Kix
CountryHong Kong
Broadcast area
  • Africa
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Ownership
OwnerCelestial Tiger Entertainment
Sister channelsCelestial Classic Movies
Celestial Movies
CHK
Thrill
History
Launched
    • 1 August 2009; 14 years ago (2009-08-01) (Southeast Asia)
    • 1 October 2020; 2 years ago (2020-10-01) (Africa)
Closed1 July 2022; 14 months ago (2022-07-01) (Malaysia)
Replaced byPRIMEtime (Astro channel space, Malaysia)
Links
Websitekix-tv.com
Availability
Terrestrial
DStv (Sub-Saharan Africa)Channel 114 (HD)

KIX is a Southeast Asian pay television channel owned by Celestial Tiger Entertainment. Its programming is targeted towards 18- to 45-year-old adults.[1] The channel airs a combination of Asian content (notably Korean shows) with Western programs and attracts a core target audience of international viewers skewed toward male viewers.[2][3]

Programming blocks

The network has acquired licenses to mixed martial arts tournaments and international content including Bellator MMA, Mad Dogs, Top Gear Korea, Special Affairs Team TEN, and God's Quiz.[4] In 2012, KIX secured first and exclusive rights to bring the Lingerie Football League, "America's fastest growing sports league", to Asia in a multi-year broadcast partnership deal.[5][6]

Combat sports

A pillar of MMA combat and fight related tournaments that typically premiere Mondays and Tuesdays at 10PM (GMT+8), 9PM (GMT+7) and Saturdays at 7PM (GMT+8) 6PM (GMT+7). Programs airing in this block include BAMMA, Bellator MMA, Road FC, Kunlun Fight, Enfusion, SFL, Australian FC, Glory World Series, M-1 Challenge, Pacific Xtreme Combat and Rizin FF.

Action reality

Unscripted series and non-combat sporting events from the reality genre. Programs airing in this block include Lingerie Football League, Top Gear Korea, Top Gear USA, Top Gear Australia, Car Matchmaker, Car Crash, Heroes and Superstars, Infinite Challenge, The Incredible Mr Goodwin, Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge', Tornado Hunters, Drive, The Next Great Burger, The Ultimate Brocation, The Dude Perfect Show, Fifth Gear, Extreme Ends, Australian Ninja Warrior, G Wars, The Great Escape, What Went Down, Hunted, XRC, Britain's Hardest, Alternate Route, WeekEnd Fix, Illusions of Grandeur, Escape, Trigger Happy, Crazy Wheels and Travel Man.

Action series

Television series and international drama firmly rooted in the action adventure genre. Programs airing in this block include Special Affairs Team TEN, Quiz From God, SAF3, Mad Dogs, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, Girl Killer K, and Cheo Yong.

Selected series are available in DEGUP via Unifi TV in Malaysia.

Action movies

Action blockbuster films from Asia, Hollywood, and beyond with premiere features airing regularly Wednesdays at 10PM (GMT+8), 9PM (GMT+7), and Saturdays at 9PM (GMT+8), 8PM (GMT+7). Programs airing in this block include First Blood, Rocky, A Millionaire on the Run, New Police Story, The Mechanic, and Drive Angry.

Selected movies are available on Film Wallet,[7] DEGUP via Unifi TV, Showcase Movies via Astro in Malaysia.

Lupe Fiasco's Beat N Path

In March 2018, American rapper Lupe Fiasco premiered a three-part television documentary called Beat N Path where he embarked on a journey around China to follow his passion for martial arts. This documentary is a tribute to his late father who was a grand master and ran a martial arts school in Chicago.[8][9]

Asian Dynamite

Programs that feature Asian entertainment shows premiering every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9PM (GMT+8), 8PM (GMT+7). Programs airing on this block include Infinite Challenge, 2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships, and G Wars.

References

  1. ^ PEP.ph (26 March 2012). "New cable channel Kix-off action-adventure shows". pep.ph.
  2. ^ Tiger rider, Retrieved on July 23, 2013
  3. ^ Top Gear Korea Speeds Full Force With Astro's KIX HD, Retrieved on August 1, 2013
  4. ^ New cable channels balance Asian, Hollywood entertainment Archived 2014-01-31 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved on July 15, 2013
  5. ^ Clarke, Stewart (29 November 2012). "Celestial brings Lingerie Football League to Asia". TBI Vision. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  6. ^ "LFL and Celestial Tiger Entertainment announce mega Asia tour". LFL360. 5 April 2013. Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  7. ^ #TECH: Film Wallet launches Malaysia's first online cinema Retrieved on November 26, 2021
  8. ^ Dini, Azri. "Lupe Fiasco travels to China for "Beat N Path"". thehive.asia. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Cross Borders on Lupe Fiasco's New Beat n Path". mysky.com.ph. Retrieved 12 July 2018.