PHILIPPINES, 11 DECEMBER 2019 – Created by Armando Iannucci of “Veep,” AVENUE 5 which premieres same time as the U.S. on 20 January at 11am on HBO, is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.

The series stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of “Avenue 5,” a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes. As the series begins, Avenue 5’s eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and its systems are optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers and find a way to deal with unexpected events onboard – though they may or may not be equipped for the task.

The cast includes Hugh Laurie (Emmy® nominee for “Veep,” Golden Globe winner for “House M.D.”); Josh Gad (“Murder on the Orient Express”), Zach Woods (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”), Rebecca Front (“Poldark,” BAFTA winner for “The Thick of It”), Suzy Nakamura (“Dr. Ken”), Lenora Crichlow (“Being Human”), Nikki Amuka-Bird (CINEMAX’s “Quarry”) and Ethan Phillips (“Inside Llewyn Davis”).

Created by Armando Iannucci; teleplay by Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche; story by Armando Iannucci; executive producers, Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Will Smith; co-executive producer, Peter Fellows; produced by Steve Clark-Hall. 

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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 of Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission

PHILIPPINES, 7 OCTOBER 2017 – HBO Asia’s Original series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US 《我們與惡的距離》received 6 wins at the 54th Annual Golden Bell Awards which was held in Taiwan. Produced by Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), and jointly distributed by HBO Asia and CATCHPLAY outside of Asia, the ten hour-long-episode Taiwan drama series has won in the following categories:

  • Best Television Series (戲劇節目獎)
  • 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 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)
     

Mr. Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, says, “We are honoured that the HBO Asia Original series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US, has received the prestigious recognition at the Golden Bell Awards, reaffirming our commitment to bringing quality local language productions and compelling Asian stories to a global audience.”

Ms. Daphne Yang, CEO of CATCHPLAY, says, “We are deeply honoured to be involved in making THE WORLD BETWEEN US such a phenomenal success. These Awards add to the extremely rewarding feedback from the audience.” 

THE WORLD BETWEEN US《我們與惡的距離》premiered in March this year and was critically acclaimed throughout its broadcast. The celebrated show is the latest HBO Asia original content to be made available to U.S. audience.

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 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”).

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 17 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline, including THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC which returns for its second season on 6 October exclusively on HBO.

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HBO, Home Box Office and HBO Asia Originals are service marks of Home Box Office, Inc.

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.

About CATCHPLAY

Founded in 2007, CATCHPLAY is one of the most cutting edge movie content companies in Asia Pacific with extensive engagement throughout the entertainment content value chain. Its businesses expanded from film distribution, content aggregation, linear movie channel operation to co-production and financing including involvements in international projects, The RevenantAssassin’s Creed by Hollywood Studio New Regency, and Silence bydirector Martin Scorsese. In March 2016, CATCHPLAY debuted its CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND Service in Taiwan followed by its launch in Indonesia and Singapore in the same year. Now the service is available in the three markets through web, app downloads from Android PlayStore, AppStore and through partnerships with leading operators including IndiHome, Telkomsel, First Media in Indonesia and StarHub in Singapore. CATCHPLAY prides itself on providing the best user experience and content selection for movie lovers by movie lovers. For further information please visit: www.catchplay.com

About Golden Bell Awards

The Golden Bell Awards (金鐘獎) is an annual Taiwanese television production award presented and held in Taiwan. It is one of the three major annual awards for entertainment presented in Taiwan along with the Golden Melody Awards (金曲獎) for music and the Golden Horse Awards (金馬獎) for movies and films.

PHILIPPINES, 25 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Taiwanese actress Kuo Shu-Yao 《郭書瑤》 and co-star Fandy Fan 《范少勳》are in Kuala Lumpur today to launch the second season of the award-winning HBO Asia Original series, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (#TheTeenagePsychic). The 8-episode season kicks off 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.

Kuo reprises her role as Xiao Zhen, a teenage psychic who is juggling the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure – with the demands of the spirit world. Fan joins this season as new student Zhang Yuxuan, who is tired of the parental restrictions placed on him on account of his poor health.

