iWant, formerly known as iWanTV! and iWant TV, is a Philippine over-the-top content platform and production company owned and operated by ABS-CBN. It allows users who registered to the service to watch live video streaming or on-demand contents of ABS-CBN on any screen and device. iWant users can watch the live video streamings of Kapamilya Channel, ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel), TeleRadyo, O Shopping, and Pinoy Big Brother, as well as on-demand contents from ABS-CBN, ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel), ABS-CBN Regional Channel, ABS-CBN Sports (S+A), KBO (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.
Type of site
|Available in||Filipino, English|
|Predecessor(s)||iWant TV (2010–2018)|
|Registration||Required; subscription is needed for premium content.|
|Users||13 million (July 2019)|
|Launched||January 2010 (as iWantv) |
November 16, 2018 (as iWant)
From its launch until 2015, iWant TV had 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 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 officially relaunched as iWant, which now emphasizes on adding original content similar to Netflix and Iflix, featuring Spirits: Reawaken (a reboot version of the original 2004–2005 TV series), Quezon's Game, and Alamat ng Ano. Glorious and MA were the first two iWant original movies. In May 2019, the service adds the 2005 version of the Japanese animé series Doraemon (which airs on Yey!, an exclusive channel of ABS-CBN TV Plus), becoming the second animé title to be streamed on iWant.
A television special called iWant Originals premiered on ABS-CBN's Yes Weekend! Sunday evening block on August 11, 2019, replacing the 14-year-old comedy gag show Goin' Bulilit. Some scenes were edited for the TV version due to strict guidelines of the MTRCB. On August 18, Call Me Tita was the first original series to premiere simultaneously on both iWant and ABS-CBN. iWant Originals was cancelled on September 22, 2019 to give way for the Kapamilya Super Blockbusters movie block.
On March 16, 2020, iWant Originals returned on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida as part of the special TV programming due to the Enhanced community quarantine in Luzon caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. iWant Originals showcased some of their fresh, most-watched programs. In the list are; Julia Barretto's mystery-thriller I Am U, making it the lead miniseries, followed by Jodi Sta. Maria's My Single Lady and Joseph Marco's Uncoupling.
Various iWant Originals series airs weekdays on The Filipino Channel owned and operated by ABS-CBN, a global subscription television network. Each series will be replaced by another iWant Originals series. Beginning with “Past, Present, Perfect?” which airs on May 4,2020; “Taiwan That You Love” on May 12,2020; “My Single Lady” on May 20, 2020; “Uncoupling” on May 28,2020; “The End:Balikbayan” on June 5,2020; “Spirits: Reawaken” on June 8,2020; "The End:Accidental Friend" on June 26,2020; "Bagman" on June 29,2020; "Touchscreen:It's A Match"; "Bagman:New Season"; "The End:Third Wheel" on July 30,2020 as part of the special TV programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the weekends, TNT Boys: Journey to the World Stage, a documentary series airing on June 6, 2020. Also, another documentary series "Unlisted," airing July 2020.
iWant also streamed Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: At Home Together Concert on March 22, 2020 together with ABS-CBN, S+A, ANC, Jeepney TV, DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, DZMM Teleradyo, Metro Channel, Asianovela Channel, and TFC. The concert was aimed to help the people who were in need because of the community quarantine in Luzon and the COVID-19 pandemic.
List of original programsEdit
|Glorious||Drama, Romance||November 17, 2018||1 hour, 47 min.||Filipino|
|Ma||Horror, Drama||November 17, 2018||1 hour, 12 min.||Filipino|
|Everybody Loves Baby Wendy||Comedy||December 5, 2018||1 hour, 17 min.||Filipino|
|The Gift||Romance||January 11, 2019||1 hour, 26 min.||Filipino|
|Spark||Romance||January 11, 2019||1 hour, 58 min.||Filipino|
|Allergy in Love||Romance, Comedy||January 25, 2019||1 hour, 29 min.||Filipino|
|Apple of My Eye||Drama, Romance||February 14, 2019||1 hour, 21 min.||Filipino|
|MOMOL Nights||Romance, Comedy||June 29, 2019||1 hour, 26 min.||Filipino|
|Abandoned||Horror||August 28, 2019||1 hour, 16 min.||Filipino|
|Mga Mata sa Dilim||Action, Thriller||September 13, 2019||1 hour, 31 min.||Filipino|
|You Have Arrived||Thriller||October 25, 2019||1 hour, 21 min.||Filipino|
|Barbara Reimagined||Horror||November 8, 2019||1 hour, 5 min.||Filipino|
|Silly Red Shoes||Romance||November 23, 2019||1 hour, 27 min.||Filipino|
|Wild Little Love||Romance||November 27, 2019||1 hour, 33 min.||Filipino|
|Sunday Night Fever||Drama, Romance||February 19, 2020||1 hour, 17 min.||Filipino|
|Love Lockdown||Romance, Thriller||May 15, 2020||1 hour, 10 min.||Filipino|
|Malaya||Drama, Romance||May 28, 2020||1 hour, 47 min.||Filipino|
|Glorious 2||Drama, Romance||2020||TBA||Filipino|
|Alamat ng Ano||Fantasy, Comedy||November 16, 2018||10 episodes||15–20 min.||Miniseries|
|Spirits: Reawaken||Thriller, Adventure||November 17, 2018||1 season, 14 episodes||30–40 min.||Pending|
|Laureen on a Budget||Reality television||November 17, 2018||1 season, 10 episodes||20 min.||Ended|
