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88 hours of free Jingxuan Pack viewing for all mio TV customers this Chinese New Year

Celestial Classics Movies Channel to be added to Jingxuan Pack from 1 Feb
 A chance for fans to meet Cheng Pei Pei and Bai Bing Bing this weekend

 

Singapore, 12 January 2012 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced today that mio TV will be offering all customers a chance to preview all channels in its Jingxuan Pack for free for this Chinese New Year. These channels will be available for a total of 88 hours during the festive season from 8am on 21 January till 11.59pm on 24 January.  From February 1 2012, Jingxuan Pack subscribers will also enjoy another channel – Celestial Classic Movies – at no extra charge.

 

This festive season, the Jingxuan Pack guarantees plenty of entertainment for the whole family with variety shows such as Xinya Azio’s 2012 Chinese New Year Special – Live! (22 January, 10.30pm to 12.30am) to usher in the Dragon Year with fantastic performances from Malaysia, China and Thailand. Definitely not to be missed are three heartwarming movies from across the Causeway premiering in Singapore for the first time in their original language on Jia Le Channel - Nasi Lemak 2.0, Woo Hoo! and Great Day! (For more information on Chinese New Year Specials, please see Annex A.)

 

mio TV’s Jingxuan Pack features 10 great channels of non-stop Chinese entertainment from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and China. For convenient viewing, most of these channels are also available on-demand. Included in the Pack is Jia Le, mio TV’s extremely popular self-packaged Asian entertainment channel which features the latest top-rated Hokkien and Mandarin dramas and variety shows sourced from the top producers in Taiwan and the region.

 

Other channels that will be available for free preview are CCTV-4, Celestial Movies, Mei Ah Movies Channel (Asia). Xinya Azio and ONE HD. On-demand channels also available during the period are Jia Le On-Demand and Mei Ah Movies On Demand, alongside MOBTV Select, where fans of local drama series can watch episodes even before they are shown on Channel 8.

 

New Celestial Classics Movies Channel on mio TV

From 1 February, mio TV customers can step into "The World of Hong Kong and Asian Classics" with Celestial Classic Movies as Singtel offers customers a free preview of the channel for one month, from February 1 to 29, 2012. Viewers will be impressed by the extensive Shaw Brothers classic movie library which has been lovingly restored digitally to bring viewers sound and picture quality matching the original cinematic prints. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, Celestial Classic Movies will premiere at midnight on 1 February on mio TV Ch 53, where the Mandarin language channel will showcase some of the best works from the legends of Chinese cinema, including master directors like Chang Cheh, King Hu, Li Han-hsiang and Liu Chia-liang and stars such as Cheng Pei Pei, Ti Lung, John Chiang, Gordon Liu, Leslie Cheung and Maggie Cheung.

 

After the free preview period, mio TV customers can continue to enjoy a great library of digitally-restored classics and all-time favourite movies from Asia, by subscribing to the new channel on mio TV at $6.42 per month. The price includes subscription to Celestial Classics Movies On-Demand (Channel 308) - which will be available at a later date – allowing viewers to enjoy the movies on-demand in their original language. They can also subscribe to mio TV’s Jingxuan Pack where Celestial Classics Movies and Celestial Classics Movies On-Demand will be bundled with the other channels at no extra cost.

 

Meet the fans sessions

To commemorate the free preview and launch of Celestial Classic Movies, screen legends Cheng Pei Pei and Bai Bing Bing will make appearances at the Singtel roadshow at Causeway Point shopping centre this weekend. Cheng Pei Pei will be on stage from 2.30pm on Saturday, 14 January and Bai Bing Bing from 2.30pm on Sunday, 15 January.

 

How To Subscribe

Current mio TV subscribers can subscribe to the new Celestial Classics Movies Channel directly using the mio TV on-screen interface or by contacting the Singtel Hotline at 1610 daily from 8.00am to midnight. For new subscribers, sign-ups for mio TV services are available at any Singtel shop or at Singtel exclusive retailers.

