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AXN, BeTV And Animax August 2012 Highlights

 

This August, Cable TV junkies are in for a treat. Sony Pictures Entertainment Philippines, the guys who bring AXN, BeTV and Animax to the Philippine Cable TV Scene, have good stuff in store for its subscribers.
AXN

Starting August 6, AXN will air Seasons 1 and 2 of the 12-episode installations of Breaking_In. Breaking_In is a series centered around the fictional high-tech security firm “Contra Security,” where the characters work in extreme and sometimes ethically questionable measures to sell their security products. Cameron Price, a fresh college graduate, was caught red-handed hacking into a school’s computer system. Oz, head honcho of Contra Security Systems, drafts him by blackmail to work for him. Cameron gets caught up in a mad chase of going into “missions” for Contra, with hijinks and tensions running wild in his team. Alyssa Milano, Ted McGinley and NASCAR racer Jimmy Johnson appears as guest actors in Season One.

For National Heroes Day, AXN will have a two-day special tribute on August 26 and 27 showing high-grossing classic hero movies. On August 26, Terminator 2: The Judgement will be shown at 1:30pm, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life at 4:00pm, The Scorpion King at 6:05pm; and for August 27, Smokin’ Aces at 1:30, Bourne Identity at 3:20, Bourne Ultimatum at 5:25 and Hulk at 6:30pm.

 

BeTV

BeTV, the former AXN Beyond, will have new seasons for three of their highly rated TV series.

Surreal and sub-human comedy series Being Human will premiere Season Four on August 10, Friday, 11:45pm. A story about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost trying to live “human” lives, they will be joined this season by Nel, a 500-year old vampire while the werewolf Tom from the previous season will be seen more regularly.

Hair Battle Spectacular, a reality TV series where hairstylists vie to create the most avant-garde of hairstyles, will start Season Two on August 23 and run every Monday to Friday at 8:25pm. A-List designers and stylists like Derek J and Taylor Jacobson, along with guest judges, will critique their unique hair creations.

What could be deemed as the Survivor series of pastry chefs, Top Chef Just Desserts will gather fourteen chefs to battle it out for the best dessert creations. Gail Simmons will be returning as one of the hosts for this season. Season two starts on August 14, every Monday to Thursday at 9:15pm.

 

Animax

The anime adaptation of the popular manga series Bleach is now on season 3. Ichigo, Ishida and Chad set out on a journey to rescue their friend Orihime from the notorious Arranca leader, Aizen. They will meet new friends along the way as they journey to find Aizen’s lair and battle it out with the powerful Espadas, Aizen’s powerful henchmen.

Cute frog-like aliens from Planet Keron are planning to invade the Earth! Sergeant Keroro, the series’ namesake, has the grand ambition of dominating the world but luckily for the earthlings, they mistakenly found their way to the house of Fuyuki and Natsumi who foils their sinister but cute plans.

The comedy anime series Baka and Test: Summon the Best opens for the second season. After a brief summer vacation, Akihisa and her Class F comrades renew their struggle against their academic arch-rival, Class A.

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Sony Pictures Entertaiment is making sure that August will be an exciting month for Philippine Cable TV viewers. Pinay Media Planner or not, there are quite a few good reasons to forget work for a few hours and tune in to AXN, BeTV, or Animax. Take your pick.

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