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Channels & Tech 2020

Asia’s definitive media content and services directory


Index ENTERTAINMENT

KIDS & FAMILIES

OVER-THE-TOP, ON DEMAND, APP & ONLINE

Blue Ant Entertainment ......................... page 82

A+ Kids ..................................................... page 91

A+ Kids ..................................................... page 91

Blue Ant Extreme .................................... page 82

Boomerang ............................................. page 95

Cartoon Network Watch/Play ............. page 94

Canal+ Myanmar ................................... page 90

Cartoon Network .................................... page 94

CNN Digital ............................................. page 94

cHK HD .................................................... page 83

Miao Mi .................................................... page 83

Ding Ji Ju Chang ................................... page 96

FunBox UHD ............................................. page 88

POGO ...................................................... page 95

DW ............................................................ page 84

HITS ….............…………………………...... page 87

ZooMoo ................................................... page 82

FilmBox Live ............................................. page 88

Kanal D Drama ....................................... page 90

FilmBox-On-Demand ............................... page 88

KIX ............................................................. page 83

MOVIES

Flix Snip .................................................... page 90

Lifetime ………………………………......... page 81

CCM ......................................................... page 83

HBO Go ................................................... page 96

M6 International ..................................... page 90

Celestial Movies ..................................... page 83

HBO On Demand.................................... page 96

Mondo TV .............................................. page 95

Celestial Movies Pinoy ........................... page 83

Stingray Qello ......................................... page 91

Oh!K ......................................................... page 95

Cinemax ................................................. page 96

Studio + .................................................... page 90

Rai Italia ................................................... page 86

FilmBox ArtHouse .................................... page 88

TV5MONDE+Asie ..................................... page 92

Timeless Drama Channel (TDC)............. page 88

HBO/HBO HD .......................................... page 96

TV5MONDE+Pacifique ........................... page 92

TV5MONDE Asie ..................................... page 92

HBO Family/Hits/Signature .................... page 96

TV5MONDE Pacifique ............................. page 92

HITS Movies ……………………………...... page 87

SPORTS/eSPORTS/GAMES

WAKUWAKU JAPAN ............................... page 93

RED BY HBO …..………………………...... page 95

Fast&FunBox ............................................ page 88

Warner TV ................................................ page 95

Thrill ........................................................... page 83

FightBox HD ............................................. page 88

WB ............................................................ page 95

GameToon .............................................. page 88 MUSIC & YOUTH

Inter Milan TV .......................................... page 86

FACTUAL, INFOTAINMENT & EDUCATIONAL

360 TuneBox ............................................ page 88

Lazio Style Channel ................................ page 86

4K Heritage ...........................………….... page 91

Mezzo Live HD ........................................ page 90

MONDO Mah-jong TV ............................ page 95

Crime + Investigation (CI) ...................... page 81

Stingray Ambiance 4K ........................... page 91

TechStorm ............................................... page 89

DocuBox .................................................... page 88

Stingray CMusic ...................................... page 91

DW .............................................................. page 84

Stingray DJazz ......................................... page 91

TECH

H2 ...........................................………….... page 81

Stingray Festival 4K ................................. page 91

TiVo .......................................................... page 131

HISTORY .................................………….... page 81

Stingray Hits ............................................. page 91

Insight TV .................................................. page 90

Stingray iConcerts .................................. page 91

Love Nature 4K ........................................ page 82

Stingray Karaoke .................................... page 91

Museum .................................................. page 91

Stingray Music ......................................... page 91

Smithsonian Channel ............................. page 82

Stingray Now 4K ...................................... page 91

TechStorm ............................................... page 89 NEWS FOOD, TRAVEL, STYLE & LIFESTYLE

CNN .......................................................... page 94

FashionBox .............................................. page 88

HLN ............................................................ page 94

LUXE.TV HD .............................................. page 91

DW ............................................................ page 84

Makeful ................................................... page 82

France 24 ................................................ page 85

TABI Channel .......................................... page 95

Rai News 24 ............................................ page 86

TABI Tele .................................................. page 95 TV5MONDE Style ..................................... page 92 All channels operating in or for Asia were given the same opportunity to supply information for inclusion in The Big List 2020

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The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

We are in the era of specialisation. 2020 will be a pivotal, game-changing year for the world of entertainment to meet a new generation of audience demand.”

“The rationalisation of the bundled linear channel offering that will need to coexist with more direct-toconsumer services all relying heavily on strong aggregators – telcos, operators, apps and devices. The right economics will be key.”

We see current trends on content investment continuing to grow, bigger appetite for Asia/ Chinese original productions.” Ofanny Choi President, Celestial Tiger Entertainment

Consumers in Asia value versatile content in different forms.”

Avi Himatsinghani CEO, Rewind Networks

Debbie Lee Founder & CEO, TechTV Network

In the face of stiff competition from nonlinear broadcast, content providers will have to adapt their approach and address audiences in a more communitybased way to give a narrative sense to people and their stories, and help audiences discuss the latest shows on digital platforms.”

Brice Bertrand Distribution Direction Asia Pacific and North America, France 24

Berk Uziyel CEO, SPI Interational

Companies need to re-envision every aspect of their offering, to revolve around personal preferences.” Beatrice Lee CEO, Asia Pacific, Blue Ant Media


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TiVo W: http://business.tivo.com E: getconnected.apac@tivo.com @tivoforbusiness company/tivo/

Entertainment innovations and insights that fit your business. TiVo’s products and solutions are designed to grow with your business and evolve as the industry does. Primarily serving TV service providers, CE manufacturers, streaming companies, digital media portals, broadcasters, content producers and advertisers, we’re active in virtually every aspect of media and entertainment. Today, 168 million households around the world are entertained by TiVo technologies.

User Experience

End-to-end solutions to suit any environment We provide a flexible portfolio of products to enable the ultimate user experience, including cutting-edge multi-screen functionality powered by TiVo’s robust Cloud Service. Our solutions support advanced personalisation, search and recommendations, rich metadata, conversational voice, deep OTT integration, video on demand (VOD), linear, restart/catch-up, nDVR and more. Next-Gen Platform TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform offers a flexible range of products to help operators stay ahead of the curve; begin deployments as all QAM/DVB, all IPTV or anywhere in between, while providing simple migration paths for those looking to transition to IPTV. The platform supports managed Linux STBs, Android TV™, as well as unmanaged bring-your-own-devices like streamers, mobile and web. TiVo’s CubiTV™ Solutions Optimised for operators looking to get to market quickly with value-based solutions and designed for today’s multi-tasking viewers, TiVo’s CubiTV™ Solutions offers hybrid entertainment discovery and quick, effective guidance that unifies content, listings and recommendations from linear TV, VOD and OTT sources on Linux and Android TV STBs and mobile.

TiVo’s long-term commitment to innovation, beautiful interface design and elegant user experiences clearly stood out.”

