GMA Affordabox Brings the Digital TV Viewing Experience to Filipino Households


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GMA Affordabox (1)For its 75th-anniversary celebration, GMA’ Network Inc. introduces its own high-quality and affordable Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receiver – GMA Affordabox.

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To bring the digital TV experience to every Filipino household, GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon proudly shared that GMA Affordabox was specifically developed to be accessible to every Filipino.

“In celebration of this milestone of reaching seven colorful decades in the industry, we are more than grateful for the Filipinos’ continued trust in GMA Network as we reaffirm our commitment to deliver excellence in news and entertainment. Kaya naman, kasabay ng ika-70 anibersaryo ng inyong Kapuso Network, buong puso naming inihahandog sainyo ang high-quality at abot-kayang digital TV receiver na Para Sa Pilipino—ang GMA Affordabox.”

– Felipe L. Gozon, GMA Network Chairman and CEO

GMA Affordabox is plug-and-play, which means it can be easily connected to an analog TV in order to receive digital television broadcast. Users can watch GMA, GMA News TV, and the most-awaited Heart of Asia in digital display, as well as all other free-to-air digital TV channels available in their area.

“GMA Affordabox stays true to its name as we make it available in the market at an affordable price, without compromising quality. GMA Network has teamed up with the best product developers and engineers to give you a device built with additional features and high-quality materials at an accessible price. Now, more Filipino homes can start enjoying digital TV viewing.” 

Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Network President and COO

GMA Affordabox (2)The device features a sleek black metal casing that can endure years of TV viewing. It can provide superior digital reception as well as additional features that will take users’ viewing experience to the next level.

It even comes with a built-in multimedia player that lets you play compatible video files, view photos, and even listen to music using a USB drive.

“Aside from providing superior digital reception, we also wanted Filipino homes to enjoy additional features that are built to suit their lifestyle.”

Regie C. Bautista, GMA Network Chief Risk Officer and First Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Concurrent Head for Program Support

GMA Affordabox can also record GMA, GMA News TV, and Heart of Asia programs so that users won’t have to miss any of their favorite Kapuso shows. Affordabox users can watch and re-watch highlights of the shows by instant or scheduled recording.

In addition to features exclusively available for GMA channels, the device also features a nationwide Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) that receives alerts from the NDRRMC about any calamity warnings in their area. It will automatically set off an alarm during emergencies with its functional auto-on alert features.

GMA Affordabox Pricing and Availability

GMA Affordabox (3)For a one-time payment of only PhP888 and no monthly fees, GMA Affordabox promises to deliver a clearer and more vibrant TV viewing experience along with other bonus features.

The device is now available online and in stores for the following areas where GMS’s digital signal is available.

  • Metro Manila
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Leyte
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao del Sur
  • Davao del Norte

For more details, click here.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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