According to the “Digital in 2017 Global Overview” report prepared by social media consultancy We Are Social and the social media management platform Hootsuite, more than half of the world’s population now uses the Internet or about 3.75 billion people.
In the Philippines, about 60 million or 58 percent of the total population—have access to the internet. The report also said that the number of internet users in the Philippines has grown by 27 percent in the past 12 months. When Filipinos go online, they tend to hang around, specifically for 8 hours and 59 minutes every day on average—the highest in the world.
Because of this, online video content selections are growing so quickly that families can now spend an entire weekend just watching the latest movies, TV shows, and viral clips.
So to showcase how streaming can be a fun bonding pursuit for families, Globe at Home is holding #StreamFest, a weekend of free movies.
Families can enjoy free screenings of popular Netflix titles like, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Designated Survivor”. HOOQ will also be streaming movies like “Amazing Spiderman 1 and 2,” and the new Tangled series through the Disney Channel Apps.
StreamFest will also have activities hosted by top local YouTube creators such as beauty Vlogger Anne Clutz, Cosplayer Chris Cantada, and travel Vlogger Patrice Averilla of Avelovinit.
“StreamFest is our way of bringing together the best in entertainment so that more families can experience it first hand. Through the streaming activities, we are able to showcase how much their connected life can be better when they are able to watch their favorite content all together,” Senior Vice President of Globe At Home Martha Sazon said during the launch on July 7 at Bonifacio Global City.
“This is also our way of introducing our new GoBIG plans that is part of our mission to connect two million homes around the country with leading edge network technology,” Sazon added.