HISTORY™ ASIA TO LAUNCH FIRST ORIGINAL REALITY COMPETITION SERIES WITH CANON

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HISTORY™ ASIA TO LAUNCH FIRST ORIGINAL REALITY COMPETITION SERIES WITH CANON.
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28th August 2014, Singapore – On September 23, HISTORY™ and Canon will launch Photo Face-Off, an original reality competition series which sees amateur photographers go head to head with renowned and professional photographer, Justin Mott, in a series of photography challenges.

Five amateur photographers, one each from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, will move on to the one hour finale to compete for the ultimate prize – two all-expenses paid trips, first to Japan for the Canon Photoclinic, where he or she will receive mentorship by a professional photographer; and next to New York City, where that training will be put to use as an official red carpet event photographer for some of the world’s biggest stars. Following two months of intense travels, filming concluded in Kenting, Taiwan, against the backdrop of the award-winning movie, Life of Pi.

Premiering September 23, every Tuesday at 10.30pm on HISTORY™ (StarHub TV Ch 401), Photo Face-Off will keep viewers at the edge of their seats as the photographers battle through three challenges – speed, theme and extreme.

“Photography is one of the most celebrated ways to capture history and we developed Photo Face-Off as an original series for HISTORY™ to showcase the unique cultures and diversity across these six countries in Asia,” said Michele Schofield, Senior Vice President, Programming & Marketing, A+E Networks Asia. “We injected the Canon PhotoMarathon concept into the series as our photographers’ skills and creativity are put to the test, completing each challenge under time pressure in a one day marathon.”

On partnering with Canon PhotoMarathon for Photo Face-Off, Charles Less, Head of Advertising Sales, A+E Networks Asia, commented, “We pride ourselves in offering our partners highly creative integrated solutions and it is our privilege to once again partner with a prominent brand like Canon.”

“We are thrilled to see our Canon PhotoMarathon concept brought to life on television with Photo Face-Off,” said Hideaki Nishimura, Senior Director & General Manager, Regional Imaging & Consumer Products Division, Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. “At Canon, we believe anyone is capable of capturing his or her special moments in a beautiful manner and we hope to inspire more people in continuing to do so.”

Photo Face-Off is brought to you by Canon PhotoMarathon.

About HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™
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HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for entertaining hit series and revealing, award-winning event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and fascinating manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of genres ranging from real-life characters who bring history to life every day, to natural history, contemporary history, technology and science, as well as archaeology and pop culture. Hit series include Kings of Restoration, Pawn Stars, The Vikings, Ancient Aliens, Duck Dynasty, Counting Cars, Hidden Cities Extreme and Ride N’ Seek. For more information, please visit:

Homepage: www.historyasia.com Facebook & Twitter: HistoryAsia

About A+E Networks®
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A+E Networks is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, from home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the following networks and divisions: A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN™ (formerly Lifetime Movie Network®), bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Español™, Crime & Investigation Network®, Military HISTORY®, LRW™ (formerly Lifetime Real Women®), A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International™, A+E Networks Digital™ and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 300 million households in over 150 countries. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
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Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits about 10% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

More information is available at www.canon.com.sg.

About Canon PhotoMarathon
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Into its 12th consecutive edition, Canon PhotoMarathon is the premier photo competition in the South and South East Asia region. Spanning over 8 countries, Canon PhotoMarathon will bring together photographic talents from Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, challenging participants to create photographic masterpieces in line with assigned themes – under time pressure.

Participants will have their creativity and endurance stretched in this full-day event and the winner from each country will walk away with an unforgettable all-expenses paid trip to Canon Photoclinic, where they will be mentored by a professional photographer.

More details of Canon PhotoMarathon are available at www.canon-asia.com/photomarathon

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