Fox Movies Premium, Star Chinese Movies And Now Tv Jointly Launch New Play Service
Viewers can now enjoy their favourite blockbusters, series, concerts and award-winning documentaries while on-the-go
FOX Movies Premium (FMP), Star Chinese Movies (SCM) and now TV have joined forces to bring to viewers a better premium movie channel experience through the introduction of a new and exclusive Play service.
now TV customers subscribing to FMP (Channel 117) and SCM (Channel 139) will be able to access the FOX Movies Play and SCM Play platform through the now Player website (nowplayer.now.com) and a “now ID” to catch up with their favorite content on FMP and SCM anytime, anywhere.
Bringing FMP & SCM Wherever They Go Online
With the FOX Movies Play and SCM Play services, now TV subscribers who subscribe to FMP and SCM, will have free online access to watch FMP and SCM premium content a day after its screening on the channel. Now, no matter where viewers are – whether at home or on-the-go – they will be able to watch their favourite programmes, including Hollywood and Chinese blockbusters and concerts, on the online now Player.
Mr. Rajesh Sheshadri, Vice President Territory Head – Hong Kong, FOX International Channels, said, “FMP and SCM’s viewer-centric approach strives to keep viewers ahead of the entertainment curve by offering leading content and first-and-exclusive rights along with features and services that enhance the premium TV experience. We are pleased to partner with now TV for the introduction of FOX Movies Play and SCM Play service, so that viewers can watch their favorite programmes anytime, anywhere.”
Ms. Mamie Leung, PCCW’s Senior Vice President of TV & Media, said, “Being the largest pay-TV operator in Hong Kong, now TV is committed to bringing the best viewing experience to our customers. Through now Player, viewers already can enjoy a variety of now TV’s self-produced channels, including news, entertainment and sports content on multi-screens. The addition of exclusive FOX Movies Play and SCM Play further enhances the exciting content lineup of now Player.”
Enhancing the Home Watching Experience with HD & SVOD
In addition to the new Play service, FMP, SCM and now TV has further enhanced the viewing experience by providing High Definition channels and Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) services via now Select. This means that viewers can be assured of the best visual quality of FMP and SCM programmes at home.
Providing Access to Hollywood Like No One Else
As Hong Kong is one of the top destinations in Asia for all things Hollywood, now TV viewers of FMP will continue to get access to their beloved blockbusters as well as the hottest series, live UFC fights and special events, concerts and award-winning documentaries.
Fans of mixed martial arts will get the chance to witness the action-packed UFC MACAO LIVE: FRANKLIN VS. LE event on 10th November at 8pm when epic middleweight fight pitting former champion Rich Franklin goes up against former Strikeforce champion Cung Le. And, be sure to watch Zhang “The Wolf” Tiequan, the first Chinese fighter ever, compete in the Octagon and fight for glory in his home country with his ferocious fighting style.
And, the dead has once again taken over TV screens and continues to surprise audiences for a third season of The Walking Dead. FMP subscribers can follow the latest exploits of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors as they try to keep themselves safe from new and old foes. The latest season airs just one week after the U.S. premiere and an entire season ahead of broadcast of the series on other local TV channels.
Giving Viewers the Most Popular Chinese Content
SCM will continue to offer viewers Chinese blockbuster movies, live events, concerts and award-winning documentaries they have come to expect from the channel.
The upcoming live broadcast of the 49th Golden Horse Awards on 24th November is a must-see for all Chinese movie lovers. The Best Leading Actor Award will be a highlight this year as four Hong Kong actors, including Nicholas Tse, Nick Cheung, Lau Ching Wan and Chapman To, will be competing against Taiwanese actor Joseph Chang for this honor.
The Weekend Gala slot on Saturday at 9:30pm also has an exciting line-up of movies including The Soul of Bread starring Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen on 17th November and The Second Woman starring Shu Qi and Shawn Yue on 3rd November.