[PRESS RELEASE] WORLD’S FIRST & ONLY KOREAN BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE CHANNEL tvN MOVIES TO LAUNCH ON HYPPTV ON 1 APRIL PROUDLY PRESENTS FABRICATED CITY BRINGING JI CHANG WOOK TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (31 March 2017) –
Korea’s leading media & entertainment conglomerate, CJ E&M, is proud to announce the landing of tvN Movies – World’s FIRST and ONLY Korean Blockbuster movie channel – in Malaysia on its first partner, HyppTV, Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) award-winning IPTV service.
The channel will be available on HyppTV CH 222 and HyppTV Everywhere mobile app.
tvN Movies will also be available with catch-up and time-shift function with subscription options through various subscription packs.
tvN Movies strives to introduce Korean movies to overseas audience by delivering top grossing, all-time favourite, and award-winning Korean films. In support of the Korean movie industry and in celebration of the launch, tvN Movies proudly presents Fabricated City, which will be in Malaysia and Singapore cinemas on 20 April, and fly in multi-talented Korean heartthrob JI Chang-wook to meet with media.
A privileged Fan Moment to HyppTV subscribers will be held on 8 April, where fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with JI Chang-wook, and preserve the moment with a long-lasting photo.
HyppTV will roll out the winner selection contest from 1-5 April 2017 via HyppBuzz only to their subscribers.
To find out more about the contest, please visit www.tm.com.my/hypptv.
Upon the launch in Malaysia, tvN Movies brings numerous mega-hit titles to the market. It will bring over 20 first-run Korean movies in the first year premiering exclusively in Malaysia. tvN Movies’ signature time blocks will immerse audiences in action-packed, emotion-filled and drama-wrapped films.
All the movies will be paired with English, Simplified Chinese as well as Bahasa Malaysia subtitles to fit its multi-racial audiences.
tvN Movies offers catch-up and time-shift function with subscription options through HyppTV Jumbo Pack at only RM60 per month, HyppTV Ruby Pack at RM40 per month, HyppTV Aneka Pack at RM30 per month and also available with à la carte option at RM15 per month at no additional HD fee.
tvN Movies hopes to deliver a unique and sophisticated Korean home-cinema experience to viewers. Watch this space!
About tvN Movies
CJ E&M’s latest venture
tvN Movies, the World’s FIRST & ONLY Korean Blockbuster movie channel, is launched in Singapore in January 2017 and Malaysia in April 2017.
It is expected to be launched in Southeast Asian territories including the Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia in 2017.
The service is in 100% HD quality on Pay TV, VOD and OTT. tvN Movies has garnered First & Exclusive Pay TV Rights in Southeast Asia for the Top Grossing Korean films in 2016, namely, Train to Busan, A Violent Prosecutor, The Age of Shadows, Inside Men and Operation Chromite, specific territories apply.
The five movies resulted in a combined gross box office of USD300 million and 43 million admissions in Korea alone. Other hit movies available on the channel include The Throne, A Man & A Woman, Time Renegades, Phantom Detective, One Way Trip, and Like for Likes.
tvN Movies aims at giving an alternative choice of home cinema to audience by featuring blockbuster and all-time favourite Korean movies in all genres round-the-clock.
About CJ E&M
CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It has four main business units - broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music and live entertainment. Since 2011, CJ E&M has been contributing to the promotion of Korean culture around the world, through the company's 'one source, multi-content' strategy.
As a trend leader in Asia, CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular content, some of which include Asia’s largest music festival Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking box office hits Roaring Currents (2014) and Ode to My Father (2014), along with sought-after television series The Incomplete and Grandpas over Flowers.
With regional offices in Asia and the U.S., CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960.
For more information, please visit: http://en.cjenm.com