Personalised Content Discovery

Tracy Swedlow, co-founder of InteractiveTV Today, in awarding TiVo Experience 4 the Most Innovative Design or User Interface Award at the 15th ITVT Awards in 2018

Entertainment Metadata

Android TV is a trademark of Google LLC

A revolutionary approach to entertainment discovery TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery Platform is revolutionising the way linear and non-linear video service providers merchandise their content to viewers, and ultimately powers the way consumers find something they want to watch across their devices. Highly relevant search results, customised recommendations carousels, increased convenience with natural voice recognition and insights that can help providers fine-tune the consumer experience. Flexible implementation and deployment options With four modules to choose from – Search, Recommendations, Conversation and Insight – the platform supports a variety of discovery experiences spanning linear TV, premium channels, VOD, DVR and OTT.

Help consumers find what they’re looking for A high-quality metadata catalogue provides the foundation for intuitive search and navigation, enabling users to easily find their favourite TV shows, movies, music, celebrities, books and games, as well as discover new ones. AI enhanced, Graph Based Platform Powered by TiVo’s graph technology, with advanced machine-learning innovation plus expert human curation, quickly surface trending content to maximise related assets, improve search and recommendations, and support voice-powered results. Metadata from TiVo allows you to deliver a unique consumer experience with rich imagery to increase engagement, build loyalty and ultimately drive revenue with a catalogue that’s deep, broad, comprehensive and current.

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Tech

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) brings entertainment together, making it easy to find, watch and enjoy. We serve up the best movies, shows and videos from across live TV, on-demand, streaming services and countless apps, helping people to watch on their terms. For studios, networks and advertisers, TiVo delivers a passionate group of watchers to increase viewership and engagement across all screens. Enjoy watching.


Infinite Entertainment

Stand out in the Age of Infinite Entertainment With more content, more channels and more platforms than ever, you’re still competing for the same thing: people’s attention. Transform your customer experience by delivering secure, high-quality entertainment on any network and any screen and get the attention you deserve. We’re Synamedia. We help companies like yours do just that.

Find out more at synamedia.com


Channels

A+E NetworksTM is an award-winning global content company consisting of some of the world’s most iconic and culturally relevant brands in media, including HISTORYTM, LifetimeTM, History2TM and Crime+InvestigationTM. A+E NetworksTM Asia operates and distributes its portfolio of channels across multiple platforms in Asia Pacific, produces a variety of original content series and provides digital content capabilities for 3rd party partners in the region. Globally, A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 340 million households in over 230 territories in 42 languages and have 500+ million digital users.

A+E Networks Asia 80 Bendemeer Road #07-04, Singapore 339949 T: +65 6800 5000

Who’s who...

Saugato Banerjee Managing Director, Asia Pacific E: Saugato.Banerjee@aenetworks.com

Saugato Banerjee

John Flanagan General Manager, Japan E: John.Flanagan@aenetworks.com YoungSun Soh General Manager, Korea E: YoungSun.Soh@aenetworks.com Chris Humphrey Director of Production, Asia Pacific E: Chris.Humphrey@aenetworks.com Joyce Lim Head of Content, Southeast Asia E: Joyce.Lim@aenetworks.com Feryal Hemamda Director of Marketing, Digital, Communications, Southeast Asia E: Feryal.Hemamda@aenetworks.com Alistair Roseburgh Director of Operations, Digital Productions, Asia Pacific E: Alistair.Roseburgh@aenetworks.com

Affiliate Sales Contact

Alexa Ng Associate Director of Network Distribution, Southeast Asia E: Alexa.Ng@aenetworks.com

Programme Acquisition Contact Pooja Nirmal Kant Director of International Content Sales E: Pooja.NirmalKant@aenetworks.com

Linear television channels in Asia

There are five feeds in Southeast Asia for HISTORY, HISTORY Philippines, Lifetime, Crime+Investigation and History2. In Korea, we have one feed for HISTORY and Lifetime, respectively. And one feed in Japan for HISTORY. Various subtitles are offered in the region, including Thai dubbing for some channels. *Note not all channels have all the subtitled/ dubbed languages. HISTORY offers a unique blend of storytelling and challenges the traditional notion of “history” by offering viewers an alternative perspective, wrapping historical knowledge in entertainment. Targets knowledge seekers, 25-44 year old male and female audiences. Lifetime celebrates, entertains and inspires women with powerful real stories from strong and passionate people through thought-provoking reality entertainment and feature length Lifetime Original Movies. Targets 25-44 year old, affluent and working female audiences. Crime+Investigation is the only destination dedicated to crime, investigation and mystery. Opening doors to the complex world of crime, beyond the headlines, into police archives and justice systems, taking viewers on a journey in pursuit of truth and a better understanding of the human mind. Targets both male and female audiences. History2 digs deeper into history by offering more to explore, more to reveal, more to know and more to understand about history from around the globe. Targets male and female history buffs.

Channel distribution in Asia

A+E Networks Asia operates throughout Asia-Pacific, reaching 87.2 million cumulative households across pay-TV and on-demand platforms. *Note: figure above excludes India and Australia.

On-demand services

A+E Networks offers a range of content across AVOD, TVOD, FVOD, SVOD and OTT to existing linear TV channel subscribers with the number of hours of content varying throughout the region. Its content and channels are also offered on a subscription basis on various local and regional OTT platforms such as Hulu in Asia.

Content strategy

A+E Networks Asia has an increased focus on creating local productions from the region, however the majority of its content comes from the vast programme offering from A+E Networks U.S. As a result, much of the content is exclusive on its channels, and we broadcast day/date with the U.S. for our popular dramas like Vikings and Project Blue Book. A+E Networks Asia channels feature a diverse range of programming that is unique and not typically seen anywhere else, specially curated for our target audiences in Asia.

Local production

A+E Networks Asia produced a variety of local productions in 2019, Japan’s biggest titles included Defending Japan series, Biography series, 4K Ghost series and Music Bean series. Tokyo Legacy and War of Innocents are big titles planned for summer 2020. Korea’s biggest title was Romance Coach, produced by Cactus TV led by legendary producer/director, Eun Kyung-pyo, and featuring some of Korea’s top celebrities. A+E Networks Asia also completed the production of Crossroads, a six-part series following the building and grand opening of the largest integrated resort in the Indian Ocean.

Advertising/sponsorship

A+E Networks Asia’s commercial teams work in partnership with brands to deliver a wide variety of media solutions from seamless programme integration to customised digital content creation, consumer activations and engaging social media campaigns. A+E Networks Asia’s ability to reach international audiences in a brand safe environment is sought after by advertisers seeking to interact with active multi-platform audiences.

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Blue Ant Media is an international content producer, distributor and channel operator, headquartered in Toronto with operations in various countries. Our production houses create content in multiple genres, with a catalogue that offers 3,200+ hours of premium content, including the largest 4K natural history library in the market. Distributed across over 18 countries throughout Asia Pacific, our channel portfolio includes Love Nature 4K, ZooMoo, Smithsonian Channel, Makeful, Blue Ant Entertainment and Blue Ant Extreme, bringing viewers a variety of programming suitable for everyone.

Blue Ant Media 21A South Bridge Road (Level 2) Singapore 058661 T: +65 6421 8300 W: https://blueantmedia.com/

Who’s who...

