GMA to launch more digital channels on Affordabox

GMA Network Inc. said it will roll out more channels on its digital terrestrial television (DTT) receiver this year. 

“In GMA, we do things gradually. The first one is “The Heart of Asia” which is already being done and there is one more digital channel, and perhaps one or two more,”  Felipe L. Gozon, chairman and chief executive  of GMA Network said. 

Gozon also said its DTT device, Affordabox “is selling like hot pandesal.” 

“In fact we are overshooting our targets. I heard a request to increase the purchase for the number of boxes,” he added. 

GMA Affordabox’s sales are now set to exceed the network’s initial projection of 600,000 units.

The device features a multimedia player and a personal video recorder, including nationwide emergency warning broadcast system.

It also comes with a built-in multimedia player that makes it an all-around digital file access device, allowing users to play compatible video files, view photos and even listen to music using a USB drive.

The device is available in areas covered by GMA’s digital signal such as  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.

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