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Converge & TapDMV Announce the Launch of BlastTV: Collaboration ushers in a new era in streaming experience and entertainment contentBy: Converge Admin | 09 Aug 2023
The Philippines’ leading fiber internet provider, Converge ICT Solutions Inc., in collaboration with prominent media and entertainment company TapDMV, proudly unveiled BlastTV today, a streaming television service designed to elevate the entertainment, lifestyle, and sports viewing experiences for all Converge subscribers.
BlastTV has a line-up of entertainment channel by genres such as Blast Cinema, Family Movies, Fear, Blast Action, Reality TV, Laff, Crime TV, Talk Shows, Game Show Central, Comic U, Showcase Drama as well as Video on Demand and catch-up content available to watch on your own time. Global content partners of BlastTV include NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, MGM Television, and Lionsgate.
Plus, in a first in Southeast Asia, BlastTV will be the streaming home of Studio Universal, launching for the first time in the Philippines on September 15, 2023. This partnership between NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer and TapDMV will boast hundreds of blockbuster movie titles each year, including various films from the hit Fast & Furious, Jurassic, and Despicable Me franchises, amongst many others.
BlastTV will be made available to every Converge subscriber as a complementary value-added service, indefinitely under the first in the market “Watch Now, Pay Zero” initiative.
Celinda de Guia, President & CEO of TapDMV, shared her enthusiasm about this milestone. “BlastTV is an accessible platform within the comfortable confines of your wifi-enabled home that caters to the viewing interests of every household member. Whether you are using your tablet, laptop or smart TV in your house, BlastTV has curated a content line-up that is as varied as it is engaging”.
“BlastTV marks our latest stride in transforming the digital entertainment landscape in the Philippines,” stated Dennis Uy, Co-Founder and CEO of Converge. “We’re delighted to collaborate with TapDMV on this initiative, delivering a broad array of dynamic and high-quality content directly to our subscribers’ screens at no additional cost, as long as they are subscribed to any Converge fiber broadband plan.”
Converge received the *Best ISP Video Experience in the Philippines recognition for the second half of 2022 at the Ookla® Speedtest Award™, which verifies the consumer-generated score results of video experiences felt by customers over a six-month period, with an overall video score of 80.99 ― the highest score among Philippine internet service providers.
Offered as a free Value-Added Service (VAS) to Converge customers, BlastTV solidifies the company’s commitment of providing Filipinos with the best digital experience.
Converge subscribers will also be treated to an array of branded sports channels such as Sports+, Golf+, Fight Ticket, Cue, BlastFC, UFC TV, Outdoor Channel, and USA Today Sports.
“With the number of streaming platforms in the market today and their rising cost, we’re glad to offer a free alternative to Filipinos looking for new sources of entertainment that is bundled already with their internet service,” said Converge President and Co-Founder Grace Y. Uy.
“Converge has been at the forefront in giving Filipinos value for money services. With BlastTV’s high-quality and vibrant line-up of wide range content, from entertainment and lifestyle to sports and beyond, our subscribers will be getting the best of both worlds,“ added Converge Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero. “BlastTV’s free content streaming and user-friendly accessibility, partnered with our fiber-fast connectivity, will surely revolutionize Filipinos’ streaming experience.”
*Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q3–Q4 2022. Ookla trademarks are used under license and reprinted with permission.
A new streaming experience blasts off with this fiber-powered collaboration. In photo: (L-R) TapDMV Chairman Renen De Guia, TapDMV President Cel De Guia, Converge ICT Solutions Inc. CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy, TapDMV Chief Operations Officer Peter Chan Liong, and ComClark President Benedict Bolatao.
Converge ICT Solutions Inc. CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy entertains press questions during the launch of BlastTV.
Converge Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero and TapDMV Chief Operations Officer Peter Chan Liong talk to the press during the launch’s Q&A session.
Conrad joins FiberX League members Manjean Faldas, Boss Mac of Back2Gaming, Michael “Captain Mike” Quintana, and Raven “L3bron” Alonzo for a fun photo op.
Spotted during the #BlastTVwithConverge launch are media personalities and content creators Angela Brimner, Xia Vigor, Cessa Moncera, Benjamin “Crush Gaming” Trinidad, Angelica Brimner and Krystal Brimner.
FiberX League members Manjean Faldas, Michael “Captain Mike” Quintana, and Boss Mac of Back2Gaming poses with Converge Segment Marketing Manager-Consumer Sandra Zira Dingal, Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy, and Converge Marketing Head Ma. Lourdes Grace Ramirez.
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 https://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 Multichannels Video Programming Distributors (MVPD) and directly to consumers through its OverThe Top (OTT) initiatives.
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