 

New mio TV subscribers who sign up for the Jingxuan Pack at $29.90 for a 12-month contract during the Chinese New Year period will enjoy an additional four months of free subscription.

 

About mio TV

mio TV is Singtel’s innovative digital pay TV service launched in July 2007. To date, the network has signed up over 300,000 customers. mio TV offers a total of 68 channels, of which 20 are on-demand channels.  Content on mio TV covers a wide range of genres as well as Singapore’s largest range of video-on-demand titles, with movies aired as early as three months after cinematic release and TV series as early as 24 hours after their US debut. mio TV was the first to launch an interactive TV service that allows viewers to access real time information and participate in opinion polls via its mio Stadium channel. Singtel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice, data, and video services over fixed, wireless, mobile and Internet platforms.

 

 

Annex A – mio TV Chinese New Year Specials 2012

 

Date

Time

Title

Information

Channel

22nd January

7pm-6pm

2011 Hua Hee Dai CNY Celebration

欢喜过好年

2011 Hua Hee Dai CNY Celebration is about two neighbouring families who have been at loggerheads for more than 20 years. These two families are often in endless dispute about their businesses and children’s education.

演员:黄一飞、林震前、刘晓萍、菲比、张觉隆

何家和廖家是邻居,也是敌对的同行。他们都经营杂货店,从店中生意到家里物资、从孩子教育到弟妹姻缘,都斗得难分难解。新年将临,两家人出奇招来招生意,并立下战书比销量,输家需接受惩罚。结果,搞到何家儿子及廖家女儿分别出走,两家人得到处寻人……。热闹的贺岁片,必定让您欢喜过好年!


Jia Le Channel

(mio TV Ch 88)

22nd January

9pm-11pm

Nasi Lemak 2.0

辣死你妈 2.0

Nasi Lemak 2.0 is a top-grossing Malaysian social comedy that was just released in Singapore a month ago. It features a young chef, Huang (Namewee) who struggles for the survival of his restaurant as he faces troubles in providing “localized” cooking his patrons desire. In order to get his life and restaurant business back on track, Huang seeks help from a mysterious lady who runs a hawker stall (Adibah Noor). As she summons him to embark on an extraordinary journey of his life, Huang meets several “local heroes” who each lend their support to help rediscover the real meaning of “Nasi Lemak”.

演员:黄明志、龚柯允、刘凯彦

 

黄大侠从中国学厨毕业归国后开了一家“清流中餐馆”。由于其中餐风格不符合当地人的口味,因此导致生意奇差,面临财务危机。在“清流中餐馆”对面马路摆摊卖“辣死你妈”(Nasi Lemak)的马来妇人Nor是一名深藏不露的高手。眼见黄大侠已陷入进退维谷的人生低潮,她决定出手相救。Nor把一张尘封已久的地图交到黄大侠手中,要他透过地图上的指引找到自己所失去的东西……。导演黄明志是马来西亚著名的网络创作歌手,本片让才华横溢的他一圆了导演梦,也创下了七百万马币的票房纪录。影片刚在12月于戏院上映,〈佳乐台〉火速呈献!

 

Jia Le Channel

(mio TV Ch 88)

22nd January

9pm-11pm

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 单身男女

Chi Yan (Gao Yuanyuan), a heartbroken analyst whose boyfriend cheated on with another woman, meets Sean (Louis Koo) a charming CEO of a broker firm. Chi Yan also later meets Kevin (Daniel Wu) an aimless alcoholic engineer who accompanied her through her tough times. Who will eventually win Chi Yan’s heart? Don’t miss this “tightly plotted and frequently funny” romantic comedy, perfect for the festive season! 

 

Celestial Movies

(mio TV Ch 52)

22nd January

1030pm-1230am

2012 Chinese new Year Special – Live!

春天的旋律 2012 - 中马泰跨国连线春节晚会 - 现场直播!

