New Carriage Deals Include First Foray into Laos
Hong Kong (January 23, 2018) – On the heels of blockbuster ratings for full year 2017 for its suite of channels, Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today three new carriage deals, including CTE’s first launch in Laos and new carriage agreements in Cambodia and Indonesia.
“We are thrilled to further expand and deepen our footprint across Southeast Asia,” said Todd Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Celestial Tiger Entertainment. “These new carriage deals, with more to come in 2018, reflect the high performance, high quality, and high value that CTE’s channels deliver.”
The deals cover the following CTE channels:
Celestial Movies (CM) is the premier 24-hour first-run Chinese movie channel in Asia; Celestial Classic Movies (CCM), the world’s most-widely distributed classic Chinese movie channel; KIX, the ultimate destination for action entertainment; and Thrill, Asia’s only regional horror, thriller and suspense movie channel.
The new carriage deals are as follows:
First Media, Indonesia’s leading cable pay-TV provider and high speed internet broadband services, carries Celestial Movies and KIX. First Media, also known as Link Net, is the largest integrated internet and multimedia service provider, reaching over 2 million homes in Indonesia.
LaoSAT, the leading provider of satellite and DTH TV service operator in Laos, now carries KIX and Thrill. This marks the first time CTE is entering the Laos market.
PPCTV, the first and leading provider of cable TV service and broadband Internet in Cambodia, signed a deal for KIX. PPCTV currently carries CCM.
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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; 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.
For more information, please visit www.celestialtiger.com