i Want TV

I Want TV
Available in Filipino, English
Area served Philippines
Services video on demand
video streaming
pay per view
Slogan(s) "Anytime. Anywhere!"
Website www.iwantv.com.ph
Advertising Yes
Registration Subscription to ABS-CBN Mobile, PLDT, or Smart is needed for premium content.
Users 6 million (August 2016)[1]
Launched 2011 (2011)
Current status Active

I Want TV (formerly iWanTV!) is an over-the-top content platform exclusively available in the Philippines that is owned and operated by ABS-CBN Corporation. It allows users who registered to the service to watch either a live video streaming or on demand contents of ABS-CBN on any screen and device. iWant TV users can watch the live video streaming of ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Regional Channel, DZMM TeleRadyo, My Only Radio, O Shopping, and Pinoy Big Brother as well as on demand contents from ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Regional, ABS-CBN Sports (S+A), Kapamilya Box Office, Pinoy Big Brother, selected local and foreign films and TV series and specials, and other exclusive and premium contents such as exclusive behind-the-scenes video clips, interviews, documentaries, bloopers, and Pinoy Big Brother 360° videos. The original name iWanTV! is a portmanteau of either the sentence I want TV!, or the Tagalog word iwan (English: to leave behind) and TV, pertaining to the service helping viewers being able to catch up show episodes they had left behind.

Users can access the contents of iWant TV through either the website interface or through the iWant TV app available in iOS, android, Windows and LG Smart TV.[2][3] Although the service is free of charge, exclusive contents are only available to premium users who registered using their ABS-CBN Mobile accounts[4][5] The iWant TV app can be access through either the ABS-CBN Mobile 3G network or through Wi-Fi.

From the launching until the 30th of August, 2015, I Want TV has foreign contents from many pan-regional television channels such as NatGeo, the Food Channel, E!, CNN, and Cartoon Network. This particular contents are now diverted into a new service called Sky On Demand which is exclusive to Sky subscribers. On August 31, 2015, iWant TV, together with StarFlix (a new division of Star Cinema) and Wattpad released Must Date the Playboy starring Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, and directed by Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar, the first movie to be released exclusively through the iWant TV and ABS-CBN Mobile service.[6]

On September 26, 2016, a partnership with PLDT and its subsidiary Smart Communications was announced during a signing ceremony attended by Eugenio Lopez III (Chairman of ABS-CBN), Carlo Katigbak (President and CEO of ABS-CBN), Manny Pangilinan (Chairman of PLDT) and other ABS-CBN, PLDT and Smart executives. The partnership will enable PLDT and Smart customers to access the I Want TV website and mobile apps.[7]


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