RTL CBS Entertainment Channel Launches in the Philippines

"Under the Dome"

Carried by Philippine provider Sky Cable, the channel features content including "The X Factor USA" and "America’s Got Talent," along with dramas such as "Elementary" and the upcoming "Under the Dome."

Sky Cable Corporation and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network have signed a deal to bring the recently launched RTL CBS Entertainment HD channel to the Philippines.

The channel features a wide range of content, including shows The X Factor USA, America’s Got Talent, Entertainment Tonight, along with popular U.S. drama series, such as Elementary and the upcoming Under the Dome.

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Sky Cable is the largest digital cable TV provider in the Philippines. RTL CBS Entertainment HD will be available as an a-la-carte option or as part of the company’s various packages.

"The addition of RTL-CBS Entertainment HD to Sky Cable's widest and still-growing channel lineup goes hand in hand with our mission to provide every Filipino family with quality entertainment. We are excited and honored to be the first cable TV provider in the country to offer this world-class channel," said Ray Montinola, COO of Sky Cable, in a statement.

The Philippines is the fourth market to launch the channel -- following Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore -- since it began broadcasting in September.

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“RTL CBS Entertainment HD has received an extremely enthusiastic reception from all operators across the region and initial audience feedback has been very encouraging,” said Jonas Engwall, CEO of RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “We are delighted to bring the channel to Filipino viewers through our partner Sky Cable. The Philippines is a significant market where viewers of all ages value high quality content.”

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network was formed in August, bringing together Europe's RTL Group and CBS Studios International. The venture plans to distribute its two new channels -- RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD -- in more than 20 Asian markets.