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Install 60cm dish antenna to pick up global satellite signal in Beijing and Shanghai . you can get below tv channels.


001 GNN

002 ABS CBN
003 CNN Philippines
004 PTV 4
005 TV5
006 News TV
007 GMA 7
008 Studio 23
009 Net 25
010 Global Theater 1
011 Global Theater 2
012 Global Theater 3
013 Global Theater 4
014 Global Theater 5
015 Global Theater 6
016 Golbal Theater 7
017 Discovery Science
018 Animal Planet
019 Nick Junior
020 Animax
021 Aljazeera
022 Fox News
023 Pinoy Extreme
024 Channel V-SLBN
025 AM Radio DZMM
026 AM Radio-DZMN
027 AM Radio-DWIZ
028 AM Radio DZRER8
029 FM Love Radio
030 FM Natural
031 FM Radio IFM
032 GSat Jazz
033 GSat Rock
034 GSat Pop
035 BTV
036 Russia Today
037 Boomerang
038 Global Theater 8
039 Global Theater 9
040 Global Theater 10
041 CNN International
042 Channel News Asia
043 Bloomberg
044 France 24
045 NGC
046 History
047 INC
048 Hope Channel
049 Sony Channel
050 Lifetime
051 Warner TV
052 AXN
053 Star World
054 ETC
055 Fox Sports 1
056 Fox Sports 2
057 Solar Sports
058 Nickelodeon
059 Cartoon Network
060 Jack TV
061 TTV
062 FTV
063 ERA News
064 TVBS
065 CTI
066 Global Theater 11
067 Global Theater 12
068 Global Theater 13
069 Hunan TV
070 CCTV 4
071 Phoenix TV
072 Discovery HD
073 NG Wild HD
074 Fox Sports 1 HD
075 Fox Sports 3 HD
076 Fight Sports HD
077 Golf HD
078 Sundance HD
079 HBO HD
080 Fox Premium HD
081 Fox Action HD
082 Sports Illustrated HD
083 Fox Family HD
084 Outdoor HD
085 Sports Illustrated 2 HD
086 CTV 1
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About ABS CBN
ABS-CBN is a major commercial television network in the Philippines. It is the oldest and the leading television network in the country with an advertising revenue of ₱19 billion for the fiscal year 2012. It is a unit of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. It was launched on 23 October 1953 under the name Alto Broadcasting System, and is among the first commercial television networks in Asia. Its headquarters are in Quezon City with regional offices and news bureaus in over 25 provincial areas throughout the country.
The flagship television station of ABS-CBN in Metro Manila is DWWX-TV (VHF channel 2) while provincially, the network operates through its Regional Network Group of 25 originating stations, 38[8] relay stations and 8 affiliate television stations. Its programming is also available outside the Philippines as The Filipino Channel.
   
History of ABS CBN
History
1946-1956: The beginning
ABS-CBN traces its history to the first Philippine television station DZAQ-TV, owned by Bolinao Electronics Corporation which was later renamed Alto Broadcasting System.
James Lindenberg, owner of BEC, was the first to apply for a license to the Philippine Congress to establish a television station in 1949. His request was granted on 14 June 1950. Because of the strict import controls and the lack of raw materials needed to open a TV station in the Philippines during the mid-20th century, Lindenberg branched to radio broadcasting instead.
Judge Antonio Quirino, brother of former President Elpidio Quirino, also tried to apply for a license to Congress, but was denied. He later purchased stocks from BEC and subsequently gained the controlling stock to rename the company from BEC to Alto Broadcasting System (ABS).
DZAQ-TV began commercial television operations on 23 October 1953; the first fully licensed commercial television station in the Philippines. The first program to air was a garden party at the Quirino residence in Sitio Alto, San Juan. After the premiere telecast, the station followed a four-hour a day schedule, from six to ten in the evening.
1956-1967: Establishment of CBN and merger[
In 1955, Manila Chronicle owner Eugenio Lopez, Sr. and former Vice President Fernando Lopez, acquired a radio-TV franchise from the Congress and immediately established Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) in 1956. On 24 February 1957 Lopez invited Judge Quirino to his house for breakfast and ABS was bought under a contract written on a table napkin. The corporate name was reverted to Bolinao Electronics Corporation immediately after the purchase of ABS.
With the establishment of DZXL-TV 9 of CBN in 1956, the Lopez brothers controlled both television channels in the archipelago, culminating in the first wave of expansion. The monopoly in television was broken in 1961, when DZBB-TV 7 was established by the Republic Broadcasting System (now GMA Network, Inc.) (RBS), owned by Robert Stewart, on the same year it launched the nation's first regional and provincial television station in Cebu City on 24 July.
Scene from "What every Woman Knows," on Family Theater of Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC, a live stage drama aired on ABS-CBN in the Philippines in 1962. Center is Jaime Zobel de Ayala, who acted in his younger years and later became chairman of the Philippines' largest real estate company, Ayala Land.In 1967, the company was renamed ABS–CBN Broadcasting Corporation. This company became the formal merger of the two stations DZAQ-TV 3 (ABS) and DZXL-TV 9 (CBN).
1966-1972: Making innovations in broadcasting and maintaining its dominance[edit]In 1966, ABS-CBN became the first TV network to broadcast certain shows in color and by 18 December 1968, ABS-CBN opened its present day Broadcast Center complex in Bohol Avenue, Quezon City. It was among the most advanced broadcasting facility of its kind in Asia. Full color broadcasts began in 1971 on ABS-CBN 2 with the availability of more color television sets around Manila and neighboring municipalities and cities.[9]
In 1969, DZAQ-TV transferred to channel 2, while its sister station DZXL-TV transferred to channel 4. This was in response to frequency adjustments, giving room for the television station of the Kanlaon Broadcasting System (now Radio Philippines Network) to occupy the Channel 9 frequency.
1972-1986: Shut down[edit]When then President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972, the station was forced to shut down. The company was seized from the Lopez brothers and its newly built Broadcast Center became the home of state-run TV stations Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation (BBC Channel 2, with call sign changed to DWWX-TV), Government Television (GTV Channel 4, with call sign changed to DWGT-TV and later renamed MBS-4), Kanlaon Broadcasting System (KBS Channel 9) and Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC Channel 13).
The long hibernation of the station ended on February 1986. As the EDSA revolt broke out in the eighties, and Marcos' grip on power debilitated, the reformists in the military contended the broadcasting network would be a vital asset for victory. Thus, at 10 AM on February 24, they attacked and took the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center that was then the home of MBS-4.
1986-1987: Rebirth and the climb to regaining its dominance[edit]When Marcos was deposed, the network was sequestered and returned Channel 2 to the Lopezes but not Channel 4. On 14 September 1986, ABS-CBN went back on the air, broadcasting from what used to be their main garage at Broadcast Center in the pre-Martial Law days. The network was forced to share space in the building that was rightfully their own with the government TV station Channel 4. At the time, money had been scarce while resources were limited; offices were used as dressing rooms and other equipment such as chairs, tables, and phones were in short supply.
In late 1986, the network was faltering, ranking last among the five stations in the Philippines and was suffering heavy losses. Eugenio "Geny" Lopez Jr. by early 1987 brought in programming whiz and ABS-CBN veteran Freddie Garcia, then working for GMA Network, and set him loose to work his magic touch.
1987-2004: At the top: ABS-CBN regains its dominance[edit]Six months later on 1 March 1987, Channel 2 was relaunched with the live musical special, "The Star Network: Ang Pagbabalik Ng Bituin" (The Return of the Star). In 1988, ABS-CBN was topping the Mega Manila ratings, a position it had never relinquished for 16 years.
Later that year, the station launched nationwide domestic satellite programming and by 1994, expanded its operations worldwide. In 1999, Channel 2 launched its 120-kilowatt Millennium Transmitter, resulting in improved signal quality throughout Mega Manila.
ABS-CBN logo (January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2013)2004-2007: Loss of interest
In 2004, ABS-CBN lost its dominance to GMA-7, but vowed to regain it with vigor. The network launched shows such as Pinoy Big Brother, Wowowee, and Super Inggo, among many others, along with the relaunch of TV Patrol into TV Patrol World and Game KNB? into Pilipinas, Game KNB? While they were popular, they caused controversies and the intense competition from GMA prevented them from letting ABS-CBN regain its lost dominance until 2007.
In 2005, ABS-CBN re-upgraded its transmitter into a very high capacity of 346.2 kilowatts resulting on a much clearer signal in Metro Manila. The network also expanded its reach in the archipelago to 98%-99%, making the network more accessible in almost any parts in the Philippines.
2007-2012: Regaining its dominance (again)[edit]In 2007, ABS-CBN successfully regained its dominance, overtaking GMA-7. In 2008, ABS-CBN celebrated its 55th anniversary with the launch of new shows (such as Kung Fu Kids, Palos, Lobo, Dyosa, and I Love Betty La Fea) which became top-rated hits. In 2009, ABS-CBN defended its lead in the TV industry with the help of new shows like May Bukas Pa and Showtime.
In 2010, ABS-CBN started adopting augmented reality technology for its newscasts and election coverages. ABS-CBN also expanded its presence in the archipelago in the same year, thru the opening of new regional stations.
2013-present: ABS-CBN at 60[edit]In 2013, ABS-CBN turned 60. The network celebrated the occasion with the launch of a new campaign called "Kwento Natin Ito!", and defended its lead with several new shows: among them are the phenomenal Juan dela Cruz, Got to Believe, Muling Buksan Ang Puso, Annaliza, and Honesto, as well as the return of The Singing Bee. ABS-CBN also celebrated its 60th anniversary through its Kwento ng Kasiyahan: The ABS-CBN Grand Kapamilya Weekend at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, which had entertainment and public service events rolled up for the celebration. The summer and Christmas slogans for ABS-CBN, namely: Kwento ng Summer Natin and Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko respectively, were also centered around the network's 60th anniversary.
Regional Network Group[edit]Main article: List of ABS-CBN Corporation channels and stations
The Regional Network Group (RNG) is the provincial network subsidiary of ABS-CBN. It is responsible for simultaneously airing most of the shows seen on ABS-CBN's flagship station in the provinces. The Regional Network Group has several stations in each region outside Mega Manila to ensure nationwide coverage. The local stations also produce their own newscasts which air prior to TV Patrol and other local programming which air on Sundays. Regional Network Group (RNG) glorified its roots while reaching out wider audience in 2007, consistently building on local content and developing infrastructure to deliver better service and cement its position as the top-rating regional network in the country. Regional versions of favorite TV shows were created, enabling ABS-CBN to reach out and connect with wider audiences worldwide. The launch of the local game show Kapamilya Winner Ka! in Visayas and Mindanao. Gandang Umaga, Pilipinas in Northern Luzon, and the 17th local TV Patrol in Southern Tagalog (Region IV-A & IV-B), provided more relevance to regional audiences. On 29 January 2011, Charie Villa was appointed as the new head of RNG.[10] On 15 April 2011, RNG launched ChoosePhilippines, a new website aimed to promote tourism in the Philippines by sharing photos and stories of the most extravagant places, culture, and arts of the Philippine island.
Programming[edit]Main article: List of programs broadcast by ABS-CBN
Most of the program line-up of ABS-CBN are originally produced by the company's television production unit. These include programs ranging from musical and variety shows, reality shows, game shows, entertainment and lifestyle talk shows, sitcoms, and gag shows. Soap operas and drama anthologies on the other hand are produced under Star Television and Dreamscape Entertainment Television, while news, documentaries and public affairs programs are produced by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs and other independent production outfit while licensed franchises from abroad are co-produced by the licensee. Some 20 percent of the program line-up of ABS-CBN though are imported from abroad, these include animation from Japan, television series from South Korea and Taiwan, and foreign films mostly from the United States, Hong Kong, and Thailand. ABS-CBN also airs special events like Oscars, Miss Universe, Binibining Pilipinas, Miss Earth, Miss Philippines Earth, NBA, NFL, Top-Rank boxing, and other sports and awarding events.
Competition[edit]Since its inception in 1953 until 1961, ABS-CBN (then Alto Broadcasting System) is the only commercial television network in the country. It was only until 1960's that television became common and at that time, although audience measurement has not yet invented, ABS was favored by giant companies like Procter and Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and Caltex. When the martial law was declared, ABS-CBN and other television networks were forced to shut-down and held control by the Government. When it was re-established in 1986 as a commercial television, it had failed to regain its glory days and was ranked behind among the five television networks. It was not until 1987, when it was re-branded as "The Star Network" that it had slowly regained its foothold in TV ratings. In 1992, AGB Nielsen Philippines was founded and a new pace in television history was introduced. In 2007, TNS Philippines started to offer media research through Kantar Media Philippines (formerly Kantar/TNS). In 2008, AGB Nielsen Philippines released the all-time highest rating shows in the Philippines, with 7 of the top 10 highest rating shows all from ABS-CBN with the shows like The Battle: Pacquiao vs. Morales, Rosalinda, Esperanza, Miss Universe 1997, Pangako sa 'Yo, and Maria Mercedes.[12] At the turn of the first decade of the century, competition was up against its closest competitor GMA Network and TV5. Moreover, the data released by AGB Nielsen show the Mega Manila data, which favors GMA in the Mega Manila ratings while Kantar Media releases the Total Philippines ratings (National Urban and Rural Households), which favors ABS-CBN.
Controversies and scandals[edit]In recent years, ABS-CBN has been involved in several controversies and scandals involving its subsidiaries and programming.
Wowowee scandals and incidents[edit]Further information: Hello Pappy scandal and PhilSports Stadium stampede
Two major incidents involving ABS-CBN have involved the networks' variety show Wowowee. Demand for tickets to a one-year anniversary episode of the show at the PhilSports Arena in 2006 caused a deadly stampede killing 76 people.[13] Over a year later in August 2007, the show became entrenched in another scandal involving the possibility of a new game on the show being rigged as evident by a "mechanical glitch" which occurred during an episode,[14] which grew greater after Eat Bulaga! host Joey de Leon and Wowowee host Willie Revillame started exchanging attacks on-air against each other during their respective and competing shows.[15] The incident later lead to a probe by the Department of Trade and Industry led by senator Mar Roxas (which was jokingly suggested by Joey during a speech he made on Eat Bulaga! in reference to the Hello Garci scandal, dubbing it "Hello Pappy")
Nielsen TV ratings scandal[edit]Main article: AGB Nielsen Philippine TV ratings controversy
In late 2007, ABS-CBN accused AGB Nielsen Philippines of tampering with the ratings during their 2007 ratings surveys.[17][18] On January 8, Quezon City regional trial court (RTC) junked ABS-CBN's case against AGB Nielsen saying it was prematurely filed.
