I have written a few times in the past about TV here in the Philippines, and that the channel lineup is very limited here. Fortunately, more choice is coming soon, depending on where you live. The premier Cable Provider in the Philippines, SkyCable is just rolling out it’s “Digibox” service. With this new service, they will be offering Digital Cable, which should provide better signals, and with it more channels to choose from.
One thing you might remember from my past columns here is that I have mentioned that I missed Fox News, which was no longer available here after it was eliminated from the satellite provider that I used to subscribe to. The good news (for me and some others) is that Fox News is back! They can be gotten through this new Digibox Service from SkyCable now. I am indeed happy to have a source of US News again, or should I say, I am happy I will be getting it, since it is not yet available in my area.
With the new Digibox Service you will be able to subscribe to three different Packages of channels. Below is a list of all channels available, which would be gotten with the “Platinum Package.” The “Gold” and “Silver” packages are also available, and provide a fewer number of the same channels listed below.
Nat Geo Adventure
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Home & Health
The Disney Channel
Prices for subscribing to these packages? The Platinum Package is P1520 per month. The Gold Pack is P870 per month. The Silver Pack is P680 per month. Seems pretty reasonable to me!
Right now, this expanded Digibox Service is available in parts of Manila already. We called the Davao branch of SkyCable the other day and they told us that they are hoping to be offering the service in Davao by the end of the year, although they said it might turn out to be next year.
It’s always good to get more choices, and better service! Thankfully, for those who aren’t interested in more channels and a clearer picture, the lower packages are still going to be available. For others who want a crystal clear picture, and additional channels, it looks like the Digibox is going to be the way to go!