BBC brings Player to Malaysia

BBC Worldwide today announced the launch of BBC Player in Malaysia, the second country to receive the service following its successful launch in Singapore last year.
The multi-genre SVOD service is available exclusively to subscribers of Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV, through an authenticated multi-genre Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) service.

Hypp TV viewers will be able to watch the very best of BBC content anytime anywhere – online, as well as via an app on their smartphones and tablets. BBC Worldwide’s global brands, BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies, will all be available alongside BBC World News. In addition BBC Player viewers will have exclusive access to the latest series of Top Gear (s24) express from its UK tx in March.

Paul Dempsey, President, Global Markets, BBC Worldwide said, ‘To launch BBC Player in Malaysia so soon after its successful introduction to Singapore is testament to both the very high quality of this product and the digital demand for our programming. This latest launch clearly signals the potential for Player to offer something new to our partners and audiences in further markets.’

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. Our latest partnership with BBC Worldwide to launch BBC Player will allow us to super serve our viewers with quality content from the BBC that they can watch anytime, anywhere, true to TM’s promise of ‘Life Made Easier’.

BBC Player launches in time for SS-GB and the latest series of Doctor Who and will be the exclusive home of new Top Gear in Malaysia. Other top shows available on BBC Player include Planet Earth II, The Great British Bake Off and The Graham Norton Show.

BBC Player is available as an app from Apple’s App store app store and android’s googleplay store. It is also available online at www.bbcplayer.com

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