Some U.S. operators opening The Filipino Channel signal for limited time in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

In the wake of the deadly and devastating Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda), 12 U.S. operators are opening the signal for The Filipino Channel (TFC) to their digital customers during relief efforts from one of the world’s biggest storms. TFC has been providing special coverage on the ground in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

As a premium channel, The Filipino Channel normally requires a subscription, but the following operators in the United States have agreed to allow digital customers to access TFC and its Typhoon Haiyan coverage without a subscription through Nov. 15:

* Astound Broadband

* AT&T U-verse

* Bright House Networks

* Comcast’s Xfinity TV (TFC is not available in all markets)

* Cox Communications (TFC is not available in all markets)

* Frontier Communications

* Hawaiian Telecom


* Service Electric Cable TV & Communications

* Time Warner Cable (TFC is not available in all markets)

* Verizon FiOS TV

* Wave Broadband

TFC says it is actively soliciting aid through the ABS-CBN Foundation International‘s Sagip Kapamilya for Typhoon Haiyan/Typhoon Yolanda Emergency Relief fund with on-air scrolls.