HBO WINS 34 PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS THE MOST OF ANY NETWORK THIS YEAR

Game Of Thrones Leads With Most Number Of Wins With 12 Primetime Emmy® Awards Followed By Chernobyl With 10 Primetime Emmy® Awards

PHILIPPINES, 23 SEPTEMBER 2019 – HBO received 34 Primetime Emmy® Awards at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards®, the most of any network this year.

GAME OF THRONES led with most number wins with 12  Primetime Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by CHERNOBYL with 10 Primetime Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Limited Series. BARRY took home 3 wins including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and 2 wins for SUCCESSION including Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

The list of HBO Primetime Emmy® Awards include:

12 wins for GAME OF THRONES

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Outstanding Main Title Design

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Watch the encore marathon of the final season of GAME OF THRONES on 28 and 29 September from 11am and 10.15am respectively on HBO SIGNATURE.

10 wins for CHERNOBYL

Outstanding Limited Series

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama

Directing for a Limited Series

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie

Watch the encore telecast starting every Sunday from 10 November at 11.40pm till 2 December 2019 on HBO SIGNATURE.

3 wins for BARRY

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

2 wins for SUCCESSION

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Catch the last four episodes of Season 2 same time as the U.S. on Mondays at 9am exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm.

4 wins for LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

1 win for LEAVING NEVERLAND

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

1 win for WHEN YOU WISH UPON A PICKLE: A SESAME STREET SPECIAL

Outstanding Children’s Program

1 win for THE SENTENCE

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

In addition, Primetime Emmy® winner THE HANDMAID’S TALE which took 3 wins is also exclusively available on HBO GO.

3 wins for THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More)

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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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PHILIPPINES, 20 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Filming has begun on the four-episode second season of the CINEMAX and BBC One series C.B. STRIKE, titled LETHAL WHITE.  Stars Tom Burke (“The Souvenir,” “The Musketeers”) and Holliday Grainger (“The Capture,” “Patrick Melrose”) will return, along with Robert Glenister (“Live by Night”), Natasha O’Keeffe (“Peaky Blinders,” “Sherlock”) and Kerr Logan (HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Alias Grace”) for the fourth story based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Cormoran Strike crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. 

In the grips of psychosis, a young man named Billy Knight (Joseph Quinn) arrives in private detective Cormoran Strike’s (Tom Burke) office telling the story of a child he saw strangled many years ago.  Strike is simultaneously hired by government minister Jasper Chiswell (Robert Glenister) to investigate Billy’s brother, Jimmy Knight (Nick Blood), who is blackmailing him.  As Strike and his partner Robin (Holliday Grainger) work to determine how the cases might be connected, Robin goes undercover in the House of Commons.  

However, Robin’s private life is unravelling as her relationship with Matthew (Kerr Logan) feels the full strain of her commitment to Strike and her work. At the same time, Strike has his own issues, a girlfriend who confesses she loves him and his complicated ex Charlotte (Natasha O’Keeffe) who is pregnant and back in the frame.

This is the second season of the C.B. STRIKE series for CINEMAX. THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, THE SILKWORM and CAREER OF EVIL comprised CINEMAX’s first season. 

Sue Tully will direct all four episodes of CINEMAX’s LETHAL WHITE, produced in association with BBC One. J.K. Rowling executive produces through her Bronte Film & TV production company; Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC also executive produce.  Produced by Jackie Larkin based on a script by Tom Edge. 

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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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PHILIPPINES, 13 September 2019 – Film adaptation of critically-acclaimed novel, The Garden of Evening Mists (TGOEM), will make its world premiere at the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) under the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ category, this October 2019. TGOEM has also been selected as the ‘Closing Film’ at the 56th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in November 2019. TGOEM is presented by Astro Shaw and HBO Asia with support from the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) in association with CJ Entertainment.

An adaption of the novel which was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, and also won the 2013 Man Asian Literary Prize and the 2013 Walter Scott Prize, the feature film adaptation has seen an international production team from Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Australia and UK working to bring together this celebrated novel to the silver screen.