Kuo is back in Kuala Lumpur to promote the second season of the award-winning series. At the exclusive media event, Kuo said, “I am very thankful for the chance to reprise my role in the HBO Asia production which I am proud to be part of. This season has allowed me to explore the different facets of my character, especially with the change in dynamics from introduction of new characters, including Xiao Zhen’s mother and new friends from her school. Fans can look forward to more exciting adventures and heart-warming stories this season.”

Meanwhile for Fan, it is his first time in Malaysia. “It’s a privilege for me to visit Malaysia and to experience the enthusiasm of Malaysian fans. I am very grateful to HBO Asia for giving me the opportunity to participate in an international production. I’ve learned so much from my outstanding fellow actors, and gained a lot of valuable experience. I hope you’ll all enjoy watching the second season as much as I enjoyed filming it!”

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 also include Wen Chen-Ling 《温貞菱》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

In response to the popularity of this series, HBO Asia has created a set of 15 THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC GIFs which are 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 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 17 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC is also the second returning HBO Asia Original series after HALFWORLDS.

Please see the attached documents for more information about the second season of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC. Follow THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (@theteenagepsychic) on Instagram for more updates on the second season of the series.

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 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, 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.

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.

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

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.

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

PHILIPPINES — March 25, 2019 — Chris Pratt, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Robert Downey Jr., Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Noah Centineo, Selena Gomez, Joey King, Jace Norman, JoJo Siwa, David Dobrik, Avengers: Infinity War, Riverdale and DJ Khaled were among those who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 on Saturday, March 23. Hosted by music mogul DJ Khaled, the unpredictable and always messy awards show was held at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, where kids celebrated their favorites in pop culture, television, music, social media and movies.

This year’s party kicked off with DJ Khaled making his way to the Kids’ Choice Awards in style, with an assist from friends Kylie Jenner and the Jonas Brothers. His next-level arrival began with a ride in a Rolls Royce Phantom, followed by a cruise on a luxury yacht, and a trip on board the “Kids’ Force One” helicopter before landing at the Kids’ Choice Awards

There was no shortage of slime and epic moments from this year’s show: Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott from Disney’s Aladdin arrived on a magic carpet and made the audience’s slime-filled wishes come true, dousing Smith and kids in green goo; DJ Khaled had to don a JoJo bow after losing a dance battle to JoJo Siwa in a live vote; Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Peña, from Dora and the Lost City of Gold, world premiered the trailer for the upcoming Paramount Players live-action movie; DJ Khaled then surprised the audience by unboxing social media sensation Ryan of Ryan ToysReview; social media star David Dobrik, Chris Pratt, Josh Peck and Adam Sandler were soaked from head to toe; and the show culminated with DJ Khaled turning up the volume one last time with the biggest sliming of the night, blanketing the first-time host and the crowd.

Multiplatinum hip-hop trio Migos performed their hits “Walk It Talk It” and “Stir Fry,” along with rising single “Pure Water,” accompanied by DJ Durel. Members of the original Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical–Allan Washington (“Plankton”), Brian Ray (“Mr. Krabs”), Christina Sajous (“Sandy”), Danny Skinner (“Patrick”), Ethan Slater (“SpongeBob”) and Gavin Lee (“Squidward”)–also made their KCA debut with a medley of “Best Day Ever” and the animated show’s iconic theme song.

Additional celebrities in attendance include: Paris Berelc, Ally Brooke, Lana Condor, Joel Courtney, Jennifer Hudson, Jack & Jack, Liza Koshy, Caleb McLaughlin, Janelle Monáe, Shameik Moore, Bebe Rexha, Kiernan Shipka, Lilly Singh, SSSniperWolf and Jason Sudeikis; cast members of Shazam! (Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi) and Fuller House (Andrea Barber, Soni Nicole Bringas, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Jodie Sweetin and Scott Weinger); plus Nickelodeon stars from Henry Danger, Cousins For Life and Knight Squad.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards premieres in Asia on Monday, 25 March at 6pm (MY, PH, SG), with a same-day encore at 9.30pm (SG). Catch the replay on Tuesday, 26 March at 3pm (PH). Fans were able to cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including KCA.Nick-Asia.com and the Nickelodeon Play app (Singapore and Indonesia only) on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. They also voted through Twitter using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. Fans can go to KCA.Nick-Asia.com to relive all of their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show and flipping through live event pictures. 

