Malaysian fans of Hong Kong TVB shows are in for a treat. Astro and TVB have launched a new package known as TVB Jade Pack, which comprises seven Chinese-language channels.
Three of the channels are new in Malaysia: TVB Jade (Astro Ch 326), Asian Action Channel (Astro Ch 327), and Classic Movies (Astro Ch 328).
With TVB Jade, the flagship channel of Jade Pack, Astro subscribers in Malaysia will be watching the latest TVB prime time dramas and sitcoms, as well as variety shows and current affairs programmes at the same time as Hong Kong viewers. Viewers can tune in to movies and musical shows on weekends.
Hong Kong is well known for its action stars, hence the Jade Pack has a new Asian Action Channel which will showcase authentic Asian martial arts films and drama series of well-known kung fu and wuxia classics. Look out for iconic action flicks about masters of Shaolin, Wudang, Wing Chun, and Tai Chi as well as drama adaptations of famous wuxia novels by prominent authors such as Louis Cha (better known by his pen name Jin Yong) and Gu Long.
Take a walk down memory lane with superstars of yesteryears in Hong Kong classics from the 50s to the 70s with Classic Movies, which showcases a wide selection of genres, ranging from Cantonese operas and art, to fantasy, martial arts, suspense, and mystery.
The other four channels included in the Jade Pack are: TVB E-news, a Cantonese entertainment news channel to keep viewers up-to-date with showbiz gossip; TVB Xing He, a dedicated drama channel with a sweeping array of dramas in Mandarin; TVBS Asia, Taiwan’s general entertainment channel with the latest news, dramas and variety shows in Mandarin; and TVB Classic, the only Hong Kong TV channel specializing in timeless classic films and dramas from TVB showcasing legendary Hong Kong movie stars during their golden years.
Ten TVB stars flew in from Hong Kong recently to launch the new package: Amigo Choi, Benjamin Yuen, Bowie Wu, Elaine Yiu, Grace Chan, Joyce Tang, Nancy Sit, Pal Sinn, Sisley Choi, Tony Hung.
During the press conference after the launch, TVBI Controller of International Business Sherman Lee said: “Malaysian audiences can look forward to more locally-produced variety shows. This year, alongside Wellness On The Go (a health-oriented reality show filmed in Malaysia) and the Malaysian version of the All Things Girl series, TVBI is investing in more resources to produce localized programmes of an even higher quality. Additionally, for the very first time, we will be bringing the popular pageant Miss Chinese International Pageant to Malaysia. These programmes will be available on TVB Jade.”
While introducing the new package from TVB, Astro vice president of Chinese Customer Business Wong Siah Ping said: “We are pleased to work closely with one of our longstanding partners, TVB, to expand the content choices for our customers, especially the Cantonese speaking viewers.”
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