Red by HBO
Red by HBO (formerly Screen Red, but simply known as Red) was a Southeast Asian pay television movie channel. It was a joint venture between HBO Asia and the Hong Kong studio Mei Ah Entertainment. Launched in 2010, the channel focused primarily on films from Asian countries, all of which are presented in their original language and with localized subtitles available. The channel was unlike most HBO networks in that it carried advertising.
|Broadcast area||Asia (except Hong Kong)|
|Headquarters||Lorong Chuan New Tech Park, Singapore|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 480i/576i 16:9 or letterboxed for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||HBO Asia Pte. Ltd.|
|Launched||12 April 2010|
|Closed||1 October 2019Unifi TV feed, Malaysia) (|
1 July 2021 (Asia)
5 July 2021 (South Korea)
|Former names||Screen RED (2010-2015)|
In October 2015, the channel rebranded as Red by HBO. The rebranding signified a widening in the channel's scope to cover all of Southeast Asia (in addition to China, Japan, and South Korea); and a new on-air appearance meant to evoke contemporary interpretations of Asian imagery.
On 1 July 2021, Red by HBO was discontinued throughout Asia, with the last film aired The Garden of Evening Mists. In Philippines, Tap Movies was launched on September 20, 2021 with (Ch.50)SD and (Ch.215)HD channels.
- "Red Screen Re-Branding Becomes Red By HBO" (in Indonesian). JarkartaKita. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
- "Screen Red is now simply Red". Manla Standard. Retrieved 27 April 2016.