TM’s HyppTV unveils HyppStars, an on-demand karaoke service

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM)’s IPTV service, HyppTV unveiled HyppStars, an all-new On-Demand karaoke Service and HyppInspirasi HD – a newly rebrand channel.

From Left – Sachie Amira (Host HyppInspirasi), Elyssa Alia Ilias (Host HyppInspirasi), Fendi (Host HyppInspirasi), Michael Christian Simon(Managing Director, Homegrown Productions Sdn Bhd) Jeremy Kung ( Executive Vice President, New Media,TM), Emily Wee( Vice President, Business and Media Operation, New Media, TM), Wani Kayrie (Singer), Zahid (Singer) dan Foo Fang Yong (Vice President, Carrier Business, Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd).

From Left – Sachie Amira (Host HyppInspirasi), Elyssa Alia Ilias (Host HyppInspirasi), Fendi (Host HyppInspirasi), Michael Christian Simon(MD, Homegrown Productions Sdn Bhd), Jeremy Kung ( Executive Vice President, New Media,TM), Emily Wee (Vice President, Business and Media Operation, New Media, TM), Wani Kayrie (Singer), Zahid (Singer) dan Foo Fang Yong (Vice President, Carrier Business, Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd).

TM said that HyppStars is the first karaoke On-Demand service in Malaysia, available exclusively on HyppTV platform. HyppStars is available for subscription starting 15 October 2015 with subscription passes from as low as RM5.90. Avid karaoke fans can also subscribe to the HyppStars annual pass at RM99.90, with saving of RM78.90, the broadband company said.

Formerly known as EC Inspirasi, HyppInspirasi HD is a rebranded channel on HyppTV offering a variety of youth-inspired programmes focusing on lifestyle, travelogue, reality, food and music. The channel has been upgraded to high definition format starting 1 September 2015.

Beginning 1 October 2015, HyppInspirasi HD is offered as ala-carte channel at RM9 per month or as part of the new HyppTV Aneka Pack at RM30 per month.

Commenting on the launch, Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM said, “Today, we are proud to launch HyppInspirasi HD, formerly known as EC Inspirasi. The channel was previously broadcasted in Standard Definition format and now it has been upgraded to High Definition (HD) format, giving our viewers crystal clear picture quality for an enhanced viewing experience,”

“We are also proud to introduce to you our new on-demand karaoke service, HyppStars, the first of its kind on Malaysian TV platform. Accessible through HyppTV’s interactive page, HyppStars allows our customers to enjoy a private and fun karaoke session with family and friends at the comfort of their home at a very affordable price. HyppStars offers a library of multi-lingual song choices from local and international artistes to choose from such as Siti Nurhaliza, Adele, Jay Chou, Lee Hom and many more. As for HyppTV Jumbo Pack customers, they can enjoy HyppStars Lite access pass which gives them a free access of up to 30 karaoke songs or sessions when they subscribe to the package,” he added.

HyppTV now offers its customers a total of 124 channels with 49 channels in High Definition (HD) – consisting of 57 premium channels, 22 free channels, 5 Radio channels, 15 Video-On-Demand (VOD) channels and 25 interactive channels.

According to TM, HyppTV has more than 900,000 subscribers including from Unifi, Streamyx and Digi.

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