Ryan Shiotani, Vice President, Content Asia of BBC Worldwide
Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) IPTV service, HyppTV and BBC Worldwide announced the official launch of new Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) service, BBC Player in Malaysia. This latest offering will allow fans of BBC’s programmes to watch the very best of BBC content anytime, anywhere.
Available in Malaysia through HyppTV’s Jumbo Pack, viewers will have access to stream and download content from six BBC global brands — BBC First, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, BBC World News and the new BBC Brit; which offers premium factual entertainment content such as the latest season of the award-winning British TV series, TopGear.
The new authenticated multi-genre SVOD service, which is currently only available in Singapore and Malaysia, also allows users to watch the content offline for up to 30 days. BBC Player also includes exclusive content such as the recent award-winning multinational nature documentary series, Planet Earth II, which invites viewers to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals.
Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM commented: “As the largest IPTV service operator in the country, we remain committed in improving our service with the latest innovation and looking for ways to delight our viewers with more exciting offerings. Partnering with BBC Worldwide for the new SVOD service is not just a way for us to combat content piracy online, but it also allows us to super serve our viewers with high quality content from BBC that they can watch anytime, anywhere, true to TM’s promise of ‘Life Made Easier’.”
Myleeta Aga, Senior Vice President and General Manager of South Asia and South East Asia, BBC Worldwide said: “We are excited that Malaysia is the second country in the world to launch BBC Player. We are confident that BBC Player will also be a hit in Malaysia, as our channels which are all available on HyppTV, are already very popular. HyppTV and BBC Worldwide have achieved many milestones together over the last few years, and we believe that BBC Player has brought our partnership to another level.”
BBC Player is available online via the official website as well as an app, via Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
BBC Player media launch ceremony