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.
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my problema ba line ng bayantel kxe un phone en internet namin laging nag loloko Y_Y
how can i register iwanttv
haha walang tv bajaan
please go now
heres a solution to the iwantv on mac problem
skybroadband or bayan dsl account. how can i register kaya?
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.
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
nakita ko din ung dongle ng internet service nila. may mga nagkalat na na streamers sa area namin eh.
Yup, Bayan will soon launch its dongle :) I’m equally excited!
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.
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?
Tested iwantv.com.ph 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!
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.
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.
i watch abs cbn shows live streaming on
@jcaparas: i guess that livestream is not free you have to subscribe first before you can watch
For news junkies out there, you can watch a live stream of ANC here:
Bayan and Sky are owned by the Lopez family that’s why ABS-CBN Channels are included.
I tried using this using different broadband. still works
sir yuga, baka nman magcharge sila s mga gumagamit after some time, d b ganyan dn ang pldt watchpad? nagcharge n sila ngayon?
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 qualityâ€¦
Anything like this for the Kapuso Channel?
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.
aha! masubukan nga ito tonight. I’m a happy Sky Broadband subscriber.
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?
@bin – doesn’t work on my Google Chrome. Thanks!
double clicking on the video makes it full screen.
I used Bayan Broadband (@ 256K) on a Mac and it gave good quality…