Astro officially launches its new channel, KIX HD
Vertigo at Gardens saw the official launch of Astro’s exciting new channel, KIX HD. Touted as the number one English HD channel in Malaysia, the channel combines the very best in action entertainment, combat sports and cutting-edge reality shows; including flagship shows Top Gear Korea and Blood Thirsty Prosecutor.
Top Gear Korea is in its second season on KIX HD and follows the same format as the hit TV show from the UK. Hosted by former professional racing driver Kim Jim-Pyo, car and bike enthusiast Cho Min-Ki, celebrity racing circuit member Yeon Jung-Hoon and not forgetting of course, the enigmatic Stig; the show brings all the verve and informative discussion you can expect from the original show.
Magdalene Cheung (Director of Advertising Sales), Yeon Jung-Hoon, Andy Chang (Senior Vice President of Celestial Tiger Entertainment)
The Korean star of the show, Yeon Jung-Hoon, was guest-of-honour at the launch party, much to the delight of many a swooning press member. His challenge of the day was to beat the top press member in a race around the Top Gear test track on a racing simulator. Much to his chagrin, the obviously experienced gamer journalist won out bagging himself a nice prize for his efforts. Other channel related games were available including MMA arm-wrestling, darts and celebrity name spotting. Vision KL even managed to hit two bulls eye’s in a row, the sign of a misspent youth, that’s for sure.
The Showdown Challenge with Yeon Jung-Hoon
Betty Tsui, Vice President of programming for KIX HD was thrilled to have Yeon Jung-Hoon in Malaysia, “KIX HD was built and calibrated for action. Viewers get to enjoy a high-octane blend of programs that are set to thrill every time you tune into KIX HD. We are immensely pleased to have Top Gear Korea season 2 in KIX HD’s line-up and ever so honoured to have Korean celebrity Yeon Jung-Hoon join us for the launch event. He is the perfect epitome of the channel, having acted in numerous action dramas and now a host to an action-packed reality TV series”.
Yeon Jung-Hoon, Andy Chang and guests
Top Gear Korea Season 2 premieres on January 22, at 9PM on KIX HD, Astro channel 729.