ABS-CBNmobile offers new, exclusive content

Posted at 04/20/2014 9:10 PM | Updated as of 04/20/2014 9:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBNmobile is offering more than just the usual calls, text and mobile internet that other telecommunications companies offer. It also offers livestreaming of ABS-CBN shows and exclusive content for its subscribers.

ABS-CBNmobile subscribers can now watch their favorite ABS-CBN shows via livestreaming and catch up on episodes they missed through the iWant TV app or mobile site.

They also have access to exclusive content such as a collection of videos under "Best of ABS-CBN," "PBB Audition Exclusives”, and teen star Daniel Padilla's new show "Experience Daniel" starting April 20.

ABS-CBNmobile subscribers who wanted to audition for "Pinoy Big Brother" at the Araneta Coliseum also had the opportunity to avail of the fast track lane pass.

"Calls and text messages are a given. More and more, people are looking engaging content that they can access easily, wherever they are. This is all part of our innovation strategy because we see that in the near future, people will use their mobile phones differently. Our apps, content, and special events give people a glimpse of this future,” said Carlo Katigbak, president of ABS-CBN Convergence Inc., which offers ABS-CBNmobile.

ABS-CBNmobile marketing head Nandy Villar said ABS-CBNmobile is riding this wave of change wherein people are switching to smartphones.

“We are excited by the idea that people increasingly desire smartphones for entertainment and news. ABS-CBNmobile not only offers the full range of basic mobile services like call, text, and mobile internet, but also entertainment and news that come from ABS-CBN, the country's most watched TV network. We are offering content that people love and that traditional telco companies don't have,” he said.

ABS-CBNmobile also recently launched its iWant Stars application, a pioneering app for smartphones that allows fans to follow their favorite Kapamilya stars through short videos, pictures, news, and messages about them. Among the featured stars are Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil, Kim Chiu, Enchong Dee, and Piolo Pascual.

Villar said customers just have to buy an ABS-CBNmobile SIM, put it in their smartphones, buy the desired prepaid load, and download the iWant TV and iWant Stars apps to enjoy the exclusive content from ABS-CBNmobile.

ABS-CBNmobile has nationwide coverage and a reliable signal. Its Prepaid SIMs, which cost P30 each, are also available nationwide.

ABS-CBN Corp. is the parent company of ABS-CBNnews.com and ABS-CBNmobile.