Celestial Movies

Celestial Movies (天映频道) and is an Asian 24-hour movie channel. The channel also screens films from and shows interviews with movie stars and directors, entertainment news and film award ceremonies. Available in 11 territories across Asia Pacific, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and other to HD in Malaysia, Jakarta.[1]

Celestial Movies
Launched3 March 2003
Picture format576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Nexmedia (Indonesia)Channel 508
Astro MalaysiaChannel 309 (HD)
Channel 322 (SD)
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 141
MNC Vision IndonesiaChannel 20
Channel 24 (HD 800/77/99)
Channel 6 (C01/C02)
OrangeTV (Indonesia)Channel 160
Channel 25
NJOI MalaysiaChannel 322 (SD) (via NJOI Prepaid)
Channel 815
StarHub TV SingaporeChannel 868
Channel 870 (Celestial Movies On Demand)
First Media
  • Channel 204
  • Channel 311 (HD)
Unifi TV (Malaysia)Channel 227 (HD) Coming soon
Singtel TV
Channel 585 (Within On Demand)

Movie Line-up

The channel features Chinese movies from regional film studios such as Media Asia Distribution, Emperor Motion Pictures, Filmko Pictures, Golden Harvest Entertainment, CJ Entertainment and Toho.


On weeknights, movies are scheduled by genres: namely Drama Monday, Action Tuesday, Comedy Wednesday, Bromance Thursday and Fantasy Friday. During Saturday and Sunday nights, Celestial Movies showcases blockbusters and first-run movies.

Other programmes include news of movie and film-festival from around the globe, documentaries and shorts. Celestial also produces a number of original behind-the-scenes programmes such as: Celestial Cameos, Director To Director, Celestial Express and Star Talk.

Sister channels

Celestial Classic Movies

Celestial Classic Movies
Launched14 April 2008
Picture format480i (SDTV)
WebsiteOfficial Site
MNC Vision IndonesiaChannel 22
Astro MalaysiaChannel 321
NJOI MalaysiaChannel 321
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 233
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 140
Channel 71 (C01/C02)
Channel 21
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 78
StarHub TV SingaporeChannel 869
Channel 871 (Celestial Classic Movies On Demand)
SkyCable PhilippinesChannel 97 (Digital)
Destiny Cable PhilippinesChannel 97 (Digital)
Cablelink PhilippinesChannel 201 (Digital)
Singtel TV SingaporeChannel 580 (With InCelestial Classic Movies on Demand)
TOT iptv (Thailand)Channel 262
myTV Super
(Hong Kong)
Channel 203

Celestial Classic Movies (CCM) is a 24-hour pay-TV movie channel screening Chinese classic movies from the Shaw Brothers library and other film libraries. All Shaw Brothers movies are digitally restored to bring viewers sound and picture quality matching the original cinematic prints.

Celestial Movies Pinoy (Philippines)

Celestial Movies Pinoy
LaunchedNovember 16, 2015
(test broadcast)
January 1, 2016
(full broadcast)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
ReplacedTeleAsia Filipino
Cignal PhilippinesChannel 40 (SD)

Celestial Tiger Entertainment has teamed with Viva Communications to create Celestial Movies Pinoy, a localized Philippines version of CTE’s Chinese film channel Celestial Movies. The channel was launched on January 1, 2016 on the basic tier of DTH satellite provider Cignal TV. Movies and on-air presentations are dubbed in a mixture of Tagalog and English.

Their programming is a mix of Chinese-language movies and TV series, behind-the-scenes specials, interviews with Chinese talent and thematic programming centered around superstars or popular genres.


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  2. Television Asia (2008), "Celestial Movies Asia and Celestial Classic Movies channels debut on now TV", retrieved on June 30, 2009, HighBeam
  3. Television Asia (20030, "Celestial Movies launched at the most auspicious time: 3pm on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the 3rd year of the millennium. Clearly Asia's newest channel is taking as few chances as possible", retrieved on June 30, 2009, http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-22891271_ITM
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