|UAAP G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Teams)||Sports Documentary||December 5, 2018||3 episodes||10 min.||Miniseries|
|Find the Wasabi in Nagoya||Reality television||December 8, 2018||5 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, 5 episodes||30–40 min.||Ended|
|HIGH||Suspense||January 5, 2019||1 season, 8 episodes||30–40 min.||Ended|
|HUSH||Erotic, Drama, Anthology||January 23, 2019||1 season, 7 episodes||30–40 min.||Renewed for second season|
|ZEKElingMagingSHEILA: The Zeke and Sheila's Almost Love Story||Romance, Comedy||February 15, 2019||3 episodes||30–40 min.||Ended|
|Project Feb 14||Drama||February 16, 2019||6 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Touch Screen||Anthology||March 6, 2019||1 season, 3 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Bagman||Crime, Drama, Thriller||March 20, 2019||2 season, 8 episodes||30–40 min.||Running|
|Jhon en Martian||Sci-fi, Romance, Comedy||April 14, 2019||1 season, 5 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Mea Culpa: The Hidden Files||Crime, Mystery, Thriller||May 18, 2019||30 episodes||30–40 min.||Ended|
|Past, Present, Perfect?||Romance, Drama||May 31, 2019||7 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken||Comedy||July 17, 2019||7 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Mga Batang Poz||Drama||July 26, 2019||1 season, 6 episodes||15–20 min.||Renewed for a second season|
|TNT Boys: Journey to the World Stage||Documentary||August 14, 2019||4 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Call Me Tita||Comedy||August 18, 2019||season 1, 8 episodes||20–30 min.||Renewed for a second season|
|Taiwan That You Love||Romantic comedy, Drama||September 25, 2019||6 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Hinahanap-Hanap Kita||Romance, Drama||October 5, 2019||8 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Kargo||Crime, Drama||October 11, 2019||5 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Unlisted||Documentary||October 23, 2019||4 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Dayories||Documentary||November 19, 2019||3 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Manilennials||Comedy||December 16, 2019||12 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Uncoupling||Romance||December 20, 2019||6 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Story of My Life||Family||December 27, 2019||4 episodes||20–30 min.||Miniseries|
|Ampalaya Chronicles||Romantic comedy||January 17, 2020||TBA||1 hr, 30-min.||Running|
|My Single Lady||Romance||January 22, 2020||6 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|The Last Manilaners: A Quezon's Game Documentary||Documentary||January 27, 2020||4 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|I Am U||Romance, Thriller||February 21, 2020||7 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Fluid||Drama||March 13, 2020||4 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|The Tapes||Mystery, Crime, Drama||March 18, 2020||6 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Jet and the Pet Rangers||Animation, Fantasy, Kids||April 3, 2020||6 episodes||TBA||Ended|
|Wreck Hunters||Documentary||May 9, 2020||5 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Beauty Queens||Family drama||July 15, 2020||6 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Oh, Mando||Romantic comedy||2020||TBA||TBA||Pending|
|Goals With Mond||Reality television||2020||TBA||TBA||Pending|
|He's Into Her||Romantic comedy||2021||TBA||TBA||Pending|
|IKR (I Know Right?!)||Talk show||September 28, 2018||1 hour||Ongoing|
|Pinoy Big Brother: Otso Livestream||Reality show||November 10, 2018||N/A||Ended|
|Camp Star Hunt Livestream||Reality show||November 10, 2018||N/A||Ended|
|iWant ASAP||Musical, Variety||December 2, 2018||2 hours||Ongoing|
|UAAP Season 81||Sports||February 16, 2019||2 hours||Ended|
|ONE Championship||February 16, 2019||3 hours||Ongoing|
|Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference||May 26, 2019||2 hours||Ended|
|Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season||June 12, 2019||7 hours||Ongoing|
|NCAA Season 95||July 7, 2019||6 hours||Ongoing|
|Premier Volleyball League Open Conference||August 11, 2019||6 hours||Ended|
|Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference||August 17, 2019||6 hours||Ended|
|UAAP Season 82||September 1, 2019||7 hours, 30 minutes||Ongoing|
|ASEAN Basketball League Season 10||November 16, 2019||2 Hours||Ongoing|
|2019 Southeast Asian Games||November 30, 2019||TBA||Ended|
|All Music: Artists at Home Sessions||Music||April 1, 2020||30–60 minutes||Ended|
|Tawa-Together||Comedy||April 17, 2020||30 minutes||Ongoing|
|John Denver Trending Know||Talk||April 25, 2020||60 minutes||Ended|
Exclusive Philippine DistributionEdit
Dubbed in FilipinoEdit
|International title||Genre||Original network||Original region||Seasons||Original run||Language|
|2gether: The Series||Romantic Comedy||GMMTV||Thailand||13 episodes||2020||Filipino|
|Come To Me||Romantic fantasy
Non-Filipino Language ScriptedEdit
|International title||Genre||Original network||Original region||Seasons||Original run|
|Still 2gether: The Series||Romantic Comedy||GMMTV||Thailand||5 episodes||2020|
|I'm Tee, Me Too||Comedy||GMMTV||Thailand||TBA||2020|
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