Celestial Movies Launches on SK Broadband
HONG KONG (October 11, 2016) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today the launch of its flagship Chinese movie channel, Celestial Movies, on SK Broadband – a major pay TV platform in South Korea with over 3.8 million subscribers. The channel is now available on SK Broadband’s linear service “B tv” as well as Over-The-Top (OTT) services “B tv plus” and “oksusu”. The deal marks CTE’s first foray into South Korea.
“We are very excited to team up with SK Broadband for our entry into the South Korean market. SK Broadband’s B tv subscribers can now enjoy iconic Chinese blockbusters featuring their favorite Chinese stars localized with Korean subtitles on Celestial Movies. This launch in South Korea is a very important milestone for Celestial Tiger Entertainment as this marks the 16th country for our network footprint,” said Todd Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Celestial Tiger Entertainment.
Celestial Movies will be fully localized with Korean subtitles. The channel will offer Chinese blockbusters and iconic films covering a diverse range of genres and featuring superstars like Jet Li, Chow Yun Fat, Stephen Chow and Nicolas Tse. Celestial Movies also airs special programming each month centered around themes such as tribute to stars, special holidays and particular genres. Beyond movies, the channel also presents interviews with renowned Chinese stars and directors.
Celestial Movies is CTE’s flagship Chinese movie channel in Asia. In Malaysia, Celestial Movies, Celestial Movies HD and Celestial Classic Movies continued to dominate the Chinese demographic as the top three most-watched regional movie channels among Astro Chinese 4+ audiences in the first six months of 2016*. In Indonesia, Celestial Movies remained among the top four regional movie channels including Hollywood services**.
Celestial Movies can be found on Channel 88 on SK Broadband, and is carried on the platform’s B tv Prime Pack.
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* Source: Kantar Media, DTAM Malaysia. Jan-Jun 2016; all time; live and consolidated viewing data (as of 19 July, 2016); ranked by average audience on an individual channel basis. Astro Chinese 4+; across regional movie channels (incl. Celestial, Celestial HD, Celestial Classic, Cinemax, Fox Action HD, Fox Family HD, Fox Movies, Fox Movies HD, HBO, HBO HD, Sundance HD, TVB Classic Movies).
**Source: Nielsen, Indonesia Pay TV (Greater Jakarta) Pay TV 20+; Jan-Jun 2016, ranked by average audience, across regional movie channels (AMC, CM, Cinemax, Fox Family Movies, FMP, HBO, HBO Family, HBO Hits & HBO Signature).
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About Celestial Tiger Entertainment
CELESTIAL TIGER ENTERTAINMENT (CTE) is a leading independent media company dedicated to entertaining audiences in Asia and beyond. The company creates and distributes branded pay television channels and services targeted at Asian consumers.
CTE operates a powerful bouquet of distinct pay television services including: CELESTIAL MOVIES, the premier 24-hour first-run Chinese movie channel in Asia and beyond; CELESTIAL CLASSIC MOVIES, the world’s most-widely distributed Chinese movie channel with an unparalleled array of Chinese movie masterpieces; CELESTIAL MOVIES PINOY, the Chinese movie channel that is programmed, dubbed and promoted specifically to Filipino viewers; cHK, the Chinese entertainment channel offering the latest Hong Kong and other Asian blockbuster movies, alongside highly-anticipated Chinese dramas and series; KIX, the ultimate destination for action entertainment; KIX 360, the dedicated Over-The-Top (OTT) linear feed for KIX; MIAO MI, the Mandarin “Edutainment” channel created for preschool kids across Asia; THRILL, Asia’s only regional horror, thriller and suspense movie channel; and THRILL 360, the dedicated Over-The-Top (OTT) linear feed for THRILL. All of CTE’s channel brands are available as linear, on-demand and over-the-top services. CTE also produces original production for its bouquet of channels.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, CTE’s majority shareholders are Saban Capital Group, a leading private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment and communications industries; Celestial Pictures, a diversified Asian entertainment company owned by Astro Overseas Limited; and Lionsgate, the world’s largest independent filmed entertainment studio.
For more information, please visit www.celestialtiger.com.