KC GLOBAL MEDIA EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION IN CAMBODIA, MALAYSIA AND THE PHILIPPINESJune 10, 2021 2:23 pm
SINGAPORE, 10 JUNE 2021– KC Global Media Asia (KCGM Asia), the network that owns and operates pay-TV channels AXN, Animax, ONE and GEM, expands in Southeast Asia via new carriages in three territories: Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
In Cambodia, subscribers of regional video streaming service provider WeWatch can now enjoy the best of both English and Japanese entertainment following the launch last June 1 of English-language general entertainment network AXN, as well as anime channel Animax and Japanese entertainment channel GEM.
In the Philippines, anime fans are now able to stream full episodes of select Animax titles on TrueID Philippines, an offshoot of Thailand’s leading digital lifestyle app and a new player in the Philippine market.
Meanwhile, the Philippines’ premier DTH satellite provider Cignal completed their bouquet of KCGM Asia Channels with the launch of GEM last April 5. Subscribers of Postpaid Plan 290 and up and Prepaid Load 300 and up can now watch the best of Japanese entertainment on GEM on Ch 173.
Fans of Japanese entertainment in Malaysia can similarly look forward to the imminent launch of GEM in the country via Sirius, a new local satellite player providing DTH services. More details surrounding the launch will be shared by KCGM Asia in the coming weeks.
Avani Bhanchawat, Vice President and Head of Revenue at KCGM Asia, says about the expansion, “AXN has always been an undisputed leader in the English general entertainment scene, while, with the substantial appetite and noise around Asian content in the region, Animax and GEM have also become preferred destinations for anime and Japanese content respectively. We are delighted to be able to offer audiences in Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines even more ways to access and enjoy the varied, fresh and top-quality entertainment offered by each of our premium channels.”
Featuring top-rated drama series, reality programs and groundbreaking Original Productions, AXN is the leading English general entertainment channel in Asia. Ongoing titles include the latest seasons of The Blacklist, airing within 12 hours of its US telecast every Thursday at 10.40PM (9.40PM JKT/BKK) and The Rookie every Wednesday at 9.45PM (8.45PM JKT/BKK), as well as the very timely medical drama Nurses, airing every Tuesday at 9.45PM (8.45PM JKT/BKK).
Animax continues to be the leading destination for anime across a variety of genres, home to the latest blockbuster anime as well as well-loved classics. Among the many hit series that became available on TrueID Philippines starting April 1 are The Seven Deadly Sins -Imperial Wrath of the Gods-, One Punch Man and Cells at Work!. Ongoing titles on air include I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, airing every Sunday at 7PM (6PM JKT/BKK), within 12 hours of its Japan telecast.
GEM offers an expanded roster of fresh-run and exclusive dramas, as well as variety entertainment shows from leading Japanese studios. Ongoing titles include Nemesis starring Sho Sakurai of ARASHI and Suzu Hirose, airing within the same week as Japan, every Saturday at 8.40PM (7.40PM JKT/BKK) as well as Medical Team Lady da Vinci’s Diagnosis airing every Thursday and Friday at 8.45PM (7.45PM JKT/BKK).
AXN features exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and groundbreaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, and all delivered close to U.S telecasts. From SEAL Team and MacGyver, to The Amazing Race Asia and Asia’s Got Talent, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action. In Asia, AXN is enjoyed in 38 million households across 17 territories and is available in both SD and HD.
For more information on AXN, visit www.axn-asia.com or follow AXN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok at @AXNAsia.
Animax is Asia’s leading destination for Japanese anime and offers a wide variety of programmes from popular genres such as action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life. Home to some of the biggest anime titles, which are simulcast with Japan, Animax entertains hardcore fans in 45 million homes across 16 territories in Asia. Hit series include Fairy Tail, Cells at Work!, My Hero Academia, One Punch Man and The Seven Deadly Sins. In Malaysia, Animax is also available on Astro’s SVOD service.
For more information on Animax, visit www.animax-asia.com or follow Animax on Facebook and Twitter at @AnimaxAsiaTV and YouTube at @AnimaxAsia.
GEM – your preferred destination for the best of Japanese entertainment. With an expanded curation of Japanese content, the channel features first-run and exclusive dramas and variety entertainment shows from Japan. This includes selected prime time dramas airing same time and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan. Other special programs include a local GEM audition for the Japanese variety show – ‘I Can Sing in Japanese!’ and the live broadcast of the music festival ‘THE MUSIC DAY’ with performances by Hey! Say! JUMP in Hong Kong beamed live.
For more information on GEM, visit www.gemtvasia.com or follow GEM on Facebook and Twitter at @GEMTVAsia.
About KC Global Media Asia
KC Global Media Entertainment LLC is a global multi-media company based in the United States. The brainchild of former Sony Executives Andy Kaplan and George Chien, KC Global Media Asia (KCGM Asia) is primed to be Asia’s leading entertainment hub through the production, distribution and programming of quality, ground-breaking content. Backed by more than two decades of industry experience, KCGM Asia boasts an impressive portfolio of premium pay-TV channels in South-East Asia and Korea, including English-language general entertainment network AXN, anime channel Animax, South Korea’s ONE and Japanese entertainment channel GEM. By combining award-winning and well-loved entertainment formats with extensive knowledge and insight of the Asia Pacific market, KCGM Asia is paving the way for a new standard of entertainment in Asia and beyond.
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