THE PHILIPPINES, 31 AUGUST 2018 – HBO Original Films’ MY DINNER WITH HERVE, starring Golden Globe® and Primetime Emmy® winner Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades franchise; The Fall) willdebut same time as the U.S. on Sunday, October 21 at 8am, with a same day encore at 11pm, exclusively on HBO GO and HBO.

 

Inspired by a real story, MY DINNER WITH HERVE explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world’s most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor, as it unfolds over one wild night in LA – an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both. The film also stars: Golden Globe® nominee Mireille Enos (Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot; The Killing) as Hervé’s longtime girlfriend, Kathy Self; Harriet Walter (Succession; The Crown) as Danny’s newspaper editor, Fiona Baskin; Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones; Black Mirror) as Danny’s girlfriend, Katie Nielson; with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Darkest Hour; Billions) as Villechaize’s longtime agent, Marty Rothstein; and Oscar® nominee Andy García  (Mama Mia! Here We Go Again; Ocean’s Eleven) as Ricardo Montalbán, Villechaize’s “Fantasy Island” co-star. Directed by Sacha Gervasi (November Criminals; Hitchcock), with a screenplay by Gervasi and story by Gervasi & Sean Macaulay (Eddie the Eagle; Hitchcock), the film is executive produced by Steven Zaillian(The Night Of; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Richard Middleton (Sicario: Day of the Soldado; The 5th Wave), Oscar® nominee Ross Katz(Taking Chance; Lost In Translation), Jessica de Rothschild (November Criminals; Reflections on Hollywood), Sacha Gervasi and Peter Dinklage. Primetime Emmy® nominee Garrett Basch (Red Sparrow; The Night Of) and David Ginsberg (I Think We’re Alone Now; Get Low)serve as co-executive producers.

 

Watch the new trailer here: https://youtu.be/KG2WgNmHpVM

 


 About HBO ASIA

Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and DreamWorks Animation. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. Wholly owned by HBO (a Time Warner company), HBO Asia reaches 23 territories across Asia with five 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits and Cinemax; an Asian movie channel, Red by HBO; internet streaming platform, HBO GO; subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, HBO On Demand; and a branded SVOD service in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst channel in the region. Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information.

 

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Starring Academy Award® Winner Mahershala Ali, The New Season Debuts in 2019.

 

Watch the first trailer here.

 

The third season of the show tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali stars as Wayne Hayes, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff also star. Created by Nic Pizzolatto. Debuts in 2019.

 


 About HBO ASIA

Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and DreamWorks Animation. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. Wholly owned by HBO (a Time Warner company), HBO Asia reaches 23 territories across Asia with five 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits and Cinemax; an Asian movie channel, Red by HBO; internet streaming platform, HBO GO; subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, HBO On Demand; and a branded SVOD service in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst channel in the region. Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information.

 

HBO and Home Box Office are trademarks of Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission

 

 

HBO received 108 Primetime Emmy® nominations for the upcoming 70th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.

 

GAME OF THRONES received 22 nominations, the most of any program, while WESTWORLD received 21 nominations, BARRY received 13 nominations and SILICON VALLEY received 7 nominations. Catch up on the HBO’s Emmy®-nominated programs streaming on HBO GO.

 

HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include:

 

  • 22 nominations for GAME OF THRONES including Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Jeremy Podeswa, Alan Taylor) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss).

Watch the marathon of GAME OF THRONES Season 7 on the weekend of 28 and 29 July from 10am on HBO SIGNATURE. The entire series is also streaming on HBO GO.

 

  • 21 nominations for WESTWORLD including Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Thandie Newton) and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Jimmi Simpson).

Don’t miss the marathon of WESTWORLD Season 2 on the weekend of 21 and 22 July from 10am on HBO SIGNATURE. The entire series is also streaming on HBO GO.

 

  • 13 nominations for BARRY including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Henry Winkler), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Bill Hader) and 2 for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Bill Hader; Liz Sarnoff).

BARRY repeats on Monday, 16 July at 12.35am on HBO SIGNATURE. Stream the entire series anytime anywhere on HBO GO

 

  • 7 nominations for SILICON VALLEY including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Mike Judge) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg).

