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More cable TV shows to be screened within 24 hours of overseas telecast

To fight piracy, more cable TV shows will be shown in Singapore less than a day after their initial overseas telecast

Published on Apr 28, 2014 6:24 PM

Television audiences here are enjoying shorter waits to catch their favourite shows, as cable channels are broadcasting programmes faster than ever after their initial telecast overseas.

Starting July, HBO Asia will broadcast all original HBO and Cinemax programmes less than 24 hours after their premiere in the United States.

Currently, Singaporean viewers have to wait around one week after the shows' US debuts before they can watch them on TV here.

An upcoming show to fall under HBO Asia's new scheme is The Knick directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen, Cinemax's period drama set in a hospital in early 20th century New York City.

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