ABS-CBN combines subscription-based streaming platforms

Published November 20, 2020, 6:00 AM

by James A. Loyola

ABS-CBN Corporation has merged its two streaming platforms to provide entertainment, news, and information to Filipinos wherever they are in the world.

In a statement, the firm said it has launched the bigger and better iWantTFC, the first Filipino subscription-based streaming service available globally.

ABS-CBN said iWantTFC, which is available through the web on iwanttfc.com and on iOS and Android apps, allows users to choose from different subscription options with different levels of access to content and new platform features to suit their needs. 

Aside from offering ad-free access to the biggest library of Filipino video content, the new iWantTFC provides first window streaming of fresh teleserye episodes, 48 hours before their premiere on any ABS-CBN platform or channel.

Users in the Philippines, meanwhile, can enjoy free on-demand streaming of the latest episodes of currently airing ABS-CBN shows within seven days. 

The firms aid iWantTFC users are also able to enjoy new features such as offline viewing of select movies and series and an enhanced viewing experience on bigger screens through select TV brands, as well as Roku and Telstra TV.

Registered iWantTFC users in the Philippines can choose from three subscription plans — free, standard, and premium. 

Premium subscription costs P119 monthly and gives users ad-free access to its entire catalogue and all platform features, while standard subscription can be availed at P59 and allows users to watch ad-supported content.

However, monthly subscription prices for iWantTFC users outside of the Philippines vary across territories.

Both premium and standard subscribers get full access to iWantTFC’s full library of over 1,000 movies, live channels namely Kapamilya Channel, TeleRadyo, ANC, CineMo, and Knowledge Channel, ABS-CBN’s full inventory of shows, all acquired content, all episodes of 86 iWantTFC originals, and other digital content.

Users can also opt for the free plan, which will grant limited access to an ad-supported catalog of movies, live channels, select episodes of shows, and teleseryes.

iWantTFC’s extensive library of regularly updated content contains currently airing ABS-CBN shows, Kapamilya classics, movies, newscasts, lifestyle programs, award-winning documentaries, originals, religious programs, and acquired series from Thailand’s GMMTV.  Users will also able to watch new movies released by CineXpress straight on the platform such as the Star Cinema movies.