Catch NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM, more at AAA 2023 with Smart Live

K-Pop, K-Drama stars on tap



NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM for AAA 2023
Images from NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM official SNS accounts.

The Hallyu Wave is hitting the Philippines Hard with the Asia Artist Awards or AAA 2023 happening on December 14 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. Catch your favorite K-Pop acts with Smart Live.

The AAA is one of the biggest and most star-studded shows recognizing Asian artists in film, television, and music. It is the latest addition to this year’s stellar line-up of Smart Live events.

Among the artists gracing AAA are NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM, ITZY, Stray Kids, NMIXX, ZEROBASEONE, BOYNEXTDOOR, THE BOYZ, Kwon Eunbi, Kep1er, Seventeen BSS, Kim Seon Ho and Ahn Hyeo Seop and more.

How to redeem AAA tickets with Smart Prepaid

Smart Prepaid subscribers may secure AAA tickets in two ways:

  1. Through points redemption on the Smart App
  2. By activating a Smart Prepaid eSIM and availing of Magic Data+ packages.

For points redemption on the Smart App, subscribers may follow these steps on Nov. 16 to 17, 2023:

  1. Download and then log in on the Smart App
  2. Tap ‘My Rewards’ and choose the Asia Artist Awards (AAA 2023) ticket you want to redeem with your points.
  3. Wait for the confirmation message then head to the Smart Booth at SM Megamall B in Mandaluyong from Nov. 25 to 26, 2023 to claim your ticket. Be ready to present your redemption notification and your active subscription to Power All 149 on the Smart App.

Activating a Smart Prepaid eSIM and topping up with Magic Data+ 749 packages. Subscribers may follow these steps:

  1. Purchase and activate your Smart Prepaid eSIM (Digital or Carded).
  2. Go to the Smart Store at SM Megamall B in Mandaluyong on November 25 to 26, 2023, from 10AM to 10PM.
  3. Present proof of your active Smart Prepaid eSIM and availment of Magic Data+ 749 on the Smart App. The required number of Magic Data+ 749 availments varies depending on your preferred ticket.

Subscribers can enjoy the best fan experiences and instantly share their best moments with the rest of the world powered by Smart.


K-Pop stars, Taylor Swift headline Apple Music Singapore year-end charts

FIFTY FIFTY, NewJeans get a lot of love



FIFTY FIFTY, a Korean girl group formed just last year, has completed its remarkable rise to the top of music charts as “Cupid (Twin Ver.)” earned the top overall spot in Apple Music Singapore Top Songs of 2023 chart.

The song also ranked eighth in the Top Shazamed Songs of 2023 list in the island. No other song was searched on Shazam the most than JIN’s “The Astronaut,” followed by Rema’s hit song “Calm Down.”

Meanwhile, Singaporeans have also showcased how much they have loved another girl group — NewJeans — throughout the year, with four songs from the artist entering the Top 25.

 “Ditto” and “OMG” placed second and fifth in the Top Songs of 2023 list, with “Hybe Boy” and “Super Shy” also in the Top 25 at 13th and 21st.

Apple Music Artist of the Year 2023 Taylor Swift had three entries to the Top 25, with “Anti-Hero” ranking third, “Cruel Summer” at sixth, and “Enchanted (Taylor’s Version)” at 20th.

Miley Cyrus also had a big year on Apple Music charts with “Flowers” placing fourth on both the top songs and most Shazamed lists.

Apple Music Replay 2023

As the year winds down, it’s once again time for Apple Music subscribers to discover, listen, and share their top songs, artists, albums, genres, and more as Apple Music Replay 2023 is now live.

The year-end experience offers listeners worldwide access to expanded listening insights and a completely personalized highlight reel.

Aside from checking their top songs, albums, artists, genres, and more, fans can discover whether they’re in the top 100 listeners of their favorite artist of genre, or even listen to their personal top 100 songs chart from each year with the Replay yearly playlists via replay.music.apple.com.

