Discovery, TFN ink deal

Taiwan network picks up four specialty channels

HONG KONG -- Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has struck a deal with Taiwanese cable TV operator Taiwan Fixed Network to carry four of its specialty nonfiction channels.

The foursome, available at NT$200 ($6.08) per month, comprises Discovery HD, Discovery Science, Discovery Home & Health and Discovery Turbo.

TFN is part of the newly configured TWM Broadband, which describes itself as an all-new brand that integrates the resources of TFN, TFN Media, including its cable TV operator subsidiaries, and Taiwan Mobile.

"We have aggressively expanded the entertainment portion of our business and have become the leader of digital convergence in Taiwan," said Harvey Chang, president and CEO of TWN Broadband.