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Warner Bros. Discovery Asia-Pacific
FormerlyTurner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific (1989–2020)
WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks Asia Pacific (2020–2022)
Company typeDivision
PredecessorDiscovery Asia-Pacific (1994–2022)
Founded1 January 1989; 35 years ago (1989-01-01) (original)
2022 (merger with Discovery Asia-Pacific)
HeadquartersSingapore
Area served
Asia-Pacific
Key people
  • James Gibbons
    (president- Australia, New Zealand and Japan)[1]
  • Clement Schwebig
    (president - Southeast Asia, South Korea and India)
  • Anna Pak Burdin
    (General manager)
Products
ParentWarner Bros. Discovery International
SubsidiariesWarner Bros. Discovery New Zealand
Warner Bros. Discovery Japan

Warner Bros. Discovery Asia-Pacific is a division of Warner Bros. Discovery that operates several television channels in Asia and Australasia, along with the Discovery+ streaming service.

In April 2022, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks Asia Pacific (founded in 1989) merged with Discovery Asia-Pacific (founded in 1994) after their owners, WarnerMedia (then owned by AT&T before being spun off), merged with Discovery, Inc. It has consequently been announced that Discovery+ which currently available in India and the Philippines would be merged with HBO Go which currently available in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries, which carried several content from HBO Max, to form simply Max in mid-2024.

Operating channels

Pan-Asia

East Asia

Korea
Japan

Southeast Asia

South Asia

Australia and New Zealand

Australia only

New Zealand only

Main article: Warner Bros. Discovery New Zealand

Defunct

Carriage disputes with StarHub

On May 30, 2018, StarHub announces it plans to discontinue seven Discovery channels, marking the end of partnership between Discovery and StarHub for more than 20 years, including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Asia, Discovery Science, Eurosport, and Setanta Sports on both StarHub TV and streaming service (StarHub GO) at the end of June 30 due to StarHub's unpaid carriage fees and price increase. Discovery's expanded lifestyle channels, with the exception of HGTV, Asian Food Channel, Food Network and Travel Channel on both platforms are ceased transmission on August 31. On July 3, all seven Discovery channels was replaced by Gusto TV (until 23 November 2020), CuriosityStream HD (until 1 August 2023), Travelxp HD, Makeful HD (Until 25 November 2022), Fight Sports HD, GEM TV HD, and Colors Tamil HD. In the meanwhile, all Discovery channels (including HGTV, Food Network and Asian Food Channel, Exclude Eurosport until Resume on Air from 1 October 2021) will continue to air on Singtel TV.

References

  1. ^ Middleton, Richard (21 April 2022). "Warner Bros. Discovery names int'l team, as Priya Dogra, James Gibbons & Anil Jhingan take new roles". TBI Vision. Retrieved 29 May 2022.