Style Net, History HD Japan-bound

First multichannel deals in Japan for Comcast, A&E

SINGAPORE -- Comcast International Media Group's the Style Network and A&E Television Networks' History HD announced their first multichannel carriage deals in Japan on Monday.

The Style Network also makes its Southeast Asia debut on Wednesday in a deal with Singapore's dominant pay TV platform, StarHub, said Christine Fellowes, CIMG's Asia-Pacific managing director.

The Japanese version of History HD is programmed and operated out of Japan by the History Channel Japan Corp, AETN's joint venture with local programmer Super-Network Inc.

In addition to local productions like "Project X," History HD channel will carry the shows "Cities of the Underworld," "The Universe" and "Ice Road Truckers," among others.

The Style Network will air flagship shows such as "Style Her Famous" with Jay Manuel and "Dress My Nest," hosted by Thom Filicia.