International celebrities from HISTORY®, LIFETIME® and FYI® hit series to ignite the star-studded entertainment convention in respective cities.
SINGAPORE, 4th July 2017: A+E Networks Asia today announced the launch of HISTORY Con 2017 in Manila (The Philippines) and its plan to bring the branded experience to Malaysia this year. The mega entertainment convention will be held at the World Trade Centre in Manila from 10th to 13th August, promoted by Viva Entertainment in Manila and GR8 Dreams in Malaysia.
Popular celebrities “Horny” Mike Henry (Counting Cars), Ryu Lim (Forged In Fire), Jaime Dempsey (Ride N’ Seek), and Justin Mott (Photo Face-off), will ignite the star-studded extravaganza in both cities. Back by popular demand and exclusively in the Philippines, Rick Harrison (Pawnstars) will join the stellar line up to reunite with fans in Manila, as well as all-time favourite Danielle Colby (The Pickers) who will make her debut appearance.
The convention will also feature local talent such as iconic Malaysian comedian, Harith Iskander (Celebrity Car Wars); Filipino personalities, Phoemela Baranda and Gaby Dela Merced (Celebrity Car Wars), to make special appearances in their respective cities.
HISTORY Con, Manila’s biggest entertainment convention, saw an overwhelming 50,000 attendees at the four-day action-packed event in 2016. This year, the highly anticipated entertainment convention will expand to host over 300 exhibitors and experiences, including for the first time, ‘FYI Home & Living’ fair, curated by the networks’ contemporary lifestyle brand – FYI. International stars from FYI’s hit shows John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin (Tiny House Nation), and Adam Liaw (Destination Flavour) will join the stellar line up.
The convention in Malaysia will include a LIFETIME experience zone with headlining celebrity Matt Preston (Masterchef Australia judge) as well as local favourite, Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist), and iconic Malaysian comedian, Harith Iskander (Celebrity Car Wars). Further details of the convention in Malaysia will follow shortly.
To celebrate HISTORY’s 10th year anniversary in Asia, HISTORY Maker Awards will be given to 10 notable individuals from respective countries who have had a significant impact on their nation’s life and culture. The awardees will be announced closer to date.
Event attendees will also be invited to make history by participating in various world-record breaking attempts.
Visit historyasia.com/historycon for ticketing details and more information.
About A+E Networks Asia
A+E Networks™ Asia is owned by the award-winning, global media content company, A+E Networks™, which is dedicated to offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks Asia is comprised of Lifetime®, HISTORY®, FYI™ (formerly bio.®), H2™ and Crime & Investigation™. A+E Networks Asia operates and distributes its portfolio in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Fiji, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Maldives, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. Globally, A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 160 countries.
HISTORY® & HISTORY HD® are the leading destinations for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multimedia platforms. HISTORY® original hit series include Alone, Forged In Fire, Pawn Stars, The Pickers, Ancient Aliens, Counting Cars, The Curse of Oak Island, Vikings, SIX, as well as Asia Original Productions Photo Face-Off, Ride N’ Seek and Celebrity Car Wars.
HISTORY® is available in more than 330 million households in over 185 territories globally and 41 languages.
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FYI® is the first network of its kind for the modern world – an upscale inspiration engine that fuels what we call improvised living. A contemporary lifestyle network for your inspiration, for your imagination or for your innovation that embraces an adventurous, personalised and non-prescriptive approach to lifestyle content, featuring over 300 hours of original programming every year. From our viewer’s taste, space, look, journey and more – FYI covers a range of experiences that reflect how people actually live their lives today, not constrained by one passion or interest. Programming hits include Tiny House Nation, Fit to Fat to Fit, Destination Flavour, Travels with bondi Vet, and Seven Year Switch.
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Lifetime® is an entertainment destination offering the highest quality dramas, movies and reality with celebrated and award winning programmes like UnREAL, Zoo, MasterChef Australia, MasterChef Asia, Dance Moms and critically-acclaimed Lifetime original movies, Flowers in the Attic and Petals on The Wind. A television network infused with passion and empowerment, Lifetime™ reflects the full spectrum of the modern female experience, delivering top tier entertainment.
Lifetime® is available in more than 150 million households in over 100 territories and 7 languages.
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