MALAYSIA, 15 September 2014 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today announced the launch of Comedy Central Asia on HyppTV, Telecom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM)award-winning IPTV service, which went on-air on September 1stin Malaysia. The first and only all-comedy channel launched is available to be subscribed via ala carte option at RM9 per month, or via HyppTV’s value package under “HyppTV’s Mega Pack” and “HyppTV Platinum Pack” on HyppTV Channel 609. This will enable about 700,000 HyppTV subscribers to get free access to the best of Comedy Central Asia’s award-winning comedy for the entire month of September.
The channel is also available on HyppTV Everywhere mobile app, making it accessible for Comedy Central HD viewers to watch, not just at home but on their portable smart devices, and PC as well. It also comes complimentary with a Video On Demand channel via Comedy Central HD On Demand (Channel 851).
“We are expecting to hear added roars of laughter in Malaysia! Comedy Central Asia’s expansion with TMNet’s HyppTV enables us to meet the growing demand for comedy entertainment anytime and everywhere across Malaysia. Hypp TV subscribers may enjoy fan favourites fresh from the U.S. like Emmy® Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Saturday Night Live,with 24/7 access to first and exclusive Asia premiere comedy shows on linear television as well as personalized devices.” said Paras Sharma, Vice President of Comedy Central and MTV Brands and Digital Media, Viacom International Media Networks Asia. “We are also excited to collaborate with a national pride and award-winning Malaysian-born comedian Ronny Chieng, who is being featured this September.”
Encompassing a wide variety of comedy-genres talk-show and stand-up comedy, animation, live-action sitcom, sketch-comedy, physical and gag that is designed specifically for Asian viewers, Comedy Central Asia features both original and acquired content including Emmy® and Peabody® award-winning content, such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central Roasts, Comedy Central’s global hit series, Comedy Central Presents, Tosh.0 and Key and Peele, the Asia Pay-TV premiere of such titles including Saturday Night Live, Anger Management, The Exes, as well as classic titles Mind Your Language, Ellen and Absolutely Fabulous.
HyppTV currently offers its customers a total of 121 channels with 41 channels in High Definition (HD) – consisting of 54 premium channels, 21 free channels, 8 Radio Channels, 16 Video-On-Demand (VOD) channels and 22 interactive channels in variety of value packages and ala-carte options. HyppTV is powered by TM’s high speed broadband service, UniFi and Streamyx 4Mbps and 8Mbps which are available to viewers come rain or shine through its residential and business UniFi and Streamyx packages. HyppTV customers can also enjoy the world class entertainment lined-up on the move via HyppTV Everywhere. To date, HyppTV has close to 700,000 subscribers.