Star signs internet deal with Tsutaya Discas for Japan

Mumbai: Asia’s leading media and entertainment company Star and Japan’s online content provider Tsutaya Discas have announced an agreement for Tsutaya Discas to distribute 20 movie titles from Star’s Fortune Star library via Internet in Japan.

The titles include Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury and Way of the Dragon, Jackie Chan’s Project A series, and the hugely popular A Chinese Ghost Story series.

Starting 14 May, movie buffs in Japan will be able to watch their favorite Hong Kong classic hits online via Tsutaya Discas’s ER (Electronic Rental) and EST (Electronic Sell Thru) downloading.

"This agreement marks the first time that our Fortune Star titles will be distributed online in Japan. We look forward to the opportunity of distributing our library to a wider audience globally," said Star program syndication and distribution vice president Yvonne Chuang.

Star owns an extensive library of multi-language content that has successfully captured the hearts of millions of viewers in Asia. Star’s library includes Fortune Star, which is the world’s largest contemporary Chinese language feature-film library.

The Fortune Star library includes over 600 major motion picture titles that showcase superstars such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh and come from a list of renowned filmmakers that includes John Woo, Yuen Woo Ping and Ronny Yu.

Also available for syndication and distribution is Star’s 20,000-hour library of top-rated Indian and Chinese television programming. Among the titles in this library are India’s most watched daily dramas such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Sapna Babul Ka… Bidaai, as well as No.1 Taiwanese music variety programs like Lollipop and Blackie’s Teenage Club.