PHILIPPINES, 7 OCTOBER 2017 – HBO Asia’s Original series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US 《我們與惡的距離》received 6 wins at the 54th Annual Golden Bell Awards which was held in Taiwan. Produced by Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), and jointly distributed by HBO Asia and CATCHPLAY outside of Asia, the ten hour-long-episode Taiwan drama series has won in the following categories:

  • Best Television Series (戲劇節目獎)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series (戲劇節目女主角獎) for Alyssa Chia(賈靜雯)
  • Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (戲劇節目男配角獎) for James Wen(溫昇豪)
  • Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (戲劇節目女配角獎) for Pets Tseng(曾沛慈)
  • Best Directing for a Drama Series (戲劇節目導演獎) for Lin Chun-Yang(林君陽)
  • Best Screenplay for a Drama Series (戲劇節目編劇獎) for Lu Shih-Yuan(呂蒔媛)

Mr. Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, says, “We are honoured that the HBO Asia Original series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US, has received the prestigious recognition at the Golden Bell Awards, reaffirming our commitment to bringing quality local language productions and compelling Asian stories to a global audience.”

Ms. Daphne Yang, CEO of CATCHPLAY, says, “We are deeply honoured to be involved in making THE WORLD BETWEEN US such a phenomenal success. These Awards add to the extremely rewarding feedback from the audience.” 

THE WORLD BETWEEN US《我們與惡的距離》premiered in March this year and was critically acclaimed throughout its broadcast. The celebrated show is the latest HBO Asia original content to be made available to U.S. audience.

HBO Asia’s original Taiwan drama series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US《我們與惡的距離》, is a ten-part hour-long series that follows the aftermath of a mass-shooting where all parties involved – the killer, the victims, the victims’ families, the media and the defense teams, whose fates are all intertwined.

The series features an all-star ensemble cast from Taiwan including Alyssa Chia (賈靜雯) (“The Prince of Han Dynasty”, “The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber”), James Wen (溫昇豪) (“My Queen”, “My Fierce Wife”) and Wu Kang-Jen (吳慷仁) (“A Touch of Green”, “Wake Up”).

HBO Asia started producing Original productions in 2012 and has produced a range of Asian Original productions including series, movies and documentaries. To date, HBO Asia has produced and aired 17 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline, including THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC which returns for its second season on 6 October exclusively on HBO.

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About HBO Asia

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and DreamWorks Animation. HBO is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts five 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits and Cinemax; an Asian movie channel, Red by HBO; internet streaming platform, HBO GO; subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, HBO On Demand; and a branded SVOD service in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst channel in the region. Log on to for more information.


Founded in 2007, CATCHPLAY is one of the most cutting edge movie content companies in Asia Pacific with extensive engagement throughout the entertainment content value chain. Its businesses expanded from film distribution, content aggregation, linear movie channel operation to co-production and financing including involvements in international projects, The RevenantAssassin’s Creed by Hollywood Studio New Regency, and Silence bydirector Martin Scorsese. In March 2016, CATCHPLAY debuted its CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND Service in Taiwan followed by its launch in Indonesia and Singapore in the same year. Now the service is available in the three markets through web, app downloads from Android PlayStore, AppStore and through partnerships with leading operators including IndiHome, Telkomsel, First Media in Indonesia and StarHub in Singapore. CATCHPLAY prides itself on providing the best user experience and content selection for movie lovers by movie lovers. For further information please visit:

About Golden Bell Awards

The Golden Bell Awards (金鐘獎) is an annual Taiwanese television production award presented and held in Taiwan. It is one of the three major annual awards for entertainment presented in Taiwan along with the Golden Melody Awards (金曲獎) for music and the Golden Horse Awards (金馬獎) for movies and films.

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