This global production is helmed by award-winning Taiwanese director Tom Shu-Yu Lin and adapted by Scottish BAFTA-winning screenwriter Richard Smith. It boasts a star-studded international cast including Sinje Lee (The Eye), Hiroshi Abe (After the Storm), Sylvia Chang (Love Education), David Oakes (Cold Skin), Julian Sands (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and John Hannah (The Mummy).

The film tells the story of Teoh Yun Ling (played by Sinje Lee) who, embittered from atrocities of World War II in Malaya, seeks solace in the rolling hills of Cameron Highlands. There, in her quest to build a garden in homage of her late sister, she embarks on a forbidden love affair with the mysterious gardener, Nakamura Aritomo (played by Hiroshi Abe).

Agnes Rozario, Director of Content, Astro said “Our belief in Malaysian story telling led us to initiate the production of this film adapted from Penang-born author Tan Twan Eng’s wonderful book. We feel validated and so proud to be recognised by our peers with the film’s global premiere at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival and to close for the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.”

Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia said, “HBO Asia is thrilled that the feature film we partnered with Astro Shaw on, THE GARDEN OF EVENING MISTS, will screen at both the Busan International Film Festival and the Golden Horse Film Festival. HBO Asia is not only committed to bringing quality and award-winning Asian Original series but feature films to our audiences across 23 territories in Asia and beyond.”

Dato’ Hans Isaac, Chairman of National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) said, “We are immensely delighted that The Garden of Evening Mists will be screened during the Busan International Film Festival and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. Over two thirds of the casts and crew of TGOEM comprised of Malaysians. This signifies our potentials and capabilities in producing an International Film and we pride Astro Shaw for its commitment to nurture local talents for international exposure. Thus, we are excited to have a film which FINAS has supported to be showcased to the world”.

The Garden of Evening Mists is slated to debut in Malaysian cinemas starting January 2020.

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About Astro Shaw

Astro Shaw is a Malaysian film production company which produces movies for the local and regional market. Since its establishment in 1996, Astro Shaw has produced more than 80 films in the Malay,  Chinese and Tamil languages. Some of Astro Shaw’s notable titles are:

  • Abang Long Fadil 2 (2017) – First collaboration between Astro Shaw & Skop Productions and highest box office in Malaysia of RM18 million.
  • Tombiruo : Penunggu Rimba (2017) – Second highest box office collection in 2017 with RM8 million.
  • OlaBola (2016) – Box office collection of RM16.56 million
  • Polis Evo (2015) – Highest box office in 2015 with RM17.74 million
  • Terbaik Dari Langit (2014) – Best Film & Best Actor, ASEAN International Film Festival And Awards (AIFFA)
  • The Journey (2014) – Highest box office of Malaysia in 2014. Best Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Non-Malay Film, 27th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM27)
  • Husin, Mon dan Jin Pakai Toncit (2013) – Highest box office collection in 2013
  • Maindhan (2014) – The highest grossing Malaysian Tamil Movie of all time
  • Penanggal (2013) – Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Special Makeup Effect, Best Costume, Best Production Manager, 26th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM26)
  • Berlari Ke Langit (Running To The Sky) (2004) – Best Cinematography, 49th Asia Pacific Film Festival
  • Nafas Cinta (Breath of Love) (1999)– Astro Shaw’s debut film

Please see www.astroshaw.com.my for more information on Astro Shaw.

About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories across Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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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PHILIPPINES, 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 – The highly anticipated HBO Original series HIS DARK MATERIALS premieres same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 5 November at 10am exclusively on HBO, with same day encore at 10pm. New episodes premiere every Tuesday at the same time.

Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

Other series regulars include: Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for “The Affair”) as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award winner for “Hamilton”) as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy (Golden Globe nominee for “Atonement”) as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters (HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme”) as The Master of Jordan College, James Cosmo as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, with Will Keen as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal.

HIS DARK MATERIALS is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for HBO and BBC One.  Executive producing the series are: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.

Watch the trailer here.

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories across Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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.

PHILIPPINES, 10 SEPTEMBER 2019 – HBO has renewed the comedy series THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES for a second season, it was announced by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming.

“Danny, Jody and David are among our favourite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm,” says Gravitt. “We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, starring Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine, kicked off its nine-episode season 19 August. Current season premieres same time as the U.S. every Monday at 10am exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 11pm on HBO.

