In its effort to make digital TV more accessible to Filipino households, GMA Network, Inc. officially launched its own digital TV receiver/box, GMA Affordabox.
The GMA Affordabox Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receiver is a device that can be connected directly to analog TVs to receive digital television broadcast. With the Affordabox, users can enjoy watching GMA, GMA News TV, and programs such as Heart of Asia in digital display, as well as other available free-to-air digital TV channels in their area.
The GMA Affordabox also comes with a built-in multimedia player, and users can play videos, browse files, photos, and listen to music by simply plugging in a USB drive to the device. Additionally, the Affordabox features a video recorder that allows users to record or schedule recording broadcasts.
In addition, the device also packs a nationwide Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) which receives alerts from NDRRMC, and automatically set off alarms during emergencies.
The GMA Affordabox is priced at Php 888 (with no monthly fees), and is now available online and in stores at the following areas: 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, and Davao del Norte.
“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.”
“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,” GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. stated.
“Aside from providing superior digital reception, we also wanted Filipino homes to enjoy additional features that are built to suit their lifestyle,” said GMA Network Chief Risk Officer and First Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Concurrent Head for Program Support Regie C. Bautista.
For more on the GMA Affordabox, visit www.GMAaffordabox.com and its social media accounts via the handle @GMAaffordabox. You can also call their hotline (02) 8857-4627 within Metro Manila from 8AM to 10PM or 0961-252-9393 for outside Metro Manila, or send an e-mail to [email protected]