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Pilipinas Live to show UAAP finals Game 2, NBA In-Season Tourney playoffs

Avail of the app’s 7-day free trial



Pilipinas Live, UAAP Finals Season 86

The ongoing UAAP Season 86 basketball finals and the entire playoffs of the NBA In-Season Tournament can be streamed on Pilipinas Live, Cignal’s innovative OTT app.

The University of the Philippines (UP) secured a blowout victory over De La Salle University (DLSU) in the men’s basketball finals opener last Wednesday, and is eager to close out the series on Sunday, December 3 at 4 PM.

Meanwhile, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) is also hopeful to put an end to National University’s (NU) seven year-long dynasty in the women’s basketball scene in Game 2 of their own series at 12 noon.

NBA In-Season Tournament

Fans can also use the app to watch the quarterfinals of the NBA In-Season Tournament.

Only eight teams remain in the inaugural staging of the tournament where NBA teams vie for the NBA Cup: the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, and Phoenix Suns.

The championship match of the knockout stage shall be held in Las Vegas.


Free trial for new subscribers

New Pilipinas Live subscribers can enjoy a seven-day free trial so they won’t miss any action.

Basketball fans can enjoy not just live coverages but also other exclusive features such as multi-cam view and various interactive options.

The Pilipinas Live app can be downloaded via the App Store and Google Play Store. To create an account, visit the website here: https://www.pilipinaslive.com/.

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Netflix coming soon: Yu Yu Hakusho, Avatar, Umbrella Academy

Plan your holidays and early 2024



Aside from the endless gatherings and celebrations this holiday season, there is no better way to spend the spare time than by catching up on films and series on Netflix and preparing for titles that are releasing soon.

Here are seven anticipated titles coming to the streaming platform from December 2023 to the first quarter of 2024. Plan ahead!

December 1: Sweet Home Season 2

Sweet Home is returning with a second season after successfully enthralling audiences around the world as the first K-creature series.

The second season sees Hyun-su (Song Kang) returning along with the Green Home survivors as they fight to survive in new places while other beings and mysterious phenomena emerge.

December 14: Yu Yu Hakusho

“Anong gentle-gentle?”

The anticipated live-action adaptation of the beloved anime series known as Ghost Fighter in the Philippines is finally launching on Netflix next month.

Yusuke is a 14-year-old who dies in a car accident while trying to protect a young boy. This act earns him a chance to be revived and appointed as an Underworld Detective who investigates supernatural activity in the human world.

December 22: Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child From Fire

The latest from Zack Snyder, Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child From Fire is an epic science-fantasy event decades in the making.

When a peaceful settlement on a moon in the furthest reaches of the universe finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, a mysterious stranger named Kora (Sofia Boutella) becomes their best hope for survival.

December 22: Gyeongseong Creature

Set in the spring of 1945 at a mysterious hospital in Gyeongseong (present-day Seoul), the suspenseful series follows wealthy entrepreneur Jang Tae-sang (Park Seo-jun) and famous bounty hunter Yun Chae-ok (Han So-hee) as they battle monstrous creatures born out of human greed.

February 22, 2024: Avatar: The Last Airbender

With a release date announced just days ago, this live-action adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon series features the young Avatar Aang as he learns to master the four elements of Water, Earth, Fire and Air and restore balance to a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation.


Coming in 2024: The Umbrella Academy Season 4

The countdown to 2024 begins now as The Umbrella Academy is set to return with its final season.

Season 3 of the title reached No. 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 English TV List. It took viewers on a time-traveling journey packed with challenges, losses, and surprises. But more is yet to come.

An exclusive featurette and teaser art have also been released at Geeked Week, showing the cast as they tease everyone about the show’s fourth and final season.

Coming in 2024: Damsel

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is back to headline Damsel, where her character marries a handsome prince.

However, she finds out that the royal family has only recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt.

As she is thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive.

Quite literally a damsel in distress, right?

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