Mezzo Live HD launches in the Philippines


Rebecca Hawkes

| 04 August 2015

Classical music, jazz and dance TV channel Mezzo Live HD is now available on SkyCable and Destiny Cable, marking its debut in the Philippines.

Having now launched in five Asian markets, Mezzo Live's operator Lagardère Active TV, says it plans to increase its localised Asian content this year, with new partnerships being created in Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The channel currently airs more than 80% of its own productions.

"We are thrilled to bring Mezzo Live HD to another major pay-TV provider in Asia. We are confident that the great value of our premium music content will contribute to drive growth for SkyCable's HD packages and reinforce their position as a market leader in the Philippines," said Jean-René Aucouturier, senior VP of business development at Lagardère Active TV.

James Ross, CEO of Lightning International, the Asia-Pacific representative for Mezzo Live HD, added: "We have had a fantastic response to the rollout of Mezzo Live HD in the region from our partners and operators, and we welcome SkyCable as the latest, and the first to offer Mezzo Live HD in the Philippines!"