Celestial Pictures

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Celestial Pictures Ltd
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2002
Headquarters Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Parent Astro Overseas Ltd
Website www.celestialpictures.com

Celestial Pictures is a diversified entertainment company focusing on Asian-language film and television content including production, aggregation, distribution and the operation of TV channels.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company owns the world's largest Chinese film collection including the Shaw Brothers film library. Celestial Pictures is restoring the Shaw Brothers' movies and distributing them to cinemas and the worldwide television and home video markets.

Television channels[edit]

Celestial’s television channel operations include Celestial Movies; Celestial Movies Asia, which screens Japanese and Korean blockbusters; Celestial Classic Movies, which features Chinese classic films including the Shaw Brothers film collection; and WaTV, a Chinese infotainment channel dedicated to a new reflection of modern China.

Film and television content acquisition[edit]

Besides the library and TV networks, Celestial Pictures produces and acquires feature films and hundreds of hours of television programmes each year, including television dramas, children's programmes, animation and documentaries for their channels aand worldwide distribution.

Celestial Pictures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Astro Overseas Ltd that owned by Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd

References[edit]

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