DTH Provider also launched TeleAsia Filipino, airing Bakugan, Hunter × Hunter.
Cignal Digital TV, Philippines’ largest satellite operator, has added new 10 channels last Tuesday, December 18, and it includes the anime channel ANIMAX Asia and the action animation channel Toonami Asia.
This is the first time in over eight (8) months that ANIMAX is available nationwide, after it was removed from Dream Satellite TV’s channel line-up last April. Toonami Asia has been launched December 01, replacing Boomerang.
“Cignal is the largest DTH operator in the Philippines and our partnership provides us the platform to expand our reach and entertain a wider audience. Showcasing the latest and biggest anime titles from Japan, Animax has been the destination for top anime programs in the Philippines and across Asia. With our launch on Dec 18, 2012, we are thrilled to bring the Animax brand of entertainment to Cignal subscribers nationwide.” said James Dumlao, Director of Business Operations, AXN Networks Philippines, Inc.
ANIMAX Asia can be seen on Channel 34, and is available for Postpaid 430, 590, 790, 990, 1290, and 1590 subscribers.
“We are excited to give Cignal subscribers something unique – the chance to tune in and watch their superheroes 24/7 on a dedicated channel. It is truly the ultimate destination for high octane action entertainment.” said Sunny Saha, Senior VP and Managing Director, Turner International Asia Pacific.
Toonami Asia can be seen on Channel 36, and is available for Postpaid 590, 790, 990, 1290, and 1590 subscribers.
In a related story, the DTH provider also launched TeleAsia Filipino, which airs Japanese anime programming.
Airing on the channel at the moment are Hunter × Hunter and Bakugan: Battle Brawlers, both of which had been aired on another anime channel HEROtv. Also, according to their audio-video promotion, the channel also plan to air Yu Yu Hakusho (Ghost Fighter), which was previously aired on ANIMAX.
TeleAsia Filipino can be seen on Channel 12, and is available for Postpaid 430, 590, 790, 990, 1290, and 1590 subscribers.
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