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SCM the first TV network to broadcast The Golden Horse Awards live in multiple markets

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The Emperor of Chinese Entertainment delivers the prestigious celebration of the year's best Chinese films to 7 countries including Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Hong Kong, November 21 2013 – For the first time ever STAR Chinese Movies (SCM), FOX International Channels' (FIC) leading Chinese movies channel, will broadcast the 50th Golden Horse Awards in 7 countries across Asia, the Pacific and North America, evidence of the growing popularity and power of Chinese content outside of Asia. The Taiwan-based awards ceremony is widely recognized as one of the premier events amongst Asia's film industry and will air live on Nov 23 in Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. SCM is the only network to broadcast the awards event on such a wide global scale and this move is in line with FIC's ambitious goals to deliver and promote premium Chinese content to audiences across Asia and internationally.

In addition to the linear broadcast on SCM, the 50th Golden Horse Awards will also simulcast LIVE in Hong Kong on SCM Play, SCM's authenticated online player. The awards ceremony will also be made available as on-demand catch-up content on SCM Play in Singapore 1 week after the live broadcast. SCM Play is available as a value-added service to SCM's linear channel subscribers in Hong Kong and Singapore via www.scmplay.com or the iOS and Android app.

As Asia's #1 Chinese movies channel, SCM secures exclusive first-window TV rights for the top Chinese-language movies from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and other countries across Asia after their theatrical debuts. This year, twelve films broadcasted on SCM scored an impressive 40 nominations across every key category, underscoring FIC's commitment to delivering only the very best premium Chinese content to viewers in Asia and globally. Among the list of nominees, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster, received a grand total of 11 nominations, including 'Best Feature Film' and 'Best Director', while critically-acclaimed Singaporean film, ILO ILO, was shortlisted for 'Best Feature Film' along with five other nominations.

"SCM is proud to be bringing the prestigious Golden Horse Awards this year to so many countries around the world, especially as many of the films from our line-up have garnered such an impressive number of nominations," says Cora Yim, Senior Vice President of the Chinese Channels Group at FOX International Channels. "This is just the beginning of Chinese content's rise in popularity not just across Asia but in western countries as well, and FIC will continue to lead the curve in catering to this need globally."

The 50th Golden Horse Awards will air on SCM on November 23rd at 7pm HK/SIN. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/scmclub.

For a full list of nominations garnered by films on SCM, please see appendix in the attached press release.

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About SCM
STAR Chinese Movies (SCM) is the no. 1 Chinese movies channel in Asia and is the premier destination for lovers of blockbuster Chinese cinema, with more than 1,000 titles in its film inventory. SCM is dedicated to providing first-run, premium content as well as cutting-edge advanced services. Premiering box-office hits from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan, SCM guarantees exclusives from top Chinese and Asian producers and major studios such as Emperor Motion Pictures, Media Asia, Pegasus and Fortune Star. In addition to hit movies, SCM also offers a powerful combination of live events, major concerts and acclaimed Asian documentaries in Cantonese or Mandarin with Chinese and English as well as Bahasa Indonesia and Thai subtitles. This unrivalled content together with HD viewing, a VOD service and a market-leading online catch-up service called SCM Play, the channel provides an unmatched entertainment experience.

About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is 21stCentury FOX's international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports, movies and lifestyle channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 48 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.6 billion cumulative households worldwide.
In Asia, FIC operates or distributes 30+ channel brands, including the FOX, STAR and National Geographic brands, with over 100 feeds across 14 markets. As the leading pay-TV network in the region, we reach more than 550 million cumulative subscribers across Asia Pacific and the Middle East with offices in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Australia, New Zealand and the UAE. For more information, please visit www.foxinternationalchannels.com.

This press release was issued on behalf of FOX International Channels Asia by Tactic Public Relations Limited (Tactic). For further information, please contact:

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