DreamWorks to launch TV channel in Thailand

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 30 July 2015

DreamWorks Animation has teamed up with HBO Asia to launch a dedicated linear TV channel in Thailand a world first for the company.

The channel will launch in English on Saturday 1 August via local pay-TV operator CTH, featuring content such as DreamWorks original series All Hail King Julien (a spin-off from the Madagascar films), The Adventures of Puss in Boots (featuring the character from Shrek), Casper's Scare School and Dinotrux.

A morning preschool block, DreamWorks Junior, is also scheduled featuring new productions of Raa Raa The Noisy Lion and Guess with Jess.
A full high definition (HD), Thai-language version of the channel will launch in September, and the company says it will add more original series early next year.

"DreamWorks is home to great animation and storytelling, and we are excited to bring our content all together in one place," said Eric Ellenbogen, co-head of International TV & DreamWorks Classics.

"The channel is available for kids and their families to watch wherever and whenever they want."

CTH offers its subscribers in Thailand both cable TV and an over-the-top (OTT) video service.

DreamWorks and HBO Asia plan to roll out the animation channel across other key markets in Asia in coming months.

Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia added: "With our extensive reach across Asia, strong relationships with our network of affiliates and partners, and experience in distributing other channels, we are excited to be working with DreamWorks to bring their beloved characters and stories to families all across Asia."