Xinya Azio takes you live to Malaysia, China and Thailand, welcoming the Dragon Year with fantastic performances from the region.

 

Xinya Azio

(mio TV Ch 72)

22nd January

11pm-1am

Countdown Music Festival – Changchun (The Lost Years)

跨年音乐季 - 长春 (似水年华)

Enjoy performances by veteran singers like Na Ying, Luo Dayou and Fei Yu-ching as they entertain with their nostalgic oldies.

 

Jia Le Channel

(mio TV Ch 88)

23rd January

2pm-4pm

Wives– First Episode Preview

牵手(抢先预映)

Taiwanese Hokkien drama series starring idols, Sam Wang and Peien Chen. This popular TV series centres around the Jiang family, dealing with love relationships, social issues and family drama. Premiering two months after Taiwan, ‘Wives’ is now available for the first time in Singapore on Jia Le in Hokkien with English and Mandarin subtitles.

The drama opens with the wedding day of Jiang Hao (Sam Wang), son of Jiang Ji Dumpling, and Xie Wan Ting (Peien Chen). In order to ensure a grand wedding for their son, the Jiangs hired a wedding planner to overlook the wedding, insisting only on the best restaurants, wedding gowns and invitations. Today, as Jiang Hao, charmingly dressed in a suit and his fiancée, Xie Wang Ting, elegant and poised, the most memorable wedding unfolds.

演员:王少伟、陈佩骐、李燕、连静雯、 简沛恩、刘至翰、 谢承均、曾莞婷

本剧以《江记肉粽》为背景,从江家三位孩子及一位养女说起。故事以家庭为出发,强调家庭温馨。除了讲男女之间的感情之外,也有父母与子女间的亲情以及社会时事。在台湾热播的短短两个月之后,〈佳乐台〉火速原汁原味献上,让您紧跟台湾的脉搏。台语原音播出,并附中英文字幕。


Jia Le Channel

(mio TV Ch 88)

23rd January

8pm-10pm

Woohoo!

大日子

A movie by Chiu Keng Guan that highlights the Chinese tradition of tiger dance. “Woohoo” (tiger dance) is a tradition practiced in a small village, Beserah in Kuantan, Malaysia. As the only elder who knows “Woohoo” can no longer perform the dance due to old age, he has to pass down the tradition to a reliable group of successors. His granddaughter helps recruit five young men of different backgrounds. After putting them through rigorous training, they are finally ready for performance. However, on the highly anticipated festival day, the only traditional “tiger head” is accidentally destroyed.

演员:林德荣、杨佳贤、陈志康、邱文博、 颜江翰、曾洁钰

米昔拉村的传统习俗就是每一甲子,在酬神祭奠的大日子里以“舞虎”来酬谢天后娘娘。但上一次在祭典上表演“舞虎”的连八记,现在已是风烛残年的老人,而村子里已经没有年轻人可以接棒表演“舞虎”了。八记的孙女惟有刊登征聘广告,以万元月薪招聘“舞虎”新丁。五个来自不同生活背景、从未接触过“舞虎”的年轻人,因各种原因为“舞虎”而聚头,并开始了集训。距离舞虎祭典如今只剩下三天了,舞虎团是否能渡过这次的难关呢?本片是大马首部中文贺岁片,当年更创下了420万马币的票房纪录。

 

Jia Le Channel

(mio TV Ch 88)

23rd January

9pm-11pm

Treasure Inn

财神客栈

Directed by Wong Jing and Corey Yuen, Treasure Inn is centralized around a robbery, which happened in the city’s riches man’s home where his whole family was killed, and the family treasure was stolen. Two police officers, Master Kung (Nicholas Tse) and Lo Pa (Nick Cheung) arrest a pair of twin sisters, Water Dragon Girl (Charlene Choi) and Fire Dragon girl (Huang Yi). The investigation unfolds as the twin sisters brought them to “Treasure Inn” where the family treasure will be auctioned.  

