The Filipino Channel made available free of charge following Typhoon Haiyan

Louise Duffy | 13-11-2013

12 US operators have opened the signal for The Filipino Channel (TFC) in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

During the relief efforts of one of the world's biggest storms, TFC has been providing special coverage on the ground in the Philippines. The typhoon has been named Yolanda by Philippine authorities

The following operators have agreed to allow digital customers to access TFC without a subscription through 15 November:

Astound Broadband
AT&T U-verse
Bright House Networks
Comcast's Xfinity TV (TFC is not available in all markets)
Cox Communications (TFC is not available in all markets)
Frontier Communications
Hawaiian Telcom
Service Electric Cable TV & Communications
Time Warner Cable (TFC is not available in all markets)
Verizon FiOS TV
Wave Broadband

TFC is the number one Filipino network in the world and available in the US as a premium channel.

"We at TFC are most thankful to IMD and our partner operators for their timely collaborative efforts to reach as many viewers as possible, update them on Typhoon Haiyan via TFC's ongoing special coverage, and even inform people how to help," said ABS-CBN global head of carriage & North America regional marketing director, Jun Del Rosario.

"We are very appreciative of our affiliates who are stepping forward in this time of extreme need," said Shelly Kurtz, executive director, affiliate sales & marketing, International Media Distribution. "We expect even more announcements of operator assistance in the days to come."

TFC is actively soliciting aid through the ABS-CBN Foundation International's Sagip Kapamilya for Typhoon Yolanda Emergency Relief fund with on-air scrolls intermittently throughout its broadcasts.