Kix (Asian TV channel)

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KIX
KIX Logo 2014.jpg
LaunchedAugust 2009
Owned byCelestial Tiger Entertainment
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganGet into action
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia
Singapore
Indonesia
Hong Kong
Thailand
Philippines
Malaysia
Vietnam
Sister channel(s)Celestial Classic Movies
Celestial Movies
CHK
Thrill
Websitekix-tv.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Nexmedia (Indonesia)Channel 518
Satellite
Indovision (Indonesia)Channel 161
Skynindo
(Indonesia)
Channel 26 (HD 800/77/99)
Channel 8 (C01/C02)
TransVision (Indonesia)Channel 335 (HD)
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 729 (HD)
Cignal TV (Philippines)Channel 264 (HD)
NJOI (Malaysia)Channel 729 (HD)
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 61
OrangeTV (Indonesia)Channel 214
Cable
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 518 (HD)
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 63 (Digital)
Channel 242 (HD)
Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 63 (Digital)
Channel 278 (HD)
Channel 107 (Analog)
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 336 (HD)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 55
VTVCab (Vietnam)Channel 60
IPTV
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 309 (HD)
TOT iptv (Thailand)Channel 257 (HD)
myTV Super
(Hong Kong)
Channel 304
FPT TV
(Vietnam)
Channel 54 (HD)

KIX is a Southeast Asian pay television channel owned by Celestial Tiger Entertainment. Its programming is targeted towards 18- to 45-year-old adults.[1] 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.[2][3]

Programming blocks[edit]

The network has acquired licenses to mixed martial arts tournaments and international content including Bellator MMA, Mad Dogs, Top Gear Korea, Special Affairs Team TEN, and God's Quiz.[4] 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, Kunlun Fight, Enfusion, SFL, Australian FC, 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, Car Matchmaker, Car Crash, The Incredible Mr Goodwin, Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge', White Collar Brawler, Tornado Hunters, Drive, The Next Great Burger, The Ultimate Brocation, The Great Escape, What Went Down, XRC, Britain's Hardest, Alternate Route, WeekEnd Fix, Illusions of Grandeur and Escape.

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 First Blood, Rocky, A Millionaire on the Run, New Police Story, The Mechanic, and Drive Angry.

Lupe Fiasco's Beat N Path[edit]

In March 2018, American rapper Lupe Fiasco premiered a three-part television documentary called Beat N Path where he embarked on a journey around China to follow his passion for martial arts. This documentary is a tribute to his late father who was a grand master and ran a martial arts school in Chicago.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PEP.ph (26 March 2012). "New cable channel KIX-off action-adventure shows". pep.ph.
  2. ^ Tiger rider, Retrieved on July 23, 2013
  3. ^ Top Gear Korea Speeds Full Force With Astro's KIX HD, Retrieved on August 1, 2013
  4. ^ New cable channels balance Asian, Hollywood entertainment, Retrieved on July 15, 2013
  5. ^ Celestial brings Lingerie Football League to Asia, retrieved on July 15, 2013
  6. ^ LFL AND CELESTIAL TIGER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE MEGA ASIA TOUR, retrieved on August 1, 2013
  7. ^ Dini, Azri. "Lupe Fiasco travels to China for "Beat N Path"". thehive.asia. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  8. ^ "Cross Borders on Lupe Fiasco's New Beat n Path"". mysky.com.ph. Retrieved 2018-07-12.