Telekom Malaysia 4K Olympics showcase
August 15, 2016
By Colin Mann
Telekom Malaysia’s IPTV service, HyppTV is showcasing the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in 4K quality, a first in Malaysia, in a special event at Sunway Pyramid, the official venue partner for the showcase. The event was held to preview HyppTV’s breakthrough innovation in TV broadcasting, together with its technology partner, Huawei.
The 4K technology will soon be gracing the public’s TV screens. This is made possible via UniFi bandwidth capabilities and Huawei’s technology on the service’s IPTV network.
Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer, Telekom Malaysia (TM), said: “As the nation’s Convergence Champion, TM is indeed excited to be the first Malaysia’s TV Operator to offer enriched premium, world class entertainment content with 4K broadcast quality to its customers, further enhancing our entertainment proposition and more importantly providing an enhanced viewing experience for our customers on HyppTV soon. This wholesome viewing experience is possible through the stability and flexibility of UniFi fibre optic network and Huawei’s technical support in advanced broadcast technology.”
“As Malaysia’s official IPTV broadcaster of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games through HyppSports HD, HyppTV is Malaysia’s first TV operator capable of showcasing the Games in 4K quality. So we are excited to offer this unique viewing experience to the public for the first time at Sunway Pyramid for the whole duration of the Games starting 9 until 23 August,” he added.
Abraham Liu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Malaysia, said, “We are very pleased to support TM in bringing the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in 4K to Malaysian viewers. TM is the leading IPTV service provider in Malaysia and today’s event sees TM bringing the next wave of revolution in home entertainment and video to the nation. As a long-term strategic partner to TM, Huawei will keep leveraging its innovation capabilities and global experience to provide the best broadcasting service to TM’s customers.”
HyppTV customers are currently enjoying up to 1080 pixels Full High Definition (HD) quality broadcast format of Live TV channels and Video-On-Demand (VoD) content. HyppTV is currently working with Huawei as the technology partner to develop its 4K broadcast capability and will bring in variety of world-class entertainment content available in Ultra HD quality. With these efforts, HyppTV customers will soon enjoy premium content with greater picture details, lifelike images, higher frame rates and better sound quality.