Local entertainment has a new digital partner as Globe Telecom beefs up its video streaming platforms via partnerships with iWant and iflix.
The move aims to offer a more robust library of local shows, movies, and TV series.
“Primetime now means TV anytime you want, anywhere you are. Starting this month, Globe customers can enjoy all the local content they love via video streaming with iWant and iflix. With iWant and iflix, Globe continues to give the Filipino consumer access to the best in local streaming content,” said Globe chief executive officer Ernest Cu.
Content platform iWant, formerly iWanTV, offers users from the Philippines access to original films and series, current and past ABS-CBN Kapamilya shows, movies, restored film classics, music, and live concerts for free. Likewise, iflix boasts an extensive lineup of powerhouse Filipino movies such as I Love You, Hater, Love You To The Stars And Back, Sin Island, The Ghost Bride, and Bloody Crayons, alongside iflix Originals Hot Ones and Live Life With Kris, all of which are exclusive to the platform.
“We want to give the opportunity for local content to be part of the digital space and the new digital channels that are currently being dominated by foreign content,” added Cu.
Globe mobile customers can enjoy movies and TV shows on iWant and soon on iflix for P29 via GoWATCH for Globe customers (2GB of data for videos for one day) and for P19 via EasyWATCH for TM customers (1GB of data for videos for one day).
Further, Globe Studios, the entertainment production company arm of Globe Telecom joins the effort in raising local love of Filipino viewers with the second year of .giff (Globe Independent Film Festival.
.giff celebrates the modern Filipino cinema scene by providing budding filmmakers their long-awaited break.
The festival will hold three main programs in its search for the next Filipino film classic.
The .giff Streaming Competition is open to filmmakers who have ready-made films in the following categories: Narrative, Experimental, Animation, Documentary, and Music Video.
The. giff Short Film Lab, on the other hand, will select 10 filmmakers who will get a grant and a mentorship program to complete a short film which will compete in the festival awards in April 2019.
Finally, in the .giff Cinema Writing Lab, 10 aspiring film journalists/writers will undergo mentorship on writing about the art of film. Check out giff.ph for more information.
“As the Filipino audience is developing more varied interests when it comes to films and music, we aim to grow and encourage this local love affair through providing right opportunities and platforms to the most passionate and promising talents in the country,” said Globe Studios head Quark Henares.
To kick things off, Globe Studios will premiere Elements: The Series. Elements Music Camp is a national singing-songwriting camp which aims to help local music talents to reach their full potential, and pave their own paths in the local music scene.
This year, Elements Music Camp has joined forces with Globe to create a bigger, stronger camp that aims to bring together aspiring and professional musicians with local and international mentors to share, learn, and promote Filipino music. Fans can get first and exclusive dibs on these campers’ inspirational journey by catching all episodes streaming exclusively on iflix.
Visit www.globe.com.ph or follow Globe on Facebook and Twitter for more information.
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