A+E Networks

Parent brand:

A+E Networks

Sub or sibling brands:

Lifetime, FYI, HISTORY, H2, Crime + Investigation

Senior executives for Asia:

Alan Hodges, Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director

Michele Schofield, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production

Shilpa Jhunjhunwala, Vice President, Network Distribution

Channel description:

HISTORY is the leading destination for entertaining hit series, cinematic drama events and real-life characters that bring history to life. The channel is available in HD.

Crime + Investigation (CI) is the first and only TV destination in Asia dedicated to international and Asian true crime stories and paranormal investigations. The channel is available in HD.

H2 digs deeper into the stories and events of history, covering science and technology, military, ancient, modern and natural history. The channel is available in HD.

Scheduling policy:

HISTORY is a 24-hour linear channel with a focus on prime time between 6pm-12am. Catch-Up and VOD hours of approximately 25 hours per month are made available on selected platforms.

Crime + Investigation is scheduled with a focus on prime time between 6pm-12am. Programmes are scheduled off the clock (eg. 55-minute blocks). Content focuses on the investigation of crimes and unexplained, paranormal activities.

H2 offers weekday strips of longrunning, popular series such as Modern Marvels as well as stacking programmes each night in thematic blocks such as technology, military and ancient history. Premieres of new programmes are often focuse on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Distribution in Asia-Pacific:

HISTORY is available in more than 9 million households in SEAsia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Pacific Islands and Mongolia.

Crime + Investigation is available in more than 6 million households in SEAsia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Pacific Islands and Mongolia.

H2 is available in more than 3 million households in SEAsia, Taiwan, Pacific Islands and Mongolia.

Key carriage agreements in Asia:

HISTORY: Kristal Astro (Brunei), PCCW (Hong Kong), Indovision (Indonesia), First Media & Big TV (Indonesia), Astro (Malaysia), Skynet (Myanmar), Forever (Myanmar), HiTRON (Papua New Guinea), Sky Cable (Philippines), Cignal (Philippines), numerous provincial cable platforms via Viva (Philippines), StarHub (Singapore), True Visions (Thailand)

Crime + Investigation: Kristal Astro (Brunei), PCCW (Hong Kong), Indovision (Indonesia), First Media & Big TV (Indonesia), Astro (Malaysia), Skynet (Myanmar), Forever (Myanmar), HiTRON (Papua New Guinea), Sky Cable (Philippines), numerous provincial cable platforms via Viva (Philippines) and StarHub (Singapore)

H2: Skynet (Myanmar), Forever (Myanmar), HiTRON (Papua New Guinea), Sky Cable (Philippines), numerous provincial cable platforms via Viva (Philippines), StarHub (Singapore) and True Visions (Thailand)

Key tiers:

HISTORY is usually distributed on a basic, Education/Learning package.

Crime + Investigation varies by platform.

On-line, VOD, SVOD or mobile deals:

HISTORY content is available on iFlix, via TV Anywhere and VOD services on StarHub, Astro, True Visions, and increasingly other platforms in the region.

Crime + Investigation content is available via TV Anywhere and VOD services on StarHub, Astro, and other platforms in the region.

H2 content is available via TV Anywhere and VOD services on StarHub, True Visions, and increasingly other platforms in the region.

Upcoming shows:

HISTORY: Vikings Season 4, Roots, Barbarians Rising

Crime + Investigation: Undercover Asia, The Haunting Of…, Monster in My Family, Escaping Polygamy

H2: Modern Marvels (new episodes), True Monsters, Nostradamus 21st Century, Smartest Guy in the Room

 

BBC 

Parent brand:

BBC Worldwide

Sub or sibling brands:

BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment, CBeebies, BBC World News, bbc.com

Ownership in Asia:

BBC Worldwide Asia

Senior executive for Asia:

David Weiland, Executive Vice President, Asia

Channel description:

BBC Earth inspires audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe. The channel showcases the work of the world’s foremost factual film-makers and it takes audiences on a thrilling journey of discovery.

From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mindblowing ideas and the wonder of being human.

Distribution in Asia-Pacific:

Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. There is also a BBC Earth block in Japan on Wowow.

On-line, VOD, SVOD or mobile deals:

BBC Earth programmes are available on numerous VOD and SVOD platforms.

Recent and upcoming developments: