Hong Kong – RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network announced that it has sealed a carriage deal which will bring the general entertainment channel, RTL CBS Entertainment HD, to Hong Kong on PCCW’s now TV platform. RTL CBS Entertainment HD will potentially reach over one million pay-TV households through now TV.
“We are delighted to bring the channel to viewers in Hong Kong and to partner with such an accomplished operator as now TV,” said Jonas Engwall, Chief Executive Officer, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “Hong Kong is an important market where viewers demand high quality content and we are very happy to meet their expectations with our outstanding shows.”
Loke Kheng Tham, PCCW’s Executive Vice President of Pay TV said, “We are very excited to bring RTL CBS Entertainment HD to our viewers in Hong Kong. The addition of RTL CBS Entertainment HD further demonstrates our commitment to providing the best content available for now TV customers.”
The launch of RTL CBS Entertainment HD on now TV comes on the heels of the Channel’s recent programming announcement on bringing House of Cards Season 3 to viewers in the region on the same day as its U.S. release. RTL CBS Asia Entertainment HD will air all 13 chapters (episodes) of the third season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series with a watchathon on 28 February from 4pm. After the weekend watchathon, the series will air weekly every Wednesday at 9.55pm beginning on 4 March.
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