CTE enters PNG, Sri Lanka as five deals are sealed

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 06 May 2015

Asian pay-TV channel operator Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has agreed new carriage deals in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as a prime time programme block in Vietnam.

In a deal that marks CTE's debut in Papua New Guinea, Click TV – which operates both terrestrial and direct-to-home (DTH) satellite platforms – will carry the Chinese film channel Celestial Classic Movies (CCM).

In another first, CCM will also join the channels offered by Sri Lanka's Dialog Television, which boasts over 500,000 subscribers to its DTH pay-TV service.

In Vietnam, a Celestial Movies (CM)-branded prime time programme block will soon be launched on music and youth entertainment channel YANTV plus Channel B, a new channel for women and families. Both channels are owned by Yan Media Group.

PT Digdaya Duta Digital's newly-launched platform Dens.TV, which provides IPTV, OTT and other internet services for subscribers in Jakarta and Bandung, will carry CM, action entertainment channel KIX HD, and regional horror channel Thrill, as well as Celestial Movies On Demand and KIX Thrill Select.

While in the Philippines, new multiplatform content streaming service Olé TV, powered by Dream, will carry CCM as an OTT linear channel, watchable through a proprietary app.