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The Chronicles of Sony’s Walkman

When Guardians of the Galaxy first screened globally in 2014 and the subsequent sequel in 2017, fans were intrigued by the vintage metallic blue device that appeared together with Star-Lord in the movie. It even appeared in the promotional clip for the movie original soundtracks by Marvel Studio.

The device, Sony’s first personal Walkman®, the TPS-L2, receives overwhelming responses online and according to Geek Media, “many die-hard fans have had the itch to purchase a similar Walkman in order to emulate the beloved character”.

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Sony’s first portable cassette player, the TPS-L2. Revolutionizing the way consumers listened to music on the go, many were skeptical as the idea of a portable music player without a recording function was unheard of. Developed by modifying the Pressman (Sony’s voice recorder TCM-100), the TPS-L2 proved to be a huge success, proposing a new lifestyle which became popular around the world.

Although several names were proposed, Walkman was eventually selected and made its way into the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary in 1986.

Sony’s next breakthrough was the introduction of the world’s first portable CD player, the D-50, in 1984. The CD player, equivalent to the size of four CD cases stacked one top of another, was instrumental in accelerating the popularity of the CD and was priced affordably. Further perfecting the craft, Sony introduced the world’s first MiniDisc Walkman, MZ-1, which featured recording, playback, a numeric keyboard and anti-skip technology in 1992.

 

(L-R) The D-50 CD player, MZ-1 MiniDisc Walkman

2013 saw the introduction of High-Resolution Audio, with Sony among one of the first companies to launch the technology with a line-up that encompasses the ZX1 Walkman. It allows high-resolution audio source playback that was developed by integrating knowledge and technology accumulated over the years.

The ZX1 Walkman

In 2016, Sony announced the NW-WM1Z Walkman as part of the Signature series. Building upon a wealth of experience in digital amp technology, our engineers developed the NW-WM1Z with detailed acoustics and natural sound qualities, resulting in a unique and truly pleasurable listening experience.

The NW-WM1Z Walkman

Over the years, Sony’s Walkman has dramatically changed the way the world listens to music. The Walkman made music listening a personal experience, by providing people with the freedom to enjoy music regardless of place and time. Embracing the spirit of innovation and always looking towards the future, Sony has been the first in the industry to achieve many important milestones in audio engineering and continues in its pursuit to deliver sound experience ‘from one you listen to, to one you can feel’.

Transfer Funds in Minutes with GCash Fund Transfer

Just until recently, it was still true to say that doing fund transfers were simple in idea but relatively time-consuming to do and fulfill. Customers used to – and in most cases still are – falling in line in banks to do bank to bank or even interbank fund transfers, spending precious hours to do so. Now, this could all be history thanks to a new GCash feature: free fund transfers.

The nation’s leading mobile money service GCash have fully rolled out its fund transfers service, allowing customers to transfer funds from their GCash App to any of the over 30 banks supported nationwide. Thanks to this feature, fund transfer times have been virtually reduced to zero and paper wastes eliminated, as it will only take less than 3 minutes to complete a transfer transaction digitally.

Philippine fund transfer services are notorious for having exorbitant fees and antiquated paper processes, the former of which depends on a certain percentage of the money you’re transferring or a fixed fee, with a turnaround time depending on the volume of people per bank or money transfer service branch.

With GCash, all a customer needs are smartphone, funds in their GCash account, and the bank details of the account they’re transferring funds to. Once these are inputted, they can just sit tight and relax as the confirmation message arrives on their device. This service also allows for transfers anywhere in the Philippines where there is data connectivity present. The app also is open to use for all networks, be it Globe, Smart, Sun, Talk n’ Text, or TM.

Fund transfers are an integral part of the Philippine financial ecosystem. It’s widely used for sending money for personal purposes such as for family needs, bills payments, or even paying online sellers for products ordered on social media platforms. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expects the nation to have at least 20% of its financial transactions to be made electronically by the year 2020. This includes banks and Electronic Money Issuers (EMIs) which GCash is classified under.

“Fund transfers used to be a long, bogging process where customers will just wait for their turn on the cashier just to have money delivered onto another account. With GCash’s new feature, over 15 million customers can now transfers funds to more than 30 banks for free, and without taking hours,” said Anthony Thomas, President and CEO of Mynt. “This convenience, combined with all the services available in the GCash App, makes for a perfect all-in-one financial tool for all Filipinos. It also ties back to GCash’s mission of financial inclusion in the Philippines,” he added. Mynt is the operating company of GCash.

