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PBB Livestream Returns As New Housemates Arrive

‘Pinoy Big Brother: 737”s live stream on SkyCable and iWanTV makes its return, albeit in a limited run.

Subscribers of both SkyCable and iWanTV can now access the PBB live stream every Monday to Friday from 7:37 to 10:00 p.m. This was announced via the official Pinoy Big Brother Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Previously, ABS-CBN canceled the PBB live stream amid controversy surrounding the so-called ‘bromance’ between Bailey May and Kenzo Gutierrez. The incident eventually led to the MTRCB enforcing various sanctions on the reality series, some of which were eventually relaxed as the cast of teen housemates shrink.

The return of the PBB live stream service coincided with the arrival of 12 regular housemates inside the Big Brother house. There was a surprising twist involving one housemate, however.

For the first time ever, a housemate was allowed to bring in his wife and child to the Big Brother house, as Philip Lampart, the ‘Determined Dad ng Australia’, was given this provision by ‘Kuya’. The ensuing task given by ‘Kuya’ was to force the housemates to act as ‘babies’ in order to welcome Philip and his family.

In all, 14 people (not including ‘Kuya’ and the production team) are currently occupying the ‘Bahay ni Kuya’: the 12 housemates plus Philip’s wife and son. Here are the other 11 regular housemates:

  • Charlhone Petro (Ang Soldiers’ Boy ng Pampanga)
  • Krizia Lusuegro (Madiskarteng Inday ng Iloilo)
  • Margo Midwinter (Independent Sweetheart ng Manila)
  • Dawn Chang (Bombshell Baker ng Parañaque)
  • Miho Nishida (Sexy Mommy ng Japan)
  • James Linao (Worldwide Worker ng Surigao)
  • Jyo Yokohama (Mr. Kulit ng Japan)
  • Roger Lutero (Tour Guide Tatay ng Bacolod)
  • Jessica Marasigan (California Dreamgirl ng U.S.A.)
  • Mikee Agustin (Bungisngis Bebot ng Bulacan)
  • Richard Juan (Charming Chinito ng Parañaque)

The entry of the 12 regular housemates came after the announcement of the final four teen housemates. The teen ‘Big Four’ are:

  • Ylona Garcia (Daldal Darling ng Australia)
  • Franco Rodriguez (Totoy Smiley ng Albay)
  • Jimboy Martin (Barrio Rapper ng Nueva Vizcaya)
  • Bailey May (Global Gwapito ng U.K.)

The teen ‘Big Four’ officially left the Big Brother house last August 8 to prepare for the Teen Power: The Kabataang Pinoy Concert Party this August 14, but not before ‘Kuya’ gave them two additional tasks. These involve preparations for the concert, and the selection of which regular housemates they want to send to the Big Brother house first.

For more information on the ongoing ‘Pinoy Big Brother: 737’, tune in weekdays at 3:45 and 10:00 p.m., and weekends at 9:45 p.m. on ABS-CBN. As mentioned earlier, the PBB: 737 live stream service is available on weekdays from 7:37 to 10:00 p.m., exclusively on SkyCable channel 85 and iWanTV.


47 thoughts on “PBB Livestream Returns As New Housemates Arrive

  1. HBF5344 says:

    What if the Teen Big 4 return to the house after the announcement of the Regular Big 4 for the final chapter of PBB 737?

  2. Jc says:

    Since I am trying my best to be not too newsy, here I am in this topic. I’ve read an article on the website of Pang-Masa on Philstar.com, and rumors speculated that PBB 737 will be the last season of the reality show. Sorry if I sourced this information from a tabloid news website by Philstar.

  3. Jc says:

    Perhaps the reason why the current housemates in this season of Pinoy Big Brother are living in slightly ‘lavish’ lifestyles and quick fame/stardom (but having their share of past troubles), is that the number of Filipinos living in the middle-income sector continues to grow.

    Meanwhile, As much as I love to read some of your articles about the entertainment side of Philippine Television, I think sa discussion pa lang, mukhang nakakarelate na ako doon (but I can still post my comment on those most of the time) even though I’m not much of a fan of those.

  4. Jc says:

    For that, hope ABS-CBN gets to focus more on their singing and talent competitions, thus they should bring back/revive Star Circle Quest.

    Talking about PBB, these next lines of words may find disturbing. Everytime I visit the show’s website and visit the profiles of housemates, photoshoots wearing their ‘summer wear’ (especially with the girls) greet me there. This was already done during their 1st season except during Unlimited and Teen 4.

    • I don’t think they’re committed to do SCQ again. PBB is basically their ‘artista search’ and the personalities and reputation of the housemates are usually a ticket to a showbiz career. Training of PBB housemates after the season usually takes place off-screen.

  5. Jc says:

    So in short, it is more of a ‘household training’ type of artista search and ‘Big Brother’ will see to it if they have what it takes to be like a showbiz personality or be in any occupation, but more focused on an off-camera scale due to the presence of the weekly and daily tasks.

  6. Jc says:

    It just feels weird that PBB was once a training ground to help the housemates who live in simple lives and have lack of finances find their true self and make their lives better in a manner that’s good. But as the seasons change, it’s now becoming an all-around celebrity edition for those aspiring or not.

