BayanDSL offers IWantV! Live TV and VOD

BayanDSL offers IWantV! Live TV and VOD

BayanDSL is now offering live streaming TV and video-on-demand to all it’s DSL subscribers and Sky Broadband customers. Available channels include ABS-CBN and cable channels.

Although I’m not a BayanDSL subscriber (I’m on PLDT myDSL), they sent me a test account to check it out. The site uses Windows Media Player embedded on the page to stream videos.

At the moment, I can watch live TV from broadcasts of ANC, Al Jazeera and DZMM Teleradyo. There’s a short delay of about 30 seconds from what I see on cable TV and what is streamed on IWantV! but I guess that’s due to the compression to low-bandwidth quality.

On cable, I’m also on Destiny so I don’t get ANC. IWanTV streams ANC live. So far the live TV looks okay and streams quite well. I wish they’d put an option to make it available on full screen.


On the other hand, ABS-CBN shows are provided as video-on-demand. It’s not live but archived shows from the previous days/weeks. Great for when you missed last night’s episode of “May Bukas Pa”.

The current list of video-on-demand shows include: Katorse, May Bukas Pa, Dahil May Isang Ikaw, Pinoy Big Brother, TV Patrol, Bandila, SNN, The Buzz, E-Live, Wowowee, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Kalye, Correspondents, Profiles, XXX, SOCO, Bottomline with Boy Abunda, Sports Unlimited, Showtime and Lifestyle Channel Shows (MetroWear Randy Ortiz 60s, MetroWear Gala, Metrowear FDCP 2008).

Live channels only include ANC, Al Jazeera, Myx and DZMM Teleradyo.

Aside from Sky Broadband and Bayan DSL subscribers, ZPDEE, Bayan Broadband and Surfer by SKY subscribers can also register for free as long as they have at least 512kbps download speed.

Check it out here.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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31 Responses

  1. Vic says:

    I used Bayan Broadband (@ 256K) on a Mac and it gave good quality…

  2. bin says:


    double clicking on the video makes it full screen.

  3. yuga says:

    @bin – doesn’t work on my Google Chrome. Thanks!

  4. Kinda like PLDT Watchpad? This competition is great for consumers! More stuff for us and prices are getting lower and lower.

    But I am a Globe Broadband user for almost four years now.

    bakit wala atang ganito ang Globe?

  5. luiboowee says:

    aha! masubukan nga ito tonight. I’m a happy Sky Broadband subscriber.

  6. Just tried it right now, and it streams well enough. My only problem with it is the available shows doesn’t appeal to me. I’m hoping that BayanDSL increases the choices of shows and videos.

  7. Anything like this for the Kapuso Channel?


  8. hubes says:

    Hi Vic. How did you watch on a mac. Does this only run on Windows machine?

    **Vic replied on Jan 13th, 2010 at 4:38 pm (1)

    I used Bayan Broadband (@ 256K) on a Mac and it gave good quality…

  9. Leo says:

    sir yuga, baka nman magcharge sila s mga gumagamit after some time, d b ganyan dn ang pldt watchpad? nagcharge n sila ngayon?

  10. hubes says:

    I tried using this using different broadband. still works

  11. petken says:

    Bayan and Sky are owned by the Lopez family that’s why ABS-CBN Channels are included.

  12. For news junkies out there, you can watch a live stream of ANC here:

  13. crafif says:

    @jcaparas: i guess that livestream is not free you have to subscribe first before you can watch

  14. roan carl says:

    i watch abs cbn shows live streaming on

  15. Vic says:


    Updated my Quicktime & Firefox… I did a stress test for one whole day. Went well. Some delays during peak time (about 2:23 PM, expectedly since many users were online), but was acceptable.

  16. Vic says:


    By the way, I didn’t use Safari during the test… haven’t used Safari anyway, always been on Firefox when using my Mac. So I wouldn’t know how it will perform if using Safari.

  17. Bob Reyes says:

    Tested last night, and it was pretty good. Also, I was able to create 3 separate accounts using 1 Skybroadband account number: 1 for me, 1 for wifey, & 1 for brother. Kewl!

  18. astig says:

    hi yuga – i want to test it using my sky surfer, but registration only asks for skybroadband or bayan dsl account. how can i register kaya?

  19. JayL says:

    Nandun ako nung soft launch nito sa Ortigas & maganda naman siya. Buti nlng BayanDSL ako ;)

    Magkakaroon na pala ng BayanBroadband (USB stick) kita ko din dun sa event.

  20. Hi folks!

    Yup, Bayan will soon launch its dongle :) I’m equally excited!

  21. misterbvs says:

    nakita ko din ung dongle ng internet service nila. may mga nagkalat na na streamers sa area namin eh.

  22. edwardm says:

    i have tried this service for 2 days, but last night, there seems to be some problem… nauuna yung picture bago yung sounds! di na maganda yung streaming. i guess madami na ng avail nung service. kaya ganito na

  23. Bio Girl says:

    what’s sky surfer? Bago yata yan ha … More reasons to get Bayan/Sky for broadband! Is it better than PLDT watchpad? Tried that one but it’s a bit slow.

  24. Bakas says:

    skybroadband or bayan dsl account. how can i register kaya?

  25. alfred says:

    heres a solution to the iwantv on mac problem

  26. aerone says:

    haha walang tv bajaan

  27. how can i register iwanttv

  28. dunhill says:

    my problema ba line ng bayantel kxe un phone en internet namin laging nag loloko Y_Y

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