March 17, 2017
By Thanussha Priyah
Hong Kong – dimsum, a Malaysian subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service operated by SMG Entertainment Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Star Online Sdn Bhd) focusing on Asian content, inked five landmark deals with top Asian broadcasters at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART). The SVOD service signed with CITVC (China), Shanghai Wings Media Co,.Ltd (China), TV Asahi (Japan), MediaQuiz (Hong Kong) and MediaCorp (Singapore).
The agreement with CITVC covers over 800 hours of content, including the exclusive rights to the fantasy drama series which boasts up to RMB300 million production budget titled, Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy, which is only available on dimsum in its licensed territories. Commenting on the partnerships, Ms. Anne Cai, Director of International Cooperation Dept., TV Program Marketing Dept. of CITVC said: “We are delighted to extend our biggest TV series exclusively to dimsum. CITVC is continuously striving to make further inroads into the Southeast Asian market and dimsum is a perfect OTT platform as it provides Chinese, English and Malay subtitles for its content which will reach out to a bigger audience.”