Singapore/Bangkok, 26 August 2020 – TechStorm, the world’s first 24/7 HD channel focusing on Asian Esports and tech innovations stories is now available on Thailand’s Number 1 leader in Digital Life Service Provider, AIS. Its exclusive content will be made available to all channels of AIS PLAY subscribers, which are AIS PLAY application, AIS PLAYBOX, and website https://aisplay.ais.co.th, starting in August.
The premium game-centric and tech centric content channel will show award winning programmes such as Shark Tank, The Gadget Show as well as the World’s First Esports reality series, Gamerz and international game reviews for some of the world’s most popular game titles like Fortnite, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Red Dead Redemption. TechStorm currently reaches more than 37 million viewers in Asia. With the channel’s inaugural launch into Thailand, that number is set to grow even further.
Mr. Alistair Johnston, Managing Director – New Business of AIS, elaborates: “AIS is the Number 1 leader in Digital Life Service Provider in Thailand, we’re best associated by leading new market trends and being the first to introduce cutting edge technologies and media experiences that reflects the forward-looking aspirations of the Thai subscribers. Our inaugural launch of TechStorm is a testimony of that. TechStorm’s unique Asian Esports, gaming exclusives coupled with infotaining slate of never-before-seen international series on latest innovations, featuring some of the world’s game changing technologies; truly strengthens AIS PLAY’s content proposition to bring unique world class entertainment onto our platforms.”
“We are incredibly proud to partner with Thailand’s Number 1 digital life service provider, AIS for this inaugural launch. Looking at how they place their customers at the heart of all their operations, and respond to their needs, we are confident AIS PLAY subscribers will enjoy trendy, pop culture gaming series premiere, featuring one of the world’s top professional teams: Fnatic in Gamerz Season 2 and take a peek into the real-life story of Space X Founder: Elon Musk in Elon Musk – The Real Life Ironman. Thai subscribers will instantly connect up-close with life stories of Southeast Asia’s top gaming celebrities like Philippines’ top game streamer Alodia Gosengfiao (Mobile Legends, Overwatch, Call of Duty), Indonesia’s top gaming streamer Sherlin Tsu @Babyshark (Mobile Legends), top Asian professional gaming teams Resurgence, Team Inpunity and exclusive features on hot innovation trends all on Storm Bytes, our original in-house production,” says Debbie Lee, Founder & CEO of TechStorm.
“AIS has the largest user base with over 41 million subscribers, launching a refreshing unduplicated content now in this period reflects our commitment to meet and exceed our subscribers’ expectations. With the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the corresponding time spent on screens viewing entertainment, both big and small has spiked to more than 4 hours per day according to local reports,” comments Mr. Alistair Johnston, Managing Director – New Business of AIS.
AIS PLAY subscribers can catch TechStorm Channel 251 on AIS PLAY application, AIS PLAYBOX, and website https://aisplay.ais.co.th, to enjoy these premieres: Robot Wars from 26 August, Mondays to Thursdays at 7:55pm, Buy It Now on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9pm, where inventors are given only 90 seconds to demonstrate their products in the hope to secure sales with a national retailer. There is also the channel’s Esports time belt at 10pm, every weekday night and back-to-back-episodes of StartUp, a drama series on digital currency with a star-studded cast, on Fridays from 28 August at 8pm, only on TechStorm.
TechStorm reaches more than 37 million viewers in Asia, and is currently distributed across 25 million mobile OTT subscribers and more than 3.3 million subscriber households. TechStorm is available on Dialog TV Channel 62 and MyDialog OTT in Sri Lanka, StarHub Channel 420 and StarHub TV+ OTT in Singapore, First Media Channel 333 and FirstMediaX OTT, Telkomsel’s MAXstream OTT, and Genflix OTT in Indonesia, Cellcard TV OTT, SingMeng TV Channel 251 and Splus mobile TV in Cambodia. Sky Cable Channel 212, Cignal Play OTT and via Omnicontent Management Inc. across 42 leading MSOs and provincial cable systems in the Philippines.
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited or AIS, the no. 1 leader in Digital Life Service Provider, which has the most spectrum for service, total 1450 MHz, and has the most amount of users over 41 million numbers (as of June 2020). AIS is ready to drive Thailand with innovation from 5G technology, which currently covering 77 provinces as the first service provider by 3 businesses such as Mobile phone service, High-speed internet service under the brand of AIS Fibre, and digital services in 5 domains, including video, cloud, digital payment, Internet of Things (IoT), and services with partners, as well as expanding into new business groups like AIS eSports services, and AIS Insurance. All of this, to support the strength of the digital infrastructure of the country, including increasing the capacity of the industrial sector and improving the quality of life for Thais at the same time, which in line with the spirit of AIS as a Digital Life Service Provider, which is ready to bring digital services to enhance the quality of life for Thais.
TechStorm is Asia’s fastest growing nextGen network that celebrates the region’s rising stars in esports, and tech innovations; made available across 20 countries in Asia Pacific. Its 24/7 nextGen network programmed in HD showcases a compelling line-up of the best in-class, first-run and high quality exclusive entertainment targeting mass, spectator esports audience, millennial generation and families. TechStorm’s distribution is multi-platform, across more than 25 platform partners with the region’s biggest names in esports and tech on its rapidly growing network. Its Asian original content series Storm Bytes is distributed on mobile streaming across multi countries on multiple platforms across the world. TechStorm reaches more than 37 million viewers in Asia, and is currently distributed across 25 million mobile OTT subscribers and more than 3.3 million subscriber households.
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