Because of the digital age, more Filipinos are watching shows on multiple gadgets aside from TV. This is why as ABS-CBN transitions into an agile digital company, it is robustly beefing up its iWant TV library to cater to the changing viewing habits of Filipinos.
In 2007, iWant TV was introduced by ABS-CBN that dramatically revolutionized the way Filipinos consumed entertainment content. Now, iWant TV is no longer solely a video catch-up service because it has an extensive collection of content that include movies, asianovelas, reruns of hit Kapamilya shows, digital shorts, and livestream of select ABS-CBN channels and radio stations.
Here are some of the content that are available for streaming on iWant TV anytime, anywhere:
- CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FILMS
Film buffs have the chance to watch some of the milestone films of Cinema One Originals like “Shift” starring Yeng Constantino as a free-spirited call center agent who begins to develop feelings for her openly-gay senior agent Trevor (Felix Roco).
There’s also the Antoinette Jadaone film “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay,” the indie drama “Mater Dolorosa” starring Gina Alajar, and the indie comedy “Confessional,” among many others.
2. CLASSIC PINOY CHILDREN’S FILMS
Ready to take a trip down memory lane? iWant TV has a collection of children’s films that will make any certified 90s kid nostalgic. Movies like “Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure,” “Magic Temple,” “Kokey The Movie,” “Mga Kuwento ni Lolo Basyang,” and “Ang Pulubi at Ang Prinsesa” are now available for streaming in the movies section.
Avid fans of Asianovelas can now binge-watch all episodes of hit Asian teleseryes that once invaded Philippine TV like “Blood” starring Ahn Jae-hyun and Ji Jin-hee and “Blade Man” starring Han Jung Soo, that were only available before in ABS-CBN TVplus’ CineMo. Fans may also want to watch “Fated to Love You” starring Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra, “My Love Donna” starring Joon Jin-mo and Kim Sa-rang, and “Winter Sonata” starring Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo.
4. TELESERYE DOCUMENTARIES
Missing Lizquen on TV? iWant TV gives Lizquen lovers a dose of “Dolce Amore” via Biyaheng Teleserye, an eight-part series that shows the making of the hit primetime bida show. iWant TV users can know how Serena and Tenten’s characters were created, the secrets on how ‘kilig’ scenes were perfected, and how the cast and crew created Serena and Tenten’s Most Beautiful Finale.
iWant TV also has “The Greatest Love: Online Scoop,” which explores the teleserye’s theme on mother’s love to provide Filipinos insights of a mother’s powerful love to her family just like Gloria’s (Sylvia Sanchez) remarkable love and care for her children.
5. KAPAMILYA TELESERYE RERUNS
Solid Kapamilya fans who want to embark on an epic throwback marathon of Kapamilya teleseryes that once captured our hearts can now enjoy the complete episodes of Kathniel’s “Got To Believe,” Jadine’s “On The Wings of Love,” Lizquen’s “Forevermore,” Kimxi’s “The Story of Us,” Elnella’s “Born For You” and some of Angel Locsin’s well-loved shows “The Legal Wife,” “Lobo,” and “Imortal.” iWant TV is also set to add more teleserye titles very soon.
6. ABS-CBN REGIONAL SHOWS
For iWant TV users who want to know what’s happening in other regions in the country, they can watch the roster of ABS-CBN regional shows focusing on news, public affairs, and lifestyle including “Mag TV,” “Agri Tayo Dito,” and “Bida Kapampangan.” iWant TV also has all the ABS-CBN Regional TV Patrol shows for users to know about regional news every day.
7. ORIGINAL AND EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL SERIES
Earlier this year, iWant TV introduced “Forever and More,” a retelling of the hit “Forevermore” series topbilled by Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, which is an exclusive offering of iWant TV. In the coming months, iWant TV is also set to roll out more original content to cater to a younger generation of millennials.
8. LIFESTYLE SHOWS FOR FOODIES AND CHILDREN
Foodies can join Piolo in his gastronomical trip to Osaka in “The Crawl,” a two-part Lifestyle special that is now available for streaming on iWant TV. In the show, Piolo together with his crawl buddy Lui, score some of the best Japanese dishes in Osaka.
For kids, there’s “Team Yey!,” a children’s show on ABS-CBN TVplus’ “Yey!” that encourages kids to become the best version of themselves every day. It features rising child stars AJ Urquia, Hannah Vito, Luke Alford, Mitch Naco, Raven Cajuguiran, and Sam Shoaf.
9. SPORTS CONTENT
NBA season is back and as Filipino basketball fans watch the action unfold on ABS-CBN, they also have the option to witness the action in the court anytime, anywhere via livestream on iWant TV. Apart from NBA, sports fans also now have access to livestream UAAP games to be part of the excitement on their smartphones.
10. LIVESTREAMING OF NEWS CHANNELS, RADIO STATIONS
Filipinos looking for news anytime can easily go to iWant TV for fresh updates and breaking news as the service also offers a livestream of ABS-CBN, ANC, DZMM TeleRadyo, ABS-CBN Regional Channel (ARC), and MOR radio stations.
Access to all content on iWant TV is available to ABS-CBNmobile and PLDT-Smart subscribers. To begin streaming using ABS-CBNmobile, users may register by choosing from daily, weekly, or monthly ABS-CBNmobile iWant TV subscription rates. PLDT-Smart subscribers meanwhile, can begin enjoying iWant TV through PLDT-Smart promos. For details on the PLDT-Smart promos, visit smart.com.ph.
For more information, visit iwantv.com.ph.