Following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 winners:

Favorite Pinoy Internet Star

Ranz Kyle & Niana  

Favorite #Trending Pinoy

Kathryn Bernardo  

TELEVISION:

Favorite Funny TV Show

Fuller House

Favorite TV Drama

Riverdale

Favorite Reality Show

America’s Got Talent

Favorite TV Host

Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)

Favorite TV Judges

Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)

Favorite Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite Male TV Star

Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)

Favorite Female TV Star

Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)

FILM:

Favorite Movie

Avengers: Infinity War

Favorite Movie Actor

Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Favorite Movie Actress

Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)

Favorite Superhero

Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favorite Butt-Kicker

Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)

Favorite Animated Movie

Incredibles 2

Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie

Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)

Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie

Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)

MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group

Maroon 5

Favorite Male Artist

Shawn Mendes

Favorite Female Artist

Ariana Grande

Favorite Song

thank u, next (Ariana Grande)

Favorite Breakout Artist

Billie Eilish

Favorite Collaboration

“No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)

Favorite Social Music Star

JoJo Siwa

Favorite Global Music Star

North America: Taylor Swift

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2019

Favorite Social Star

David Dobrik

Favorite Gamer

SSSniperWolf

How Do You Want to Help?

Help Animals (rescue, wildlife and more)

Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 is sponsored by Barbie®, Chobani® Gimmies™, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Goldfish® Epic Crunch™, Lysol® and The LEGO® Group. 

In the Philippines, Toy Kingdom sponsored the KCA Toy Run, wherein kids voted in-store at Toy Kingdom for their Favorite #Trending Pinoy and Favorite Pinoy Internet Star for a chance to win a PHP100,000 toy shopping spree.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey & Jay Schmalholz serve as Executive Producers. Production of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does.  The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films.  Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years.  For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). 

Nominee Lineup and Show Host Revealed by Double Dare’s Liza Koshy in First-Time KCA Nomination Livestream Event

Philippines— 4 March, 2019—Music mogul DJ Khaled is set to host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019, the biggest, slimiest party of the year for kids, airing in Asia on Monday, 25 March at 6pm (PH), with a same-day encore at 9.30pm (SG). Catch the replay on Tuesday, 26 March at 3pm (PH). The news, which also included this year’s nominees, was announced by Double Darehost Liza Koshy via a first-time Kids’ Choice Awards nomination livestream event across Nickelodeon’s YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter handles and channels. 

This year, DJ Khaled will bring his music, signature catch phrases and larger-than-life personality to the Kids’ Choice Awards stage. Kids across the globe will have a front-row seat to the next big things in kid culture from the hottest upcoming movies, music, gaming and rising talent, while continuing to celebrate their favorites from the past year. Kids everywhere will be able to experience the show across all Nickelodeon screens and platforms, as Nick brings the slime and surprises they love. 

Said DJ Khaled, “Father of Asahd is here to let you know the biggest party of the year is about to go up!  That’s right, March 23rd I’m your host, DJ Khaled for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. I’ll see you soon!”

From the set of Double Dare, Koshy ran through some of her favorite obstacles revealing categories, such as Favorite TV Host, Favorite Movie, Favorite Cartoon and Favorite Butt-Kicker, and their nominees. She started on the Sundae Slide, then completed The Tank, One Nation Underwear, Pick It, Pop Lockin’ and Liza Puffs, culminating with the big reveal of this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards master of ceremonies, DJ Khaled.   

Leading the pack with the most nominations are: Avengers: Infinity War, with 10 nominations; Black Panther,with five nominations; and Cardi B and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, with four nominations each.  First-time nominees include: Jason Momoa, Emilia Clarke, James Corden, Noah Centineo, Bebe Rexha, Tyra Banks and Riverdale.  This year also introduces five new categories for voting: Favorite TV Host, Favorite TV Judges, Favorite Superhero and Favorite Gamer. And, for the first time, kids will get to decide how they want to help the world in a new category called How Do You Want to Help?

