dimsum, the latest video-on-demand (VOD) service serving the best Asian content is officially launched today! Introduced by Star Online Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Star Media Group, dimsum is the new homegrown online streaming platform in Malaysia offering Subscriptional Video-on-Demand (SVOD) on its dimsum app and dimsum.my.
The name ” dimsum ” is derived from the famous Chinese cuisine dim sum and loosely translates to English to literally mean a “selection of the heart”. Here, users can enjoy exclusive content from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and more, as well as award-winning documentaries, Japanese anime and children animation series.
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Star Media Group, Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said: “We will be offering the best Asian content on a subscription video-on-demand service from our curated library, sourced from all over the region. The content will mainly be drama series from Taiwan, Japan, China, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.”
He added: “You only pay RM15 a month and dimsum allows up to 5 concurrent users. This translates to only 50 sen a day, or 10 sen per user per day! It’s cheaper than a cup of coffee.”
dimsum can stream with a minimum internet speed of 234kbps. However, dimsum recommends a minimum of 1.5mbps to enjoy streaming in HD quality. Offline viewing will be available after December and users will get to download up to ten videos at a time and watch offline for up to 14 days. Users can choose whether they want their subtitles to be in English, Bahasa Malaysia or Chinese. The Parental Control option allows parents to manage access for children aged 12 and below to watch suitable and educational shows on dimsum. dimsum supports iOS and Android operating systems, as well as popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge.
dimsum offers different content genres from dramas, kids, entertainment and variety, documentaries, movies, news and many more. To bring up the excitement, dimsum will simulcast “High 5” and the live-action version of “Chibi Maruko-chan” with Taiwan; and simulcast “Doctor-X” with Japan. At the same time, subscribers can indulge in the exclusive Malaysian premieres of “Chinese Paladin 5” featuring Elvis Han and Joe Cheng; highly rated “Taiwanese idol drama “Love by Design”; Korean drama “Riders : Catch Tomorrow”; director’s special version of “Nirvana on Fire”; popular online drama “The Devil Game” and “Lost? Me too”; all on dimsum!
dimsum will also bring in “Lovey Dovey” from Thailand to ride on the Thai-drama wave! And not to be missed, the biggest budget Chinese drama in the history, “Tribes & Empires: Storm of Prophecy” will premiere exclusively on dimsum in Malaysia in the first quarter of 2017.
dimsum will have an extensive kids’ genre with multiple awards winner “Bodhi and Friends” and “Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf” which will premiere exclusively in Malaysia; Korean hit animated series “Robocar Poli”, “Loopy, The Cooking Princess” and others; as well as fun and educational premiere programmes in Malaysia like “Learning ABC”, “Mini Cook” and more.
Other highlights include variety and entertainment shows such as the extremely hilarious “Crazy Stone”, popular singing reality show “I Am a Singer” and Korean “I Can See Your Voice” which have gained high ratings and widespread popularity. For documentary lovers, dimsum provides award-winning documentaries like “A Bite of China”, ‘Mysterious Xi Xia”, “Confucius” and many more that will explore the secrets of world and cultures. Asian movie buffs will be thrilled by a wide selection of action, romance, comedy, horror and many classic movies. There is also daily news on dimsum from 988 Topline News, Pop News, LENSA and CUPPA NEWS from Star TV.
Download dimsum mobile app today from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or stream directly from dimsum.my. Register now for 30 days’ free trial. Payment methods include credit cards, debit cards, online banking or via the iTunes account.
For more information, please visit dimsum.my; dimsum official Facebook (facebook.com/dimsum.my) and Instagram (@dimsum.my).
Source: The Edge Malaysia ( Nov 09, 2016 )