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BBC Worldwide – the commercial arm of the Corporation has launched BBC Player in Malaysia, the second country to receive the service following its successful launch in Singapore in 2016.
The multi-genre service is available exclusively to subscribers of Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) IPTV service, HyppTV, through an authenticated 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 transmission in March 2017.
According to Paul Dempsey, President, Global Markets, BBC Worldwide, 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 the BBC’s programming. “This latest launch clearly signals the potential for Player to offer something new to our partners and audiences in further markets,” he added.
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.