Sundance Channel expands Asian presence

Ahead of the company’s participation at this week’s Asia Pacific Pay-TV Operators Summit, AMC/Sundance Channel Global has announced new distribution deals across Asia and a slew of new programming acquisitions for Sundance Channel and WE tv.  The company has expanded carriage in South Korea and Taiwan with new distribution partners.  Additionally, Sundance Channel and WE tv have acquired the rights to a wide range of new productions and acclaimed series to debut in 2012 and 2013 across Europe and Asia.

Bruce Tuchman, AMC/Sundance Channel Global President, stated, “It is thrilling to expand our carriage in South Korea and Taiwan– high growth markets critical not only to the value of our business in Asia but throughout the globe as well.”   He continued, “We look forward to bringing more universally acclaimed, hit and premiere content to existing partners and new clients while also giving them the opportunity to optimise programming for multi-platform distribution.”

In South Korea, Sundance Channel will launch on SK broadband as a 24/7 HD linear IPTV offering with Korean subtitles.  This launch marks the third of South Korea’s major platform to carry Sundance Channel in Korea, alongside SkyLife and KT.  In Taiwan, WE tv, the women’s lifestyle network, will launch on Vee Time’s IPTV platform Vee TV as a 24/7 HD/SD linear offering with Mandarin subtitles.  This also represents the third of Taiwan’s key local platforms to carry the channel following deals with the IPTV provider Chunghwa Telecom and DishHD’s DTH system in Taiwan.

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