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SingTel mio TV launches seven Turner channels

- Free preview for all customers until March -

SINGAPORE (January 6, 2015) – SingTel mio TV and Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. have announced a carriage deal for seven Turner channels to be made available on the SingTel mio TV platform from January 6.  

The Turner channels that will be available on the SingTel mio TV platform include:

·         CNN International, Asia Pacific’s undisputed number one international news brand[1], and companion network HLN.

·         The region’s leading kids brand bouquet[2] featuring Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

·         Special-interest entertainment channels truTV and Turner Classic Movies.

·         Newly-launched Korean entertainment channel, Oh!K[3].

·         Super-charged kids’ animation channel Toonami will be available from the end of January.

·         WarnerTV, Singapore’s leading international general entertainment channel[4], will launch on the platform at a later date.

Ricky Ow, Turner International Asia Pacific’s President, said: “With this new partnership with SingTel, our portfolio of leading TV brands is now available in all Singapore pay-TV households. Singaporeans have enjoyed our brands and content for years, so we are excited to offer our channels to an even bigger audience.”

Mr Goh Seow Eng, MD of TV, SingTel, said, “These channels are a much anticipated addition to mio TV’s news, kids and entertainment categories. Our customers will undoubtedly enjoy the wider selection of programmes. To offer our customers a glimpse of the new programming, we are pleased to offer a free preview of all the new channels from today until March 5.”

The free preview will be made available to all mio TV customers. Subscription information will be available at a later date.

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[1] Source: Ipsos Affluent Survey Asia Pacific, Q3 2013 – Q2 2014

[2] Across 10 people meter markets in APAC, Turner Kids is No. 1 in terms of average unduplicated month cumulative reach for 2014 for the following demos: Total People, Kids 4-14, Adults 15+, Mothers 20-44 with kids. Data source: OzTAM STV overnights (AU), Kantar Media (SG, PH National), Nielsen (TW, MY, TH, KR), TAM Media Research (IN), MediaLogic (PK), Video Research Bi-monthly viewership survey (JP). Reach refers to viewing for at least one minute.

[3] Oh!K will be available with separate Mandarin and Malay audio feeds.

[4] Warner TV finished 2014 as Singapore’s No. 1 English Entertainment Package channel on pay-TV with a 19.3% category share, led the next channel by 44% in terms of ratings among Cable 4+. Data source: Kantar Media Singapore. Included rated English Entertainment Package channels only.

 

Media enquiries:

Gregory Ho, Turner International Asia Pacific

Gregory.Ho@turner.com +852 3128-3536

James Moore, Turner International Asia Pacific

James.Moore@turner.com +852 3128-3720

Tricia Lee, SingTel

tricialee@singtel.com +65 6838 3065

 

About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. In the region, Turner runs 46 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, WarnerTV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV and TABI Channel. In India, Turner also manages advertising sales and distribution for HBO, and distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits HD. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is a Time Warner company and is an affiliated company of Turner International Asia Pacific Limited.

About SingTel mio TV

SingTel mio TV is a Pay-TV service that lets you enjoy world-class entertainment in the comfort of your home or on the go. Our subscribers enjoy excellent picture quality and sound, innovative features that complement their viewing experience, and an extraordinary array of HD channels, programmes, movies and on-demand content. Packed with hours of entertainment for everyone in the family, the content can also be enjoyed anytime and anywhere with the mio TV GO app for mobile devices.