Sports Illustrated Television (Asia)
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|Launched||October 1, 2009|
|Closed||May 1, 2019 (Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia)|
June 21, 2019 (Singapore and Thailand)
|Owned by||ASN Limited|
Meredith Corporation (Sports Illustrated)
|Picture format||4:3/16:9 576i (SDTV)|
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
|Formerly called||All Sports Network (2009-2016)|
Sports Illustrated TV was the first and leading 24-hour sports HD network in Asia. Launched in October 1, 2009 by Yes Television, the channel was relaunched in 2016 by the newly-formed joint-venture between ASN Ltd. and Meredith Corporation (owners of the Sports Illustrated magazine).
Sports Illustrated features a wide range of sports content from the world’s biggest sport brands and is known throughout Asia as the “Home of American sports programming.” It manages 3,200 hours of licensed sports content, with exclusive Asian rights to NFL (including the Super Bowl), NHL, NCAA March Madness, NASCAR and Extreme Sports as well as exclusive game rights to certain NCAA football, NCAA basketball and other major collegiate events.
Sports Illustrated reaches 11 territories – Cambodia, Laos, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
As of 2018, the channel was no longer available in Hong Kong and Philippines.
It was announced that on May 1, 2019, Sports Illustrated TV ceased its transmission at the following day in the rest of the Asia. On June 21, 2019, it will no longer be available in Singapore and Thailand.
Final Programming Broadcast by Sports Illustrated TV
- NHL Tonight
- NCAA Football & Basketball
- National Lacrosse League
- Better Than Four
- Dream Car Garage
- Epic TV
- NASCAR Xfinity Series (Races & Highlights)
- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Races & Highlights)
- NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (Races & Highlights) (2016 onwards)
- NFL Total Access
- NFL GameDay
- Super Bowl
NFL programming get excluded in Thailand (True Visions), Hong Kong (Now TV) and Taiwan (Sportcast)
- SI Now
- SI Fansided