Unifi TV (stylized as unifi tv, formerly known as HyppTV prior to 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
TypeIPTV platform operator
IndustryPay TV
GenreEntertainment
PredecessorHyppTV
Founded24 March 2010; 11 years ago (2010-03-24)
HeadquartersMenara Telekom, ,
Area served
Malaysia
ProductsIPTV
OwnerTelekom Malaysia
Websiteunifi.com.my/tv

HistoryEdit

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

On 12 January 2018, as part of the true convergence initiative by TM, HyppTV and HyppTV Everywhere was relaunched as unifi TV and unifi playTV respectively. Since the unifi TV relaunch, everything remained the same for the service except its logo and interactive apps (except iCookAsia). Besides the change in its logo, the rebranding exercise was done in phases.[2]

In January 2019, TM temporarily stopped offering free unifi TV set-top boxes for new unifi Home and broadband customers and instead provided unifi playTV, citing the changing consumer behaviour of watching television programs on the go and rising trends of OTT services.[3] However, this resulted in new unifi TV users being unable to enjoy benefits the unifi TV set-top box had, such as improved visual quality, watching channels exclusive to the set-top box (such as majority channels from The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, joining contests and using TV apps).

On 15th January 2020, unifi TV launched the unifi Plus Box, which ran off Android TV platform. The box was manufactured by Skyworth Digital. It introduced new features such as the delivery of 4K content through the unifi TV app, and came with several pre-installed streaming apps, including iflix, dimsum, BBC Player, YuppTV, and Viu. FOX+ was also installed, but is not available in Malaysia at the moment.[4]

On 30th June 2020, the unifi TV app was updated to allow subscribers to download the app on other Android TV devices without the need for the Plus Box. The app is available on Google-certified devices, and to users which have been migrated. The app also helped boost viewership of unifi TV.[5]

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.[6]

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 No
ABC Australia No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
AXN No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
Al Jazeera English No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ No
Animax No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
Arirang No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
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 TV No Yes Yes 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
Celestial Movies No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
CCM No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
CNA No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CinemaWorld No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Colors Cineplex No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Colors No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Colors Tamil No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
DW No Yes Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
DreamWorks Channel No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dunia Sinema No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Euronews No No Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
France 24 No No No No No No No Yes No
GEM No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
HITS MOVIES No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HITS 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
K-Plus No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
LAKU Mall No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Love Nature No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Luxe.tv No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MTV No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NHK World Japan No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Nick Jr. No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nickelodeon No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
now Jelli No Yesα No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Paramount Network No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
RTM Parlimen 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
Rock Entertainment No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rock Extreme No Yes Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SET International No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
SPOTV No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
SPOTV2 No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Sony Entertainment Television No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Sony MAX No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sony SAB No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
TV AlHijrah No Yesα Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TV1 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
TV2 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
TV3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
TV9 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Techstorm No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
Travel Channel No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
Warner TV No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ntv7 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Salam HD 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
unifi Sports 1 No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
unifi Sports 2 No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
unifi Sports 3 No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
unifi Sports 4 No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
unifi Sports 5 No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
YuppThirai No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes

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 Free HD playTV@unifi
On Demand (Movies) Pay-per-view No Yes Yes
On Demand À la carte channels / unifi TV packs subscribed No Yes Yes
Snek Free Yes Yes Yes

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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. ^ "unifi TV Plus 4K Box Now Available For Additional RM 10 Per Month or Plan Upgrade". Lowyat.NET. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  5. ^ "unifi TV App Now Works On Other Android TV Devices". Lowyat.NET. 12 July 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  6. ^ HYPPTV Support

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