SKY treats new subscribers to GrabFood discount codes

SKY is giving new subscribers an irresistible treat as it partners with GrabFood—discount codes for their next food delivery when their application gets approved from October 1 to 31, 2020.

Perfect for their next binge-watch and snacking session, this sumptuous offer entitles subscribers to at least two discount codes or more depending on the plan that they have subscribed to.

For every P500 monthly fee of subscribed plan, new subscribers will receive two P69 worth of discounts. For instance, a SKY Fiber Unli Broadband 25Mbps + All in Box plan worth P1,499 will get six GrabFood discount codes with a total value of P414.

Each discount voucher is valid for single use and may be availed of upon checkout for a minimum food order amounting to Php690 on GrabFood. The discount codes will be emailed to new subscribers within three to five days of successful installation of their SKY service.

To avail of this latest SKY promo, subscribe to a SKYcable or SKY Fiber plan via within the promo period. For more details about the promo mechanics, visit

Image and promo details provided by SKY in a recent press release.

What’s on Blue Ant Entertainment this January

Blue Ant Entertainment opens up the brand new year with exciting shows this January.  With the live coverage of a much-awaited Hollywood awards show and new seasons of top TV series, viewers will find a lot of compelling reasons to reach for the TV remote.

25th Screen Actors Guild Awards (live from the US)

SAG Awards

It’s actors toasting their fellow actors at the 2019 SAG Awards!  There’s pressure a-plenty  going into the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, because the SAG Awards results historically predict the eventual 2019 Oscar nominees. Keep an eye out, and see if your favorite Hollywood thespians get to bring home an award.

Catch the live coverage on January 28, Monday at 9am.  The encore telecast will air on the same day at 7.45pm.

First Dates Season 7


Catch the first-in-Asia airing of the seventh season of this fixed-rig dating documentary series.  First daters bond over mutual quirks, meet their ideal partners, or bumble their way around the dating arena.

Catch it every Monday at 8.50pm beginning January 7.

Siren Season 2


In the first season of this supernatural series, the mermaid-obsessed town of Bristol Cove descends into chaos with the arrival of a mysterious girl.  With this new season, expect more drama and more havoc as more mythical creatures make their way into town.

Catch the express-from-the-US airing of each episode of Season 2 every Sunday at 7.55pm starting January 27.  Missed the first season?  Watch the marathon airing of the first season on January 26 and 27 from 3.30pm.

Blue Ant Entertainment is the destination for the best mix of reality, drama, comedy and daily entertainment, featuring shows same day or express from the U.S. and U.K. including top-rated dramas Bull and Reign; reality programs First Dates and The X Factor UK; and dailies The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. It is home to some of the biggest award shows in the world aired ‘LIVE,’ including The Golden Globes, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Blue Ant Entertainment is available to SKYcable subscribers in Metro Manila on channels 53SD and 196HD.  It may also be streamed live or on catch-up on SKY On Demand.

Show details and image provided by Blue Ant Media.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

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Exciting shows on Discovery Channel premiering in January 2019

Discovery Channel kicks off the new year with two great shows that takes viewers away from the ordinary.  From the petroheads’ ultimate dream machines to survivalists’ greatest challenges, you’ll definitely have something new to explore and learn.

Speed is the New Black Season 2


Meet Noah Alexander, auto prodigy and owner of Classic Car Studio in St. Louis, Missouri. At any given time, Noah and his talented team have dozens of projects underway in his 40,000 square foot garage, where he crafts finely tuned pieces of precision engineering.  This is a great show for car enthusiasts.  Catch it Wednesdays at 9.55pm beginning January 3.

Ed Stafford: First Man Out

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Discovery Channel pits Survivalist and Explorer Ed Stafford against the planet’s top 6 survivalists in raw and real-life race to get out of Asia’s most hostile environments. Who will be the First Man Out?  If you want to learn how to rough it in Asia, watch this show Tuesdays at 9.55pm starting January 29.

Discovery Channel, the flagship network of Discovery Communications, is devoted to creating the highest quality entertainment in the world and remains one of the most dynamic networks on television. It offers viewers an engaging line-up of high-quality non-fiction entertainment from blue-chip nature, science and technology, ancient and contemporary history, adventure, cultural and topical documentaries.

Discovery Channel is available on channel 39SD and 180HD to SKYcable subscribers in Metro Manila. It can also be streamed live or on catch-up via SKY On Demand.


I’m giving away a Discovery Festival Gift Bag through an Instagram contest.  If you want limited edition premium items from Discovery Networks, check out the mechanics in the IG post below and join!

