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Lagardère’s Mezzo Live HD launches in Taiwan

European classical music and jazz channel Mezzo Live HD is due to launch in Taiwan on ChungHwa Telecom’s MOD platform.

The deal marks the Lagardère Active TV-operated channel’s first carriage agreement in Taiwan and follows recent deals with the First Media and BiGTV platforms in Indonesia.

Mezzo Live HD is owned by France’s Lagardère Active and distributed in Asia by Lightning International. The channel is now available in five major Asian markets and Mezzo said it is “ramping up its efforts” to show more localised content in the second half of 2015 with “new partnerships in the works in Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.”