17 Sep 2021

unifi ups its convergence game with new content offerings

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12 new, exciting linear channels and 7 streaming apps will be available on unifi TV starting 1 October 2021

unifi today announced that it will be offering 12 new channels and seven (7) new streaming apps through its unifi TV starting 1 October 2021, as the brand continues to strengthen its position as the leading convergence service provider in the country and commits to providimg world class, high-quality entertainment for home viewing or while on-the-move. 

The 12 new linear channels are Celestial Movies, CCM, K-Plus, GEM, AXN, Animax, HITS, HITS MOVIES, TechStorm, Arirang TV, SPOTV and SPOTV2. While, the 7 new streaming apps are Amazon Prime Video, Lionsgate Play, TVBAnywhere+, iQiyi, Viu, ZEE5 and Simply South. The streaming apps will be available on unifi Plus Box for customers to enjoy at home or can be downloaded into their own smart device for on the move viewing.

Commenting on the launch of the new content line-up, Anand Vijayan, Chief Commercial Officer, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) said he is optimistic that the new offerings on unifi TV will significantly drive sign-ups given the brand’s strength in convergence.

With the addition of the new channels, unifi TV will have a total of 73 channels and 10 streaming apps on its platforms. This is also the first time Lionsgate Play and Simply South will be made available in Malaysia through a content aggregator platform like unifi TV, which is also the country’s first content service provider to offer linear channels and streaming apps in a single platform via unifi Plus Box.

Streaming app Lionsgate Play is home to blockbuster movies, premium originals, and binge-worthy shows. There will be a selection of evergreen and iconic programmes for the whole family on channels like AXN, HITS and HITS MOVIES.

Most of the new channels and streaming app offerings will hit closer to home, providing a wide range of vernacular shows and programmes for everyone. 

Exclusive top-rated local Malay series will be available on Viu and iQiyi, while for the fans of Chinese entertainment content, they will be spoilt for choice with Celestial Movies, CCM, iQiyi and TVBAnywhere+, to satisfy their viewing needs. 

For Indian content lovers, two (2) new streaming app partners, Simply South and ZEE5 have been added to the content line-up for them to enjoy. Both offer a variety of latest entertainment selections in multiple languages like Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and more.

With these new partnerships, unifi TV is also fulfilling the increasing demand for Korean and Japanese content among Malaysians. The K-and J-entertainment fare will be offered via Animax, GEM, Arirang TV, K-Plus, iQiyi and Viu. Meanwhile, TechStorm addresses the youth and young families with the best of Asian esports and technology centric content.

Starting 14 October 2021, unifi TV is also excited to bring in two (2) new channels for adrenaline junkies and sports fans, SPOTV and SPOTV2. These channels offer the best of sports with extensive coverage of Tennis Grand Slam Wimbledon, US Open, MotoGP, The Open Championship (British Open) and other action-packed sports programs. unifi TV is also bringing in thrilling “live” UFC events featuring world-class mixed martial arts action, as part of the main highlights in its home-grown channel, unifi Sports, in addition to exclusive Liga Super and TM Piala Malaysia matches.

In conjunction with the launch, unifi TV will be offering complimentary viewing of the 12 new channels to all unifi TV packs subscribers until 31 December 2021. As an added benefit to Ultimate Pack subscribers, they will get to enjoy exclusive streaming access to Lionsgate Play and another one (1) app of their choice from a selection of iQiyi, Viu, Simply South or ZEE5, at no additional costs. The access to streaming apps can be redeemed at https://activate.unifi.com.my starting 24 September 2021.

Anand added that the new offerings are in line with the company’s robust efforts to provide quality and relevant content to its users. “The new channels and streaming app providers were selected after rigorous screening to ensure that we have something the whole family would enjoy - from grandparents to housewives, working adults to youngsters. These new channels can be accessed via the unifi TV media box, unifi Plus Box, or anywhere via the unifi PlayTV app,” he said.

These new channels will also come with on-demand viewing. More information about these exciting new contents can be found on www.unifi.com.my/tv.

