31 Mac 2020

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DATUK Rosyam Nor geram dengan kedegilan Andi Bernadee dalam I Can See Your Voice Malaysia Musim 3 (ICSVYMY3) minggu ketujuh. Pilihan Andi dalam episod kali ini mengundang kemarahan pelakon veteran Datuk Rosyam Nor apabila Andi tidak mendengar nasihat dan berulang kali membuat kesilapan yang sama!

Episod 7 yang penuh dengan gelagat lucu mencatat jumlah penonton secara purata pada 4.25 juta penonton dan syer penonton sebanyak 50.2% ketika bersiaran di TV3 pada 29 Mac 2020 dari 9.00 malam hingga 10.30 malam. (Sumber: Nielsen Audience Measurement). 

Seperti minggu-minggu sebelum, panel penyiasat tetap ICSYVMY3 ialah Yusry Abdul Halim, Jihan Muse dan Mark Adam. Pada minggu lepasi, ICSYVMY3 membawakan penampilan khas penyanyi BBNU popular iaitu Andi Bernadee. Selain itu, usahawan dan pelakon terkenal tanah air, Datuk Rosyam Nor berserta Aprena Manrose turut dijemput sebagai panel penyiasat. 

Pada pusingan pertama, Andi menerima cadangan panel penyiasat iaitu penyanyi misteri kedua atau penyanyi misteri kelima. Andi akhirnya memilih penyanyi misteri kedua, seorang pelajar kewartawanan dari UiTM Shah Alam (Nur Hayatun Nisa Mohd Khir) walaupun Datuk Rosyam Nor, Mark Adam dan Yusry membantah pilihan tersebut. 

Andi terus menjadi serba salah apabila mendengar suara lunak Nisa di pentas penentuan kerana ternyata Nisa adalah penyanyi sebenar yang disingkirkan terlalu awal. Andi hampir dibelasah Datuk Rosyam Nor kerana tidak mendengar nasihat!




Di pusingan kedua pula, kesemua panel penyiasat sebulat suara menyingkirkan penyanyi misteri pertama iaitu seorang pengawal keselamatan (Azman Jamurah) yang sebenarnya seorang penyanyi sebenar dari Sabah, seperti Andi. Azman disingkirkan kerana lip sync yang dilakukannya tidak meyakinkan. 

Andi pula menyalahkan panel penyiasat yang kononnya tidak membantu Andi dalam membuat pilihan. Seterusnya, penyanyi misteri kelima, seorang pelajar beatbox (Muhd Mirza Azfar Mohd Azmi) telah dipilih untuk ke pentas penentuan dan ternyata dia memang seorang penyamar bersuara sumbang.

Pusingan ketiga pula menyebelahi ‘rancangan jahat’ Jihan Muse untuk menyingkirkan kesemua penyanyi misteri perempuan apabila Andi memilih penyanyi misteri keempat, seorang penyanyi band (Hani Amir Shariffuddin Suraya) untuk disingkirkan. Namun mereka semua tergamam apabila Hani ternyata seorang penyanyi sebenar dengan suara yang sangat unik.




Memasuki pusingan terakhir, majoriti panel dan penonton memilih penyanyi misteri keenam, seorang guru bahasa Mandarin (Muhd Shahmeer Mohd Nashrul) untuk berduet dengan Andi, kecuali Jihan Muse dan Andi sendiri yang mahu menyingkirkan Shahmeer. 

Sekali lagi Andi membuat kesilapan kerana ternyata Shahmeer ialah penyanyi sebenar. Alangkah terkejutnya mereka apabila mengetahui Shahmeer yang kacak seperti artis ‘k-pop’ sebenarnya berbangsa Melayu kacukan Cina. Sekali lagi Datuk Rosyam Nor geram dengan Andi tetapi dengan bijaknya, Andi berbincang dengan Datuk Rosyam Nor bahawa dia yakin penyanyi ketiga adalah penyanyi sebenar. 

