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Comedy Central expands Asia-Pacific footprint

Comedy Central Asia has extended its regional distribution, with the channel now being added to i-CABLE in Hong Kong, Transvision and Matrix in Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands on Sky Pacific in Fiji, PNCC in Palau and Digicel in Tonga.

With these new distribution announcements, Comedy Central is now available in 15 Asian markets via 39 providers across Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Tonga.

Last week, the channel announced its availability on HyppTV’s IPTV service in Malaysia, which makes Comedy Central Asia the only English entertainment channel to be across all nationwide subscription TV platforms in Singapore and in Malaysia, TV Asia Pacific reports.

“In just under two years, we have launched Comedy Central Asia across 15 markets via 39 providers. This is a phenomenal progress and speaks to Asian fans and operators’ desire for great comedy content. Comedy Central Asia has become our fastest growing brand both globally and in Asia. We expect to see the channel ‘laughing’ its way into more Asian markets,” said Mark Whitehead, the executive VP and managing director of Viacom International Media Networks Asia.