BVITV-AP signs first ever deal with Metro TV Indonesia for ABC News Programming

MUMBAI: Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific (BVITV-AP) today announced its first ever deal with Indonesia's only dedicated terrestrial news channel, Media Televisi Indonesia (Metro TV), for ABC News Programming. It is the first time that viewers in Indonesia will have access to exclusive ABC News Programming, which started last month.

Under this new agreement, ABC News, where more Americans get their news than from any other source, will provide breaking news programming and reports including award winning and acclaimed news magazines 20/20 and Primetime as well in-depth ABC specials such as Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People.

"We are thrilled to be bringing ABC's enviable world-class news programming for the first time to Indonesia. The ABC News portfolio will offer Metro TV a constantly updated resource of premium in-depth, quality news and interviews for their distinguished viewers and we look forward to our new collaboration with them," said BVITV-AP senior vice president and managing director Steve Macallister.

"ABC News embraces this ground-breaking opportunity to offer our top-rated programs in Indonesia. We are dedicated to expanding our reach and making our quality content available across the globe," said ABC News Digital Media Group senior vice president and general manager Bernard Gershon.

"Metro TV is very happy to have this cooperation with ABC News, this will add quality content to our International News programs," said Metro TV director of programming and development Zsa Zsa Yusharyahya.

Metro TV is Indonesia's exclusive free-to-air news channel offering local and international headline news and comprehensive news programming in all fields from politics to business to art and culture in a quick, credible and reliable way for local and international viewers.

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