Singapore – SingTel mio TV will launch anime channel ANIPLUS HD this March. Offering the best in Japanese anime, the channel will feature exclusive series in full HD, with two titles simulcasting alongside Japan networks every week throughout the year.
Targeted at teens and young adults, most content on the channel is first-run and exclusive; and because 90 percent of the programming is based on popular manga and video games, fans will recognise the titles instantly. All programmes will be available in Japanese with English subtitles.
“We are delighted to launch ANIPLUS HD on SingTel mio TV as we know there is a demand for the latest in Japanese anime,” said Goh Seow Eng, MD of TV, SingTel. “This adds a new genre to our expanding slate of channels, and we are looking forward to connecting with the local anime community.”
Its commitment to exclusive simulcast events and access to multimedia rights has made ANIPLUS HD the top-rated anime channel in Korea. The channel has reached over 13 million households in Asia including Thailand and Indonesia markets, and almost 50 percent of ANITOWN (Korea’s largest anime web community) members polled declared it to be their favourite channel.
Also to launch on SingTel mio TV is an on-demand channel, ANIPLUS HD On Demand, where episodes of selected series will be made available three months after their first telecast on the linear channel (or as soon as the series finishes its run on the linear channel). This includes past seasons of series that are showing on the linear channel. Customers can enjoy the full anime series anytime, anywhere.
ANIPLUS HD (Ch340) and ANIPLUS HD On Demand (Ch341) will be added to the Jingxuan+ and Metro Pack (inclusive of all Combo, Super Packs and Gold Packs with Jingxuan+ and/or Metro Pack) at no additional cost. The channel will be available for free preview to all mio TV subscribers for a month after it launches.