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A+E finalises program licensing deals in Asia

In a boost for its global ambitions, international media content company A+E Networks has finalised licensing agreements with broadcasters in Asia for a number of series and specials.

The new deals encompass the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand among other countries and will complement what the company says are “soaring” sales in a “vital market.”

Ling-Sze Gan, senior director, International Content Sales Asia, for A+E Networks, said,“We have a fantastic library of high quality content and broadcasters are hungry for more.”

In the Philippines, Lifestyle Network has picked up 24 Hour Catwalk, Celebrity House Hunting, The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet and few other more. OKTO in Singapore has acquired Hidden Cities, Stan Lee’s Superhumans, and Modern Marvels.

In Malaysia, TV Alhijra will screen Disaster Guy and Hidden Cities, while in neighboring Indonesia B Channel has acquired IRT Deadliest Roads and Top Shot. Meanwhile, Thai PBS has licenced Hidden Cities, The Universe, and a selection of HISTORY specials including Titanic Mystery Solved.

South Korea’s TV Chosun has renewed its output deal, which will include Invention USA, Stan Lee’s Superhumans, as well as various HISTORY specials such as Secret Access:The Vatican.