GCash, for its fund transfer service, utilizes the InstaPay platform initiated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. It is an “Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) service that allows customers to transfer funds almost instantly between accounts of participating BSP-supervised banks and non-bank e-money issuers in the Philippines.”

Getting a GCash account is easy. Just download the GCash App for free from the App Store or from Google Play and sign up for an account. Alternatively, you can look for @gcashofficial on Messenger and sign up.

To fund their GCash account, a user can visit over 16,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide, like 7-Eleven, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers, Puregold branches, and Villarica Pawnshop branches, and tell the cashier to cash-in to their GCash account. Cashing-in to a GCash account is free.

 

 

AOC partners with Twentieth Century Fox to Promote Release of Alita: Battle Angel

AOC, a global-leader in display technology, has once again partnered with a powerhouse in the global entertainment industry – Twentieth Century Fox Film. AOC has become the official monitor partner of Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure from the producers of Titanic and Avatar. The partnership will involve various cross-promotional activities including regional social media contests, and a simple web-based game.

AOC and AOC Gaming have always been dedicated to the pursuit of the next level of visual and gaming experiences, respectively, enhanced by innovative technologies. By partnering with Twentieth Century Fox Film since 2013, AOC has engaged viewers in new cinematic adventures through supporting and promoting films like X-Men First Class and The Martian. Combat scenes and the theme of realizing one’s own potential are prominent in Alita: Battle Angel, which aligns perfectly with AOC Gaming’s vision to help gamers always stay at the top of their game through competition and constant self-optimization.

About Alita: Battle Angel

aba_other_artwork_alita_1.png Release: February 6, 2019
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Produced by: James Cameron, Jon Landau
Screenplay by: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Robert Rodriguez – Based upon the graphic novel (“Manga”) series “GUNNM” by Yukito Kishiro

Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

AOC Agon: Embracing Advanced Technology

Thematically, the movie is a perfect fit for AOC Agon: AOC’s line of premium gaming monitors designed for the highest level of gaming competition. As a cyborg with elite battle abilities, both Alita and Agon displays represent how technological excellence can bring combat potential to new heights.

AOC has recently launched a new gaming monitor in the Philippines: the G1 series, which will bring PC gaming in to a heightened competitive combat visual experience.

AOC G1 Series product highlights

  • The AOC G1 series comes in three variants: the 32” inch C32G1, 27” inch C27G1 and the the 24” inch C24G1.
  • They are equipped with a curved 144hz, 1ms response, VA Panel that also supports AMD FreeSync.
  • It has anti-glare screen surface with a curve measured at 1500R, steeper than the 1800R typically found in other monitors.
  • The monitor also offers a decent coverage of sRGB color space (99%).
  • It also has slim screen bezels measured at 0.26in on the sides and 0.85in at the bottom giving the monitor that sleek and modern look.
Model SRP
G2590PX PHP 16,236
G2790PX PHP 19,044
C27G1 PHP 19,836

 

Mr. Kan Yeung, General Manager of AOC Philippines said: “It’s an honor for us to continue our long-standing partnership with Twentieth Century Fox. We hope to continue bringing immersive visual experiences and interactive social media campaigns to bring more fun to fans worldwide. The movie, Alita: Battle Angel, perfectly embodies our spirit for both discovery and the use of technology to elevate performance in competitive settings – nowhere is this clearer than AOC Agon, our line of premium gaming monitors, which is now regularly used in e-sports competition.”

AOC Monitor promotions

Gamers can now gear up with AOC’s gaming bundle promos where they can avail swags like the AGON Gamer’s jacket, AOC wireless keyboard and mouse combo, AGON cap, and SM Cinema Tickets. You can refer to the promo flyer below for more information.

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About Twentieth Century Fox:

One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of Twentieth Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Fox Family.

About AOC:

AGON.jpg Sold in over 107 countries, AOC is a market leader in electronic displays and is positioned to be one of the top global brands in providing the best display technology to users worldwide. With nearly 50 years of experience in market analysis and consumer feedback, AOC is dedicated to designing products that address rising technological trends, as well as the diverse and changing needs of different consumers. Our commitment is emphasized through AOC’s slogan: ‘Vision at Heart.’ – at AOC, we’ve kept the hearts of our users in our vision, and we’ve kept their vision in our heart. Find out more about AOC at: www.aocmonitorap.com.

