Malaysian TV network Astro have launched their video on demand service (AOD) in partnership with Hong Kong broadcaster TVB. The first show on the service is The Drive of Life, a business drama filmed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China from United Kingdom.
The TV series is a joint production by TVB and CCTV. The story, which spans over 40 years, follows three brothers who overcome their prejudice and build a successful local automobile brand. The cars and factories in the show belong to Chinese company Geely but appear under a fictional entity.
The drama was filmed in Hong Kong, Beijing, Ningbo and Vancouver. The cast includes Damian Lau, Liao Jingsheng, Michael Miu, Charmaine Sheh, Jessica Hsuan, Joe Ma, Raymond Lam, Sheren Tang, Feng Shaofeng, Myolie Wu, Ron Ng, Toby Leung, Lawrence Ng, Zhao Ke, Gigi Wong and Maggie Chan.