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Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT has announced the TVolution streaming box, developed in conjunction with Roku.

“Filipinos will be the first in Asia to stream the best in entertainment using the proven Roku streaming platform,” said Oscar Reyes Jr, PLDT FVP and head of HOME Business. “PLDT HOME subscribers will be able to enjoy the Roku-powered TVolution boxes in combination with our fast and reliable fibre broadband connections, with speeds up to 1Gbps.”

The box will come with more than 50 streaming channels, including popular services such as the Philippines’ biggest pay-TV provider, Cignal, Southeast Asia’s biggest video-on-demand (VOD) provider iflix, Netflix and YouTube.

“More Filipinos are streaming their favourite TV shows at home. By combining the best of the Roku Channel Store with leading local streaming services, PLDT will offer the most compelling video portfolio in the Philippines,” said Reyes. “PLDT aims to add more channels to build the most superior entertainment offer in the country.”

“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,” added Andrew Ferrone, vice president of pay TV at Roku.