'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to Air Across Asia

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Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and The Philippines among the countries to receive same-day telecasts of the Emmy award-winning talk show

Lifetime Asia has secured the rights to air The Ellen DeGeneres Show across a number of Asian countries.  

Now into its 12th season,  Ellen is set to have a same-day telecast as the U.S. in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Macau, Myanmar, PNG, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. The show will premiere on Oct. 20 and be shown weekdays at 8 p.m. (Hong Kong, Singapore) on Lifetime Asia.

Michele Schofield, senior vp of programming and marketing at A+E Networks Asia said:  "We are hugely excited to bring Ellen to Lifetime in Asia and we strongly believe we add value by broadcasting the show in less than 24 hours from the US premiere. Ellen is such a topical show; we're excited to give our viewers the same opportunities to share in the water cooler conversation."

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