Writ of Amparo[edit]On 22 January 2008, Asia-Pacific Director Jacqueline Park of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) supported the petition for writ of amparo filed by the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation's 11 employees (led by Ces Oreña-Drilon) with the Supreme Court to rule on the legality of journalists' arrests concerning the failed Manila Peninsula rebellion. It stated: "We support employees from ABS-CBN in standing up for their democratic rights to work free from harassment and intimidation, especially from government officials and authorities." Meanwhile the Supreme Court required the respondents to file comment to the amparo petition within 10 days. Further, Harry Roque, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)'s lawyer announced its filing of a class lawsuit for injunction with damages (Article 33, New Civil Code of the Philippines) against the Philippine National Police, among others.
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HBO Asia
HBO is a 24-hour American movie channel, a franchise of HBO in Asia. HBO Asia is a joint venture of media giants Time Warner (75%) and Viacom (25%). Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Studios exited the fifteen year-old HBO Asia premium movie joint venture on 1 January 2008.
History
1 May 1992
HBO Asia was backed by Paramount and Warner Bros is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) it was officially inaugurated to grand launched of cable television an 18-hour in daily and featured 30-home movie channel in Southeast Asia, securing carriage on SCV in Singapore.
The Singapore English-language service is distributed via Palapa B2P.
1993
HBO's regional headquarters is officially opened at New Tech Park by Singapore's Minister for Information and the Arts, Brigadier-General George Yeo. HBO, TVB, ESPN, Turner Broadcasting System, and American Broadcasting Company announce a broadcasters' alliance.
HBO becomes available in Philippines and the Thailand.
1994
HBO launches in Republic of China.
After 20-months on air, HBO shifts to a fully programmed 24-hour service.
In a landmark deal, HBO concludes exclusive licensing deals with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Studios, who also become equity partners. The 4-HBO Asia partner studios jointly claim 19 of the top 25-films released in the United States during 1993 and 1994.
HBO becomes available in Indonesia.
1995
HBO adds Indonesian language subtitles to its full broadcast schedules in addition to closed-captioned subtitles for Thailand and Republic of China that were made available in 1994.
HBO becomes available in Hong Kong and Malaysia and launches in 3-star and above standard hotels and foreign housing compounds in People's Republic of China.
HBO launches on Mrga TV in Malaysia.
1996
The Walt Disney Company subsidiaries, Hollywood Pictures and Touchstone Pictures become exclusive HBO Asia suppliers.
With its lead movie channel in a strong position, HBO Asia launches Cinemax, a channel for a wide range of entertaining movies. Agreements are soon signed with operators in Singapore, Republic of China, Thailand and the Philippines.
HBO launches on Astro in Malaysia.
1997
Dan Murrell becomes HBO Asia's Managing Director, replacing CEO and President Bill Hooks who returns to HBO in New York City after five years at the helm.
HBO Asia celebrates its 5th anniversary.
HBO expands to 18-Asian countries.
1998
HBO Asia is granted Ministry of Radio, Film and Television approval to distribute its Cinemax channel in People's Republic of China to three-star and above standard hotels and foreign housing compounds.
Cinemax Asia launched on Astro in Malaysia it was transformations form Metro Goldwyn Mayer.
HBO Asia signs an exclusive deal with DreamWorks.
HBO Asia and Cinemax Asia launch in Sri Lanka.
1999
HBO Asia opens a representative office in Republic of China.
Dan Murrell is appointed CEO and President of HBO Asia.
2000
Cinemax Asia launched in Hong Kong as a premium service, alongside HBO.
HBO South Asia service is launched in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Maldives. The HBO channel in India and Maldives is ad-supported.
James Marturano is appointed Executive Vice President of HBO Asia and HBO South Asia’s Managing Director.
2001
HBO premieres the most expensive HBO Original Production ever, Band Of Brothers, across Asia. Based on the best-selling novel by the late-historian Stephen Ambrose, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg were executive producers for the ten-part World War II miniseries.
For the second year in a row, HBO sweeps top honors in a trade survey reinforcing HBO as cable operators’ top choice for programming, sales and marketing, on-air look, viewer feedback, value for money and most popular channel.
2002
HBO Asia celebrates its 10th anniversary.
HBO Asia launches Asian's first fully 'tapeless' system, one that fully digitalizes and archives its extensive library of movies and promotional on-air materials.
2003
Cinemax Asia relaunches to be Asia's most exciting movie channel for hits, action and suspense movies, complete with new tagline of 'Get Into The Movies' and a brand-new on-air identity.
HBO is voted as Asia's best cable and movie channel by cable operators across the region.
2004
Jonathan Spink becomes HBO Asia's Chief Executive Officer, replacing CEO and President, Dan Murrell after six years at the helm.
PCCW, the largest communications provider in Hong Kong announces the launch of HBO Asia and Cinemax Asia on Now TV.
HBO Asia adds Cambodia to its territories.
2005
HBO is the first movie channel to broadcast to residential homes in People's Republic of China on China Central Television.
As part of its multi-channel strategy, HBO Asia launches its first additional HBO channel - HBO Signature, in April 2005.
This is the first additional HBO channel that will be offered to subscribers in premium markets as a cluster of multi-channel services.
HBO Asia signs an exclusive deal with PCCW's Now TV in Hong Kong.
HBO launches into residential homes in Vietnam through distributor, Q.net.
HBO premieres the second most expensive series in television history, the HBO Original Series Rome that was produced at US$100 million.
2006
HBO Asia increases the number of channels under its multi-channel bouquet with the launch of HBO Family and HBO Hits, which are distributed first through Now TV in Hong Kong.
HBO Signature, HBO Family and HBO Hits are launched in the Philippines as part of The HBO/MAX Pak through SkyCable.
HBO Signature, HBO Family and HBO Hits are launched for the first time in Republic of China.
HBO Signature, HBO Family and HBO Hits are launched in Singapore as part of THE HBO PAK through StarHub Cable Vision.
2007
HBO Asia launches HBO On Demand, the company’s first subscription video on demand service, to The HBO MAX Pak Premium subscribers on Now TV in Hong Kong]
HBO Signature, HBO Family and HBO Hits are launched for the first time in Thailand as part of the HBO Package through TrueVisions and also in Sri Lanka on Dialog TV and Lanka Broadband Networks.
HBO Asia celebrates its 15th anniversary.
2008
HBO takes majority stake in HBO Asia. Previously jointly held by HBO, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment, HBO Asia under the new equity structure is owned by HBO and Paramount Pictures.
HBO continues to lead in Asia as the top-ranked channel with the best programming quality, on-air promotions, as well as sales and marketing support, as voted by pay television operators across the region according to the 2008 Asia Pacific Pay TV survey by Fusion Consulting.
HBO On Demand is made available to subscribers of THE HBO PAK in Singapore through StarHub TV.
2009
Cinemax refreshes as Max, a channel dedicated to action, suspense and science-fiction programs targeted at men.
Mandarin subtitling is offered in addition to Malaysian for HBO subscribers in Malaysia. HBO is the first movie channel to offer dual subtitling in Malaysia.
HBO is offered on the newly launched direct-to-home pay television operator in the Philippines.
Papua New Guinea’s HiTron Pty Ltd and Cambodia's Royal Group add three of HBO Asia’s multiplex channels, HBO Signature, HBO Family and HBO HiTS, to their existing HBO channel offerings.
All 5-HBO Asia multiplex channels launch on Mongolia's Dish TV while in Indonesia, Indovision adds HBO Family and HBO Hits to their existing three HBO Asia channel offerings
All 3-HBO Asia's multiplex channels, HBO Signature, HBO Family and HBO Hits are added to Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC)’s channel offerings, HBO and MAX in Palau.
HBO is the first regional movie channel to broadcast in high definition in Asia in October. HBO HD launches on Now TV in Hong Kong, StarHub TV in Singapore, Cignal Digital TV in the Philippines, and on kbro in Republic of China.
The television premiere of Kung Fu Panda is available for the first time in dual audio languages in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
HBO Asia becomes the exclusive distributing agent for Warner Channel and BabyFirst in the Asia-Pacific region.
HBO HD launches on Astro in Malaysia in December.
2010
All movies on HBO during the Chinese New Year weekend are available in dual sound in selected territories. From the weekend starting February 20, all 9:00 pm (SIN) movies on HBO are available in dual sound in selected territories.
HBO HD launches in Thailand on TrueVisions in May and in Indonesia on First Media in August. First Media adds RED to their channel offerings in August.
Screen Red, Warner Channel and BabyFirst launch on Telekom Malaysia in October.
Warner Channel launches in Republic of China on DishHD in September.
Screen Red is distributed across various parts of The Philippines with Cable Boss.
HBO HD launches in Sri Lanka in December.
2011
HBO HD launches in Vietnam.
HBO Asia increases its high-definition channel offering to two with HBO Hits HD which delivers Hollywood blockbuster hits 24-hours in daily, commercial-free in 100% true high-definition television. HBO Hits HD mirrors the programming on HBO Hits HD and is available in Indonesia on First Media In this same month, Screen Red is also launched on Global Destiny Cable in the Philippines. In Malaysia, prime-time programs on HBO shift by an hour to 10:00 pm.
HBO Hits HD is also available in Singapore on StarHub TV and in Republic of China on several cable and satellite operators. In Malaysia, Sunday prime-time movies are now available in dual language.
The prime time for HBO is shifted to 10:00 pm (9:00 pm Thai/JKT) while prime time for HBO Family shifted to 7:00 pm (6:00 pm Thai/JKT). In addition to Sunday prime-time movies, Saturday prime-time movies are also available in dual language in Malaysia. HBO On Demand launches in Vietnam.
2012
HBO Asia celebrates its 20th anniversary.
HBO Asia strengthens content for 2012 with more than 140 hours of original programming, a 40% increase in original series compared to 2011.
The television premiere of The Bodyguard is available for the first time in dual audio languages in United States and Canada while full broadcast schedules in addition to closed-captioned subtitles in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau and Republic of China.
HBO Asia jointly develops Dead Mine, the first original co-production with Infinite Frameworks.
In May, HBO Asia migrates all HBO Services on satellite Apstar 2R (also known as Telstar 10) to Apstar 7.
In June, HBO Original movie Hemingway & Gellhorn premieres on HBO just days after its US premiere.
HBO expands its High Definition Channels by adding HBO Family HD and HBO Signature HD. This services is currently available through First Media subscribers in Indonesia[1][2]
2013
HBO Asia and Eros International launch India's first 100% advertising free channels - HBO Hits and HBO Defined - on February 21, 2013 with two DTH operators Dish TV and Airtel Digital TV under the banner of Home Box Office India Pvt. Ltd.
Slogans[edit]1992–2009: Simply The Best
2009–present: It's Not TV, It's HBO.
Programming[edit]HBO Asia has licensing deals with two major Hollywood conglomerates and their film studios: Time Warner (Warner Bros. Pictures; New Line Cinema, HBO Films, Castle Rock Entertainment; Warner Independent Pictures, Franchise Pictures) and Viacom (Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks; Paramount Vantage). It also licenses movies from Columbia Pictures and many independent distributors such as Village Roadshow Pictures, Morgan Creek, Screen Gems and Universal Studios
A new movie is usually premiered on Sunday night at 10pm. After the premiere, it will be aired many times in the next seven days.
HBO Central is a monthly program giving information about which movies and series will be shown in the coming month, including Hollywood gossip and behind-the-scenes tidbits.
New seasons of HBO's Original Series or Original Productions air on Monday nights at 10pm.
Audio is played at a slightly higher pitch than the original recording.
Censorship[edit]Singapore:
HBO is heavily censored in Singapore, with some shows such as Sex and the City, Entourage, Hung and Boardwalk Empire aired in edited versions; certain movies are not shown in the country at all.[3][4][5]
Philippines:
The HBO-made series Entourage was taken off-air for three weeks by one cable operator in the Philippines pending clearance by MTRCB. The entire series continued to air without disruption on all other Philippines cable operators.
Vietnam:
Every movie with content which is considered to oppose or distort the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Communist Party or Communism is replaced by a black screen or another film. In addition, if the Ministry of Culture and Information considers a movie has contents of a serious sexual or horrific nature not conforming with Vietnamese society, it will not be aired.
Other channels[edit]Network Description Website
HBO Hits Shows hits and blockbuster films Official site
HBO Hits HD Shows hits and blockbuster films in High Definition. Official site
HBO Family Shows family oriented films Official site
HBO Shows Hollywood films and HBO Original series Official site
HBO HD Shows Hollywood movies and HBO Originals in superb clear pictures
HBO On Demand Shows the best Hollywood films and outstanding HBO Originals at your control Official site
HBO Signature Shows critically acclaimed productions Official site
Cinemax Shows action and suspense movies Official site
Screen Red HBO Asia's brand new 24-hour, Asian movie channel Official site
HBO South Asia[edit]India[edit]HBO airs a separate feed with commercial breaks for viewers in South Asia. The channel is labeled as HBO South Asia and often referred to as HBO India since it specifically caters to the Indian market. All movie promos in this beam are according to IST The channel is also available to viewers in Bangladesh and the Maldives. HBO South Asia took over the rights for DreamWorks Productions movies from STAR Movies in June 2008.
HBO Asia and Eros International launched HBO Defined and HBO Hits across India on February 21, 2013 on Dish TV and Airtel Digital TV. These channels are commercial-free and available in both SD and HD formats. The content of both the channels include movies as well as HBO Original Programming.
Pakistan
In Pakistan, HBO is available as HBO Pakistan. It is a simulcast of HBO India with slight modifications and running in PST. Diwali ads and other adverts targeted towards India are filtered out in this beam, and are replaced with promos and ads targeting Pakistan.
