RTL CBS Entertainment HD, The Only Place To Watch Brand New Season of Critically-Acclaimed Series House of Cards Season 4 Watchathon on Saturday, March 5 from 4pm on HyppTV Ch. 616
Kuala Lumpur, 2 March 2016 – RTL CBS Asia Entertainment HD today announced that it will air all 13 episodes of the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series HOUSE OF CARDS with a watchathon beginning on March 5, the same day as the release of the series in the U.S., starting at 4:00pm. The watchathon will have an encore the following day, Sunday, March 6 starting at 8:00am. RTL CBS Entertainment HD is available on channel 616 on HyppTV, Telekom Malaysia’s IPTV service and can also be viewed on the move via its mobile app, HyppTV Everywhere.
“The fourth season of House of Cards is highly-anticipated by viewers in the region and we are very excited to bring the brand new season to this part of the world first and exclusive within 12 hours of its release in the U.S.,” says Jennifer Batty, EVP Programming, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network.
“RTL CBS Entertainment HD is the only place where fans can see the new season of House of Cards,” says Jonas Engwall, CEO, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “Delivering all 13 episodes in high-definition, back-to-back, localized with subtitles on the same day as the U.S., we guarantee audiences in the region a great viewing experience.”
HOUSE OF CARDS follows the ruthless and cunning, Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) as they stop at nothing to conquer everything. Underwood has risen from House Majority Whip to President of the United States of America. His wife Claire plays the dutiful wife with her own political ambitions. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern Washington D.C.
HOUSE OF CARDS is executive produced by Wade/Thomas Productions and Trigger Street Productions in association with Media Rights Capital. HOUSE OF CARDS has earned several accolades including Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globe® award for Best Actor in a Television Drama, Robin Wright’s Golden Globe® award for Best Actress in a Television Drama, as well as Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series. It was also honored as one of the American Film Institute’s TV Programs of the Year for 2013.
About RTL CBS Entertainment HD
The general entertainment channel with the best mix of reality, drama, comedy and daily programmes. It features shows aired express from the U.S. or U.K. including series Limitless, Scorpion, House of Cards, Beauty and the Beast, Elementary and The Odd Couple; talent competitions Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor UK; dailies Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. It is also home to some of the biggest award shows in the world. Aired ‘LIVE,’ these include The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
About RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture of two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. The Network has two channels: the general entertainment channel, RTL CBS Entertainment HD and the male-skewed entertainment channel, RTL CBS Extreme HD. Both channels are widely distributed in the Asia Pacific and are localized in five languages.
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