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Celestial Classic Movies to launch on mio TV

Celestial Classic Movies to launch on SingTel's mio TV in February

Screen legend Cheng Pei Pei to visit Singapore for launch event

HONG KONG (January 13, 2012) - Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), an independent Asian media company, announced today that its pay-TV channel Celestial Classic Movies (CCM) will be carried on SingTel's mio TV service starting February 1st, 2012, marking the second platform to carry the channel in Singapore. To celebrate the channel's launch, CTE is bringing the award-winning actor and iconic Shaw Brothers star Cheng Pei Pei to Singapore to attend a launch event organized by SingTel on 14th January.

Celestial Classic Movies brings viewers some of the best Chinese films ever produced 24 hours a day in digitally remastered video quality. CCM features titles from the world-renowned Shaw Brothers Film Library including Kung Fu classics such as The One-Armed Swordsman, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Come Drink With Me and Blood Brothers. Besides iconic Kung Fu films, CCM also features classics in other genres such as comedy, drama, horror, musicals and even Huangmei opera. Fans of master directors like Chang Cheh and King Hu and stars such as Gordon Liu, Cheng Pei Pei, Ti Lung, and John Chiang will find some of their best work on CCM.

"We are delighted that Celestial Classic Movies is joining its sister channel Celestial Movies on SingTel's mio TV. With both channels and Celestial Movies On Demand on the Jingxuan Pack, subscribers will get a complete package of Chinese movie offerings, from the latest blockbusters to iconic classics, and through both scheduled programming and on demand," said Ofanny Choi, Executive Vice President, TV Networks, Celestial Tiger Entertainment.

To commemorate the launch of Celestial Classic Movies, screen legend Cheng Pei Pei will attend a mall event organized by SingTel. Cheng is an iconic actor who carved herself a reputation as the "Queen of Swords" in Chinese classics such as Golden Swallow, Dragon Swamp, Come Drink with Me and The Lady Hermit. Cheng is also known for her award-winning performance as Jade Fox in Ang Lee's Oscar®-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Cheng most recently starred in the Jackie Chan-produced movie Legendary Amazons.

Cheng will appear at the Causeway Point shopping centre event from 2:30pm on Saturday, 14th January. Fans will get up-close and personal with the screen legend as she shares her memories and experiences working on countless movies and with other legendary movie stars.


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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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About Celestial Classic Movies

CELESTIAL CLASSIC MOVIES presents some of the best Chinese movies ever produced! From the most iconic Kung Fu films to the most memorable dramas, CELESTIAL CLASSIC MOVIES brings you masterpieces from Chinese cinema history including movies from the world-famous Shaw Brothers Film Library. All Shaw Brothers movies featured have been digitally restored to bring viewers sound and picture quality matching the original cinematic prints. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, CELESTIAL CLASSIC MOVIES also showcases the best work of many legends of Chinese cinema, including master directors like Chang Cheh, King Hu, Li Han-hsiang and Liu Chia-liang and stars such as Cheng Pei-pei, Ti Lung, John Chiang, Gordon Liu, Leslie Cheung and Maggie Cheung.