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.

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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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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

31 Responses

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  2. Avatar for dunhill dunhill says:

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

  3. how can i register iwanttv

  4. Avatar for aerone aerone says:

    haha walang tv bajaan

  5. Avatar for alfred alfred says:

    heres a solution to the iwantv on mac problem

  6. Avatar for Bakas Bakas says:

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

  7. Avatar for Bio Girl 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.

  8. Avatar for edwardm 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

  9. Avatar for misterbvs misterbvs says:

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

  10. Hi folks!

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

  11. Avatar for JayL 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.

  12. Avatar for astig 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?

  13. Avatar for Bob Reyes 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!

  14. Avatar for Vic 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.

  15. Avatar for Vic 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. Avatar for roan carl roan carl says:

    i watch abs cbn shows live streaming on

  17. Avatar for crafif crafif says:

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

  18. Avatar for Joey Caparas Joey Caparas says:

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

  19. Avatar for petken petken says:

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

  20. Avatar for hubes hubes says:

    I tried using this using different broadband. still works

  21. Avatar for Leo 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?

  22. Avatar for hubes 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…

  23. Avatar for Pusang Kulog Pusang Kulog says:

    Anything like this for the Kapuso Channel?


  24. 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.

  25. Avatar for luiboowee luiboowee says:

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

  26. 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?

  27. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

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

  28. Avatar for bin bin says:


    double clicking on the video makes it full screen.

  29. Avatar for Vic Vic says:

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

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