Fans of British productions can now view them on the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, BBC Player.
To enjoy BBC Player, viewers must first be a subscriber of HyppTV’s Jumbo Pack, priced at RM60 a month.
Subscribers will then be able to watch BBC content on bbcplayer.com or by downloading the BBC Player app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
TM New Media executive vice president Jeremy Kung said in a press statement: “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.”
There are six programme genres on the platform, namely, BBC First which boasts dramas (War And Peace, SS-GB); BBC Brit offers factual entertainment (Top Gear, Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week); BBC Earth highlights nature documentaries (David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities); BBC Lifestyle focuses on home, family and life (Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: Cosmopolitan Cook); CBeebies offers educational shows for pre-schoolers (Go Jetters); and BBC World News for news and current affairs programmes (HARDtalk).
Myleeta Aga, BBC Worldwide senior vice president and general manager of South Asia and South-East Asia, also shared Malaysia is the second country in the world to launch BBC Player (after Singapore).
“Malaysians recognise and appreciate the premium content from the BBC, and our channels which are all available on HyppTV, are already very popular. Now, with BBC Player, we will be able to give Malaysians even more ways to watch their favourite content.”