Singapore May 20, 2016 – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia announced today that it will bring The Amazing Race Asia back for a fifth season. This marks the return of the popular global format to general entertainment powerhouse AXN, which was home to the series’ previous four, top-rated seasons.
Virginia Lim, Vice President and Head of Content and Marketing for SPT Networks, Asia, said: “High quality original productions like The Amazing Race Asia are the cornerstone of our programming strategy. The U.S. version continues to be one of our most popular series on AXN, so it was important to find a way to reignite our beloved Asian adaptation.”
“The Amazing Race Asia has been a successful format around the region bringing compelling quality content recreated in a locally relevant manner for audiences here. We are excited to work with SPT Networks to bring back this highly-rated reality series and to deliver it in a very engaging platform for fans,” said Mark Chan, Head of Disney Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia.
Based on the Emmy Award-winning adventure reality series distributed around the world by Disney Media Distribution, The Amazing Race Asia 5 will premiere on AXN in late 2016 and promises to be the most adrenaline-fueled season ever. Ten teams chosen from across the region will compete in a high-octane dash around the world for a chance at the winning crown and USD$100,000 in cash.
A call for team applications will be announced next week when AXN will invite aspiring racers to submit their audition videos to prove that they have what it takes to be part of The Amazing Race Asia’s ultimate adventure.
Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported 24/7 channels including English general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel; and Asian content giants Animax, GEM and ONE. SPT Networks’ portfolio collectively features the biggest and best titles from Korea, Japan and the U.S that are first run, exclusive and aired close to the original telecast. Taking the content beyond the linear screen, SPT Networks immerses viewers in its premium entertainment via large-scale festivals, celebrity fan meets and social platform conversations. In Asia, SPT Networks’ portfolio is available across 19 territories and in over 42 million homes.