Comcast inks licensing deals in India, Australia, Malaysia & Thailand


MUMBAI: Underscoring the popularity of its catalog of general entertainment and lifestyle programming, Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) unveiled a host of licensing deals for its E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, G4 and Golf Channel titles, totaling over 270 hours for the territories of Australia, India, Malaysia and Thailand.


CIMG managing director, Asia Pacific Christine Fellowes said, “CIMG’s programming continues to be a favorite choice among TV buyers in Asia Pacific. We offer a wide selection of titles from the world’s top television brands E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, G4, Versus and Golf Channel, empowering programmers to successfully reach and appeal to their target audiences and most desirable demo groups.”


Zee Café in India has picked up the network’s signature daily series E! News.


In Australia, Fuel TV has acquired G4’s popular series International Sexy Ladies Show as well as Web Soup, which will be localized for the region. Additionally, ONE HD has licensed a slew of Golf Channel titles including Golf Central, Fore Inventors Only, School of Golf, Tiger: Nike Access Granted, Tiger Woods Clinic, The Big Break seasons one and two, as well as select episodes from Playing Lessons.


Malaysia’s ntv7 has acquired top titles from The Style Network, including seasons one and two of Style Her Famous as well as three seasons of Dress My Nest.

In Thailand, True Inside has licensed seasons two and three of Style Her Famous, while True Xzyte has picked up E! specials Wildest Cop Show Moments, Wildest Wedding Show Moments, Wildest TV Commercial Moments and 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders. Both channels are owned and operated by True Visions PLC.