CTE renews output deals with Hong Kong studios

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 29 July 2015

Celestial Tiger Entertainment has renewed its film distribution agreements with three major Hong Kong studios for its Celestial Movies channel in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

From Vegas To Macau 2The deal, with Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP), Mega-Vision Project Workshop (MVPW) and Universe Entertainment, will see their content continue to air first and exclusively on Celestial Movies' pay-TV, pay-per-view (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (OTT) services.

"We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnerships with Emperor Motion Pictures, Mega-Vision Project Workshop and Universe Entertainment. These three studios are responsible for some of the biggest Chinese movie hits and critically-acclaimed films of recent years and it is wonderful that their movies will continue to premiere only on Celestial Movies," said Ofanny Choi, executive vice president, TV Networks, Celestial Tiger Entertainment .

"Our commitment to our viewers and platform partners is to bring them the biggest Chinese blockbusters, and that is why we continue to invest in big productions from Hong Kong-based studios and why we have the most exclusive output deals among the regional Chinese movie channels."

The EMP distribution deal will bring CTE viewers the drama Heaven in the Dark, with Jacky Cheung and Karena Lam; Kill Time, a thriller based on one of the best-selling novel starring idols Ethan Ruan and Angelababy; and ganster movie The Mobfathers, with Anthony Wong.

MVPW's film slate will include the third film of the blockbuster franchise From Vegas to Macau and the forthcoming The Invincible 12 the 100th movie from director Wong Jing.

Universe films set for CTE viewers in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia include the romantic drama Paris Holiday, starring in Louis Koo, Kuo Tsai Chieh, Alex Fong and Janice Man; and the action movie The Dealy Reclaim, directed by Sammo Hung and starring Sean Lau, Louis Koo and Eddie Peng.