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New on dimsum: Top Asian News and Entertainment Highlights

July 22, 2019   –   dimsum

The internet is overflowing with news channels that offer breaking news, national headlines and in-depth reports on Asia and beyond. If you are a news junkie however, it might not be easy to get a free fix of all in one place. With this in mind, we have gathered the best news channels in Asia that you can watch without paying on dimsum, curated to your interest whether you’re looking for news, entertainment, or lifestyle feeds.

Here are our 6 picks:

CCTV4 News

CCTV4 News is the only current Chinese channel that is broadcasting to the whole world. This channel provides overseas Chinese viewers with timely, objective and in-depth reports on both home and international news. Its line-up of hit programmes including Focus Today, Asia Today, Homeland Dreamland, and International Insight, it is a channel full of Chinese culture.

A1 Entertainment

A1 Entertainment brings the first-hand news in the showbiz industry across Asia including China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. It delivers updates of popular celebrities, as well as daily highlights.


Malay-language mStar is an urban and versatile portal that offers the younger generations with lifestyle, news, entertainment, sports and social content through interactive, creative approach. It is the first Bahasa Malaysia news portal to win an international award for digital news at the prestigious Asian Digital Media Awards.

Star TV

First started as a daily news website with up-to-date breaking news, compelling content and insightful opinions. Evolving with the times, its content now includes current news, business, sports, community, tech, lifestyle and world news, as well as expert analysis and dynamic videos.


This award-winning investigative journalism team based in Malaysia focuses in short form multimedia documentaries and cause-driven media campaigns. Its cause-driven content such as Predator in My Phone has earned them numerous international awards such as Asian Media Awards (2017) – Best Feature Story, Asian Media Awards (2017) – Community Service, and Malaysian Press Institute Awards (2017) – Best Investigative Reporting.


988 is one of Malaysia’s major Chinese-language radio station with broadcast areas covering West Malaysia and Singapore. Known for its infotainment content, its popular segments include ASEAN FOCUS, Topline News, Friday Commentary, Entertainment, Trend ‘N’ Fun, and Movie King.

To enjoy these news channels anytime, you can download the dimsum app via Apple App Store/ Google Playstore and sign up for a free account to start streaming. News and short videos content on dimsum are still accessible after 30 days’ free trial.

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