Singtel adds OTT video service tonton for Malay viewers
tonton is available on CAST’s Aneka Plus pack, Singtel now offers a complete range of Malay entertainment to viewers in Singapore
Singapore, 23 May, 2017 -– Singtel today launched one of Malaysia’s top streaming services, Media Prima’s tonton, on Singtel’s popular video streaming app, CAST. The OTT video service is available on CAST’s Aneka Plus pack. Together with its current offering of Astro Ria and Astro Prima Malay channels on Singtel TV’s Inspirasi packs, Singtel now offers the most extensive array of Malay entertainment content to viewers in Singapore.
Exclusively available outside Malaysia for the first time, tonton on CAST will offer over 23,000 hours of specially curated Malay entertainment, including programmes from TV3, TV9 and tonton originals. Singtel customers can expect to enjoy top-notch Malaysian dramas up to 6 months ahead of the television broadcast in Malaysia, and also catch live events such as Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian (ABPBH), and top-rated dramas such as Ku Kirim Cinta (starring Ayda Jebat and Redza Rosli).
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “We aim to bring our Malay viewers the content that they love on the devices they prefer. With Aneka Plus, our customers can enjoy exclusive first look at top-notch Malay-language content from tonton on their mobile devices. We look forward to adding more compelling OTT content for our customers’ on-the-go viewing pleasure.”
He added, “OTT content is an important part of our strategy to connect with our customers. We started strong with companion app Singtel TV GO in 2013 and to further meet our customers’ OTT entertainment demands, we offered Netflix and Viu. We launched CAST as a one-stop solution to their varied viewing needs and quickly expanded our offerings to include exciting OTT options such as FOX+ and tonton.”
In addition to Aneka Plus, CAST offers Partner Apps, Viu Premium and FOX+, as well as Variety Plus, Asian Plus and Sports Plus packs. Together, CAST streams premium OTT Korean, Asian, English and Malay-language, and sports content. For a limited time only, customers who purchase any CAST pack on a 12-month subscription will enjoy the first three months free.
Aneka Plus is available on CAST at a special introductory offer of S$7.90/month with the first three months free (applicable with the 12-month contract). To subscribe to Aneka Plus on CAST, customers can head to any Singtel shop, Singtel Exclusive Retailers, or sign up online at cast.sg/anekaplus.
In conjunction with the launch of Aneka Plus and Hari Raya celebrations, Singtel will be hosting faces of tonton, Ayda Jebat, and Redza Rosli who are the main cast for the drama series, Ku Kirim Cinta and Queen of tonton, Dato Seri Vida at a meet-and-greet session for customers during CelebFest, held at Suntec City Convention Centre on 16 and 17 June. Customers can visit singteltv.com.sg/fuyohhraya for more details.