Hong Kong – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), which operates pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, has announced the signing of two exclusive output deals with renowned Hong Kong movie studios, Mega-Vision Project Workshop Limited (MVP) and Universe Entertainment Limited (Universe). 

The deals secure exclusive first-run pay-TV rights, as well as pay-per-view and VOD rights, of all upcoming movies from the two studios for CTE’s Chinese movie channel CELESTIAL MOVIES (CM) in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. The two output deals are in addition to CM’s ongoing exclusive output deals with Media Asia Distribution Co., Ltd., Emperor Motion Picture, and Distribution Workshop (HK) Limited in those territories. 
Out of Inferno

MVP is headed by Wong Jing. Recent productions include Young and Dangerous: Reloaded, a new remake of the classic triad franchise and Princess and Seven Kung Fu Masters, a comedy with three generations of Hong Kong comedy stars. Upcoming productions include the highly anticipated casino-themed drama From Vegas to Macau, starring Chow Yun Fat, Nicholas Tse and Chapman To; and the comedies Mr. & Mrs. Player, directed by Wong Jing and starring Chapman To and Chrissie Chau; and Black Comedy, directed by Wilson Chin and starring Wong Cho Lam, Jim Chim and Kimmy Tong.

Universe, a subsidiary of Universe International Holdings Limited, has been producing Hong Kong and Chinese films since 2000. The company is headed by Daneil Lam Shiu-ming, a pioneer in the Hong Kong entertainment industry since he founded Universe Laser and Video, Co., Limited in 1986. Besides producing one of the biggest Chinese movie blockbusters of all time, Shaolin Soccer, Universe most recently produced the thriller Conspirators, directed by Oxide Pang and starring award-winning actors Aaron Kwok and Nick Cheung. Upcoming productions include Out of Inferno 3D, the first Asian 3D fire-fighting action adventure directed by the Pang Brothers and starring Louis Koo, Sean Lau and Lee Sinje; and the big budget action epic The White Storm, directed by Benny Chan and starring Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, and veteran actor Lo Hoi Pang.