It has been known for so long that TM is open to work with over-the-top (OTT) content providers despite having its own IPTV service, the HyppTV. Hence, this is why the company decided to embark on partnership with iflix and Viu. Soon, the list of such partnership will grow further as TM is now in the midst of finalizing deals with more OTT players.
In fact, TM’s Executive VP for New Media, Jeremy Kung has actually revealed a number of such partners during a media briefing earlier today. The list is rather impressive as it includes names such as Netflix, UK’s BBC iPlayer, Hong Kong’s TVB, Media Prima’s Tonton, and many more.
While the arrangements with these new OTT partners have not yet being finalized, Jeremy envisioned that they might be offered either as part of bundle or on their own. Additionally, users might have the option to charge their subscription fees of these services into their TM bill.
At the same time, Jeremy also pointed out that customers will also be able to enjoy contents from TM’s existing and future OTT partners through HyppTV’s set-top box very soon. That being said, the actual availability date for this feature will be announced by TM when the time comes.