FYI

Comedy Central Asia launches in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Pacific islands

Viacom has launched the Comedy Central channel in Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Pacific islands.

The announcement:

SINGAPORE, 1 October 2014 – Comedy Central Asia is laughing hard across Asia as Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia announced today, further regional distribution of the biggest comedy network, Comedy Central Asia(CCA) on i-CABLE in Hong Kong, Transvision and Matrix in Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands on Sky Pacific in Fiji, PNCC in Palau, Digicel in Tonga.

With these new distribution announcements Comedy Central is now available 24/7 in 15 Asian markets via 39 providers across Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Tonga.

Last week, the first and only all-comedy channel announced its availability on HyppTV’s IPTV service in Malaysia, which makes Comedy Central Asia the only English entertainment channel to be across all nationwide subscription TV platforms in Singapore and in Malaysia. Additionally, the channel marks a major milestone asSouth Park makes its way to Malaysia for the first time via Comedy Central HD on Demand channel on HyppTV’s Channel 851.

“In just under two years, we have launched Comedy Central Asia across 15 markets via 39 providers. This is a phenomenal progress and speaks to Asian fans and operators desire for great comedy content. Comedy Central Asia has become our fastest growing brand both globally and in Asia. We expect to see the channel ‘laughing’ its way into more Asian markets,” said Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Asia.

Encompassing a wide variety of comedy-genres talk-show and stand-up comedy, animation, live-action sitcom, sketch-comedy, physical and gag that is designed specifically for Asian viewers, Comedy Central Asia features both original and acquired content including Emmy® and Peabody® award-winning content, such asThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central Roasts, Comedy Central’s global hit series, Comedy Central Presents, Tosh.0 and Key and Peele, the Asia Pay-TV premiere of such titles including Saturday Night Live, Anger Management, The Exes,as well as classic titles Mind Your Language, Ellen and Absolutely Fabulous.

Details for each announced operator’s transmissions follow:

Operator Country Package Details (where available)
i-CABLE Hong Kong Comedy Central AsiaChannel number: Channel 36Packaging: Basic Pack

Launched: June 27th 

Transvision Indonesia Comedy Central AsiaChannel number: Channel 508Packaging: Transvision Gold, Platinum and Diamond Packages (basic packs)

Launched: May 1st

Matrix Indonesia Comedy Central AsiaChannel number: Channel 508Packaging: Basic Pack

Launched: Launching October 1st

Sky Pacific Fiji Comedy Central AsiaChannel number: Channel 12Packaging: Basic PackLaunched: August 1st
PNCC Palau Comedy Central AsiaChannel number: Channel 55Packaging: Basic Pack

Launching: October 1st

Digicel Tonga Comedy Central AsiaChannel number: To be advised at a later date.Packaging: Basic Pack (Red Pack)

Launching: November 15th

Source: press release

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