beTV becomes Sony Channel, launched with four US shows

Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia is set to dazzle viewers in the Philippines with a new look for beTV. Debuting October 15, Sony Channel will be the premier destination for female-skewing Hollywood entertainment.

Sony Channel will feature some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.

Four new US shows

How To Get Away With Murder

sony-channel-howtogetawaywithmurderDuring the blue carpet premiere held at Century City Mall Cinema 1, members of the media watched back-to-back premiere episodes of “How To Get Away With Murder”. Check out my previous post for more information.

Viola Davis (Professor Annalise Keating) is joined by Charlie Weber (Frank Delfino) and Liza Weil (Bonnie Winterbottom) as her dedicated associates. The students vying for a slot at her firm are played by Alfred Enoch (Wes Gibbins), Aja Naomi King (Michaela Pratt), Jack Falahee (Connor Walsh), Karla Souza (Laurel Castillo) and Matt McGorry (Asher Millstone).

Watch the legal drama thriller “How To Get Away With Murder” every Wednesday at 9:05PM PHT.

Madam Secretary

sony-channel-madam-secretaryTéa Leoni makes her TV comeback as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst who now works as a professor. She has to come back to public service as the shrewd, determined, and brilliant Secretary of State. McCord’s flair for diplomacy and high standards for ethics have enabled her to take on daunting political tasks and even at home.

McCord’s team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth), speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend), press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller) and her charming assistant Blake Moran (Erich Bergen).

Political drama Madam Secretary premieres on October 16 at 9:05PM PHT, first and exclusive on Sony Channel.

Jane the Virgin

sony-channel-jane-the-virginA routine check up changes Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez)’s life upside down. She gets artificially inseminated by mistake with a specimen (from Rafael, played by Justin Baldoni, her current boss and former summer crush) that is meant for the patient in the next room. How do you tell your fiance, who you’ve been saving yourself for, that you’re pregnant AND still a virgin? Will she continue the pregnancy?

This drama-comedy series also stars Brett Dier as Michael (Jane’s boyfriend), Andrea Navedo as Xiomara (Jane’s mother), Yael Grobglas as Petra (Rafael’s wife), Ivonne Coll as Alba (Jane’s grandmother) and Jaime Camil as Rogelio (Jane’s father).

Jane the Virgin premieres on October 19 at 9:05PM PHT, first and exclusive on Sony Channel.

Manhattan Love Story

sony-channel-manhattan-love-storyDo you agree that “the only way to maintain relationships — with lovers, spouses, family, co-workers, or friends — is to keep most of our thoughts to ourselves?”

A new romantic comedy, Manhattan Love Story, is based on that simple premise. Follow the story of Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) on their journey through complicated, modern-day relationships. No single inner thought is spared as you will hear them, highlighting the differences between men and women in dating and what one is actually thinking while they’re saying something.

Manhattan Love Story premieres on October 19 at 10PM PHT, first and exclusive on Sony Channel.

Other exciting shows

These series will join a variety of popular returning programs on Sony Channel, including pulsating medical drama “The Night Shift,” starring Eoin Macken (“Merlin”), which debuted as the top scripted series last summer in the U.S.; musical drama “Nashville,” which follows the struggles of the fading queen of country music and a rising young star respectively played by Emmy-nominated Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”) and Golden Globe-nominated Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”); along with reality competition “Cupcake Wars” and dating series “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”

Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming. Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cable Link Channel 39.

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How To Get Away With Murder premieres on Sony Channel

It’s your first day in law school and your classroom is buzzing with excitement and anxiety. Your professor then walks in with a speech that will change your life. Welcome.

“I don’t know what terrible things you’ve done in your life up to this point, but clearly your karma’s out of balance to get assigned my class. I’m Professor Annalise Keating and this is Criminal Law 100, or as I prefer to call it, How to Get Away with Murder.”

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Attention Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal fans! Get ready for the most anticipated new US legal drama coming at your TV screens! Academy-Award nominee Viola Davis stars as a badass litigator and criminal law professor. Her teaching method is on a practical level, where she brings the students along on crime scenes to courtrooms. The best ones  get the chance to join her firm, alongside two associates. If there’s anything that I can say at this point, Keating’s character is reminiscent of Grey’s Dr. Miranda Bailey. And oh, they will do everything to prove their clients are not guilty. Everything.

Did you catch the double episode premiere of “How To Get Away With Murder” last October 15, 9:05pm on Sony Channel? Make it your new TV obsession every Wednesday night!

Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cable Link Channel 39.

 

About Sony Channel
Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing entertainment with the biggest and best of Hollywood. Designed for the socially connected viewer, Sony Channel features some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.
 
Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming.  Sony Channel appeals to a female-skewed, male-inclusive audience who loves to escape, engage and lose themselves in premium content. Viewers are modern, social, stylish and aspirational.
 
Sony Channel is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN, beTV, Sony Entertainment Television, Animax, ONE and GEM. See www.sonychannelasia.com, Facebook and Twitter for more.
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