Indra Suharjono

News brief: Viacom poaches Fox exec for Comedy Central Asia

Viacom International Media Networks in Asia has recruited Paras Sharma as vice president, MTV, Comedy Central and digital media. Sharma joins from Fox International Channels where he was VP and worked across the channel operator’s services throughout Asia. Starting in mid-March, he will replace Sian Ju Tan who is leaving VIMN after almost two decades. […]

New launch for MTV China

MTV China, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. have all launched in Hong Kong on TVB’s pay TV platform. The channels, which are part of the Viacom International Media Networks stable, rolled out on TVB on November 1. “We are delighted to add a new carriage partner in TVB Pay Network Vision, and to see the expansion […]

New Comedy Central, MTV and Nick Jr. launches in Malaysia

Viacom is launching its Comedy Central Asia, MTV Live and Nick Jr. channels on ABNxcess, the fledgling Malaysian pay TV channel. The trio of channels will roll out tomorrow, July 9. VIMN Asia’s executive VP and managing director, Indra Suharjono said: “We are pleased to be part of ABN’s official debut in the Malaysian pay-TV […]

Comedy Central hits 15 platforms in Asia

Viacom-owned channel Comedy Central is now on 15 platforms across Asia after launching on services in Malaysia and the Philippines. Comedy Central Asia has gone live on ASTRO’s B.yond IPTV service in Malaysia via the Maxis Home Fibre Internet package, and on SKYcable and Cignal Digital TV in the Philippines. Next month, it will also […]