MultiChoice, CTE partner to launch KIX movie channel on DStv




Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, and MultiChoice Group, have announced the launch of action movie channel KIX, on MultiChoice’s DStv. KIX will launch on DStv’s Premium, Compact Plus and Compact packages across Africa from October 1, 2020 at 19h00 CAT.

The launch of KIX marks CTE’s first foray into Africa.

“We are very excited to be launching KIX on DStv in Africa with MultiChoice,” said Ofanny Choi, President of CTE. “Asian action entertainment has always resonated well with audience worldwide, and we are proud to work with MultiChoice to bring this popular genre to viewers in Africa. With KIX’s proven success in Asia, we are confident we can deliver the best of action movies to our African audience.”

“We at MultiChoice are delighted to announce the launch of this brand-new channel KIX, a channel that will expand our viewers content slate, giving them more variety and entertainment. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and new collaborations such as this, help us expand their viewing experience,” said Nancy Matimu, the MD of Multichoice Kenya.

Action fans can enjoy a high octane blend of martial arts, action and thriller movies from the East and West on KIX, all presented in English. Apart from the latest star-studded blockbuster premieres, KIX will also showcase never-seen-before movies from the various action genres, including kung-fu classics from the legendary Shaw Brothers library, action comedies, adventure and fantasy action franchises, and action thrillers.

While fans of Asian action movies will see the legendary Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen and Bruce Lee in action, KIX also aims to present and delight viewers with movies featuring all other Asian action stars.

With all genres of action movies spanning from 1960s to the present day, KIX is a one-stop-shop for all action movies entertainment throughout the years, with something for everyone. Viewers can now watch KIX and its catch up programming anytime, anywhere, on DStv and DStv Now service.

KIX is available on channel 114, on MultiChoice’s DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact packages across the continent.

In addition to DStv, KIX is also available on MultiChoice’s Showmax service starting October 2, 2020, with 30 action-packed titles being offered on-demand every month.

CTE creates and distributes branded payTV and digital services targeted at Asian consumers and is represented in Africa by its exclusive agent 3Vision Distribution. It operates a bouquet of distinct payTV services including: CELESTIAL MOVIES, the premier 24-hour first-run Chinese movie channel in Asia; CCM, the world’s most-widely distributed Chinese movie channel with an unparalleled array of Chinese movie masterpieces; cHK, a general entertainment channel offering cool, chic, and contemporary celebrity-powered Hong Kong entertainment; KIX, the ultimate destination for action entertainment; MIAO MI, the Mandarin edutainment channel created for preschool kids across Asia; and THRILL, Asia’s first regional horror, thriller and suspense movie channel.  All of CTE’s channel brands are available as linear, on-demand and over-the-top services. CTE also produces original production for its bouquet of channels.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, CTE’s majority shareholders are Saban Capital Group, a leading private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment and communications industries; Celestial Pictures, a diversified Asian entertainment company owned by Astro Overseas Limited; and Lionsgate, the world’s largest independent filmed entertainment studio.

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