 

Celestial Moves

(mio TV Ch 52)

23rd January

10pm-12am

Countdown Music Festival Dalian (Blooming Age)

跨年音乐季 - 大连 (花样年华)

Performances by Hong Kong singer Leo Ku, Taiwanese Tiger Huang and Ding Dang from China.

 

Jia Le Channel

(mio TV Ch 88)

23rd January

11pm-12am

Elva Hsiao Music Concert

萧亚轩音乐演唱会

Elva Hsiao kicks off her mini concert for her newly released album, “I’m Ready” in Taipei with a Gothic like setup and will perform 12 songs. Along with special guest and good friend, Show Luo, watch this fabulous performance from the Dancing King and Queen.


Xinya Azio

(mio TV Ch 72)

24th January

2pm-4pm

Way Back Into Love - First Episode Preview

爱。回来(抢先预映)

Taiwanese Chinese drama that speaks of the life of a woman, Yang Xiao Qing, 30, who returns to her hometown in Hualien, Taiwan after being away in the United States. With the initial intention of returning home to pay respects to her late mother, Yang discovers that her father’s guesthouse has incurred debts. Yang then decides to quit her job in United States. Not only is Yang burdened by maintaining the operation of the guesthouse, she later receives a shocking surprise from the States.

演员:六月、龙劭华、张睿家、林鸿翔、亮哲

大学毕业后,杨晓晴远离家乡赴美。30岁那年,她带了一个5岁女孩回乡协助父亲经营民宿。这次回来,她发现父亲已经年迈,也遇见了以前就对她有爱慕之意的学长,更认识了一个从互相争吵到相互了解的男生……。本剧在美丽的花莲取景,是一部有诚意的台湾好戏。


Jia Le Channel

(mio TV Ch 88)

24th January

5pm-6pm

Good Taste CNY Special

料理美食王新春年菜特辑

Stay tuned to the Lunar New Year editions of “Good Taste” and learn how to come up with tasty dishes to start the year anew!

 

Xinya Azio

(mio TV Ch 72)

24th January

8pm-10pm

Great Day

天天好天

A story about two fathers of different dialects, Uncle Lim and Uncle Lam who always compare about their children and their filial piety. Both fathers decided to venture out of their old folk’s home to Kuala Lumpur (KL), an unfamiliar territory, to find their children in order to bring them back to the old folk’s home for their friends to judge. However, Uncle Lam injured his leg while trying to escape – leaving Uncle Lam to continue his journey alone. Great Days is a movie that highlights the importance of familial ties and friendship.

演员:林德荣、顏江翰、林耀明、 陈志康、尹汇芬、卓卉勤

 

老人院中的兩位活寶貝——林丹和財叔總愛話當年,比較誰的孩子最有出息。身邊的老人們都聽得厭倦,甚至起義要他們拿出證據。於是兩老決定秘密潛逃至吉隆坡尋找證據。可惜潛逃當晚,財叔因發生意外而無法與林丹一同偷上鄰居阿福的順風車去吉隆坡。抵達吉隆坡後的林丹經阿福協助找到財叔的儿子林效舜,却發現效舜原來是個虛偽的不孝子。同時林丹也發現自己的孩子并不如想像中那麼風光,但依然與与孩子共渡了愉快的一周,帶著滿足的心情回到老人院。此時,林效舜竟然出现老人院,揭破一個大謊言……。

Jia Le Channel

(mio TV Ch 88)

24th January

9pm-11pm

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

精武风云: 陈真

Hong Kong martial arts action film set in the period before the second Sino-Japanese War. Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen (Donnie Yen), Chen takes on a new identity as Qi Tianyuan and returns to befriend a local mafia boss. Chen later meets and falls for Kiki (Shu Qi), a nightclub singer who is actually a Japanese undercover agent.

 

Celestial Movies

(mio TV Ch 52)