Fans can cast votes on the Kids’ Choice Awards websitekca.nick-asia.com. This year, eight Pinoy stars vie for the coveted orange blimps under the “Favorite Pinoy Internet Star” and “Favorite Trending Pinoy” categories. Fans can also cast votes through the Nick Play app (Singapore and Indonesia). Fans will also be able to cast their vote through social media on Twitter using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee, and for the first time ever, Nickelodeon will be enabling voting on specific posts on Instagram.

Further leveraging Instagram, Nickelodeon is launching its first-ever Augmented Reality camera effect on the platform where fans can slime themselves and their friends. Also, stay up-to-date on all the news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook and following @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram.

DJ Khaled is nominated this year for three Kids’ Choice Awards. In 2018, he was nominated for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Song for “I’m the One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne. He also presented the award for “Favorite Music Group” in 2017.  

The LEGO® group has signed on as the first-ever global sponsor for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019.  The partnership features a robust campaign leveraging the entire Nickelodeon ecosystem in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific territories.  

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 nominees are (*new categories):

Favorite Pinoy Internet Star*

Ella Cruz   #VoteEllaCruz

Hannah Pangilinan   #VoteHannahPangilinan

Kristel Fulgar   #VoteKristelFulgar

Ranz Kyle & Niana   #VoteRanzKyleNiana

Favorite Trending Pinoy*

Julia Barretto   #VoteJuliaBarretto

Kathryn Bernardo   #VoteKathrynBernardo

Liza Soberano   #VoteLizaSoberano

Yassi Pressman   #VoteYassiPressman

TELEVISION:

Favorite Funny TV Show

The Big Bang Theory

BUNK’D

Fuller House

Henry Danger

Modern Family

Raven’s Home

Favorite TV Drama

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The Flash

Riverdale

Stranger Things

The Walking Dead

Favorite Reality Show

America’s Got Talent

American Idol

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing with the Stars: Juniors

Double Dare

The Voice

Favorite TV Host*

Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)

Kevin Hart (TKO: Total Knock Out)

Liza Koshy & Marc Summers (Double Dare)

Nick Cannon & JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties)

Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)

Tyra Banks (America’s Got Talent)

Favorite TV Judges*

Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie (American Idol)

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, (Dancing with the Stars)

Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor (THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM)

Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton (The Voice)

Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO (World of Dance)

Favorite Cartoon

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks

The Boss Baby: Back in Business

The Loud House

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

SpongeBob SquarePants

Teen Titans Go!

Favorite Male TV Star

Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)

Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)

Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)

Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)

Karan Brar (Ravi Ross, BUNK’D)

Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf, A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Favorite Female TV Star

Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)

Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)

Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack, Andi Mack)

Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)

Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)

FILM:

Favorite Movie

Aquaman

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

Mary Poppins Returns

The Kissing Booth

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Favorite Movie Actor

Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther, Black Panther)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Infinity War)

Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer, Skyscraper)

Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Aquaman)

Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Favorite Movie Actress

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns)

Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)

Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia, Black Panther)

Rihanna (Nine Ball, Ocean’s 8)

Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)

Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favorite Superhero*

Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther, Black Panther)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Infinity War)

Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Aquaman)

Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)

Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favorite Butt-Kicker

Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)

Danai Gurira (Okoye, Black Panther)

Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer, Skyscraper)

Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra, Solo: A Star Wars Story)

Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Johnson, Creed II)

Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favorite Animated Movie

The Grinch

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Incredibles 2

Peter Rabbit

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie

Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)

Andy Samberg (Johnny, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Grinch, The Grinch)

Channing Tatum (Migo, Smallfoot)

James Corden (Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit)

Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie

Gal Gadot (Shank, Ralph Breaks the Internet)

Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Kristen Bell (Jade Wilson, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies)

Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)

Yara Shahidi (Brenda, Smallfoot)

Zendaya (Meechee, Smallfoot)

MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group

The Chainsmokers

Fall Out Boy

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Migos

twenty one pilots

Favorite Male Artist

Bruno Mars

DJ Khaled

Drake

Justin Timberlake

Luke Bryan

Shawn Mendes

Favorite Female Artist

Ariana Grande

Beyoncé

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Favorite Song

Delicate (Taylor Swift)

In My Blood (Shawn Mendes)

In My Feelings (Drake)

Natural (Imagine Dragons)

thank u, next (Ariana Grande)

Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer)

Favorite Breakout Artist

Billie Eilish

Cardi B

Dan + Shay

Juice WRLD

Kane Brown

Post Malone

Favorite Collaboration

Girls Like You (Maroon 5, featuring Cardi B)

Happier (Marshmello, featuring Bastille)

I Like It (Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin)

Meant to Be (Bebe Rexha, featuring Florida Georgia Line)

No Brainer (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)

SICKO MODE (Travis Scott, featuring Drake)

Favorite Social Music Star

Baby Ariel

Chloe x Halle

Jack & Jack

JoJo Siwa

Max & Harvey

Why Don’t We

Favorite Global Music Star

Africa: Davido

Asia: BLACKPINK

Australia/New Zealand: Troye Sivan

Europe: David Guetta

North America: Taylor Swift

Latin America: J Balvin

United Kingdom: HRVY

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2019

LEGO® The Incredibles

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate

Super Mario Party™

Favorite Social Star

David Dobrik

Emma Chamberlain

Guava Juice

Lilly Singh

Miranda Sings

Ryan ToysReview

Favorite Gamer*

DanTDM

Jacksepticeye

Markiplier

Ninja

PopularMMOs

SSSniperWolf

How Do You Want to Help? *

Help People in Need (homes, food and more)

Help Schools (supplies, STEM and more)

Help the Environment (clean water, recycling and more)

Help Animals (rescue, wildlife and more)

Help Prevent Bullying (positivity, respect and more)

Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions.  Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey & Jay Schmalholz serve as Executive Producers. Production of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

About DJ Khaled / We The Best Music Group

A major force in the music industry, mogul, executive, mega producer, 2017 Grammy nominated recording artist, and NY Times Best Selling Author DJ Khaled, known as the “Anthem King” and commonly referred to as the “Quincy Jones of Hip Hop & R&B”, has made dozens of chart topping hit records featuring JAY ZBeyoncéKanye West, Drake, Chris BrownLudacris, T.I., French Montana, Future, Big Sean, Rick RossJustin Bieber, John LegendNicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, among others. In the past twelve months he has captivated millions of fans globally by the use of social media and has been coined the “King of Snapchat.”

In 2006, he launched innovative label deals and started We The Best Music Group. DJ Khaled’s influence permeates nearly every facet of pop culture. To date, his single sales exceed 15 million worldwide, spanning iconic anthems such as the triple-platinum “All I Do Is Win” and platinum “We Takin’ Over,” “No New Friends,” and many more. In 2015, his eighth full-length, I Changed A Lot, bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums Chart and #2 on the Top R&B Albums Chart, yielding two gold smashes “Hold You Down” and “How Many Times.”   In 2017 DJ Khaled released his 10th studio album “Grateful” which debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart featuring chart topping quintuple-platinum singles “I’m The One” and triple-platinum “Wild Thoughts.” Gearing up for his 11th studio album “Father of Asahd” DJ Khaled released his new single “Top Off,” he assembled the most powerhouse team possibly imaginable. JAY Z,Future and amplify the energy as Khaled brings the excitement to the next level like only he can. Recent single “No Brainer” reunites Khaled with three of the masterminds behind his sextuple platinum, record-breaking 2017 smash “I’m The One” [feat. Justin BieberQuavoChance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne] which, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

His We The Best Music Group comprises not only of the record label but a management, publishing, production company, and a full-fledged studio. DJ Khaled is a best-selling author of “The Keys” published in 2016, and is committed to pro social initiatives and is the first social media ambassador of Bono’s Project Red and is the national spokesperson for Get Schooled. 2018 saw him assume the role of a judge on Fox’s top-rated smash The Four in addition to co-headlining a blockbuster spring tour with Demi Lovato. With everything he does, he changes and elevates the game and determines the path for all to follow. That continues now.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Annemarie Verbo Acosta
Senior Marketing Manager, PH
Viacom International Media Networks
+639172530882
annemarie.acosta@vimn.com

Yvette Yeo
Communications, Southeast Asia
Viacom International Media Networks
+65 6420 7154 
yvette.yeo@vimn.com

In an interview with CNN’s Matt Rivers, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed her plans for run for re-election in 2020.

