Tiger Gate’s KIX and Thrill Further Expand Reach in Indonesia with Centrin TV Launch
(Hong Kong, 27 September, 2011) Tiger Gate Entertainment is pleased to announce today that its pay-TV channels KIX and Thrill are joining the channel lineup of Indonesia’s newest DTH pay-TV platform Centrin TV through a new carriage agreement with PT CentralTIVI Digital. Through the agreement, KIX and Thrill will be available on Centrin TV’s basic tier, making it available to all subscribers of the platform.
KIX is a 24-hour channel featuring the best in action entertainment, tailor-made for Asian audiences. KIX’s unique programming mix includes both Asian and international movies, TV series, anime, documentaries and a comprehensive line-up of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) championships from around the world. KIX is also the home of Mark Burnett’s reality TV hit Expedition Impossible and Korean historical action miniseries A Yaksa, both due to premiere exclusively on KIX in October.
Thrill is the first and only movie channel of its kind featuring programming dedicated to Asia’s beloved genres of thriller and suspense. Thrill showcases Asian horror classic movies such as Ju-On: The Grudge, The Ring, The Eye, and Old Boy as well as Hollywood blockbuster titles including My Bloody Valentine 3D, Hostel, 30 Days of Night, and the Saw franchise from Lionsgate.
“We are very excited to support Centrin TV’s launch,” Mr. William Pfeiffer, CEO of Tiger Gate Entertainment, “Indonesia’s pay-TV market is one of the most exciting growth markets in the world, and we look forward to grow and share the success with Centrin TV.”
“Centrin TV is glad to have KIX and Thrill joining our family of channels” commented Randy Hirawan, Director of PT. CentralTIVI Digital. “KIX and Thrill’s genre-focused programming mix provide the cutting edge of entertainment that Indonesian viewers love and an adrenaline boost to our new platform’s launch.”
Tiger Gate is a partnership among the world’s largest independent film studio Lionsgate Entertainment, Saban Capital Group, a leading US-based private investment firm, and tiger gate management. In addition to Indonesia, KIX and Thrill are also available in Singapore, Hong Kong, and The Philippines.
Indonesia was the first country to debut KIX and Thrill in 2009 and the channels’ popularity has grown significantly since. Now both channels are ranked among the top entertainment and movie channels in the territory.
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About Tiger Gate Entertainment
Tiger Gate Entertainment operates pay television channels, and is an originator as well as distributor of action and horror TV programming and other films across Asia. Tiger Gate currently operates two pay television channels – KIX (kix-tv.com), the ultimate in action entertainment, and Thrill(thrill-tv.com), a horror movie channel. Tiger Gate is a joint venture partnership between Lionsgate, the world’s largest independent film entertainment studio; Saban Capital Group, a leading private investment firm specializing in media and communications; and Tiger Gate management. Tiger Gate also operates a production business, focusing on content in various genres that complement its TV channels. For more information, please visit: www.tigergate.com.
About KIX and Thrill Channels
Tiger Gate operates KIX, a world-class action channel, and Thrill, a thriller, suspense and horror movie channel specifically geared for Asian audiences.
The Thrill television channel showcases high-end local Asian thrillers and horror films as well as hit television series. It also leverages Lionsgate’s vast stockpile of horror/thriller content as well as other Hollywood studio hits.
KIX is a fast-paced, action-packed channel, featuring a mix of blockbuster motion pictures, hit TV series, cutting-edge reality shows, anime, action game shows, extreme sports, mixed martial arts and other fight events, plus classic martial arts masterpieces. The channel brings together a broad spectrum of Asian and international content with an Asian perspective.
About PT CentralTIVI Digital
PT CENTRALTIVI DIGITAL (CTD) is a new satellite Pay TV operator in Indonesia, with the commercial name CENTRIN TV.CENTRIN TV has secured a commercial broadcast license from the Ministry of Communication and Information of Indonesia, No.344/KEP/M.KOMINFO/08/2011 (August 1st, 2011). CENTRIN TV become market leaders in pay television industry in Indonesia with emphasis on quality, acceptability and programs that educate, entertain, inspiring and informative.CENTRIN TV offer a more affordable subscription fee so it can be reached by various target viewers in Indonesia, and CENTRIN TV will broadcast a variety of programs that educate, entertain and provide information and inspiration for all age groups, education levels and social economic status (SES).CENTRIN TV utilize KU-band Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service from satellite, with DVB-S2 (Digital Video Broadcasting Satellite) standard. By using MPEG2 and MPEG4 and Direct Broadcast Satellite, CENTRIN TV expects to maximize the quality of audiovisual, and it can provide to the entire geographical region of Indonesia. CENTRIN TV will be supplied with wide variety of International channels (kids, documentaries, movies, series, news, entertainment, sports, etc) that present programs suitable to the need of Indonesian viewers. CENTRIN TV will give alternative viewing materials, with quality, and competitive price tag for the basic packages. CENTRIN TV will launch 2 (two) basic packages for the different target viewers, and some a la carte packages for the specific target viewers.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is the leading next generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company has built a strong television presence in the production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of other channel assets. Lionsgate currently has nearly 20 shows on 10 different networks, spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as: Mad Men, Weeds, and Nurse Jackie along with new series such as Blue Mountain State and syndicated successes like Tyler Perry’s House of Payne as well as its spinoff – Meet The Browns, and The Wendy Williams Show.
Lionsgate’s feature film business has also generated such recent critically-acclaimed hits as PRECIOUS, which garnered nearly $50 million at the North American box office and won two Academy Awards®. The Company’s home entertainment business has grown to a more than 7% market share and is the industry leader in the box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles, comprising an important source of recurring revenue that serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring and high quality entertainment in markets around the world.
About Saban Capital Group
Saban Capital Group (“SCG”) is a leading private investment firm based in Los Angeles specialising in the media, entertainment and communications industries. Established in 2001 by HaimSaban, the firm makes both controlling and minority investments in public and private companies and takes an active role in its portfolio companies. SCG’s current private equity investments include Univision (the premier Spanish-language media company in the US) and Tiger Gate Entertainment (a joint venture with Lionsgate to operate branded pay television channels across Asia). Saban Brands LLC, an affiliate of SCG, was formed in 2010 to acquire, manage and license entertainment properties and consumer brands across media and consumer platforms globally, and currently holds the rights to Power Rangers and Paul Frank Industries in its portfolio. In addition, SCG actively manages a globally diversified portfolio of investments across public equities, credit, alternative investments, and real property assets. For more information, please visit www.Saban.com.
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