RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network

Iflix hires RTL CBS Asia founder

Iflix has appointed the founding CEO of RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, Jonas Engwall, as its new head of Asia. Engwall (pictured) takes over from the emerging market SVOD service’s previous Asia boss, David Goldstein, who moves to a new role as non-executive chairman of Iflix Asia. He brings more than 14 years of broadcasting and […]

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 […]

X Factor UK to star for RTL CBS

Asian joint venture channel RTL CBS Entertainment HD has acquired exclusive local rights to The X Factor UK, marking the first time the ITV show has sold internationally. The original version of talent competition series, which comes from FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s SycoTV, will broadcast live in Asia in a 9.30am slot every Sunday and […]

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 […]

RTL CBS seals Extreme carriage deal

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network has struck a carriage deal with Telekom Malaysia for its Extreme channel, marking the general entertainment service’s entry into the country. The channel, a joint venture between US studio CBS and European media group RTL, has already rolled out on the telco’s IPTV service HyppTV. It is available free-to-view until […]

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 […]

CBS RTL joint venture signs Esguerra

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, the joint venture between the Europe-based RTL Group and CBS Studios International, has appointed Rene Esguerra as country head for the Phillipines. Reporting to Daniel Fung, executive VP of distribution, Esguerra’s work in the Phillipines will focus on maximising distribution and advertising revenue. His previous experience includes 17 years at […]

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 launch channels JV in Asia

European broadcaster RTL Group and distributor CBS Studios International are launching a pair of thematic channels in south east Asia. The nets, RTL CBS Entertainment and RTL CBS Extreme, will be operated by a new Singapore-based joint venture, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. This will comprise a local management team reporting into a board of […]