Availability[
Malaysia
Astro
Philippines
SkyCable
Destiny Cable
Telmarc Cable
Cable Boss
Cablelink
Dream Satellite TV
Cignal Digital TV
Hong Kong
now TV
Indonesia
First Media
IndosatM2
TelkomVision
Indovision
aora TV Satelit
Groovia TV
Singapore
StarHub TV
China
CITV China
Macau
Macau Cable TV
Thailand
TrueVisions (also available in Cambodia and Laos)
Taiwan
CNS Total TV
DishHD Asia
Vietnam
VTC's Cable television and Electronics Company (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City)
Saigon Tourist (SCTV)
Ho Chi Minh Cable Television - HTVC (Ho Chi Minh City)
Ha Noi Cable Television - HCaTV (Ha Noi)
Vietnam Cable Television - VCTV
Bangladesh
Maldives
Pakistan
PTCL Smart TV
India
Tata Sky
DishTV
Airtel digital TV
Reliance BIG TV
Videocon D2h
Sri Lanka
DialogTV
Lanka Broadband Networks
PEO TV
 
Australia Network
Australia Network, originally Australia Television International and later ABC Asia Pacific, is a free-to-air international satellite television service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 2006.[2] The television and online service broadcasts 24 hours a day on 7 days a week, to approximately 44 countries in Asia, the Pacific and the Indian sub-continent. The channel broadcasts a mix of programming, including news and current affairs, English-language learning programs, international documentaries, lifestyle, drama, sports and children's programming. The current channel operating rights is due to be opened to a tender, with the incumbent ABC, and private channel operators competing for the rights.[3]
The international television service's current incarnation launched on 1 January 2002.[4] It is funded partially by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as some advertising (unlike the ABC's domestic television services). The channel is targeted at local audiences in 44 countries across parts of Asia, the Pacific and India. Australia network, along with international radio network Radio Australia, is a part of the ABC's International, Corporate Strategy and Governance division.[5]
History[edit]Origins[edit]Australia Television International the forerunner to Australia Network was launched in 1 January 1993[citation needed]. Radio Australia had been operating as part of the ABC since 1939 while the passing of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act in 1983 allowed the Corporation to operate an additional international television service. The channel was originally proposed by directors Mark Armstrong and David Hill, who felt that a television channel would further heighten Australia's presence in the Asia-Pacific region and demonstrate the ABC's technical abilities.[6]
The new channel was to be funded by a combination of government subsidies and commercial sponsorship.[6] The presence of commercials, not previously seen or heard on the ABC, resulted in the creation of an updated edition of the ABC Editorial and Programme Practices stipulating that the 'Australia Television service will retain editorial control and independence in all programming'.[6] Paul Keating launched Australia Television International on 1 January 1993[citation needed] - televised live to 50 countries in the southeast Asian region, from the ABC's television studios in Gore Hill.
Funding cuts made in the 1997-1998 federal budget, and recommendations made in the Mansfield Report, meant that control of Australia Television was handed over to the Seven Network in 1998.[7] Under Seven's direction the channel continued to receive federal funding, and carry some ABC News.[7]
2002-2006 - As ABC Asia Pacific[edit]Despite efforts made by Seven to expand into Asia using the service, it continued to lose money. In 2002, the government announced a five-year, $50 million tender for the service[7] - at the time watched primarily by Australian expats for its news programmes, football coverage, and children's programming.[7] Seven chose not to bid, while Imparja Television's application was unsuccessful. The ABC won the contract and launched ABC Asia Pacific on 1 January 2002, with content from the Seven Network, Nine Network, Network Ten, and the ABC's own original content, as well as news bulletins produced by Sky News Australia.[1][4]
The tender was renewed in 2005 however the ABC was re-awarded control of the service, over other applicants including Sky News Australia.[8][9] Soon after, the network stopped showing content from Sky News Australia, replaced with bulletins produced by the ABC's own news and current affairs division from its Southbank studios in Melbourne.
2006-present - As Australia Network[edit]ABC Asia Pacific changed its name to Australia Network on 7 August 2006,[1] at the same time introducing a number of new programs, as well as the expansion of its existing news programs and English-language learning programs.[1] Following a restructure of the ABC in early 2007, Australia Network became a part of the Corporation's International, Corporate Strategy and Governance division.[5]
The channel is not available in Australia or New Zealand, owing to rights restrictions, although ABC News for Australia Network bulletins are carried overnight on ABC News 24 in Australia and on Face TV in New Zealand. Several Australia Network programmes are also available online in Australia on the ABC's iview platform. Australia Network became available in Malaysia on Astro (Channel 514) in December 2008.
Programming[edit]Australia network shows a range of programming targeted at audiences within the region,[1] including evening news bulletins at two-hour intervals targeted at different parts of the region, and a number of English-language educational programs produced by the Network including Study English, Living English, English Bites and The Business of English.[10] Popular soap operas Home and Away (both new and classic episodes) and Sons And Daughters is also shown on the channel, with a recap program on Sundays. Other drama series include hospital drama All Saints, police series Rescue Special Ops, Stingers, Blue Heelers, City Homicide, and East of Everything. The Nine Network's travel program Getaway & the children's show Play School is also shown.
News and current affairs[edit]Further information: ABC News and Current Affairs, ABC News
Three news bulletins are shown at two hour intervals throughout the evening, in order to provide a fairly constant timeslot for the range of timezones within the channel's coverage area. ABC Asia Pacific News is presented from the ABC's Southbank studios in Melbourne by Beverley O'Connor, with stories from ABC reporters based in and around the region. Following the channel's relaunch in 2006, four new correspondents based in New Delhi, Beijing, the South Pacific and Jakarta were added to report exclusively for the bulletins.[10]
Current affairs program Asia Pacific Focus, hosted by Edmond Roy and Helen Vatsikopoulos is also shown after the network's 9.00pm HKT bulletin.[10]
Some programs from ABC TV news & current affairs programs.
Sport[edit]The Australia Network broadcasts a number of Australian sporting events, such as the Melbourne Cup and V8 Supercars, as well as the National Rugby League and Australian Football League seasons and their respective Finals Series. At present there is no cricket shown.[10]
Logo History[edit]
ABC Asia Pacific Logo from 2002 to 2006In 2002, ABC Asia Pacific used the same logo as ABC in Australia. The station idents also feature the same silver ring and elements as ABC Television's 2002 idents.
In 2003, generic break bumpers are used between commercial breaks, using a simple background and a simple ring animation.
In 2004, the channel used the new slogan Everyone's ABC Asia Pacific, with new idents using the same ribbon package of ABC TV Australia, but usually keeping the 2002 idents.
In 2006, ABC Asia Pacific rebranded as Australia Network, using a new logo as a stylized lower-cased 'a'. In 2009, the logo's color simplified from gold to simple white, with new idents using the new logo in guise of a balloon.
AXN ASIA
AXN Asia is a pay-TV, cable and satellite TV channel owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment row under permission with AXN name trademark American Film Channel Film Channel It is available in throughout the 19 countries around the Asia-Pacific region (Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand). AXN Asia delivers 24 hours a day of action TV series, movies, and adventure-reality and lifestyle sports programs.[2]
International programming[edit]101 Ways to Leave a Game Show
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Australia Smashes Guinness World Records
The Blacklist (TV series)
Blue Bloods
Breaking In
Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed
Caught on Camera
Caught Red Handed
CHAOS
The Confession
Criss Angel: Mindfreak
Chuck
Common Law
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Miami
CSI: NY
Damages
Falling Skies
The Defenders
The Firm
Hannibal (TV series)
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-O (Original)
House
Justified
Last Resort (U.S. TV series)
Leverage
Legend Fighting Championship
Most Daring
Most Shocking
NCIS: Los Angeles
Numb3rs
So You Think You Can Dance
Teen Wolf
Top Chef
Totally Insane Guinness World Records
The Voice
Wipeout Series
Wipeout USA
Wipeout Australia
Wipeout Canada
Anime programming[edit]Upon its launch, in the late 1990s and early 21st century, AXN broadcast several anime series, much of them in their original Japanese audio with English subtitles, both in the mornings and evenings, and held annual anime festivals around Southeast Asia.[3][4] Its anime programming would later be transferred onto Animax Asia in 2004, the preparations of which Sony had been planning since the late 1990s.[4] In the last quarter of 2010, selected anime programs from Animax Asia which is dubbed in English language audio both in the mornings and evenings. This feed is available in the Philippines territory only.
07-Ghost‡
Ah! Megami-sama (OVA)
Akai Hayate
Akira
Alien 9
Ariel
Ayashi no Ceres
Baka and Test: Summon The Beast‡
Beelzebub (manga)‡
Blassreiter†
Bleach (Season 1† 2‡ & 3‡)
Boys Be
Burn-Up Excess
Buso Renkin‡
Blue Submarine No. 6
Cardfight!! Vanguard†
Cooking Master Boy
Chrome Shelled Regios‡
Curious Play (TV & OVA series)
Cyber Team in Akihabara
Darker Descendants
Dual!
Edens Bowy
El Hazard: The Alternative World
El Hazard: The Magnificent World
Eureka Seven AO‡
Fairy Tail†
Fam & Ihrlie
Fatal Fury (movies 1-3)
Flame of Recca
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood†
Galaxy Angel
Gatekeepers
Gensomaden Saiyuki
Gestalt
Ghost in the Shell
Ghostsweeper
Grander Musashi
Gurren Lagann†
Gunsmith Cats
Hana Yori Dango
Hayate the Combat Butler (Season 1† 2† & OVA†)
Idaten Jump†
InuYasha†
InuYasha: The Final Act†
K (anime)‡
Kekkaishi‡
Key the Metal Idol
Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing‡
The Legend of Condor Hero
Madox-01
Metropolis
NieA 7
Ninku
Now and Then, Here and There
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan‡
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital‡
Oji the Section Chief
Power Stone
Ranma 1/2
Rave
Rayearth (OVA)
Rental Magica‡
Sakura Wars
Samurai Champloo†
Samurai Showdown
Samurai X
Samurai X : The Movie
Shadow Skill
Shakugan no Shana Second†
Shangri-La (novel)‡
Shin Hakkenden
Slam Dunk
Sol Bianca
Space Warship Yamamoto Yoko
Steam Detective
Stigma of the Wind†
Strange Dawn
Street Fighter Zero
Tenchi Muyo in Love 2
The Art of Fighting
3x3 Eyes
Tales of the Abyss‡
Tears to Tiara†
The Book of Bantorra‡
The Tower of Druaga†
The Wave of Rage
Twin Signal
Vandread
Vandread: The Second Stage
Vandread: Integral
Yamato Takeru
You're Under Arrest!
You're Under Arrest! (2nd season)
You're Under Arrest! (movie)
† - English audio dub, Available in the Philippines only. ‡ - Japanese language audio with English subtitles, Available in the Philippines only.
Original productions[edit]Cash Cab Asia
The Apartment
The Kitchen Musical (was available in Singapore)
The Amazing Race Asia - A local version of the popular reality show The Amazing Race; the fourth season premiered in 2010.
Ultimate Escape - Holiday adventure show, the first season aired from October 29, 2007 to November 19, 2007.[5]
The Contender Asia - Muay Thai boxing reality show similar to The Contender; season 1 premiered on January 16, 2008.[6]
e-Buzz - Entertainment news show, hosted by Jaymee Ong; ongoing[7]
Sony Style - Lifestyle & entertainment magazine show sponsored by Sony; season 2 & 3 hosted by Oli Pettigrew[8]
The Duke - Men's lifestyle magazine talk show; season 1 premiered in 2009[9]
The Apprentice Asia, premieres in 2013
Related channels[edit]AXN Feeds
AXN Pan-regional (SEA: South East Asia)
AXN India
AXN Indonesia (Same as the SEA feed with local advertisements)
AXN Japan
AXN Korea (Joint venture with CU Media)
AXN Pakistan (Same as Indian feed only local advertising)
AXN Philippines (Separated from the SEA feed including local advertisements, Anime Programming from Animax Philippines and Movies but locally produced show "Ten" will not be shown in SEA feed)
AXN Taiwan
AXN Beyond (now known as BeTV)
AXN Beyond Pan-regional
AXN Beyond Philippines
AXN Beyond Malaysia
There are two feeds of the Pan Asian feed, one is aimed at viewers in Hong Kong and Thailand only, while the other ones airs is aimed at the rest of South East Asia. The shows on both the feeds are same only different advertising and promo timings. This is also the case with the Philippine feed which sometimes carries or drops certain shows for reasons of programming rights. AXN Pakistan and AXN India share the same program content and schedules; however, advertising is different on both beams.
AXN HD
AXN broadcasts all of their dramas in high definition. The network is available in HD in Korea on 1 March 2009 and was launched in Singapore on StarHub TV Channel 559 on 25 May 2010.[10] In Malaysia it was launched on 16 June 2010 on Astro channel 721.[11] and in Thailand was launched on 12 July 2011 on TrueVisions channel 129.
 
 
 
 
Basketball
Basketball TV or BTV is a 24-hour all-basketball cable channel in the Philippines owned by the Solar Entertainment Corporation. It was launched on October 1, 2006, rebranding the Sports Plus channel.
The channel focuses more on showing NBA TV related programs and also regular NBA games once the season begins. In its initial broadcasts, it has been showing re-runs of the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
Aside for the NBA games, it also shows coverage of the Euroleague and the National Basketball League as well as FIBA related programming and the 2006 Asian Games and 2008 Olympic Games basketball competitions. The 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was shown on BTV including the championship game, as well as the 2008 tournament.
Aside for its foreign coverage, BTV was the official carrier of the Philippine Basketball League from April 2007 until its demise in 2010 after gaining the rights from Studio 23. The coverage is on a slightly delayed basis at 5:00 pm. In late-2007, the second matchup of a Tuesday gameday is shown on RPN but has since moved to IBC[citation needed] on Saturdays at the onset of the season-ending conference because RPN became the exclusive broadcast carrier of C/S. However the PBL was moved back to C/S 9 in November 2008, showing the first game on Tuesday.
It also covered the Collegiate Champions League tournaments, and in the past saw a few National Capital Region Athletic Association and National Basketball Conference matches.
From 2008−2011, the Philippine Basketball Association was also shown on BTV, although on delay and only one game per day, with the live games aired on RPN and later Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports+Action).
The channel is available throughout Metro Manila through SkyCable and is also available nationwide via Cignal and G-Sat satellite TV, as well as online via iwantv.com.ph (exclusively available for SkyBroadband and Bayan DSL subscribers).
A supplementary channel, NBA Premium TV, was launched in time for the 2010–11 season, featuring over 400 games with no local commercials. The network is available on both HD and SD formats, and is available as a premium subscription plan with additional fees.
