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Filipino streamer PopTV expands offering with Anime

Singapore based August Media Holdings’ Filipino video-on-demand streaming service PopTV has launched a new anime offering, Bento, that provides a wide range of anime content including simulcasts from Japan.

The move is the latest from PopTV as it seeks to broaden its appeal with a slate of local blockbuster movies and Filipino-dubbed Asian content.

With Bento, PopTV is also introducing AVOD and PVOD packages that offer ad supported and premium viewing respectively. In its premium tier, users can access premium titles including weekly simulcasts.

Bento’s premium subscription will be offered at an introductory price of PHP79 (€1.36) on a standalone basis and PHP119 if bundled with PopTV’s main SVOD service.

Headlining this new anime service are simulcast airings of hit anime series Spy Family Part 2, Beast Tamer and Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3.

PopTV Bento will be available in the Philippines from Octobr 26. Users can access it by downloading the PopTV Pinas app on Google Play, Huawei App Gallery, Samsung Galaxy store, and Apple App Stores.

“Filipinos are among the top consumers of anime content in the world. Bento has been created to address that market. A comprehensive Anime service that makes titles available easily and cheaply (or for free) is the best defence for anime IP owners against widespread piracy. Our launch slate of over hundred titles will continue to grow through the next few quarters until we become the ultimate destination for Filipino anime fans,” said Jyotirmoy Saha, founder of August Media Holdings and PopTV. 

“We want Filipinos to have effortless access to the best anime in the world. We want to enable anime fans to be able to express their love for anime and get fulfilment without having to rely on dubious sources. We have a lot in store for Filipino the Filipino anime fan community that we will progressively roll out over the months to come,” said Jackeline Chua, COO of PopTV.

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