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.
Announced partnership with T-Star, one of the leading 4G mobile operators in Taiwan, to provide CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND as the exclusive digital movie content service for T-Star subscribers.
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.
Announced a partnership with Telkomsel, the largest mobile operator in Indonesia.
Launched a partnership with Tokopedia, one of the largest EC platforms in Indonesia.
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.
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.
CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND started Direct to Consumer service in Indonesia.
CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND started Direct to Consumer service in Singapore.
CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND 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 ON DEMAND launched the service in Singapore through partnership with StarHub, becoming the predominant movie content provider for the operator’s pay TV and OTT platforms.
CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND pilot launched in Taiwan.
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
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.
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.
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.
Established subsidiaries AsiaPlay Inc. and AsiaPlay Taiwan to develop CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND across Asia.
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 Nebraska. The 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.
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
Launched CATCHPLAY HD Movie Channel on Chunghua Telecom’s MOD service and Kbro’s cable TV platform.
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.
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..
Offered preliminary VOD service for Samsung Smart TV.
Provided Internet TV tie-in service for Sony TV. Launched online ticketing service with 7-Eleven ibon kiosks.
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.
Started preliminary content licensing deals with KBro and CNS, the top two cable TV service providers in Taiwan.
Released 12 films theatrically, including In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale and 16 titles on home videos.
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.