Discovery HD channel launched in Taiwan

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP), a division of the number-one nonfiction media company Discovery Communications, and Taiwan Fixed Network (TFN), the cable operator under TWN Broadband, recently announced the launch of a 24-hour Discovery HD channel in Taiwan along with Discovery Science, Discovery Home & Health, and Discovery Turbo as part of New TV digital service.

Tommy Lin, senior vice president and general manager – North Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery is delighted to be further expanding our services in Taiwan and offering our audiences here with more options and high-quality entertainment we are known for. Each channel provides our viewers with the best nonfiction content there is – whether you’re watching it in spectacular detail through the technologies of high-definition, or learning something new about science.”

Harvery Chang, president and chief executive office, TWN Broadband, said “We have aggressively expanded the entertainment portion of our business and have become the leader of digital convergence in Taiwan. The launch of “New TV” will not only bring about brand new entertainment experiences for Taiwanese viewers, but will also help with advancements in the convergence of digital media content and communications industries. Discovery is very popular in Taiwan and we believe that their high quality content will help New TV gain new ground in the digital entertainment platform.”

The Discovery Package, comprising the four channels is priced at NT$200 per month. A HD package (comprising Discovery HD and other high-definition channels) is also available at the same price.

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