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Celestial Movies to air the Biggest Winners from 2012 Hong Kong Film Awards

SINGAPORE (April 26, 2012) Fans of Hong Kong movies can now rejoice as Celestial Tiger Entertainment today announced the first and exclusive broadcast of three top Hong Kong films, slated to air on Celestial Movies in the second half of this year. Fret not if you missed the premieres of these films on the big screen as you can catch these blockbusters from the comfort of your home!

The three films, comprising Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, Life without Principle, and A Simple Life emerged as the biggest winners during the recent 2012 Hong Kong Film Awards. Held annually, the prestigious Hong Kong Film Awards recognizes outstanding achievements and the best films in the Hong Kong film industry.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Clearly the blockbuster hit to lookout for, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, which was shown in local cinemas late last year, achieved eight nominations and five awards, including Best Action Choreography, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Design and Best Visual Effects. Starring Jet Li, Zhou Xun and Chen Kun, this action-packed martial arts epic promises to keep you on the edge of your seat will premiere on Celestial Movies in July.

Life without Principle

Life without Principle, starring Lau Ching-wan, Richie Jen and Denise Ho, clinched the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards. The movie, which premiered in local cinemas in October last year, depicts the morality struggle of three people in the midst of a global economic crisis in order to solve their financial woes. Life without Principle will premiere on Celestial Movies in September.

A Simple Life

A Simple Life, starring Andy Lau and Deanie Yip, bagged four major awards, including Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. The show depicts a heart-warming relationship between a young master, Roger (Lau) and the servant who raised him, Sister Peach (Yip). A Simple Life is currently showing in local cinemas. It will premiere on Celestial Movies in late 2012.

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About Celestial Tiger Entertainment

Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) is a diversified media company dedicated to entertaining audiences in Asia and beyond. The company focuses on the operation of branded pay television channels, content creation and content distribution targeted at Asian consumers.

CTE operates a powerful bouquet of distinct pay television channels including: Celestial Movies, the most broadly distributed 24-hour Chinese and Asian movies channel in the world; Celestial Classic Movies, the gateway to an unparalleled array of Chinese movie masterpieces; Celestial Movies On Demand, Celestial's subscription video on demand service; KIX, the ultimate in action entertainment; Thrill, Asia's only horror and suspense

movie channel; and KIX HD, featuring the best of action with a late-night dose of thrillers in high definition.

As one of Asia's largest vertically integrated entertainment companies, CTE produces original content which complements its channels business. CTE is also the exclusive sales agent of content in all media in Southeast Asia and China from independent Hollywood studio Lionsgate.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, CTE is a joint venture among Saban Capital Group, a leading private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment and communications industries; Celestial Pictures, a major Asian entertainment company wholly-owned by Astro, the owner and operator of the leading DTH platform in Malaysia; and Lionsgate, the world's largest independent filmed entertainment studio.

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