Beatrice Lee CEO, Asia Pacific E: beatrice.lee@blueantmedia.com Au-Rin Phongsobhon Head of Marketing, Creative & Digital Products E: aurin.phongsobhon@blueantmedia.com Celine Ong Director, Programming Planning and Strategy E: celine.ong@blueantmedia.com Joanne Lim Head of Business Development & Distribution E: joanne.lim@blueantmedia.com Charles Ma Associate Director, Business Development & Distribution E: charles.ma@blueantmedia.com

Beatrice Lee

Celine Ong

Au-Rin Phongsobhon

Joanne Lim

The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

Companies need to re-envision every aspect of their offering, to revolve around personal preferences, with the right technology and premium content, deliver effectively & efficiently to millions of individuals who are engaged with the brand, not at audience of millions.”

Blue Ant Entertainment is a general entertainment channel with the best mix of reality, drama, late night talk shows, movies and live award shows, aired express from the U.S. and U.K. Top programmes include the Golden Globe Awards, American Music Awards, The X Factor UK, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Bull, FBI, Star Trek: Discovery and more. Target audience Men and women, aged 18-45 Channel distribution in Asia Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam Blue Ant Extreme is the home for unusual, adrenalinepumping, exciting and sometimes just down-right funny content for an audience that enjoys immersing themselves in the contrasts of everyday ordinary. Target audience Men and women, aged 18-34 Channel distribution in Asia Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam Love Nature 4K is the channel for you to discover, explore and connect with the wonder and beauty of nature. With its family-friendly programming line-up, the channel will make viewers unearth every astonishing detail – from natural phenomena to the marvels of the animal kingdom. Love Nature 4K showcases exclusive series from around the globe, shot in the highest quality imaginable. Target audience General public of all ages Channel distribution in Asia Hong Kong, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam ZooMoo is a collaboration between some of the world’s foremost wildlife filmmakers, early childhood educationalists and technology developers. Its programming engages and entertains children with the wonders of animals, to stimulate and develop their innate emotional connection with the natural world. Target audience Children, aged 2-7 years old Channel distribution in Asia Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam Makeful is a lifestyle speciality channel celebrating the creativity that exists in every individual and in the world around us. Makeful’s programming combines home improvement, design, food, and crafts featuring passionate personalities who share their ideas and inspire audiences to bring imagination into every aspect of their lives. Target audience Men and women, aged 18-45 Channel distribution in Asia Singapore Smithsonian Channel™ is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment. We create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as: air and space, history, science, nature and pop culture. Target audience Men and women, aged 25-54 Channel distribution in Asia Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan

Beatrice Lee CEO, Asia Pacific

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) operates the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment. CTE’s current channel brands – Celestial Movies, CCM, cHK, Miao Mi, KIX and Thrill – cover the most popular entertainment genres in Asia. CTE also produces original content for its bouquet of channels.

Celestial Tiger Entertainment 16/F, Kwun Tong Harbour Plaza, 182 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong T: +852 2239 6000 W: www.celestialtiger.com company/celestial-tiger-entertainment-limited

Who’s who...

Ofanny Choi President E: Ofanny.Choi@celestialtiger.com

Affiliate & Advertising Sales Contacts

Annie Chan Executive Director – Affiliate Sales, Advertising & Business Development E: Annie.Chan@celestialtiger.com Annie Lim Executive Director – Affiliate Sales, Advertising & Marketing E: Annie.Lim@celestialtiger.com

Programme Acquisition Contacts

Janice Lam Senior Manager, Programming & Acquisitions E: Janice.Lam@celestialtiger.com

Target audience CTE’s channels appeal to a wide age group from 3-65, with something for everyone in the family. Celestial Movies, cHK, KIX & Thrill target adults 18-45; CCM targets adults 35-65; and Miao Mi is for kids 3-6.

Linear television channels in Asia CTE has six core 24-hour channel brands with 12 feeds, covering 16 territories. All channels are localised through subtitling or dubbing. Celestial Movies is the leading premium Chinese movie channel powered by exclusive output deals with top Hong Kong movie studios. CCM presents masterpieces of Chinese cinema, tapping into the world-renowned Shaw Brothers Library amongst others. cHK offers the latest Hong Kong movies, general entertainment programmes and drama series, all in Cantonese. Miao Mi is the Mandarin edutainment channel created for pre-school kids across Asia. KIX is the ultimate destination for action entertainment, offering action fans a highoctane blend of combat sports, action movies and series. Thrill is Asia’s first regional movie channel dedicated to the widely popular horror, thriller and suspense genres.

Channel distribution in Asia Together, Celestial Movies and CCM are on major platforms across Asia. KIX and Thrill are carried by most major operators in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. cHK is in Singapore. Miao Mi is in key Southeast Asia markets and Korea.

On-demand services CTE offers all forms of on-demand rights across all channels.

Content strategy

Ofanny Choi

Annie Chan

Annie Lim

Janice Lam

The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

We see current trends on content investment continuing to grow, bigger appetite on Asia/Chinese original productions.” Ofanny Choi, President

Celestial Movies has exclusive long-term output deals with top Hong Kong movie studios and distributors. Celestial Movies also produces its own short-form original content. cHK acquires exclusive territory rights to celebrity-powered Hong Kong blockbuster movies, general entertainment and drama series. cHK also produces its own Cantonese original productions. Miao Mi acquires quality edutainment programmes across Asia for pre-schoolers. Miao Mi also produces its own original education series. KIX acquires regional rights to action content covering the genres of combat sports, series and movies. KIX also produces its own adventure reality series. Thrill acquires regional rights for scream-worthy horror & suspense films and series from Asia and beyond.

Local production CTE is dedicated to producing high-quality shows for its channels, including adventure reality series for KIX; Mandarin education series for Miao Mi; Cantonese general entertainment programmes for cHK; and short-form movie-related content for Celestial Movies.

Advertising/sponsorship CTE offers a variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities across all its channels and digital services. From bespoke content creation for targeted audience, effective curation for maximum engagement, to creative on-ground activations, CTE offers an all-round media solution to take our advertisers’ brands to the next level.

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Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable news and information with content in 30 languages. The flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. With continuous news reports, special features and talk shows covering everything from business, science and politics to culture and sports, DW brings people closer to what matters most – made in Germany, made for minds.

Deutsche Welle (DW) Kurt – Schumacher – Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany T: +49 228 429 0 E: sales@dw.com W: www.dw.com HQ in Asia: PIK film 30 Lorong Bukit Pantai Lucky Garden, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia T: +60 3 2093 0866 E: meefung.lee@pikfilm.com.my W: www.dw.com

Who’s who...

Petra Schneider Director Distribution T: +49 228 429 3501 E: petra-c.schneider@dw.com Mee Fung Lee Asia Representative T: +60 3 2093 0866 E: meefung.lee@pikfilm.com.my

Dorothee Ulrichs Petra Schneider

Target audience DW’s audience in Asia consists of opinion leaders and educated professionals in government and business that are located primarily in urban areas and are aged between 20 and 49 years old.

Linear television channels in Asia DW broadcasts two linear channels in Asia – DW in English and DW (Deutsch) in German. DW also works with local partners on co-productions and regionalised adaptations of popular programming. We adapt certain programmes with subtitles in specific markets. In Asia, DW’s English channel is available in HD.

Channel distribution in Asia DW is available in English and German as a 24-hour linear channel in almost every Asian country. At present, DW can be found on more than 1,100 platforms and channels across Asia on a wide variety of platforms. DW and DW Deutsch are broadcast as linear cable channels, on DTH, IPTV, mobile, on DVB-T or via re-broadcasting partners that offer select DW programmes via terrestrial free TV, online and on mobile devices. This range of options makes DW available to more than 100 million households in Asia.

