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TM starts charging for HyppTV

Telekom Malaysia announced that it will start charging a minimum RM6 per month for each premium channel of its HyppTV service, effective 1st November 2010.

Channels that will be charged include- Manchester United TV, Universal, SyFy, Warner TV, BabyFirst TV, Screen RED and iConcerts HD, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, STAR Chinese Movies 2, STAR Chinese Channel, Channel [V] Taiwan, Fashion TV and Fashion TV HD.

VOD(Video-on-Demand) starts from RM8 per title for all genres.

Details in the press release below:

Telekom Malaysia (TM) has announced the pricing for its premium channels and Video On Demand (VOD) content available via HyppTV – Malaysia’s newest Pay TV service currently enjoyed by more than 16,000 residential customers via the UniFi High Speed Broadband (HSBB) service: the VIP5, VIP10 and VIP20 packages.

Effective 1st November 2010, charges for the premium channels starts at RM6 per-channel per-month. Meanwhile, VOD starts from RM8 per title for all genres, including Hollywood, Malaysian, Asian and Bollywood. Popular Hollywood TV series are charged RM48 per title (whole series) per season, viewable for an entire month by the subscriber.

HyppTV’s 14 basic channels continue to be provided free-of-charge for all UniFi consumer package subscribers, which include: TV1, TV2, TV3, NTV7, 8TV, TV9, Bernama TV, Hikmah, Channel NewsAsia, Luxe.TV HD, Euronews, DW-TV Asia+, Australia Network and Travel Channel. Also free are HyppTV’s interactive channels: Flight Information, Games, Malaysian History, Malaysian Football, Waktu Solat and TED.com.

In October 2010, TM added 7 new channels to its HyppTV Premium line-up. The new channels are: Manchester United TV, Universal, SyFy, Warner TV, BabyFirst TV, Screen RED and iConcerts HD.

The pre-existing premium channels are BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, STAR Chinese Movies 2, STAR Chinese Channel, Channel [V] Taiwan, Fashion TV and Fashion TV HD.

Aside from our TV channels, we also offer Video–On-Demand (VOD) service that offers more than 1000 hours of the latest blockbusters, Hollywood Premier Series and local movies and series. This feature is only available on HyppTV and it allows you to choose and watch your programs when you want.

For the complete channel and price list, visit the UniFi HyppTV site at http://www.unifi.my/hypptv/

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