16 December 2016

HD Korean movies on StarHub in January

StarHub TV customers will be the first in Asia to enjoy the latest Korean blockbusters and all-time favourite Korean movies in high definition (HD), round-the-clock. StarHub has announced that tvN Movies HD, Asia’s first dedicated Korean movie channel, is set to launch on StarHub TV (channel 818) on 11 January 2017. 

To enable greater convenience, the channel will also be available on demand as tvN Movies VOD HD. Customers can catch it anytime on StarHub TV Channel 819, or stream the On Demand Channel via StarHub Go, StarHub's online streaming service.

The new channel features Korean movies produced by CJ E&M, Korea’s largest production house, and other major players in the industry, across genres including action, comedy, drama, horror, romance and thrillers. Offering over 200 titles a year, viewers can also look forward to special late night screenings dedicated to horror, thriller and mature theme movies.

Lee Soo Hui, Head of Content & TV, StarHub, said, “We are glad to partner CJ E&M for the launch of tvN Movies and tvN Movies VOD, which will enable StarHub TV customers to be the first in Asia to catch the premiere of these two highly-anticipated channels. As the parent company of tvN network, CJ E&M is renowned for its quality movie productions and distributions. With over 200 titles a year, fans can get their fill of swoon-worthy K-idols or the latest blockbuster K-movies whether they are in the comfort of their living rooms or streaming on the go."

“The introduction of tvN Movies in Asia is a strategic move for CJ E&M to broaden its market reach by tapping on the rising trend of Korean movies, which is in high demand in the Southeast Asian region. Starting with Singapore, we expect to launch in other major Southeast Asian territories including Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia in 2017,” said Samey Lee, CEO of CJ E&M HK. “By launching the world’s first and only Korean Blockbuster channel with StarHub TV in Singapore, we hope to expand our service offerings and, at the same time, deliver a unique and sophisticated Korean home-cinema experience to StarHub TV customers.”

Upcoming titles on tvN Movies HD include:

A Violent Prosecutor, starring Hwang Jung-Min, Kang Dong-Won and Lee Sung-Min
A prosecution lawyer who has been framed and convicted for murder tries to clear his name and catch the real murderer from jail, with the help of a con artist.
Inside Men, starring Lee Byung-Hun, Jo Seung-Woo and Baek Yoon-Sik.
Based on the webtoon, The Insider, Inside Men is a political thriller which exposes corruption within the Korean society. A former political henchman seeks revenge when he was dropped by a politician. Meanwhile, an investigator tries to find proof of a connection between the two. 

Time Renegades, featuring Lim Soo-jung, Jo Jung-suk, and Lee Jin-wook. 
This thriller centres on a high school teacher in 1983 and a detective in 2015. They join forces through their dreams to change the perilous fate of the woman they both love, 32 years apart.

The Age of Shadows, starring Song Kang-ho and Gong Yoo.
In the 1920s, a group of resistance fighters try to bring in explosives from Shanghai, China to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, Korea, while Japanese agents try to stop them. 


StarHub TV customers can subscribe to the tvN Movies HD Pack at a monthly fee of S$8.56 (including GST), which gives access to tvN Movies HD. They will be able to enjoy tvN VOD HD via StarHub Go, StarHub’s online streaming service, free-of-charge. Existing customers of the Qiang Dang Yu Le Pack will be able to watch tvN Movies HD and tvN Movies VOD HD at no additional charge. 

All StarHub TV customers can catch the two-week long free preview of tvN Movies HD on StarHub TV Channel 818 from 11am on 11 January to 12pm on 31 January.