Philippine telco PLDT, through its subsidiary PLDT Global Corp (PGC), has continued its foray into video streaming with the launch of Smart Pinoy TV, a TV service serving overseas Filipinos.
Smart Pinoy TV lets users livestream local Filipino channels such as TV5 and GMA through desktop PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The telco has tapped Israel-based multi-screen video platform LATTO to manage its content. PGC president and CEO Alejandro Caeg says:
The core proposition of Smart Pinoy TV is to keep our offshore Filipinos entertained and well-informed with Philippine current events wherever they are in the world.
The new service shows that providing content is a trend among Philippine telcos today. Last month, PLDT launched TVolution, an Android-based TV box that lets its users stream content from the internet on to their HDMI-capable TVs.
The Smart Pinoy TV app is available for download on Android and will soon be available on iOS.
(Editing by Josh Horwitz)