On-demand/online DW’s SVOD services are offered through select IPTV partner packages. In China, for example, we have deals with the popular video websites Tudou, Youku and Huanqiu. DW Premium is a new service that provides partners easy access to an exhaustive catalogue of DW content. We have also expanded partnerships with OTT and VOD providers to increase our reach. And the DW for Smart TV app is available on most smart TV models with an easy-to-use interface featuring the best DW programmes.

Content strategy Mee Fung Lee

Advertising Sales Contact Mee Fung Lee Asia Representative T: +60 3 2093 0866 E: meefung.lee@pikfilm.com.my

DW is broadcast around the world and we adapt news and programming that corresponds to each region’s prime time and our scheduling reflects this balance of news, features and magazines. When acquiring content, DW places an emphasis on international appeal, but also requires content that has worldwide geographical rights. Since the relaunch of the flagship English channel in 2015, DW has reduced the proportion of re-runs in the schedule.

Local production

One of DW’s strong points in Asia is developing programming that can be adapted for different target regions and partner co-productions are the cornerstone of this. In 2019, our biggest Asia-oriented format was Founders Valley, a 15-part series that uncovered the start-up scene in eight countries across Asia. DW also has long-running The single most important influence on Asia’s TV co-productions that have proven success in industry in the next 12 months will be... Asian markets. For example, DW’s science format is adapted to Manthan for Hindi audiences, Onneshon for Bangladesh, Inovator for the Bahasa Indonesian market and Sawal for Pakistan. We also include subtitled programming in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Entertainment markets in Asia as marked by diversity, and producers and broadcasters need to offer content with regionally minded distribution. What works for Indonesia may not work in Japan. Keeping up with viewer’s tastes is key to success and when we look at the overall trend we are noticing IPTV and onlinebased, on-demand video emerging as a rival to linear television.” Petra Schneider, Director Distribution

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Advertising/sponsorship Advertisers with DW can take advantage of a lucrative audience demographic with classic advertising opportunities on DW’s 24/7 Englishlanguage TV programming. There is also the possibility to sponsor programmes and create promotional stories with a distinctive character and a high level of credibility.


Channels

France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 to 385 million homes around the world in English, French, Arabic and Spanish. From its newsroom in Paris, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs. France 24 provides rich programming: live news, debates, documentaries and interviews on every topic (business, culture, politics, sport, technology…). In its four languages, France 24 is available on a multitude of platforms: cable, satellite, IPTV, DTT, OTT, smartphones, tablets, connected TVs and YouTube.

France Médias Monde 80, rue Camille Desmoulins 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France T: +33 (0)1 84 22 84 84 W: https://www.france24.com/ @france24.english; @france24; @france24.espanol; @france24.arabic @france24; @france24_en; @france24_fr; @france24_es @france24; @France24_en; @France24_es; @France24_ar

Who’s who...

Eric Cremer Vice President Distribution T: +33 (0)1 84 22 83 69 E: Eric.cremer@francemm.com Brice Bertrand Distribution Director Asia Pacific and North America T: +33 (0)1 84 22 84 21 E: Brice.Bertrand@francemm.com Live from Paris with Eve Irvine and Stuart Norval

Target audience Men and women, in particular opinion leaders and decision makers who are interested in discovering the world and having an impact on it.

Linear television channels in Asia Eric Cremer

Brice Bertrand

Affiliate Sales Contacts

India – Catvision Limited Sanjay Grover DGM-Channel Marketing T: +91 98111 07371 E: sanjay.grover@catvisionindia.com South Korea – Panda media Jiyoung Yang General Manager T: +82 10 4747 9782 E: jiyoung@pandamedia.eu Taiwan – Taipei postproduction corp. Diane Chou Channel Representative T: +886 939 221 709 E: dianechou@tpe-pp.com.tw Thailand – HIGH HOPS Supassorn Harnlamyuang T: +66 90 959 8754

Advertising Sales Contact

France Médias Monde Isabelle Ribot Roth Sales Coordinator – Marketing T: +33 (0)1 84 22 71 10 E: Isabelle.Ribotroth@francemm.com

All of our channels available in the region are broadcast 24 hours a day. The different language versions are distinct channels with content created in the given language (neither dubbed nor subtitled) In Asia Pacific: in French (SD) and English (SD and HD). In the Middle East: in English (SD and HD), French (HD) and Arabic (SD and HD), depending on the satellite.

Channel distribution in Asia France 24 is present in nearly every country in Asia, mainly through satellite, cable and IPTV. In Asia Pacific, France 24 reaches almost 82 million homes mainly via pay TV operators (signal available on Asiasat-5). In the Middle East, France 24 reaches more than 58 million homes via Arabsat Badr-4, Nilesat, Hot Bird and pay TV operators. France 24 is available in 560,000 hotel rooms across Asia.

On-demand services Most programmes are available through catch-up TV. We also offer a large selection of programmes on VOD services.

Content strategy

As an international news channel, the vast majority of content broadcast is live, exclusive to the channel, first run and internally produced. Magazine programmes are multi-broadcast throughout the week in order to capture prime times around the world. Programmes feature news from around the world. The single most important influence on Asia’s

TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

In the face of stiff competition from non-linear broadcast, content providers will have to adapt their approach and address audiences in a more community-based way to give a narrative sense to people and their stories, and help audiences discuss the latest shows on digital platforms” Brice Bertrand, Distribution Direction Asia Pacific and North America

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Local production France 24 has some 20 correspondent bureaux across the region.

Advertising/sponsorship France 24 is committed to limiting advertising time to no more than 6 minutes per hour.

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Rai Com is the commercial branch of Rai Group, the Italian public broadcaster. The company is an international content producer and distributor, offering year-round support to all major Italian directors and emerging talent, by delivering their titles to the international market with the same passion and care for cinema it has demonstrated since its founding in 1968. Rai Com also distributes Rai channels with a multiplatform approach to better reach wider audiences and targeted markets.

Rai Com S.p.A. Via Umberto Novaro, 18 – 00195 Rome, Italy T: +39 06 33178229 W: www.raicom.rai.it @Raicomspa @Raicomspa @rai_com

Who’s who...

David Bogi Head of Marketing and Business Development E: david.bogi@rai.it Benedetta Migliore International Channels Distribution, Extra European Countries M: +39 335 1832057 E: benedetta.migliore@rai.it

Target Audience

Rai channels are targeted to Italians living abroad and to all people that love Italy and Italian culture.

Linear Television Channels In Asia

David Bogi

Benedetta Migliore

Rai Italia The great beauty of Italian TV programmes Showcasing the best of Italy, 24/7, Rai Italia features the best of Rai programming in Italian with a mix of variety, talk, lifestyle, news, drama, sports, culture, documentary, travel, kids, music, series, soap operas and original productions for Italians abroad. Rai News 24 The first Italian all-news channel with non-stop information Operating 24/7, Rai News 24 informs viewers with top stories, breaking news and live coverage of national and international events. Created on 26 April 1999, Rai News 24 developed an innovative model combining television, internet and digital technologies. The choice of a multi-screen format and widespread use of video conference connections with correspondents and experts is significant. Often, videos are broadcast without commentary and only some subtitles, so as not to bias the viewer. Inter Milan TV and Lazio Style Channel Rai sports channels offer fans exclusive interviews with players and staff; full matches: including all Serie A games, UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League, live reserve, academy games and “classic” matches; plus footballing news and other themed programming. The stations also broadcast all of the team’s preseason friendly matches. Inter Milan TV is available in selected territories.

