AXN HD launches in Southeast Asia

MUMBAI: AXN will launch in high definition in Southeast Asia from May 2010.
AXN HD has already secured carriage on two major platforms in Southeast Asia, with the deals and launch details to be announced soon.

Wholly-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and operated by SPE Networks – Asia, AXN HD’s debut in Southeast Asia follows the successful launch of the HD channel in South Korea in March 2009.

In South Korea, AXN HD is available on DTH platform SkyLife as well as all three IPTV platforms – Korea Telecom’s Qook TV, LG Dacom’s myLGtv and SK Broadband’s broad&tv.
SPE Networks – Asia senior VP, GM Ricky Ow says, “With the HD wave gathering momentum in Southeast Asia, and the rewarding results we received in Korea, we believe the time is right to expand AXN HD’s presence in this region. Besides the two major platform deals, we are also negotiating for additional carriage so that more viewers will get to experience AXN’s brand of high impact action and top-notch entertainment in the best visual quality”.

Viewers can expect to see shows like NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY and CSI: Miami.

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