tvN MOVIES LAUNCHES ON ASTRO, AUGUST 1 PROUDLY PRESENTS THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND STAR TOUR WITH HWANG JUNG-MIN, SO JI-SUB, SONG JOONG-KI & DIRECTOR RYOO SEUNG-WAN
With 100 Korean blockbuster titles available on demand via Astro Go and Astro TV
Kuala Lumpur, 25 July 2017 – Astro customers will have even more movies to watch with the launch of tvN Movies. Featuring blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies from Korea, fans can enjoy both newly released movies and all-time favourite movies that they have always wanted to watch but did not have access to.
From August 1, tvN Movies will be available on demand on Astro GO and Astro TV and on Channel 435 offering first run and exclusive Korean titles ranging from action, thriller, romance, comedy to even horror. The stellar line-up features Korean stars and blockbusters such as ‘Master’ (Lee Byun-hun, Kim Woo-bin), ‘Mood of the Day’ (Moon Chae-won, Yoo Yeon-seok), ‘Train to Busan’ (Gong Yoo), ‘The Age of Shadows’ (Gong Yoo, Lee Byung-hun), ‘Like for Likes’ (Choi Ji-woo, Kang Ha-neul), ‘One Way Trip’ (Suho, Ji Soo), ‘Gangnam Blues’ (Lee Min-ho, Kim Rae-won) and many others.
Excited about the expansion of tvN Movies, Mr Samey Lee, CEO of CJ E&M HK remarked, “2017 has been a fruitful year for us. The launch of tvN Movies across the Southeast Asia region comes at a time when the demand for Korean contents is at the apex. We are confident that our audience can comfortably indulge themselves in our unprecedented line-up anywhere, anytime.” He continued, “tvN Movies has been very supportive of Korean movies, and introduced many movies to audiences in region. For the launch of tvN Movies on Astro, we are proud to present the Star Tour of ‘The Battleship Island’, the war action blockbuster opening in cinemas on 17 August, with participation by Best Actor Hwang Jung-min, heartthrobs So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki and high-octane director Ryoo Seung-wan, aiming to promote quality Korean films in Malaysia.” He remarked, “After Singapore and Malaysia, we strive to expand tvN Movies’ coverage across the rest of Southeast Asian countries, to fill up the gap between the market and its mass international audiences!”
Agnes Rozario, Vice President Content Management Group of Astro, said, “The launch of tvN Movies marks another milestone for Astro. Having built a very strong franchise and fan base offering same day as Korea dramas and entertainment shows from all the major producers in Korea, we are now expanding that line-up as the popularity of Korean movies soars globally. Kicking off tvN Movies with the star-studded cast tour of the most talked about Korean movie of the year, ‘The Battleship Island’, is the icing on the cake and we are keen to do more. Song Joong-ki, So Ji-sub and Hwang Jung-min and director Ryoo Seung-wan fans will now get to see their idols live! Customers who have been enjoying dramas like ‘Strong Woman’ on demand will now have a long list of movies to add to their watch list. Speaking of Song Joong-ki, fans will get to see him in a role he is not traditionally known for in ‘Werewolf Boy’ and the same can be said for Gong Yoo in ‘Silenced’. We are also embarking on a new era for Korean content from co-production of successful Korean formats and original IPs that will appeal to audiences across ASEAN to distribution and marketing of Korean content and signature festivals. Astro reaches 71% of homes and 21 million individuals from diverse backgrounds in Malaysia and is in a good position to further amplify Korean content via our TV, radio and digital platforms.”
From August 1, all Astro HD customers who subscribe to the Movie Pack will enjoy tvN Movies on demand and linear via Astro GO and Astro TV with movies subtitled in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese.
Some key titles that will feature on tvN Movies at launch include:
A Werewolf Boy – Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child where memories of a wild, feral boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her. The movie stars Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young.
Fabricated City – Starring Ji Chang-wook and Shim Eun-kyung, the movie follows an online gamer who is framed for a murder. He tries to uncover the truth behind the murder case and help clear his name.
The World of Us – A bullied girl befriends a new kid during the summer, but when school starts, their new friendship is tested when the bullying continues. The movie stars Choi Soo-in and Seoul Hye-in.