 
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
Launched 15 November 2006
Network Al Jazeera
Owned by Al Jazeera Media Network
Picture format HDTV 1080i25
Slogan "Setting The News Agenda"
Country Qatar
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Doha, Qatar
Sister channel(s) Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera Balkans, Al Jazeera Turk
Website www.aljazeera.com[note 1]
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview UK
(virtual) Channel 83
Channel 108 (HD)
Freeview|HD (New Zealand) Channel 16
Satellite
Tata Sky (India) Channel 518
Dish TV (India) Channel 618
Astra 2F
Europe 12633 H 22000 5/6
G-23 (IA 13)
N/Central America 3900 V / 27684 / 3/4
Galaxy 19
North America 12152 H / 20000 / 3/4
Hispasat 1C
Europe/N Africa 12092 V / 27500 / 3/4
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13A
Europe 11034 V / 27500 / 3/4
Nilesat 101
North Africa/ME 12015 V / 27500 / 3/4
Optus C1
SE Asia/Australia 12367 V / 27800 / 3/4
PID: video=1121, audio=1122
Intelsat 9
Americas 3840 H / 27690 / 7/8
Intelsat 10
East. Hemisphere 4064 H / 19850 / 7/8
Thor 3
NE Europe 12398 H / 28000 / 7/8
Astro
Malaysia Channel 513
Indovision
Indonesia Channel 331
AsiaSat 3S
Asia/ME/Australia 3760 H / 26000 / 7/8
Astra 1KR
Europe 11508 V / 22000 / 5/6
Bell TV
Canada Channel 516
Austar/Foxtel
Australia Channel 651
yes
Israel Channel 108
Digital+ Channel 79
Digiturk Channel 144
Globecast Channel 463 (FTA)
MEO Channel 205
Freesat
UK Channel 203
Sky
UK & Ireland Channel 514
SKY Italia Channel 522
TPS Channel 330
Turksat 2A
Eurasia 12139 H / 2222 / 3/4
TV Vlaanderen Channel 54
Cignal Digital TV
Philippines Channel 47
Cable Star Iloilo
(Philippines) Channel 55
Cable TV
(Hong Kong) Channel 34
Cablecom
(Switzerland) Channel 152 (digital CH-D)
Cablelink
(Philippines) Channel 241
Cablevision
(Lebanon) UNKNOWN
Elisa (digital tuner required)
First Media
(Indonesia) Channel 252
Full Channel Channel 168
Destiny Cable
(Philippines) Channel 22
Kabel BW
(Germany) UNKNOWN
KDG
(Germany) Channel 842
Numericable Channel 64
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines) Channel 98
Rogers Cable
(Canada) Channel 176
Royal Cable Channel 65
Qatar Cable UNKNOWN
Shaw Exo TV
(Canada) Channel 513
IPTV
Clix SmarTV Channel 97
Club Internet Channel 59
Elion Channel 66
Free Channel 85
HKBN bbTV Channel 735
Neuf TV Channel 47
now TV
Hong Kong Channel 325
TPG UNKNOWN
Yes TV UNKNOWN
Imagenio Channel 136
Hypp.TV Channel 2001
MEO Channel 205
Bell Fibe TV
Canada Channel 516
CHT MOD
Taiwan Channel 116
Fetch Tv
Australia Channel 187
UniFi
Malaysia Channel 412
Optik TV
Canada Channel 105
xs4all
netherlands Channel 40
Streaming media
Al Jazeera Watch (Free, 56 Kbit/s)(Geo-Blocked in the United States)
iWanTV! (Philippines) Watch (Premium)
JumpTV Watch (Subscription)
Livestation Watch (Free, 502 Kbit/s)
Real Watch (Free)
TVCatchup Watch live (UK only)
Vingo.tv Alpha Watch (Subscription)
YouTube Watch (Live stream and video segments) (Geo-Blocked in the United States)
Zattoo Watch (Where available)
Al Jazeera English (AJE) is an international 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar.
It is a sister channel of both the US-based English-language channel Al Jazeera America (AJAM), and of the original, Arabic-language, Al Jazeera - sometimes, albeit incorrectly, referred to as: Al Jazeera Arabic. The station broadcasts news features and analysis, documentaries, live debates, current affairs, business, technology and sports, and claims to be the first global high-definition television network. Al Jazeera English is the world's first English-language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. The channel aims to provide both a regional voice and a global perspective for a potential world audience of over one billion English speakers who do not share the Anglo-American worldview.
Instead of being run under one central command, news management rotates between broadcasting centers in Doha and London. At its launch, the station actually had four news centres on the world, in: Washington DC, London, Doha and Kuala Lumpur. Complete news bulletins from Kuala Lumpur stopped on 30 September 2010 and from Washington DC on 28 January 2011; they were replaced by news from Doha. All news inserts from Kuala Lumpur ceased in early 2011 and from Washington DC they ceased on 15 April 2012. By contrast, Al Jazeera English is one of the few global media outlets to maintain an agency in Gaza, and in Harare.
The network's stated objective is "to give voice to untold stories, promote debate, and challenge established perceptions."
Animal Planet
Ainmal Planet is an Asian satellite and cable television channel owned by Discovery Communications Network Asia based in Singapore. It also broadcasts to several countries in Asian region. Animal Planet Asia is divided into 5 channel feeds.
Operating Channels[edit]Animal Planet Southeast Asia
Animal Planet Taiwan
Animal Planet Japan
Animal Planet China
Animal Planet Pakistan
Animal Planet India
TV 5
ABC Development CorporationFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the Filipino media company. For the television network, see TV5 (Philippines). For other uses, see ABC.
ABC Development Corporation
Type Subsidiary
Industry Media company
Predecessor(s) Associated Broadcasting Corporation (1960-1972)
Founded June 19, 1960
Founder(s) Joaquin "Chino" Roces
Headquarters TV5 Media Center, Reliance cor. Sheridan sts., Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Key people Manuel V. Pangilinan (Chairman)
Emmanuel C. Lorenzana (President and CEO)
Products TV5, AksyonTV, AKTV (sold to IBC-13 and PCOO), Kapatid TV5, Aksyon TV International Radyo5, Colours, Hyper, Weather Information Network, Kristn.com, Balut Radio, News5 Everywhere.
Services radio and TV broadcasting, film and tv production, direct-to-home satellite, sports, news, entertainment, websites, pay per view
Revenue PHP 2.31 billion[1] (FY 2011)
Total assets PHP 8.84 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Parent Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
(MediaQuest Holdings, Inc.)
Divisions News5
Sports5
Website tv5.com.ph
ABC Development Corporation (also known as Associated Broadcasting Company) is a Filipino-owned media company based in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. The company was spearheaded by the late Edward Tan, broadcasting and advertising veteran in 1992, when he led a group of investors that revived the Associated Broadcasting Corporation which was founded by Joaquin "Chino" Roces on June 19, 1960. Presently, it is owned by MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the beneficial trust fund of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company headed by business tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan.
Among its assets are the broadcast television networks TV5 and AksyonTV, and the radio network Radyo5 92.3 News FM, satellite television channels Colours, Hyper and Weather Information Network, and media portals Kristn.com, Balut Radio and News5 Everywhere.
History[edit]Origin[edit]Joaquin "Chino" Roces, owner of the Manila Times was granted of a radio-TV franchise from Congress under Republic Act 2945 on June 19, 1960. He then founded the Associated Broadcasting Corporation and the channel "ABC 5" with the call sign DZTM-TV and its first studios along Roxas Boulevard, becoming the fourth television network established in the country. ABC operated radio and television services from 1960 until September 21, 1972 when President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared Martial Law. Both ABC and the Manila Times were forcibly shut down as a result.
Revival[edit]After the People Power Revolution in 1986, Chino Roces made a successful appeal to President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino for the restoration of the network.
New stockholders led by broadcast veteran Edward Tan and Chino Roces's son Edgardo then began the arduous task of resuming broadcasts. The Securities and Exchange Commission granted their application for an increase in capitalization and amendments to ABC’s articles of incorporation and by-laws. They were subsequently granted a permit to operate by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
ABC inaugurated its new studio complex and transmitter tower in San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City in 1990, which was used until 2013; and began test broadcasts by the end of 1991; officially returning on air as the ABC-5 on February 21, 1992, with ABC Development Corporation as the new corporate name. It's radio counterpart, Kool 106.7 was launched at the same time. Later, it acquired a new franchise to operate on December 9, 1994, under Republic Act 7831 signed by President Fidel V. Ramos.
In 1999, ABC was awarded the channel 47 frequency in Metro Manila, the last remaining UHF frequency in the market, with a powerful transmitting capacity, christening it DWDZ-TV. However, has been inactive since 2003.
Cojuangco era[edit]In October 2003, ABC was acquired by a group led by businessman Antonio "Tonyboy" Cojuangco, Jr. served as Chairman of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) from 1998-2004 and owner of Dream Satellite Broadcasting and Bank of Commerce, among other assets.
Its biggest achievement was when its flagship channel, ABC, won as the "Outstanding TV Station" award at the 2005 KBP Golden Dove Awards, with several other programs on the network also earning awards in their respective categories.
In early 2007, ABC suffered a setback when it implemented a series of budget cuts, primarily directed towards its news department, which laid off most of its employees.
On 2008, ABC-5 was rebranded as TV5 as it enters a partnership with MPB Primedia Inc., a local company backed by Media Prima Berhad of Malaysia as part of a long-term strategy to make the station more competitive. This caused the revitalization of its ratings from 1.9% in July 2008 (prior to the re-branding) to 11.1% in September 2009.
Acquisition by PLDT[edit]On October 20, 2009, Media Prima announced that it would be divesting its 70% share in TV5 and selling it to the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company's broadcasting division, MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. to recover its assets from the global financial crisis. It was formally acquired on March 2, 2010 as announced by PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan. TV5 was reformatted on April 4, 2010 with a new lineup of programming and branding as the "Kapatid" ("sibling") network.[4] Dream FM was retained under Cojuangco management with TV5 as licensee until June 2011.
On October 1, 2010, TV5 took over the management of MediaQuest's Nation Broadcasting Corporation stations; DWFM was re-launched as a TV5-branded news radio station on November 8, 2010, Radyo5 92.3 NewsFM, and DWNB-TV was re-launched as AksyonTV on February 21, 2011, a news channel based on TV5's newscast Aksyon.[5][6]
In June 2011, Sports5 began a deal with the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation to produce sports programming for the network under the brand AKTV. The blocktime deal ended on May 31, 2013.
Through co-owned Pilipinas Global Network Ltd., international channels Kapatid TV5 and AksyonTV International were launched in April 2011. The channels were available in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Guam, and the United States.
Through affiliate Cignal, the network launched its own satellite television networks: lifestyle channel Colours, sports channel Hyper, and Weather Information Network (now defunct). The channels were launched on April 14, 2012.[9]
TV5 has also entered the social media space as it launched its online lifestyle site Kristn.com. The network launched an Pinoy online music portal Balut Radio and news video content site News5 Everywhere.
ABC Development Corporation CEO, Rey Espinosa, will set to step down to assume his new post as Associate Director of the First Pacific Company Ltd., PLDT's majority owner. He will be replaced by Noel C. Lorenzana, the current Head of the Individual Business for the PLDT Group. The move was done on June 1, 2013.
By December 23, 2013, the network will be relocated and begin broadcasting from its new headquarters, the 63,000-sqm TV5 Media Center located in Reliance, Mandaluyong; vacating its Novaliches complex, which is in use from 1992, as well as its studios in Delta Theater (Quezon City), Broadway Centrum (New Manila), Marajo Tower (Bonifacio Global City) and the PLDT Locsin Building (Makati). The transmitter of TV5 will still be remain in Novaliches area. Phase 1 already completed while Phase 2 of the building is under construction.
Bloomberg Television
Bloomberg Television
Launched January 1, 1994
Owned by Bloomberg L.P.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Television International Exchange Business Finances Money
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide(not available in Vietnam)
Headquarters Bloomberg Tower
731 Lexington Avenue,
New York City;
London; and
Hong Kong[1]
Formerly called Bloomberg Information TV (1994–1998)
Sister channel(s) Bloomberg TV India
Website bloomberg.com/tv
Availability
Terrestrial
SBO TV Surabaya (Indonesia) 23:00-02:00 WIB (simulcast on Bloomberg TV Indonesia)
Satellite
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 519
NTV Plus (Russia) Channel ?
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 650
Austar (Australia) Channel 650
Cyfra+ (Poland) Channel 111
Digital+ (Spain) Channel 74
Digiturk (Turkey) Channel 121
DirecTV (U.S.) Channel 353 (SD/HD)
Dish Network (U.S.) Channel 203 (SD/HD)
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 321
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 502
Freesat (UK) Channel 208
Sky Italia (Italy) Channel 504
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 96
SKY México Channel 630
Orbit Network Channel 44
DStv (South Africa) Channel 411
Yes (Israel) Channel 106
aora (Indonesia) Channel 712
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 338
DishHD (Taiwan) Channel 6520
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 43
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka) Channel 6
Cable
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 650
Optus TV (Australia) Channel 650
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 609
UPC Ireland Channel 240
UPC Romania Channel 425 (digital with DVR)
TV di FASTWEB (Italy) Channel 504
Naxoo (Switzerland) Channel 70 (French), Channel 64 (English)
Cablecom (Switzerland) Channel 153 (digital CH-D)
TelstraClear InHomeTV
(New Zealand) Channel 96
VTR Globalcom
(Chile) Channel 370
First Media
(Indonesia) Channel 231
SkyCable
(Philippines) Channel 30 (Digital)
StarHub TV
(Singapore) Channel 708
Cable TV Hong Kong(Hong Kong) Channel 77
UPC Poland Channel 346
Verizon FiOS (U.S.) Channel 104
IPTV
TV di FASTWEB (Italy) Channel 504
Infostrada TV (Italy) Channel 504
Chinese Telecom (Taiwan) Channel 79
Optik TV (Canada) Channel 102
AT&T U-verse (USA) Channel 222
UniFi (Malaysia) Channel 421
CHT MOD (Taiwan) Channel 113
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 171
Streaming media
Livestation Watch (Free, 502 Kbit/s)
RadixTV 20[2]
iWanTV! (Philippines) Watch Live
Bloomberg Television is an American-based international cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by Bloomberg L.P.[3] It is distributed globally, reaching over 310 million[4][5] homes worldwide. It is primarily headquartered in New York City, with European headquarters in London and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong.[1]
United States service[edit]Bloomberg's U.S. broadcasts are headed by Andy Lack, the Chairman of Bloomberg Media Group.[9] The network also provides funding and studio facilities for the nightly PBS/WNET program Charlie Rose.
History[edit]Bloomberg Television first launched in the United States on January 1, 1994 under the name Bloomberg Information TV, before it was shortened to its current name in 1998. Shortly after Bloomberg's launch, the now-defunct American Independent Network carried a simulcast of the channel at various times each weekday from 1995 to 1997. The network's morning pre-opening bell programming was also aired on the USA Network, simulcasted in a paid programming arrangement with the channel until 2004, when that network dropped the simulcast months before the NBC Universal merger was consummated, due to concerns that USA would then air the coverage of a competitor to future sister network CNBC. The simulcast then moved to E! (which became NBCUniversal-owned in January 2011 due to that company's purchase by Comcast), where it remained until the simulcast ended in January 2009, when the network had expanded its reach on digital cable systems enough to discontinue the simulcast. During its time on E!, the 5-8 a.m. block was the most watched period for the network, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Bloomberg Television's U.S. network debuted a new graphics package in January 2009. This current scheme was first used on the network's now-defunct pre-market program, Starting Bell, before the new graphics expanded to all of the network's programs on February 17, 2009. Also on that date, Bloomberg U.S. revamped its weekday programming lineup (see "Programs on Bloomberg" below).
