BVITV (APAC) announces agreement with Hong Kong cable

MUMBAI: Buena Vista International Television Asia Pacific (BVITV-AP) has concluded its first features agreement for first-run movies with Hong Kong Cable.

Subscribers of Hong Kong Cable will be able to watch first-run features such as Pearl Harbor, Kiss of the Dragon, and The Royal Tenenbaums. This announcement was made today by BVITV-AP vice president and general manager Steve Macallister and Hong Kong Cable controller, program development and production Felix To.

Commented Macallister, "We are delighted to be able to broaden our relationship with Hong Kong Cable who will now have access to a wide range of our internationally successful features. We are confident that our schedule-driving movies will contribute to HK Cables continued success as the territorys leading pay TV platform."

Commented Felix To, "This agreement comes at a time when Hong Kong Cable is increasing its content and productions. We are glad that these wonderful titles have been brought to our viewers as part of an array of exciting new TV."

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Michael Bay, Pearl Harbour dramatises the infamous day that jolted America from peaceful isolationism to total war in an epic tale of patriotism, passion and romance. Grossing $ 450 million worldwide, Pearl Harbour focuses on the life-changing events surrounding 7 December, 1941 and the wars devastating impact on two daring young pilots and a beautiful, dedicated nurse.

Martial arts and cinema action superstar Jet Li and visionary filmmaker Luc Besson join forces on Kiss of the Dragon.

The Royal Tenenbaums, the critically acclaimed, quirky adult comedy about a family of dysfunctional geniuses, stars Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelica Huston and Danny Glover and is directed by Wes Anderson.

For BVITV-AP the agreement was negotiated by Asia Pacific regional director of sales Joyce Yeung and Asia Pacific sales manager Mark Chan.

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