GMA Network Inc. said it expects to sell half a million mobile digital terrestrial TV devices this year as the government eases quarantine restrictions.
“Our sales of GMA Now has been so slow, but we are hoping that with the easing of [restrictions] and people can move around outside of their home now we are hoping to reach the 500,000,” GMA Network chairman and chief executive Felipe Gozon said.
“The idea of GMA Now is that you can watch your favorite programs outside of your home,” he said.
GMA Now is a mobile digital TV receiver that allows Android smartphone users to watch the live broadcast of Kapuso channels for free. It is available in portions of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Abra, Ilocos Sur, Baguio City, Pangasinan, Batangas, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao and Cagayan de Oro.
Gozon said his company already sold 1.25 million GMA Affordabox, a digital TV receiver since it was launched in June last year. He said GMA was expected to grow earnings by 15 percent this year from P5.98 billon last year. Darwin G. Amojelar