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Converge and BlastTV Introduce Studio Universal for the First Time in Southeast AsiaBy: Marc Mangubat | 15 Sep 2023
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – September 15, 2023 – Leading fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. (PSE:CNVRG) today announced to its subscribers the launch of Studio Universal for the first time in Southeast Asia on BlastTV, a streaming TV service owned and operated by Tap Digital Media Ventures (TapDMV).
A curated cinematic experience offering movies from all genres, Studio Universal, from NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer, offers a range of titles from the hottest blockbusters to evergreen classics, including various films from the hit Fast & Furious, Despicable Me, Jurassic Park, and Jurassic World franchises.
Converge and TapDMV previously unveiled their collaboration at an official press event on August 8 at Uptown Mall in Uptown Bonifacio. The event revealed BlastTV’s wide range of genre-based entertainment channels, such as Blast Action, Laff, Crime TV, Talk Shows, Blast Cinema, Fear, Family Movies, Reality TV, Comic U, Showcase Drama, and Game Show Central, as well as Video on Demand and catch-up content available to watch on the viewer’s own time.
“Our collaboration with TapDMV to bring BlastTV to our subscribers’ homes through our Watch Now, Pay Zero initiative is just another triumph in our goal to achieve digital democracy in the Philippines. Converge is more than ready to provide instant, seamless, and HD-optimized entertainment to all Filipinos. By offering Studio Universal within BlastTV, streaming has never been more exciting!” added Converge Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero.
Peter Chan Liong, COO of TapDMV, which owns Blast TV, commented on the team-up: “Studio Universal’s extensive portfolio of blockbuster titles will not only enhance the viewing experience for BlastTV subscribers but will further solidify our position as a leading platform for premium entertainment content in the region.”
BlastTV is available in the Philippines for all Converge subscribers. Just log in to blasttv.ph.
ABOUT CONVERGE ICT SOLUTIONS, INC.
Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions, Inc. (PSE:CNVRG) is the fastest-growing fixed broadband service provider in the Philippines. It is the first to run an end-to-end pure fiber internet network in the country, providing Filipinos simple, fast, and reliable connectivity. Aside from broadband services, Converge also offers integrated data center and network solutions services. With over 649,000 kilometers of fiber optic assets nationwide, it has one of the most extensive fiber networks in the Philippines.
With this fiber-powered network, Converge provides premium world-class digital experience for residential, enterprise, and wholesale customers. Converge is ISO 9001 and CE2.0 Certified.
Go to www.convergeict.com for more information.
ABOUT TAP DIGITAL MEDIA VENTURES CORPORATION
TAPDMV is a leading Philippine media company which partners with globally recognized entertainment content producers and sport properties to deliver branded television services through Multi-channels Video Programming Distributors (MVPD) and directly to consumers through its OverThe Top (OTT) initiatives.
ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS & DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER
As one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to- Consumer delivers quality content and compelling brands to over 160 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Delivering a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe, the unique brands include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo and DreamWorks. Universal+ (a hybrid linear and non-linear service) aggregates the group’s brands on affiliate platforms, offering subscribers both live programming and an extensive range of compelling VOD content, including territory premieres and full boxsets, available all in one place. NBCU’s direct-to-consumer activity outside the US includes Hayu, the all-reality SVOD service available in over 40 territories – including the UK, Canada and across Europe and Asia Pacific – as well as Peacock on Sky in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world- renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
ABOUT MAINSTREAM MEDIA
Mainstream Media, the advertising sales arm of BlastTV, is committed to providing advertisers with a high-value platform to reach their desired audience. By leveraging the diverse and dynamic content of BlastTV, Mainstream Media aids brands in creating meaningful connections with consumers.
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