In October 2009, Bloomberg Television debuted another new graphics package.[clarification needed] In 2011, Bloomberg Television announced a strategic relationship with Gas Station TV (GSTV) to deliver personal finance and business news to more than 27 million viewers each month at GSTV pumps.
Bloomberg launched a high definition simulcast feed on May 9, 2011, with Time Warner Cable as the first provider to carry it.[10] In mid-April 2013, DIRECTV started carrying Bloomberg HD.
International channels[edit]In February 2009, Bloomberg Television announced that it would cease operating some of the international variations of the channel, placing a greater focus on a more international Bloomberg channel.
On March 9, 2009, the localised channels available in Germany, France, Italy and Spain ceased operations. Today, throughout Europe, the original pan-European version of Bloomberg Europe (International) is available on cable and digital television providers.
Since March 9, 2009, Bloomberg Television utilizes its existing international production teams in Hong Kong (Bloomberg Asia), Europe (Bloomberg Europe) and America (Bloomberg) adding a more global feel to the channel. Bloomberg International provides programming from Hong Kong in the early morning, produced by Bloomberg Asia (International), from London in the late morning, produced by Bloomberg Europe (International) and from its main headquarters in New York City in the afternoon. Each Bloomberg receives localized advertising and a relevant business news ticker on screen.
Bloomberg Japan ceased broadcasting on April 30, 2009. The channel was then replaced by Bloomberg Asia (International).[12] Bloomberg Japan's Japanese language print newsroom and website continue to operate as normal. In June 2009, the Japanese service began running small on-air segments in cooperation with BS-Fuji Television. In October 2009, segments produced with the Tokyo Broadcasting System were added.[13] Bloomberg Brazil and Bloomberg Latin America were integrated into the global Bloomberg channel during 2009.
Bloomberg is an associate member of: the Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association.[14] and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.[15]
In November 2011, Bloomberg announced the formation of "Bloomberg TV Mongolia" in partnership with Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia (TDB), the oldest and one of the largest commercial banks in Mongolia.[16] The channel offers a mix of locally produced, Mongolian language content as well as English language news from Bloomberg Television.
Programs[edit]United States[edit]Daily shows
Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu and rotating various fill-in anchors
In The Loop with Betty Liu
Market Makers with Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker
Lunch Money with Adam Johnson
Bloomberg West with Emily Chang, Cory Johnson and Jon Erlichman
Bloomberg Bottom Line with Mark Crumpton
Street Smart with Trish Regan and Adam Johnson
Taking Stock with Pimm Fox
Charlie Rose
Weekly shows
Bloomberg Enterprise
Bloomberg Game Changers
Bloomberg Government's Capitol Gains
Bloomberg Risk Takers
Conversations with Judy Woodruff
Intelligence Squared Debates
Political Capital with Al Hunt
Singapore Sessions
Sportfolio
Techstars
The Mentor
Asia-Pacific[edit]Daily shows
First Up with Angie Lau
On The Move with Rishaad Salamat
Asia Edge with Angie Lau and Rishaad Salamat
Weekly shows
Asia’s Business
High Flyers with Haslinda Amin
Voyager with Rishaad Salamat
EMEA
Daily shows
Countdown with Anna Edwards and Mark Barton
On The Move with Francine Lacqua
The Pulse with Francine Lacqua and Guy Johnson
Weekly shows
Africa Alpha with Gail Mwamba
African Business Weekly with Eleni Giokos, Uche Okoronkwo and Boason Omofaye
African Gamechangers
African Women to Watch with Uche Okoronkwo
Eye To Eye with Francine Lacqua
Football Dynamics with Ayesha Durgahee
Riz Khan's Q&A
The Africa Energy Report with Boason Omofaye
Controversy[edit]On April 13, 2011, Bloomberg Television was heavily criticized for using an advanced copy of a speech delivered by U.S. President Barack Obama to censor live coverage of the speech.[citation needed] During the live speech, which was about the national debt, Bloomberg cut out a portion of the speech. The exact transcript of the removed portion was:
By 2025, the amount of taxes we currently pay will only be enough to finance: our healthcare programs (Medicare and Medicaid), social security, and the interest we owe on our debt. That's it. Every other national priority: education, transportation, even our national security, will have to be paid for with borrowed money. Now ultimately this rising debt will cost jobs and damage our economy. It will prevent us from making the investments we need to win the future. We won't be able to afford good schools, new research, or the repair of roads. All the things that create new jobs and new businesses here in America. Businesses would be less likely...
During the time when this section of the speech was being delivered, the newscast presented a short segment about the "Beige Book", a report which is regularly issued by the Federal Reserve Board. Much of the controversy concerned whether or not the censorship had racial overtones, or was simply directed at the specific content of the speech.[citation needed]
A studio shot of Bloomberg Europe.In the United Kingdom, Bloomberg Television was severely reprimanded for breach of Ofcom rules during the 2005 UK national (General) election. Bloomberg was found to have showed pro-Labour Party bias.[17] This occurred due to a breach of British law. In the run up to a general election, television channels must provide equal time to all major political parties. Bloomberg covered the release by the Labour Party of their so-called "Business Manifesto", but did not provide counterbalancing air time to the Conservatives or Liberal Democrats.
Datascreen and news ticker[edit]Bloomberg was well known for using a datascreen format that occupied most of the television screen and the camera shots. Until 1998, Bloomberg did not have a moving ticker. Instead, it had boxes that were dedicated to world news, as well as weather conditions in selected cities, in addition to market data which was confined to the bottom of the screen. This changed gradually to focus more on business news. The data screen was reformatted several times to include a moving stock ticker and accommodate new graphics.
The datascreen format was phased out in late 2007, where the programs were seen almost in full-screen with the ticker and headlines bar confined to the lower part of the screen. However, Bloomberg HD (available in the US only) features more data boxes on the right side of the screen compared to its SD counterpart. This effectively makes on-screen presentation on Bloomberg HD resemble the pre-2007 datascreen.
CCTV News
CCTV News formerly known as CCTV-9 is a 24-hour English news channel, of China Central Television (CCTV), based in Beijing. The channel grew out of CCTV International, which was launched on 15 September 2000. CCTV News coverage includes newscasts, in-depth reports, and commentary programs, as well as feature presentations. Its Free-to-air satellite signal can be received by more than 85 million viewers, in over 100 countries and regions.[1] It is also carried by Cable, DTH, IPTV, and Terrestrial TV platforms or systems in many nations. It caters to a global English-speaking audience, including overseas Chinese and English speakers in China.
History[edit]CCTV began considering English-language international news bulletin actual coverage programming in 1 January 1979 at the start of China's "Reform and opening up". English news bulletins began on CCTV-2 in 1984 and became available to overseas viewers when they moved to CCTV-4 in February 1991 and CCTV-13 in August 1991 under permission registered in 1996. Up till April 2010, CCTV 9 was a mixed general interest channel featuring news, travel programming, and language training. In April 2010, CCTV-9 was relaunched as a 24-hour English-language channel, and its name was changed to 'CCTV News'.[2] CCTV-9 entered the United States cable market on 1 January 2002 as part of a deal that allowed AOL, Time Warner, and News Corporation access to cable systems in Guangdong. After the launch of the 24-hour service, the channel was revamped a number of times.
The target audience of CCTV News is foreigners both inside and outside China, specifically those with an interest in the country. CCTV News claims its potential global audience is 85 million.[3] However, reported totals of actual viewers vary from different sources.
Revamp[edit]The Channel name of CCTV-9 was changed to CCTV News at 7 pm (Beijing Time) on 26 April 2010.[4] Some shows were rebranded while other new shows were added. The English website is managed by China Network Television (CNTV), a web streaming service of CCTV. On 1 January 2011, the channel's former name CCTV-9 was taken over by CCTV's two documentary channels.
On 11 October 2012, CCTV News launched its Africa operation in Nairobi, Kenya.[5] On 6 February 2012, the channel launched “CCTV America” and a schedule of daily programming originating from a production center in Washington, DC.[6] Currently, CCTV News has three broadcasting centers in Beijing (main), Nairobi and Washington, D.C. respectively with an additional 70 bureaus across the globe to collect news and report them as it breaks under permission registered in 2001.
With new faces, new studios and new equipment, the channel hopes it will strengthen news gathering abilities while it aims at voicing more perspectives from China and from Asia to the world.[7]
The revamp also saw the addition of news and world financial markets tickers, similar to those seen on leading news channels. InHong Kong and Macau,Available On Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 72,TVB Network Vision Channel 84,Macau Cable TV Channel 85 and HKBN BBTV Channel 736
Programming[edit] This section does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (November 2010)
CCTV News usually airs a live news bulletin in the first half of each hour. As well as a generic news program, there are specialist bulletins focusing on Chinese and Asian news, such as China 24 and business news BIZ ASIA. Programming in the second half of each hour includes, sports bulletins, a travel show called Travelogue which takes viewers to destinations around China and the world, and magazines covering the arts, science and sports.
The programs on CCTV News include News Update and News Hour, providing comprehensive global coverage; and China 24 and Asia Today, delivering the latest domestic and regional developments. Specialized programs include Biz Asia, Biz Talk, New Money, Culture Express and Sports Scene, providing news and information on business, finance, economics, culture, and sports. Shows such as Dialogue and World Insight extend balanced and critical perspectives on current affairs affecting all corners of the globe.
CCTV News also provides programs on culture, history, and modern society of China and Asia. In Crossover, hosts and guests of various backgrounds and experiences talk about issues throughout China. Travelogue is the ticket to dynamic and exciting landscapes in China and abroad. Rediscovering China explores contemporary Chinese and Asian culture and social changes through the eyes of international visitors. And Story Board delivers a visual profile of all Asian countries.
Programs
Asia Today
Biz Asia
Biz Talk
China Insight
Centre Stage
China 24
Crossover
Culture Express
Dialogue
Journeys in Time
Learn Chinese
Nature and Science
New Money
News Hour
News Update
Sports Scene
Story Board
Travelogue
UpClose
World Insight
Africa Live
Faces of Africa
Talk Africa
Biz Asia America
The Heat
Americas Now
Staff[edit]The Chinese staff at CCTV News range in experience from interns to media professionals with years in the business. Executive producers, producers and senior news anchors typically have higher education, often from a university abroad. As of 2007, the channel has about 300 staff, of whom 70 are full-time staff and about 30 are foreigners on contract. From 2011, it started to hire English-speaking reporters based in 30 provincial bureaus across China.
In May 2005, CCTV News Controller Jiang Heping was promoted to head CCTV-5, CCTV's sports channel, ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Following his departure, due to internal divisions, a new controller had not been appointed by late 2007.
Foreign news anchors[edit]CCTV News relies on foreigners as news presenters, some of whom have extensive experience, such as Edwin Maher (a former newsreader and weatherman from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Jiang Heping has defended the policy of putting foreigners on air, arguing that “we feel international on-air personalities boost the credibility of CCTV News and befit its image as an international channel. In this regard, CCTV News will not restrict the origin of its employees and choose to build its unique identity through its programming.”[8]
The first foreign news anchor on CCTV News was Chris Gelken, who joined the channel from Hong Kong's TVB and presented the 30-minute business show, BizChina. Gelken left CCTV News in 2005 and returned to TVB in 2010.
Another personality at CCTV News is Mark Rowswell, otherwise known as Dashan. He hosts Travel in Chinese on CCTV News and has been honored for his work in promoting cancer awareness in China.
In addition to the above, the channel has also recruited Philip Yin of Bloomberg Television and Mike Walter from USA Today for its Biz Asia America and The Heat shows respectively.
The weather on CCTV News is currently hosted by Bo Yee Poon, Andy Kline, and Danni Huang Danni Lang.
CCTV Africa[edit]CCTV Africa is China Central Television´s news productions center which was launched in Kenya on 11 January 2012. CCTV Africa focuses on African news and perspectives as well as international news.
CCTV Africa will be responsible for newsgathering and task assignments on the African continent. CCTV Africa initially produce a one-hour program every day, including Africa news, Talk Africa and Face of Africa editions, and broadcast through CCTV´s English news channel.
CCTV Africa will provide a platform for its Chinese audience to better understand Africa and promote the China-Africa friendship so that the real China can be introduced to Africa, and the real Africa can be presented to the world
CCTV America[edit]CCTV America is the Americas division of CCTV News, the English-language news channel run by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television. It is based in Washington, DC and runs bureaus across North and South America. The service employs a mix of American and Chinese journalists and produces Americas-based programming for CCTV News.
CCTV America is led by director general Ma Jing with veteran Asia journalist Jim Laurie as executive consultant. It began broadcasting on 6 February 2012.
