Sony Pictures TV secures carriage on Indonesia’s IPTV platform Groovia

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, has debuted ‘One’ in Indonesia via the market’s first Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platform, Groovia, by TelkomVision.Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, has debuted ‘One’ in Indonesia via the market’s first Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platform, Groovia, by TelkomVision.
Also launching on the maiden IPTV service are the company’s Sony Entertainment Television, AXN and AXN Beyond channels.

Sony Entertainment Television is a new addition, while AXN and AXN Beyond expand on their existing carriage on TelkomVision’s cable and satellite pay-TV platforms. 
‘One’ debuts in Indonesia following launches in Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia. One offers viewers in Indonesia some of the latest Korean drama series, with selected titles premiering three to five weeks after their debut broadcasts in South Korea.
In addition, the channel serves up the hippest K-pop variety and music programmes to entertain audiences. ‘One’ is the exclusive destination of programmes produced by South Korean content supplier and broadcaster SBS through an output deal.

Also fresh for TelkomVision customers is Sony Entertainment
Television, the female-skewing English network serving up ‘wickedly juicy TV’. The channel’s line-up includes first-run US hit drama, reality and variety shows in the genres of fashion, lifestyle, design, food, romance and celebrity gossip.

Already on TelkomVision’s cable and satellite TV service, AXN and AXN Beyond channels have also become available on Groovia. The heart of action and adventure, AXN is the region’s leading English general entertainment channel offering hit drama series, movies, and reality shows along with AXN original productions.

AXN Beyond offers content ranging from fantasy, comedy, suspense, romance, science fiction, drama to reality. In addition to first-run American shows, viewers can enjoy British programmes on the network.

Sony Pictures Television senior VP, GM Networks, Asia Ricky Ow said, “The debut of IPTV in the fast growing Indonesian pay-TV market is a milestone and we are proud to be providing some of the first channels on the new platform. The emergence of new pay-TV offerings will expand the audience and that bodes well for the industry. We expect Groovia to take off well and are confident our channels will be a draw to subscribers. We look forward to furthering our excellent relationship with TelkomVision to greater success”.

TelkomVision is the only operator with cable, satellite and IPTV pay-TV services in Indonesia that Sony Pictures Television’s networks, in Asia have carriage agreements with, and its cable and satellite services are available to some 250,000 subscribers across the country.

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