British ShortsHD channel signs its first Asian deal with DISH Taiwan

21 July 2011 14 h 55 min 45 comments

ShortsHD, the UK-based short films TV station is expanding in Asia with a first deal in Taiwan. 

ShortsHD which is already available on DirectTV, Dish Network and AT&T U-Verse in the US will be distributed for the first time in Asia on the Dish HD pay-TV platform in Taiwan.

ShortsHD is a unique entertainment channel dedicated to short movies. The channel features the best short movies programmed through a rich and diverse schedule. The channel presents a curated selection of short movies in a variety of genres (comedy, animation ..) and offers revered classics, the latest Oscar winners and the best of emerging talent from around the globe.

Its operator, Shorts International is also distributing short movies on-demand through iTunes in Japan, Europe, North America and Mexico. Its standard definition channel, ShortsTV, debuted in France in 2007 and is available there and in Belgium and Luxembourg on cable network Numericable, and in Turkey on TTNET’s IPTV service Tivibu.

 
About Shorts International

Shorts International is the world’s leading short movie entertainment company, functioning as distributor, broadcaster and producer. With a catalogue of over 3000 short movies, SI represents every genre across multiple platforms. Our titles include past Oscar® winners and nominees, festival favourites and revered classics. Through our theatrical distribution efforts, we bring the annual theatrical release of The Oscar® Nominated Short Films to theatres across the US and Canada. The event is now a firm fixture in the release schedules and in 2011 grossed over $1.3 million at the US box office for the first time. The company is headquartered in London, England with additional offices in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. Shorts International is owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings and Liberty Global Ventures.

SOURCES: Shorts International, C21 media (21/07/2011)

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