Catch the encore telecast of SILICON VALLEY Season 5 on Monday, 15 July at 12.05am on HBO SIGNATURE. All seasons 1 to 5 are also available for streaming anytime anywhere on HBO GO.

 

  • 5 nominations for FAHRENHEIT 451 including Outstanding Television Movie.

Watch the encore telecast of FAHRENHEIT 451 on Friday, 13 July at 10pm on HBO SIGNATURE or stream it anytime anywhere on HBO GO

 

  • 4 nominations for CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Larry David) and 2 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Bryan Cranston, Lin-Manuel Miranda).

Catch the marathon of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Season 9 on Saturday, 14 July from 10am on HBO SIGNATURE. The entire series is also streaming on HBO GO.

 

  • 3 nominations for THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program (Judd Apatow).

THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING premieres Wednesday, 1 August at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO.

  • 2 nominations for INSECURE including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Issa Rae).

Stream both seasons 1 and 2 of INSECURE on HBO GO. The brand new season of the series will premiere same time as the U.S. this 13 August at 10.30am on HBO GO and HBO.

  • 2 nominations for PATERNO including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (Barry Levinson).

Catch the repeat of PATERNO on Wednesday, 18 July at 8.15pm on HBO SIGNATURE or stream it anytime anywhere on HBO GO.

  • 2 nominations for THE TALE including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Laura Dern).

The Tale repeats on Saturday, 14 July at 11.55pm on HBO SIGNATURE. Stream the film anytime anywhere on HBO GO.

Other HBO nominees include BALLERS, THE DEFIANT ONES, THE MAGICAL WAND CHASE: A SESAME STREET SPECIAL, TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, MICHELLE WOLF: NICE LADY, NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA UNITES FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS, SPIELBERG, 24/7, 2018 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, VICE, VICE PRINCIPALS and IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST.

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced on September 17.

English Club TV has announced its launch on 14 local TV platforms in 12 provinces of the Philippines including Cotabato Cable TV Network Corp. (Maguindanao), Palompon Cable TV Network Inc. (Leyte), Zenergy Cable TV (Agusan del Norte), Kalibo Cable TV Network Inc. (Aklan), Marbel Cable (South Cotabato), Marbel Services and Television System Inc. (South Cotabato), Blackstone Cable TV Corp. (Sarangani), Sattlink Cable TV and Broadband (Pampanga), Trinity Cable TV (Davao Oriental), Morning Star Cable TV (Surigao del Sur), Bislig City Cable TV (Surigao del Sur), News Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Surigao del Norte), Zsacico Cable TV (Zamboanga del Sur), Banahaw Utilities Corp. (Quezon).

Andrew Semchenko, CEO of the English Club TV Group, announced:

“The Philippines is a unique bilingual country where English is one of two official languages and widely used in the education field as well as print and broadcast media and business. English plays an important role in the socio-economic development of the country; thanks to increasing distribution of the English language, the Philippines became one of top countries for outsourcing business as well as one of the most attractive destinations for tourists from English-speaking countries. For example, over the last 10 years the number of foreign tourists visiting the country more than doubled reaching an all-time high of 6.6 million in 2017; during the last year the number of tourist arrivals grew by about 11% and bested the respective tourism growth in Asia-Pacific region which is only 6%. Thus high English language proficiency is essential to support the country’s further economic growth.

We are happy to launch our channel in various provinces of the Philippines to make the learning of English easy, enjoyable and effective for its viewers. Educational programmes for different levels coupled with entertaining TV shows hosted by native speakers create an atmosphere of total language immersion and inspire learners to continuous studying. With our new programmes English is the Key, 3Ways2 and Figures of speech you will not only learn how to hold a simple conversation in English, but also make your speech more lively and vivid, mastering different language styles and idioms. English Club TV – your way to perfect English!”

The English Club TV Group is a group of production, education and distribution companies that operates worldwide in the field of English language teaching under the brands of ENGLISH CLUB TV and ECTV.