In another development, following the decision by The Walt Disney Company in April this year to discontinue the airing of most of its linear channels in Southeast Asia, unifi also announced that 17 channels from The Walt Disney Company on its unifi TV will be discontinued starting 1 October 2021.  The channels are FOX, FOX Life, FX, SCM Legend, SCM, Star Chinese Channel, FOX Action Movies, FOX Family Movies, FOX Movies, Nat Geo People, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Baby TV, Sky News, FOX Sports, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports 3. 

This development is expected to have minimal impact on users as unifi will be rolling out more content variety and streaming app partners in the next few months to ensure subscribers’ viewing needs are met.

As a leading content aggregator in Malaysia, unifi continuously strives in meeting the dynamic shift of consumers’ content consumption in line with the digital lifestyle. Stay tuned as unifi will be rolling out more content variety and streaming app partners in the next few months to ensure subscribers’ viewing needs are met.


27 Oct 2023
TM One Appointed Digital Infrastructure Strategic Partner For Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation

KUCHING, 27 October 2023 – TM One has been appointed as the preferred converged digital infrastructure strategic partner for the Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC). Through this partnership, SDEC and TM One will collaborate to identify and implement digital solutions that will enable the aspirations tabled in the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy and Post Covid Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030, spurring the growth of Sarawak’s digital economy, digital society and digital government. This joint initiative aims to increase access and adoption of digital services in Sarawak, bridging the digital divide and empowering greater digital inclusivity among all Sarawakians. Leveraging its managed networking services, TM One will power the Sarawak Multimedia Authority Rural Telecommunication (SMART) project for rural and underserved communities. Shazurawati Abd Karim, TM One’s Executive Vice President said, “TM One is honoured to work with SDEC and serve as its strategic partner to empower Sarawak’s digital aspirations. As the largest and most geographically diverse region in Malaysia, the opportunities and challenges to digitally transform its various populations are truly unique. We are confident in serving the needs of the region not only through our solutions, but also with our proven local and international technology leaders to deliver cutting-edge solutions to various sectors. “We look forward to partnering SDEC in co-creating innovations and growth opportunities that will power digital societies, businesses and Government, and propel Sarawak towards its next phase of digital progress and economic development,” she shared. “SDEC is proud to announce this strategic partnership with TM One as we continue our effort and pursuit in digitalising Sarawak. This collaboration enables the parties to leverage on each other’s skillset and work in tandem to unlock new and potential opportunities for the benefit of our people, particularly the state’s infrastructure, and subsequently increase access to digital services and information as well as enhance online experiences and improve livelihoods for Sarawak’s citizens in the digital economy,” said Ir. Ts. Sudarnoto Osman, Chief Executive Officer of SDEC. With Sarawak’s digital economy expected to contribute RM56.4 billion to Sarawak’s GDP by 2030, TM One and SDEC also aim to raise awareness and enable the digital transformation of private corporations and enterprises through emerging IR 4.0 technologies. This includes insights and access to TM One’s suite of next generation networking solutions, data centre and cloud services, smart services, 5G, cybersecurity and other digital solutions, which will enable better operational efficiency and innovation among industries. TM One is committed to grow Sarawak’s digital business ecosystem and will render its expertise and services to support SDEC’s role in six digital growth areas, namely: consultancy, innovation and entrepreneurship, digital infrastructure, technology services, digital economy projects, and research and product development. TM One will further drive digital innovation tailored to the needs of Sarawakians by providing connectivity to nine digital innovation hubs across Sarawak.