Telling the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, the series was created by McBride (HBO’s “Vice Principals” and “Eastbound & Down”), who is an executive producer, director and writer. McBride collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green also serve as executive producers and directors.

Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone offspring, who looks to lead in his father’s footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry. John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams also star.

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES marks the third HBO series for the Rough House Pictures team of McBride, Hill and Green, following “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals.” McBride wrote and directed the pilot, with Green and Hill splitting directing duties on the other eight episodes.

Season one credits: THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES is created and written by Danny McBride; directed and executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green; executive produced by John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley and Brandon James; produced by David Brightbill; co-produced by Justin Bourret and Melissa DeMino; consulting produced by Grant DeKernion, Jared Hess, Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas and Edi Patterson.

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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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PHILIPPINES, 9 SEPTEMBER 2019 – THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, HBO Asia and Hulu Japan are shooting the first series by Àlex Pastor and David Pastor in Spain, more specifically in Tenerife. Directed by Jorge Dorado (“El Embarcadero”, “Mindscape”) for 12 weeks, this survival thriller is set in one of the remotest places on the planet – Antarctica. The shooting is taking place in the Canary Islands and Iceland.

The Pastor brothers and Jorge Dorado have worked with Ran Tellem (“Homeland”), Head of International Content Development of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, in the creation of this thriller.

The project, one of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO’s major investments, took its first steps in 2017 at the prestigious International Series Mania Forum, held in Paris. The Head was presented at a pitching session and aroused great interest among representatives from the media and entertainment sector.

Álvaro Morte (The Professor and mastermind behind the ambitious robbery in “Money Heist”, and a character that has earned him widespread international success; “The Pier”, “El secreto de Puente Viejo”, “To Love is Forever”), Tomohisa Yamashita (“Code Blue”), Laura Bach (”Sprinter Galore”, “Rita”), Mònica López (“Hierro”, “In the city”, “The uninvited guest”, “Acusados”), Alexandre Willaume (“Below the Surface”, ”Deep State”, “Tomb Raider”), Katharine O’Donnelly (“Mary, Queen of Scots”), John Lynch (“The Terror”) and Amelia Hoy (“Below the Surface”, “Killing Eve”) are part of the international cast of the series. 

According to Javier Méndez, Chief Content Officer of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, “The Head is an example of the direction we’re headed in, with ambitious and complex international projects based on great stories. The Head is a major step in the Studio’s strategy to guarantee that the best stories reach our clients around the world; to do so, we have excellent partner like Hulu Japan”.

Laura Fernández Espeso, Corporate Director and Co-Head of TV of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, commented: “The Head is the fruit of many months’ labor to meet deadlines when demand for content is huge. Having talent like Jorge Dorado and Àlex and David Pastor working from the beginning to build and shape this project, altogether with a great international cast and a prominent partner such as Hulu Japan, gives an idea of the magnitude of the project. It is a privilege for THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO to bring this amazing series to the audiovisual market”.

The dark, long months in Antarctica, the cold, the wind and the large stretches of ice, along with the feelings of loneliness and claustrophobia, are the distinguishing features of this six-episode series.

The plot of “The Head”, with dialogues in English and Danish, is set in the Polaris VI international base, in Antarctica. A small group of scientists from several countries will be in charge of the base during the long polar nights. But in the middle of winter, the base stops communicating with the outside world.

“After a process lasting two and half years, we at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO are proud to bring this unique story to the screen”, explained Tellem. “’The Head’” is about Good and Evil. Our story begins when a group of people find themselves completely disconnected from the world, in the frozen darkness of the South Pole winter. For the unknown killer among them, this is the perfect setting. For everybody else, telling good from evil just might be the thing that saves your life.”

He adds, “The moment Hulu Japan joined us, we felt it is more than just a regular collaboration. The opportunity to include a Japanese character in this international thriller was a challenge we embraced from the first moment. Having Tomohisa as part of our cast is a great addition to THE HEAD. Together with his acting abilities and charm, he brings a fresh approach, a new world rarely seen on European shows. We feel it will be a great impact for both the Japanese viewers of the series, as it will be to audiences in Europe and other regions of the world. We are excited and eager to meet Tomo on the set and get busy. We are also delighted that HBO Asia has come on board, so THE HEAD will get a wider distribution across Asia.”

