Xing Kong is a Mandarin language TV channel owned by STAR TV in partnership with China Media Capital, also known as STAR Chinese Channel China, It was voted "Satellite Channel of the Year" at the 2002 China Television Programme Awards. The channel is packed with more than 700 hours of original programming each year, with content that includes drama series, comedies, variety, talk and game shows. This channel was similar to other mandarin entertainment channels like STAR Chinese Channel in Taiwan and Phoenix Chinese Channel a 50/50 joint venture with STAR TV/Fox International Channels and Phoenix Television.
Xing Kong is broadcast free-to-air on AsiaSat 3S over the Asia-Pacific region (given that the local laws permit the use of privately owned Satellite dishes). This coverage spans from Outer Mongolia all the way to Australia and New Zealand. Although the geostationary satellite is located directly above China, private satellite tuning is prohibited in the mainland.