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Scott Brothers off to Asia to mark HGTV debut

Property Brothers stars Drew Scott (pictured, right) and Jonathan Scott (left) are heading to the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore later this month as part of a tour accompanying the launch of HGTV in Asia.
February 9, 2015

Property Brothers stars Jonathan Scott (pictured, left) and Drew Scott (right) are heading to the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore later this month as part of a live tour accompanying the launch of HGTV in Asia.

Parent company Scripps Networks Interactive took HGTV to Singapore in December, marking the first time HGTV has launched as a 24/7 channel dedicated to home and lifestyle programming outside North America. The net is broadcast on the cable channel StarHub.

The Scott brothers are to appear in a series of road shows and dinner events in Singapore between February 23 and 26. Their series Buying and Selling and Brother vs. Brother are to air on HGTV in Asia in March and April respectively.

“Launching HGTV in Singapore was an exciting process and the feedback that we have received so far has been very positive,” said Derek Chang, MD of Scripps Networks Interactive for Asia Pacific, in a statement. “StarHub has been an excellent partner in bringing the channel to life, and we look forward to working with the team to bring our brightest HGTV stars to Singapore.

“Drew and Jonathan are fantastic, and I am confident that they will captivate and charm their fans here,” the exec continued. “We look forward to building their profile, and growing the channel into a household name as we bring HGTV to more viewers in the region this year.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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