Last month, PLDT sent out word to subscribers that they’ve prepared the network for the live-streaming of the Pacquiao-Clottey fight on WatchPad. Manny turned outÂ a winner but how about PLDT’s WatchPad?
I wasn’t able to use WatchPad since my rig is running on Windows 7 64-bit (hope they’d fix that soon) so I can’t comment if there was an improvement.
However, they sent in another note, complete with testimonials, which says:
The fight streamed as smoothly as a ringside seat.
Last March 14, thousands of PLDT myDSL Watchpad subscribers saw every punch traded between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey for FREE. The Event was streamed live to their PCs from the Cowboys Stadium in Texas with no lags, cuts, or reasons to wait for an hours-delayed replay on local TV.
On the homefront, it wasnâ€™t just our very own Manny that received the judgesâ€™ winning marks, as scores of PLDT myDSL subscribers went online to express their congratulations and thanks for Watchpad’s flawless coverage. Posts of praise were coming up on its Facebook, and Twitter pages; with more threads of satisfaction spinning from TipidPC.
â€œMas ok ang streaming ngayon, mabilis… Good job!â€
â€œ…Quality of video and audio better than other sites.â€
â€œSmooth streaming on Watchpad now…â€
â€œSwitched to pldt watchpad. Better video-audio quality…â€
â€œWatching the PACQUIAO-CLOTTEY LIVE STREAM in the comfort of my bed… watchpad rocks!â€
â€œ…PLDT Watchpad streaming continuously. OMG Walang lag!â€
On Tipid PC:
â€œAyos! Natapos ang laban na walang lag dito sa connection ko.â€
â€œGood job for the watchpad team…â€
â€œCongrats pacman… astig watchpad!â€
Weâ€™d like to thank the thousands of subscribers who stood in our corner to cheer us on. Our successful coverage of The Event is just one of many exclusives to come. And proof that there’s no better time to be a PLDT myDSL subscriber now that PLDT myDSL Watchpad has become more than just FREE TV on your PC.
With 18 FREE channels featuring award-winning movies, our very own shows, and more live coverage of coming worldwide events, PLDT myDSL Watchpad is already the entertainment portal you deserve it to be. Aside from Manny’s latest fight, you may also catch reruns featuring other events covered live on myView Highlights:
Speed Circuit - March 6
URCC Reckoning – March 27
MVP Olympics – March 26 (Opening Ceremonies)
March 27 (Variety Show)
March 28 (Closing Ceremonies)
Of course, it’s never a hitch-free ride. Did you experience any improvements from last time? Let’s see if we get more ayes than nayes.
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