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.”
HOUSE OF CARDS stars Kevin Spacey as President Francis Underwood in this wicked one-hour political drama series that slithers behind the curtain of power, sex, ambition, love, greed and corruption in modern Washington D.C. Francis and his equally ambitious wife Claire, played by Robin Wright, stop at nothing to ensure their hold on power.
Developed and produced by Beau Willimon (The Ides of March), HOUSE OF CARDS has earned several accolades including Kevin Spacey’s most recent Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Television Drama, Robin Wright’s Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Television Drama, as well as Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series. It was also honored as one of the American Film Institute’s TV Programs of the Year for 2013.
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About RTL CBS Entertainment HD
Launched in Asia in 2013, RTL CBS Entertainment HD is the first channel of RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, the joint venture formed by world leading content producers, RTL Group and CBS Studios International. A general entertainment channel, it offers a balanced mix of reality, drama, comedy and daily programmes and features exclusive first run content within hours of the initial US or UK broadcast including series Scorpion and House of Cards; talent competition The X Factor UK; and daily shows Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and the Late Show with David Letterman. The channel also features popular programmes including Under The Dome, Extant, Elementary, Beauty and the Beast and America’s Got Talent among others.