TM via its award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV, will broadcast the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on HyppSports HD channels (HyppTV Channels 720 - 726) as the Official IPTV Broadcast Partner in Malaysia. The broadcast of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games marks HyppTV’s first ever offering of the global sporting event.
As Malaysia’s only digital platform for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, HyppTV aims to not only spread the love for sports and support for our Malaysian contingent; but also further demonstrates TM’s commitment to provide the best experience for all sports fans in Malaysia. Hence, TM’s customers will get to watch all 42 Rio 2016 games across 8 dedicated Live TV and Interactive Channels on HyppSports HD from 25th July to 2nd September 2016.
Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, TM New Media, reiterated, “We are very excited to be able to bring a world class sporting event to our HyppTV viewers for the first time. Being a matter of national interest and in line with TM’s Team Malaysia initiative, HyppTV shows support to our national athletes by providing viewers non-stop free “live” coverage and exclusive Rio 2016 content, where they will be able to catch the moments when our Malaysian flags are raised at the games first hand.”
Sharing the excitement, Izlyn Ramli, Vice President of Group Brand and Communication, TM, added, “When it comes to the Olympic Games, no doubt sports content is the key but digital and social media are becoming increasingly important in engaging with the fans. This is why we have created Malaysia’s only Digital Platform for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As our audience shifts online for Olympics content, we will be ready to provide them with the most rewarding experience beyond sports. Through the platform, our audience can experience the culture around the Olympic Games, get live updates direct from Rio and see the games from our athletes’ perspectives.”
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games which will take place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from 5th to 21st August 2016 will see 12 Malaysian athletes competing for the nation, such as Pandelela Rinong, Fatehah Mustapa, Azizulhasni Awang, Khairul Anuar Muhamad and Nauraj Singh Randhawa among others