PLDT's VOD, mobile arms add Fox content

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 09 July 2015

A premium content deal has been struck between Fox International Channels and Smart, the digital and mobile division of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), for 'everywhere TV'.

"This content partnership with Fox gives us unparalleled breadth and depth in our entertainment library. Aside from subscription video-on-demand (SVOD), our subscribers can now further enjoy entertainment everywhere as we also give them live shows and catch-up television on the various Fox channels," said Ariel Fermin, executive vice president and consumer business group head, PLDT and Smart.

The deal will provide PLDT Home and Smart subscribers with premier content such as the global hit TV series Walking Dead on demand. In addition, the broadcaster's live channels Fox Sports, National Geographic, NatGeo People, NatGeo Wild, Fox News, Channel M, and Star Chinese Channel will be available to subscribers.

PLDT Home DSL users can enjoy Fox VOD and top-up service as an add-on option on top of their monthly fees for PHP99 per month, while Fibr subscribers will receive Fox as part of their subscription.

PLDT Home TVolution and Telpad plans provide unlimited access to Fox with no additional monthly fee, while PLDT Home Triple Play subscribers will also be able to watch Fox VOD and on catch-up TV for select Fox channels.

Smart mobile subscribers will receive Fox content as part of the Smart Life Entertainment Everywhere bundles.

The news follows the June announcement that PLDT Home and Smart have also teamed up with Southeast Asian video streaming service provider iflix to provide users with more than 11,000 hours of international, Asian and local TV and movie entertainment.