Hong Kong – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) announced five new carriage deals across Asia. The deals include CTE’s first entry into Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, a primetime programme block in Vietnam, and additional carriage agreements in Indonesia and the Philippines.

The deals cover the following CTE channels − Celestial Movies (CM), the biggest 24-hour Chinese movie service in Asia and beyond; Celestial Classic Movies (CCM), the most widely-distributed Chinese movie channel in the world; KIX, the ultimate destination for action entertainment; and Thrill, Asia’s only regional horror and suspense movie channel.

The new carriage deals are as follows:

Papua New Guinea

Click TV, Papua New Guinea’s first DTH broadcaster, will carry CCM. Launched in 2013, Click TV operates both terrestrial and satellite platforms and is owned by Click Pacific Limited, a leading media company in Papua New Guinea.

Sri Lanka

Dialog Television, the leading pay TV operator in Sri Lanka, will carry CCM. Dialog Television operates a DTH digital satellite TV service to over 500,000 Sri Lankan households and is a subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, the largest telecommunications service provider in Sri Lanka.