Founded in 2007, CATCHPLAY quickly became a major player in the movie entertainment business in Taiwan by providing a wide selection of films excelling in both quantity and quality. Over the years, CATCHPLAY has continued to distribute more than 30 films theatrically every year, an average of one movie every other week, and more than 100 titles for release on home videos, TV and digital platforms. Today, we are the largest independent distributor in Taiwan with a library of more than 2,000 titles, most of which CATCHPLAY owns all rights to exclusively.
Capitalizing on the digitalization of Taiwan’s pay-TV systems, CATCHPLAY launched CATCHPLAY HD Movie Channel in early 2013. Today it has about 1 million subscribers through partnerships with major pay-TV operators. Our diverse and wide range of content has made CATCHPLAY HD one of the most popular linear movie channels in Taiwan.
In 2014, in addition to distributing the movies CATCHPLAY loves, we embarked in earnest co-production and investment projects, venturing into content creation.
In addition to content aggregation, in 2015, CATCHPLAY established AsiaPlay Incorporated with the ambition of becoming the leading premium content service provider for movie lovers in Asia.
In March 2016, the CATCHPLAY+ service platform made its pilot launch in Taiwan in partnerships with major telecommunication operators and device manufacturers. In June 2016, the service platform launched in Indonesia, collaborating with market leaders IndiHome, Telkom Indonesia. This was followed by expanded partnerships with Telkomsel, Indosat and First Media, and in Singapore, collaboration with the market’s leading telecommunication operator, StarHub.
Today, CATCHPLAY Media Holdings Group owns two distinct companies – CATCHPLAY Incorporated, and AsiaPlay Incorporated – with involvement from production, distribution, linear movie channel operation and both content aggregation and platform operation for digital entertainment services.