Lopez-led ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. said sales of its TVplus units reached 8.9 million as of November, reflecting the growing number of people shifting to digital TV.
Data from Kantar Media showed that the number of non-cabled homes in Metro Manila that have TVplus jumped to 81% from 72% in August 2018, while the number of non-cabled homes in Mega Manila with TVplus surged 75% from 65%.
In the suburbs, TVplus users soared to 69% from 57%.
“With the rapid rise of TVplus in homes nationwide, digital TV is fast becoming the standard in television viewing in the Philippines,” said ABS-CBN head of Access Charles Lim.
Since 2015, the company has been at the forefront in complying with the government’s mandate to shut down analog broadcast and shift to digital.
Digital TV is capable of better picture and sound, giving users an enhanced viewing experience.
Last June, ABS-CBN gave Filipinos on-the-go the chance to watch ABS-CBN shows with the launch of the mobile version called ABS-CBN TVplus Go. This gadget turns Android smartphones into pocket television devices.
ABS-CBN TVplus currently has 16 coverage areas including Metro Manila, Bulacan, Batangas, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Rizal, Laguna, Pampanga, Tarlac, Benguet, Cavite, Metro Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Davao.