Watch BBC shows any­time, any­where

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FANS of BBC shows can now watch their favourite pro­grammes on­line or on var­i­ous de­vices — from tablets to smart­phones.

Telekom Malaysi­aIPTV ser­vice Hyp­pTV and BBC World­wide, the main com­mer­cial arm of the Bri­tish Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, re­cently launched the BBC Player.

This au­then­ti­cated multi-genre Sub­scrip­tion Video-on-De­mand (SVOD) ser­vice al­lows BBC fans to watch the best BBC con­tent any­time, any­where. View­ers will have ac­cess to BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Life­style, C Bee­bies and BBC World News.

BBC Brit, a new genre brand of­fer­ing pre­mium fac­tual en­ter­tain­ment, is avail­able ex­clu­sively on the BBC Player. View­ers will get to watch shows like Top Gear and Spe­cial Forces — Ul­ti­mate Hell Week.

BBC First, launched here last Oc­to­ber, show­cases pre­mium and orig­i­nal drama se­ries, such as SS-GB and Love Nina.

The other chan­nels of­fer a di­verse range of shows from David At­ten­bor­ough’s Nat­u­ral Cu­riosi­ties, Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Note­book: Cos­mopoli­tan Cook and Ram­say’s Ho­tel Hell to Go Jet­ters, Sarah & Duck and Trust Me, Top Gear is avail­able ex­clu­sively on the BBC Brit chan­nel via the BBC Player app and on­line.

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At the launch event, em­ceed by Jeanne Leong, BBC World­wide com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor, at Ruyi & Lyn in Bangsar Shop­ping Cen­tre in Kuala Lumpur, TM’s Ex­ec­u­tive Vice-President of New Me­dia Jeremy Kung said: “We re­main com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing

our ser­vice with the lat­est in­no­va­tion and in look­ing for ways to de­light our view­ers with more ex­cit­ing of­fer­ings.”

On the is­sue of piracy, Kung said that work­ing with part­ners con­tains the prob­lem by mak­ing it, “ex­tra easy for con­sumers and af­ford­able as well. Our lat­est part­ner­ship with BBC World­wide to launch BBC Player will al­low us to serve our view­ers with qual­ity con­tent from BBC that they can watch any­time, any­where,” he added.

BBC World­wide Se­nior Vice-President and Gen­eral Man­ager for South and South East Asia Myleeta Aga said: “We are ex­cited that Malaysia is the sec­ond coun­try in the

world (af­ter Sin­ga­pore) where the BBC Player is avail­able and are con­fi­dent that it’ll be a hit.”

Con­tent on the six BBC chan­nels are view­able via the BBC Player.

The app is avail­able free for Hyp­pTV Jumbo Pack sub­scribers. Shows can also be down­loaded onto a de­vice and stored for 30 days.

Down­load the BBC Player app from the Ap­ple iTunes and Google Play stores. Hyp­pTV Jumbo Pack sub­scribers can also watch the chan­nels on­line on com.

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