Channel Distribution In Asia Italia Con Voi

Rai Italia serves as the strongest connection between Italy and Italians living abroad, bridging the gap and making them feel closer to their homeland by keeping them up-to-date with the news and latest programmes in their native Italian language. As a public service, Rai offers the channel to the largest number of people living outside of Italy. Currently, over 20 million households watch Rai channels worldwide (outside of Europe and Asia)

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We offer TVOD and SVOD services through platform partners. Content is available with English subtitles and/or English dubbing. Our Club Channels weekly 8hr magazine features the best of Rai linear channels and brings you into exciting world of Italian football (English-language version available).

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Incorporated and headquartered in Singapore, Rewind Networks is a multimedia branded entertainment company dedicated to providing the best in class content to audiences across the Asia-Pacific region. Rewind Networks runs two basic tier channels – HITS and HITS MOVIES – in Southeast Asia, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and select South Asian markets and will continue to progressively launch the channels in these markets, as well as other territories in Asia and beyond.

Rewind Networks Pte Ltd 21 Media Circle #06-05 Infinite Studios Singapore 138562 T: +65 6635 3988 E: info@rewindnetworks.com

Who’s who...

Avi Himatsinghani CEO E: avi@rewindnetworks.com T: +65 6635 3983 Sandie Lee EVP and Head of Channels E: sandie@rewindnetworks.com T: +65 6635 3981

Avi Himatsinghani

Sandie Lee

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Sabrina Mimouni Director – Revenue & Partnerships E: Sabrina@rewindnetworks.com T: +65 6635 3978

is Rewind Networks’ maiden venture launched in 2013 as a linear 24x7 pan-regional pay-TV service. It features a curated selection of the greatest television drama and comedy series from the past few decades in High Definition. HITS is the fastest growing basic general entertainment channel in Asia, reaching more than 16 million households across 12 countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The channel is available on the basic packs of leading pay-TV platforms and OTT services in these countries, including StarHub, Singtel, Astro, MNC Vision, LinkNet, Cignal, SKYcable, KT, Dialog TV, Canal+, CNS, MOD, K+, VTVcab and Kristal Astro. W: www.hitstv.com

The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

The rationalisation of the bundled linear channel offering that will need to coexist with more direct-toconsumer services all relying heavily on strong aggregators - telcos, operators, apps and devices. The right economics will be key.” Avi Himatsinghani, CEO

@HITSTV

the second service from Rewind Networks, is a brand new 24x7 pan-regional pay-TV channel launched in October 2018 and now available in more than 7 million homes across seven countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The service celebrates the best movies ever made from the 1960s to the 1990s, featuring a carefully curated selection of the finest films in HD from across major studios. W: www.hitsmovies.tv

@HITSMOVIES

Content strategy Rewind Networks has secured extensive licensing deals with leading studios such as Disney Media Distribution, CBS Studios International, NBCUniversal International, Sony Pictures Television, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, MGM Studios, Paramount Pictures, FremantleMedia, Warner Bros Television, Lionsgate and Carsey-Werner.

Advertising and sponsorship Part of the networks’ airtime is available and sold locally by the relevant pay-TV operators. The balance of airtime is used for channel promotions, regional advertising and marketing partnerships.

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SPI International is a global media company operating 40 television channels on six continents. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI provides its 60 million subscribers access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content, including live streaming of FilmBox channels, and UHD programming on any internet-connected device. For over 25 years, SPI has been a leading supplier of films and television programming. SPI recently acquired Film1 group of premium channels and its digital services in the Netherlands.

SPI International 99 Hudson Street, Suite 524 – 5th Floor New York, NY 10013, U.S. T: +852 9613 0262 (Hong Kong) W: https://spiintl.com @spiint

Who’s who...

Loni Farhi President (Miami, FL) Berk Uziyel Chief Executive Officer Murat Muratoğlu Head of Distribution for MENA, Turkey, APAC, Russia and CIS, Baltics, Bulgaria and ex-Yugo E: murat.muratoglu@spiintl.com Revi Benshoshan Director of Acquisitions (New York) Hubert Ornass-Kubacki Head of Content Sales Haymi Behar Chief Marketing Officer E: haymi.behar@spiintl.com

FunBox UHD presents 100% premium native UHD programming in 3840 x 2160 UHD pixel resolution, including concerts, entertainment, TV shows and documentaries featuring culture, travel, lifestyle, music, art and drama. Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports, with a large variety of disciplines, shows and competitions from all over the world. DocuBox is an unforgettable collection of fascinating, award-winning documentary features and TV programming exploring the mysteries and beauty of our planet. FightBox broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world, with at least four live events per month. Gametoon is a channel dedicated to the video game and eSports phenomenon, created by true gaming & eSports enthusiasts. The channel features game reviews, tournaments (eSports), popular streamers and much more. FilmBox Arthouse features works from the world’s most prominent directors, including Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. Every month, FilmBox Arthouse also airs special presentations devoted to a particular creative movement or filmmaker. FashionBox features inspirational, educational and always highly entertaining content on shopping, lifestyle and new fashion trends. 360 TuneBox provides a platform for today’s hottest independent artists. Videos are organised by genre: pop, hip-hop/rap, dance, rock, international. TDC (Timeless Drama Channel) is the premium Turkish drama channel for people who love the drama genre, and want to watch critically acclaimed shows that have defined the landscape of Turkish and worldwide television.

Linear television channels in Asia Our six thematic channels – FunBox UHD, Fast&FunBox (HD), DocuBox (HD), FightBox (HD), Gametoon (HD) and FilmBoxArthouse – are all available across Asia Pacific via Measat-3. Additionally, other channels and digital services are available via IP. Berk Uziyel

Murat Muratoğlu

Channel distribution in Asia SPI International has multiple territory deals in place through OTT platform relationships and a number of more traditional carriage deals, which we expect to grow in 2020 and 2021.

On-demand/online Hubert OrnassKubacki

Haymi Behar

FilmBox Live (FB Live) and FilmBox-On-Demand (FBOD) are both available across Asia Pacific. The subscription-based, multi-platform content service FB Live allows operators who are new to OTT to quickly build a compelling library of on-demand content for their subscribers while FBOD is designed to integrate into more established platforms that already have a branded OTT extension to their service offering. SPI International considers all business models for these services.

Content strategy The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

SPI International acquires all rights to the content on our channels to allow maximum exploitation by our operator partners, including all linear pay, catch-up, VOD, SVOD, AVOD, OTT, online and mobile.

SPI International is excited to grow its footprint within the Asian market in 2020, through new content and distribution partnerships. Consumers within the Asian market value versatile content in different forms, which we always aim to provide. We are delighted to offer our extensive suite of channels and digital services that feature a wide range of quality programming to our customers within the Asian market, and around the globe.”

