Kuala Lumpur – Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) is now making its A-List channel, which carries critically acclaimed films from international film festivals, available on StarHub TV in Singapore. Astro’s A-List in HD will be available on StarHub TV Channel 612 as a Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) service beginning November 30, 2016. A-List showcases the best award-winning and critically acclaimed international and regional films, to which Astro holds regional rights.
With an increasing demand for films with depth, thought-provoking themes and distinctive storylines embedded with rich cinematic perspectives, often found within world cinema, Astro is making a natural progression to provide for the cinematic needs of this growing demographic in Singapore. The appreciation for these distinct films transcends borders as they bring with them their own unique message regardless of whether these films are made in the Americas, Asia or anywhere in between. Showcasing A-List’s award winning and critically-acclaimed films from around the globe in both Malaysia and Singapore strengthens Astro’s growing presence in the region. At launch, A-List will feature 24 titles, presented in its original language with English subtitles. Subsequently, A-List will premiere 8 critically acclaimed titles from international film festivals such as the Busan International Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, every month.
At launch, StarHub customers can look forward to the premieres of these titles: South East Asian award-winners Wanton Mee and Sandcastle from Singapore; A Copy of My Mind and Tabula Rasa from Indonesia; The Missing Picture from Cambodia; and, The Second Life of Thieves from Malaysia. They can also expect a slate of European and Asian award winners, such as, Leviathan from Russia, which won the 2015 Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film Award and the Best Screenplay at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival; Mustang from France, winner of the Label Europa Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and the European Discovery of the Year award at the 2015 European Film Awards; and, A Touch of Sin, a film from China by acclaimed director Jia Zhangke, which won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Customers can access the A-List channel, available on StarHub’s Connoisseur Pack at a monthly subscription of SGD$21.90 with a 12-month contract.