By LYDIA NATHAN / Pic By AFIF ABD HALIM
Longvision Media Sdn Bhd rolled out a initial authorised Internet TV services provider and digital radio (TV) height LONGTV yesterday, in line with a Malaysian government’s beginning for an analogue switch-off.
It will underline general channels and media, targeted to grasp 300,000 subscribers by year-end.
LONGTV will be accessible from May 2018 where a full transition to digital human radio will be implemented.
Longvision COO CH Low (picture) pronounced LONGTV performed a promote looseness from a Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and it will offer as a family-friendly calm platform.
“Our partnerships with several use providers will make this a height that meets a party needs of any household. We trust this is a many modernized authorised height that is affordable,” he pronounced during a product launch in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Low pronounced he does not perspective LONGTV as a aspirant to Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, that has dominated a broadcasting attention so far.
“There will always be competition, though we don’t see Astro as one of them. We are here to yield a height that allows people to perspective calm from all over a world, that’s given we are always open for collaborations with opposite calm providers,” he told The Malaysian Reserve on a sidelines of a event.
In response to a unapproved use of set-top boxes that have seen an boost in numbers, Low pronounced a supervision has been really observant on this issue.
“People might be betrothed 500 or even 1000 channels around this set-top box. However, along a way, some-more and some-more channels are done taken given a channels go by bootleg streaming that a authorities are means to detect and close them down.”
“Singapore — being a biggest bootleg calm hosting association right now, has about 21 vital organisations, including Home Box Office and Sony Corp — lodged complaints with a Singaporean supervision to close a streaming channels down. If it was hosted in Malaysia, it too will be close down,” Low said.
According to Low, it is usually satisfactory that calm providers get rewarded for a work and supports they put in.
“Content providers that do not foster bootleg activities should get rewarded,” he said.
Low combined that given LONGTV is a digital platform, a calm can simply be combined or removed.
To start, LONGTV will underline mixed channels featuring sports, news, as good as education, with combined channels for gaming and karaoke.
Low pronounced LONGTV does not need a set-top box or instalations as a product will work on a “plug and play” mode. LONGTV will also be accessible on mobile devices.
Longvision sealed 3 apart memoranda of bargain (MoUs) with use provider redONE Network Sdn Bhd, hardware distributor Eternal Asia (M) Sdn Bhd and telecommunication organisation Mcalls.
The other dual MoUs were between Longvision and a state of Kelantan and a guard retailer — AOC Malaysia and Zeta IOS.
“The MoUs between us and a state of Kelantan were sealed given any state has their possess internal content, and we wish to support them by including their calm into a product,” Low said.
iflix and Tonton TV were among a calm providers that were benefaction during a launch.