SKY On Demand box launched

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.

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. 

The SKY On Demand Box comes with a remote control for subscribers’ easy switching from cable to streaming TV

The SKY On Demand Box comes with a remote control for subscribers’ easy switching from cable to streaming TV

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.

“Online viewing is gaining ground in the Philippines given the growing internet penetration over the past three years. However, 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.

Officers of SKY explain the advantages of the SKY On Demand box

Officers of SKY explain the advantages of the SKY On Demand box

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. 

A blogger tries out the new SKY On Demand Box

A blogger tries out the new SKY On Demand Box

“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.

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.

Members of the press, bloggers, and other mediamen take a quick look at SKY’s newest cable box

Members of the press, bloggers, and other mediamen take a quick look at SKY’s newest cable box

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.