About Agon:

AOC Gaming pays tribute to the spirit of contest and competition with AOC Agon Gaming Monitors. Agon displays are designed with the pros for pro-level play. Whether you’re an eSports professional or an aspiring home gamer, Agon’s performance-driven specifications and convenient features will eliminate any obstacle encountered on the path to glory.

To find out more, visit the AOC website: www.aocmonitorap.com

For constant updates and promotions, follow AOC on their official social media pages:

Facebook: fb.com/aocmonitor
Instagram: @aocmonitorphilippines

 

Meet Team Lakay with Globe Postpaid and ONE Championship

Get the chance to fly to Japan and watch the upcoming historic event in Tokyo, ONE: A NEW ERA!

16Plus, you might even win a trip for 2 to Tokyo, Japan and watch the historic ONE: A NEW ERA event this March, courtesy of Globe Postpaid and ONE Championship!

Simply head to the Globe Store in SM Baguio on February 22, 2019 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. to sign up for the Meet & Greet, and download the ONE Super App to qualify for the promo. See your favorite Team Lakay heroes, led by its stalwarts, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, and Coach Mark Sangiao!

Aside from the Team Lakay Meet & Greet session, there will be exciting games and activities that will give Globe Postpaid customers a chance to witness them in action at ONE: A NEW ERA! Lucky customers have a chance to win round-trip tickets for 2, a 3-day accommodation in Tokyo, Japan, and a pair of tickets to the ONE: A NEW ERA event — all from Globe Postpaid and ONE Championship, along with its official travel partners, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Traveloka.

ONE: A NEW ERA in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019 is ONE Championship’s biggest event yet and will banner a total of 4 ONE title fights, with Folayang and Belingon defending their titles.

The ONE Super App has been included in the company’s roster of apps that aim to enrich the digital lifestyle of many Filipinos. This allows Globe to rally support for the country’s exceptional MMA athletes who have brought honor to the country by making a name in the global martial arts stage through ONE Championship.

Globe Postpaid customers can watch the historic ONE: A NEW ERA along with other fights live right on their mobile devices anytime and anywhere with the ONE Super App, powered by their reliable Globe mobile data. Just download the ONE Super App at glbe.co/ONESuperApp and subscribe to GoWATCH. Choose from two GoWATCH options to suit your needs — GoWATCH 29 with 2GB of streaming data for 3 days, or GoWATCH 399 with 10GB of streaming data valid for 30 days. It’s never been this easy to #PlayItRight and stream the best entertainment from legitimate sources only.

For more about Globe Telecom, visit globe.com.ph or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Coins.ph: Anatomy of a Philippine Digital Startup Success

When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ron Hose founded Coins.ph in 2014, he only had one goal in mind — to drive financial inclusion in the Philippines and eventually expand to other countries in Southeast Asia which have low penetration of formal financial services.

Ron’s determination, coupled with powerful technology and huge potential for growth in a largely underserved market, made Coins.ph a highly-attractive investment for international and local investors that included Quona Capital, Naspers, Pantera Capital, and Kickstart Ventures — all of which strongly believed in the company’s ability to scale and succeed.

The investors were right. Fast-forward to 2019, Coins.ph is now Southeast Asia’s leading mobile blockchain-enabled platform. A majority stake acquisition in Coins.ph was recently announced by the Indonesian ride-hailing firm GO-JEK, a strategic move that will allow both companies to build something bigger and better for their customers. This acquisition has also allowed its investors to make an exit, which incidentally, makes Coins.ph the first exit for Kickstart, the corporate venture capital arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom that invests in digital startups globally.

Coins.ph

What did Coins.ph do to be in such an enviable position and which other startups could learn from?

Coins.ph is a digital wallet and mobile payments app for the unbanked looking for life-improving financial services. It allows users to easily send or receive cash across online and offline platforms, transact bills payments across registered and non-registered users, or buy mobile load top-ups.

Through the app, Coins.ph has successfully carved out a path to scale and profitability, thereby becoming a compelling fintech player for emerging markets. However, this is not to say its journey has been easy — building a valuable business meant responding to customer demands at a scale and speed uncommon in a highly-regulated industry.

Growth Lesson #1: Solve a real problem. The bigger the problem, the better the opportunity.

