Cignal Introduces TV-To-Go OTT Service

First there was just radio, then television and after a few decades came the advent of cable tv and since then, home viewing is never the same with clear viewing and lots of channels to choose from around the world.

One brand braved the cable tv scene about four years ago and has since reached several milestones -- Cignal Digital TV.  Under the PLDT Group of Companies, Cignal has been aggressive in its sales and marketing efforts that it has surpassed the 500,000-subscriber mark.  A High Definition (HD) cable provider, Cignal continues to push for new technology that will change the television viewing experience (and even viewing habit) for Filipinos. 

Noel Lorenzana, President & CEO of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc.,
welcomed guests at the Cignal TV-To-Go launch
At the recent launch event held at the Conservatory of the Peninsula Manila, Cignal introduced a new way to watch tv shows while on the move: Cignal TV-To-Go.  It is Cignal's new service that allows viewers to watch real-time broadcast feeds of Cignal channels on their broadband connected Smartphones or Tablets.  Now, Cignal Digital TV subscribers can watch their favorite shows while in transit to work, while waiting in a cafe or while on vacation in the province.  

"The shows that you follow will now follow you."
- Annie Naval, Managing Director & COO of Cignal
Since the Cignal TV-To-Go launch is currently on its beta phase and is offered for free to all Cignal Postpaid subscribers with Android devices on the Smart or PLDT broadband networks. The service will initially be available on mobile devices that run on the Android Jelly Bean operating system but it will be open to more Android devices and even iOS devices in the next few months.  

Top executives of the PLDT Group of Companies led by
SMART Communications and PLDT Chairman and Cignal founder
Manny V. Pangilinan did the ceremonial toast
during the launch of Cignal TV-to-Go
Cignal TV-To-Go is PLDT Group's first multimedia, multiscreen answer to evolve side-by-side with technology and the growing needs of its subscribers.  This OTT service can be a future worldwide trend in multimedia viewing.  

Cignal Postpaid subscribers can visit to register.

My Ideal Protein Journey - Part 1

I've been chubby most of my life, except in my early teens when I was average and in my 30s when I ballooned to obesity.  I love good food, whether I'm cooking or just eating, and that is the problem.  I have tried some diets like Atkins and even went Pesco-Vegetarian for 2 years, where I lost 45 lbs but gained it all back 2 years after when I stopped. 

A few weeks ago, I learned about a new formula that is not only a diet programme but teaches you to make the right food choices and live a healthy lifestyle.  It's called the Ideal Protein (IP) Diet from Diana Stalder Face, Body, Skin Care and the owner, Ms. Dina dela Paz-Stalder is the health coach.  She herself underwent the programme and had an amazing transformation.

Ms. Stalder's amazing transformation.
In a nutshell, the Ideal Protein Diet was designed as a means of preserving lean body mass, including muscles, bones and other tissues, while losing fat.  The IP diet limits carbohydrate and sugar intake, supplementing with important electrolytes and vitamins and teaching the body to live off its stored fat.  To accomplish this, a line of high-protein, low-fat, low-carbohydrate products (prepackaged protein powders) that are eaten along with healthy food options like leafy green vegetables and lean protein and supplements such as multi-vitamins, calcium-potassium and calcium-magnesium.

The Ideal Protein Diet package of Diana Stalder
Prepacked protein powders
The supplements to ensure maximum health
I started six weeks ago with an open mind and hoping for will of steel that I will be able to finish the programme with good results.  I am (or was) a heavy rice eater and pasta lover that I thought I would not be able to give up the carbs for good.  But I did and now I lost my cravings for anything with carbohydrates.

I would like to share with you what my meals are like in a week's timeframe but let me reserve that for my next entry, together with my full body progress photos.  I still have to complete my last week on the programme.  In the meantime, here are before and after (taken last July 19) head shot photos.  

The Ideal Protein Diet is available in Diana Stalder Face, Body, Skin Care outlets.  Contact coach Dina dela Paz-Stalder will be very happy to guide you through the programme.