BLUE ANT MEDIA GOES ON DECK WITH PIRATES AND MERMAIDS THIS SUMMER

Entertainment Press Releases Thursday May 31, 2018 10:07
Bangkok--31 May--Blue Ant Entertainment
Blue Ant Entertainment, the exclusive pay TV broadcaster of Siren across multiple territories in Asia, is set to make a splash with new shows and blockbuster movies this June!

All hands hoay as Blue Ant Entertainment brings out mermaids and pirates with American drama Siren premiering on 4 June, and the four classic Pirates of the Caribbean movies as part of a new weekly movie block on the same month.

From depths unknown
(C)Freeform

Legend has it that coastal town Bristol Cove on the Pacific Northwest was once home to mermaids. Folklore proves more than fiction when a mysterious young woman who calls herself Ryn (Eline Powell) suddenly appears one night. The strange visitor soon catches the interests of local marine biologist Ben Pownell (Alex Roe). Together, along with Ben's fellow marine biologist Maddie Bishop (Fola Evans-Akingbola), deep-sea fisherman Xander McClure (Ian Verdun), town eccentric and folklore expert Helen Hawkins (Rena Owen), and another mysterious woman who calls herself Donna (Sibongile Mlambo) unravel tensions between the denizens of land and sea as predatory mermaids seek to claim their birthright. Catch the two-hour special premiere of Siren on Monday, 4 June, at 8:45 P.M. first and exclusive on Blue Ant Entertainment.

Siren has reached over 4 million views since its premiere in the U.S. alone, and has been well received by the audience and critics alike. American digital media and entertainment company for women, Refinery29, described Siren as "gripping and original," while one of Florida's largest newspapers, Tampa Bay Times, says that the show is "worth the deep dive in." Cinemablend, internet's go-to source of entertainment news, praised Powell as "a standout as Ryn," and television news source website TV Fanatic said that "Siren is what television has been missing."

Shiver me timbers
(C) Disney/ Jerry Bruckheimer

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise follows the adventures of the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) involving magical treasures, supernatural creatures, former lovers, and even pirate mutiny. In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the governor's daughter, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), has been captured by Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Jack's traitorous former first mate who captains the cursed Black Pearl. Together with Elizabeth's lover, William Turner (Orlando Bloom), Jack sets sail to save the damsel in distress and reclaim what the mutinous Barbossa has stolen from him.

The first four movies [Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest; Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End; and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides] will air all Thursdays of June on Blue Ant Entertainment.

Love and the big screen
FIRST DATES (C) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

There's a lot more to look forward to this summer on Blue Ant Entertainment. Romance is in the air as complete strangers meet for the first time over lovely dinner on reality show First Dates every Tuesdays at 7:50PM. First Dates have instantly become a hit in the Philippines two weeks from its launch and have doubled Blue Ant Entertainment's weekday 8.50 P.M. timeslot average compared to the previous two weeks. This is based on the data released by Kantar Media.

The big screen is coming to the network's international channels, Blue Ant Entertainment and Blue Ant Extreme. The channels will soon carry box office classics from NBCUniversal and Disney to cater to a wider audience in the region.

To know more about the channel's exciting programs and movies lineup, follow Blue Ant Entertainment at www.facebook.com/BlueAntEntertainment/, @BlueAntEnt on Twitter, and @BlueAntEntertainment on Instagram.
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