Smart boosts your K-Life with weekly exclusive streaming of M COUNTDOWN

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Legions of Filipino K-pop fans will now have something new to tune into every week as mobile services provider Smart is set to launch the exclusive streaming of M COUNTDOWN playing the hottest K-pop songs from their favorite groups live from South Korea!

M COUNTDOWN is an iconic K-POP chart show provided by Korea’s leading music channel Mnet. Smart subscribers will now find out, in real time, which songs rule the charts and how long these chart-toppers get to sit on the countdown throne as the M COUNTDOWN presents chart-topping K-pop music, as well as new singles and comebacks.

Smart is streaming the K-Life on the Gigafest.Smart starting January 21, and will air the show live every Thursday at 5 p.m. with replays at 9 p.m.

Smart subscribers will be able to enjoy special features such as multi-view experience, which allows them to watch the event through different angles, including angles locked on their favorite K-pop group member.

Watch the M COUNTDOWN live via Gigafest.Smart

Smart subscribers can watch the weekly shows of the M COUNTDOWN live anywhere and in multi-view feature! All they have to do is turn on their mobile data, go to on January 21, click “Watch Now.”, and choose their preferred viewing screen.

Catch the livestream at 5pm every Thursday with replays at 9pm, both available on multi-view features so you may watch the performances in different angles for an overall unique viewing experience!

MCOUNTDOWN will also be available on Colours every Thursday at 4pm starting January 28, 2021 featuring the episode of the previous week.

And because you can stream anywhere, you can definitely go full-on stan mode wherever you are!

All the K-Content you want with GIGA K-Video

Bringing the M COUNTDOWN to Filipino K-pop fans is part of Smart’s efforts to bring the K-Life closer to them, like with GIGA K-Video 99. This promo comes with seven-day free Viu premium subscription to K-shows such as dramas, variety shows, and news streaming in content provider Viu, 1 GB for Viu and YouTube every day, and 2 GB of open-access data, all for seven days.

To register to GIGA K-Video, go to GigaLife App or dial *123# and choose GIGA K-Video from the Giga offers menu.

Country’s fastest mobile data network

Stream the M COUNTDOWN live every week and all your favorite K-Content anytime, anywhere with Smart LTE, the country’s fastest mobile data network as certified by third-party mobile internet analytics firms, such as Opensignal and Ookla.

In its November 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines*, Opensignal noted that Smart remained ahead of the competition in terms of Video Experience, Upload and Download Speed Experience, 4G Availability, and 4G Coverage Experience.

On the other hand, Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, recently named Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the first half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score™ of 18.33, with average speeds of 15.94 Mbps for download, and 7.57 Mbps for upload, based on 2,810,963 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®.

For updates on the M COUNTDOWN and other K-Life news from Smart, follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook at, and Twitter and Instagram at @LiveSmart and use the official hashtag #SmartMCountdown and #SmartKLife.

*Opensignal Awards – Philippines: Mobile Network Experience Report November 2020, based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period July 1 – September 28, 2020 © 2020 Opensignal Limited.

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