HGTV Asia-Pacific orders “House Hunters Asia”

The Scripps Networks Interactive-owned HGTV channel in Asia-Pacific is marking its one-year anniversary in the region with its first long-form original production based on the U.S. format House Hunters (pictured).
December 2, 2015

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned net HGTV is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Asia-Pacific with the channel’s first long-form original production.

Produced by Endemol Shine, House Hunters Asia is to follow prospective real estate buyers from across Asia on their search for a new place to call home. The 6 x 30-minute program is based on the U.S. format House Hunters (pictured) and will be filmed in Singapore and Malaysia beginning in January.

Since launching in Asia-Pacific one year ago, the network has produced a raft of local short-form titles, including I Love This, Small Spaces, Extreme Homes: Luxury Asia and Asian Traditions. HGTV is currently available in five countries and across seven platforms in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Mongolia and Australia.

House Hunters Asia is set to broadcast on HGTV in the second quarter of 2016.

“This new production is further testament to our continued investment in the region and our commitment to producing local original productions for HGTV,” said Derek Chang, Asia-Pacific MD at Scripps Networks Interactive, in a statement.

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