“Following the success of MISS SHERLOCK, the first HBO Asia Original co-production with HULU Japan, we look forward to bringing yet another production in collaboration with HULU Japan,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia. “We look forward to adding the survival thriller, THE HEAD, to our slate of HBO Asia Originals and bringing it to audiences across Asia when it premieres.”

“In ‘The Head’, I made some contribution to the development, which is quite unusual,” director Jorge Dorado explains, “because directors normally join in at a much later stage. And this is very interesting, because this way, the story in a way becomes yours too.” The director also emphasizes the work of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO: “At the moment, no one else in Spain is doing projects of this magnitude and with such international ambition.”

Àlex and David, who have worked on the screenplays of “The Head”, along with Isaac Sastre, define the production as a “claustrophobic thriller with a central mystery.” “The series plays with two different times, because the idea is to find out who the murderer is, the reasons why they have done this, and if there is something else behind or beyond what seem to be a series of crimes,” they suggest.

The Pastor brothers have a brilliant track record in filmmaking with titles like “Carriers” and “The Last Days”, both written and directed by them, and “SELF/LESS”, written by them, directed by Tarsem Singh (“The Cell”) and starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. They made their debut in the TV world with the series “Incorporated”, for the US channel Sy Fy, produced by Pearl Street Films, which is Matt Damon’s and Ben Affleck’s company. The Pastor brothers were in charge of the screenplay and the direction of the pilot episode. Recently, they have directed the film “Hogar” for Netflix.

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THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO

The mission of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, the content division of the MEDIAPRO Group, is to expand the creation, production and distribution of content globally, creating high-quality international content in association with the very best Spanish and international talent, including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Laura Belloso, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, with 58 offices distributed across four continents, 14 of which develop and produce content, launched 34 series in 2019 with a global investment of €200 million for the production of series, movies, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle Turner and Disney, which have earned international acclaim winning awards including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and two Daytime Emmy Awards.

About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories across Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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.

ABOUT HULU JAPAN

Hulu Japan was originally launched in Sept 2011 by Hulu LLC and got acquired by HJ Holdings Inc, (a Nippon TV company) in April 2014. Over 2 million paying subscribers of Hulu Japan’s SVOD service have instant access to 60,000 videos, and its content line-up covers global-hit scripted series and feature films, local shows including popular dramas, animations, variety shows, documentaries, and Hulu Japan original series besides exclusive catch up and library from Nippon TV, which is the leading terrestrial network and the majority owner of HJ Holdings. Hulu Japan has been maintaining the leading position in the Japanese OTT market since its launch and is regarded as one of the most used services there. Besides Nippon TV, the shareholders include Hulu LLC, Yahoo Japan, TOHO, Yomiuri TV, and CHUKYO TV. 

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PHILIPPINES, 5 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”; HBO’s “The Leftovers”) embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof. 

WATCHMEN premieres same time as the U.S. on Monday 21 October 9am (10am from 4 November) on HBO. The episode encores the same day at 10pm. New episodes premiere every Monday.  

WATCHMEN is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television; executive producer/writer, Damon Lindelof; executive producer/director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti. Based on the iconic graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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 towww.hboasia.com for more information.

HBO and Home Box Office are service marks on Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission.

PHILIPPINES, 3 SEPTEMBER 2019 – HBO Asia’s Original series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US 《我們與惡的距離》received 14 nominations at the upcoming 54th Annual Golden Bell Awards which were announced today in Taiwan. The ten hour-long-episode Taiwan drama series has been nominated in the following categories:

