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Converge ICT rolls out streaming service with multi-viewing capabilities

Fiber Internet and digital consumer services provider Converge ICT has rolled out Converge Freedom, a streaming service that gives current subscribers access to premium channels and lets them watch content whenever they want and where ever they are.

Converge ICT chief operating officer Jesus Romero

Launched at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati City on March 29, Converge Freedom features content of any type — from news and films, to music, sports, lifestyle, and kiddie shows.

It also runs on Converge’s own pure end-to-end fiber network which means images are crystal clear and there is no buffering.

“Our habits have changed,” said Converge ICT Solutions chief operating officer Jesus Romero.  “Today, when you talk about TV, it’s always a static experience. Big screen. But that is no long consistent with the habits that today’s generation is looking for.”

The on-demand streaming service gives subscribers the ability to control their viewing experience via four unique functionalities. These are Time Shift, Playback, Multiview, and Movability.

With the Time Shift functionality, viewers can pause, rewind, and fast forward the content for up to four hours.

With Playback, viewers who skipped or missed out on shows or episodes get the chance to watch it within a period of seven days from airing.

Multiview is perfect for families whose members have varying choices of viewing fare because it allows them to watch different programs at the same time via different devices.

On the other hand, the Movability feature streams content anywhere within the home.

Among the premium channels available in Converge FREEDOM are HBO HD, HBO Signature, National Geographic, NBA, Fox Movies, Bloomberg, AXN, CNN, Disney, Discovery Channel, and others.

“We want to be able to capture the needs of the people versus the habits and provide a service that allows us to give the best of both,” said Romero. “We have designed it so that fun follows function.”

To subscribe to Converge Freedom, log on to using the desktop or smartphone and choose your Plan.

The Freedom app is downloadable from App Store and Google Play via smartphones and tablets where it has a minimal bandwidth consumption of 2 to 2.5Mbps.

Subscribers may also enjoy the benefits of this streaming service through the Set-Top Box (STB), a plug and play device and fully functional android box with storage capacity and Wi-Fi. The STB may be purchased with a Converge Freedom subscription plan. Freedom’s minimal bandwidth consumption for STB is 4.5Mbps.

Would be subscribers may also want to avail the Freedom App 30-day trial period until April 30, 2019. To take advantage of this trial period, log on to the site.


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