Type of site
|Available in||Filipino, English|
|Predecessor(s)||iWant TV (2010–2018)|
|Services||video on demand|
pay per view
|Registration||Subscription to PLDT, Globe or Smart is needed for premium content.|
|Users||6 million (August 2017)|
|Launched||January 2010 (as iWantv)|
November 16, 2018 (as iWant)
IWant (stylized as iWant), formerly known as iWanTV! and iWant TV, is an over-the-top content platform exclusively available in the Philippines that is owned and operated by ABS-CBN. It allows users who registered to the service to watch either a live video streaming or on demand contents of ABS-CBN on any screen and device. IWant users can watch the live video streaming of ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Regional Channel, DZMM TeleRadyo, My Only Radio, and Pinoy Big Brother, as well as on-demand contents from ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Regional, ABS-CBN Sports (S+A), Kapamilya Box Office, Pinoy Big Brother, selected local films and TV series, specials, and other exclusive and premium contents including exclusive behind-the-scenes video clips, interviews, documentaries, bloopers, and Pinoy Big Brother 360° videos. The original name iWanTV! is a portmanteau of either the sentence I want TV!, or the Tagalog word iwan (English: to leave behind) and TV, pertaining to the service helping viewers being able to catch up show episodes they had left behind.
Users can access the contents of IWant through either the website interface or through the iWant app available in iOS, Android, Windows and LG Smart TV. Although the service is free of charge, exclusive contents are only available to premium users who registered using their ABS-CBNmobile accounts The iWant TV app can be access through either the ABS-CBN Mobile 3G and 4G LTE network or through Wi-Fi.
From the launching until the 30th of August, 2015, iWant TV has foreign contents from many pan-regional television channels such as NatGeo, the Food Network, E!, CNN, and Cartoon Network. These particular contents are now diverted into a new service called Sky On Demand which is exclusive to Sky subscribers. On August 31, 2015, iWant TV, together with StarFlix (a new division of Star Cinema) and Wattpad released Must Date the Playboy, starring Kim Chiu, Xian Lim and directed by Mae Cruz Alviar, the first movie to be released exclusively through iWant TV and ABS-CBN Mobile service.
On September 26, 2016, a partnership with PLDT and its subsidiary Smart Communications was announced during a signing ceremony attended by Eugenio Lopez III (Chairman of ABS-CBN), Carlo Katigbak (President and CEO of ABS-CBN), Manny Pangilinan (Chairman of PLDT) and other ABS-CBN, PLDT and Smart executives. The partnership will enable PLDT and Smart customers to access the iWant TV website and mobile apps.
On November 16, 2018, the service was officially relaunched as iWant, as the latter now emphasizes on adding original content similar to Netflix and iFlix on November 17, starting with Spirits: Reawaken (a reboot version of the original 2004–2005 series), Quezon's Game, and Alamat ng Ano. Glorious and MA will be the first two original movies of IWant.
List of original programs
|Glorious||Drama, Romance||November 17, 2018||1 hour, 47 min.|
|Ma||Horror, Drama||November 17, 2018||1 hour, 12 min.|
|Everybody Loves Baby Wendy||Comedy||December 5, 2018||1 hour, 17 min.|
|The Gift||Romance||January 11, 2019||1 hour, 26 min.|
|Spark||Romance||January 11, 2019||1 hour, 58 min.|
|Allergy in Love||Romance, Comedy||January 25, 2019||1 hour, 29 min.|
|Apple of My Eye||Drama, Romance||February 14, 2019||1 hour, 21 min.|
|Alamat ng Ano||Fantasy, Comedy||November 16, 2018||10 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Spirits: Reawaken||Thriller, Adventure||November 17, 2018||1 season, 14 episodes||30-40 min.||Running|
|Laureen on a Budget||Reality||November 17, 2018||1 season, 10 episodes||20 min.||Running|
|UAAP G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Teams)||Documentary, Sports||December 5, 2018||3 episodes||10 min.||Miniseries|
|Find the Wasabi in Nagoya||Reality||December 8, 2018||4 episodes||20-25 min.||Miniseries|
|iWant Retrospektib: The Making of Da King||Documentary||December 14, 2018||6 episodes||15-20 min.||Miniseries|
|The End||Anthology||December 21, 2018||1 season||30-40 min.||Running|
|HIGH||Suspense||January 5, 2019||1 season, 6 episodes||30-40 min.||Running|
|HUSH||Erotic, Drama, Anthology||January 23, 2019||TBA||30-40 min.||Running|
|The Zeke and Sheila's Love Story||Romance, Comedy||February 15, 2019||TBA||30-40 min.||Running|
|Project Feb 14||Drama||February 16, 2019||TBA||TBA||Running|
|Touch Screen||Anthology||March 6, 2019||TBA||TBA||Running|
|Bagman||Crime, Drama, Thriller||March 20, 2019||12 episodes||TBA||Finished|
|Jhon en Martian||Sci-fi, Romance, Comedy||April 14, 2019||1 season 5 episodes||20-30 min.||Running|
|Little Big Trio||Documentary||2019||TBA||TBA||Miniseries|
|Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3||Comedy||2019||7 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Goals With Mond||Reality||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Mga Batang Poz||Documentary||TBA||TBA||TBA||Miniseries|
|IKR (I Know Right?!)||Talk||September 28, 2018||1 hour||Ongoing|
|Pinoy Big Brother: Otso Livestream||Reality||November 10, 2018||N/A||Ongoing|
|Camp Star Hunt Livestream||Reality||November 10, 2018||N/A||Ongoing|
|iWant ASAP||Musical, Variety||December 2, 2018||2 hours||Ongoing|
|UAAP Season 81||Sports||February 15, 2019||TBA||Ongoing|
|Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League||TBA||Ongoing|
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