Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Viacom Asia To Expand Its Suite Of Channels In Malaysia With HyppTV

Original Nickelodeon Asia Press Release via Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia's official Pressroom:

VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS TO EXPAND ITS SUITE OF CHANNELS IN MALAYSIA WITH HYPPTV


Paramount Channel to launch in Malaysia for the First Time; MTV Asia and Nickelodeon to be added



SUMMARY
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and HyppTV, an award winning IPTV service by Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today announced their collaboration to launch Paramount Channel for the first time in Malaysia. As part of the same agreement, two more Viacom channels, MTV Asia and Nickelodeon, will also join the HyppTV service from 1 August 2017. This will extend Viacom’s suite of channels available on the platform, which already includes Comedy Central Asia and Nick Jr.

MALAYSIA, 10 JULY 2017 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and HyppTV, an award winning IPTV service by Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today announced their collaboration to launch Paramount Channel for the first time in Malaysia.

As part of the same agreement, two more Viacom channels, MTV Asia and Nickelodeon, will also join the HyppTV service from 1 August 2017. This will extend Viacom’s suite of channels available on the platform, which already includes Comedy Central Asia and Nick Jr. All five Viacom channels will also be available on HyppTV’s mobile app, HyppTV Everywhere. Details about the packaging and price plans will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Expanding the reach of Paramount Channel, MTV and Nickelodeon with HyppTV in Malaysia, enables us to meet the growing demand for our differentiated and high quality content to TM’s subscribers,” said Paras Sharma, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks. “We are delighted to bring Paramount Channel to Malaysia for the first time with TM, as we continue to expand the footprint of the fastest-growing brand in VIMN’s international portfolio. Paramount Channel offers audiences one of the most unique and creatively-curated movie viewing experiences. We look forward to offering a truly engaging programming line-up with our great content which HyppTV audiences will love in Malaysia.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM, said, “We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Paramount Channel in Malaysia, first on HyppTV. This will strengthen the family programming line-up for viewers in Malaysia. We are also pleased to add Nickelodeon and MTV Asia to the mix, which will enable us to continue to reach our kids and youth audiences.”

Paramount Channel is a contemporary entertainment destination where audiences of all ages can experience and celebrate years of films and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. The 24-hour network will offer audiences in Malaysia a unique mix of blockbusters, movie hits, cult favorites and some of the most award-winning Paramount Pictures’ films in the history of cinema.

Paramount Channel meets the growing entertainment demands for more curated movie experiences in Asia, delivering an optimal mix of Academy-Award® winners, action hits, classics, romances, horror movies, dramas, and family films.

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About Paramount Channel

Paramount Channel is a 24-hour, ad-supported television network featuring the movies of Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest motion picture studio and one of the world’s leading producers of filmed entertainment. Paramount Channel creates a contemporary and unique environment for audiences to celebrate film, documentaries and behind-the-scenes features. Viewers are given access to Paramount Pictures’ vast library of beloved, award-winning films – from visionary epics to heart-wrenching romances to blockbuster franchises, all created by the best talent and filmmakers in the business. Paramount Channel is part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com.

About MTV

MTV is the world’s biggest youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms. For more information about MTV in Asia, visit www.mtvasia.com.

About Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.

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