SINGAPORE – Comedy Central Asia is laughing hard across Asia as Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia announced, further regional distribution of the 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.
The 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 as South 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 as The 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 Asia
Channel number: Channel 36
Packaging: Basic Pack
Launched: 27 June
|Transvision||Indonesia|| Comedy Central Asia
Channel number: Channel 508
Packaging: Transvision Gold, Platinum and Diamond Packages (basic packs)
Launched: 1 May
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