Exclusive Simulcast of “Margaret & David Series – Ex”, Launch of Weekday ViuTV Drama Slot
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) via its award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV and Now International (HyppTV Ch.201) are proud to announce, “Margaret and David Series – Ex” which will be making its exclusive simulcast with ViuTV in Hong Kong this July.
In conjunction with the announcement, Now International also unveils a brand-new daily Drama Slot and scheduling revamp with the aim to provide more exciting first-runs to the audience, starting June 2017 with the introduction of Weekday ViuTV Drama Time-belt, Weekday ViuTV Variety Show Series Time-belt, Weekday ViuTV Late night talk Show Time-belt, and Weekend ViuTV Variety Show Series Time-belt.
In promoting these new programs, Now International presents Hong Kong Artistes Bernice Liu (廖碧儿), Bondy Chiu (赵学而), and David Siu (邵仲衡) in Kuala Lumpur to meet their Malaysian fans. Other artistes on this star-studded tour are fellow cast members, Terrance Lau (刘俊谦), Angela Yuen (袁澧林), Kimman Wong (黄剑文), Thor Lok (骆振伟), Renci Yeung (杨偲泳), and Colin Chan (陈子丰).
Terence Yau, Senior Vice President, Great China & International Distribution, PCCW Media Limited said “Now International takes pride in delivering the best as well as latest Chinese content. We are very pleased with the winning partnership we have had with HyppTV since 2012, which has grown in leaps and bounds through the years.”
Another ViuTV’s production that is set to make its debut to Malaysian audiences is “Detective Psycho” （诡探）. The detective fiction TV series follows the story of Master Maoshan, (David Siu), a special consultant to a covert unit “No.7 Action Team” in Hong Kong police force that is tasked to investigate supernatural events.
The new line-up will introduce many upcoming TV series from Hong Kong premiering every weeknight at 8:30pm on Now International, namely “Midnight Cousin”, “3 Haters” and other highly anticipated titles.
For variety show lovers, Now International will roll out an assortment of programs including “The Recruitment”, “Girls Talk”, “Alan Tam and Friends”, “Dummy Program” as well as factual travel and reality shows that promise to prompt the flow of real emotions, love and tears among any type of audience.
“The scheduling revamp and introduction of new shows further demonstrate our commitment in offering choices of high quality Hong Kong production to better address the Malaysian viewing habits and to the comfort of Malaysian TV viewers’ living room,” added Yau.
Lo Ting-Fai, General Manager of ViuTV said, “The simulcast of ‘Margaret & David Series – Ex’ will mark a significant milestone in ViuTV’s partnership with Now International as it encapsulates our brand promise to deliver the newest programs to our Malaysian audience, supplying them with differentiated choices as alternatives to more traditional options.”
Lo added, “We will bring more factual entertainment programs to Malaysia. Audiences can now explore the most realistic aspects of human nature through true stories and real reactions, witnessing humanity unravel to create dramatic effects as opposed to purely fictional programs”.
Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media TM said, “Our commitment in offering the best of world class Chinese entertainment continues with the simulcast of “Margaret and David Series – Ex” and the introduction of many more new programmes on HyppTV. As an award-winning IPTV provider, we strive not just to bring the best of content, but the opportunity for our customers to meet their favourite superstars at an up-close meet and greet experience. This shows our endless appreciation for their loyalty and strong support.”
“In addition, our viewers can enjoy their favourite shows at home and also on the move with the HyppTV Everywhere mobile app, regardless of weather conditions, true to TM’s promise, ‘Life Made Easier’,” he added.
Currently HyppTV offers the best of premium Now TV channels, including Now Jelli (Channel 205), a HD Top Chinese Variety Entertainment channel; Now Baogu Movies (Channel 225), showcasing first-run Hong Kong and Asian blockbusters in HD with Bahasa Malaysia subtitles; and Now Chinese Drama (Channel 221), a high-quality 24/7 Mandarin drama channel.
In addition to the premium channels, Now International Channel (Channel 201) is also available free for HyppTV customers, and offers a full premium Chinese entertainment experience available on HyppTV Ruby Pack.
‘Margaret and David Series – Ex’ Malaysia exclusive simulcast with Hong Kong in July
Exclusively on Now International (HyppTV Ch.201)
‘Detective Psycho’ premieres in Summer
First and exclusively on Now International (HyppTV Ch.201)
ViuTV Original TV Series:
8:30pm – 9:00pm, Monday to Friday
ViuTV Original Variety Shows:
9:00pm – 10:00pm, Monday to Friday
ViuTV Original Late Night Talk Shows:
10:00pm – 10:30pm, Monday to Friday
ViuTV Original Variety Shows:
7:30pm – 11:30pm, Sunday
For further details on the drama series and further info on HyppTV log on to www.tm.com.my/hypptv or visit HyppTV social media page at www.facebook.com/hypptv (Facebook), www.twitter.com/hyppworld (Twitter), www.instagram.com/hypptv (Instagram) and www.youtube.com/tmyoutube (Youtube).