Hong Kong (April 25, 2018) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today two new carriage agreements in Vietnam that expand CTE’s footprint there to over 3 million pay TV households. The newly-inked deals extend its action entertainment channel KIX onto Vietnam Television Cable Corporation (VTVCab), one of Vietnam’s largest cable operators and a fully-owned subsidiary of state-run broadcaster Vietnam Television; and nextTV, an IPTV and cable service provider owned by Viettel, Vietnam’s largest mobile network operator. These carriage agreements were closed by CTE’s Vietnam sales representative, Thaole Entertainment.
KIX will be available in both VTVCab’s Analog (Ch. 63) and Digital Pack (Ch. 60) reaching a potential audience of 2.4 million households in Vietnam. On nextTV, KIX will be included in Basic, Flexi and Family Packs (Ch. 42) reaching a potential 600,000 households.
“We are thrilled to see the enthusiasm for action entertainment by Vietnam’s pay TV operators and we are proud to meet this demand,” said Todd Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Celestial Tiger Entertainment. “KIX is a top-rated channel in key measured markets in Southeast Asia, and the channel’s rapid take-up in Vietnam is very encouraging.”
Localized with Vietnamese subtitles, KIX offers a high-octane blend of combat sports, action series and action movies. In April, action fans in Vietnam can watch first and exclusive combat sport events such as Road FC, Kunlun Fight and TopKing World Series, action reality shows such as Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge and Top Gear USA, as well as action movies such as Gods of Egypt.
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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; CCM, the world’s most-widely distributed Chinese movie channel with an unparalleled array of Chinese movie masterpieces; cHK, a general entertainment channel offering cool, chic, and contemporary celebrity-powered Hong Kong entertainment; KIX, the ultimate destination for action entertainment; MIAO MI, the Mandarin edutainment channel created for preschool kids across Asia; and THRILL, Asia’s only regional horror, thriller and suspense movie channel. 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.
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