Philippine pay TV provider SKYcable has added new channels to its SKY on Demand platform’s live streaming feature, which includes anime channels ANIPLUS Asia and ANIMAX Asia.
Those who have any of the two channels in their SKYcable subscription, either within their basic plan or or ala carte through Select, can watch these channels automatically through the over-the-top (OTT) streaming platform.
ANIMAX Asia is available on plans Silver HD 850 and Gold HD 1100 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite and Bulacan (San Jose del Monte) on Channel 46, and Gold HD 1100 plan in Baguio, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu and Davao on Channel 107. The channel is also available as an ala-carte subscription for PHP50 per month, on top of their basic plan.
ANIPLUS Asia is available exclusively as an ala-carte subscription for PHP100 per month, on top of their basic plan, which is currently available for subscribers in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite and Bulacan (San Jose del Monte) on Channel 139.
According to their mobile application, ANIPLUS Asia was added to the live stream feature on June 20, while ANIMAX Asia was added on July 02, but both channels were only visible on the platform during the first week of this month.
Both live stream channels are currently tagged as “Test Broadcast”, opening a possibly of adding video on-demand content soon.
Anime Pilipinas has reached out to both anime channels for comment, but has yet to respond.
ANIPLUS Asia was previously available through Tribe, an OTT streaming service owned by Malaysian Pay TV provider Astro, but its live stream and on-demand content was removed on the service at the end of May.
ANIMAX Asia’s select titles were previously streamed through “ANIMAX Mobile” channel on telecommunications company PLDT’s Watchpad streaming platform in 2009 until its closure in 2012.
SKY on Demand is an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service owned by SKYcable, which was launched in August 2015.
Initially, the streaming service can only be accessed by subscribers of their internet services, such as SKYbroadband and SKYmobi, as well as wired internet connections.
Last February, the pay TV provider relaunched their OTT service with a new interface, additional live-stream channels and video-on-demand content, and can now be accessed by any SKYcable subscriber regardless of mobile or internet provider.