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:

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Senior Marketing Manager, PH
Viacom International Media Networks
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Communications, Southeast Asia
Viacom International Media Networks
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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