Local production SPI International recently produced the action movie General Commander starring Steven Seagal in South Asia, in collaboration with director/producer Philippe Martinez. The movie focuses on a GRS operative and his team of recruits who chase notorious criminals with the help of a Hong Kong billionaire. SPI International will continue to invest in movies and TV series production in the coming years with numerous projects already in the works all around the world.

Berk Uziyel, CEO, SPI Interational

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TechStorm is the world’s first one-stop media destination that celebrates the world’s fastest rising stars in eSports, Technology and Entrepreneurship available across 20 countries in Asia Pacific. Its first-in-the-world 24-hour thematic channel programmed in HD showcases a compelling line-up of the best in-class, first-run and exclusive entertainment across tech and entrepreneurship themes made available on broadcast, OTT, online and mobile screens.

TechTV Network Pte Ltd Blk 67 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #04-16 Singapore139950 @techstormtv

Who’s who...

Debbie Lee Founder & CEO Kevin Liow Head of Tech & Operations Anna Lee Head of Sales Joanne Chua Asst Director of Ad Sales Wynn Loo Senior Exec of Client Services Ho Yan Yi Asst Director of Content

Affiliate/Advertising Sales Contact E: sales@techstorm.tv

Programme Acquisition Contact E: programming@techstorm.tv

Debbie Lee

Ariff Bakar

Kevin Liow

Anna Lee

Target audience eSports spectator fans, tech-curious millennials aged 18 to 35 years old and the mass market audience eager to stay connected with the world of fast moving tech trends.

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© 2019 TechTV Network Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved

TechStorm is now Asia’s fastest growing network with a rapidly growing footprint. The region’s first-of-its kind channel feed is currently distributed on StarHub Channel 420, First Media Channel 333, Sky Cable Channel 212, Telkomsel’s MAXstream, Dialog TV Channel 62 and distributed via OMI in the Philippines across 10 provincial operators. Storm Bytes – TechStorm’s made-for-mobile Asian original production – is available to all of HOOQ’s subscriber base in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

© 2014, 2015 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved

Content strategy We offer our audience and affiliate partners a near 100% first and exclusive, exhilarating content carefully curated from North America, Europe and pan-Asia for 360 authenticated, pay-TV rights across all screens.

An Seis Reel Production in association with premiere picture and vision films Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man Director/Producer Sonia Anderson Executive Producer Lise Romanoff Associate Producers Marcus Searancke Alena Walker

The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

We are in the era of specialisation, 2020 will be a pivotal, game-changing year for the world of entertainment to meet a new generation of audience demand.” Joanne Chua

Wynn Loo

Debbie Lee, Founder & CEO

Local production

Ho Yan Yi

Nazurah Roslan

As the voice of Asian eSports, tech scene and entrepreneurial spirit, we remain vested to bring these themes closer to audiences in the region, audiences hungry for pan-Asian content that truly reflects their culture and aspirations. Storm Bytes is the first of our Asian original production tailored for mobile screens, viewing on the go. Affiliate partners can license more than 200 hours of premium quality, Asian originals directly for their OTT services as an AVOD, VOD mobile digital offer in addition to TechStorm’s full 24/7 feed.

Advertising/sponsorship TechStorm offers brands and advertisers targeted, tailored integrated advertising solutions across all screens and devices. Our creative and effective approach aims to bring brands closer to the community of eSports, tech and startup world in a seamless brand integration. A range of advertising minutes and tailored advertising sponsorships are already available for all affiliate partners and brands. Lachlan Madsen

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Founded in 2005, THEMA now includes five subsidiaries overseas. The company represents 180 channels and has created strong relations with the main television platforms in Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East, in Africa and in North America, thanks to its expertise in TV content distribution, TV packaging and marketing strategy. THEMA Asia Pacific distributes a diversified portfolio of linear and on-demand content in HD and 4K covering a wide range of thematics, such as Lifestyle, Cinema, Series, Arts, Youth, Music and Sports.

THEMA Asia Pacific Pte Ltd 545 Orchard Road Far East Shopping Centre #10-03 Singapore 238882 T: +65 6734 2400 W: www.thematv.com

Who’s who...

Alexandre Bac Managing Director Asia Pacific E: alexandre@thematv.com (Based in Singapore) Julia Laude-Bousquet VP Global Marketing E: julia@thematv.com (Based in Paris)

Alexandre Bac

Julia Laude-Bousquet

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M6 International A TV channel that brings together all the best programmes of the M6 Group channels. With content from its renowned channels M6, W9, 6ter, Paris Première and Téva, M6 International provides the French speaking population and French expatriates with a variety of high-quality content on Culture, Entertainment, Cooking, Reality TV, News, Politics, Discovery and Lifestyle. Mezzo Live HD Gives access to the world’s greatest international venues: opera houses, concert halls, festivals, dance theatres and jazz clubs. With around 40 live performances each year, shot exclusively in high definition, and without commercials, Mezzo Live HD brings the best of the international music scene. Flix Snip A channel that offers short-format, on-the-go entertainment for people in today’s busy world. Premium multilingual 20 minutes or less films and series can be accessed via app or ondemand services and from mobile, local TV or internet providers. Viewers can choose an adventure from thrillers, drama, animation, horror, romance, comedy and more. Studio + A new world of original, short and premium series, specifically produced for mobile, to watch anywhere, anytime even without a connection. CANAL+ Myanmar Releases in-house original Burmese productions: movies, series, documentaries, all created with talented local producers. Kanal D Drama The first and only channel that brings together the best Turkish dramas completely in HD. Kanal D Drama explores universal stories with exceptional characters in fascinating places that inspire, transform and captivate. Insight TV is the world’s leading 4K UHD channel featuring action sports, lifestyle & entertainment shows. Insight TV produces its own content and is all about taking viewers on an adventure. All content focuses on telling vivid stories about trending communities through global influencers.