List of CCTV-NEWS (English International Channel) news anchors and feature program hosts[edit]Beijing Broadcast Center (Main)
James Chau (formerly with TVB Pearl) -China 24, Asia Today, News Updates
Julian Waghann - Culture Express, News Updates, Asia Today,
Li Dongning - China 24,Asia Today, News Updates
Zou Yue -China 24,Asia Today, News Updates
Zakka Jacob (formerly with Aaj Tak and Headlines Today Delhi)-News Updates, World Insight, Asia Today
Edwin Maher (formerly with Australian Broadcasting Corporation) – News Updates
Pan Deng - News Hour
Wang Mangmang - News Updates
Yu Ze - News Updates, Asia Today
Jenny Gu - News Updates
Wang Yizhi - News Updates
Jang Ji-yun - News Updates, Asia Today
Ji Xiaojun - Culture Express
Liang Hong - Culture Express
Raquel Olsson - Culture Express
Jonas Gilbart- Sports Scene
Tracey Holmes (formerly with CNN, Channel 7)– Sports Scene
Rui Chenggang - Biz Talk
Yang Rui -Dialogue
Tian Wei- Dialogue, World Insight
Zheng Junfeng- Biz Asia
Michael Wang- Biz Asia
Nairobi Broadcast Center
Beatrice Marshall (formerly with KTN) -Africa Live, Talk Africa
Mark Masai (formerly with NMG's Nation Television) -Africa Live
Peninah Karibe -Africa Live
Terryanne -Africa Live
Washington Broadcast Center
Phillip Yin (formerly with Bloomberg TV) - Biz Asia America
Michelle Makori (formerly with Bloomberg TV), reporting from New York City studio
Mike Walter (formerly with USA Today) - Biz Asia America, The Heat
Elaine Reyes (formerly with WRC-TV) - Biz Asia America, Americas Now
Karina Huber (formerly with CNN International), reporting from New York studio - Biz Asia America
Anand Naidoo (formerly with CNN and Al Jazeera English) - Biz Asia America
Feature Programs
Tracey Grebinski – Rediscovering China
Charlotte MacInnis (Ai Hua) – Growing up with Chinese
Ji Xiaojun - Crossover
Marc Edwards- Travelogue
James Lam - Travelogue
Tianren He - Travelogue
Greta Georges - Travelogue
Yin Chen - Travelogue
Michele Lean - Travelogue
Correspondents (Worldwide)
Terrence Terashima- Tokyo
U Jean-jung- Seoul
Andy Saputra (formerly with CNN International)- Jakarta
Tony Cheng (formerly with Al-Jazeera English)- Bangkok
Barnaby Lo- Manila
Farzana Fiaz- Islamabad
Schweta Bajaj- New Delhi
Courtney Body- Kabul
Yama Wolasmal- Kabul
Natalie Carney- Istanbul
Roee Ruttenberg- (formerly with ABC News and Al Jazeera English) Global Special Affairs Correspondent
Baqi Naji- Baghdad
Adel el-Mahrouky- Cairo
Stephanie Freid- Tel Aviv
Wang Ying- Moscow
Richard Bestic (formerly with Sky News)- London
Kate Parkinson- Paris
Jack Barton- Brussels
Liu Xin- Geneva
Filio Kontrafouri- Athens
Constantino de Miguel (formerly with EuroNews)- Madrid
Nathan King- New York
Daniel Ryntjes- Washington D.C.
Wang Guan- Washington D.C.
Jessica Stone- Washington D.C.
Sean Callebs- Washington D.C.
Mark Niu- Los Angeles
Michelle Begue- Bogota
Dan Collyns- Lima
Michael Voss (formerly with BBC News)- Havana
Morgan Neill- Mexico City
Helen Clegg- Rio de Janeiro
Rene Del Carme- Johannesburg
Robert Nagila- Juba
Robert Saw- Nairobi
Tom Walsh- Addis Ababa
Dan Williams- Johannesburg (Sport)
Kristiaan Yeo - Toronto
Reporters (China)
Han Bin
Feng Jinchao
Guan Xin
Zhang Nini
Nie Jia
Xu Zhaoqun
Ai Yang
Awards[edit]In 2010, CCTV-News won the National Window Prize at the 2010 Hot Bird TV awards for its greater diversity and wider perspectives in global information flow.
Criticisms[edit]Despite its revamp and recent launching of CCTV America, critics have voiced concerns over the level of self-censorship exercised by the channel especially on sensitive domestic issues in China. Philip Cunningham of Cornell University, who has appeared more than 100 times on China Central Television talk shows said sensitive issues such as Tibet and Xinjiang were heavily edited on various programs.
Ma Jing, Director of CCTV America defends such allegation by saying that the channel edits stories the same way other news organizations do. She said: "We uphold the traditional journalistic values. We consider accuracy, objectivity, truthfulness, and public accountability very important, more important than anything else."
Cinemax (Asia)
Cinemax is the secondary channel of HBO Asia which only features action and suspense movies like its US counterpart. Cinemax Asia is headquartered in Time Warner Asia office in Singapore, hence it is subject to the same censorship as HBO Asia.
Cinemax is the secondary channel of HBO Asia which only features action and suspense movies like its US counterpart. Cinemax Asia is headquartered in Time Warner Asia office in Singapore, hence it is subject to the same censorship as HBO Asia.
Discovery HD World
Discovery HD World (formerly as Discovery HD) is a satellite and cable TV subscription channel that provides documentary and non-fiction programming; focuses primarily on science, technology, history and culture. It is operated by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of Discovery Communications Inc. and available in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Discovery HD World is broadcast in 1080i with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.[1
In 2005, Discovery Network Asia-Pacific launched Discovery HD (now Discovery HD World), the first high-definition channel in Asia and became available in February and December in South Korea and Japan, respectively. On April 1, 2010, Discovery HD was rebranded to Discovery HD World. The service broadcast area is different from its Canadian counterpart, the Discovery World HD. Back in 2002, Discovery Communications launched Discovery HD Theater in the United States. In addition to HD Theater, Discovery Communications offers high-definition services to its sister channel, namely, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Science Channel and Planet Green. And in Asia, it launched three high-definition channels, Discovery HD (now Discovery HD World), Animal Planet HD and TLC HD. In October 2008, Discovery Channel HD was launched in Japan. In February 2010, Discovery HD World India was launched with customized programming in English, Hindi and Tamil.[2
ETC (TV channel)
ETC (stylized as etc.) is a major commercial television network in the Philippines. It is owned by Southern Broadcasting Network and Solar Television Network It is currently the flagship television station in Metro Manila DWCP-TV channel 21 (terrestrial TV) after it had been pulled out from cable TV. However, and has carried aired on SkyCable channel 16 Destiny Cable channel 28, Cablelink 14, Cignal Digital TV channel 10 and nationwide via satellite in over provincial TV stations in the Philippines. It broadcast daily from 5:30 AM - 12:00 MN on free TV and while operation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week on cable, satellite and internet TV.
Its broadcast facility are located at Solar Media Center, Upper Ground Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, Epifanio de los Santos corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City and transmitter are located at Strata 2000, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Fox Action Movies
Fox Action movies(Asia)
Launched 2 April 2012 (India)
1 October 2012 (Asia)
Closed 11 May 2013 (India)
Owned by Fox International Channels
STAR TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
4K HD(4K UHD)
Slogan Be a Hero
Country Asia
Broadcast area Asia
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister channel(s) Fox Family Movies
Fox Movies Premium
STAR Gold
STAR Movies
Asianet Movies
Fox Movies Middle East
Phoenix Movies Channel
STAR Chinese Movies
Movies OK
Jalsha Movies
Website http://www.starmoviesaction.com/
Availability
Satellite
Airtel Digital TV
(India) Channel 198
Cignal Digital TV
(Philippines) Channel 104 (HD)
GMMZ (Thailand) Channel 333(HD/SD)
Indovision
(Indonesia) Channel 16
Cable
SkyCable
(Philippines) Channel 78 (SD Digital)
Channel 180 (HD)[1]
In digital
(India) Channel 260
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 625 (HD)
Cablelink
(Philippines) Channel 302
Destiny Cable
(Philippines) Coming Soon
IPTV
mio TV
(Singapore) Channel 408 (HD)
Fox Action Movies is an Action theme movie channel in India, Singapore and Malaysia (Coming soon) owned by Fox International Channels and STAR TV. The channel was rebranded from Fox Action Movies as STAR Movies Action. The said channel relaunched on 2 June 2013 while the Asian counterpart will continued to airwaves.[2][3]
Fox Channel Asia
Fox is an Asian Entertainment TV channel, owned and produced by Fox International Channels and distributed by STAR TV.
In Japan, the channel launched in February 1998 along with other Fox channels such as Fox Crime and Fox Life (now FOX bs238).
In Asia, the channel was in test broadcast on December 2009, broadcasting US TV series in loop. The first Asian provider who carried Fox was SkyCable in the Philippines which launched the channel on 5 January 2010, followed by StarHub TV in Singapore on 1 February 2010. Other TV providers across the region followed thereafter.[1]
Around early-to-mid-February 2012, the Fox wordmark was changed to the Fox HD wordmark (pictured) for all Fox commercials on all Fox channels in the Asian and Filipino television provider networks, including channels which are not in HD. This change is similar to the one done to STAR World. The reason for this change is unknown.
Fox Japan, Fox Korea, Fox Thailand and Fox Philippines are considered separated from the main feed as they have different programming. However, Fox Asia and Fox Philippines are closely linked as they shared most of their commercials and the programming are nearly the same.
Fox Taiwan was officially launched on September 1, 2012, as FOX Showbiz (Chinese: 娛樂台) replacing Channel V Taiwan. This feed's broadcast Asian programming and some of American series reruns with Chinese subtitles, and FOX HD Asia feed are available through MOD and some of cable providers. The feed was renamed Fox Taiwan in January 2014 and broadcast both local and foreign programmes.
Fox Movies Premium
Fox Movies Premium is an Asian movie channel owned by Fox International Channels, subsidiaries of 21st Century Fox.
On January 1, 2012, STAR Movies was rebranded to Fox Movies Premium and available in Hong Kong and selected Southeast Asian countries. In India, China, Vietnam, Middle East, Taiwan and the Philippines (SD only), the STAR Movies brand will remain.
Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of August 2013, approximately 97,186,000 American households (85.1% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive the Fox News Channel.[1] The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired former NBC executive Roger Ailes as its founding CEO.[2] It launched on October 7, 1996,[3] to 17 million cable subscribers.[4] It grew during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the United States.[5]
Many observers have stated that Fox News Channel promotes conservative political positions[6] and biased reporting.[7][8] Commentators, news anchors, and reporters at Fox News Channel have responded that news reporting and political commentary operate independently of each other and have denied any bias in news reporting.[9]
 
Fox Sports Asia
Fox Sports Asia is an Asian cable sports network owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels. It is the official Asian station of Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines and other Asian territories.
On January 28, 2013, ESPN Asia was rebranded into Fox Sports Asia after News Corporation acquired 50% stake of ESPN Star Sports venture from its former co-owner ESPN International.[1][2] However, the ESPN brand remains in India, China and South Asia.
In addition, Fox Sports Plus replaced ESPN HD and Fox Sports News replaced ESPNEWS Asia.
Global News Network
GNN or Global News Network is a dedicated news and public affairs cable channel based in the Philippines. It broadcasts thru Sky Cable, Destiny Cable and Cable Link nationwide and broadcast also in some parts of Asia through Global Satellite TV (GSAT), and online via Ustream.tv. Among the covered countries in Asia are: Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia. Its studios are located at 6th floor, First Global Building #122 Gamboa St. cor. Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.
GMA Network
GMA Network, Inc. is a Filipino media company based in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. It is primary involved in radio and television broadcasting, with subsidiaries dealing in various media related businesses. The majority of its profits are derived from publicity and marketing incomes associated to television distribution.
The company has 47 VHF and 13 UHF television stations, including its flagship station in Metropolitan Manila and originating stations in the provinces that broadcast the programs of its flagship GMA Network. It also operates three international channels (GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International) and, a local news and lifestyle oriented television network (GMA News TV) in the Philippines. The company is a publicly traded company on the Philippine Stock Exchange.
History (Southeast Asian TV channel)
History (formerly known as The History Channel) is an Asian television channel with shows on historical events and persons. The channel is owned by A+E Networks Asia, a joint-venture between A+E Networks, owner of the American History, and Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd. In India History TV18 owned by a joint-venture between A+E Networks and under permission registered Discovery Communications, owner of the American History and Network 18, Indian media group & available in eight languages (Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu) in India.
Company[edit]A+E Networks Asia was formed on 15 June 2007 through a joint venture between A+E Networks under permission Discovery Communications and Malaysia's pay TV provider Astro. Headquartered in Singapore, A+E Networks Asia also have operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[2]
In 2009, A+E Networks Asia struck a US$800,000 co-production deal with the National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia to co-produce programmes to be featured across its channels.[3] It has recently hired SPE Networks as a regional ad sales representative across the South East Asian region.[4]
History HD Asia[edit]On September 1, 2008 History Channel Asia was officially launch their own History HD Asia channel in Singapore and Hong Kong, followed by Japan, South Korea, India, Philippines and Malaysia.[5][6][7][8]
Programming[edit]Duck Dynasty
The Pickers
Top Shot
Swamp People
Pawn Stars
Kings of Restoration
Cajun Pawn Stars
Axe Men
The Innovators: The Men Who Built America
Ancient Aliens
America's Book Of Secrets
Modern Marvels
Serial Killer Earth
Stan Lee's Superhumans
Top Guns
IRT Deadliest Roads
Mankind The Story of All of Us
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) is a Philippine VHF television network of the Government Communications Group headed by the Press Secretary. Its studios are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter is located at the front of the Coca Cola sales office, Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. It is one of three government-owned and controlled television stations. It is now currently headed by Eric S. Canoy and Lito Ocampo-Cruz, the ones who created the success of then Cinema Television 31 in the 1990s.
Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel is an American speciality channel focused on the outdoors, offering programming that includes hunting, fishing, Western lifestyle, off-road motorsports and adventure. The network can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a broadband web site. In 2013, Outdoor Channel was acquired by Kroenke Sports Enterprises.[1]
As of August 2013, Outdoor Channel is available to approximately 39,175,000 pay television households (34.3% of households with television) in the United States.[2] In December, 2013, the Outdoor Channel was planned to relocate to Colorado from its current location of Temecula, CA, supported by Colorado Economic Development Commission.[3]
NHK World
NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai - Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan's public broadcaster. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to BBC World News, DW, France 24 and RT, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world.
NHK World provides three services: NHK World Radio Japan, NHK World TV, and NHK World Premium. NHK World also makes most of its programming available through an online version of the television channel.
Television Japan[edit]NHK World Television[edit]NHK commenced international TV broadcasting services for North America and Europe in 1995. On April 1, 1998, NHK World Television started broadcasting. NHK's news and information channel broadcasts internationally via satellite and cable TV. Programming is broadcast in English. It began as a news channel in February 2009 using the traditional NHK World logo in their own digital on-screen graphic (DOG). Previously, NHK World TV used the traditional "3 Eggs" logo of NHK. The NHK World DOG in the news program, Newsline, is on the bottom left corner of the television screen. In other programming, the DOG is moved to the top left corner of the television screen. Some of the shows are produced by production studio JIB TV which is 60% owned by NHK with the remaining 40% owned by private investors like Microsoft and Japanese bank Mizuho. The NHK World DOG is not used at all when shows produced by JIB TV are aired. Asia Available; TVB Network Vision Channel 95 now TV Channel 710 Cable TV Channel 154
NHK World Premium[edit]Main article: NHK World Premium
NHK World Premium Television broadcasts a mixture of news, sports and entertainment in Japanese worldwide via satellite as a subscription service. In Europe this service is broadcast under the name JSTV and in the US it is known as TV Japan. The programmes generally don't carry English subtitles.
Programmes[edit]Current programmes on the channel are:[1]
Artisan x Designer - features a team of Japanese artisan and designer, showcasing products of their creative collaboration. Presented with a twist of CG animation.
