Star Media Group serves, a new Over-The-Top video streaming service

  • TV
  • Tuesday, 08 Nov 2016

Pandelela Rinong is looking forward to the shows on Photo: The Star, an Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming service provider by Star Media Group Bhd, is piping hot and ready to be served!

The streaming service was launched tonight (Nov 8) offering a variety of Asian content. It is now available for download on Google Play and the Apple App Store, and can also be viewed on Windows and Mac at

Present at the launch was Star Media Group chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow, and group managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai. In his speech, Datuk Fu said the company had come a long way from being a small newspaper from Penang to now becoming a media group.

“Our next part of the journey continues our strategy into digital entertainment within the OTT sphere,” he shared. “We have specifically put our focus into the video-on-demand space, which is currently taking the world by storm.”

In Mandarin, dim sum means “touch your heart” or “order to your heart’s content”. In that respect, subscribers can choose from 10,000 hours of content including movies, dramas, documentaries, variety shows and children’s programmes from China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia.

“This product will serve the best Asian content – the A-list shows, with exclusives, premières, and same-day same-time release with their country of origin,” Datuk Fu added. “This is a big leap for us in transforming our business and preparing us for the future.”

The ceremony was officiated by Communications And Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

“Tonight we see the birth of an all new video-on-demand service,” he said. “With the rise of subscription video-on-demand services, gives access to high quality and fresh legitimate content at such a reasonable cost.”

K-drama fan Pandelela can't wait for My Love From The Star on Photo: The Star costs just RM15 a month, which works out to 50 sen a day, and can be viewed on five devices at the same time. Subtitles are available in English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia.

Olympic athlete and Korean drama fan Pandelela Rinong said she’s already browsed through the catalogue. “There’s a lot to watch,” said the 23-year-old diving champ and two-time Olympic medallist. “I don’t know what to choose first!”

Pandelela said she’s excited that her favourite K-drama, My Love From The Star, is available on “As dimsum is a Malaysian app, I feel very proud and I want to do my part in supporting our local product,” she added.

For more information on, visit the website at All new subscribers will get a free 30-day trial.

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