|[November 20, 2012]
DISH Launches TVB Jadeworld
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
DISH, one of the nation's leading pay-TV providers, today announced the
launch of the TVB Jadeworld programming package that includes TVB1,
TVB2, TVBe, TVBS and CCTV 4. DISH is the exclusive satellite provider of
TVB's leading Cantonese and Mandarin-language channels.
"TVB provides an excellent assortment of East Asian programming and we
are pleased the network chose to move its content to DISH's extensive
international lineup," said Dave Shull, DISH senior vice president of
programming. "The addition of Jadeworld strengthens DISH's status as the
leader in international programming among all major pay-TV providers in
the U.S., and we believe new and existing subscribers will be thrilled."
"We are extremely grateful for TVB viewers who continue to support us
over the years," said Philip Tam, president of TVB (USA) Inc. "With
DISH's huge international offering and advanced viewing options, we hope
it will allow TVB viewers more ways to easily and legally access TVB
programs in the U.S."
Jadeworld is available with DISH's Chinese Basic Pack for $39.99 per
month. The Chinese Basic Pack includes 25 channels featuring exclusive
coverage of top Asian sports, Chinese-subtitled cooking shows,
children's educational programming, as well as news, documentaries and
dramas from the U.S. and U.K.
DISH also launched TVB Vietnam into the My Viet Pack priced at $24.99
per month, TVBS into the Taiwanese Mega Pack at no additional cost, and
TVB8 into the Chinese Basic Pack and as a $5 per month a la carte option.
In addition, the Jadeworld programming package and TVB Vietnam are
available on the DISHWorld IPTV (News - Alert) platform for $39.99 and $14.99 per
month, respectively. Accessible on Roku players and an application on
Macs and PCs, DISHWorld offers the perfect solution for customers in
multi-dwelling units, apartments and college dormitories without access
to satellite television.
TVB channel descriptions are listed below.
TVB1 (ch. 9988): TVB1's comprehensive program lineup includes
popular TVB damas, daily Hong Kong, U.S. and world news, financial
reports, current event talk shows, and lifestyle and travel programs.
TVB2 (ch. 9987): In addition to daily satellite-fed Hong Kong,
U.S. and world news, TVB2's infotainment scope includes children's and
travel programs, music varieties, top-rated dramas and situation
TVBe (ch. 9986): TVBe delivers up-to-the-minute entertainment
news reports, daily market analysis, TVBN news reports, hit dramas,
reality series and magazine shows about celebrities, medicine and
health, Feng Shui fortune-telling, home improvement, technology, travel,
food and music.
TVBS (ch. 9985): Highly acclaimed for its in-depth newscasts,
TVBS offers renowned news digests and talk shows that examine pressing
political and economic issues in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Popular
programming includes Speaking your Mind 2100, News Meal at 2000
and News Night Club, as well as hit dramas, travel programs and
music video countdowns.
CCTV 4 (ch. 9916): Specializing in news reports, CCTV 4 presents
domestic and international news events in a timely, objective and
intensive way. It also delivers entertainment, educational and
TVB Vietnam (ch. 9998): The first 24-hour Vietnamese-dubbed TVB
drama channel in the U.S., TVB Vietnam provides endless dramas including
action, romance, comedy, family and sci-fi.
TVB8 (ch. 9938): TVB8 compiles the best programming from China,
Taiwan and Hong Kong including news, entertainment reports, interviews,
talk shows, travelogues, music programs, hit dramas and sitcoms.
For more information or to order, call 1-888-202-8168 or visit www.DISHCantoneseTV.com
for DISH satellite television; call 1-888-991-8168 or www.DISHWorld.com
for the DISHWorld IPTV service.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV
customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming
and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD
Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up
with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family
entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
About TVB (USA) Inc.
Headquartered in Norwalk, Calif., TVB (USA) Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S.
subsidiary of one of the largest producers and distributors of
Chinese-language television programs in the world, Hong Kong-based
Television Broadcasts Limited, commonly known as TVB. TVB (USA) Inc.
began serving Chinese Americans in 1984 through cable, satellite and
IPTV. Current TVB channels available include TVB1, TVB2, TVBe, TVBS,
TVB8 and TVBV.
As of Nov. 18, 2012, DISH is the only satellite-television provider for
TVB services. For more information, visit www.tvbusa.com.
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