meWATCH (Mediacorp) will offer Japanese anime from Animax and GEM
meWATCH will offer a new subscription plan featuring both linear and on-demand content from Animax and GEM. These two Japanese entertainment channels will be available thanks to a partnership between leading Asian content distributor KC Global Media Asia and Singapore’s national media network Mediacorp. All content from Animax and GEM will be streamed in their original Japanese audio and accompanied with English subtitles.
Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products and Technology, Mediacorp, said, “with the strong and loyal following of Japanese popular culture in Singapore, we are delighted to work with KC Global Media Asia, a globally-renowned distributor to bring the wide array of entertainment options on Animax and GEM to these viewers. This partnership marks another milestone in our continued efforts to widen our content offerings on meWATCH as we engage new audience segments with more diverse tastes”.
Avani Bhanchawat, Vice President and Head of Revenue at KC Global Media Asia said, “Asia is brimming with so much quality content to offer and we are proud to be making premium anime and a variety of popular Japanese content more accessible to local audiences through our partnership with Singapore’s leading media network and content creator, Mediacorp. Animax and GEM have been the leading destinations for the best of Japanese entertainment and we are thrilled to expand our growing portfolio of partner platforms across pay TV and streaming to serve the fans”.