U TV Sdn Bhd
u television sdn bhd is a Malaysia-based pay television operator. The company offers 40 channels from content providers worldwide. The company also owns Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, which produces and broadcasts television shows for Media Prima Berhad’s 8TV, TV3, NTV7 and TV9. Singapore Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia) is a major shareholder of the company.
About u television sdn bhd
U TV Sdn Bhd operates as an integrated media company. The Company offers commercial television broadcasting, publishing, editorial services, provision of internet-based online services, general media advertising, sale of programme rights, cable and streaming rights, content production and property management. U TV provides its services in Malaysia.
The company was established on August 18, 1984 and is headquartered in Kuantan, Malaysia. U TV serves customers in the Household Appliance Stores sector.
Singapore Technologies Telemedia and a consortium led by U Television Sdn Bhd have signed definitive agreements to acquire a 33 percent stake in U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s fourth mobile phone operator. The signing ceremony was held at Manhattan Ballroom of Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur and witnessed by YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim, Minister of Information, Communications and Culture. The deal is expected to close in the first half of next year.
U television is Malaysia’s third pay-TV operator. It was launched on 5 September 2005 after obtaining all the necessary approvals from the censorship board on its broadcast contents. The company utilises an Internet Protocol over UHF-based transmission system. Its subscribers are required to install a standard television antenna, as opposed to a satellite dish, to receive broadcasts. The company is largely owned by Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the president of Berjaya Group. It also owns a mobile phone operator called U Mobile.
The company’s business operations include the production and broadcast of TV shows and films. It also produces content for the four commercial television channels under the Media Prima group i.e. TV3, NTV7, 8TV and TV9. Its content creation business comprises of creating magazine, documentary, drama and sports programmes. Its flagship and popular shows include Anugerah Juara Lagu, Majalah 3, Nona, Welcome to the Rail World and Best in the World.
Besides that, it also offers broadband internet services through its subsidiary called U Mobile Sdn Bhd. Its services are available for both residential and business customers.
Singapore Technologies Telemedia, a leading information-communications technology company, and U Television Sdn Bhd, the major shareholder of U Mobile, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire a 33 percent stake in the latter. The agreements were signed by Mr Lee Theng Kiat, President and Chief Executive Officer of ST Telemedia, and YB Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, Chairman of U Television, in a ceremony witnessed by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad.
The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. U television sdn bhd operates as an internet protocol TV (IPTV) pay-tv service provider. The company’s distinguishing trait is that it utilises an internet protocol over UHF-based transmission system, where subscribers are required to install standard television antenna as opposed to a satellite dish. The company is mainly owned by Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the president of the Berjaya Group. In addition, U television also owns a mobile phone operator called U Mobile. In June 2008, Singapore Technologies Telemedia acquired a 33% stake in the company.
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