Website: Rapid TV News
Action/adventure channel AXN will launch a high-definition version in south-east Asia from May.
Carriage on two unnamed platforms has already been secured.
SPE Networks is rolling out the HDTV version in south-east Asia following its launch in South Korea in March 2009.
In South Korea, AXN HD is available on DTH platform, SkyLife, as well as all three IPTV platforms – Korea Telecom’s Qook TV, LG Dacom’s myLGtv and SK Broadband’s broad&tv.
Ricky Ow, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SPE Networks, Asia, said: “With the HD wave gathering momentum in Southeast Asia, and the rewarding results we received in Korea, we believe the time is right to expand AXN HD’s presence in this region.
“Besides the two major platform deals, we are also negotiating for additional carriage so that more viewers will get to experience AXN’s brand of high impact action and top-notch entertainment in the best visual quality.”
AXN HD’s programming includes NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI, CSI: NY and CSI: Miami.
The AXN brand was started by SPE in Asia before expanding to Latin America and Europe.