The mixed genre service will be exclusive to subscribers of Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s IPTV platform HyppTV.
Content drawn from BBC Worldwide’s global brands, BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies, will all be available alongside BBC World News. In addition BBC Player viewers will have exclusive access to the latest series of Top Gear, directly after its UK transmission in March.
Paul Dempsey, President, Global Markets, BBC Worldwide said, “To launch BBC Player in Malaysia so soon after its successful introduction to Singapore is testament to both the very high quality of this product and the digital demand for our programming. This latest launch clearly signals the potential for Player to offer something new to our partners and audiences in further markets.”
BBC Player launches in time for post-war drama SS-GB (pictured) and the latest series of Doctor Who. Other shows available on BBC Player include Planet Earth II, The Great British Bake Off and The Graham Norton Show.
Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM commented: “As the largest IPTV service operator in the country, we remain committed in improving our service with the latest innovation and looking for ways to delight our viewers with more exciting offerings. Our latest partnership with BBC Worldwide to launch BBC Player will allow us to super serve our viewers with quality content from the BBC that they can watch anytime, anywhere, true to TM’s promise of ‘Life Made Easier’.
It’s been built using the Skylark content management system from broadcast and VOD specialist Ostmodern.
BBC Player is available as an app from Apple’s App store and Android’s Googleplay store. It is also available online at www.bbcplayer.com