PLDT to launch Internet TV
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. partnered with Intel to offer TVolution, the country's first over-the-top device, which turns an ordinary television into an Internet TV.
“We’re very happy to introduce the most advanced TVolution, in collaboration with Intel. Apart from providing our consumers entertainment, it gives them a full suite of PC functionality on their TV screens backed by PLDT Hom'es most trusted broadband services,” Gary Dujali, PLDT vice president and head of PLDT Home Marketing said.
TVolution Stick is based on the Intel Compute Stick and runs on Windows OS 8.1, allowing users to stream movies and videos, search the web, send and receive emails and do other activities that are normally done on a personal computer.
Calum Chisholm, Intel Philippines country manager, said the TVolution Stick collaboration between Intel and PLDT provided a complete computing experience compared to other ordinary streaming sticks.
"When paired with the strong and reliable broadband connection of PLDT, the TVolution Stick by Intel will serve to augment the home entertainment experience offered by PLDT by also bringing full PC capabilities to the home, so Filipinos can both consume & create thus connecting to their potential with technology,” Chisholm said.
PLDT’s partnership with Intel comes at the heels of the breakthrough partnerships with global entertainment company and Asia Pacific’s leading broadcaster FOX International Channels and Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service iflix.
PLDT HOME commands a market share of over 70 percent in the first half of the year. Its robust fixed and wireless networks supported by the country’s most expansive fiber optic network, spanning more than 100,000 kilometers.
“PLDT HOME’s partnership with Intel in introducing the new TVolution Stick lets Filipino families integrate Fox, iflix, and other digital applications in one small but powerful device enabling a richer and a more convenient digital lifestyle as we forge the strongest connections at home,” Dujali concluded.