Maxis said its revenue grew for the first half for the year ended June 30, 2012, was RM4.45 billion (US$1.42 billion), up 3.6% year-on-year from the previous corresponding period’s RM4.291 billion, with non-voice revenue being the prime growth driver.
Astro has launched its ‘Astro Best’ service that offers Hollywood and Asian movies available on both DTH (Direct-To-Home) satellite and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) platforms as early as three months after theatrical release and ion high-definition where available.
Ahmad Izmir, chief executive officer of Izi Media Group Sdn Bhd which plans to roll out a for-men-only TV channel on the Internet next month with a simultaneous launch in five Asian countries, has no media experience. Nor does he think it is required.
Come September, Izi Media is going to launch its Internet TV site with about 200 hours of Video-on-Demand content spread over 60 titles, which will run from sports to fighting shows, reality TV, movies and documentaries. What they will have in common is lots of hot women, clothes dropping to the floor, lots of fighting, shooting, bloodied faces, blowing up and … well, you get the picture. Fun, boys’ stuff. Yup, they’re going beyond Astro!
In the first part of our report on Digital News Asia’s inaugural roundtable, which discussed IPTV, our panelists spoke about its potential and whether the introduction of connected TVs poses a threat. In this second part, they discuss whether the term IPTV would even exist five years from now, while learning more about HyppTV’s experience in trying to grow its value proposition.
The first-ever roundtable held by Digital News Asia was on the future of IPTV, in light of the remarkable progress that Telekom Malaysia Bhd has been making in getting over 370,000 customers for its UniFi service which comes bundled with its IPTV play, HyppTV.
Astro, with an eye to its eventual listing, is starting to strengthen its value proposition. Addressing the biggest challenge it faces, the multi-screen viewing habits of younger audiences, it has come up with Astro On-The-Go (AOTG) service.
Astro has launched its “on-the-go” service that would give customers access to Astro TV channels, LIVE Events, Video-On-Demand (VOD) and Catch Up TV across multiple online and mobile devices, starting with the iPad.