Jonas Engwall

Bradley Cooper drama goes day-and-date in Asia

The upcoming CBS drama Limitless is heading day-and-date into Asia via RTL CBS Entertainment HD. The Bradley Cooper-produced high-concept show will launch on the RTL CBS Asia Entertainment-owned channel on September 23 in a 9pm slot, which is within 12 hours of its US debut on broadcast channel CBS. RTL CBS struck the deal with […]

News brief: RTL CBS launch new channel feed

The RTL CBS Entertainment joint venture has launched a dedicated channel feed in the Philippines. The RTL CBS general entertainment channel rolled out in the country last year and will now have a localised feed. “The Philippines is an important market for our network.  The dedicated feed allows for better customisation and localisation and the […]

House of Cards 3 launching in Asia same day as US

The latest season of Netflix original series House of Cards will launch on the RTL CBS Asia Entertainment HD channel on the same day as in the US. All thirteen instalments of season three of the Kevin Spacey political drama launch on Netflix on February 28. RTL CBS Asia has taken regional rights and will […]

RTL CBS channels secure StarHub deal

The RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD channels will launch on Singaporean pay TV platform StarHub later this month. The pair of channels, which are operated by the RTL and CBS joint venture RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, will roll out on StarHub on May 26. The RTL CBS Entertainment channel will […]

CBS, RTL get Extreme in Asia

The RTL and CBS joint venture channels business has launched its second thematic channel in Asia. Male-skewed RTL CBS Extreme HD has been handed a slot on Singaporean pay TV platform SingTel mio TV and will launch on March 27. The network will be the exclusive local home of UKTV original Dynamo: Magician Impossible and Red […]

RTL CBS hires programming, sales chiefs

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network has hired programming and sales bosses, including one from Asian entertainment company Celestial Pictures. Jennifer Batty has become executive VP, programming and Daniel Fung EVP, distribution at the CBS and RTL joint venture business. Batty (pictured left) was most recently a consultant at RTL in Asia, where she helped to […]

Red hot channels in Asia

Asian pay TV is growing at a fast clip with subscriber numbers on the rise and revenues from linear and new digital services growing. The numbers are not lost on the international media giants operating channels and services from the likes of A+E, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, Fox, Sony and Turner are all well established in […]

RTL-CBS entertainment channel to launch in Philippines

Philippines-based SKY Cable Corporation is the latest Asian platform to add the new CBS RTL Entertainment channel to its offering. The HD channel is now available à la carte and as part of the SKYcable Silver, Gold, Dual Def499 and TitaniumHD40 packages. RTL and CBS’s joint venture channel is now in four Asian markets, having […]

RTL CBS appoints Asia boss

RTL and CBS have appointed Jonas Engwall CEO of their joint venture pay channels operation in Asia. Engwall will run he JV from Singapore where as he has been based since January as senior VP, RTL Group Asia. Prior to the Singapore move, he has been in various strategy roles at Luxembourg-based broadcast group RTL. […]