Aniplus Asia

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Aniplus
Aniplus Asia Logo.png
Launched25 November 2013
Owned byJJ MediaWorks
(Plus Media Networks)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
CountrySingapore
Broadcast areaIndonesia
Malaysia
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
HeadquartersSingapore
Sister channel(s)K-PLUS
Websiteaniplus-asia.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial television (Philippines)Channel 30.02 (Manila)
Easy TV (Philippines)Channel 10
Satellite
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 361 (SD)
G Sat (Philippines)Channel 66 (HD)
Cable
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 530 (VOD)
Sky Cable (Philippines)Channel 139 (SD)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 103 (SD)
IPTV
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 340 (HD)
Streaming media
Astro GO (Malaysia)Watch live
Tribe Indonesia (Indonesia)Watch live
AIS PLAY (Thai)Watch Live

Aniplus is a Southeast Asian pay television channel focused on airing anime as its main programming genre. It was launched on 25 November 2013[1] and it is available in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. It also offers select titles to OTT platforms iflix,[2] HOOQ,[3] LeEco and Tribe. Aniplus Asia is based in Singapore, while its parent company ANIPLUS TV is headquartered in South Korea.

The channel airs the latest anime series from Japan. Notable series include Attack on Titan, Psycho-Pass and Kantai Collection.

History[edit]

The channel was first launched in Singapore on March 2014 on pay-TV provider Singtel TV.[4] On August 2015, it partnered with OTT platform iflix to distribute 21 of their titles via its VOD service.[2] In June 2016, Aniplus started to be distributed in Thailand on free-to-air channel Now26 as a programming block, thanks to a partnership deal with Mediaplex International.[5] In September, it was launched in Hong Kong on video streaming site Le.com. On November, it is picked up by streaming website Tribe in Indonesia, and it reaches the Philippines on December on that same platform.[6]

In January 2017, Aniplus partners with Philippine free-to-air television channel TV5 to revive their ANiMEGA anime programming block. The block premiered with Attack on Titan: Junior High, Myriad Colors Phantom World and Kantai Collection, dubbed in Tagalog.[7] In February, it is launched in Malaysia on satellite provider Astro.[8] On May of that same year, it is picked up by Sky Cable in the Philippines.[9] On May 25, 2018, AniPlus is available on Easy TV Home in the Philippines.[10]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aniplus-asia.com/about/aboutus.asp
  2. ^ a b "iflix Partners with Aniplus Asia, Adds 21 Anime Titles to Service".
  3. ^ "Video on-demand service HOOQ launches in the Philippines, partners with Globe Telecom". 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Top-rated Japanese anime channel ANIPLUS HD launches on Singtel mio TV". Singtel. 28 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Aniplus HD Expands Distribution in Thailand & Philippines".
  6. ^ "Tribe Streaming Service Offers Aniplus Asia in the Philippines".
  7. ^ "Philippines' TV5 Brings Back ANiMEGA Anime Block in 2017".
  8. ^ "Aniplus". my.onthego.astro.com.my.
  9. ^ "Aniplus is Finally in the Philippines!". www.mysky.com.ph.
  10. ^ "ANIPLUS Asia, Now Available on The New 'Easy TV Home' Super Digibox".

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