Playboy Plus Launches 1st HD Adult Channel in Asia

Bob Johnson

HONG KONG — Playboy Plus Entertainment Inc. and AsiaSat announced today the launch of the first adult HD channel in the Asia Pacific.

AsiaSat said the Manwin-run encrypted linear HD Playboy Asia Channel sits on the AsiaSat 5 satellite and will provide programming to more than 50 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Australasia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Playboy branded series including “Playmates!,” “The Truth About Sex” and “The Man,” as well as upscale movies from studios including Digital Playground will be offered by the service.

“We are proud to launch HD Playboy Asia, the first channel targeting the adult audience in Asia. The 24/7 linear HD channel will include a unique blend of content including Playboy originals and the addition of our highly-acclaimed Digital Playground movies, offering extreme cinematic experience to our viewers,” Lanny Huang, general manager Asia Pacific, Playboy Plus Entertainment Inc. said.

“We are pleased that Playboy Plus chose AsiaSat 5 for the launch of its first HD Playboy channel in the Asia Pacific,” William Wade, President and CEO of AsiaSat said.

He added, “We are proud to meet the increased demand of international broadcasters who expect comprehensive and cost efficient transmission solutions while at the same time appreciate the benefit of AsiaSat 5’s excellent access to Asian pay TV platforms.”