In 2013, when Ron and co-founder Runar Petursson did their research, the Philippines had a population of 100 million but only two out of 10 households were banked and only one out of 20 Filipinos owned a credit card. Yet, four out of 10 Filipinos were on Facebook.

Other emerging economies were in a similar position. For Southeast Asia’s population of 618 million, 59% were unbanked and 95% did not have a credit card although most were online or owned digital identities.

With this socio-economic environment where mobile penetration is high but access to financial services is low, Coins.ph saw the opportunity to reach out to a bigger number of people and make it very easy for them to access financial services directly from their phones.

“There were a few things that excited me about the Philippines, which led me to establish a fintech startup here in 2014: (1) the economy was growing at 6-7%, faster than other developing markets in Southeast Asia but at the same time, a large section of the population was not included in that growth — this offered me an open area to create social good; (2) there was low penetration of technology, and how technology was being applied that will bring real impact and change in people’s lives; (3) the operating cost here was low, which was conducive for innovation since the cost of experimentation was not so high; and (4) the Filipino culture and mindset, which made me and continues to make me feel right at home,” Ron explained.

Growth Lesson #2: Differentiate.

Coins.ph’s stickiness as a product is anchored on two key pillars: a powerful technology at its core and ease of use for customer adoption.

The use of blockchain as its underlying technology has allowed the company to provide instant, global cross-border settlement, and access to a global network of fintech services. At the same time, the team regarded user experience as a product, not a by-product of a great design, and so they made the onboarding of new customers fast, easy, and seamless thereby allowing more time spent transacting on the app than on learning how to use it.

The recognitions that Coins.ph received — the first company in Southeast Asia to be regulated as a Virtual Currency Exchange and Electronic Money Issuer (e-wallet) as well as the first virtual currency provider based in the Philippines to be issued the “Virtual Currency Exchange” license by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) — serve as testaments to the product’s compelling value proposition, and its differentiation from earlier mobile wallets.

Growth Lesson #3: Scale.

Coins.ph has wisely used its capital infusion from investors to deliver new and competitive products that grabbed market share at a faster clip versus entrenched incumbents in the Philippines, proving the team’s ability to deeply understand the market it serves. The team is also skillful in partnering with different ecosystem players, even competing ones whose own products and resources such as deep talent bench and geographical reach complemented Coins.ph. As a result, the startup was able to triple its user base from 1.5 million to 5 million in under a year, and has developed one of the largest cash distribution networks in the country with over 33,000 partner locations nationwide.

The Way Forward: GO-JEK and Coins.ph working together

When asked how he feels about the GO-JEK acquisition, Ron replied that it was clear to us that there were strong synergies between the two companies. Together, we can work on creating a cashless society built on the backs of our products without sacrificing our respective missions, visions, and values.”

Meanwhile, Minette Navarrete, Kickstart president and vice-chairman, viewed GO-JEK’s acquisition of Coins.ph a step in the right direction and should invite a closer look into the reasons that made Coins.ph a strategic acquisition for GO-JEK.

“While a lot of effort has been undertaken by many parties over the years, and we’ve seen progress in how both private and public sectors engage with startups, the universally accepted indicators that define a robust startup ecosystem have yet to manifest in the Philippines, i.e. high deal flow, large investment sizes, a critical mass of significant exits whether in the form of IPOs or acquisitions by global and regional giants like Amazon, or Google, or Go-Jek,” Minette said.

She added: “We’re thrilled for Ron and the Coins.ph team: the Coins.ph exit is an important win for the Philippines. For startup founders, it is both proof and a pathway for scaling technology solutions that create measurable market value; for investors, it’s concrete evidence that the Philippines presents attractive opportunities equally as a source of high-value investible startups as well as a compelling consumer market; and for the government and corporate sectors, the Coins.ph exit demonstrates how digital startups are not just a kind of MSME (micro-, small- and medium enterprise), so that the startup-specific policy and programmatic interventions that are being crafted now can genuinely increase tech startups’ chances of massive success.”

Coins.ph represents one of the first large exits for a startup founded in the Philippines in recent years. It leads the way for what will be many more to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cebu’s Largest Taxi Fleet Accepting Cashless Payments thru Cell Phones

Passengers of RP Corominas cabs, the largest taxi fleet in Cebu, can now avail of cashless payments using smart phones through GCash.

