Advanced Television


Astro unveils Astro Premier channel

Astro, the Malaysian digital streaming and content company, has launched new channel, Astro Premier as the destination for all premium content locally and regionally. Available to all Astro customers until February 1st 2024, Astro Premier offers Astro Originals’ complete library of popular series. The channel will showcase a selection of content with the latest Astro […]

September 22, 2023

Starlink to expand over Malaysia

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has said it will expand the installation of Starlink satellite devices in areas of the country with poor internet access nationwide. Deputy Communications and Digital Minister Teo Nie Ching said MCMC had ordered 30 high-performance devices, and 10 of them had been obtained. “MCMC is currently identifying other […]

September 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Malaysia: HBO on Unifi TV

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) and Unifi have announced an expansion of their partnership in Malaysia, with the launch of four HBO channels and the HBO GO streaming service. HBO, HBO Family, HBO Hits and Cinemax will launch on Unifi TV, offering audiences access to some of the world’s best TV series and movies. All Unifi […]

September 1, 2023

Viasat wins Malaysia Airlines IFE

Malaysia Airlines has chosen Viasat for its In-Flight Communications and Entertainment (IFE) aboard its new Boeing 737-8 fleet of aircraft. Malaysia Airlines will also introduce high-quality internet connectivity on its 737-8 aircraft. The agreement encompasses factory installation of Viasat’s equipment on its aircraft, the first of which is expected to be delivered to Malaysia Airlines […]

August 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Switch Media’s MediaHQ platform selected by Tonton

Switch Media, a player in online content delivery, has announced that Malaysian video streaming network Tonton, owned and operated by media powerhouse Media Prima, is using its MediaHQ online content publishing platform to create Tonton’s integrated, dynamic new OTT service. Media Prima owns and operates a wide range of media outlets including: four national broadcasted […]

August 7, 2023

Malaysia wants Starlink for colleges?

Malaysia’s prime minister Anwar Ibrahim recently had a video conference with Elon Musk about his SpaceX broadband service. The end result is a likely order to equip some of the country’s colleges and schools with a Starlink service. But first the system must be formally licensed. Communications and digital minister Fahmi Fadzil said there are […]

July 18, 2023

Forecast: Malaysia SVoD penetration at 41% in 2027

The household penetration of SVoD services in Malaysia is expected to increase from 22 per cent in 2022 to 41 per cent in 2027, driven by the increasing consumer preference towards SVoD platforms as broadband services continue to improve in the country, forecasts GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Malaysia Subscription Video on Demand […]

June 21, 2023

MEASAT CONNECTme CSR programme for Malaysia Armed Forces

MEASAT- Malaysia’s Rural Broadband Service Provider will be providing CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband services for free under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to frontline Malaysian Armed Forces personnel serving at selected remote border checkpoint posts located across Malaysia. “As a proud Malaysian company committed to providing broadband coverage even in the most remote areas […]

May 17, 2023

MEASAT rolls out Communications-on-the-pause service with Mont Aero

MEASAT, the Malaysian satellite solutions provider, has deployed a portable, Communications-on-the-Pause (COTP) service for Mont Aero, a technology solutions company that specialises in the oil and gas and maritime industries. The portable COTP service is a quick to deploy mobile satellite broadband solution that enables users to utilise high-speed broadband where broadband coverage is lacking. […]

May 8, 2023

KCGM launches Animax, Gem on Malaysia’s Tonton

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 […]

April 27, 2023