SPE Networks Asia: Channel ONE – Your Favourite SBS Television Shows Brought to Singapore
Singapore, 5 April 2011 – ONE, the first Asian general entertainment TV channel from SPE Networks – Asia (SPENA) and its high-definition feed ONE HD, have expanded their distribution to Singapore via StarHub TV.ONE and ONE HD will be available to StarHub TV customers from 9 April 2011 via channels 823 and 876 respectively in the Chinese Entertainment Basic Group.
With ONE and ONE HD, viewers in Singapore can enjoy the latest Korean dramas, some premiering within weeks of their debut broadcasts in South Korea. ONE is the first and exclusive destination of shows produced by SBS through its supply deal with the Seoul-based content supplier and broadcaster.
Apart from drama series, ONE and ONE HD promise to titillate audiences with the hippest K-pop variety, reality and music programmes.
To cater to audiences in Singapore, programmes on ONE and ONE HD will be subtitled in Chinese. In addition, viewers can watch a two-hour primetime programme dubbed in Mandarin.
ONE will be available to all StarHub TV customers via a free preview from 9 April to 6 May 2011.
ONE HD can be sampled by StarHub TV customers with the HD Interactive set-top box or HubStation HD from 9 April to 30 September 2011.
“We are confident ONE and ONE HD will be a hit in Singapore where Korean entertainment is massively popular. By offering the channel in Chinese and in HD format, our content will appeal to a large base of viewers here. With ONE HD already the No. 1 rated HD channel in Malaysia, we look forward to working with StarHub to replicate that success for ONE in Singapore,” said Mr Ricky Ow, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SPE Networks – Asia.
ONE’s thrust into Asian entertainment is a major milestone for SPENA, which has brought viewers the best in English general entertainment through its AXN, AXN Beyond and Sony Entertainment Television channels over the past 14 years.
ONE and SBS brought Korean movie and TV actor, Jang Hyuk, on a two-day tour of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in January to promote his new drama series, Midas. Jang Hyuk plays a lawyer caught up in the intrigues of the world of finance and powerful conglomerates in Korea. Viewers in Singapore will be able to catch Midas starting from 10 April on ONE and ONE HD.
Here are the shows you can expect to see on the upcoming cable channel ONE:
Dramas – Midas, 49 Days, It’s OK, Daddy’s Girl, I’m Legend
Variety Shows – Star King, Family Comes Here, Strong Heart, Running Man, Heroes
Concerts and Music Shows – SBS Inkigayo, Kim Jung Eun’s Chocolate
ONE is the first Asian entertainment linear channel from SPE Networks – Asia, the broadcaster of Asia’s leading cable channels AXN, AXN HD, Animax, Sony Entertainment Television, AXN Beyond and AXN Beyond HD.
Wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ONE was launched on 1 October 2010, dedicated to bringing the best of Asian general entertainment, with an emphasis on prime Korean content, first and exclusively to all pan- Asia viewers.
ONE showcases the latest Korean dramas, with selected titles premiering within weeks of their debut broadcasts in Korea on an exclusive and first-run basis. Viewers can catch the biggest stars and hottest names in Korean entertainment, from young and trendy idol dramas to highly popular soap operas. The programming line-up also includes the most current K-pop variety, reality and music programmes.
ONE HD is the high definition feed of the ONE channel.
Further information on the channels is available on www.onetvasia.com.