Tencent Adds a Wide Selection of Disney Live-action and Animated Features to
its Leading Online Movie Service
"Hollywood VIP" Customers Now Have Access to an Extensive Catalogue of New and
Classic Movies from Disney, Marvel and Pixar.
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 9, 2013
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tencent, China's leading online
communications, social and entertainment services company, today announced
that it has collaborated with Disney Media Distribution to bring some of the
Studio's most popular live-action and animated features to "Hollywood VIP," a
leading online movie service in China.
A growing number of Hollywood studios including Lionsgate, Miramax, Universal,
and Warner Bros. already offer movies through "Hollywood VIP."
"We are very excited to be working with Disney to bring both new and classic
movies to Chinese viewers," said Sun Zhong Huai, Vice President of Tencent,
who oversees the online video business. "Our partnership with Warner Bros.,
Universal, Miramax, and Lionsgate has been a huge success, with hundreds of
thousands of repeat customers enjoying millions of movies views on our film
service since we launched the service. With its extensive user base and wide
range of platforms and content, Tencent is ideally-placed to drive the growth
of the Chinese digital distribution market and meet increasing consumer
demand, supported by some of Hollywood's biggest studios."
"We're excited to provide Tencent's 'Hollywood VIP' with the best of the
Disney movie slate featuring a wide range of movies, and some of our best
animated features and blockbuster films. Millions of Chinese online viewers
can now see films from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel studios at home or on the
go," said Dai Hua, Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Channels and
Disney Media Distribution Greater China.
With this collaboration, "Hollywood VIP" (URL: film.qq.com) will now feature
movies from the blockbuster Disney stable which includes: Marvel Studios, home
of "The Avengers," one of the China's top 3 foreign films of 2012; Pixar
Studios, home to Academy Award-winning titles such as "Toy Story 3" and "UP;"
and Walt Disney Studios titles, such as the record-breaking franchise "Pirates
of the Caribbean."
"Hollywood VIP" subscribers have on-demand access to an extensive selection of
new and classic films, with newer titles available the same day they are
released on Blu-ray and DVD. In addition to the monthly subscription
video-on-demand (SVOD) service, "Hollywood VIP" customers can purchase newly
released movies such as "Oblivion," "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall," "We're
the Millers" or "The Conjuring," on a transactional basis (TVOD), just two
weeks after their U.S.theatrical release. Dozens of domestic Chinese movies
are also available on the service, just one to two months after their local
theatrical release dates, such as "The Blind Detective." All in, more than
1,500 movies (SVOD and TVOD combined) will now be available through the online
service, many of them exclusively to "Hollywood VIP."
Notes to editors:
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day,
hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume
information, seek entertainment, and shop online through our integrated
platforms. Our diversified services include QQ, Weixin and WeChat for
communications; Qzone for social networking; QQ Game Platform for online
games; QQ.com for information; as well as our eCommerce open platform. Our
company was founded in Shenzhen in 1998 and went public on the Hong Kong Stock
Exchange in 2004. We seek to evolve with the Internet by investing in
innovation, providing a hospitableenvironmentfor our partners,andstaying
close to our users. For more information, please visit www.tencent.com/ir.
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About Disney Media Distribution
Disney Media Distribution is the distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company
responsible for the licensing of branded and non-branded entertainment to all
platforms in Asia Pacific including free-to-air, cable and satellite
broadcasters and mobile, broadband and VOD platforms. Its program portfolio
includes quality feature films, critically-acclaimed network television
series, ABC news programming, the very best in animation and prestigious
specials such as the Academy Awards. Disney Media Distribution also oversees
channel distribution of the much-loved Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney
Junior which are distributed on all major pay TV platforms in the region.
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