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Tuesday, 18 September 2018


TM & BBC Studios Launches BBC Player App
Exclusively For All UNIFI Broadband Customers In Malaysia
Enjoy 30 days Free Trial Upon Sign Up

Starting today, unifi and Streamyx customers can get to watch some of their favourite BBC programmes by downloading the BBC Player app on their smartphones or the computer. Now, it's available to more than two million unifi subscribers as they get to enjoy the 30 DAYS FREE TRIAL UPON SIGNING UP and RM 10 per month will be charged to their monthly bill after that.

Today, BBC Studios and unifi TV announced the expansion of the BBC Player service, enabling all unifi and pre-unifi (Streamyx) customers to enjoy the best of British documentaries, dramas, comedies, lifestyle and preschool programmes via streaming and downloading of the content to their devices.

Previously, these shows were being offered exclusively to all unifi TV subscribers under its Ultimate Pack. Now, the app can be downloaded from Apple and Google App stores, or go to www.bbcplayer.com

Present at the Press Conference to launch the app, was Ryan Shiotani, Vice President, Content, Asia of BBC Studios and Emily Wee, Vice President of unifi Content (Product). 

Emily Wee stated: “The BBC brand is synonymous with quality and trust. These are the same traits our customers expect and demand from us. We at unifi TV are happy to be collaborating with BBC to meet the diverse needs from our customers by providing a compelling suite of BBC channels as well as access to top-rated British content via BBC Player.”

According to Wee, BBC Player is meant to meet the growing demand from viewers who want to watch programmes online, at their own convenience.

Ryan Shiotani, Vice President, Content, Asia of BBC Studios 

Ryan Shiotani, Vice President, Content, Asia of BBC Studios added: "More and more viewers are going to online platforms in search of interesting programmes to watch. The Malaysian audience on BBC Player has steadily grown since the service was launched in early 2017, signalling an increasing appetite for our content online. Dramas like Victoria, lifestyle programmes like the award-winning The Great British Bake-Off, our blue-chip natural history programmes like Blue Planet II, and the ever-popular irreverent Top Gear, consistently top the charts as the most-watched programmes by unifi’s Ultimate Pack subscribers, on both BBC Player and unifi TV”. 

“It is evident that BBC content resonates with Malaysians and their families who are looking for high quality, intelligent programmes. We are glad that we are now able to offer these programmes to a wider base of Malaysians,” he said.

Asia Commission, Got Science? Launch On BBC Earth & BBC Player With Harith Iskander As The Host

At the press event announcing the expansion of the BBC Player service, BBC Studios also announced the launch of “Got Science?” – an entertaining science magazine show hosted by Malaysian funnyman, Harith Iskander, the godfather of Stand-Up Comedy in Malaysia and winner of Laugh Factory’s ‘Funniest Person in the World 2016’. 

In this BBC Earth original commission, Harith Iskander explores and explains the science in everyday life using reason, logic, and rationale, and science. Some of the themes explored in the series are food, health and fitness, sport, anatomy and technology. 

Fast-paced and packed with information, Harith threads these stories together in his inimitable light, almost tongue-in-cheek manner through his running commentary and funny one-liners. Popular myths like durians and alcohol will kill you, and MSG is bad for you are just some topics covered in the new series.

Got Science? premiere on BBC Earth on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at 8.05pm, and is available on BBC Player at the same time.

Other award-winning and premium shows that are available on BBC Player include:

Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure

Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure – which follows Irish food writer, photographer and television presenter Donal Skehan as he discovers the flavours and secrets of Asian baking, with stops in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia.

Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure

Patrick Melrose 

Patrick Melrose – The Emmy-award nominated drama, based on the semi-autobiographical novel series from Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is the study of a wealthy, damaged man. The five-part drama follows him from his dreadful childhood, and his adult struggles with substance abuse and later quest for recovery.

Patrick Melrose - Emmy-Award Nominated Drama

MasterChef UK (Series 14)

MasterChef UK (series 14) – The world’s most successful food format, MasterChef sets out to find the UK’s best amateur cook. A cook whose talent and passion could transform their lives. The only one will be crowned the nation’s MasterChef. Series 14 brought to the world stage Malaysian Zaleha Olpin, whose chicken rendang was deemed “not crispy”.

Malaysian Zaleha Olpin Message To Us

Blue Planet II

Blue Planet II – seven-part award-winning landmark series from the multi-award winning BBC Studios Natural History Unit, was the UK’s most-viewed television show of 2017 and continues to make waves. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series involved 1406 days filming including four years underwater, was filmed in depths as far as 8km deep, and spawned 15 new scientific papers on new behaviour captured, and had a confirmed over 25 filming firsts across the series.

The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show – in which British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award-winning comedian Graham Norton hosts his long-running, eponymous talk show on which he discusses the people, trends and news stories that interest him the most. Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise, Rihana and Will Smith regularly show up to partake in the fun and games.

  • BBC Player is available as an app – downloadable from the Apple & Google Play app stores, and online at www.bbcplayer.com
  • To activate the 30-day free trial, unifi subscribers just need to sign in to the BBC Player app or website while on their unifi home broadband network. 
  • After the 30-Day Free Trial, the subscription will be priced at RM10 a month & the BBC Player subscription fee will be reflected in the customers’ monthly bills.

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