ABS-CBN LogoABS-CBN will launch a new version of its iWant TV streaming service, which will be called iWant, to allow fans to stream original films and series, Kapamilya shows and movies, music and concerts.
A “majority” of the content on the new iWant will be free, said ABS-CBN Digital Media head Elaine Uy-Casipit.
“We really want to open it up to as many people who want to watch it,” she said.
Uy-Casipit said that while iWant TV is known to be a catch-up service, the new iWant will be a “healthy archive” of original content, Star Cinema films and restored movie classics and concerts as well as TV shows, both old and new.
The three originals that premiered at DigiCon 2018 earlier this month, including “Spirits: Reawaken,” “Quezon’s Game” and “Alamat ng Ano,” will be exclusively available on iWant for free.
“ABS-CBN has really invested a lot in creating stories, the not-so-ususal stories that we see on air. We want to champion the creative juices of our Filipino creators,” Uy-Casipit noted.
iWant TV has been servicing viewers in the Philippines and abroad since 2010 and the new version will launch in November. (Excerpted from news.abscbn.com)