Telekom Malaysia expands HyppTV nationwideMonday, July 29th, 2013
HyppTV is now available via Streamyx and Everywhere via multiscreen
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today announced that its IPTV service – HyppTV – powered by TM high speed broadband service, UniFi will be made available nationwide via Streamyx as well as everywhere on multiscreen devices.
Come 1 August 2013, TM will be making its HyppTV service available to its new and existing 4Mbps and 8Mbps Streamyx broadband customers, thus expanding the reach of the IPTV service to even greater number of viewers nationwide. While HyppTV Everywhere, the first ever multi-screen offering will enable UniFi and Streamyx (4Mbps & 8Mbps) customers to watch HyppTV anywhere and anytime on their various devices, true to TM’s aspiration of delivering an enhanced integrated digital lifestyle to Malaysians nationwide.
The new service offering was launched by YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Communications and Multimedia at TM’s headquarters here in Kuala Lumpur. Also present at the event were Dato’ Sri Dr. Halim Shafie, Chairman, TM and Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM.
Dato’ Sri Dr. Halim Shafie said, “This is a significant step forward for HyppTV in expanding its offering nationwide by making the service available over TM’s extensive broadband network as well as on multiple platforms through HyppTV Everywhere. As the fastest growing IPTV service in the market, we now enable more Malaysian TV viewers to enjoy HyppTV’s world class content even if they are outside of the UniFi coverage areas come rain or shine.”
“These offerings are aimed at providing our customers with more convenience and flexibility for an enhanced service experience, making our HyppTV not just Primetime, Anytime, Everytime as per our tagline, but we are extending it Everywhere as well!,” he added.
During the launch, guests were also given a first-hand preview of the new HyppTV set top box using Streamyx wireless line and HyppTV Everywhere on multiple platforms such as smart phones, tablets, PCs and laptops. For smart phone and tablets, this application only applies to Android and Apple iOS users.
For existing and new Streamyx 8Mbps customers, HyppTV will be offered as part of its triple-play service of Voice, Internet and IPTV packaged at RM160 a month with 17 free channels and an option to subscribe to HyppTV’s Platinum Pack. For existing and new Streamyx 4Mbps customers, HyppTV is offered as an add-on for RM30 a month from the existing two-play service of Voice and Internet, or at the package price of RM140 a month.
HyppTV Everywhere is offered as an add-on service for its current UniFi and Streamyx (4Mbps and 8Mbps) customers to view HyppTV content via multiple devices. To enjoy HyppTV on their multiple screens, new and existing HyppTV customers need only to pay as low as RM5 per month for two (2) devices or RM10 per month for five (5) devices. The service will be available for a two-month free trial from 1 August to 30 September 2013.
HyppTV is currently available to viewers come rain or shine through its residential UniFi VIP packages, a triple-play offering that combines voice, video, data, and now on Streamyx 4Mbps and 8 Mbps. TM has also made HyppTV for Business available as part of the options in the UniFi BIZ packages, making it also a triple-play offering – a feature previously only made available to residential customers – enabling SMEs to further enrich their businesses with exciting infotainment experience.
To date, HyppTV is Malaysia’s fastest growing IPTV service offering its customers 109 channels with 27 channels in High Definition (HD) – comprising 25 free-to-air channels including 8 radio channels, 48 premium channels, 16 Video-On-Demand (VOD) genres and 20 interactive channels.
These developments come off the back of HyppTV being awarded the Best Online TV Service or Solution at the prestigious TV Connect Industry Awards 2013 (previously known as IP&TV Industry awards) in Mayfair, London this year. With this award, HyppTV also created history by being the first Malaysian IPTV company to win an award at the prestigious event, which recognise, reward and celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in the Connected Entertainment industry.