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4K HERITAGE A channel 100% in native 4K with documentaries relating to the following themes: Heritage Sites, Sacred Sites and Historical Monuments worldwide. 4K Heritage provides exclusive and fresh content, totally entertaining, educational and innovative. Its breathtaking documentaries are to be discovered in multiples languages. Museum is the first TV channel entirely dedicated to Art. Its purpose is simple: entertainment, stories and information for everyone who has ever been to an exhibition (and liked It!). On Museum, you will watch documentaries about the great Masters of Art, but you will also find game shows, factual entertainment and drawing lessons. LUXE.TV HD is pleased to unveil the world of luxury with more than 400 hours of programmes, documentaries, reports and topics dedicated to the world of luxury and lifestyle. Throughout the year, LUXE.TV journalists travel around the world to offer viewers exceptional images 24/7 in HD. A+ Kids Educational linear TV, VOD & OTT services supported by AI gamified educational digital platform for kids aged 3-7 focusing on learning English, Maths, Science and the world around us. A+ Kids’ main goal is to help young people to develop a life-long love for reading, positive attitude to math and problem solving and provide them with a friendly introduction to science and the world around us. Stingray Music Discover the best music for every moment, place and mood in your life. Enjoy over 2,000 channels in 100s of music genres, featuring local and international artists, curated by music experts from around the globe. Stingray Music is available on TV with enhanced on-screen display, on-the-go with iOS & Android mobile apps, on the web and works with wireless, Hi- Fi systems, Blutooth, Chromecast Audio and Apple AirPlay, among others. Stingray Festival 4K delivers music like it has never been heard – or seen – before! Discover a breathtaking television journey celebrating the best in arena shows, musical theatre, contemporary circus and opera. All filmed in spectacular 4K Ultra HD. Stingray Now 4K brings home non-stop music videos by today’s biggest and most popular stars in dazzling 4K Ultra HD. Stingray Ambiance 4K is a unique channel that combines beautiful, peaceful scenery filmed in 4K Ultra HD and soundtracks tailor-made to accompany every moment of your day. Stingray iConcerts is the essential television destination for fans of live music who can’t get enough of that front-row feeling! Over 500 titles • 10 titles refresh per month Stingray CMusic is a specialty television channel dedicated to classical and cinematic music videos – a revolutionary combination in the world of music television. Stingray Karaoke The world’s largest library of licensed and rerecorded hits featuring today’s hits and yesterday’s classics, in all genres and in multiple languages. More than 13,000 karaoke videos with songs added weekly deliver the fun of singing to millions of karaoke fans worlwide. Platforms: VOD, OTT service, mobile app and interactive TV app. Stingray DJazz allows you to experience the world’s major jazz festivals, famous clubs and intimate concerts. Stingray Qello Stingray’s concert app, offers you the world’s largest catalogue of concert films, award-winning music documentaries, and live streaming music events from the 1920s to today. Available on TV, web, and mobile. Stingray Hits Keep up with what’s on top with Stingray Hits. Watch massively popular music videos by today’s hottest stars with a dose of all-time favourites of the past 20 years.

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TV5MONDE is the world’s cultural TV network in French. Offering a wide variety of subtitled primetime films and dramas, in-depth coverage of international news, live sports events, high-quality documentaries and discovery magazines, kids’ programmes, cooking, design and exciting game shows, TV5MONDE is designed for those who want to watch a different kind of TV content. In Asia Pacific, TV5MONDE offers 3 live channels to over 112 million cable, satellite and IPTV homes and a subscription-based TV everywhere service to 358 million OTT users.

TV5MONDE (Asia Pacific regional office) Unit 704-706, 7/F Cyberport 1 100 Cyberport Road Hong Kong SAR T: +852 2989 6090 E: asie@tv5monde.com W: asia.tv5monde.com tv5mondeasiepacifique @TV5MONDEApac /tv5mondeapac

Who’s who...

Alexandre Muller Managing Director Asia Pacific Karine Schroeder Deputy Managing Director, Head of Marketing & Digital Content

Linear Television Channels In Asia Dorothee Ulrichs

Dorothee Ulrichs

Alexandre Muller

Karine Schroeder

Affiliate Sales Contact

Nicolas Bence Distribution & Business Development Manager

Nicolas Bence

TV5MONDE broadcasts three 24-hour channels across Asia: TV5MONDE Asie is a general entertainment channel that covers GMT+5 to GMT+8 time zone (Central Asia, Indian subcontinent, Greater China, Southeast Asia) with a free-to-air signal in SD (4:3 ratio) available on AsiaSat-7 and an HD encrypted feed on AsiaSat-5 (16:9 ratio, HD MPEG4 with DVB subtitles in English, French, Vietnamese and Russian, and 4:3 ratio). TV5MONDE Pacifique is a general entertainment channel that covers GMT+8 to GMT+12 time zone (North Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands) with one encrypted feed on IntelSat-19 (16:9 ratio, MPEG4 with DVB subtitles in English, French, Japanese and Korean). TV5MONDE Style is a channel that is entirely dedicated to the “art of living”; The French-speaking lifestyle programming covers the whole APAC region with one encrypted feed on AsiaSat-5 (16:9 ratio, HD MPEG4 with DVB subtitles in English, traditional and simplified Chinese).

The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

The rise of D2C and the way historical players (both broadcasters and operators) will adapt to the new ecosystem.” Alexandre Muller, Managing Director Asia Pacific, TV5MONDE

Channel Distribution In Asia TV5MONDE channels reach over 112 million households in Asia Pacific covering areas from India to New Caledonia.

On-Demand Services With TV5MONDE+Asie and TV5MONDE+Pacifique, TV5MONDE offers a standalone over-the-top service available on any device, everywhere in the Asia-Pacific region. Upon subscription, viewers can access more live content, VOD and catch-up TV. Interface available in 4 languages (French, English, Korean, Japanese) and offers subtitles in French, English, Vietnamese, Russian, and simplified and traditional Chinese.

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WAKUWAKU JAPAN is Japanese general entertainment channel for local audiences delivering the best of Japanese content across multiple genres: from exciting J-dramas to funny variety/game shows to delicious food and travel lifestyle & music programmes, and everything in between! WAKUWAKU JAPAN uniquely delivers content from multiple content suppliers in Japan including all the major nationwide TV networks, provincial TV networks, film and music studios, not just from one TV station. In Asia, WAKUWAKU JAPAN is growing from strength to strength, enjoyed in over 16 million households across 33 platforms and is available in both SD and HD with local language subtitling.

Wakuwaku Japan Corporation 1-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Japan T: +81 3 5571 6742 W: www.wakuwakujapan.com

Who’s who...

Tomokazu Hori COO E: to-hori@wakuwakujapan.com

Affiliate Sales Contact

Futa Yasunaga Manager, Distribution and Marketing E: f-yasunaga@wakuwakujapan.com Minyi Ren Manager, Distribution and Marketing (China and Taiwan) E: m-ren@wakuwakujapan.com Richard Woo Senior Consultant E: richardcwoo@yahoo.com

Advertising Sales Contact

Daisuke Okabe Manager, Advertising and Sponsorship Sales E: d-okabe@wakuwakujapan.com

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Target audience WAKUWAKU JAPAN is for all family members to enjoy as we have all kinds of content including dramas, variety/game shows, food and travel lifestyle and music programmes, Japanese horror movies, etc.

Linear television channels in Asia WAKUWAKU JAPAN channel currently has two feeds: one for Taiwan, and another for the rest of Asia. Both feeds are delivered in HD with subtitles in English, traditional Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese and Vietnamese.

Channel distribution in Asia WAKUWAKU JAPAN is growing from strength to strength, currently enjoyed on 33 platforms across APAC in Singapore, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam. The World Unknown to Matsuko

On-demand services WAKUWAKU JAPAN offers a range of rights including branded SVOD and OTT to multiple multimedia platforms across the region.

Content strategy All of WAKUWAKU JAPAN’s programming comes from Japan. Our core content strategy is to uniquely curate the best of Japanese content across multiple genres and from multiple Japanese content suppliers as an easy one-stop shop for diverse sets of rights for our partners and viewers plus our significant investment in local language. Kawaii JAPAN-da!!

Local production All of our programming is produced in Asia, mostly in Japan.

Advertising/sponsorship

The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

At WAKUWAKU JAPAN, we continue to strive to deliver the best of Japanese content to local audiences in their local language. In 2020, all eyes will be on Japan so we very much look forward to delivering exciting content including food, travel and cultural programmes on the road to Tokyo 2020. Please join us.”

