RED by HBO
Screen RED (logo).jpg
Country
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
Broadcast areaAsia (except Hong Kong)
HeadquartersLorong Chuan New Tech Park, Singapore
Programming
Language(s)
  • English (main)
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Indonesian
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 480i/576i 16:9 or letterboxed for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerHBO Asia Pte. Ltd. (Warner Bros. Discovery International)
Sister channels
History
Launched12 April 2010; 12 years ago (2010-04-12)
Closed
  • 1 January 2017; 5 years ago (2017-01-01) (TrueVisions feed, Thailand)
  • 1 August 2018; 4 years ago (2018-08-01) (MNC Vision feed, Indonesia)
  • 1 October 2019; 3 years ago (2019-10-01) (Unifi TV feed, Malaysia)[1]
  • 1 July 2021; 16 months ago (2021-07-01) (Asia)
  • 5 July 2021; 16 months ago (2021-07-05) (South Korea)
Former namesScreen RED (2010-2015)
Links
Websitehttps://www.redbyhbo.com (now defunct)

Red by HBO (formerly Screen Red, but simply known as Red) was a Southeast Asian pay television movie channel. It was a joint venture between HBO Asia and the Hong Kong studio Mei Ah Entertainment. Launched in 2010, the channel focused primarily on films from Asian countries, all of which are presented in their original language and with localized subtitles available.[2] The channel was unlike most HBO networks in that it carried advertising.

In December 1st 2009, HBO Asia partners with Mei Ah Entertainment to launch it's new channel on Spring 2010 featuring Asian films; the channel was officially launched on April 12th 2010 across Asia-Pacific in partnership with Mei Ah Entertainment as HBO Asia's first 24-hour Asian movie pay television channel.[3][4] During the launch, this aired several Asian films from many distributors including those from Chinese, Japanese and beyond, it also aired Asian TV programming. The channel which later expanded to Malaysia circa late-2010, then the Philippines[5] and Thailand[6] in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

In October 2015, the channel rebranded as Red by HBO. The rebranding signified a widening in the channel's scope to cover all of Southeast Asia (in addition to China, Japan, and South Korea); and a new on-air appearance meant to evoke contemporary interpretations of Asian imagery.[7]

On July 1, 2021, Red by HBO was discontinued throughout Asia, with the last film(s) aired The Garden of Evening Mists and Helen the Baby Fox.

References

  1. ^ "RED BY HBO HD Ceased Transmission". YouTube.
  2. ^ "Screen Red Re-branding Menjadi Red By HBO" [Screen Red Re-branded to become Red By HBO]. JakartaKita (in Indonesian). 1 October 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ "HBO partners Mei Ah to launch Asian movie channel across Asia-Pacific". Campaign Asia.
  4. ^ "HBO, Mei Ah to launch Asian movie channel". Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "Screen Red now available in the Philippines". PressReader.
  6. ^ "HBO Asia's Screen Red launch in Thailand [GALLERY]".
  7. ^ "Screen Red is now simply Red". Manila Standard. Retrieved 27 April 2016.