My Annoying Brother – Starring Cho Jung-seok and Do Kyung-soo, the movie is about an ex-con who gets released from prison and re-enters his younger brother’s life after he becomes blinded in an accident
FREE passes are available from May 11 via TicketCharge
Kuala Lumpur, 9 May 2017 – Korean fans in Malaysia, mark your calendar to catch the one-night-only I·SEOUL·U Concert at KLCC Convention Centre on May 23. With heartthrobs like YeSung best known as a member of the K-pop boy band Super Junior who has recently released his second solo album ‘Spring Falling’, Red Velvet one of the hottest girl group acts right now and NCT 127, a sub-unit of the Korean pop boy group NCT, the two-hour show will leave fans wanting more. Malaysian rapper Altimet and pop trio De Fam will serve as opening acts.
In conjunction with this star-studded concert, the Seoul Metropolitan Government who is also the sponsor of the show, will be hosting a Korean-themed pavilion at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur to promote Seoul as a key tourist destination on the same day. Fans can pop by the venue and indulge in all things Korean such as the halal Korean food, ski-jump in virtual reality experience, K-pop dance performances and many more.
Admission for both events are free, however, fans will have to redeem tickets to the I·SEOUL·U Concert from May 11. For more information on ticket redemption, please visit www.ticketcharge.com.my or call +603 9222 8811.
As the official media partner of the I-SEOUL-U Concert, Astro customers can redeem passes to the concert via www.astrocircle.astro.com.my .
It was a great honor that we have been invited to the press conference on Ji Chang Wook’s new movie “Fabricated City”. The first glance of Ji Chang Wook to us when he made his appearance to all the media was handsome, handsome and yet handsome. The representative of TVN Movies and HyppTV officially launch the TVN Movies on HyppTV on channel 222. The press conference took place at The Westin hotel.
He stated in the press conference that the character of “Kwon Yu” and himself does not have any similarity because Kwon Yu fight something that are unfair to him and if I was him I wasn’t able to do something that Kwon Yu did.
The most challenging part in Fabricated City during filming was very difficult as the weather was hot and cold and he was emotionally and physically tired working into the character due to a lot of action scenes.
When the MC asked about the most memorable part shooting the movie, he only could think about the tired and difficult part but if he would need to choose that will be the prison scenes because in his mind prison was a scary place and he remembered that being tired and scared during that moment.
He also mentioned that throughout the journey there is no any injuries but just a minor scratches during filming and he had rehearsal many times to prevent such injuries happen.
This is the first time Ji Chang Wook visits Malaysia and he was very curious before he came here and all the fans warmed welcome for him was indeed surprise. Regarding the impression of Malaysia, he couldn’t make his mind because he told us that he was staying in his room whole time. He wished to come back here again for travelling purposes.
For his upcoming projects, he will start filming once he back to Korea for a mystery romantic comedy drama that something that he never act before. He also mentioned that he would like to travel around before he enlisting into the military.
Before the press conference ended, he also thanks everyone for the support toward him and he will work harder in the future to fulfill the expectations. All the winners were having group photo with him before he left the scene.
Park Bogum has visited to Malaysia for his 2016-2017 Park Bogum Asia Tour In KL last weekend. Malaysian fans are very luck enough to have him here in our country as Malaysia marked the first stop for his Asia Tour. Park Bogum receives a lot of attention from the audiences through his popular hit drama “Reply 1989” and “Love in the Moonlight“. A press conference was held on 9th December in Mandarin Oriental, KL which was attended by many media. Park Bogum greeted the media with his sweet smile and he was indeed so good looking in person with the outfit he wore that day.
During the Q&A session, he has answered a few questions prepared by the media. He mentioned he was happy to see such a huge crowd during his arrival at the airport in the midnight. Upon arrival, he also said that he visited Petronas Twin Towers, Dataran Merdeka and Sultan Abdul Samad. If he had the chance, he would like to visit Malacca and Jalan Alor.
Park Bogum also said he was a big eater and looking forward to try Malaysian cuisine such as Satay. When asked about the hobby that he would like to do beside acting, he answered I would wanted to be a Radio DJ. He also mentioned that he looks like a normal student during he daily life.
Additionally, he also feel honored that Malaysia is the first stop for his Asia tour and he was looking forward to meet and interact with the fans. When the emcee asked about any surprise for the fanmeeting, he cutely said “secret’ which brought laughter to everyone.
