At the Asia Pacific Video Operators Summit (APOS) in Bali, Indonesia, PLDT announced the latest generation of its TVolution streaming box for customers in collaboration with streaming pioneer Roku Inc., to offer customers a proven solution that’s easy to use and comes with great content.
“Filipinos will be the first in Asia to stream the best in entertainment using the proven Roku® streaming platform. PLDT HOME subscribers will be able to enjoy the Roku Powered™ TVolution boxes in combination with our fast and reliable fiber broadband connections with speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second.” – Oscar Reyes Jr., PLDT FVP and Head of HOME Business
The new Roku TVolution streaming box comes with over 50 streaming channels including Cignal, iflix, Netflix, and YouTube. The TVolution box and service will be available for all PLDT Home Fibr, DSL, and Ultera customers starting May for an additional monthly service fee of PhP299. Subscribers can watch billions of free content or purchase paid content with minimal charges and contract-free.
“With so much great content available from global and local streaming services in the Philippines, PLDT’s Roku Powered TVolution box is a simple, cost-effective way for customers to watch the best TV shows and movies right on their televisions.” – Andrew Ferrone, Vice President Pay TV at Roku.
PLDT is also expanding its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facilities which can provide ultra-fast Internet speeds. These FTTH lines are expected to pass 4.4 million homes by the end of 2017.
The company is also deploying hybrid fiber technologies such as Huawei Technologies’ G.fast which can offer speeds of up to 600-700 Mbps over existing copper lines. PLDT envisions all its subscribers to be in “smart homes” by the end of 2018.