ABS-CBN clocks 7MN for DTT conversions in Philippines | Broadcast | News | Rapid TV News
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Philippines operator ABS-CBN has revealed that in the four years since its launch in February 2015 it has sold seven million digital terrestrial television (DTT) boxes branded as ABS-CBN TVplus.
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ABS-CBN claims to be the first media and entertainment company in the Philippines to make the historic switch from analogue to DTT. According to the Kantar Media establishment survey, 72% of non-cabled homes in the capital region, Metro Manila, now have an ABS-CBN TVplus box, versus 55% in August 2017. The number of non-cabled homes with a TVplus box also increased in Mega Manila to 65% from 44%, while those in the suburbs grew to 57% from 33% in the same period last year.

ABS-CBN TVplus also continues to expand its signal coverage areas as part of its mission to lead the Philippines’ migration from analogue to digital broadcast by 2023. In November 2018, ABS-CBN TVplus added the province of Batangas as its 16th signal coverage area in the country.

More content choices were offered to TVplus consumers in 2018 with the introduction of five additional ABS-CBN TVplus channels , which include Jeepney TV, Movie Central, Asianovela Channel, the music channel MYX and the home TV shopping channel, O Shopping.

Based on Kantar Media’s Q4 2018 report of DTT households nationwide, ABS-CBN TVplus exclusive channels CineMo, an all-day entertainment channel, and YeY, an all-day children’s channel, have kept their spot as the third and fourth most watched channels, respectively.

Jeepney TV claimed the fifth spot, followed by Movie Central, the first all-English movie channel on digital free TV, in the sixth spot. Asianovela Channel, which airs uncut Asian dramas and movies, ranked eighth on the list.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN TVplus pay-per-view channel KBO, which is now open to all networks, has attracted 1.2m unique TVplus customers to register using the service.