TURNER LAUNCHES FIVE CHANNELS ON AIS PLATFORMS IN THAILAND
Friday, April 1, 2016
Warner TV, World Heritage Channel, HLN, Boomerang and Toonami debut on Thai telecommunications platform with linear TV and catch-up content
BANGKOK, THAILAND (April 1, 2016) – AIS, Thailand’s leading mobile operator, will carry five Turner channels on its Playbox OTT service and Play mobile app from today (April 1). Almost 40 million AIS mobile subscribers are now able to live stream the five linear channels as well as watch catch-up content from Warner TV, World Heritage Channel, HLN, Boomerang and Toonami.
The two kids’ channels, Boomerang and Toonami, are packaged with an AIS mobile subscription and available to all existing subscribers, while Warner TV, World Heritage Channel and HLN are accessible with an additional fee or as part of a bundle package for selected accounts. All channels are available to all for a 3-month trial period as part of a launch promotion.
Phil Nelson, Managing Director of Turner in Southeast Asia, said: “AIS subscribers can now tap into an impressive slate of video entertainment from Turner’s diverse portfolio, across a wide range of programming genres. Boomerang and Toonami are already Thailand’s top-two kids’ channels so it’s fantastic to work with AIS to offer the brands to an even wider audience, on-the-go, via their mobile devices.”
He continued: “Warner TV – with its unrivalled line-up of superhero series, comedies, Hollywood blockbusters and action shows – will complete the content offering along with news service HLN and documentary channel World Heritage Channel.”
Turner is the first international broadcaster to offer content on the AIS platforms and the five brands are also the first premium pay-TV channels to launch. In addition, this is the first time that HLN and World Heritage Channel brands have been made available on any platform in Thailand.
Suvit Arayavilaipong, SVP – Product Management of AIS added: “AIS turns mobile devices into much more than just a tool for making and receiving voice calls. With a variety of quality entertainment and productivity applications and digital content, and through the AIS PLAYBOX and the AIS PLAY app, we bring you a whole new world-class entertainment experience of movies, TV series and shows.”
The AIS PLAY app is available to AIS customers in Thailand via the App Store and Play Store. AIS Customers can access live content from 100 different channels as well as countless hours of video on demand.
The AIS PLAYBOX is an IPTV set-top box service that offers both linear TV and video on demand, effectively converting a conventional TV set to a smart TV via the AIS Fibre network. Customers can access additional content from partners such as CTH and HOOQ.
For media enquiries, contact:
Director of Communications, Turner Asia Pacific
+852 3128 3720, James.Moore@turner.com
Public Relations Specialist, AIS
About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. In the region, Turner runs 64 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV, TABI Channel and HBO in South Asia. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turner, a Time Warner company.
About AIS / AWN
Advanced Wireless Network Company Limited (AWN) is a provider of telecommunications services, telecommunications network and computer systems. The company is licensed by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). AWN was founded on September 2nd, 2005 with the current paid up capital of 350 million Baht. “AWN is a subsidiary company of Advanced Info Service Public Limited Company or AIS (shareholding of 99.99 percent).” AWN’s business goal is to meet the ever-increasing demands of customers in telecommunications services including providing new services to meet the telecommunications business’ needs.
AWN’s main business practice is based on fairness, corporate governance and social responsibility. AWN has been authorized licenses from NTC and NBTC. At present, AWN offers both wired and wireless network services and currently in the service expansion phase (Growth stage). AWN will continue to expand its wired and wireless network services as well as other services under licenses to support high speed communications which will allow customers to access services faster and more convenient with variety of platforms in the future.