CTE renews output deals with Hong Kong studio MVPW
Rebecca Hawkes
| 19 March 2018

Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has secured first and exclusive pay-TV rights to Mega Vision Project Workshop (MVPW)'s content, after renewing output deals with the Hong Kong production studio.

The deal also covers pay-per-view (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (OTT) rights to MVPW's upcoming slate of movies for CTE's channels Celestial Movies and cHK, in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines.

"We are delighted to continue our strong partnership with Mega Vision Project Workshop after these incredible years of working together," said Ofanny Choi, executive vice president, TV Networks, Celestial Tiger Entertainment.

"Every year, Mega-Vision Project Workshop offers our viewers a slate of big-production, critically-acclaimed movie hits. Together with our exclusive deals with other Hong Kong-based studios, our channels will continue to go from strength to strength and only provide the best for our viewers."

MVPW titles include the recent gangland tale Chasing The Dragon (pictured), starring Donnie Yen and Andy Lau, which has already grossed over US$87 million in China. Upcoming productions include two more Donnie Yen films. Big Brother is an action drama set in a school hit by crisis, co-produced with Wong Jing and directed by Kam Kar-wai. Enter the Fat Dragon, directed by Kenji Tanigaki, is an action feature set in Japan, in which Yen plays a special agent.

In addition to MVPW, CTE has distribution deals with Hong Kong movie studios Distribution Workshop, Emperor Motion Pictures, Media Asia and Universe Entertainment.