The 2012 TV Olympics

In partnership with Department of Energy (DOE), SKY Cable brings the playing field on our TV screen as they host this year's TV Olympics. And together with Asian Development Bank, SM Supermalls and the Center for Clean and Renewable Energy Development, they launched the nation’s first TV Olympics last August 16 at the SM Megamall Atrium. 

This first-ever TV Olympics is a week-long exhibit of 50 energy-efficient LCD TV sets from 10 international manufacturers which promoted smarter choices for the conservation of energy. 

A part of Watts Out, DOE’s energy efficiency campaign which is being propagated to raise local awareness energy conservation while using electronics and appliances, this TV Olympics was aims to promote better options in choosing household appliances and to help reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

On the said exhibit, SKY Cable, through its SKY Zone, showcases SKYcable’s HD channels. The demonstration opened an opportunity for the mall and exhibit-goers to have a first-hand experience of the crisp, life-like images and sound in all 17 high-definition channels from SKYcable, as compared to standard definition channels. SKY Broadband was also featured which allowed spectators to personally test the high-speed internet connection it proudly offers. 

At the event, they had their standard metering gadget that calculates or measure the amount of energy each LED TV consumes, and topping the list of the most energy-saver LED TV is the Toshiba's unit. It was seconded by the latest LED from Samsung, the Samsung Series 4 LED TV. :-)

SKYcable’s involvement in the exhibit went beyond these presentations. Their participation in the TV Olympics also included providing synchronized feeds to the LCD TV units. This ensured an equal amount of broadcast input to be aired, thus avoiding any discrepancy in energy usage. Energy consumption, as well as the electricity costs for each TV unit, was publicly monitored in real-time.


DOE Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras was also there to supervise the ongoing testing, as well as Miss Earth-Philippines Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz.

The TV Olympics served as an avenue to discuss and present these hazards to the public. Older version TVs and other appliances are also re-processed by unregulated companies with untrained personnel near landfills, contributing to the environmental hazards as each 32-in TV set is said to contain at least two kilos of lead. 

It has been SKYcable’s efforts of providing quality viewing experience to their subscribers, and through simple effort such as this TV Olympics, it gives the public more practical, energy-saving choices that will help them lower their electricity bills, letting the subscribers have a guilt-free nonstop indulgence on their favorite HD channels for uninterrupted viewing pleasure.

Earth is our only home, might as well save it, right?

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