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LRT and MRT’s ‘TUBE’ to Show ABS-CBN Content

ABS-CBN, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, will soon provide quality content, including the latest news updates and short, entertaining videos to 1.3 million Filipino LRT and MRT commuters daily as it inked a deal with international media and marketing company PHAR Partnership Inc. through Manila’s first in-train TV network, TUBE.

(L-R) ABS-CBN Creative Programs Inc, finance operations head, Cat Lopez; ABS-CBN Creative Programs head, Paolo Pineda; PHAR Partnership Inc. Managing Director, Phrem Bhatia; PHAR Partnership Inc General Manager for Commercial, Maria Thessa Ms. Verano; PHAR Partnership Inc Finance Controller, Christian Alfonso

TUBE is a real-time passenger information system which has been patented in the Philippines and approved by the Department of Transportation. It employs a GPS/location-based system fortified with a CCTV that keeps passengers posted on what the next train station is, and whether there are any emergencies or interruptions during the trip.

With over 1,000 screens installed across the LRT and MRT train lines, the platform also engages the commuting public by offering news, weather reminders, traffic updates and short videos that enhances regular travelling experience.

Signing the partnership ABS-CBN’s Creative Programs, Inc. (CPI) head Paolo Pineda, CPI senior finance officer Carmelita Ramos and CPI finance operations head Cat Lopez, PHAR Partnership Inc.’s general manager for commercial Maria Thessa M. Verano and finance controller Christian Alfonso.

The partnership is consistent with the company’s continuing efforts to venture into groundbreaking new channels for convenient media consumption of Filipinos across the country.

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom and @tubemnl on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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