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Are there any free Filipino television channels that show Tagalog language movies?

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Television channels that show Tagalog movies are generally not offered on free TV, as of January 2016. The Tagalog movie channels, Cinema One Global, Viva TV Plus and Filipino On Demand, are available via cable, satellite or Internet TV subscriptions.

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Cinema One Global features blockbuster movies, classics and independent films. DirecTV includes this channel in its TFCDirect and FilipinoDirect packages.

Viva TV Plus is Channel 3690 to AT&T U-verse TV subscribers who signed up for the Filipino TV Package. In addition to airing popular Tagalog movies, the channel also includes music videos, concerts and TV series in its 24-hour daily broadcast.

Filipino On Demand gives 24/7 access to Tagalog movies and entertainment events, and subscribers can conveniently start, pause or rewind each feature. It is offered through Comcast, Verizon and AT&T U-verse.

Some of the blockbuster drama movies available on Filipino On Demand are "Mano Po," "Tanging Yaman" and "Magnifico." Timeless Classics, such as "Himala," and "Magic Temple" are also on the selections. Popular comedy movies include "My Little Bossings," "Moron 5" and "Sisterakas." "It Takes A Man And A Woman" and "Catch Me I'm In Love" are some romantic comedies on the movies channel.

Filipino channel packages cost between about $25 and $40 per month. To sign up, customers must select a basic English or Spanish package and then add the Filipino programming bundle.

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