  • Best Television Series (戲劇節目獎)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series (戲劇節目男主角獎) for Wu Kang-Jen(吳慷仁)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series (戲劇節目女主角獎) for Alyssa Chia(賈靜雯)
  • Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (戲劇節目男配角獎) for J.C. Lin(林哲熹)
  • Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (戲劇節目男配角獎) for Honduras (洪都拉斯(洪勝德))
  • Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (戲劇節目男配角獎) for James Wen(溫昇豪)
  • Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (戲劇節目女配角獎) for Pets Tseng(曾沛慈)
  • Best Directing for a Drama Series (戲劇節目導演獎) for Lin Chun-Yang(林君陽)
  • Best Screenplay for a Drama Series (戲劇節目編劇獎) for Lu Shih-Yuan(呂蒔媛)
  • Best Cinematography for a Drama Series (戲劇類節目攝影獎) for Kao Tzu-Hao, Chen Ko-Chin and  Gu Yu-Hua(高子皓、陳克勤、古曜華)
  • Best Editing for a Drama Series (戲劇類節目剪輯獎) for Lee Chun-Hong(李俊宏)
  • Best Lighting (燈光獎) for Yeh Ming-kuang(葉明廣)
  • Best Art and Design (美術設計) for Luo Wen-Jing and Pan Yin-Yu(羅文璟、潘胤余)
  • Creative Program Award (節目創新獎)

HBO Asia started producing Original productions in 2012 and has produced a range of Asian Original productions including series, movies and documentaries. To date, HBO Asia has produced and aired 16 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC returns for its second season this October exclusively on HBO.

About THE WORLD BETWEEN US

HBO Asia’s original Taiwan drama series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US《我們與惡的距離》, is a ten-part hour-long series that follows the aftermath of a mass-shooting where all parties involved – the killer, the victims, the victims’ families, the media and the defense teams, whose fates are all intertwined. The series is produced by Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), and is jointly distributed by HBO Asia and CATCHPLAY outside of Asia.  The series features an all-star ensemble cast from Taiwan including Alyssa Chia (賈靜雯) (“The Prince of Han Dynasty”, “The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber”), James Wen (溫昇豪) (“My Queen”, “My Fierce Wife”) and Wu Kang-Jen (吳慷仁) (“A Touch of Green”, “Wake Up”).

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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.

PHILIPPINES, 3 SEPTEMBER 2019 – HBO presents, in association with Sky, the four-part limited series CATHERINE THE GREAT, debuting same time as the U.S. on Tuesday 22 October at 10am (11am from 5 November) exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm (11pm from 5 November) on HBO.


Starring Academy-award winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”, “Gosford Park”, “The Last Station”) and Jason Clarke (“First Man”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Mudbound”) this four-part drama is set against the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of Russian empress Catherine the Great (Mirren) who wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century. The HBO/Sky production follows Catherine towards the end of her reign during her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Clarke). Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together serving as the architects of modern-day Russia through a series of liberalizing reforms.

CATHERINE THE GREAT is directed by Philip Martin; written by Nigel Williams; executive producers, Helen Mirren, Philip Martin, Nigel Williams, David Thompson for Origin Pictures and Charlie Pattinson and Christine Healy for New Pictures.

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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 service marks on Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission.

PHILIPPINES, 30 AUGUST 2019 – The award-winning HBO Asia Original series, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC returns for its eight-episode second season with double back-to-back episodes on Sunday, 6 October at 9pm, exclusively on HBO. A new episode will premiere on subsequent Sundays at the same time. HBO Asia also released the official trailer and key art for the new season.

THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC centres around Xiao Zhen (played by Kuo Shu-Yao), a high school student with the ability to see spirits who yearns to be like any normal teenager but has to juggle the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure – with the demands of the spirit world.

Season two of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC sees Xiao Zhen trying to pick up the pieces in the new school year following the tragedy she faced last year. As the new president of the drama club, Xiao Zhen focuses on recruiting new members, however there is more to the two new members than meets the eye – cute newbie Zhang Yuxuan (played by Fandy Fan) and soft-spoken Zhan Xiao Tong (played by Wen Chen-Ling). At the temple, things get complicated when Teacher Kim’s (played by Chen Mu-Yi) family secret comes back to haunt him.

Season two cast includes Kuo Shu-Yao 《郭書瑤》, Wen Chen-Ling 《温貞菱》, Fandy Fan 《范少勳》, Chen Mu-Yi《陳慕義》, Li Ying-Hong 《李英宏》, Wu Hong-Xiu 《吳宏修》, Lin He-Syuan 《林鶴軒》, Chun Hong 《洪群鈞》, Xiang Cheng-Yu 《向承寓》, Yin Chao-Te《尹昭德》, Lotus Wang《王彩樺》, Li Xue《李雪》, Vera Chen《陳雪甄》,Chen Bor-Jeng《陳博正》, Ina Tsai《蔡亘晏》, Huang Di-Yang《黃迪揚》, Simon Lian《晨翔》, Chen Zhao-Ru《陳昭如》, Heaven Hai《海裕芬》, Queenie Fang《方宥心》, Frankie Huang《黃鐙輝》and Vicci Pan《潘之敏》.

THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC GIFs

Due to the popularity of this series, HBO Asia has created a set of 15 THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC GIFs which is now available on Facebook and Instagram for fans to use on their social platforms. The GIFs can be found in the GIF search engine, under Instagram stories, Instagram direct message, Facebook comments section and within Facebook messenger.  

THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC branded food and beverage

To further promote the series in Taiwan, HBO Asia has partnered with two food and beverage brands to enhance local fan experience of the popular series. Fans can currently purchase THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC branded mooncakes from Taiwan’s renowned pastry store Jiu Zhen Nan【舊振南】, while from 14 September, a THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC-themed dessert and drink will be available for redemption across all 5 Perfume Dance outlets【跳舞香水】, while the Mega City Banqiao outlet will be transformed into the famed drama club from the series.

The first season of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC won the Best Mini-Series (TV Movie) award and Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series (TV Movie) award at Taiwan’s 52nd Annual Golden Bell Awards 2017. The series also inspired the HBO Asia Original documentary, THE WORLD BEHIND THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC, which explores how the distinct blend of Taoist, Buddhist, Chinese folklore and indigenous belief systems continue to flourish in modern Taiwan.

HBO Asia started producing Original productions in 2012 and has produced a range of Asian Original productions including series, movies and documentaries. To date, HBO Asia has produced and aired 16 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC is also the second returning HBO Asia Original series after HALFWORLDS.

Watch the official trailer here.

Follow THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (@theteenagepsychic) on Instagram for more updates on the second season of the series.

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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 towww.hboasia.com for more information.

HBO, Home Box Office and HBO Asia Originals are service marks of Home Box Office, Inc. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC is a service mark of HBO Pacific Partners, v.o.f. Used with permission.

Here are the program schedules of your favorite channels for the month of September. Simply click the links below to download.

PHILIPPINES, 23 AUGUST 2019 – Exploring the glamorous, often cutthroat, world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game, BALLERS stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players. Created by Stephen Levinson (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) who also serves as showrunner, the hit comedy series returns for its eight-episode fifth and final season same time as the U.S. on Monday, 26 August at 10.30am, exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm.

This season finds Spencer (Johnson) settling into retirement and reflecting on his past, when an offer that’s too good to refuse comes his way and sends him back into the lion’s den, this time as a team owner. In the wake of his split with Spencer, an ambitious Joe (Rob Corddry) gambles aggressively to make Sports X greater than ever with the help of his new partner, Lance (Russell Brand). Meanwhile, Ricky (John David Washington) has a startling setback that forces him to consider a new kind of future and tests his physical, mental and emotional resolve; Charles (Omar Miller) learns that being a general manager means getting your hands dirty; Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) shifts his focus to his love of professional gaming despite Reggie’s (London Brown) wariness; and Jason (Troy Garity) decides to take his career to the next level.

Other returning cast regulars include John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.

Returning guest stars include Russell Brand, Carl McDowell, Jazmyn Simon, Jay Glazer, Mark Schlereth, Robert Wisdom, Richard Schiff, Steven Weber and Emayatzy Corinealdi.

New guest stars for season five include Catherine Haena Kim, Odell Beckham Jr., Melvin Gordon, Rick Fox, Mikey Alfred, Randy Couture, DeAndre Hopkins, Derwin James, Von Miller, Malcolm Jenkins and Dante Fowler, Jr.

Season five credits: BALLERS was created by Stephen Levinson; executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Rob Weiss, Karyn McCarthy and Julian Farino; supervising producers; Janace Tashjian, Rashard Mendenhall and Steve Baker; producers Julie Camino, David Levinson, Denis Biggs, Colby Parker Jr., Don J. Hug, Tommy Armour IV; co-producers, Sarah Potts, Natalie Lindeman and Olivier Arnesen. Stephen Levinson serves as showrunner.

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), 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 is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts 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.

BALLERS, HBO and Home Box Office are service marks on Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission.