Kix (Asian TV channel)

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KIX, KIX HD
KIX Logo 2014.jpg
Launched August 2009
Owned by Celestial Tiger Entertainment
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Get Into Action
Language English
Broadcast area Southeast Asia
Singapore
Indonesia
Hong Kong
Thailand
Philippines
Malaysia
Sister channel(s) Celestial Classic Movies
Celestial Movies
CHK
Thrill
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 161
Aora TV (Indonesia) Channel 427
TransVision (Indonesia) Channel 506
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 729 (HD)
Cignal TV (Philippines) Channel 133 (HD)
Cable
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 518 (HD)
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 63 (Digital)
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 63 (Digital)
Pioneer Cable Vision Inc. (PCVI) (Philippines) Channel 46 (SD)
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 55
TVB Network Vision (Hong Kong) Channel 37 (SD)
Channel 237 (HD)
IPTV
HKBN bbTV (Hong Kong) Channel 410
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 309 (HD)
Channel 308(KIX HD On Demand)
TOT iptv (Thailand) Channel 257 (HD)

KIX and KIX HD is a pay television entertainment and sports channel in Asia owned by Celestial Tiger Entertainment. The channel is broadcast in Greater China and Southeast Asia as 24/7 action entertainment tailored for Asian audiences[1] and targeted toward the male 18 to 45 demographic.[2] The channel airs a combination of Asian content (notably Korean shows) with Western programs and attracts a core target audience of international viewers skewed toward male viewers.[3][4]

Programming blocks[edit]

The network has acquired licenses to mixed martial arts tournaments and international content including Bellator MMA, Mad Dogs, Top Gear Korea, Ten and Quiz From God.[5] In 2012, KIX secured first and exclusive rights to bring the Lingerie Football League, "America’s fastest growing sports league", to Asia in a multi-year broadcast partnership deal.[5][6]

Combat Sports[edit]

A pillar of MMA combat and fight related tournaments that typically premiere Mondays and Tuesdays at 10PM (HK/SG/PHIL/MYT), 9PM (JKT/THAI) and Saturdays at 7PM (HK/SG/PHIL/MYT) 6PM (JKT/THAI). Programs airing in this block include BAMMA, Bellator MMA, Road FC, Enfusion, SFL, Strikeforce, Glory World Series, M-1 Challenge, Pacific Xtreme Combat and Rizin FF.

Action Reality[edit]

Unscripted series and non-combat sporting events from the reality genre. Programs airing in this block include Lingerie Football League, Lucha Underground, Top Gear Korea, Top Gear USA, Top Gear Australia, The Incredible Mr Goodwin, Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, White Collar Brawler, Tornado Hunters, The Great Escape, What Went Down, XRC, Britain's Hardest, Alternate Route, WeekEnd Fix and Illusions of Grandeur.

Action Series[edit]

Television series and international drama firmly rooted in the action adventure genre. Programs airing in this block include Special Affairs Team TEN, Quiz From God, SAF3, Mad Dogs, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, Girl Killer K, and Cheo Yong.

Action Movies[edit]

Action blockbuster films from Asia, Hollywood and beyond with premiere features airing regularly Wednesdays at 10PM (HK/SG/PHIL/MYT), 9PM (JKT/THAI), and Saturdays at 9PM (HK/SG/PHIL/MYT), 8PM (JKT/THAI). Programs airing in this block include Rocky, A Millionaire on the Run, New Police Story, The Mechanic, and Drive Angry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Research Asia.com - Tiger Gate's Kix, Thrill On SkyCable Basic". mediaresearchasia.com. 
  2. ^ PEP.ph (26 March 2012). "New cable channel KIX-off ”action-adventure” shows - Television - Gallery - PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". pep.ph.  C1 control character in |title= at position 27 (help)
  3. ^ Tiger rider, Retrieved on July 23, 2013
  4. ^ Top Gear Korea Speeds Full Force With Astro's KIX HD, Retrieved on August 1, 2013
  5. ^ a b New cable channels balance Asian, Hollywood entertainment, Retrieved on July 15, 2013 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":0" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ LFL AND CELESTIAL TIGER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE MEGA ASIA TOUR, retrieved on August 1, 2013