“We partnered with GCash to provide convenience to our riders and drivers through GCash,” said RP Corominas owner Peter Corominas.

“With the GCash scan-to-pay technology, the passenger simply uses his smart phone to scan the QR code assigned to our drivers. Then he or she types the amount to be paid and confirming the payment,” he explained.

This alternative mode of payment is now offered to commuters as GCash partners with RP Corominas Taxi, one of the most notable taxi operators in Cebu.

Delighted RP Corominas cabbies have since expressed their gratitude for sparing them the burden of securing the exact change.

With over 200 taxi units roaming Cebu, RP Corominas has maintained its integrity as an institution in the transport industry since its establishment in 1992, by providing quality taxi rides. They partnered with GCash in order to adapt to the changing times and offer more convenience to their customers.

“In our rapidly developing world, everyone is in a rush. We can keep up with our customers by offering them an easy way to pay using GCash,” said Corominas.

GCash is continuously expanding their reach and forging different partnerships to further their aim of financial inclusion via digitization. With their #PagGCashNaBai campaign, the unbanked can place their money in an e-wallet and use it to send money, buy telco loads, pay bills, or buy things offline or online. At the same time, businesses or even small vendors can use the application to offer their customers fast, secured, and convenient cashless transactions.

“We are proud to be the mobile payment partner of the largest taxi fleet in Cebu. Aside from providing businessmen the latest and widest mobile payment platform, the partnership will also provide RP Corominas riders an easy option to pay for their taxi bills and in the same respect, give the drivers the convenience of getting the exact payment amounts in their e-wallets,” said Mynt President & CEO, Anthony Thomas.

GCash has over 16,000 partners nationwide. GCash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Globe Streamwatch Xtreme: Digital Entertainment Experience

Introducing a global innovation in home Internet and entertainment technology, Globe Telecom launches Globe Streamwatch Xtreme – the world’s first all-in-one device with fast home internet, free local TV channels, and Internet TV with 1M videos, shows, and movies.

Globe Streamwatch Xtreme has internet connection that is 2x faster, 2X stronger, 2x wider coverage than pocket wifi device. Since this is prepaid, you also have no monthly bill and it’s reloadable.  Plus, you can watch clear live local free TV channels without eating into your load. It is also a Set Top Box which gives you the power to select and stream from a variety of online content like Youtube and Facebook videos and many more that everyone in the family can enjoy.

“Content streaming and viewing are now one of the core activities of Filipino households. These are now how families spend quality time with one another at home,” says Martha Sazon, SVP and Head of Broadband Business at Globe Telecom. “Globe Streamwatch Xtreme is specifically designed to satisfy the Filipino customers’ cravings for the best and latest in international and local content in a more accessible, user-friendly and affordable way.”

Multiple devices can be connected to the Globe Streamwatch Xtreme at the same time for the whole family.  What’s more, Globe Streamwach Xtreme is also videoke-ready with two built-in microphone outlets for those who enjoy the signature Filipino home past time.

Globe Streamwatch Xtreme is available in select Globe stores located in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal and regional centers, Cebu and Davao for an introductory price of P2999 (that’s P2000 off from the standard retail price of P4,999) starting December 15, 2018. With this new all-in-one device, Globe At Home Prepaid strengthens its commitment to providing the Filipino customer with the best that the international and local entertainment has to offer.

Cellphones lead 6 Flexi Finance Christmas Gift Ideas

The time just before Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year — could be horrible. Imagine wading into crowded malls after struggling with the traffic for gift shopping with nary an idea what to buy yet.

Perhaps, this list of gift ideas from Flexi Finance could help.

Mobile phones. It seems, Filipinos are hooked. Many apparently think of giving or receiving cellphones this Christmas. The consumer finance specialist lists mobile phones as the most popular Christmas gift idea.

Christmas baskets. To delight families with one gift package for the Noche Buena or for several days, giving Christmas baskets is a great gift idea.

Bluetooth speakers or headphones. If one finds cellphones a little too pricey, an alternative is either a bluetooth speaker or a headphone. Both young and old today spend time listening to music, watching videos, even full-length movies, with their gadgets. Bluetooth speakers or headphones would be welcome.

Wellness Spa Weekend. For somebody special like one’s parents or spouse, a weekend at a wellness spa should be a refreshing surprise.

