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CTE expands movie channel reach
By Patrick Frater
Fri, 22 June 2012, 06:59 AM (HKT)
Celestial Tiger Entertainment has struck five new carriage deals in Indonesia and The Philippines for its quartet of pay-TV channels, which include Celestial Movies, Celestial Classic Movies, Kix and Thrill.
In Indonesia direct-to-home operators MNC Sky Vision, Mega Media Indonesia and Topas TV signed different combinations of channel deals. Topas will add Celestial Movies; Mega Media (operating as Parabola Orange TV) added Kix and Thrill, while market leader MNC Sky Vision added Celestial Classic Movies to the three it already takes from CTE for its Indovision and Okevision services.
In The Philippines, Global Destiny Cable, one of the largest pay-TV operators in the Philippines, signed agreements to carry CCM, KIX and Thrill. Cablelink, which provides cable TV and broadband cable internet in the southern part of Metro Manila, has added KIX and Thrill.
Upcoming movies in July and Aug on Celestial Movies include The Great Magician (pictured), Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and The Viral Factor.