Saturday, October 31, 2015

Family Halloween Thrills on SKY Select

Halloween can mean different things to different people. For the kids, it’s a time to have fun, for their imaginations to run wild as they wear different costumes and go out trick-or-treating. For teens and adults, it can be for exploring fears and the darker sides of reality. For many more in the country, it is a time for remembering those who have passed on, honoring their memories when they were alive.

But the family as whole often loves to gather, and spend precious moments with each other, often in comfort while watching fun or thrilling Halloween specials in their big TV screens at home. This October 30 and 31, an entire host of SKY Select channels will air shows and movies that will find their own unique space in the viewers’ hearts – whether it be for lighthearted joy or nerve-wracking terror.

The warmest and fondest Halloween memories form during childhood. Among them were Halloween cartoon and movie marathons that can be watched all day. In Boomerang, kids who want to experience the classic antics of Garfield can tune-in to Garfield Special: Bewitched, 10am on October 31. In this hilarious misadventure, Garfield finds himself as a witch’s assistant, in his search for a cure to turn Odie back into a dog. Starting 11am, Boomerang will air the Scooby Doo Halloween Movie Marathon where fans can watch Mystery Inc get out of one hijink and into another.

Disney Junior has a halloween special for our youngest kids. By 8:30am on October 31, kids can watch the Jake and the Neverland Pirate’s “Stowaway Ghosts/Happy 100th Birthday” episode. Viewers will witness Pirate Mummy’s 1000th birthday and how Jake and his friends helped Hook get rid of trickster phantoms.

Movie treats fit for the entire family will be featured in Fox Family Movies. Ghostbusters airs by 9:55pm on October 31. Fans of this classic can watch how Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver handle ghosts and terrors in the most comedic way possible. Ghostbusters II follows at 11:40pm. In this sequel, the Ghostbusters deal with a resurgence of paranormal activity due to the presence of an ectoplasmic river beneath their city.

Fans of grim delights will enjoy the film offerings of Fox Action Movies. On October 30, 10pm, horror afficionados can watch the premier of Wer – a story about a peculiar man blindly charged for committing gruesome murders. A.J. Cook, Sebastian Roche, and Vik Sahay stars in this film about the rebirth of an unexpected legend. The following night, by 10pm, is the premiere of Dark Was the Night. Starring Kevin Durang and Lukas Haas, the story focuses on how the local sheriff faces the demons of his past as he deals with the evils that awoke in the trees.

Halloween movie specials grow even darker with Fox Movies Premium’s terrifying selections. In Devil’s Due, starring Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, and Sam Anderson, a young couple comes to grips with an unexpected turn of events – a pregnancy after a long and mysterious honeymoon night. The story will unfold starting 10pm on October 30. Action and suspense spills through the TV screen the following night, with the horror flick, The Pyramid. Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, and Denis O’Hare stars in this frightful story, where a group of american arheologists are trapped and hunted within a pyramid in the egyptian desert. Movie airs October 31, by 10pm.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

SKYcable Subscriber Wins a Subaru Forester in HITS channel promo

A lucky SKYcable subscriber won a brand new Subaru Forester after the grand draw of the “HITS A SUBARU!” Raffle Promo sponsored by HITS, popularly known as the channel that celebrates the best TV all in one place!

Darlene Tan, 33, a manager in their family business, was the grand prize winner. Darlene and her family has been a SKYcable subscriber since 1992 and is an avid fan of HITS which features TV’s all-time favorites and critically-acclaimed series. She watches marathons of Law and Order, The Golden Girls and her favorite series, The X-Files.  It was through the channel’s promo commercials that she found out about the raffle and decided to join just for fun.

Last September 17, 2015, Darlene, together with her family, excitedly claimed her grand prize which was officially presented to her by James Dumlao, SKY Cable Head of Programming, Bob Palanca, Motor Image Pilipinas (Subaru) Deputy General Manager, and Avi Himatsinghani, HITS Founder and CEO.

Aside from the grand prize winner, 9 other lucky subscribers were treated to various cool prizes during the monthly draws. Every month since the promo was launched in May, the lucky winners got to take home a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8, a Samsung 40” LED TV, and an iPhone 6.

Cheers to all “HITS A SUBARU!” promo winners! To view the complete list of winners, visit SKYcable’s website at

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Cable TV Made More Affordable with SKYcable Prepaid

Our good old TV has been an important part of everyone’s lives for so many years. It brings us entertainment, relaxation, and a means to be up-to-date with what’s happening around the globe. Today, a wide range of entertainment and quality programming is available 24/7 for everyone to enjoy – all people need is a means to watch them in way that fits their lifestyle and budget. Good thing, SKYcable has launched an affordable solution so that many more can unwind and have fun with all the shows and movies available on digital cable TV.

As some households begin to draw away from the hassle of paying monthly bills for cable TV services, SKYcable introduces another innovation: SKYcable Prepaid. It is available at ₱99 and ₱250 variants, with each offering unlimited cable TV viewing for 30 days.  Prepaid subscribers will have access to up to 35 standard definition and 4 high definition channels through their SKYcable Digibox.

As a bonus, those who subscribe are instantly loaded with two months access to the ₱250 variant channel line-up.They also get a free ABS-CBN Mobile SIM that has a bonus of 800MB worth of internet access for up to 30 days. Subscribers can enjoy additional free channels and exclusive shows when they reload. To stay up to date on SKYcable Prepaid promos, subscribers can simply tune-in to the Prepaid Info Channel - Ch. 223 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna and Ch 58 in Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete and Iloilo. Plus, as an added perk to those who have the SKYcable Digibox HD, the iRecord feature is included, allowing them record and playback shows, as well as pause live TV.

Maintaining SKYcable Prepaid is easy and completely at the subscriber’s convenience. To reload at anytime, they can simply use the ABS-CBN SIM that comes upon installation. As long as the SIM has enough credits, all they need to do is text SKY<type 250 or 99><type SKYcable prepaid smartcard number> and send to 23667. Subscribers can also load though 7-Eleven outlets, V-Mobile, and other authorized loading stations. 

Proving that only SKYcable offer the bestvalue in all its products, the ₱99 option comes with Cartoon Network HD, perfect for kids who want their favorite toons and anime in vivid detail. Those who choose the ₱250 option can watch National Geographic HD, Disney Channel HD, and HBO HD – a powerhouse suite of channels everyone in the family will love. Both options have access to digital cable TV favorites like Cinema One, Toonami, BTV, Teleradyo, Cinemo, Knowledge Channel, Yeyand Jeepney TV.

Enjoy the fun and entertainment the cable TV viewing has to offer. Subscribe now to SKYcable Prepaid to enjoy the perks of digital cable TV that lets you maintain your budget, all without the hassle of monthly bills.