Unifi TV (stylized as unifi tv, formerly known as HyppTV prior January 2018)[1] is an IPTV service operated by Telekom Malaysia (TM). It was launched in 2010 as part of TM's bundled Triple-play service offering of VoIP Telephone, Internet and IPTV called Unifi.

unifi TV
IPTV Platform Operator
IndustryPay TV
GenreEntertainment
PredecessorHyppTV
HeadquartersMenara Telekom,
Kuala Lumpur
,
Malaysia
Area served
Malaysia
ProductsIPTV Services
OwnerTelekom Malaysia
Websiteunifi.com.my/tv

HistoryEdit

 
HyppTV logo (2010 - 2018)
 
unifi playTV logo (2018 - present)

On 10 January 2018, as part of the true convergence initiative by TM, HyppTV and HyppTV Everywhere are relaunched as unifi TV and unifi playTV respectively.[1] Since the relaunch, everything remains the same for the service except its logo and its interactive apps (except iCookAsia). Besides the change in its logo, the rebranding exercise will be done in phases.[2] One of the unifi TV Interactive apps, which is Flight Info and 2 Video Guides (3 expired) is not changing its logo (Video Guide is not changing its title and video).

Beginning in January 2019, TM have stopped offering free unifi TV set-top boxes for new unifi Home and broadband customers and instead providing with unifi TV ID for unifi playTV due to changing consumer behaviour of watching television programs on the go and rising trends of OTT services[3]. However, this may resulting new unifi TV users were unable to enjoy additional benefits that the unifi TV set-top box have such as improved visual quality, watching channels exclusive to STB (such as majority channels from The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, joining contests and using TV apps.

ServicesEdit

The service is being offered to residential and business customers in Malaysia over an optical fiber network via Fiber to the Home (FTTH) for landed properties and VDSL2 for high rise properties.

This IPTV service was later offered to Streamyx ADSL2+ (now called as "Broadband" or "pre-unifi") customers. However, due to the technical limitations of ADSL on copper line, certain features like picture-in-picture (PiP) and high-definition (HD) available to unifi customers are not available for Streamyx customers. The bandwidth is also shared for both Internet and IPTV for Streamyx customers.[4]

The IPTV service is also available to all mobile device subscribers with the unifi playTV (officially known as playtv@unifi) app (formerly known as HyppTV Everywhere) for Android and iOS. Each unifi TV subscriber is entitled to two free mobile devices for watching, and customers are free to sign up for extra packages on an à-la-carte basis. A specially-priced data plan may be purchased from several telcos to ensure watching shows doesn't drain the data quota of the phone.

Television channelsEdit

Name 4K HD Free Ultimate Aneka+ Ruby+ Varnam+ playTV@unifi HyppPlay (VOD)
8TV No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ABC Australia No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Al Jazeera English No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ No
Animax No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BabyTV No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ No
BBC Earth No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
BBC Lifestyle No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BBC World News No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
BERNAMA No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blue Ant Entertainment No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blue Ant Extreme No Yes Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boomerang No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CBeebies No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CinemaWorld No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
CNA No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colors No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Colors Cineplex No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Colors Tamil No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Comedy Central Asia No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DreamWorks Channel No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dunia Sinema No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
DW No Yes Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Euronews No No Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
FOX No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
FOX Action Movies No Yes No Yes No No No Yesβ Yes
FOX Family Movies No Yes No Yes No No No Yesβ Yes
FOX Life No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
FOX Movies No Yes No Yes No No No Yesβ Yes
FOX Sports No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FOX Sports 2 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FOX Sports 3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
France 24 No No No No No No No Yes No
FX No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
Highlights No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
HyppInspirasi No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
HyppSensasi No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Jaya Max No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
LAKU Mall No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Love Nature 4K No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Luxe.TV No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MTV Asia No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nat Geo People No Yes Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nat Geo Wild No Yes No Yes No No No Yesβ No
National Geographic No Yes No Yes No No No Yesβ Yes
NHK World Japan No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
NHK World Premium No Yes No No No No No No No
Nick Jr. No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nickelodeon No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
now Baogu Movies No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
now Jelli No Yesα No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
ntv7 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Paramount Channel No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Parlimen Malaysia No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Pesona No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Polimer No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Salam HD No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
SCM No Yesα No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
SCM Legend No Yesα No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
SET International (SETI) No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Sky News No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ No
Sony MAX No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Sony SAB (SAB TV) No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Sony SET (SET India) No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
STAR Chinese Channel No Yesα No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Travel Channel No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
TV AlHijrah No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TV1 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TV2 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TV3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TV9 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
tvN Asia No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
tvN Movies No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UTV Movies International No No No Yes No No Yes No No
Warner TV No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Subject to change.

NotesEdit

  • All premium channels also available via à la carte option from as low as RM6/month. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Only offers a 16:9 standard definition (SD) quality for now.
  • Only playTV@unifi subscribers or set-top box users can access this channel.
  • playTV@unifi subscribers registered via mobile number can purchase this channel.

Radio channelsEdit

Name Package Price per month
988 Free-to-air Free
Suria Free-to-air Free

Video on demand (VOD)Edit

Name Package HD playTV@unifi
BBC First À la carte / Ultimate Pack Yes Yes
HyppFlicks Plus Pay-per-view Yes Yes
unifi TV Catch Up On Demand* À la carte channels* / unifi TV packs subscribed Yes** Yes
Snek*** Free No Yes***
TV AlHijrah On Demand À la carte / Ultimate / Aneka Plus Pack Yes Yes

*Refer to TV channels section above for list of channels available. **For certain content titles only. ***playTV@unifi app exclusive starting 15 April 2019.

Sports coverageEdit

unifi TV also provides sports coverage and live matches with free viewing from its dedicated channels for all customers.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Qishin Tariq (15 January 2018). "HyppTV rebrands as unifi TV". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  2. ^ "TM HyppTV is no more". Soya Cincau. 9 January 2018.
  3. ^ "TM no longer offers IPTV Set-Top-Box for Unifi TV". Soya Cincau. 17 January 2019.
  4. ^ HYPPTV Support
  5. ^ "Football: Unifi sponsorship a boon for M-League fans | The Star Online". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 14 January 2019.

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