PLDT myDSL WatchPad will officially launch its groundbreaking partnership with local cable channel Real Cebu Television (RCTV) on Sunday, March 28, 2010, 1 p.m. at the Parkmall Grounds. Dubbed LIVE and LOUD, this free event is a celebration of Cebu talent, local culture, technological convergence and the new age of cable and internet television.

Instyle Cebu Events | PLDT MyDSL Watchpad Live and Loud in Cebu

Live and Loud will feature a school band competition to be participated by bands from Cebu Doctor’s University, University of the Philippines Cebu College, Cebu Institute of Technology, University of Cebu, University of Southern Philippines, Southwestern University and the University of San Jose Recoletos; with performances from Tambayan – one of RCTVs shows– bands and Cebu’s pride: Cuarenta, Bethany, Pandora, Missing Filemon, Juress, Uno, Lui and the Line Divides which will all be streamed live on www.PldtWatchpad.com.

With this unprecedented union of forces, WatchPad now brings the Cebu flavor to the rest of the Philippines with the addition of RCTV to its growing list of channels. RCTV, which airs locally on Channel 36 on Sky Cable and now nationwide through WatchPad, is Cebu’s only infotainment channel that features everything about Cebu- lifestyle, culture, music, people and places. WatchPad subscribers from all over the country can now experience Cebu’s multi-faceted charm by accessing RCTV’s shows for free on their myDSL-powered PCs. “We are very excited about myDSL WatchPad’s partnership with RCTV. There are so many great talents, hot happenings and exciting parties in Cebu and by tying up with RCTV we hope to bring the islands closer through constant innovation and convergence to further revolutionize broadband and internet television” says Myla Villanueva, Senior brand manager of PLDT myDSL.

PLDT myDSL Watchpad, the country’s pioneering internet TV, just keeps on getting bigger and better by giving myDSL subscribers added value through both local, national and international content. PLDT myDSL subscribers can now experience internet TV viewing at its best and the hottest shows from 18 free channels to choose from on their DSL-powered PCs, some of which are not available on local Cebu cable: Channel [V], CNN, National Geographic, E!, PBO, CNBC, Cartoon Network, Animax, History, The Biography Channel, Crime and Investigation, Living Asia, RCTV, Go, Splash, Smart Shopping, TBN-Word, and myView.

Not yet on watchpad? Log on to http://www.pldtwatchpad.com to get your free username and password. (photo and text from their press release)