada.com.ph, calling (632) 488-8888 and 1800-10-4888888 (outside Metro Manila), or sending a text message to 23661 where orders can be placed.
The box will be delivered via LBC and 2G0, free of charge within areas where digital signal transmission is currently available, such as Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Benguet, and Metro Cebu.