Asia Pacific, Hong Kong – Asia’s leading media & entertainment conglomerate, CJ E&M, has launched the World’s first and only Korean Blockbuster movie channel, tvN Movies in Malaysia with HyppTV, following its successful debut earlier in Singapore. The service is in 100% HD quality on Pay TV, VOD and OTT.
In support of the Korean movie industry, tvN Movies strives to introduce Korean movies to overseas audience by delivering top grossing blockbuster, all-time favourite, and award-winning Korean films. It aims at giving an alternative choice of home-cinema to audience by featuring a unique mix of Korean movies in all genres, including romance, comedy, action, thriller, drama and horror, round-the-clock. tvN Movies’ diverse library can easily fit every audience’s distinct palate.
Upon the launch of tvN Movies, it has already presented audience with an impressive number of top grossing Korean blockbusters 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.
Moving forward, tvN Movies continues its promise to the audience by acquiring first & exclusive rights for 2017 megahits, including the No.1 grossing movie in Korea in 2017 with worldwide box office of US$56.1 million – Confidential Assignment, by award-winning director Kim Sung-hoon and starring critically acclaimed Best Actors Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin. Top 10 highest grossing Korean movies in 2017 directed by Best Director Park Kwang-hyun, Fabricated City, starring multitalented heartthrob actor, Ji Chang-wook and Best Actress Shim Eun-kyung, as well as the Master helmed by director Cho Ui-seok starring top Korean movie stars Lee Byung-hun, Kang Dong-won and Kim Woo-bin.
Furthermore, tvN Movies also acquired rights for the highly-anticipated star-studded film Battleship Island, by Ryoo Seung-wan starring renowned Best Actors Hwang Jung-min and So Ji-sub, as well as global sweetheart actor Song Joong-ki. tvN Movies is expected to cover more Southeast Asian markets by the end of 2017 and will continue to identify more hidden gems from the vast pool of Korean movies for its audiences.