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KCGM launches Animax, Gem on Malaysia’s Tonton

April 27, 2023

KC Global Media (KCGM), the Asian entertainment network and multi-channel operator, has announced a deal with Malaysian integrated media and entertainment conglomerate, Media Prima, to bring premium Japanese drama, variety and anime onboard its video streaming app, Tonton.

Through this agreement, more than 400,000 users on Tonton can now access an endless stream of Japanese content through linear and a library of VoD titles available from KCGM’s Japanese anime channel, Animax, and Japanese entertainment channel, Gem. All content from Animax and Gem will be streamed in their original Japanese audio and accompanied with Malay subtitles. Animax and GEM will be available through the platform’s TontonUp premium subscription service, with pricing starting from RM7 per month.

George Chien, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of KCGM, commented: “We are excited to make more premium anime and popular Japanese entertainment accessible to Malaysians. Our partnership with Media Prima elevates our shared vision in entertaining a wider audience through our diverse content offerings, fresh and direct from Japan.”

Amir Rasyidi Johari, Chief Operating Officer, Tonton & Group Chief Marketing Officer, Media Prima Berhad added: “We know that there are many fans of Japanese entertainment and culture in Malaysia. This exciting partnership with KC Global Media will enable Tonton to offer anime, Japanese dramas, and reality shows, adding more variety and value to our TontonUp subscription service. We hope to see anime and Japanese fandom in Malaysia grow even stronger with this new offering on Tonton.”

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