CJ's TVN Movies To Debut On StarHub
CJ E&M’s new international channel, tvN Movies HD, will debut in January on StarHub in Singapore.
The dedicated movie offering, available linear and on-demand, will show more than 200 titles a year, including exclusive pay-TV premiers for popular Korean films.
Distribution in other territories – including Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia – should follow in 2017.
StarHub subs will be able to watch as part of Asian movie pack Qiang Dang Yu Le, or through a standalone tvN Movies tier priced at S$8.56 (US$6.1) a month.
The move bolsters StarHub’s portfolio of Korean entertainment, which includes in-house offering Hub VV Drama as well as third party channels such as KBS World, Oh!K, One and tvN, a GE sibling for tvN Movies.
Press release in full below:
StarHub TV Welcomes Asia’s First Korean Blockbuster Channel
Singapore, 15 December 2016 – StarHub TV customers will soon be the first in Asia to enjoy the latest Korean blockbusters and all-time favourite Korean movies in high definition, and round-the-clock. tvN Movies HD, Asia’s first dedicated Korean movie channel, is set to launch on StarHub TV (Channel 818) on 11 January 2017. To enable greater convenience, the channel will also be available on demand as tvN Movies VOD HD. Customers can catch it anytime on StarHub TV Channel 819, or stream the On Demand Channel via StarHub Go, StarHub's online streaming service.
tvN Movies HD features an unrivalled lineup of top-notch Korean movies that are produced by CJ E&M, Korea’s largest production house, and other major players in the industry. The channel promises to captivate audiences with dazzling Korean stars across genres including action, comedy, drama, horror, romance and thriller. Offering over 200 titles a year, viewers can also look forward to special late night screenings dedicated to horror, thriller and mature theme movies on tvN HD.
Expressing her delight at the launch, Ms Lee Soo Hui, Head of Content & TV, StarHub, said, “We are glad to partner CJ E&M for the launch of tvN Movies and tvN Movies VOD, which will enable StarHub TV customers to be the first in Asia to catch the premiere of these two highly-anticipated channels. As the parent company of tvN network, CJ E&M is renowned for its quality movie productions and distributions. With over 200 titles a year, fans can get their fill of swoon-worthy K-idols or the latest blockbuster K-movies whether they are in the comfort of their living rooms or streaming on the go."
“The introduction of tvN Movies in Asia is a strategic move for CJ E&M to broaden its market reach by tapping on the rising trend of Korean movies, which is in high demand in the Southeast Asian region. Starting with Singapore, we expect to launch in other major Southeast Asian territories including Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia in 2017.” Samey Lee, CEO of CJ E&M HK remarked. “By launching the world’s first & only Korean Blockbuster channel with StarHub TV in Singapore, we hope to expand our service offerings and, at the same time, deliver a unique and sophisticated Korean home-cinema experience to StarHub TV customers.”
Some key titles that will feature on tvN Movies HD at launch include:
A Violent Prosecutor - A prosecution lawyer who has been framed and convicted for murder, tries to clear his name and catch the real murderer from jail, with the help of a con artist. Stars Hwang Jung-Min, Kang Dong-Won and Lee Sung-Min.
Inside Men – Based on the webtoon, The Insider, Inside Men is a political thriller which exposes corruption within the Korean society. A former political henchman seeks revenge when he was callously dropped by a ruthless politician. Meanwhile, a determined investigator tries to find proof of a connection between the two of them. Stars Lee Byung-Hun, Jo Seung-Woo and Baek Yoon-Sik.
Time Renegades – Featuring Lim Soo-jung, Jo Jung-suk, Lee Jin-wook, this mystery thriller centres on a high school teacher in 1983 and a detective in 2015. They join forces through their dreams to change the perilous fate of the woman they both love, 32 years apart.
The Age of Shadows – Song Kang-ho and Gong Yoo star in this action-packed thriller which is set in the 1920s. The movie unfolds between a group of resistance fighters who try to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, while the Japanese agents try to stop them in their tracks.
To enjoy tvN Movies HD and tvN Movies VOD HD, StarHub TV customers can subscribe to the tvN Movies HD Pack at a monthly fee of $8.56 (including GST). Existing customers of Qiang Dang Yu Le Pack will be able to watch tvN Movies HD and tvN Movies VOD HD at no additional charge. TV subscribers of the tvN Movies HD Pack will be able to enjoy tvN VOD HD via StarHub Go, StarHub’s online streaming service, free-of-charge.
For a taste of what the channels have to offer, all StarHub TV customers can catch the two-week long free preview of tvN Movies HD on StarHub TV Channel 818 from 11am on 11 January to 12pm on 31 January. For more information on StarHub TV, visit www.starhub.com/tv.
Source: StarHub, CJ E&M