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Lifetime, H2 set for Southeast Asia launch

Screenwatch: The Client List (poster image)A+E Networks-owned channels Lifetime and H2 will launch across Southeast Asia on June 14.

A+E’s local subsidiary AETN All Asia Networks announced the nets would launch on StarHub TV in Malaysia, True Visions in Singapore, PCCW-owned now TV in Hong Kong and Macau Cable TV in Macau. More carriage deals are set to follow.

Female-skewing Lifetime will give local premieres to the likes of Lindsay Lohan-starring Liz & Dick, Ring of Fire and Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story, plus Jennifer Love Hewitt drama The Client List and season four of MasterChef Australia.

History sister net H2 will run series such as Mankind Decoded, How Sex Changed the World and America’s Secret Slang.

“Now with five world-renowned brands here in Asia, A+E Networks can offer even more value to our viewers and affiliate and advertising partners,” said Alan Hodges, managing director, Asia Pacific, A+E Networks. “Lifetime further extends our bouquet offering in the general entertainment space, while H2 deepens the factual experience for knowledge-lovers.”

Away from the US, Lifetime is available in Canada, while H2 has launched in Canada, Latin America and the UK.