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ABS-CBN Pioneers Media Convergence, to Offer New Service via ABS-CBN Mobile

Posted on May 28, 2013 | 1:30 PM

Lopez-owned ABS-CBN Convergence ushers in the media convergence era in the Philippines with the expansion of its telecommunications business via a network sharing agreement with Globe Telecom.

This groundbreaking partnership, which converges two separate industries, enables ABS-CBN – the country’s largest media and entertainment conglomerate – to deliver ABS-CBN content and offer traditional telecoms services on mobile devices.

ABS-CBN Pioneers Media Convergence, to Offer New Service Via ABS-CBN Mobile

In a press conference, ABS-CBN Convergence president and managing director Carlo Katigbak said this newest pioneering move from the 60-year old company aims to create a new experience for Filipinos by expanding their access to ABS-CBN content on mobile devices.

“We have come to realize that the mobile internet is going to become one of the most important platforms for delivering content to our audiences.  We believe that in the same way television revolutionized the mass market’s ability to receive information and entertainment, the wireless internet will be the next most important medium for our audience. Very soon, our Kapamilyas will enjoy special shows, receive our news, and interact with our stars from anywhere and anytime they want, through their tablets and cellphones,” Katigbak said.

Globe Telecom CEO Ernest Cu commended the partnership, saying it will create a new market for mobile users.

He said, “We are happy that Globe is once again at the forefront of a pioneering effort.  We entered this partnership to provide Filipinos with more reasons to enjoy their mobile phones.  The exclusive content that ABS CBN will provide ushers in a new form of entertainment for mobile users in the Philippines. We are now seeing the gains of our network modernization and IT transformation initiatives, having new capabilities to enter into these businesses to showcase our strength and leadership.”

Through the network-sharing agreement, Globe will provide capacity and coverage on its existing cellular mobile telephony network to ABS-CBN Convergence on a nationwide basis. The parties may also share assets such as servers, towers, and switches.

This is not the first time that ABS-CBN has ventured into new media territory in order to deliver its programs and other content to its viewers. In the 2000s, ABS-CBN launched TFC.tv, the first video-streaming site that carries ABS-CBN content intended for Filipinos abroad. Recently, ABS-CBN also introduced its free video streaming website for Philippine residents, iWanTV!, which has revolutionized the viewing habits of Filipinos by allowing them to watch ABS-CBN programs on demand.

Katigbak maintained that the best is still yet to come for Filipinos, who remain to be the network’s inspiration in coming up with world-class programs and innovative ways of delivering content.

“ABS-CBN has always been about delivering Filipino content to our audiences over the platforms that are most relevant to them,” he explained.  “This is also another milestone in our transition from being predominantly a broadcast company to becoming a complete media enterprise, reaching our audiences not just on television, but on anymedium that is important and relevant to them.”

ABS-CBN, exuding the pioneering spirit that has become a trademark of Lopez-owned companies, was also in the forefront of the cable TV industry through SkyCable and is well ahead in preparing for the Philippines’ switch to Digital Terrestrial Television with test broadcast activities being conducted in different parts of the nation.

It has also set a template for media organization expansion, as it has successfully spread out its business from just radio and TV broadcasting to also print, licensing, music, events, and now, telecommunications.

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Maya and Ser Chief Bring Kilig to First Global Kapamilya Fans Day on TFC.tv this May 4

Posted on May 3, 2013 | 7:51 PM

The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) official online platform, TFC.tv - is set to bring shrills and thrills as it rounds up kababayans all over the world for its first online Global Kapamilya Fans Day event with no less than the stars of what could very well be the most loved teleserye in the world – Be Careful with My Heart.

Maya and Ser Chief Bring Kilig to First Global Kapamilya Fans Day on TFC.tv this May 4

Dubbed “the digital tambayan of the global Pinoy,” TFC.tv will share kilig moments of Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap who play Maya Dela Rosa, and Ser Chief Ricardo Lim via live streaming on May 4, Saturday at 1 p.m. Manila time.  Joining Maya and Ser Chief in the worldwide chat event are Mutya Orquia who portrays Ser Chief’s daughter Abbey Lim as well as Rosario “Tart” Carlos and Vivieka Vivieka, Ser Chief’s eternally warring household help and Maya’s good pals – Doris and Sabel.

Filipinos from every part of the world can join the live chat by registering at www.TFC.tv for free.  Fans of the serye (which has been running for almost a year due to consistent high ratings) can send their questions in advance and get the chance to win limited edition, autographed memorabilia.

The Global Kapamilya Fans Day will now be a regular online event exclusively for overseas Filipinos who register and log in at TFC.tv  and will give them a direct line to their favorite Kapamilya stars. This exclusive privilege plus the extensive collection of original Kapamilya TV shows, behind-the-scenes specials and movies make TFC.tv a cut above other video websites.

Audie Avecilla-Riola, marketing manager for TFC.tv said that “as the global Pinoys’ newest online destination for original Kapamilya video content, TFC.tv creates opportunities for overseas Filipinos to get closer to their favorite stars through these exclusive online events which also allow them to connect with fellow Kapamilya fans.”

With TFC.tv, subscribers can “love,” share and post their comments and reviews together with other Kapamilyas while watching their favorite shows.

The Global Kapamilya Fans Day is also a preview of what’s to come at the Be Careful With My Heart The U.S. Tour where the same cast members plus Jovit Baldivino, grand winner of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1 and Yeng Constantino, first grand winner of Pinoy Dream Academy, will bring fun, music and kilig on May 10 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California and on May 12 at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida on May 12.  On May 17, Aiza Seguerra will join the cast for the Canada leg in Edmonton, Alberta and on May 19 in Toronto, Ontario for the One Kapamilya Go! 2013 event.  For more information on the U.S. tour event, visit tfc-usa.com/events or their fan page at www.facebook.com/TFCUSOfficial

Check out the TVC on http://tinyurl.com/czp3wuv.

Don’t miss the first Global Kapamilya Fans Day on TFC.tv on May 4.  Fall in love with Ser Chief and Maya and get to know Abbey, Doris and Sabel.  Register now at TFC.tv

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Kapamilya Stars Featured in Click Tayo Music Video (for TFC.tv)

Posted on September 16, 2012 | 3:32 PM

The hottest Kapamilya stars are featured in the 'Click Tayo' music video for TFC.tv. The said MV is TFC.tv's first online music video to let us know that anywhere in the world, "Click Tayo sa TFC.tv." TFC.tv is the first community online-TV platform for Pinoys all over the world.

Click Tayo KathNiel

Kapamilya stars sing and dance to the beat of Barkada by Chocolate Beef. Watch TFC.tv's 'Click Tayo' music video below:



The Kapamilya stars featured in the said 'Click Tayo' music video are Kathryn Bernardo, Cristine Reyes, Maja Salvador, Sam Milby, Jodi Sta. Maria, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Charee Pineda, Jed Madela, Shaina Magdayao, Enrique Gil, Martin Nievera, Jake Cuenca, Bangs Garcia, Rayver Cruz, Khalil Ramos, Angeline Quinto, Martin del Rosario, Sam Concepcion, Melissa Ricks, Ivan Dorschner, Arron Villaflor, Daniel Padilla, John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Enchong Dee, Gerald Anderson, Piolo Pascual, JM de Guzman and Bamboo.

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