TM’s UniFi TV (formerly known as HyppTV) is now offering 50% off on its movies on demand. If you missed some of last year’s blockbuster hits, you can watch them at the comfort of your home for only RM5 per movie.
TM is embarking on another rebranding exercise for one of its existing services. This time, it is their IPTV service, HyppTV, which was first introduced in 2010 with Unifi broadband.
Similar to webe, the IPTV service will be rebranded under a single brand name with the aim of providing the best experience to its customers.
Maxis today has announced its partnership with 14 content providers to offer IPTV service on its Maxis Home Fibre Internet. If you’re a Maxis Fibre user, you can look forward to a wide range of HD and 3D content along with catch-up TV and PVR features with your subscription soon.
The 14 content providers that Maxis partnered with are Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), All Asia Multimedia Networks FZ-LLC, Media Prima Berhad, LI TV International Ltd, Red Bull GmbH, Five Star Production Co. Ltd, Vision Plus Entertainment Sdn Bhd, Travel Channel International Limited, Asa’ad Entertainment Network Sdn Bhd, Brilliant Pictures, Five Star Trading, Trace TV S.A., The Wiggles International Pty Ltd and Classic Media Distribution Limited.
In terms of Free to Air, the channels include TV1, TV2, TVi, TV3, NTV7, 8TV, TV9 along with additional content from LI Space, LI Body, LI Savour, LI Chic, Tonton, Travel Channel, Wiggles, Jump, Classic Media, Trace Urban, Trace Sports, XS, Red Bull, Five Star Trading, Five Star Production, Brilliant Pictures and Asa’ad.
Currently Maxis Home Fibre Internet is available across 1.2 million homes and offices in Malaysia while its 3G Wireless Internet service with its 82% population coverage covers nearly 6 million homes. So far no IPTV subscription and available dates were mentioned.
UniFi subscribers have more content to watch on HyppTV. They have added 6 new premium channels including MUTV and SyFy Universal. Other channels include Universal Channel, Baby First, iConcerts and Screen Red.
In addition to that, UniFi subscribers can still watch premium HyppTV channels free for an extended period until 31st October 2010 this month. After this, normal charges will apply.
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Maxis just announced that it will pump in an impressive RM1.4 biliion to expand its 3G coverage by 20% this year.
The expansion will extend the telco’s 3G network coverage to 80% of the population by year end. As it stands, the it’s 3G network have about 60% of the population covered.
Mark Dioguardi, the Executive Vice President and Head of Network and Technology at Maxis said that the telco has a measurably bettter network in terms of call quality, coverage and the browsing performance.
Maxis indicated that there is now a significant shift in the way its subscribers are using its network, where about 70% its traffic is purely data. Maxis expects this number to grow to 80% by the end of the year. Speculation: Is Maxis making way for more data hungry devices like the iPad?
Maxis is striving to be on the forefront when it comes to innovation. In order to stay ahead of the competition, they have been testing various of new technology and intend to be the first to offer in the country.
Recently they have announced that Maxis has started testing 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology on a trial run basis. This will give the company time to play around with the technology before the government announces the allocation for LTE Spectrum.
Maxis has been running various of trial runs on different technology and platforms such as HSDPA, DVB-H and even WiMAX. Some of which were launched and some didn’t.