French international channel TV5Monde’s lifestyle channel TV5Monde Style HD has begun broadcasting on the AsiaSat 5 satellite at 100.5° East or distribution across the APAC region.
The thematic channel features a selection of programmes on fashion, luxury and design trends, food and drink, wine, art of gardens, architecture, cultural and historical heritage. The programmes are broadcast in French with subtitles in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
The channel currently offers six four-hour blocks of art of living programming per day during the weekdays including Midi en France, programmes on the art of gardening, fashion, luxury and design trends, as well as cooking shows such as Christophe Michalak’s cookery contest, Dans la peau d’un chef and Stéphane Bern’s Comment ça va bien. During weekends, the channel carries four six-hour blocks of programming catering for the family including Des Racines & des ailes, Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier, Le monument préféré des Français, Les carnets de Julie and Secrets d’histoire.
“Over the past two decades, AsiaSat has developed a successful partnership with TV5Monde. The debut of this new HD channel on AsiaSat further strengthens our collaboration and we are proud to be the choice of TV5Monde for their service expansion. We are committed to working closely with TV5Monde to ensure a successful rollout of this new service in the Asia Pacific,” said William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat.