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New Asian launch for Scripps’ HGTV

Scripps Networks Interactive’s home improvement-themed cable net HGTV has secured two new carriage deals in the Philippines.

The pay TV channel will launch on the SKYcable and Cignal Digital TV pay TV platforms in the country. The channel has been gaining ground in the region, having recently rolled out on StarHub in Singapore, Fetch TV in Australia and Univision in Mongolia.

Derek Chang, managing director of Scripps Networks Interactive, Asia-Pacific said: “HGTV is the first regional channel dedicated exclusively to the growing home and lifestyle category in Asia and is seeing great traction with our advertisers, affiliates and audiences alike.”