Two new ‘live’ sports channels over HyppTV
Free previews of HyppTV Sports HD and FOX Football throughout this month
Monday, October 08, 2012 - 18:35
Firstly, HyppSports HD channel 174, which is already on air since Sept 15, offers adrenaline-pumping sports action in high definition, in collaboration with All Sports Network (ASN). Viewers can expect American football from the National Football League (NFL), American ice-hockey from the National Hockey League (NHL), American college basketball, collegiate NCAA sports events, pick-up truck racing series from Nascar, Cage Fighting Championship and TNA Wrestling, and the Australian Football League (AFL).
Next, FOX Football channel 173 went on air from Oct 1, is a round-the-clock football channel showcasing some of the best football leagues in the world, such as Spain’s La Liga BBVA, Holland’s Eredevise, the Russian Premier League and Argentina’s Primera Division, along with programmes from ChelseaTV and CityTV (Manchester City), including club history, match highlights and in-depth interviews with players and coaches.
The two channels were officially launched last Saturday at Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya by Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) executive vice-president of new media Jeremy Kung, TM vicepresident of consumer Shahidah Ridwan and ESPN STAR Sports executive vice-president and head of sales (SEA) Adam Zecha.
“We have been listening to our subscribers’ demands for a sports channel on HyppTV.
We are pleased to finally include our first edition of live sports dedicated channels as our latest channel offerings.
We sincerely hope that this will be the first of many more sports content offerings that HyppTV will bring to its viewers in the years to come,” said Kung.
“One of the hottest items on our subscribers’ wish list is live football coverage.
We’re proud to announce that for the first time on Malaysian pay-TV, fans can enjoy up to four simultaneous UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League live matches, in HD.”
Fans can enjoy up to four matches simulcast live in full HD on each match day on HyppSports HD (Channel 174) and its companion channels HyppSports2 HD, HyppSports3 HD, HyppSports4 HD. HyppTV subscribers will now be able to enjoy their favourite teams in action, be it Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea FC or Manchester United as they seek European glory.
HyppTV’s other existing sports channels include MUTV (Manchester United TV), Trace Sports HD and HyppXtreme HD.
Zecha said: “Football is the most-watched sport in Malaysia and we’re pleased to partner with TM to launch our first-ever all-football channel on HyppTV. We look forward to broadcasting more than 500 matches from the 201213 season on FOX Football, and provide comprehensive coverage with compelling support programming and news updates around the games.
This underlines our commitment to provide the most complete football coverage to fans across Malaysia on this new and exciting channel.”
Commenting on the partnership with HyppTV, ASN chief executive officer Thomas Kressner said: “We are delighted to work with HyppTV, enabling ASN to be offered to viewers in Malaysia as a full channel for the first time. ASN is committed to providing quality sports offerings from around the globe in high definition format and with HyppTV our coverage is now extended to 15 markets across Asia. We look forward to growing with HyppTV, where we are excited to be a part of HyppTV’s ever-increasing content offerings and feeding consumers appetite for quality sports action.”
After October, Hypp-HyppSports HD and FOX Football are available for subscription by ala-carte option at RM15 per channel or bundled at a price of RM25 per month.
HyppTV is the first pay-TV in the region to launch FOX Football and will be offered on the online and mobile platform at a later date.
HyppTV, the newest IPTV service is powered by TM’s high speed broadband service UniFi which is available to viewers come rain or shine through its residential UniFi packages, called VIP package, a triple-play offering that combines voice, video and data. Currently, HyppTV offers customers 97 channels consisting of 19 free channels and 39 premium channels of which 17 channels are HD, 20 Video-On-Demand (VOD) genres and 19 interactive channels.
For more info, log on to www.tm.com.my/hypptv and visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hyppworld.