Movie Passes. One cannot afford a weekend spa? An alternative should be giving a special someone or the whole family movie passes of a great movie this Christmas season. Think “Aquaman,” “Bumblebee,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Holmes and Watson,” and “Spiderman – Into the Spider-Verse.”

Cameras. In this selfie-crazy times, an alternative to the smartphones should be a handy digital camera.

Flexi Finance offers loans so one will be able to afford Christmas gifts. Flexi loans are celebrated for its 30-minute maximum approval time that requires only valid IDs, Filipino citizenship, and proof of 3-months employment. You can also get two or more products with just one hassle-free loan.

Established in Cebu in 2015, homegrown Flexi Finance is a member of the Profireal Group, a global financial family operating in several countries in Europe, since 2017.

Flexi Finance currently boasts a total of 3,000 partner stores across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

To apply for a loan, visit the Flexi Finance website at http://www.flexi.com.ph. You can also contact them at (+63) 929 345 5444 or info@flexi.com.ph.

Sky Brings New Sky On Demand Box to Cebu

SKY subscribers in Cebu can now enjoy a better viewing experience as SKY rolls out in the Visayas/Davao province its all-new SKY On Demand box that enables access to SKYcable channels, iWant content, and streaming from Netflix, YouTube, and its very own online streaming service for subscribers, SKY On Demand.

Using the SKY On Demand box, SKY subscribers based in can watch popular and exclusive channels on SKYcable and easily switch to YouTube or Netflix on their TV with just one press of a button via the built-in access on the box. On top of this, subscribers can catch up on their favorite local and foreign cable shows using the SKY On Demand app on the new box that can now enable access as well to iWant, ABS-CBN’s online streaming service that boasts an array of content.“The launch of the SKY On Demand box in Cebu comes as an advance Christmas present to our subscribers here in the province. Cebuanos can now enjoy content on TV and on the internet using one device, especially now that online viewing is changing the media landscape,” Niño Rey Sarabosing, SKY General Manager in Cebu said.

Besides the built-in apps, subscribers can enjoy the many benefits of the SKY On Demand box.

Monitoring a different show while watching another channel on the same TV is made possible with the new picture-in-picture (PIP) mode so subscribers can browse other content on their TV screen without missing out on the current show they are watching.

Subscribers can also take advantage of iRecord, the multi-function personal video recorder so they can record multiple shows they would like to catch on their preferred time. Another feature is the SKY On Demand Box Remote app that enables subscribers to stream cable channels and do private listening so they can watch shows on TV without distracting other family members at home. The app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play.

Meanwhile, Claudia Suarez, SKY’s Business Unit Head of Consumer Product Group, said that the new SKY On Demand box serves as SKY’s way of giving back to SKYcable’s loyal subscribers.

“SKYcable would not be SKYcable without the trust of our subscribers. We are constantly innovating so we can give our SKY Kapamilyas a convenient and high quality viewing experience whether on cable or online streaming services,” she explained.

As a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, SKY’s launch of the SKY On Demand box complements ABS-CBN’s transition into an agile digital company. The Kapamilya network currently has a growing list of digital properties and the SKY On Demand box adds to this list.

The SKY On Demand box is available for as low as P1,099.  For more information, visit mysky.com.ph/sodbox or visit SKYzone in SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, and Gaisano Fiesta Mall Tabunok

Activate Amazon Prime Video in a Few Easy Steps

Globe Postpaid customers enjoy six months of Amazon Prime Video

Globe customers can get six months of Amazon Prime Video access compliments of Globe, with a postpaid plan. With this offer, Globe customers can watch movies and TV shows on Prime Video, including critically acclaimed and award-winning Prime Original series like Homecoming, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Grand Tour, Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an all new season of The Man in the High Castle, and more.

All new and existing Globe Postpaid customers will be eligible for a six-month subscription (up to P150/monthly value) to Amazon Prime Video, which comes with Twitch Prime. After six months of Prime Video on us, you will be charged P150/month for the next six months, and subscription renews at P300/month on the seventh month and thereafter.

Stream all of these shows and more legally with Globe as it strengthens its commitment to the #PlayItRight advocacy against piracy. This allows Globe customers to enjoy some of the best TV shows and movies from legitimate sources and recognized platforms only.

Subscribe to Amazon Prime Video and activate your six-month access today. Watch the video to learn how to activate. Stay updated on the latest news by following Globe on Facebook and Twitter.

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