At WAKUWAKU JAPAN, we are brand, content and solution friendly. For example, we will have an exciting lineup of food, travel and cultural programming focused on the 3 hosting regions in Japan on the road to Tokyo 2020, when all eyes will be on Japan. Are your brands ready? We are, and we are here to help.

Tomokazu Hori, COO

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In Asia Pacific, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks has a presence in 42 countries in 14 languages. Its brands include CNN International, Warner TV, Oh!K, Mondo TV, Mondo Mah-Jong TV, TABI Channel, Tabi Tele, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and popular character Tuzki – together with HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, Cinemax and Red as well as the streaming and video-on-demand services HBO GO, HBO On Demand and 鼎级剧场 (Ding Ji Ju Chang).

Warnermedia Entertainment Networks has a presence in: Bangkok, Bangalore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo. W: WarnerMediaGroup.com

Who’s who...

Ricky Ow President E: Ricky.Ow@turner.com Siddharth Jain MD, South Asia E: Siddharth.Jain@turner.com Clément Schwebig MD, Southeast Asia, Pacific & China E: Clement.Schwebig@turner.com Ellana Lee SVP & Managing Editor, CNN International E: Ellana.Lee@cnn.com Leslie Lee Head – Kids Content (APAC) E: Leslie.Lee@turner.com Magdalene Ew Head – Entertainment Content (SEA) E: Magdalene.Ew@hboasia.com Gregory Ho VP – Corporate Communications & Marketing E: Gregory.Ho@turner.com Yasmin Zahid Head of Sales and Affiliate Marketing (SEA) E: Yasmin.Zahid@hboasia.com

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 475 million households around the globe. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. Around 1,000 hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year by CNNI’s non-news programming division. CNN has 36 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource.

Thoughts on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months...

2020 is still going to be a year of consolidation. Watch out for HBO GO!”

Ricky Ow, President, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks APAC

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We Bare Bears, Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network, the number one kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated content including the multiaward-winning global hits Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Adventure Time and We Bare Bears; and Asia-Pacific originals, including Monster Beach and the International Emmy-nominated Lamput. Cartoon Network is available in 14 languages and in more than 135 million payTV homes in 29 countries throughout Asia Pacific. Internationally, it is seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, and is an industry leader with a global offering of the best in award-winning animated entertainment for kids and families. The brand is known for putting its fans at the centre of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, games, partner platforms like HBO GO, and apps including Cartoon Network Watch and Play.

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Boomerang provides light-hearted and fun moments, showcasing a mixture of internationally recognised comedy and fantasy series. Core programmes include Tom and Jerry, ScoobyDoo, Mr. Bean, Grizzy and the Lemmings, The Garfield Show, My Little Pony and Barbie. Other familiar, family-favourites include: Grizzy and the Lemmings, New Looney Tunes and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. Catering to a generation of kids who bounce higher, play smarter, think louder and dream bigger, POGO is WarnerMedia’s only-for-India kids’ entertainment network that launched in 2004. POGO is amongst the leading kids’ channels in India, and features content that spans multiple genres – from comedy and art to games and curiosity. Oh!K is the ultimate Korean entertainment destination, including premium drama series as well as variety and music programming. A brand powered by major studios and content creators including MBC, one of Korea’s leading broadcasters, Oh!K is available across Southeast Asia and provides local audiences access to first-runs and exclusives, many at the same time as or soon after their debut in Korea.

RED BY HBO is a young and dynamic Asian movie channel powered by one of the world’s most prestigious channels – HBO. Home to internationally acclaimed, award-winning and popular movies and series from the region, RED BY HBO features local stories from Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and Greater China, as well as HBO Asia Originals. MONDO TV is Japan’s ultimate 24-hour entertainment destination featuring an adventurous, edgy and humorous programming lineup in full HD spanning sports, cars, games, leisure and everything in between. MONDO TV is “otoko myori”, otherwise known as “interesting stuff for men”. Its companion channel is Mondo Mah-Jong TV.

Super Shiro is a new animated series from TV Asahi, in collaboration with WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks and Science Saru

TABI Channel is Japan’s favorite 24-hour travel and lifestyle channel. It specialises in celebrating amazing journeys, capturing the beauty and wonder of the travel experience. From the unusual to the luxurious, TABI Channel takes viewers on unforgettable journeys that inspire and mesmerize. Its companion channel is Tabi Tele. WB is South Asia’s gateway to Hollywood! This premier destination is a haven for all Hollywood aficionados, offering the biggest movies, hottest action, best dramas, funniest series and the brightest stars from the world’s most prolific studio. Warner TV offers viewers an unprecedented mix of hit TV series and blockbuster movies from the legendary Warner Bros. studios. Its line-up boasts the world’s biggest franchises, firstrun exclusives for the region and fan-favourites across a wide range of genres from action, comedy and drama, including: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, as well as Arrow, Young Sheldon, Friends, The Big Bang Theory and Miracle Workers. Mahjong on Mondo TV in Japan

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Stream thousands of hours of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, exclusive original content from HBO, HBO Asia and CINEMAX, Asian movies and series, and all-time favourite kids’ programmes over multiple connected devices anytime, anywhere with WarnerMedia’s streaming service, HBO GO. With HBO GO, download movies and series to watch without an internet connection, watch premieres of HBO Originals same time as the U.S., and with the live TV function, stream all six of HBO Asia’s suite of TV channels – HBO, HBO SIGNATURE, HBO HITS, HBO FAMILY, CINEMAX and RED BY HBO, live simultaneously on internet connected devices. HBO GO is offered in true HD quality, has multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, and has Airplay and Chromecast functionalities.

Westworld, HBO Original

Avenue 5, HBO Original

Home to the biggest and latest Hollywood blockbusters and award-winning HBO Originals, HBO® is a 24-hour commercial-free premium programming subscription service for movie lovers. HBO brings the best of Hollywood first to Asia through exclusive output licensing deals with major Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and DreamWorks Animation. In addition to the proprietary and awardwinning HBO Original programmes that are produced exclusively for HBO viewers, HBO’s extensive content also includes movies from a large number of major independent studios. In selected territories, HBO is subtitled in local languages and broadcast with dual language options where available. HBO and HBO HD bring the best of Hollywood movies to South Asia first.

Dream Raider, HBO Asia Original

Invisible Stories, HBO Asia Original

CINEMAX® is a male-skewed 24-hour commercialfree premium programming subscription service that packs entertainment with a bold, honest and unapologetic attitude. Offering non-stop action, suspense, comedy and science-fiction movies and series, CINEMAX keeps viewers on the edge with non-stop adrenaline and heartpumping entertainment.

HBO FAMILY, HBO HITS and HBO SIGNATURE are 24-hour commercial-free premium programming subscription services bringing Asian audiences the best of HBO. The first Hollywood subscription movie on demand service to launch in Asia, HBO On Demand is a subscription video on demand catch up service complementary to HBO Asia’s linear channels that offers subscribers the flexibility and convenience of watching what they want, when they want to. Ding Ji Ju Chang is a subscription video on demand service that is the home to HBO Original series, movies, short films and documentaries, all officially licensed and with simplified Chinese subtitles. Its branded service has landed on BesTV IPTV, Penguin TV Internet TV, SiTV City HD Channel block via Digital Cable, BesTV SVOD, and SiTV SVOD.

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