Hong Kong and Singapore, 19 January, 2004 - Star Group Limited and StarHub today announced that Star Chinese Movies will be launched on StarHub CableTV Channel 62 from 21 January.


Star Chinese Movies has the most current movie line-up of any Chinese movie channel in the world. The channel features over 100 movies including at least 20 exclusive premieres a month. The movies are in Mandarin and are commercial-free.   To celebrate the launch, the channel will showcase the exclusive premiere of The Lion Roars, starring Louis Koo and Cecilia Cheung. The channel has also lined up a series of blockbusters for the Chinese New Year, including Andy Lau / Gigi Leung's Fat Choi Spirit, Anita Mui / Sammi Cheng's Wu Yen, Michelle Reis / Francis Ng's Beauty and the Breast and Ekin Cheng / Cecilia Cheung's Legend of Zu.


All StarHub CableTV customers can sample the programmes on Star Chinese Movies during the free preview of the channel from 9:00 pm, 21 January, till midnight, 22 February after which the channel is available on the Asia Tier at a monthly fee of S$8 (S$8.40 with GST).


Star's Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Guthrie, said, “We are excited to expand and strengthen our distribution in the key market of Singapore with our strongest Chinese language channel.   Star Chinese Movies’ unbeatable movie line-up has consistently driven its performance as the No. 1 movie channel in Taiwan and we are confident that Singapore audiences will love it!”


Added Sandie Lee, StarHub's Senior Vice-President for Cable TV Services, "Star Chinese Movies further strengthens our already strong suite of Chinese channels, which offer viewers the best in Chinese news, entertainment and movies. Singapore viewers are known to be ardent movie lovers so the addition of Star Chinese Movies will definitely excite them. Star Chinese Movies offers many exclusive premieres and blockbusters. We are confident that the channel will do well in Singapore."


Upcoming blockbusters on Star Chinese Movies include Infernal Affairs, Running on Karma, Cat & Mouse, Homerun and Heroic Duo.


To subscribe to Star Chinese Movies, customers can call 1633 or log on to www.starhub.com/cabletv.


In addition to Star Chinese Movies, other Star channels currently available on StarHub CableTV are Star Movies, Star World, Star Sports, ESPN, National Geographic Channel and Phoenix Chinese Channel.


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