HBO Asia Ramps Up Movie Offerings


SINGAPORE: HBO Asia is adding movies from The Walt Disney Company, including Muppets Christmas Carol, and Tanweer Films to its lineup for 2012.

HBO Asia subscribers will have access to Disney titles such as Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting and The Talented Mr. Ripley, in the new year. The company is working with Tanweer Films to secure content for movie titles, including Around the World in 80 Days, Coriolanus, Limitless, Nim’s Island, Rampart, Step Up 2: The Streets, The Ides of March and more, to air on HBO in India and South Asia.

“We are very pleased to rekindle our working relationship with Disney and to have established a new content partner with Tanweer Films,” said Magdalene Ew, the senior VP of marketing, creative and content at HBO Asia. “The new content we have acquired from Disney and Tanweer will bolster HBO Asia’s existing extensive and varied content offerings, giving subscribers even more variety and choice of the best Hollywood movies and award-wining series that are currently on our bouquet of channels.”

“As part of our ongoing commitment to get our content to more people and more places, we are delighted to be making Disney movies available on HBO Asia and working with a partner that shares the same dedication in bringing consumers the best in creative entertainment,” said Amit Malhotra, the VP of program distribution at Disney Media Distribution Asia Pacific.

“We are delighted to work with HBO Asia, to supply feature content for such a prominent platform. Tanweer is impressed with the professionalism of the HBO Asia team,” said Joseph Samaan, the president of Tanweer Group. “We are committed to develop and acquire prime and high quality films to our clients in South Asia. HBO Asia’s solid channels are providing a leading and successful passage to reach the viewership in India and SAARC territories.”