Singapore – HBO Asia announced a myriad of new carriages for HBO HD and RED. Additionally, as the exclusive distribution representative for the general entertainment channel, WarnerTV, and infant and toddler channel, BabyFirst, in Asia, HBO Asia also announced new distribution deals for these channels. In a landmark partnership with Telekom Malaysia (TM), RED, WarnerTV and BabyFirst launched for the first time in Malaysia on October 1. The channels are available to subscribers as part of Unifi’s HyppTV package from RM3. As of September 20, WarnerTV launched for the first time in Taiwan as part of DishHD’s Premier Package, following HBO Asia’s distribution agreement with the premium satellite service. The first regional English movie channel to broadcast in high definition in Asia, HBO HD launched for the first time in Indonesia on First Media as of August 10. HBO HD is also available in Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. First Media also added RED to their channel offerings on August 1. With this, all of HBO Asia’s linear channels (HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, MAX and RED) are now available to viewers in Indonesia through First Media. HBO Asia recently signed an agreement with Cable Boss to see RED distributed across various parts of the Philippines – including Metro Manila through Cable Link, Aklan through Kalibo Cable, Oriental Mindoro through Calapan Cable, Cavite through Naic Cable and Dasca Cable, and in Tarlac, through Concepcion Pay TV. WarnerTV and BabyFirst channels are also available in various parts of the Philippines now through Cable Boss.
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