RTL CBS Entertainment HD To Air House Of Cards Same Day As U.S. Release
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment HD today announced that it will air all 13 chapters (episodes) of the third season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series HOUSE OF CARDS with a watchathon beginning on February 28, the same day as the release of the series in the U.S., starting at 4:00pm (3:00pm JKT/BKK), in HD with local subtitles. After the weekend watchathon, the series will air weekly every Wednesday at 9:55pm (8:55pm JKT/BKK) beginning on March 4.
“We are extremely happy to be able to bring all 13 chapters (episodes) of the latest season of HOUSE OF CARDS to audiences in the region on the same day the series is released in the U.S.,” says Jennifer Batty, EVP Programming, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “This shows our commitment to bringing programs as close to their original release dates as possible.”
“As a TV network, we have taken a bold and unique step to air the complete series in the same way as it premieres in the U.S.” says Jonas Engwall, CEO, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “Being first in Asia with the way we are delivering Season 3 – all chapters (episodes) back-to-back the same day as in the U.S., localized with subtitles, HD – we are confident of giving audiences in the region a fantastic TV viewing experience and we believe this will curb alternative and illegal sources for the series that historically have been used.”