Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network have entered into a partnership that enables RTL CBS Extreme HD to be aired in Malaysia beginning 1 April 2014.
This new channel is made available via TM’s IPTV service, HyypTV, offering UniFi customers with action adventure, reality series and extreme sports content.
Available on HyppTV’s Channel 617, RTL CBS Extreme HD features first and exclusive titles such as Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Red Bull Art of Motion, Red Bull Cliptomaniacs, and Red Bull Air Races. The channel also brings for the first time and exclusive, a new series, Criss Angel BeLIEve beginning June. RTL CBS Extreme HD is also home to master illusionists Troy and the International Magician of the Year 2013, Cosentino, along with Fear Factor and earlier seasons of favourite action series from CBS such as NCIS: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-O.
Commenting on the new channel addition to HyppTV, Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President of New Media, TM said: “With the latest addition of RTL CBS Extreme HD on HyppTV, we now have among the best action packed content offering for our subscribers. Get your adrenaline pumping with the crime-busting actions or be amazed with the illusions; we have it here on HyppTV. And more good news for you – in conjunction with the launch, the channel can be viewed for free for 30 days from 1 until 30 April 2014!“
RTL CBS Extreme HD is also available on HyppTV Everywhere app for smart device viewing.
“This year also marks HyppTV’s 4th year in the business after starting out with only 22 channels in 2010 and continuous developments such as this shows our dedication in delivering world class content offerings to our growing subscribers. The channel is available on ala carte basis and on our amazing value package of HyppTV Mega Pack at only RM50 a month for 49 channels,” added Jeremy.
“We are delighted to bring another strong channel to Malaysia together with HyppTV,” said Jonas Engwall, Chief Executive Officer, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “RTL CBS Extreme’s unique channel positioning and compelling mix of action series, extreme sports, action reality programmes, extreme factual programming and masters of illusion is a very strong programming proposition for our target audience. We have a solid partnership with HyppTV and we look forward to continue to serve their subscribers with our fantastic channels and content.”
RTL CBS Extreme HD is the second channel to be launched by RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, a venture between RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. In September 2013, the Network entered the region with its first channel, RTL CBS Entertainment HD.
Currently, HyppTV offers customers 116 channels consisting of 19 free channels with 8 Radio Channels and 50 premium channels – of which 33 channels are HD; 18 Video-On-Demand (VOD) genres and 21 interactive channels.