Comedy Central, MTV Live and Nick Jr to launch on ABNxcess in Malaysia
Louise Duffy | 08-07-2013

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, is to launch Comedy Central Asia, MTV Live and Nick Jr on Malaysian pay-TV channel ABNxcess, the flagship offering of Asian Broadcasting Network.

All three VIMN channels will launch with ABNxcess on 9 July, enabling ABN customers to access Comedy Central Asia on Channel 252 on xcess 50, MTV Live on Channel 269 on xcess Time Out and Nick Jr. on Channel 155 on xcess Kids Learning.

VIMN Asia’s executive vice president and managing director, Indra Suharjono, said: “Expanding the reach of Comedy Central, MTV Live and Nick Jr. with ABNxcess, enables us to meet the growing demand for our channels in Malaysia, and deliver high quality programming services to ABNxcess subscribers.

“We are pleased to be part of ABN’s official debut in the Malaysian pay-TV industry. Today’s announcement not only reinforces the importance of the Malaysian market as we further expand our brand presence here, but marks ABN as the 16th provider in Asia to carry Comedy Central since its launch in Asia eight months ago, which is further testament to the popularity of our channel.”

Sreedhar Subramaniam, President and CEO, Asian Broadcasting Network, said: “We are excited to collaborate with VIMN and welcome their channels onto our platform, especially as we mark our official launch of ABNxcess this month. The addition of these channels marks a significant step which brings ABN closer to our goal of meeting key content needs of our subscribers.”