Taipei, 24 July 2009 – AETN All Asia Networks (AAA Networks), a joint venture of A&E Television Networks and ASTRO All Asia Entertainment Networks Limited, announced today the launch of its channels in Taiwan with four key Multiple System Operators (MSOs): TBC, kbro, CNS and TFN Media.
AAA Networks’ portfolio of four factual channels – HISTORY HD™, HISTORY™, The Biography Channel™(BIO), and Crime & Investigation Network™(CI) – have recently launched on both TBC and kbro’s digital platforms; while CNS and TFN Media will soon debut HISTORY HD, a 100 percent HD content channel.
Louis Boswell, General Manager, AAA Networks, said, “Taiwan is such an important pay TV market, it is unthinkable not to have our channels available there. We believe the Taiwan cable TV industry has developed extensively and the digital revolution is underway. We are pleased to offer our channels on the digital platforms of the four key MSOs. Taiwan viewers can now enjoy more in-depth, high quality factual entertainment programmes than ever before.”
All four channels are fully subtitled with traditional Chinese. Boswell continued “Subtitling is only the first step; as in every market we will continue to focus our efforts on the localisation of content through acquisition and production.”
AETN All Asia Networks launched in June 2007 with HISTORY and CI. In just two years, the company’s channel portfolio has grown to include BIO and HISTORY HD. Distribution now covers Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
For media enquiries, please contact:
AETN All Asia Networks
Tel: +65 6837 8930
A & E Television Networks
Tel: +1 212 551 1504
ABOUT AETN ALL ASIA NETWORKS
AETN All Asia Networks Pte. Ltd. (AAA Networks) is a joint venture between A&E Television Networks (AETN) and ASTRO All Asia Entertainment Networks Limited – a subsidiary of ASTRO ALL ASIA NETWORKS plc (ASTRO). AAA Networks builds and operates branded channels and services across South East Asia, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Headquartered in Singapore, AAA Networks also has operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AAA Networks currently distributes HISTORY, HISTORY HD, Crime & Investigation Network and The Biography Channel in Asia region.
ABOUT THE CHANNELS
HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™
HISTORY and HISTORY HD are leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network’s program offerings are hit series such as Dogfights, Battle 360, The Universe, Cities of The Underworld and Monster Quest, as well as acclaimed specials including Life After People, China’s First Emperor, Einstein and Lost Book of Nostradamus. For more information, please visit http://www.historyasia.com.
HISTORY is now available in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
HISTORY HD is now available in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.
The Biography Channel™
The Biography Channel (BIO) features real stories about real people and their real lives up close and personal, always unfiltered. BIO is the home to the Emmy-Award wining Biography® series profiling personalities from Hollywood stars to historical figures, world leaders, business tycoons, artists, monarchs, musicians, and athletes. BIO also offers real-life series, a compelling genre which takes viewers into the chaotic and offbeat lives of some truly unique and compelling characters and offers an exclusive window into the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Real people, real lives, real life stories, only on The Biography Channel. For more information, please visit http://www.biochannelasia.com.
BIO is now available in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Taiwan.
Crime & Investigation Network™
Real crime, real people, real drama. Crime & Investigation Network (CI) is the ultimate destination for viewers looking to unearth the real story behind headlines. It is a place where true crime pulls us into a fascinating world. Here, the smallest detail can be an explosive clue and the world’s best detectives match wits with master criminals. Viewers join in, track the investigation, solve the puzzle, and gain insights into the criminal mind. In the end, as the last piece falls into place, we know that justice is served. For more information, please visit http://www.citvasia.com.
CI is now available in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Taiwan.