International Media Distribution Appeals to Cable Operators to Open Signal to TFC (The Filipino Channel) in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

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First Responders Include Bright House Networks, Hawaiian Telcom and Time Warner Cable

International Media Distribution

International Media Distribution

Typhoon Haiyan was more than three times as powerful as Hurricane Katrina which hit the U.S. eight years ago.

International Media Distribution (IMD) today announced the early results of their appeal for operators to open the signal to TFC (The Filipino Channel) in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. During relief efforts of one of the world’s biggest storms, TFC has been providing special coverage on the ground in the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan was more than three times as powerful as Hurricane Katrina which hit the U.S. eight years ago.

Over the weekend, Bright House Networks, Hawaiian Telcom and Time Warner Cable made TFC available to all digital customers at no additional cost in cities where TFC is carried. The signal will remain open through November 15th.

TFC is the #1 Filipino network in the world and available in the United States as a premium channel from coast-to-coast.

"We at TFC are most thankful to IMD and our partner operators for their timely collaborative efforts to reach as many viewers as possible, update them on Typhoon Haiyan via TFC's ongoing special coverage, and even inform people how to help," said ABS-CBN Global Head of Carriage & North America Regional Marketing Director Jun Del Rosario.

“We are very appreciative of our affiliates who are stepping forward in this time of extreme need," said Shelly Kurtz, Executive Director, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, International Media Distribution. “We expect even more announcements of operator assistance in the days to come.”

About International Media Distribution
International Media Distribution (IMD) has been a leading provider of in-language programming in the U.S. for over a decade. IMD represents over 30 TV channels with content from a variety of international sources: APB News (Hindi), Antenna Satellite (Greek), ART(Arabic), ATV (Cantonese), Bollywood Hits On Demand (Hindi), CCTV-4 (Chinese), CTI-Zhong Tian Channel (Chinese), Channel One Russia, DW Amerika (German), Filipino On Demand (Tagalog), Life OK (Hindi), Lifestyle Network (English/Tagalog) Mediaset Italia (Italian), Myx TV (English), Phoenix InfoNews (Chinese), Phoenix North America Chinese Channel, Rai Italia (Italian), RTN (Russian), RTN+ (Russian), SBTN (Vietnamese), STAR India GOLD (Hindi), STAR India PLUS (Hindi), TFC (Filipino), Tele5 (Polish), TV Polonia, TV Asia (Hindi), TV JAPAN, TV JAPAN HD, TVK (Korean), TVK2 (Korean), TVK-Pop On Demand (Korean), TV5MONDE (French), TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand (French), and VIJAY (Tamil).

International Media Distribution is an NBCUniversal company. ###

Media Contact: David Kaufer; david(at)kauferdmc(dot)com; 206.659.1495

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