SPT Asia signs deal with pay-TV platform in Philippines

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia has signed an agreement with Sky Cable Corporation to expand carriage of AXN and beTV to the Destiny Cable pay-TV platform in the Philippines.

Both channels are located on Destiny Cable‘s basic tier of channels, which are available to its widest base of subscribers. Destiny Cable customers can now enjoy AXN and beTV on channels 61 and 62 respectively.

"The Philippines is a key market where we continue to invest and hope to entertain even greater audiences by expanding AXN and beTV‘s reach to the country‘s second most subscribed to pay-TV platform, Destiny Cable. Our expanded partnership with Sky Cable Corporation provides even more viewers with access to our high-quality programming," said SPT Networks, Asia EVP and GM Ricky Ow.

With the launch of AXN and beTV on Destiny Cable, SPT Networks, Asia claims that all its channels are now available on every pay-TV platform in Metro Manila and on all major systems in the country.

"We are excited about this new agreement with SPT Networks, one of the producers of top-quality shows in the world. Our relationship with them has truly grown even further through the years. Our growing client base in the Philippines will surely be elated as well since they would be the beneficiaries of these exciting entertainment packages. Subscribers are assured of up-to-date viewing of popular shows that are currently being aired in the United States," said Destiny Cable GM Jon Arayata.

Delivering first run, exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster movies, adventure and competitive reality programs from around the world, as well as localized original productions, AXN remains the No.1 rated English GE channel in the Philippines .

beTV is Asia‘s new entertainment hangout for the best of TV. With first and exclusive, award-winning new and returning hit drama, comedy, mystery and lifestyle shows, beTV is a broad GE channel which is female skewing, with a core audience of 18-34 years old.

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