Asia Biz Forecast - hosted by Yuko Fukushima; the program forecasts Asia's rapidly changing business, finance and market trends, bringing strategies of hot Asian companies and economist insights.
Asia Insight - is a documentary series that portrays Asia today. The region's new face as a centre of growth that is attracting considerable world attention, its traditional face that is being tossed around by the advance of globalization, and other themes are presented with in-depth behind-the-scenes analysis.
Asia This Week - hosted by Minori Takao; NHK World updates seven days of developments in Japan and Asia, covering the cultures, economies, and politics of more than four billion people.
ASIAN VOICES - hosted by Aiko Doden; this program discusses global issues from an Asian perspective and transmits the voices of Asia to the world.
At Home with Venetia in Kyoto - Venetia Stanley-Smith has been living in Kyoto's Ohara district for a decade. We introduce her eco-friendly and people-friendly way of life.
BEGIN Japanology - hosted by Peter Barakan; this program explores many aspects of Japan, both traditional and contemporary: arts, sports, entertainment, food, technology, nature, etc.
Booked for Japan - By discussing essential reading with each famous guest, Japanese literature expert Robert Campbell reveals their values and worldview.
Cool Japan - hosted by Shoji Kokami & Risa Stegmayer; some aspects of Japanese customs are considered "cool" by foreigners. COOL JAPAN is a television show that illustrates the quickly changing Japanese culture and how it is perceived by the international community that have recently made Japan their home.
Core Kyoto - the ancient capital, Kyoto, continues to be innovative after 1,200 years. We dive deep into its core over 20 episodes in this definitive program.
DESIGN TALKS - hosted by Andrea Pompilio; magazine style intellectual aesthetic voyage, exploring art and philosophy in Japanese designs from antiques to high-techs, commodities and fashions.
Global Debate WISDOM - hosted by Takashi Mashimo & Christel Takigawa; is a new style of global forum for the digital network era. Experts around the world are linked to the studio by the latest telecommunications technology to debate serious issues faced by the world today and explore possible solutions that will help us carve out the future.
Go, Kitchen, Go! - hosted by Taiyo Sugiura; chefs travel around Japan on Kitchen Car to meet farmers, fishermen and cook signature dishes with local ingredients to entertain the producers.
Great Gear - hosted by Matthew Masaru Barron; covers the latest in Japanese ideas and technology from a wide range of industries. In-depth features focus on innovation and tradition in craft, engineering, design and business.
GREAT NATURE - features the earth's 4.6 billion-year history—its dynamism, mysterious phenomenon, mother ocean—all presented in high quality formats.
imagine-nation - hosted by Chiaki Horan & Nicholas Pettas; spotlighting Japanese pop culture, interviews with leading creators are featured along with the latest trends in Japanese anime, video game and manga.
Itadakimasu! Dining with the Chef - hosted by Seira Kagami & Patrick Harlan with master chefs Tatsuo Saito & Rika Yukimasa; this program introduces the worldview and attraction of Japanese cuisine that cares about the overall harmony of a variety of ingredients.
J-Architect - hosted by Yusuke Koshima; a Japanese architect's latest work is examined in ideas, technologies and designs to elucidate the key to J-architects' rising global recognition.
J-Melo - hosted by May J.; features the latest, cutting edge developments in Japanese music, selections of hit songs, and diverse material from a wide range of different music genres - pop, rock, jazz and classical.
J-TECH Innovation & Evolution - hosted by Marc Carpentier; close up on the forefront of development and production of leading Japanese manufacturers to reveal the secret of 'Made in Japan' products' supremacy.
journeys in japan - Every week, reporters travel around the country, meeting the people in each area and exploring the local culture. They discover aspects of Japan that are hard to find in a guide book.
Kawaii International - hosted by Mari Sekine, Melody Yoko & Misha Janette; enjoy the latest information from Tokyo on Kawaii people, items, and experiences! Everything Kawaii followers worldwide want to know can be found here!
Lunch ON! - offers insights into working people of all kinds, by looking at their lunch. Discover what they eat as they strive to reach new heights!
March to Recovery - this program shows Japan's efforts to revive itself.
NHK Newsline - updates viewers with the latest hard news every hour, covering world events and business-related news, as well as providing global weather forecasts.
NHK Documentary - NHK's flagship current affairs documentary program.
Science View - hosted by Tomoko Kimura, Rena Yamada & Michelle Nozomi Yamamoto; gives the world a window onto science and technology in Japan. Topics covered include space, life sciences, medicine, earth science, archaeology and much more.
Seasoning the Seasons - visits various locations around Japan to introduce the charms of their local daily life, festivals, and unique scenery.
Shima Kosaku's Asian Entrepreneurs - This series focuses on Asia's new entrepreneurs and their secrets for growth, using a unique style combining documentary and animation.
SPORTS JAPAN - hosted by Ayako Kisa; tells you about the world of Japanese sports from sumo wrestling to judo to more globally played sports such as soccer and tennis. This show also examines the science of sport.
Today's Close Up - hosted by Hiroko Kuniya Kunitani; takes an in-depth look not only at controversial and comprehensive agendas in Japan but also at many global issues.
Tokyo Eye - hosted by Chris Peppler; discover the many faces of the metropolis including the latest trends, events and hidden attractions.
Tokyo Fashion Express - hosted by Aki Shibuya; discover Japan's fashion trends as TFX goes behind the scenes to meet with Japan's leading designers and creators.
TOMORROW beyond 3.11 - a documentary series presents perspectives on the March 2011 disaster and recovery from filmmakers, musicians, thinkers, athletes, singers and actors from around the world who travelled to the region to support the well-being of survivors.
WILDLIFE - features nature, conveying the "real earth". Thoroughly observed images of great nature and vibrant wildlife, captured by the latest video.
Radio Japan[edit]NHK World Radio Japan (RJ) broadcasts news, information, and entertainment programs focusing on Japan and Asia, for a daily total of 65 hours of broadcasts. Radio Japan provides two services:
General Service broadcasts worldwide in Japanese and English
Regional Service broadcasts to specific geographical zones in 17 languages: English, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese
Both services are available on shortwave (SW) as well as online.
RJ SW Relay Stations[edit]RJ runs a domestic SW relay station
Yamata
RJ also leases or owns several external relay stations
United Kingdom - BBC
Ascension Island - BBC relay station
Gabon
UAE
Sri Lanka
Singapore - BBC relay station
Canada - Radio Canada International
Bonaire Island - Radio Netherlands
French Guiana - Radio France Internationale
Radio Japan historical output (1950–1996)
Knowledge Channel (Philippines)
Knowledge Channel is a Filipino cable television network and the country's first and only educational cable channel. It is made available to the public education system free of charge through philanthropic support.
Background[edit]Established by SkyCable, ABS-CBN, and the Lopez Group of Companies in 1999, Knowledge Channel is being operated by the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.(KCFI). KCFI is a non-stock, non-profit foundation geared towards educating and empowering poor and marginalized children through media, that they realize their full potential to best serve themselves, their communities and help build a better world.
KCFI mission is to make Knowledge Channel accessible to all public schools nationwide.
History[edit]Rina Lopez Bautista, part of a family whose holdings includes media, energy, and telecommunications, established a non-profit organisation, the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI), in 1999.
The Knowledge Channel began broadcasting on November 6, 1999, providing 18 hours of educational programs on cable television that supplemented the curriculum of the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd). KCFI entered into a 10-year memorandum of agreement (MoA) with DepEd, with DepEd proclaiming the channel as required viewing in all public schools in 2000 and has since then renewed its partnership with another 10 year MoA signed in November 2009.[2]
Today, the Knowledge Channel is available to over 3 million public school students in over 2,000 public elementary and high schools in 54 provinces in all regions of the country, and has an expanded household viewership in 58 provinces. However, out of almost 42,000 public schools throughout the country, only 4.7% so far has access to Knowledge Channel.
Programming[edit]List of programs broadcast by Knowledge Channel[edit]ABS-CBN Programs:
ATBP: Awit, Titik at Bilang na Pambata
Kumikitang Kabuhayan
Matanglawin
Travel Time
Constel Programs:
Chemistry in Action
English High School
Physics in Everyday Life
Science Made Easy
Eskwela ng Bayan:
Alikabok (Intermediate Elementary)
Karen's World (Primary Elementary)
Solved (Intermediate Elementary)
Why? (Intermediate Elementary)
ETV Shows:
Art Jam
Basta Sports
Bayani
Busog Lusog
Epol/Apple
Hiraya Manawari
I Got It!
Kasaysayan TV (Grade 7 High School)
Math Tinik
Pahina
Pamana (Primary Elementary)
Salam Elementary (Intermediate Elementary)
Salam High School (Third Year High School)
Silip: Sining at Lipunan
Sine'skwela
Why Not!
Knowledge Channel Programs:
Agham Aralin (Grade 7 & 2nd Year High School)
Animahenasyon
Art Republik
Disaster Preparedness (All Levels)
Estudyantipid 1 (Grade 5-Fourth Year High School)
Estudyantipid 2 (Fourth Year High School)
Estudyan3pid (Third & Fourth Year High School)
Excerpts From The Experts (Teacher's Program)
Faculty Room (Teacher's Program)
Gab & Go (Grade 7 High School)
Glimpses
Ibang Klase (All Levels)
In Service Training On Air (Teacher's Program)
Kada Tropa (All Levels)
K-Aralserye
K-High Math 1 (Grade 7 High School First Semestry)
K-High Math 2 (Grade 7 High School Second Semestry)
K-High Science (Grade 7 High School)
K-Hub (Grade 7 High School)
K-Linisan
K-Now (All Levels)
Lakbay
Mi Isla (Grade 7 & 2nd Year High School)
Negosyo Ko, Asenso Ko (All Levels)
Noli Me Tangere
ParenTin TV
PelicuLab
Power To Empower (Teacher's Program)
Puno ng Buhay (Grade 7 & 2nd Year High School)
Theater Hour
Tipong Pinoy
Travel Around the World-Asia
Travel Around the World-Europe
Web Works (All Levels)
Wow! (Elementary High School)
Nickelodeon (Philippines)
Nickelodeon Philippines (usually abbreviated as "Nick" but more commonly stated as "Nickelodeon" in commercials) is a satellite and cable TV channel that launched a dedicated channel to the country in April 1, 2011. Aimed for children and teenagers and owned by MTV Networks Asia Pacific in partnership with All Youth Channels.
In October 11, 2006, Viacom's subsidiary MTV Networks Asia Pacific set up a new unit to manage Nickelodeon's southeast Asia operations.[1][2] In April 1, 2011, MTV Networks launched a dedicated Filipino Nickelodeon channel.[3]
History[edit]1998–2011: As part of Nickelodeon Southeast Asia[edit]In November 1998, Nickelodeon decided to reach the popular channel to the Philippines, Japan & Russia as an attempt to bring the popular channel to Asia. One of their shorts were Right Here, Right Now (based on the 1993 Nick USA shorts) and their ID's were by FRONT. In 2003, it became a part of Nicksplat (Nickelodeon's headquarters in Asia).
In October 11, 2006, Viacom's subsidiary MTV Networks Asia Pacific set up a new unit to manage Nickelodeon South East Asia TV based in Singapore.[4] Nickelodeon was launched in Singapore and expanded its services in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Polynesia. Nickelodeon Philippines, Nickelodeon Pakistan, and Nickelodeon India started working independently. They started their new website, Nicksplat.com in 2003.
In March 15, 2010, Nickelodeon revamped their logo same as the United States and worldwide and started broadcasting newer Nickelodeon shows from the United States that represents the new Nickelodeon logo and airs latest episodes of current Nick shows.
2011–present: Nickelodeon Philippines[edit]In April 1, 2011, the Nickelodeon Asia feed was replaced with a dedicated Filipino Nickelodeon channel, although it will still use the Nick-Asia branding used in other countries. In April 11, 2011, the lineup was changed prior to Nickelodeon Southeast Asia. The new schedule will put live-action programs in the primetime slot and will double the Nick Jr. block.
Nickelodeon celebrated the release of the new channel in April 9, 2011 on the Bonifacio Global City, Open Field, Taguig City with the event entitled, "Nick World". The event included mascots of notable Nicktoons characters with storytelling, an animals show, martial arts performances and a world of exciting attractions, booths, and modules for kids.[5]
Starting on May 23, 2011, the lineup of Nickelodeon will once again change where they will cease airing the Nick Jr. block in the afternoon timeslot and will be replaced by live-action shows and miscellaneous NickToons programs. This lineup will double the TeenNick block which only runs in the evening and other animated shows that only airs once a day.[6]
In 2012, Nickelodeon uses new graphics used in the US and UK, however it only applies to selected programs' promos and station IDs. The former Nick-Asia graphics is still used.
Dedicated Channel[edit]The Philippines continues to be an increasingly important market for us, and the implementation of a dedicated Nickelodeon feed enhances commitment to provide advertisers and cable operators customization opportunities in this particularly fast-growing market. This also demonstrates our commitment to strengthen local programming and cater to the specific viewing preferences of the young Filipino audience and families.
“”— Indra Suharjono, executive vice president and managing director, MTV Networks North and Southeast AsiaWith the dedicated feed, the channel will now cater specifically to Free TV viewers via scheduling, market-specific advertising and promotions specifically tailored for two- to 14-year-old audiences in the Philippines. Local advertisers and cable operators will now have enhanced opportunities to work with Nickelodeon on customized marketing solutions including sponsorships of long and short-form programming and tailored advertising opportunities including events, promotions and multi-platform marketing solutions.
The dedicated feed targeting kids aged two to 14 and families will feature 24 hours of Nickelodeon’s favorite original animation titles including the top Nickelodeon programs in the Philippines for kids age two to six years old such as Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, The Backyardigans, Team Umizoomi, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and evergreen hits, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Fairly OddParents and more. The program lineup also includes Nickelodeon’s latest live-action sensation, Big Time Rush, as well as hits such as iCarly, Victorious and the highly anticipated new series, House of Anubis.
At launch, Nickelodeon Philippines will reach over 1.6 million cable TV households. In 2010, Nickelodeon had its highest ratings in two years for CA 2-6, and also saw the highest increase in average time spent among all kids channels.
Nickelodeon has a strong history and brand awareness in the Philippines. Nickelodeon Asia has been available on cable television since 1998, and two Tagalog programming blocks are broadcast to over 26.8 million homes via sister terrestrial networks ABS-CBN Corporation and Studio 23. Nickelodeon also has a strong presence in the market via consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films businesses.