    (slightly OFF-TOPIC) If you still remember the issue of Kenzo and Bailey, which gain national attention that let ABS-CBN take a stand of it and considered the posting of those photos by the entire PBB ‘Online World’ as an act of cyber bullying, the IRRs for the Cyberbullying Act have now been released this week.

      • Hopefully it’s a lesson learned to those who attack others online.

        Also, if you remember All-In last season, they left only a few spots for regular housemates. The audition process seems redundant now. It’s as if PBB is doing recruitment instead.

  7. Jc says:

    Yet with that issue during the All-in season, many viewers think that the entire show (PBB) is scripted. But Toni Gonzaga-Soriano (I guess) denied that PBB is scripted. Thus, they (the netizens) took the rage further to social media with the hashtag: #PBBScripted.

  8. Gab says:

    Surprise: Current adult housemates will be team-up with ex-housemates for the past 10 years of PBB, the unvailing of “7” in 737 (the first 7 was 7 weeks stay of teens and 3 meaning celebrity houseguests)

    Plus, they will unmasked who is behind the luscious voice of Big Brother or Kuya himself.

  9. Jc says:

    Some netizens from the “PBB online world” are still complaining that the “Bailona” love team and the teen housemates are already gone following the return of the LS. And if viewers wanna capture screenshots from the LS, then they’d better take the necessary steps first before doing it. This may be a complicated step, but perhaps a scrolling ticker at the bottom (that will appear time-to-time) of the LS aside from the PG static that says: “Please exercise caution if your are going to take snapshots of this livestream. Otherwise, if you or someone you know take snapshots of this livestream that would contain sensitive and inappropriate scenes, thus that snapshot is or will be posted online, ‘Big Brother’ and the management will take any necessary actions and put this livestream OFF as soon as possible. We encourage your cooperation and understanding. Thank You.”

    • That discretion warning is worth an advice for ABS to prevent these incidents from happening again. And a caution to livestream viewers. Hopefully ABS implements such a warning.

  10. Jc says:

    To be honest, “Big Brother” is definitely the real host of this show. Because he does not just control the housemates and the rules of his house, but also his hosts, staff, even the management. If I was part of Big Brother, whether if I’m a housemate or part of anything that is related outside the house, he is everywhere and there is no way for me to escape from his instructions on or off camera.

  11. Jc says:

    At lalo pa natin siyang makikilala sa Takdang at tamang panahon. Sa PBB, Hindi lahat ng mga inaanunsyo mangyayari, maaari ito ay may kapalit na pasabog o surpresa. At yan ang dapat na tutukan natin at ng taong bayan.

  12. Jc says:

    Speaking of housemates, Why did PBB let TV Patrol join in the fun of revealing them before they enter the house? They should have just gave this responsibility only to A&A Tonight aside from Its Showtime.

  13. Jc says:

    But isn’t it (as we all know) weird that a newscast supports a specific reality show by revealing its contestants even though it is done in a form of a news report? Other TV stations cannot do that. Even some Media Newser folks criticize this.

    I’d rather be shameful if I made public my Facebook account, am I free to do so here?

    • Who cares? It’s all part of a job to inform the people. ABS is doing that for their audience. GMA is also doing that for their own reality shows. Criticize all you want, they’ll still do it for their viewers whether you like it or not.

  14. Jc says:

    And maybe the reason why ABS-CBN returned the 24/7 livestream of PBB, is that only a few younger viewers will watch since most young viewers are at school.

      • Jc says:

        But the worse case scenario is, some young viewers are still forcing themseleves to wait for 10pm just to watch PBB (I too also stay up late but no to watch PBB sometimes).

        The lifestyle of teens are changing nowadays.

        And to be honest, I still watch PBB’s livestream when there is nothing to watch just in case aside from ANC (which I often watch) and other shows.

      • Jc says:

        We will never know what will happen next. Basta we will keep monitoring the show.

        Meanwhile, perhaps in my viewpoint, PBB and Starstruck are both encountering their own decline due to timeslot issues. Gone are the days of these kinds of shows. It would have been better if Starstruck would have stick to combat face-to-face with PBB’s timeslot.

        Oh, if you are saying that PGT will no longer be revived, think again. ABS-CBN aired a plug somewhere last Saturday Night that auditions for the new season of PGT are set to happen in its respective dates and areas.

      • That was a surprise. Gotta write that up, perhaps they were given a bit of a scare when GMA aired the ill-fated Bet ng Bayan.

        In the meantime, yes it’s clear StarStruck and PBB are outliving their usefulness. Off-screen talent development seems much better than reality shows, isn’t it?

    • Jc says:

      Definitely indeed. All thanks to the power of social media, ordinary people are now becoming instant celebrities in terms of being viral. Now the only thing we have to wait though if these two shows will continue their own decline, is that these shows should bade goodbye for now. PBB may show some stories of hardships and troubles, and Starstruck tries to look for the best artista that they want, but all good things should come to a big period. And the only thing that we can say though is: Thank You Starstruck, Thank You PBB for the wonderful years you shared to every Filipino.

      As for PGT, the information that I gave you is sketchy at the moment so just keep watching channel 2 and its online platforms for more updates.

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