He also spoke some Malay phrases “Salam Bertemu Dengan Anda” and ‘Terima Kasih“. He expressed his appreciation towards the media who came to the press conference. He was such a sweet heart person and know how to catch people’s heart. Before the end of the press conference, he left some few words. He said “ This is my first time visit to Malaysia and I’m so glad to meet you all. I want to show myself to you all with my great movies or dramas.”
Park Bogum 2016-2017 Asia Tour In Malaysia is brought to you by Blossom Entertainment, HS E&C, CN Group and presented by IME Asia and Social up. We would like to thank IME and Social up for the invitation to the press conference.
In this December, two Korean boy groups named HALO and MAP6 will be holding their first joint mini concert in Malaysia titled “New Year Eve K-pop Party 2017” on 30th December 2016 at Galaxy Banquet, HGH Convention Centre, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, 8pm, proudly organized by YiPin Studio.
Ticket price is priced at two category, RM288 VIP and RM208 Normal (exclude GST and processing fee), only available for purchase via online TicketCharge http://www.ticketcharge.com.my/
Ever since the new six-member Korean male Idol group ‘HALO’ made their debut in 2014, they have successfully performed in Korean entertainment market, just as
their name; ‘HALO’, which means the aura of glory, and the bright light.With being oftenly called as ‘a boyfriend-like-group’ on the media, they are well known as being friendly and charming to their fans and be loved by the way.
Recently, they have expanded their stages toward Japan and China to meet more fans out there, and they are excited to go through the new level of challenges to present them as the icon of K-Pop, and as the future world famous singer group.
MAP6 who debut with ‘Storm’ in November last year as a new K-Pop boy group came back with a new song ‘Swagger Time’ since November 2015.MAP6 published ‘Swagger Time’ in every music websites on 24th May and started performance focusing on TV music programs.
MAP6 has also satisfied Japanese fans with various fan events such as signing event and photo event. MAP6 has officially debuting with a Japanese version of ‘Swagger Time’ at Tower Records in Tokyo.
New Year Eve K-pop Party 2017
Date: 30th December2016 (Friday)
Venue: Galaxy Banquet Hall, HGH Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
GOT7 returns to Malaysia again for their 2nd fanmeeting “ GOT7 Flight Log: Turbulence In Malaysia 2016 which was held at Mega Star Arena, 6PM on 4th December 2016. GOT7 has recently won the World Favorite Artist award at MAMA 2016 last weekend. This marks their 3rd visit to our country. The show was held successfully with more than 3000 IGOT7 who were attended from Malaysia, Thailand. China, Vietnam, Singapore etc..
They performed a total of 9 songs during the fan meet which included Prove It, Let Me, Boom X3, No Jam, Fly, If You Do, Hard Carry, Home Run and lastly A remix for their encore session. Before the show begins, IGOT7 were practicing the fanchant to show their excitement to meet the boys.
During the fan meet, GOT7 played some game on the stage. One of the game named “Guess The Item“. The group will be separated in two two team which consisted Young Member ( Maknae ) VS Old Member (Hyung). The old member consist of Mark, Jin Young, Jackson and JB while the others member was in the Young Boy team. Each team were given a black box with an item inside it and they need to touch the item with their own hands without looking it and discuss among their member to guess the answer.It was hilarious to see the boys reactions while figuring out what is the item. The game ended up with a tie. Hence, they proceed to play scissors, rock and paper to decide the winner. Old member team won and the losing team had a punishment by taking a Polaroid picture with a ugly face and the pictures were given to 2 lucky fan.
It has been a long time we visit to Malaysia and I want to say I miss the you guys so much. Malaysia is some special places for us because we came here for music video so there is a lot of memories here. We wanted to come here but there is not much time but in the future, we promise to come here for better performance or better with concert. Said BamBam
Mark said 2016 is a great year got GOT7 because of all of our fans that support us. Like what BamBam said we filmed our music video at here so Malaysia always has a place in my heart. We had our first tour but we wouldn’t able to come to Malaysia this time but hopefully we gonna come back to Malaysia for another concert.
Jackson said our next time comeback please take care of yourself, do not fall sick. Nowadays, weather is so hot. Please do not wear so short pants. I don’t wish other people to see your legs. (In Cantonese)
The show lasted for 2 hours. Before the show ended, those VVIP buyer had the opportunity to either take photo with the boys or greet the boys on the stage. GOT7 Flight Log: Turbulence In Malaysia 2016 organized by Three Angels Group & IME SG, supported by IME Malaysia.