|Innovative Filipino tech brand joins initiative as official device partner|
Philippine smart devices manufacturer Starmobile has partnered with Bilang Pilipino 2016, TV5’s data-driven, multi-platform election coverage conducted in partnership with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Smart Communications Inc., and Voyager Innovations.
As the official device partner, Starmobile provided PLAY Spark Android smartphones to power TV5’s real-time data-gathering and other election-related activities nationwide.
Android is the official smartphone operating system of Internet giant Google.
Starmobile also provided TV5’s news team with Digital TV-enabled (DTV) smartphones KNIGHT Vision, UP Vision, and UP Max to bolster its integrated news coverage across broadcast, digital, mobile, and social platforms.
The above-mentioned DTV devices feature built-in Digital TV tuners with recording capabilities that will allow TV5’s news personnel to monitor and respond to what’s happening on the ground.
“Our role in Bilang Pilipino 2016 goes beyond just providing handsets,” said Starmobile Product Development Head Michael Chen. “We want to show Filipinos how our innovations can be used to make positive contributions to Philippine society,” he added.
“The partnership between Bilang Pilipino and Starmobile underscores our goal in providing our voters a platform that offers maximized information access and voter engagement. This is important as we continue to be the media partner of choice of the multi-screen voter”, said Bilang Pilipino Project Lead Roby Alampay.
“Since 2011 Starmobile has enabled Filipinos to reach for their own stars,” said Chen. “This time around, we are more than willing to help the country reach for a brighter future,” he ended.