BBC Worldwide today (13 March) have revealed the commercial division of the beeb has launched their BBC Player in Malaysia, the second country to receive the service following its successful launch in Singapore last year.
Top Gear is one of the big draws to BBC Player
“To launch BBC Player in Malaysia so soon after its successful introduction to Singapore is testament to both the very high quality of this product and the digital demand for our programming. This latest launch clearly signals the potential for Player to offer something new to our partners and audiences in further markets.” – Paul Dempsey, President, Global Markets, BBC Worldwide
The multi-genre subscription video on demand service is available exclusively to subscribers of Telekom Malaysia Berhad and their IPTV service, HyppTV, through an authenticated pay to view system, rather like Sky Television in the United Kingdom.
Hypp TV viewers will be able to watch a variable offering of corporation output via a host of formats including online and via an app for phones and tablets. BBC Worldwide’s global brands, BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies, will all be available alongside BBC World News. In addition BBC Player viewers will have exclusive access to the latest series of Top Gear as well as the forthcoming Doctor Who and the recent drama success SS-GB. Other top shows available on BBC Player include Planet Earth II, The Great British Bake Off and The Graham Norton Show.
“As the largest IPTV service operator in the country, we remain committed in improving our service with the latest innovation and looking for ways to delight our viewers with more exciting offerings. 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, true to TM’s promise of ‘Life Made Easier’.” – Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM