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Entertainment News (06/15/21)

iQiyi offers VIP subscription

INTERNATIONAL on-demand streaming service iQiyi is giving free 30-day access to new and existing users in Philippines. For a limited time, Philippines-based users can redeem a 30-day Standard VIP subscription for free inside the iQiyi app until June 30 (11:59 p.m.). To redeem the subscription, download the iQiyi app, click “Claim Now” on the pop-up message, and sign up for an account or log in to an existing one to start watching. As a VIP member, users can watch on multiple screens (simultaneous watching on two screens), skip ads, get early access to new episodes, enjoy high quality content in Blu-ray 1080P and Dolby audio, and use multiple devices (mobile phones, PCs, Apple TV, Android TV, and more). For more information, visit Get Free 30-Day VIP (www.iq.com/cooperation/ph-vip.html) and download the iQiyi app.

Autotelic drops new single, ‘Iwan’

Autotelic emerged in the early 2010s, with heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation. The six-piece band set the standards of what modern pop songcraft is: resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its honesty. Fast forward to 2021, the group’s work has been consistent in expressing the woes and rewards of being young, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are present in “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music, Inc. According to vocalist and guitarist Josh Villena, “Iwan” deals with regret and doing everything you can to ensure that mistakes won’t happen again. “Iwan” is written by Josh Villena, and produced by Autotelic and Marc Reyes. It is available on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

Kyle Juliano, Angelina Cruz collaborate on single

KYLE Juliano and Angelina Cruz released their latest collaboration — a rendition of British singer Calum Scott’s “You Are The Reason.” The song has been an anthem in celebrating special moments and this time around, these two young Filipino artists share their fresh take on this chart-topping song. Cruz released her rendition of the Orange and Lemons classic “Hanggang Kailan (Umuwi Ka Na Baby)” in 2018 while Juliano has accumulated 45 million streams on Spotify and his 2017 single, “Crashing,” has a total of 13 million streams since its debut. “You Are The Reason” is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

GMA Network at the 2021 New York Festivals

FIVE of GMA Network’s entries are finalists at the 2021 New York Festivals (NYF) World’s Best TV and Films Competition. The show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s episode “The Woman Slashed On Her Face” was named a finalist in the Documentary: Social Justice category. The story tackles domestic abuse and gender-based violence cases increased during the COVID-19 quarantines in the country. Shortlisted in the Documentary: Heroes category is Reel Time’s episode “This Abled” about a man with no legs and arms seeking to reach a mountain’s peak. The episode “Miguel’s Wounds” of Reporter’s Notebook emerged as a finalist for the Documentary: Health/Medical Information category. It investigated the plight of a 21-year-old man afflicted by a mysterious condition that left his skin peeling and his body full of wounds. Nominated under the Program: Sports Documentary category, The Atom Araullo Specials: Dreams of Gold tells the story of Filipino athletes and how competitive the country is in the international sports scene. This is the third consecutive NYF nomination for The Atom Araullo Specials since it premiered in 2018, winning back-to-back Silver World Medals in the past two years. Finally, Alden’s Reality: The Virtual Reality Concert was nominated in the Entertainment Special: Special Event category. Held last December, it was the country’s first concert of its kind, combining cutting-edge technology and performances to produce a full-length concert and online interaction between Alden Richards and his fans. The five GMA finalists will be moving on to the medal round. Winners of this year’s NYF will be announced on Oct. 12 in Las Vegas.

PLDT Home, Viu collaborate

BROADBAND service PLDT Home and Viu, PCCW’s OTT video streaming service, have collaborated to offer Korean entertainment to viewers in the Philippines. It offers an extensive array of drama series, films, and reality shows. PLDT Home treats subscribers to one-month free access of the Viu Premium service. With Viu Premium, Filipinos can catch the K-dramas seamlessly and without interruption with zero ads, enjoy unlimited downloads, and get first access to the newest shows. Viu Premium also allows subscribers to watch on their TV through the Viu TV app or through casting. On top of this, subscribers can enjoy a discounted subscription fee of P80 per month. Subscribers can avail of this exclusive offer by charging their Viu subscription on top of their PLDT Home bill. Viu is currently airing its newest Korean original series Doom At Your Service, starring Seo In Guk from Hundred Million Stars From The Sky, and Park Bo Young, best known from her titular character in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. The OTT player has also recently announced a slate of new titles, including Penthouse 3, available first on Viu, and its next Korean original Hong Cheon Gi, a romance fantasy period drama set to air in the third quarter. Download the Viu app on App Store, Google Play and selected Smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com. For details visit www.pldthome.com/viu.