Star Media Group's has over 10,000 screening hours

PETALING JAYA: Fresh from the steamer, Star Media Group Bhd’s wicker basket contains 10,000 – and growing – screening hours at the moment.

Viewers can relish exclusive and highly-rated dramas such as Love by Design and Lost? Me Too from Taiwan; a compact version of Nirvana in Fire (from the original 54 episodes to 13 episodes); Riders, Kill Me Heal Me and My Love from the Star from South Korea; Lovey Dovey, Kiss Me and a simulcast of Princess Hours from Thailand, and many more.

Besides simulcasting with Taiwan the live-action of Chibi Maruko-chan and Doctor-X, currently the highest rated drama from Japan, dimsum also features the Malaysian premiere of Chinese Paladin 5.

Variety shows that are all the rage now, including Crazy Stone, Where Are We Going, Dad and I am a Singer; South Korea’s Running Man and I Can See Your Voice; and Taiwan’s Feng Shui’s Cooking Class and Stay Healthy Stay Happy, are available on dimsum too.

The little tots are in for some treats as well, with award-winning Bodhi and Friends, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, Robo car Poli and Mini Cook, Learning ABC, Momo Paradise and more in store for them.

Parents need not worry about their children consuming dimsum content that is too “spicy”, as a “Kids Mode” setting is available to manage  access.

While documentary buffs rejoice at Roof of the World, Mysterious Xi Xia, Confucius and Handcraft in China, movie enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the selection of movies on, including Malaysia’s very own The Dream Boyz, Paint My Love and Nasi Lemak 2.0;  A Werewolf Boy, The Tower and Masquerade from South Korea; and heart-stopping horror movies Shutter, The Screen, Art of the Devil, The Tag Along and more.

All-time classics from Hong Kong featuring Stephen Chow, Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen are sure to evoke some fond memories.

A special highlight is the Tribes & Empire – Storm of Prophecy, which will be released simultaneously with China. This is the biggest ever production to come out of China costing over 300 million yuan (RM186.5mil) and rumoured to be the Game of Thrones of Asia.

Users can also choose whether they want their subtitles in English, Bahasa Malaysia or Chinese.

From December, will be fitted with an offline viewing feature that allows programmes to be saved up to 14 days.