English Club TV is an educational channel for those who study English. It is broadcast in more than 100 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Middle East. For more information please visit our website http://english-club.tv/

CABLE BOSS launched its most awaited roadshow in Baguio City. Gathering 70 people from 30 Cable Systems in Luzon, the Cable Affiliates Marketing and Programming Initiative (CAMPI), held at the Forest Lodge in Camp John Hay in Baguio City on June 8, 2018, has been successful in its aim of helping our affiliates in their marketing campaigns and promotional activities. As the habits of Filipinos diversify in the wake of social media presence, Cable BOSS came up with the theme, “The Power of Social Media” which tackles how Cable Operators can reach out and engage their subscribers through this new medium. Jaime “JB” Borromeo, a university instructor on internet and social media marketing, an established author, public speaker and academe who served as the resource speaker of the Cable Service Marketing Workshop (CSMW) in the recent years conducted the workshop that guided the affiliates in establishing their social media presence.

Being also a venue for a healthy discourse on the latest issues in the Philippine Pay-TV Industry, Cable BOSS also invited key persons from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Philippine Cable TV Association. Engr. Melanie Fernando, the Director of Operations of the NTC – Cordillera Administrative Region (NTC) talked about the commission’s efforts in battling piracy and how the Cable Operators can diversify their firms by being also an Internet Services Provider (ISP). On the other hand, Mr. Ronald Manlapig, the President of PCTA, talked about the associations’ current thrusts in protecting the interests of its members and their upcoming Executive Cable Conferences (ECC’s) where they hear the concerns of their members. He also talked about how the new policy concerning FILSCAP are affecting their members and how they are assisting the PCTA members.

CAMPI is also a chance to keep the cable affiliates abreast of what’s up and coming with the Cable BOSS Channels. Our program provider partners graced the event to give channel presentations to the attendees. Ann Gacutan, Multichannels Asia’s head of partnerships shared the latest with Outdoor Channel. Turner Philippines’ newest Country Manager, Jia Salindong Du together with  Ms. Pats Dy, Senior Manager of Marketing and PR, Reg Aquitana, Executive for Marketing, conducted trainings on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Warner TV. Sara Tandingan, the HR head of CNN Philippines talked about the channel’s comprehensive local news coverage. Furthermore, Karen Cepeda, Mydee Diao and the latest addition to the Cable BOSS family, Sheree Gabi, delivered the presentations for the rest of the event sponsors namely HBO, CINEMAX, RED by HBO, HBO Plex, Baby First, DIVA, E!, Dreamworks Channel and Fight Sports.

To cap-off the event, an NBC Universal-themed event was held right after the workshop. It was a time for the participants to let their hair down and have a good time. Attendees were treated to a sumptuous feast, drinks and good music. Some of them even joined the karaoke challenge while many won raffle and cash prizes. Major prizes include brand new TV sets and exclusive premium items courtesy of the event sponsors.

Cable BOSS is slated to hold the second leg of CAMPI on August 16, 2018 at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel in Cebu City and in October in Cagayan De Oro City. This roadshow is done in partnership with HBO Asia, NBC Universal, Turner International, Viacom Media International Media Networks, Multichannels Asia, CSI Sports and CNN Philippines. Like our facebook page for more updates on our marketing events and promos: fb.com/CableBOSSPhil. •


Billy Salcedo is Cable BOSS’ Asst. Marketing Manager for Retention. He handles all marketing initiatives of the channels directed to the subscribers of the CB Affiliates. He also oversees the PR efforts of the company, market research and closely work with the Affiliate Relations and Marketing Services Division (ARMS) and Acquisition Marketing. He reports to the AVP for Network Distribution, Baby Quizon-Zarate.

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Mr. Timothy L. Bautista, Cable BOSS and Vice President during his opening remarks.

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Mr. Ruben Cortez of Eaglevision Cable TV with Edric Michael Dy, Business Development Officer, Baby Quizon Zarate, AVP for Network Dist. and Timothy Bautista

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Engr. Melanie Fernando, Director of Operations NTC – CAR

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Mr. Jaime “JB” Borromeo II, CAMPI Resource Speaker

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Mr. Ronald Manlapig, President of PCTA receives his certificate of appreciation

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Ms. Sarah Tandingan, Head of Human Resources of CNN Philippines

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Participants from Sampaloc Cable TV receive their certificate of participation

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Participants from Kaleidoscope Technology, Inc.

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Winner of brand new LED TV from Delmendo Cable TV