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——— CONTEST CLOSED ——- #GIVEAWAYALERT!!! When cable TV became available in the metro in the 1990s, Discovery Channel was among the first channels to bring us non-stop factual entertainment 24/7. A few weeks ago, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific held the Discovery Festival, an immersive event in BGC that highlighted Discovery Channel and its sister channels: TLC, HGTV, AFC, Food Network and Animal Planet. Missed the event? Here’s how you can score a bag of goodies from Discovery Networks: 1. FOLLOW @beingjellybeans and @discovery_seasia on IG and FB 2. LIKE this giveaway post on IG , then TAG a friend in the comments. You can tag multiple friends for more entries. One tagged friend per comment please. 3. Leave a COMMENT on what you like to watch on Discovery Channel at this blog post (Please include your IG handle for easy identification.) I will double check if you followed the rules! 🙂 This giveaway contest will run from December 27, 2018 to January 11, 2019, and is open to Metro Manila residents only. The winner will be randomly drawn among the entries and announced on January 12 on IG via @beingjellybeans. Prize includes: – Discovery Channel Blanket-Pillow – Food Network Oven Mitt, Pot-Holder and Kitchen Towel – Animal Planet Keychain – Asian Food Channel Notebook – HGTV Burlap Bag and Cap – Travel Channel Burlap Bag This contest is not administered nor affiliated with Discovery Networks or Instagram. #contestph #contestphilippines #giveawayph #giveawayphilippines #tvshows #tvseries #tvseriesaddict #seriesaddict #tvtime #whattowatch #greattv #factualentertainment #beingjellybeans

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Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

4 Things I love about the New SKY On Demand Box

When I joined the company over a decade ago, SKY has just introduced digital cable TV. For almost all of its subscribers, cable TV means a coaxial cable is connected directly to one’s TV. Since the signal is analog, the TV reception is sometimes grainy and, compared to today, the channels available were limited.

Fast forward to today, and digital TV is the norm. It is now common to see set-top boxes attached to the TVs; these process the digital from the cable and produce clearer pictures on the screen. And because the channel capacity on the digital network has expanded, more channels and shows are available, some are even in high definition.

Coinciding with the technological developments in cable TV is the growth of over-the-top or what we sometimes call video-on-demand streaming services.  Online services such as Youtube and Netflix expand our content choices in ways unimaginable ten years ago.  However, these are mostly viewed using mobile devices (and therefore in smaller screens), and oftentimes can’t be enjoyed by more than one person at a time.

Enter the new SKY on Demand Box.

I’ve been excited about this new product development since I first heard about it and I’ve been anticipating its launch for some time now.

So please allow me to sing a few of my praises for the new SKY on Demand Box. 🙂

It lets you watch cable TV channels, Netflix and Youtube, all in one device.

Since the new SKY on Demand Box can connect to the internet and includes Netflix and Youtube among its launch apps, your TV viewing choices now cover all of your favorite cable channels, all the shows and movies available on Netflix in your area and all the clips uploaded on Youtube.

Want to catch the premiere of a new episode of Asian horror anthology Folklore on HBO? Check! Want to binge-watch the much-raved-about Outlander series on Netflix? Check! Want to learn makeup application from an online tutorial on Youtube? Check!

It basically turns your TV into a smart TV, helping you get more of the shows you love.


It lets you catch up on the shows you missed.

Couldn’t make it home in time to catch a show as it airs?  Or is someone else hogging the TV when your favorite show comes on?

No worries: if the show is one of the titles available on SKY on Demand, you can watch the latest three episodes using the SKY on Demand app, which is included among the box’s launch apps.

Or you can also set your box to record the show even when you’re not at home as the box has a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) function. And guess what: even while someone else is watching another show on the TV, the SKY on Demand Box is recording the show you’re not watching so you can view it at your leisure.  No need to fight with hubby or the kids over the remote, yeah?

It comes with a companion app that extends the box’s functionalities even further.

By downloading its companion app (available on the App Store and Google Play) you can use your phone as your TV’s remote control, privately listen to the audio of the show you’re watching using your phone’s headset (no need to settle for almost-mute audio levels just because someone in the room is studying or sleeping), or watch cable channels on your phone.


It’s now available in Metro Manila.

New subscribers of the One SKY Unli Fiber Broadband + HD Cable TV plans only need to pay a one-time installation fee of Php1,999.  New subscribers of selected SKYcable plans, on the other hand, need to pay a one-time installation fee of Php2,999.

Existing SKY subscribers can call the Customer Service hotline +63 2 381 0000 or visit any of the SKYzones or SKY offices in the metro.

To inquire about the new SKY on Demand Box, call the SKY Telesales hotline +63 2 4180000 or  visit

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.