Maxis readies up IPTV, signs partnership deal with 14 content providers
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus
27 June 2012 - Maxis is set to unveil is IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) in July for its Maxis Home Fibre Internet customers and today signed a partnership with 14 content providers to deliver Video on Demand (VOD), 3D content as well as seven Free-to-Air channels.
The telco wants to expand its IPTV services to multiple platforms and devices, specifically on iOS and Android, by the end of 2012. Maxis joint-CEO Mark Dioguardi said that he expects Maxis' IPTV to be used by users whether they are on a tablet or a computer in any room in the user’s home.
However, Dioguardi has not specified whether or not Maxis will offer a native app for streaming content to your mobile devices.
Its IPTV users can also expect features like catch-up TV from Tonton, Live TV time-shifting, PVR and remote RVP functionality, and multi-screen capability. Dioguardi also mentioned support for services like Netflix, iTunes on its IPTV. The 14 content providers already signed on to the service are Media Prima, TAM and Red Bull to name a few.
If you are currently the 1.2 million users on Maxis Home Fibre, Maxis promises to unveil pricing for the service within the next few weeks.