Your source for engaging, quality multicultural content

IMD is a leading provider of in-language and ethnic television in North America, facilitating the distribution of over 50 networks and VOD services to cable, telco, and satellite platforms, as well as delivering integrated multicultural marketing solutions for the television industry and beyond.


Company Overview


International Media Distribution (IMD) is a leading provider of some of the world’s most popular entertainment networks.


For over twenty years, IMD has helped the world’s leading networks grow pay TV distribution in the United States and Canada. IMD provides a full service solution for content owners ranging from strategic planning, sales distribution, contract negotiation, consumer marketing solutions and channel delivery. IMD develops and implements creative and innovative multicultural marketing solutions for businesses, advertisers and agencies.

With over forty global network brands in its portfolio IMD can reach Chinese, South Asian, Filipino, French, Italian, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, Hispanic, Arabic, German, Greek, Japanese and more. IMD is an NBCUniversal company.


50+ honors from premier industry organizations


IMD does not have any current positions available. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at other divisions of the company

Beijing TV & Hunan TV now available for Shaw Cable customers
Nov 26 2015

Beijing TV & Hunan TV now available for Shaw Cable customers

Free Preview of both channels available for all Shaw Cable customers until January 5

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA – November 26, 2015 – International Media Distribution (IMD) and Shaw Communications Inc. today announced the addition of Beijing TV and Hunan TV to Shaw’s selection of Mandarin-language television channels. Available today, Shaw Cable customers will now have access to quality lifestyle and entertainment programming from two of China’s most popular networks. A free preview of both channels is also available throughout the holidays until Tuesday, January 5. 

Beijing TV and Hunan TV are available to Shaw Cable customers as an add-on to their existing Mandarin pack subscriptions or an individual pick-and-pay basis for those customers who subscribe to Talentvision.

Canada is home to almost 1.5 million people of Chinese ancestry, many of whom reside in Shaw Cable service areas. Chinese Canadians make up the largest Asian segment in the country.

The new channels will be available throughout most of British Columbia, Alberta and other Shaw service areas throughout Western Canada. Channel descriptions below:

Beijing TV (BTV), Channel 552 

Beijing TV is a Chinese channel in Mandarin, focused on the greater Beijing area offering viewers high quality programming on culture, history, travel, and entertainment. Popular programs including “Health Preservation,” “Perfect Food,” “Archives,” and “Beijing News.”

Hunan TV (HTV), Channel 553

 Hunan TV is a leading Chinese general entertainment channel in Mandarin with a focus on city living, entertainment, fashion, galas and reality shows. Popular programs including “Take Me Out,” “Day Day Up,” and “Happy Camp.”

Customers can subscribe by calling Shaw at 1-888-472-2222, ordering through the remote, or by visiting the Shaw Chinese web portal at

Media Contacts:
Shelly Kurtz, IMD on behalf of Beijing TV & Hunan TV 

Executive Director, Sales & Marketing 


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