CTE ramps up OTT presence across Asia

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has entered into four new carriage deals for OTT services of its existing channel brands across Asia.

The new carriage deals include CTE’s first OTT launch in Taiwan and OTT carriage agreements in Hong Kong and Singapore.

“We are moving rapidly to address the growing demand for over-the-top services of our channels. All six of our main channel brands are available as OTT services and these carriage deals are just the beginning of our OTT expansion,” said Todd Miller, chief executive officer at Celestial Tiger Entertainment.

The deals cover the following CTE channels — Celestial Movies (CM), 24-hour first-run Chinese movie channel; Celestial Classic Movies (CCM), the classic Chinese movie channel; KIX, the destination for action entertainment; and Thrill, Asia’s only regional horror, thriller and suspense movie channel.

In Hong Kong, myTV SUPER, these channels will be offered both as linear-streaming channels and as branded on-demand services, while CCM will be offered as a linear streaming channel only. All three channels are available under the Action Thriller Movie Entertainment Pack.

In Singapore, CATCHPLAY now carries a CM branded SVOD service on its OTT service- CATCHPLAY On Demand. The same content is also available for StarHub customers through its CATCHPLAY Unlimited HD add-on channel.

In Taiwan, FTV will carry CCM on its OTT service, Four Seasons.  Through FTV, Asia Pacific Telecom also carries CCM on its OTT service, Gt TV.

Further, LiTV now carries CCM.  LiTV offers nearly 100 local and international TV channels and is the subsidiary of TGC Taiwan.

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