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unifi TV
FormerlyHyppTV
TypeIPTV and OTT platform
IndustryPay TV
Founded24 March 2010; 12 years ago (2010-03-24)
HeadquartersMenara Telekom, ,
Area served
Malaysia
ProductsIPTV

OTT

Mobile TV
OwnerTelekom Malaysia
Websiteunifi.com.my/tv

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.

History

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

On 12 January 2018, as part of a true convergence initiative by TM, HyppTV and HyppTV Everywhere was rebranded to unifi TV and unifi playTV respectively.[2]

In January 2019, TM temporarily stopped offering free unifi TV set-top boxes for new unifi Home and broadband customers, instead providing free access to unifi playTV, citing changing consumer behaviours of watching content on the go and the rising trend of OTT streaming.[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 and 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 15 January 2020, unifi TV launched the unifi Plus Box, which ran off Android TV. The box was manufactured by Skyworth Digital. It introduced new features such as the delivery of 4K content through the unifi TV app and as of 2022 comes with several pre-installed streaming apps including iflix, BBC Player, YuppTV, and Viu. Ultimate Pack subscribers have free access to Disney+ Hotstar, BBC Player, SPOTV NOW and beIN Sports Connect.[4]

On 30 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.[5]

Services

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 channels

LCN Name UHD HDTV Free Ultimate Aneka+ Ruby+ Varnam+ playTV@unifi On Demand Catch-up
101 TV1 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
102 TV2 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
103 TV3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
107 DidikTV KPM No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
108 8TV No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
109 TV9 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
113 Salam HD No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
114 TV AlHijrah No Yesα Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
116 Sensasi No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
118 Inspirasi No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
120 DEGUP No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
121 SIAR No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
128 Dunia Sinema No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
141 Pesona No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
151 LAKU Mall No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
201 tvN Movies No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
211 tvN Asia No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
233 now Jelli No Yesα No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
235 CCTV-4 No Yesα No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
239 SETI No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
288 Celestial Movies No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
289 CCM No Yesα No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
302 Zee Thirai No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
303 Sony YAY! No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
311 Colors Tamil No Yesα No Yes No No Yes Yes No
333 Colors Cineplex No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
407 HITS Movies No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
408 Paramount Network No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
411 CinemaWorld No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
451 Warner TV No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
453 AXN No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
454 HITS No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
462 K-Plus No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
463 Arirang No Yesα No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
471 GEM No Yes No Yes No No No Yesβ Yes
472 Animax No Yes No Yes No No No Yesβ Yes
473 ROCK Entertainment No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
474 ROCK Action No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
501 BBC Earth No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
502 Love Nature Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
505 TechStorm No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
512 BBC Lifestyle No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
521 Travel Channel No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ Yes
529 Luxe.TV No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
531 MTV Live No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
550 DreamWorks Channel No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
552 Nick Jr. No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
553 CBeebies No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
554 Nickelodeon No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
555 Boomerang No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
601 BBC World News No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
602 Al Jazeera English No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yesβ No
610 CGTN No Yesα Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
611 CNA No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
612 Euronews No No Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
613 WION No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
631 BERNAMA TV No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
641 ABC Australia No Yesα Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
633 RTM Parlimen No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
642 DW English No Yes Yesγ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
643 NHK World Japan No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
652 France 24 English No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
701 unifi Sports 1 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
702 unifi Sports 2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
703 unifi Sports 3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
704 unifi Sports 4 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
706 SPOTV No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
707 SPOTV2 No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
708 beIN Sports No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
709 beIN Sports 3 No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
710 beIN Sports 4 No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes

Notes


Radio channels

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

Video-on-demand (VOD)

Name Package Free HD playTV@unifi
now Baogu Movies Ruby Plus Pack & Ultimate Pack No Yes Yes
On Demand Movies Pay-per-view No Yes Yes
On Demand Catch-Up À la carte channels / unifi TV packs subscribed No Yes Yes
Snek Free Yes Yes Yes

See also

References

  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