Cable TV box with Netflix,YouTube, Sky On Demand

If you’re a certified couch potato or what the millennials call “binge watch” addict, this box is for you.

Last Thursday,SKY unboxed the newest product it will offer its subscribers – the SKY On Demand box.

The viewing experience of SKY subscribers gets as the SKY On Demand box enables access to HD cable TV and streaming from Netflix, YouTube, and its very own online streaming service for subscribers, SKY On Demand – all from the same box.

Cable TV box with Netflix,YouTube,  Sky On Demand
The author navigating the interface of the SKY On Demand box, which has premium channels like HBO, Cinemax, Fox Sports, Food Network Asia, and Discovery channel, as well as exclusive channels on SKYcable.
With the SKY On Demand box, subscribers can enjoy premium channels like HBO, Cinemax, Fox Sports, Food Network Asia, and Discovery channel, as well as exclusive channels on SKYcable like Cinema One and Metro Channel. 

Meanwhile, when they want to enjoy shows on either Netflix or YouTube, they can easily switch to their preferred platform with just one press of a button via the remote control’s built-in access. On top of this, subscribers can catch up on their favorite local and foreign cable shows using the SKY On Demand app on the new box.

SKY’s latest product is a consequence of the evolving entertainment needs of subscribers that has elevated their viewing experience by preferring big screen. Besides the elevated viewing experience, the SKY On Demand box also promises convenience for subscribers, as they no longer have to switch from one gadget to another when watching their favorite shows.  

Claudia Suarez, SKY’s Business Unit Head of Consumer Product Group, further explains that the SKY On Demand box matches the needs of consumers in the digital era, making it a relevant product in Filipino homes.

“Research shows that Filipinos still enjoy watching content on TV, whether it be for legacy delivery of TV programs from cable boxes or streamed via the Internet.   It is still an enjoyable family bonding activity.  The new SKY on Demand box simplifies this viewing experience of Filipinos by enabling content preferences to be accessible on TV using just one device,” she says.

Besides the built-in apps, subscribers can enjoy the many benefits of the SKY On Demand box.

Monitoring a different show while watching another channel on the same TV is made possible with the new picture in picture (PIP) mode so subscribers can browse other content on their TV screen without missing out on the current show they are watching.

Subscribers can also take advantage of the multi-function personal video recorder (PVR) feature so they can record multiple shows they would like to catch on their preferred time. Another feature is the SKY On Demand Box Remote app that enables  subscribers to stream cable channels and do  private listening so they can watch shows on TV without distracting other family members at home. The app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play.

Suarez adds that the new SKY On Demand box serves as SKY’s way of giving back to SKYcable’s loyal subscribers. 

“SKYcable would not be SKYcable without the trust of our subscribers. We are constantly innovating so we can give our SKY Kapamilyas a convenient and high quality viewing experience whether on cable or online streaming services,” she elaborates.

As a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, SKY’s launch of the SKY On Demand box complements ABS-CBN’s transition into an agile digital company. The Kapamilya network currently has a growing list of digital properties and the SKY On Demand box adds to this list.

The SKY On Demand box is initially available in Metro Manila for as low as P1,999.

Wilson Lee Flores still hopeful after fire; receives QC’s highest award

Despite a February 6 fire from a neighboring resto bar that razed Quezon City’s pioneer and award-winning 79-year-old Kamuning Bakery Café down to the ground, owner Wilson Lee Flores, his staff and bakers are still optimistic. He is not discouraged, because he said he has overcome many other past crises ever since the death of his father when he was only seven years old and he had also witnessed his late teacher mother’s strong faith. 

Wilson Lee Flores – writer, teacher and realty entrepreneur – bought and revived Kamuning Bakery in 2014 due to his passion for history and good food.

On Oct. 12 at Quezon City’s 79th anniversary celebration at Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel, the city government led by Mayor Herbert Bautista, Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte and City Council Majority Floor Leader Franz Pumaren gave Flores the “Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Award” for being one of Quezon City’s most outstanding citizens. The Gawad Parangal Selection Board included former U.P. President Prof. Emerlinda Roman, former Budget Minister Manuel Alba, writer Prof. Butch Dalisay, City Administrator Aldrin Cuña and former actress, former Vice-Mayor Connie Angeles.

Flores said he accepted the Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Award on behalf of his late parents, both died when he was young but inspired him, and in behalf of his supportive younger sister Marilou F. So and his loyal, hardworking staff and bakers. 

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20-year-old millionaire

On July 16 of 2017, 20-year-old Glenda Victorio shared how she became a multimillionaire at such a young age. This millennial entrepreneur is not ashamed that her mother used to be a guest relations officer, or that she had to work as a virtual assistant since she was 12 years old, a job she did inconspicuously since she was not of legal age yet.

After getting pregnant and marrying her husband now, she did an experimented along with her candle supplier and they formulated a  Black Charcoal Soap Glenda herself was the test subject. It actually worked and when she posted it’s results on her with the before and after photos online, they went viral and orders came pouring it.

Rated K  hosted by Korina Sanchez eventually got wind of her story and decided to feature her. After that, people from different parts of the country were curious to try out her products and she even got more orders. People signed up to be distributors and franchisees so her profit grew even more.

Her original line  Brilliant Skin Essentials now has a cousin,  Briscilla Cosmetics. On Jan.7 at Novotel Araneta, a new product line was launched. Two of the most exciting items are the  Briscilla Matte Lip Lacquerfor gradient lips, a sweet-smelling matte lip cream that dries instantly and will stay on even if you ate meals with lots of oil, and  Briscilla Eyebrow Air Cushion, with a dual brush that’s going to give you perfect brows in just three or four swipes.

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Topics: SKY Cable , SKY On Demand box , Claudia Suarez , Korina Sanchez , Wilson Lee Flores
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