Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia has signed a deal that will see four of its channels broadcast on Groovia, Indonesia's first IPTV platform.

Sony Entertainment Television, which airs US-produced drama, reality and variety shows, will join the TelkomVision-owned service, alongside Sony's One network, which makes its Indonesian debut following launches in Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia. One specialises in Korean drama series and K-pop music shows, thanks to an output deal with Korean broadcaster SBS.

The other two Sony stations that will join Groovia are AXN and AXN Beyond. Both channels are already available on TelkomVision’s cable and satellite pay-TV platforms.

Ricky Ow, senior VP and general manager for networks in Asia at Sony Pictures Television, said: “The debut of IPTV in the fast growing Indonesian pay-TV market is a milestone and we are proud to be providing some of the first channels on the new platform.

“The emergence of new pay-TV offerings will expand the audience and that bodes well for the industry. We expect Groovia to take off well and are confident our channels will be a draw to subscribers. We look forward to furthering our excellent relationship with TelkomVision to greater success.”