2019

DISTRIBUTION

June

To release Parasite, the first ever Korean movie to win Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.

February

Released South Korean blockbuster Extreme Job which grossed 110M NT ($3.5M US) in Taiwan

January

Released Academy Award and Golden Globe Best Picture Green Book grossing 45M NT

DIGITAL & INVESTMENTS

March

Co-released The World between Us, CATCHPLAY’s first drama series project with Public Television Service and HBO Asia. The World between Us became a phenomenal success receiving rave reviews, historically high TV ratings and on-line viewership and deemed as “the best mandarin-speaking drama series over the years”.

2018

DISTRIBUTION

Released 26 films theatrically, including Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated All the Money in the World, along with 12 Strong, A Simple Favor, and The Spy Gone North.

DIGITAL

August

Entered into collaboration with XL Axiata, one of Indonesia’s leading telecom operators for the launch of its high speed home broadband service. CATCHPLAY has been one of its major content service partners with the TV app preloaded onto XL HOME’s OTT set top boxes.

June

Announced partnership with Asia Pacific Telecom (GT Mobile), one of the leading 4G mobile operators in Taiwan, to provide CATCHPLAY+ as the primary digital movie content service to APTG subscribers.

May

Kicked off partnership with TopMSO, a leading MSO in mid Taiwan for preloading the CATCHPLAY app onto TopMSO’s newly launched hybrid set top boxes.

April

Launched partnership with First Media, Indonesia’s premium payTV and Internet service operator as its predominant movie content service partner and the only OTT service bundled into the operator’s payTV and broadband packages.

2017

DISTRIBUTION

Released 24 films theatrically in Taiwan including Academy Award and Golden Globe winner La La Land, Silence, Hitman’s Bodyguard and Bad Genius, which generated higher box office receipts in Taiwan than in its domestic market, marking the highest-grossing Thai film in Taiwan ever on record.

DIGITAL

November

Announced partnership with T-Star, one of the leading 4G mobile operators in Taiwan, to provide CATCHPLAY+ as the exclusive digital movie content service for T-Star subscribers.

August

Announced a partnership with CNS, the second-largest MSO for pay TV services in Taiwan, to provide digital movie content for CNS’ 1.2 million households exclusively.

April

Announced a partnership with Telkomsel, the largest mobile operator in Indonesia.

March

Launched a partnership with Tokopedia, one of the largest EC platforms in Indonesia.

January

Launched the service via FOXCONN’s BANDOTT Set Top Box.

Distributed the BBC hit series Sherlock Season 4 exclusively for Taiwan, day and date with the UK.

2016

DISTRIBUTION

Released 27 films including London Has Fallen, Assassin’s Creed, Dirty Grandpa, The Handmaiden and CATCHPLAY invested film, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner The Revenant, a movie that grossed more than US$ 65 million in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macau as distributed by CATCHPLAY and partners.

DIGITAL

September

CATCHPLAY+ started Direct to Consumer service in Indonesia.

August

CATCHPLAY+ started Direct to Consumer service in Singapore.

June

CATCHPLAY+ launched in Indonesia in collaboration with IndiHome, Telkom Indonesia as the first OTT VOD service to come on board the leading pay TV and broadband operator’s hybrid Set Top Box.

CATCHPLAY+ launched the service in Singapore through partnership with StarHub, becoming the predominant movie content provider for the operator’s pay TV and OTT platforms.

March

CATCHPLAY+ pilot launched in Taiwan.

2015

DISTRIBUTION

Released 24 films theatrically, including Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Still Alice, Southpaw, Our Little Sister, Woman in Gold, Burnt, Secret in Their Eyes and 120 titles on DVD and digital platforms.

CO-PRODUCTION & INVESTMENTS

March

Co-financed and assisted director Martin Scorsese’s shooting of his historical epic Silence in Taiwan, completed in 3.5 months and becoming the first international film to be shot entirely in Taiwan.

January

Announced a partnership deal to invest in New Regency’s The Revenant, Assassin’s Creed, and Splinter Cell, marking the first time a Taiwanese company has invested in a Hollywood studio production.

Co-produced 20 Once Again with CJ Entertainment, which grossed $380 million RMB in China.

LINEAR MOVIE CHANNEL

CATCHPLAY HD Movie Channel hit over 800,000 subscribers with Chunghua Telecom and Kbro.

DIGITAL

November

Signed a multi-year deal with FarEastone, one of the leading mobile operators in Taiwan, to include a CATCHPLAY branded section in its VOD service to provide CATCHPLAY’s leading movie content for FET’s subscribers.

October

Signed with major Hollywood studios including NBC Universal, Warner Bros. and Disney to provide their content for digital platforms in Taiwan and other upcoming Asian markets.

May

Established subsidiaries AsiaPlay Inc. and AsiaPlay Taiwan to develop CATCHPLAY+ across Asia.

2014

DISTRIBUTION

Released 25 films theatrically, including The Expendables 3, Big Eyes, Son of God, and Academy Award-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street, August: Osage County and NebraskaThe Wolf of Wall Street grossed NT$130 million in Taiwan. Also distributed 100 titles on DVD and digital platform.

CO-PRODUCTION & INVESTMENTS

Made our first investment in a Mandarin-speaking film, Paradise in Service, which was selected as the opening film at the Busan Film Festival.

2013

DISTRIBUTION

Released 26 films theatrically in Taiwan including Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Silver Linings Playbook, The Impossible, The Best Offer and Golden Horse Awards nominated horror Rigor Mortis, which grossed NT$50 million in Taiwan.

LINEAR MOVIE CHANNEL

January

Launched CATCHPLAY HD Movie Channel on Chunghua Telecom’s MOD service and Kbro’s cable TV platform.

2012

Mr. Harvey Chang and Ms. Daphne Yang came on board at CATCHPLAY, with Mr. Chang as the Chairman and Ms. Yang as the Executive Director of the CATCHPLAY Group overseeing all business and operations.

DISTRIBUTION

Released 68 films theatrically including The Hunger Games, grossing NT$150 million in Taiwan, action blockbuster The Expendables 2 and award-winning films The Iron Lady, My Week with Marilyn and W.E..

DIGITAL

Offered preliminary VOD service for Samsung Smart TV.

2011

DISTRIBUTION

Distributed 136 films theatrically, including Insidious, Limitless, Drive and Academy Award winners The King’s Speech, The Fighter and Midnight in Paris. Also distributed 250 titles on home videos.

DIGITAL

Provided Internet TV tie-in service for Sony TV. Launched online ticketing service with 7-Eleven ibon kiosks.

2010

DISTRIBUTION

Released 122 films theatrically including The Expendables, Red, Kick-Ass and Three Idiots, which went on to have the longest theatrical run in Taiwan in the last ten years and achieved the highest box office results for Indian films in Taiwan. Also distributed 160 titles on home videos.

DIGITAL

Started preliminary content licensing deals with KBro and CNS, the top two cable TV service providers in Taiwan.

2009

DISTRIBUTION

Released 45 films theatrically, including Two Lovers, Drag Me to Hell and 100 titles on home videos. Jointly produced Hesher, produced by and starring Academy Award winner Natalie Portman.

DIGITAL

Provided VOD content for Chunghua Telecom’s MOD service.

2008

DISTRIBUTION

Released 12 films theatrically, including In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale and 16 titles on home videos.

2007

CATCHPLAY was founded with Mr. Timothy Chen as the Chairman to focus on online gaming peripherals and online paid video. Launched the “NT$39 Online Rental” service.