STAR Chinese Movies to Air the Hong Kong Film Awards


HONG KONG: The 35th Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony will be broadcast live for the first time ever on FOX Networks Group’s STAR Chinese Movies (SCM) channel.

SCM inked a two-year deal to become the official pay-TV broadcaster of the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2016 and 2017. This awards ceremony, which honors the talents and productions of the Hong Kong film industry, will air live on SCM Hong Kong at 8 p.m. on April 3. A live stream of the awards will be made available on the SCM Play mobile app and Singapore viewers can catch a screening on SCM at 9:30 p.m. on April 17.

Cora Yim, the head of Chinese entertainment and territory head of Hong Kong at FOX Networks Group, said, “We are excited to be giving viewers a live broadcast for the first time ever of the 35th Hong Kong Film Awards as it is one of the most important events in the region’s film industry. Not only will we be bringing news of the winners to SCM’s viewers in real-time but we will also reach even more people through the livestream broadcast we are offering with our SCM Play app and SCM also takes pride in featuring 15 films that have been nominated at the Hong Kong Film Awards for their excellence in talent and production. We hope that viewers in the region will enjoy these visual stories that showcase the high quality of Chinese filmmaking today.”