Speaking on her presidential plane as part of an upcoming half-hour special on Talk Asia, Tsai said she wanted to “complete her vision for Taiwan”

Tsai was the first woman to be elected leader of the self-governed democratic island in 2016, sweeping to power amid promises to overhaul the economy and lessen Taiwan’s reliance on mainland China.

Tsai has defied Beijing several times during her tenure and suffered bruising losses during local elections in 2018, prompting her to resign as chairwoman of the party. Reflecting on her Presidency so far, Tsai tells Rivers that despite criticism she has faced, she is “confident” in her ability to win in 2020.

Read the full story on CNN: https://cnn.it/2X9Mxsi


Key quotes from President Tsai Ing-wen:

On why she is seeking re-election:

“It’s natural that any sitting president wants to do more for the country and want to finish things on his or her agenda… I’m confident. It’s something I have to be prepared for.”

On criticisms she has faced during her first term:

“Again, it’s another challenge. Being President here, you’re not short of challenges. At good times you have challenges of one sort, and in bad times you have challenges of another sort. So, it’s always a challenge – one after the other.”


President Tsai was speaking to CNN ahead of an upcoming half-hour interview on Talk AsiaThe full interview airs on CNN International from Friday 22nd February at the following times:

Premieres on Friday February 22 at 18:30 PHT

Reruns on Saturday February 23 at 14:30 PHT

Sunday February 24 at 03:30 PHT and 20:30 PHT

Saturday March 2 at 20:30 PHT

Sunday March 3 at 14:30 PHT

Monday March 4 at 03:30 PHT

THE PHILIPPINES, NOVEMBER 12, 2018 – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, that has captured 18 Sports Emmy® Awards for production excellence, will spotlight professional golf for the first time. 24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL premieres on Thursday, November 22 at 10.50pm exclusively on HBO. The behind-the-scenes show chronicles Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, two of the sport’s most accomplished competitors (with 19 major championships combined), as they prepare to go head-to-head at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas on November 23.

For years, the two biggest attractions in pro golf have flirted with the idea of a high-stakes, winner-takes-all match. 24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL will go inside the ropes before “Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil,” offering an all-encompassing look at the careers of these two superstars and their roads to this head-to-head competition.

24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL will feature exclusive access to both golfers as they prepare for the showdown, including in-depth interviews with them about the rich history behind their rivalry and friendship – and the intensity that drives both to try and best the other when they meet for this monumental clash.

Since turning pro in 1996, Tiger Woods has been a force of nature on the links, revolutionising the sport with a fierce competitive streak never seen before. A trailblazer who crushed barriers and stereotypes, Woods, 42, has amassed 14 major wins, second only to Jack Nicklaus’ 18, and is two PGA Tour wins away from becoming the most accomplished golfer in history. His recent win at the Tour Championship electrified sports fans worldwide and underscored Tiger’s return to championship mode.

Phil Mickelson, 48, turned pro in 1992 and ranks ninth all-time with 43 PGA Tour wins; he’s won five majors, including three memorable victories at Augusta National. Golf fans have been treated to the Tiger and Phil grouping 37 times on the PGA Tour, with Woods holding a slight edge at 18-15-4.

Among the most-honoured sports series on TV, 24/7 was called “a masterfully entertaining reality show” by ESPN The Magazine, while Newsday.com observed, “HBO’s ‘24/7’ series is the best sports program on television. Bar none.”

24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL is executive produced by Peter Nelson and Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Bentley Weiner; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.

24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL premieres on Thursday, November 22 at 10.50pm exclusively on HBO.

 

Watch the trailer here.

 


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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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