America Direct is a company that distributes American and Canadian channels (including ABC, WGN, NBC, CBC, YTV and CBS) to Philippine cable and satellite TV operators. It was launched in 1992, America Direct is member of PCTA.

The founder of America Direct was Kahikero Yoshiko (born 1934, died 2020)

despite focusing on distributes American and Canadian TV channels, America Direct also distributes Japanese TV channels (including BS and CS channels) since 1995, also distributes some BBC UK channels since 2001, El TV Kadsre channels since 1993, and of course Southeast Asian channels since 1998.

It was best known for censors some shows that conflicts Netflix deal (such as Riverdale on The CW) out, replacing with a message, also replacing American commercials with message (since 2010).

The WGN programming dispute

from 1995-2016, WGN airs programming that counterfeiting deal with The WB/The CW, WGN forces America Direct to not letting WGN's America Direct feed to air The WB/The CW programming, replacing affected programs with a message "WGN is airing The "WB) (replaced with "CW" from September onwards) programming, Tribune, owner of WGN forces to not let America Direct to air The "WB" programming, to watch the programming that is disputed, please enjoy WPIX, contact your local cable operator to subscribe".

2011 Japan tsunami telecast on America Direct channels

during 2011 Japan tsunami, America Direct interrupts all of America Direct-distributed channels (except Japanese channels, such as Nippon TV, NHK G, Fuji TV and TV Asahi, all which also interrupted and also YTV, Teletoon and Treehouse, 3 of which shows same telecast via split-screen) for live telecast from Fuji TV

List of channels that America Direct distributes

  • ABC (WABC)
  • NBC (WNBC)
  • CBS (WCBS)
  • Fox USA (WNYW)
  • The CW (WPIX)
  • MyNetworkTV (WWOR)
  • RKO Network (WRKO)
  • CBC (CBLT)
  • CTV (CFTO)
  • Global (CIII)
  • Citytv (CITY)
  • YTV (Canadian feed)
  • Teletoon (Canadian feed)
  • Treehouse (Canadian feed)
  • DejaView
  • Univision (WXTV)
  • Telemundo (WNJU)
  • Azteca America (WNYN-LD)
  • UniMas (WFUT)
  • WGN-TV
  • Fusion
  • Galavision
  • TUDN
  • Univision tlnovelas
  • El Ray Network
  • NHK G
  • Nippon TV
  • TBS Tokyo
  • Fuji TV
  • TV Asahi
  • TV Tokyo
  • Tokyo MX
  • NHK BS1
  • NHK BS Premium
  • BS Nittere
  • BS Asahi
  • BS TV Tokyo
  • BS Fuji
  • TBS Channel 1
  • TBS Channel 2
  • Fuji TV One
  • Fuji TV Two
  • Fuji TV NEXT
  • AT-X (Japanese feed)
  • Kids Station (Japanese feed)
  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • CBBC
  • CBeebies UK/BBC Four
  • BBC News
  • Channel 3 Thailand
  • TV5 HD1 Thailand
  • Channel 7 Thailand
  • MCOT 9
  • NBT 11
  • Thai PBS
  • TVRI
  • RCTI
  • Mediacorp Channel 5
  • VTV 1
  • El TV Kadsre 1
  • El TV Kadsre 2
  • El TV Kadsre 3
  • El TV Kadsre 4
  • El TV Kadsre 5
  • ETVKK El Kadsre
  • El TV Kadsre Filipino
  • Nicktoons (American feed)
  • SBC1
  • RTQ1
  • TV3 Malaysia
  • Catoonz!
  • WGN America
  • Game Show Network

Southeast Asian/International (ex-domestic) channels

in 2009, America Direct began to distribute Southeast Asian cable channels to cable TV operators outside of Metro Manila in order to compete with ACCION, Cable Boss, Omnicontent and CPI.

in 2012, America Direct began to distributes Novacable in-house channels.

in 2013, America Direct enforces most cable operators that carries these channels and most cable operators want to add these channels to add the following channels (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox US, The CW, MyNetworkTV, RKO and WGN) first before adding these channels.

  • CBeebies
  • BBC Earth
  • BBC Lifestyle
  • BVN
  • TechStorm (cross-carriage with Omnicontent)
  • ONE
  • OH!K
  • PeopleTV
  • WakuWaku Japan
  • RingTV Ringia
  • NovaTV
  • NovaKids
  • NovaMovies
  • N2
  • NovaNews

Upcoming channels

  • CTV Two (launch on May 1)
  • CTV Comedy Channel (launch on May 1)
  • CTV Sci-Fi Channel (launch on May 1)
  • CTV Life Channel (launch on May 1)
  • CTV Drama Channel (launch on May 1)

Former channels

  • TVtropolis (dropped on 2013)
  • Toon Disney/Disney XD (American feed) (1999-2013, due to its Southeast Asian feed launches)
  • PBS (WNET) (1992-2012, licensing agreememt with PBS expired)
  • BBC Three

List of America Direct partners

  • Disney
  • NBCUniversal
  • RKO
  • Corus Entertainment
  • ViacomCBS
  • CBC
  • Nexstar
  • Univision
  • Azteca
  • Rogers
  • Bell Media
  • Fox Entertainment
  • Warner Bros
  • NHK
  • TBS
  • Nippon TV
  • Fujisankei
  • TV Asahi
  • TXN
  • BBC
  • Novacable

List of TV operators carrys atleast one America Direct channel

in carriage dispute

  • SkyCable (2007-present, due to unknown reasons)
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