After the jump, some first impressions and a lot of information from the flyers.
AND a video interview with a Cignal representative. Thanks to Bernie for the video interview!
Digital TV at P390 per month? Not bad, compared to around P500 for cable TV.
Uptake of the service will depend on a couple of factors: Quality, Delivery, Price (QDP).
I don’t know yet about the Q and the D, but I do have some details about the service offering and the Price. I can imagine that there’ll be a huge queue for installations, especially with the huge satellite dish that has to be installed accurately facing a specific compass direction.
The service is currently delivering plain-definition TV. By June 2009, high-definition TV (HDTV) will be available.
Channels currently available:
- 5 TV
- Q TV
- Studio 23
- 2nd Avenue
- Cartoon Network
- Viva Cinema
Overheard, still to come: Discovery travel and living.
From the flyer:
One-Time set-up fee: P5,500
Set Top Box with free remote control
Satellite Dish and Cables
One year lock-in period.
Installation fee may vary depending on the location and materials that will be used for the equipment
According to a representative: One TV is to one Set top box. One satellite dish can accommodate multiple set top boxes.
Monthly Fees (Vat Inclusive)
Postpaid Monthly Subscription Fee: P390 per month
Prepaid Service Fee
P390 for 30 days
a.) Proof of Billing (any utility bill under the subscriber’s name)
b.) Proof of Income (payslip, ITR, Certificate of Employment – with details of salary)
a.) Proof of Billing
- a.) Fill-out application form
- b.) Attach Proof of Billing
- c.) Pay one-time set-up fee
- d.) Submit to Cignal authorized dealer
Luzon:Â Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga,
Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Bataan, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon
Visayas:Â Bohol, Leyte, Samar
Mindanao:Â Agusan Del Norte, Agusan Del Sur, Surigao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur
Christine Reyes at the Cignal booth, photo from jeromea:
More photos, courtesy of Cignal:
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