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Fun, music and laughter abound on mio TV this March

Three channels to be added to Family+ Pack at no extra charge

  Singapore, 4 March, 2013 – Parents, kids, music and comedy lovers have much to cheer about as mio TV adds four award-winning channels to its line-up this month. Starting 15 March, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central Asia and MTV will all be available on free preview to all mio TV customers until 14 April. This is especially good news for kids as the free preview period stretches across their week-long school holidays. Subsequently, mio TV’s rich Family+ Pack of 46 channels will be upgraded with the addition of three of the channels - Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and MTV - at no extra charge to existing customers.

Parents and their kids can look forward to selected programmes on Nickelodeon which will be available with dual-track options, with audio in both English and Mandarin. These include award-winning and exclusive international properties on Nick Jr. such as Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies and Tickety Toc, which are designed to engage and encourage early childhood development. mio TV customers can also expect to be fully engaged with exclusive Nickelodeon-branded on-the-ground events in coming months.

“We are very excited to welcome these channels onto our platform,” said Mr Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director of Television, Singtel. “The kids segment, in particular, is one that our customers have given us plenty of feedback about and that we have been working hard to address. We are happy to delight our younger viewers and their parents with well-regarded channels, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.”

“Over the past few months, we have expanded our content offerings for all segments and age groups. The addition of these four new channels marks a significant step in bringing mio TV ever closer to our goal of meeting all the key content needs of our subscribers, which already number over 400,000 homes. We will continue to regularly review our content offering and make changes that benefit our customers.” he added.

Currently, mio TV offers six other channels for kids – Discovery Kids, KidsCo and ETTV Yoyo, Taiwan’s number 1 kids’ Chinese channel that brings children a place to learn Mandarin in a fun way. Also available are Baby First TV, BabyTV (HD) and BabyTV on demand.   

How to subscribe

Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and MTV will be available as part of the Family+ Pack. More information about pricing for Comedy Central Asia will be available at a later date.

To accommodate the new channels and create a safe viewing zone for kids the existing children’s channels will be renumbered from 5 March.

 

Channel Descriptions

Nickelodeon (Channel 240), now in its 34 th year globally and 15 th year in Asia, is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands are seen globally in more than 450 million households in over 100 territories via more than 70 locally programmed channels and syndication.

Nick Jr. (Channel 238), is “the Smart Place to Play”, giving kids and parents what they want – educational and entertaining content with great stories and characters that empower kids to learn while they play. The educational curriculum is in everything Nick Jr.. does – the shows, packaging and promos – delivered by all the Nick Jr.. characters kids know and love.

MTV (Channel 350) is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Across the Asia-Pacific, MTV programming is seen over more than 212 million households.

Comedy Central, the world’s biggest comedy network, has been making audiences laugh since it first launched in the United States in 1991. Renowned for featuring a stable of exclusive and tailor-made local and international comedy, the brand has become the ultimate destination for all kinds of humour, from traditional to satire to sketches to popular sitcoms. Comedy Central Asia (Channel 324) launched on 1 November 2012, and is VIMN Asia’s first adult-skewed network. Targeting viewers aged 18 to 34 years old across Southeast Asia with comedy content round-the-clock, Comedy Central Asia is the only 24-hour all-comedy channel to showcase Asian and international comedy and comedic talent. Globally, Comedy Central is seen in more than 200 million homes in over 70 countries around the world.

 

Key Programme Highlights

 

Nickelodeon – Ch 240

 

 

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SpongeBob SquarePants

For the world’s favorite sea sponge, SpongeBob, his best friend Patrick and the other residents of the tropical, deep-sea world of Bikini Bottom, life is a series of nautical — and often nonsensical — adventures. Whether looking for the ultimate spatula to perfect his burger flipping or just floating along with his friends, SpongeBob and his good intentions and overzealous attitude are always landing him in hot water — to the delight of viewers around the world.

Every Monday to Friday, 6.30pm

Every Saturday & Sunday, 9am

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2013

One of the biggest events in Hollywood, boasting a massive popular vote and sweeping audience participation is back! Once again, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards honors the best music acts, television shows, and movies, giving kids the power to vote for their favorite in movies, television, music, sports and much more!

25 Mar, Monday, 6pm

       

 

 

 

Nick Jr. – Ch 238

 

 

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Dora, the Explorer

Follow Dora as she embarks on more exciting adventures this month.

In Dora’s Pegasus Adventure, Dora and her friends must find all the constellations after a meteor shower scares them away. In another episode, it is the Super Babies Birthday! The Super Babies must team up with Dora and Boots to save the birthday cakes from the cake-snatching bear.

25 Mar, Monday, 12.35pm

Go Diego Go!

In this musical adventure, Diego and Baby Jaguar are visiting the Arctic Wildlife Rescue Center where lots of arctic animals live – including polar bears.

15 Mar, Friday, 1.10pm

       

 

 

MTV – Ch 350

 

 

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Geordie Shore Season 3 (New)

The drama continues as the cast of Geordie Shore pack their bags, leaving the grey skies of Newcastle behind them as they jet off to Mexico for Cancun’s Spring Break. Bringing their fake tan and lashes with them, its winter sun that you dream of: beaches, partying and pulling: and with a million Americans to choose from, life couldn’t be better. With unresolved issues between Charlotte and Gary, Vicky and Ricci going from hero to zero and back again, Holly getting what she’s after and Jay landing a bombshell which leaves the house rocking. Geordie Shore’s on form once more.

Premieres 12 Mar, Tuesday, Every Tuesday to Saturday, 12am

       

 

 

 

Comedy Central Asia (HD) – Ch 324

 

 

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The Sarah Silverman Program Season 2 (New)

She's just like you -- only cuter, funnier, and more famous. She's Sarah Silverman, and she's stretching her comedic talents starring as...Sarah Silverman in The Sarah Silverman Program. Based on her satirical stand-up, The Sarah Silverman Program follows Sarah, her eccentric friends, and uproarious family through their absurd daily life -- with the occasional song. As played out through scripted scenes, animation, and songs, Sarah's living her daily life, ruining other people's days, and offending just about everyone. Without a care in the world, Sarah spends her time with her sister, geeky gay neighbors, and the kindhearted and mustachioed Officer Jay -- skating by on her good looks, quick wit, and uncompromising immaturity.

Every Monday to Friday, 10.30pm

Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (New)

He's already lived long and prospered, but the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner takes command and puts Captain Kirk in the hot seat. Sit back and watch Roastmaster Jason Alexander boldly go where no man has gone before, with some help from friends Sharon Stone, Lisa Lampinelli, Andy Dick, Artie Lange, Patton Oswalt and more!

Premieres 30 Mar, Saturday, 10.30pm & 31 Mar, Sunday, 9pm