MANILA, Philippines, January 30, 2014 – As it celebrates being the first telecommunications company to enter the multimedia service category in the Philippines, PLDT HOME introduces the first of many innovations that will reshape the way Filipinos live their online lives.
Their first offering for 2014 gives Filipinos the chance to turn their ordinary TVs into Internet TVs with TVolution —the first service of its kind in the Philippines. PLDT HOME was quick to spot the opportunities presented by global trends that suggest that the largest growing audience is online, and that they want video on demand or VOD. A report for a large venture investment firm points to “…the increased use of broadband, wireless home networks, rich media formats, and devices capable of carrying Internet and video” as driving the Internet TV revolution.
To support its subscribers’ use of innovative applications relying on Internet access, PLDT recently expanded its fiber network to 78,000 kilometers. This is part of the PhP 19 billion capital expenditure modernization investment of the PLDT Group as it solidifies its position as the country’s pioneering multimedia company.
Now, the multimedia revolution comes to Filipino viewers through the TVolution, a tiny television box capable of accessing the Internet and networking with other devices — exclusively available through PLDT HOME.
Small device, great entertainment
Powered by quad-core processors, the TVolution operates on an Android-based platform. It connects to any HDMI-ready TV and syncs with a PLDT HOME Fibr WiFi connection.
The TVolution allows customers to stream blockbuster movies and TV series straight from the internet, using their PLDT HOME Telpad or any Android device as remote control. Its features include 4GB of internal data storage, a microSD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI input and output and two USB ports. Subscribers only need to make a minimal addition of PhP 199 to their monthly Fibr subscriptions to gain access to a whole new world of content online through their televisions.
“The TVolution is just the first in many technological innovations PLDT HOME is pioneering with the aim of making it every Filipino family’s multimedia home. With the TVolution, the entire Internet is at Fibr subscribers’ fingertips,” says Gary Dujali, PLDT VP and head of HOME broadband.
Beyond movies and TV series
On top of high-definition movies from Clickplay and TV series from MyPinoyTV, TVolution users can also access more content by downloading apps like Spinnr powered by SMART Music and EA Games through PLDT HOME’s knaAPPsack. The TVolution also gives Fibr subscribers a multitasking TV through apps like Kingsoft Office, the ability to use their TVs to surf the Internet, and play games, both online and offline.
Paired with the speed and power of a Fibr connection, TVolution opens up a world of possibilities and helps subscribers create more of their strongest connections at home. Together, families can experience the best of communication, entertainment, and multimedia on the Internet through the secure platform TVolution offers.
Dujali concludes, “TVolution is entertainment on demand; the days of aimless channel-surfing, looking for something good to watch, are over. Now, all of the video content of the Internet is made available to TVolution subscribers.”