The Company Acquired Exclusive Rights in Southeast Asia to the Highest Number of Award-Winners among Pay TV Networks
Hong Kong (April 16, 2018) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, revealed today that it has first and exclusive rights to six award-winning films, the highest number of award-winning movies honoured at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards in Southeast Asia among all regional pay TV networks. The Hong Kong Film Awards took place last night at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. A total of 19 awards were given out during the four-hour ceremony.
Among the winners to which CTE has exclusive first run rights for its channels Celestial Movies and cHK in key Southeast Asian markets, is Best Film-winner Our Time Will Come. The Ann Hui-directed historical drama also won Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction and Best Original Film Score. Other winners premiering only on CTE channels include Paradox, Chasing the Dragon, Shock Wave, Wu Kong and Concerto of the Bully.
“It’s a great honour that our company boasts first and exclusive rights to the highest number of award-winning titles at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards in Southeast Asia. This reaffirms our commitment to acquire the highest quality movies for our viewers through our long-term relationships with the top Chinese movie producers.” said Ofanny Choi, Executive Vice President, TV Networks, Celestial Tiger Entertainment.
The full list of award winners to premiere exclusively on CTE channels are:
Our Time Will Come: Five awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction and Best Original Film Score
Paradox: Best Actor, Best Action Choreography and Best Sound Design
Shock Wave: Best Supporting Actor
Chasing The Dragon: Best Film Editing and Best Cinematography
Concerto of the Bully: Best Original Film Song
Wu Kong: Best Visual Effects
This year, Celestial Movies not only celebrates its 15th anniversary, but also its continued strong rating performance across the region. In Malaysia, CTE’s Chinese movie channels – Celestial Movies, Celestial Movies HD and CCM – are the top three most-watched regional movie channels among Astro’s Chinese 4+ subscribers this year*. Meanwhile, in Singapore, among SingTel TV’s Chinese audience, cHK was the third most-watched channel among all pay TV channels this year**.
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*Source: Kantar Media, Malaysia DTAM
Note: Jan-Feb, 2018, Astro Chinese 4+/ 20+, ranked by Rtg (‘000) across movie channels on Astro, whole day, consolidated data (as of Mar 6, 2018)
Note: Jan-Feb, 2018, Singtel Chinese 4+/ 20+, ranked by Rtg (‘000) across reported pay TV channels, whole day, consolidated data (as of Mar 7, 2018)
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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.
For more information, please visit www.celestialtiger.com.