04 Jan 2022
unifi TV service disruption nationwide, service estimated to resume later this evening

​At approximately 9:50pm on 3 January 2022, unifi TV services experienced service disruption nationwide due to impact to the power system triggered by a fire that affected the “Uninterruptible Power Supply” (UPS) equipment at TM IT Complex in Cyberjaya. The Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (Bomba) took control of the situation to extinguish the fire and ensure the safety of the premises. We have received the necessary building assessment and clearance from Bomba at 4.00am. The building block was not in full operation at the time, with only a small number of employees on site.  There have been no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and TM will fully cooperate with any investigation as required by authorities. An immediate announcement has been released on TM’s social media channels to notify our affected customers and we have since ramped up our customer service engagements to attend to calls and enquiries. This incident has caused unifi TV service interruptions affecting close to 300,000 of our unifi TV viewers. Other TM and unifi services are not affected. We are working tirelessly with our contractors and engineering teams to ensure that services are being restored gradually, with power restoration expected to be completed by 12 noon today. unifi TV is estimated to resume its services by 3.00pm today. However, TMpoint Cyberjaya will remain closed temporarily due to low power supply. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers, and will continue to prioritise the safety and well-being of our employees and contractors during this restoration process. More regular updates are available on TM’s social media channels, or visit our website at https://unifi.com.my/unifi-alerts for updates.

18 Jul 2022
unifi business’ entertainment solutions empowers hospitality industry for stronger rebound

Providing best-in-class content to support hoteliers return to normalcy ​unifi Business, the preferred digital partner for close to 400,000 SMEs in Malaysia, have signed an agreement to provide innovative hospitality entertainment solutions to five high-value business customers namely, the Genesis Life Care Centre, Aturan Lagenda-Ideas Hotel, Capitol Hotel, Federal Hotel and Corus Hotel. The agreement provides these businesses access to premium and exclusive content from unifi Business through unifi TV’s hospitality entertainment solutions. Customers will be able to choose from three attractive packs to mix and match over 50 channels in genres ranging from live sports, drama series, blockbuster movies, global news, kids/edutainment, lifestyle and many more. Mohamad Yusman Ammeran, unifi’s Head of SME Segment shared, “Foreign tourist arrivals reportedly dipped from about 26 million in 2019 to only about 135,000 in 2021 – hitting Malaysia’s tourism industry harder than most other sectors. “As of June 2022, however, tourist numbers have exceeded 1 million and are expected to rise to 4.5 million by the end of the year. Hoteliers are revitalising their businesses and striving to provide more rewarding, comprehensive experiences in their effort to attract more customers.” He added, “To support the hospitality industry’s effort to create greater value for their customers, unifi is excited to offer these local businesses our new hospitality entertainment solutions. These are part of our convergence solutions that include connectivity, content, and digital solutions to empower the hospitality industry to ramp up their offerings more quickly. “In addition to more than 50 world-class channels from which they can choose, this solution provides the best in-room guest experience with five exciting new premium channels, including beIN Sports.” Ho Hock Doong, Head of unifi TV, explained that the new hospitality entertainment solutions were designed to allow these businesses the flexibility to customise their TV channels, elevating in-room guest experiences while saving costs at the same time. In addition to BEIN SPORTS 1 and 3 HD, the new premium channels selection will include DEGUP HD, CGTN HD and CCTV-4 HD – catering to these businesses’ diverse customers. The signing ceremony was held at the Kuala Lumpur Tower with Dr Phang Sue Ling, Chief Operating Officer, Genesis Life Care Centre Sdn Bhd; Kharil Hafez Harith Yahya, Aturan Lagenda-Ideas Hotel General Manager; Thomas A/L Anthony of Capitol Hotel; Lim Kae Juang from Federal Hotel; and Teoh Gee Chuan from Corus Hotel representing their respective businesses. In addition to Mohamad Yusman Ammeran and Ho Hock Doong, the signing ceremony was also witnessed by Kenneth Oh, Deputy Secretary, The Malaysia Budget Hotel Association; and Maznan Deraman, Head of SME Medium Business Segment, unifi Business. Mohamad Yusman concluded, “In supporting SMEs regain their footing post pandemic, we remain committed to helping these local industries become more sustainable and resilient through our comprehensive business solutions. Through these offerings, we strive to empower the hospitality industry to attract more customers, and revitalise both their businesses and the nation’s economy.”


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