As we are still trying to keep social distancing and staying at our home more often, 2020 has significantly increase the demand for streaming video content as more individual and families require something to spend their time. Thanks to the demand, the growth of YouTube watch time in Malaysia has grew by over 35 percent year-on-year in June 2020.
Hence, YouTube along with partners Astro, Media Prima, Muse and WebTVAsia announced Super Stream Malaysia to give Malaysian specially-curated set of local digital moments and free-to-view premium content. It is only available on YouTube Malaysia for a limited time and it’s free. The service is also in conjunction to celebrate the 63rd Merdeka Day and 57th Malaysia Day which is approaching soon.
The announcement was attended by:
- Ben Jern, Head of YouTube Sales, Malaysia
- Jin-Ah Yang, Manager for Content Partnerships, Malaysia and Singapore
- Astro: Yee Wing-Tak, Vice President, Digital Adex
- Media Prima: Nicholas Sagau, Rev Media Group, Group General Manager
- MUSE Malaysia: Jing Han Sung, Senior Business Development Executive
- WebTVAsia: Fred Chong, Group CEO
- KRU Studios: Datuk Norman bin Abdul Halim, President & CEO
- Namewee: Film Director, Artist, Musician and Creator
- MIG Pictures: David Teo, CEO
- Red Communications: Lina Tan, Managing Director
- Veedu Production: Denes Kumar A/L Ragupathy, Managing Director
A showcase of amazing local content
YouTube will start steaming the content on August 15th till September 16th, where Malaysians enjoy a library of content including dramas, anime, movies and more, made possible by the country’s top broadcasters and content networks. This will be streamed to you live from YouTube Malaysia every single day – accessible directly via the official Google Malaysia YouTube channel and all of the individual partner channels.
Super Stream kicks off with some anime-madness courtesy of MUSE Malaysia, running from August 15th till September 4th. The country’s fastest growing anime channel on YouTube, part of the wider MUSE Network comprising MUSE Asia and MUSE Taiwan, will be premiering brand new episodes of ‘One Punch Man’, ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ and ‘The God of High School’, fresh out of Japan and complete with Malay language subtitles.
From August 17th till the 23rd, viewers can get their drama fix by tuning into Drama Sangat, home to hundreds of top Malaysian dramas. Binge watch the latest and greatest of Media Prima’s drama productions that will be made available digitally for the first time via Malaysia’s first ever back-to-back 24-hour live drama stream – talk about drama!
If drama’s not your cup of teh tarik, turn things around and head into the past for some laughs with the nation’s first ever back-to-back 24-hour live nostalgic comedy stream by TV9 Malaysia, featuring Malaysia’s biggest comedy series ‘Senario.’ Relive your favorite slapstick moments from all of the show’s seasons from August 26th till September 1st.
YouTube Super Stream Malaysia will also be premiering yet another Malaysian first: a 72-hour live movie marathon brought to you by WebTVAsia from August 29th till the 31st. The digital media entertainment channel will also be amping up the marathon by premiering a total of 50 Malaysian blockbusters such as ‘Lee Chong Wei The Movie’, ‘Bunohan’, ‘Gol & Gincu 1&2’, ‘Nasi Lemak 2.0’ and many more from August 31st till September 16th. They’re viewable for a limited time only, so be sure to catch these before they’re gone!
If you want to watch up to 115 hours of the best and highly rated local dramas, comedies & variety shows from September 1st till the 14th, subscribe to Astro Gempak, Malaysia’s number 1 digital entertainment brand with 4.2 million digital monthly unique visitors. Catch their live stream to watch the highly rated drama, ‘Setelah Terlafaznya Akad’, which garnered 2.6 million viewers on TV, relive Astro’s number 1 stage comedy show ‘Sepahtu Reunion Live 2019’, check out Neelofa’s first own talk show ‘The Best of Next to Neelofa’ and many more.
While this year has been a different one for a lot of us, there is always that silver lining to lift our spirits. With the help of our partners, we hope that Malaysians everywhere will come together safely and enjoy the creativity and positivity that Malaysia has to offer in the spirit of Merdeka and Malaysia Day.
For a complete list of Super Stream shows, visit events.withgoogle.com/SuperStreamMY. Stay safe this Merdeka month and enjoy the content on Super Stream.