Countries add to E! int’l success story

Kabelvision, Essent Kabelcom sign on as partners

E! Networks has clinched deals for localized channel feeds in the Netherlands and Indonesia.

Kabelvision, the leading pay TV operator in Indonesia, and Essent Kabelcom, the second-largest cable operator in Holland, have signed on as the latest partners. Feeds will begin before the end of the month, bringing to 14 the number of new territories E! has entered in the past year.

“E! Networks’ entertainment and lifestyle programming translates exceptionally well internationally,” said Kevin MacLellan, E!’s senior VP of international.

To celebrate the launch in Indonesia, E! will send production crews to the country’s hottest locations and events, and feature interviews with top local celebrities to be showcased in E!’s international series “Wild On” and “FYE.”

“Partnering with E! Networks enables us to bring the globally recognized E! brand name to our platform and offer our viewers the latest news from the international and local entertainment arenas,” said Kabelvision’s acting CEO, Marshall Cooper.

“The amazing array of entertainment and lifestyle programming found on E! will definitely appeal to Kabelcom digital TV viewers,” said Essent Kabelcom chief operations officer Marco de Jong.

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