Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 22-07-2011

TV channel ShortsHD, which is dedicated exclusively to short movies, is now available to Taiwanese audiences on DishHD Asia. ShortsHD made its debut in France in 2007 with its standard definition network, ShortsTV, and is now available in 24 countries across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.

The Shorts International network celebrates the art of short cinema with programming that includes comedies, musicals, documentaries and dramas.

Carter Pilcher, chief executive of Shorts International, said: "Short film is the fastest growing movie category on international television today. Global audiences love short movies; their high impact entertainment transcends language and culture.”

The launch in Taiwan follows ShortsHD’s DirecTV premiere in May. Shorts International also recently partnered with Movies On Demand to bring the feature presentations of the Oscar Nominated Shorts 2011 to VOD with major operators and is the iTunes Movie Store’s short film partner in all of its 16 countries.