Malaysian subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service dimsum celebrated its first anniversary by inking four landmark deals with top Asian broadcasters at Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Singapore earlier today. The announcements took place during The Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)’s Media Investors’ Summit.
dimsum signed with GMM Grammy (Thailand), Celestial Tiger Entertainment (Hong Kong), Ani-One (Hong Kong), and Asia Travel (Taiwan) – marking a new milestone for dimsum.
The collaboration with GMM Grammy, one of the largest media conglomerate in Thailand, will see dimsum carrying some of the best and latest Thai idol drama series. The key titles to be featured via this partnerships are Club Friday To Be Continued: Rak Long Jai, Home… Stay, Slam Dance, Lai Hong, Love Under the Shadow, and My Lil Boy 2.
dimsum’s deal with Celestial Tiger Entertainment will center on launching Miao Mi, a Mandarin edutainment channel catering to 3 – 6 year olds across Asia and beyond. This collaboration provides educational content with key titles such as Rubi, Bellbug Popo, Little Rabbit’s Kung Fu Academy, and Miao Mi Classroom for the audiences in Malaysia and Brunei. dimsum audiences will have the liberty to watch these programs in Mandarin as well as in English language whenever available.
Aside that, the other titles features will be Happy Friends (Season 7 & 8), Rubi-Gets It Right, Rubi-Animals and Nature, Rubi-Growing Up Happily, Pleasant Goat & Big Big Wolf – Dear Little Wish, and The Mythical Ark: Adventures in Love and Happiness.
Ofanny Choi, Executive Vice President, TV Networks of Celestial Tiger Entertainment, said, “There is a growing demand among many parents to have their kids exposed to Mandarin language learning. Through our partnership with dimsum to launch Miao Mi, we are very pleased to provide high-quality, educational and entertaining Mandarin children’s programming for dimsum’s audiences in Malaysia and Brunei.”
Meanwhile, the agreement with Ani-One, a Hong Kong anime channel, will position dimsum as the first international partner of the brand. This will cover content on Japanese animation along with simulcast anime series, titled Infini-T Force.
Infini-T Force is a CG-animated television anime which features heroes from five previous Tatsunoko Productions anime: Tekkaman, The Space Knight, Casshan (Casshern), Gatchaman, and Hurricane Polymar. Other Ani-One key titles include Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma – The Second Plate and Saga of Tanya The Evil.
Ani-One’s collaboration with dimsum will also see the latter carrying titles such as ALL OUT !!, Tales of Zestiria the X Season 1 & 2, and KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! Season 1 & 2.
Lovinia Chiu, Managing Director of Ani-One, reiterated, “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with dimsum. The Malaysian SVOD service has been growing tremendously in just one year and we trust that this move will aid in strengthening ties and build better understanding between all these Asian countries.”
dimsum also signed with Asia Travel, a Taiwanese travel channel providing the most up to date tourist information along with program offerings ranging from adventure, cultural exploration, cuisine to an all-encompassing variety travel programmes. The collaboration will see dimsum carrying Asia Travel branded VOD with travelogue programme, including two premiering titles per year.
Commenting on these new ventures, Lam Swee Kim, Chief Marketing Officer of dimsum, said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with renowned broadcasters from all over Asia. These partnerships provide access to great Asian content – expanding far beyond our current offerings.”
“As we celebrate our first year in the industry, we look forward to bringing the best Asian content on dimsum,” added Lam Swee Kim.