“ With a Filipino dedicated feed, terrestrial blocks, a strong consumer products and digital media presence, the demand is high for clients to associate themselves with Nickelodeon. The localized feed allows for more cost-effective and country-targeted options for advertisers and cable operators. — adds Suharjono ”
Nickelodeon Philippines Kids Choice Awards[edit]Main article: Nickelodeon Philippines Kids' Choice Awards
KCA 2008 LogoThe Philippines Kids Choice Awards is the second setting of the Kids Choice Awards in Asia preceded by Indonesia. The show was first held since 2008 in the Aliw Theater, Pasay City and was first hosted by Michael V. and some various Filipino artists. Nickelodeon, an American cable television network, brought Kids' Choice Awards to the Philippines in an effort to strengthen its presence in Asia.[7] According to Amit Jain, executive Vice-President and managing director of MTV Networks India, China and Southeast Asia, "This is a milestone for Nickelodeon's business in Southeast Asia as it will deliver on Nick's commitment of providing global kids-centric shows and properties which are adapted to reflect local tastes and aspirations." [8] The Philippines KCA has been inactive all over the years.
Nickelodeon on Free TV[edit]Prior to the launch of Nickelodeon Philippines in Fall 1998, Nickelodeon first aired in the Philippines as a block of the free-to-air TV channel PTV. The block used to air in morning and afternoon mostly educational, drama and game shows during that time. It aired in such channel until 1992.
Nickelodeon moved to RPN (now known as Solar News Channel) in 1992, where it aired as Nick on RPN until 1995 and returned on 2003-2004 (that year mostly air cartoons). Concurrently, GMA Network also aired Rugrats and selected Nick Jr. shows from 1997 to 2006.
After RPN lose it rights of airing Nickelodeon shows, ABC (later TV5) launched Nick on ABC/TV5 in 2006. Nickelodeon shows were later dubbed for the first time into Filipino on August 11, 2008, three days after ABC was relaunched into TV5, making them the first Nick broadcaster on free TV to do so. The network ended its contract with Nickelodeon on June 30, 2010. Yo Gabba Gabba!, also a Nickelodeon production, was the only Nick program retained by TV5 after losing its rights to ABS-CBN. Although produced by Nickelodeon, it is not dubbed into Filipino as the contract was already expired.
SpongeBob SquarePants was also aired on Q Channel 11 (now known as GMA News TV) weekday mornings until February 18, 2011.
ABS-CBN launched Nick Time (later Nickelodeon on ABS-CBN) on July 26, 2010 at 8:30 AM under their Team Animazing timeblock. Nickelodeon shows such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, and Avatar: The Last Airbender among others shown during Nick Time, thus continuing the Filipino dub that was started by TV5. However, ABS-CBN's airing of SpongeBob SquarePants was criticized for having majority of episodes edited due to lack of time. Dora the Explorer ended last June, 2011 while The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Avatar: The Legend of Aang and SpongeBob SquarePants ended last October 8, 2011 and replaced by Go, Diego, Go!, The Penguins of Madagascar and El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera on October 15, 2011. After a week, SpongeBob SquarePants goes back to air.
Studio 23, ABS-CBN's UHF affiliate, launched Nickelodeon on Studio 23 on October 4, 2010. Like its mother station ABS-CBN, programs are dubbed in Tagalog. As of now, there are no plans to air the The Fairly OddParents (currently the second longest active Nicktoon after SpongeBob SquarePants) as well as iCarly on either network, despite its popularity. Studio 23 launched Catscratch that premiered last August 2011. The Nickelodeon on Studio 23 block temporarily ended last October 2011 and returned last January 2012.
After 4 years, Nickelodeon on Studio 23 ended airing its block on January 16, 2014 to paved way the airing of ABS-CBN Sports and Action. The new Nickelodeon on ABS-CBN Sports and Action was launched last January 20, 2014.
Programming[edit]Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nickelodeon Philippines
Nickelodeon airs new programs and episodes of current Nick shows every 2–7 months after the US broadcast but sometimes takes a year. The program lineup is different from the Nick-Asia feed where live-action programs are aired twice in the afternoon and evening and the Nick Jr. block runs longer. Along with the announcement of the dedicated feed, there were several shows announced to be premiering on Nickelodeon this year such as Bubble Guppies, House of Anubis, The Fresh Beat Band, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and T.U.F.F. Puppy. Original Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. titles still remains in the channel.
Programming Blocks[edit]Programming in Nickelodeon Philippines also in Southeast Asia has often been segmented into blocks.
Nick Jr. is a preschool block that airs children oriented programs. The programing block is now available as a channel in the Philippines on Skycable Channel 103.
Hapon Hangout (English: Afternoon Hangout) is a programming block that airs animated and live-action series every weekday afternoon. The name derives from the word Hapon which is usually said by the Filipinos to indicate the afternoon.
Former Blocks[edit]TEENick is a programming block that airs current live-action programs. This doesn't exist anymore in the channel, this is due to the fact that the TeeNick shows are aired along with Nickelodeon.
Weekend Express is a programming block that runs every weekends at noon. The block airs programs according to a weekly theme. The block ended on June 26, 2011 together with Nickelodeon SE Asia.
Lunch Toons is a Nicktoon-based block which shows random one Nicktoon which is repeated when airing with various episodes of the show that food is more interested in the episode. This is a limited block.
Short Segments[edit]Nick Tunes is a segment that Nicktoons-releated music videos air on the segment. Nick Tunes only appeared in commercial breaks. This was in hiatus from late 2011 to April 2, 2012. The segment is shown sometimes. The segment includes the Nicktoons: SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Back at the Barnyard (now formerly appeared in the segment) and many selected Nicktoons.
 
STAR Movies
Launched 1 May 1994
Owned by STAR TV
Fox International Channels
(owned by 21st Century Fox)
Slogan Come Home To The Stars (1994-2011, as STAR Movies)
Country Hong Kong
Broadcast area India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh (as of 2011-12-31)
Philippines, Taiwan, Middle East, China, Vietnam (still airing)
Headquarters Hong Kong
Replaced BBC World
Sister channel(s) STAR Gold, STAR Chinese Movies, Phoenix Movies Channel, Movies OK, Asianet Movies, Fox Movies Middle East, Jalsha Movies, Fox Action Movies, Fox Family Movies, Fox Movies Premium, and STAR Movies Action (in India)
Website http://www.starmoviesasia.tv
Availability
Satellite
Asianet Digital TV
(India) Channel 462
Dream Satellite TV
(Philippines) Channel 18
Cignal Digital TV
(Philippines) Channel 73 (SD)
G Sat
(Philippines) Channel 10 (SD)
Tata Sky
(India) Channel 341 (SD)
Channel 342 (HD)
Dish TV
(India) Channel 419 (SD)
CBTV
(China) Channel 307
ADD
(Middle East) Channel 1708
Sun Direct TV
(India) Channel 97
Big TV
(India) Channel 3440
Airtel digital TV
(India) Channel 190 (SD)
VTC Digital
(Vietnam) Channel 7 (HD), 44 (SD)
K+
(Vietnam) Channel 8 (HD)
Videocon D2H
(India) Channel 241 (SD)
Channel 242 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka) Channel 19 (SD)
Channel 79 (HD)
DishHD
(Taiwan) Channel 6320 (HD)
Cable
Cablelink
(Philippines) Channel 47
SkyCable
(Philippines) Channel 55 (Digital)
MyCATV Lucena
(Philippines) Channel 22
Taiwan CATV
(Taiwan) Channel 69
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines) Channel 52
VTVCab
(Vietnam) Channel 52
United Communication Service
(Bangladesh) Channel 12
Southern Networks
(Pakistan) Channel 46
HTVC
(Vietnam) Channel 60
SCTV
(Vietnam) Channel 54
DHA Teleman
(Pakistan) Channel 27
Hathway
(India) Channel 125
Island TV
(Addu City) Channel 18
Destiny Cable
(Philippines) Coming Soon
Digi Cable
(Hyderabad) Channel 200
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV
(Pakistan) Channel 72
PEO TV
(Sri Lanka) Channel 33
STAR Movies is an Asian movie channel owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels, subsidiaries of 21st Century Fox. Star Movies now has been rebranded to Fox Movies Premium on 1 January 2012, therefore affecting its broadcast areas, except in India, China, Vietnam, Middle East, Taiwan and the Philippines.[1]
 
History
STAR Movies was launched on 12 May 1993, replacing BBC World when it was removed from STAR TV because of political reasons. At that time, it screened both Hollywood and Chinese movies and catered to a pan-Asian audience split into two stations: STAR Movies (an English movie channel) and STAR Chinese Movies (a Hong Kong Cantonese & Mandarin (Taiwan & SE Asia) movie channel).
On 1 August 1994, STAR Movies launched a separate channel for viewers in the Persian Gulf region and India, followed by STAR Movies International.
It was launched on 31 March 1996 for viewers in Southeast Asia, Mainland China, East Asia countries. STAR Movies currently has five channels, STAR Movies Asia (in Southeast Asia and People's Republic of China), STAR Movies Taiwan in Taiwan, STAR Movies India, STAR Movies Middle East and STAR Movies Philippines.
STAR Movies Philippines was launched on 1 January 2010, its viewers there had previously seen STAR Movies International.
STAR Movies HD Asia was launched on 1 May 2010.
STAR Movies On Demand Asia was launched on 16 September 2010.
On January 1, 2012, STAR Movies was rebranded as Fox Movies Premium and available in Hong Kong and selected Southeast Asian countries. The STAR Movies brand retained in India, China, Vietnam, Middle East, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Overview
STAR Movies has first-run contracts for movies distributed by 20th Century Fox, Disney, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Studio Canal and sub-run contracts for movies from Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. for countries where STAR Movies is available. It also features movies from other movie distributors including: Lions Gate Entertainment, Summit Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. It is a Hollywood movie channel whose main competitor is HBO Asia. Its 2007 station idents (daytime and nighttime) were almost similar to that of Singapore's MediaCorp Channel 8's "red carpet" branding spot in 2009 to October 2011.
In addition to Hollywood movies, it also airs original series and miniseries, live events (such as the Academy Awards and selected UFC pay-per-views), live events, concerts, and award-winning documentaries (The same as Fox Movies Premium).
Rating System
STAR Movies shows their very own rating system similar to television rating systems, such as MTRCB of the Philippines. Star Movies' very own rating system is:
G: All ages are allowed to watch.
PG: All ages are allowed but Parental Guidance is advised for young viewers.
12: Only for persons over 12.
15: Only for persons over 15.
16: Only for persons over 16. May contain strong maturity.
18: Only for mature, contains strong content
Operating Channels
STAR Movies Asia
STAR Movies International was formerly transmitted in Southeast Asia and China. It was the only advertisement free version of STAR Movies. Also, unlike other versions of STAR Movies, this version also spends minimal time promoting its own upcoming movies. The channel does not air promotions of movies classified as unsuitable for people aged under eighteen, until 8 p.m Hanoi / 9 p.m Beijing.
Since the rebranding of STAR Movies to Fox Movies Premium and high subscription charges in Sri Lanka, STAR TV found it viable to officially replace the commercial-free Fox Movies Premium channel with the advert-supported Indian version of STAR Movies.
As of January 1, 2012, STAR Movies International (now STAR Movies Asia) is limited to subscribers in China and Vietnam due to the replacement of Fox Movies Premium in former countries. Since this time, the channel has got more local advertisements on the break.
STAR Movies India
STAR Movies India is transmitted in India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The channel has higher ratings in India than HBO South Asia, the only region where STAR Movies enjoys a lead in the viewer ratings. The channel is available on all DTH platforms across India and as part of the Star India bouquet. The programme "Hollywood Premiere" of this channel premieres the latest hollywood movies every weekend. This is the only beam that is managed by Star TV and not Fox International Channels.
STAR Movies Middle East
STAR Movies has an Arabic subtitled movie channel for viewers in the Middle East. Since the Middle East is a very culturally sensitive area, a lot of censorship is imposed on movies. Most of the movies aired on the channel are old, because the channel does not own the license to air newer productions to the region. As Pakistan is also a culturally sensitive country, STAR TV has replaced the Indian feed with the Middle East version there.
STAR Movies Taiwan
An advert-supported version of STAR Movies is targeted towards Taiwan specifically. It is the most localized version of STAR Movies, since most voice-overs in promotions for up-coming movies are in Mandarin Chinese. The channel also comes with Chinese subtitles.
STAR Movies Philippines

STAR Movies International began broadcasting to the Philippines on 30 November 2009 with local advertisements during and after the featured movie. The channel was simulcast with the Southeast Asia and China feed until 31 December 2009; a Philippines exclusive channel was launched on 1 January 2010.[3] It also has an English subtitle daily, but in selected film titles only. Unlike most feeds in Pan-Asian region, it has local commercials when the movie is taking a break.
STAR Movies HD
STAR Movies International official launched their own HD (High Definition) channel in Asia on May 1, 2012. This channel is now available in AsiaSat 5. It now shares the same schedule via regular STAR Movies International, but is different in advertisement (including their logo, with the HD mark at the upper right side of the screen). This channel is currently available in Taiwan and India only. Star Movies India, launched their HD feed along with STAR TV India HD channels on 15 October 2013
On July 15, 2011, STAR Movies HD Taiwan was officially launched separate from the Asian feed. However, the said channel features a different TV schedule from the regular STAR Movies Taiwan feed.
On January 1, 2012, STAR Movies HD was rebranded to Fox Movies Premium HD in selected Asian territories (but did not apply in Vietnam and China).
STAR Movies HD is now available in Sri Lanka through the Dialog TV Platform. This was launched officially on 17 June 2012.
STAR Movies Action
STAR Movies Action was formerly known as Fox Action Movies and was temporarily closed on May 11, 2013. Relaunched on June 2, 2013 as STAR Movies Action, the channel contains only action theme movies. This channel is available in India.
Programming
The following is a list of programs that had been shown on STAR Movies from past and present.
Happy Hour - STAR Movies Philippines only
Sweet Flicks - STAR Movies Philippines only
Monster Movie - STAR Movies Philippines only
Animation Blowout - STAR Movies Philippines only
Action Hall of Fame - STAR Movies Philippines only
Sunday Mega Movie - STAR Movies Philippines only
Movie of the Month- STAR Movies Philippines only
Academy Award
Best of the Festivals
Avengers (2012 film)
Da Vinci's Demons
Homeland (Current Season 3)
Neverland
Once Upon a Time
The Walking Dead (Current Season 4)
Titanic
Touch
Transporter: The Series
Treasure Island
True Justice
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Vip Access
World Without End
See also[edit]STAR World
STAR Sports
Fox Movies Premium
Fox Action Movies

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