31 August 2005

·         VV Drama Offers Sizzling Hot Serials That Will Intrigue And Delight!

·         Catch Hong Kong’s Top Divas At Their Best In The Premiere of Hit TVB Production, “War and Beauty”


Singapore, 31 August 2005 – VV Drama (StarHub Digital Cable Channel 55) will run a free preview from 6 September to 9 September for all StarHub Digital Cable customers! During this period, StarHub Digital Cable customers can enjoy the programmes on VV Drama round-the-clock, by simply tuning in to StarHub’s Preview Channel, Channel 01.


VV Drama is a Chinese language entertainment channel that brings viewers the latest and most popular serials produced by TVB in Hong Kong. The channel also offers an exciting palette of lifestyle and magazine programmes, including quality productions from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea.


“The blockbusters on VV Drama have proven to be immensely popular with our customers, and we would like to invite everyone who is not presently a subscriber of VV Drama to sample the engaging serials on this channel. Die-hard drama fans will not be disappointed with the line-up of world-class Asian programmes that VV Drama has in store for them,” said Ms Sandie Lee, StarHub ' s Senior Vice President, Cable TV services.


Viewers will be able to savour the kimchi-hot Korean period drama, “Jewel In The Palace”, and be riveted by the spine-tingling final episodes of the detective series, “To Get Unstuck In Time”, starring TVB artistes Roger Kwok and Flora Chan.


~Catch The Clash of the Divas in “War and Beauty”~

The free preview of VV Drama is timed to coincide with the channel’s premiere of the hit TVB serial “War and Beauty”. The serial ranked as one of TVB’s most popular dramas, when it was aired in Hong Kong last year.


Filmed on location in Beijing’s Forbidden City, and boasting a production budget of over HK$10 million, “War and Beauty” stars the stellar cast of Charmaine Sheh, Maggie Cheung, Gigi Lai, Sheren Tang, Bowie Lam and Moses Chan. The drama swept all major awards at TVB’s 35th Anniversary Awards Ceremony last year.


Set in the Qing Dynasty, “War and Beauty” tells of palace feuds, where corrupt officials and eunuchs manipulate the royal women to achieve personal wealth and power. In “War and Beauty”, imperial concubines use the Emperor’s influence to bring wealth and power to their clans and exact revenge and destruction on their enemies.


The exploits of the characters in “War and Beauty” have been heatedly discussed in online forums, as many viewers see the feuding and shifting alliances of the imperial women as a metaphor for office politics.


StarHub’s 2.5G and 3G mobile customers will receive even greater value, as they will be able to stream   weekly episodic highlights of “War and Beauty” onto their mobile handsets for free! Interested StarHub mobile customers can refer to www.starhub.com/hubvillage for more details.


Other exciting programmes that viewers can look forward to on VV Drama include:


·         “Twin Of Brothers” – “Twin Of Brothers” is TVB’s adaptation of Wong Yik’s wuxia novel. Starring Ron Ng and Raymond Lam, “Twin of Brothers” tells the tale of how Lam and Ng master a secret and coveted kungfu style by chance.


·         “Full House” - “Full House” is a Korean romantic love story b ase d on a popular comic about I nternet novelist Ji-Eun ( Song Hye Kyo), who loses her luxurious mansion “Full House” to Asia’s hottest movie star Yeung Jae (Rain) . Desperate to get back what right fully belongs to her, Ji-Eun signs a six-month marriage contract with the handsome but short-tempered Yeung Jae .


VV Drama is available on StarHub Digital Cable Channel 55. Drama buffs craving for the latest serials can be sure to get it first on VV Drama for just $8 per month, upon subscription of three ‘Basic Groups’ from StarHub Digital Cable’s subscription plan. They can call 1630 to subscribe or visit www.starhub.com/cabletv for more information. Existing StarHub Digital Cable customers who wish to subscribe to the channel can call 1633 or visit StarHub’s Website.