Why pay for more? Where you can now subscribe to the new GSat satellite tv or known as Direct-to-Home inexpensively.  I may sound like a dealer for Gsat but I am not. Hehe.. I am just happy about this new subscription based satellite home tv in the Philippines.

Gsat Cable TV Philippines

Gsat Cable TV Philippines

I live in a very quite remote Southern-part area of Cebu and this new GSAT gave us the best alternative TV medium. Obviously, our place is beyond the reach of Cable companies. Don’t ask me why we live in this secluded region in Cebu. Ask my husband! 😀

I never regret it here anyway. It’s a very peaceful place, full of privacy and away from vast pollution. I can feel the cool wind from the sea breeze every day. Oh it’s a paradise.

Anyway, we actually had a dream-tv before but decided to disconnect it due to high yearly subscription fee. And besides, I don’t need so many channels that will just repeat its movie again and again.

Now, with GSAT, direct-to-home tv is made much more affordable to Filipinos living in remote areas. All you need is just a set of equipment composed of a dish, a satellite receiver and a smart card and the signal is literally directly delivered to their homes.

The GSAT Complete Package Includes:

  1. RECEIVER
  2. SATELLITE DISH COMPLETE  with BRACKETS AND HOLDERS
  3. CONAX SMARTCARD
  4. LNB
  5. COAXIAL CABLE
  6. 2PCS. F-CONNECTORS
  7. INSTALLATION GUIDES/TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  8. 1 YEAR FREE GUARANTEED SUBSCRIPTION
  9. FREE LBC DOOR TO DOOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY

Technically speaking (I am not a techy geek, it’s a copy-paste.. haha) , To receive Direct-To-Home (DTH) broadcast signals, subscribers must acquire a 60 cm, a satellite dish antenna, an Integrated Receiver-Decoder (IRD) and a Smart Card. IRD is the digital recorder or receiver which is a small sized box required to receive DTH signals. IRD receives the signals from the 60 cm. mini-dish and then decodes it. There is a remote that comes with the IRD that makes it easy to operate. Smart Card performs generation of authorization of EMM and ECM decryption and interpretation to determine whether the consumer shall be granted access to the content. [5] G Sat will be equipped with a conditional access system, employing CONAX technology, to secure and protect its broadcast content from signal piracy.

By the way, I bought my GSAT satellite TV for only P6, 500. (Free shipment + 1 year subscription). You’ll be paying basic P200/Month the following year but depends on what package you avail. Cheers!

And here are the Channel line-ups:

A. GSAT Basic Package – P200.-per month

  • GNN –  Global News Network (FTA)**
  • ABS-CBN – Philippine Local Channel
  • GMA 7 – Philippine Local Channel
  • C9/PBA – Philippine Local Channel
  • ETC – Variety and Entertainment
  • 2ND Ave. – Variety and Entertainment
  • NBN 4 – Philippine Local Channel
  • Global Theater 1 (GPC) – Pinoy Movies
  • Phil. Horse Racing – Philippine Sports
  • History Channel – Documentary
  • Discovery Science – Documentary
  • Nickelodeon – Children and Teens Channel
  • BBC – International News
  • Aljazeera International – International News
  • QTV 11 – Philippine Local Channel (FTA)**

B. GSAT Western Package – 100.-per month

  • Global Theater 2 (Cinemax) – English Movies
  • Solar Sports – International & Filipino Sports
  • Jack TV – English Variety and Wrestling Channel
  • Basketball TV – NBA and other basketball TV
  • SCi Fi – Science Fiction
  • National Geographic – Documentary
  • TVE Spanish – Spanish Entertainment
  • Bloomberg – International Business News
  • TV5Monde – French International

C. GSAT Asian Package – 150.-per month

  • FTV – Taiwan Variety
  • CTI – Chinese Variety
  • Phoenix Channel – Hong Kong Variety
  • NHK World – Japanese Variety
  • Global 3 / MGM – Movies
  • GLOBAL 4 / Mandarin Movies

D. GSAT Home Entertainment Package –TBA

  • PPV – Adult TV (Soon)

I only subscribe with the GSAT basic package and GSAT western package (due to  Cinemax and Basketball Channel). Maybe I’ll get the GSAT Home Entertainment Package someday – Adult TV? Duh?  What’s this all about? 😀