Pilihan duet Andi ialah seorang ejen jualan melalui telefon (Muhd Nasir Aris). Malangnya, dia seorang penyamar bersuara sumbang dan secara automatik, Nasir berjaya membawa pulang hadiah wang tunai RM3,000. Apabila Shuk bertanya mengapa Andi berterusan degil sepanjang rancangan ini, Andi menjawab dengan tenang bahawa dia ingin berkongsi rezeki.

Jangan ketinggalan untuk terus mengikuti episod seterusnya yang menampilkan rapper MK dari kumpulan K-Clique sebagai artis jemputan dan Zizan Razak, Ben Ladin dan Ramona Zam Zam sebagai panel penyiasat jemputan pada 5 April 2020. Pastikan hari-hari anda di rumah sentiasa terhibur bersama rancangan kami dan gunakan tanda pagar  #ICSYVMY dan #StayAtHome dalam merancakkan perbualan di platform media sosial anda.




Bersiaran sepanjang 10 episod dan 1 episod khas, program ini mempamerkan seorang artis jemputan dan dua orang penyiasat jemputan untuk memeriahkan lagi suasana di studio ICSYVMY pada setiap episod. Tugas para penyiasat bertujuan membantu artis jemputan mengenal pasti siapakah penyanyi misteri suara sumbang dalam kalangan penyanyi misteri yang ditampilkan.

ICSYVMY3 dihoskan oleh Shuk Sahar dan Sean LJE dan menampilkan Oppo sebagai penaja bersama untuk kali kedua dalam musim ketiga ini. Disokong oleh Hot FM sebagai radio rasmi, manakala xtra, Oh Bulan! dan Senang Terhibur ialah rakan digital. Kru penerbitan ICSYVMY3 diketuai oleh Mas Ayu Haji Ali sebagai penerbit eksekutif dan Lucent Chong Kien Wen sebagai penerbit dari Primeworks Studios.

Berhibur dengan pelbagai gelagat dan kejutan dalam ICSYVMY3 pada setiap hari Ahad, pukul 9.00 malam di TV3 dan strim dalam definisi tinggi di laman sesawang www.tonton.com.my . Siaran ulangan juga dapat ditonton menerusi TV9 pada setiap hari Sabtu, pukul 9.00 malam. Untuk maklumat lanjut dan perkembangan terkini tentang program TV3, layari www.xtra.com.my dan ikuti laman media sosial rasmi Facebook, Instagram & Twitter di @TV3Malaysia.


[CREDIT: TV3]
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FENOMENA Cik Kiah kini melanda rakyat Malaysia. Nama itu hangat diperkatakan sehingga menjadi ‘trending’ di Twitter dan pelbagai jenis “memes” menarik turut dikongsi di platform media sosial apabila ramai yang ingin tahu siapa sebenarnya Cik Kiah yang disebut-sebut. Siapakah wanita bernama Cik Kiah?

Istimewa buat pelanggan Astro, kami tampilkan Cik Kiah di saluran Astro dan juga On Demand (OD). Pelanggan Astro yang rindukan Cik Kiah boleh berhibur bersama keluarga dengan menyaksikan rantaian siri drama dan telemovie Cik Kiah secara percuma dan pada bila-bila masa.

Antara yang menanti pelanggan Astro di OD adalah telemovie Rombongan Cik Kiah ke Kelana Jaya, Tu Dia Kiah Nak Raya, Kiah Beraya Solo, Kiah Pi Jepun, manakala drama siri 13 episod adalah Kiah Mai Pulak, Kiah Pekasam dan Kiah The Spy. 

Kesemua rantaian ini boleh ditonton mulai 28 Mac 2020 khas untuk pelanggan-pelangan Astro. Pihak Astro juga akan menambah judul filem tempatan di OD yang boleh ditonton dari masa ke semasa.

Manakala, berikut adalah senarai penuh tayangan di saluran Astro Warna & Warna HD sepanjang tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) ini.


Telemovie , Isnin sehingga Khamis, 9 mlm
Isnin, 30 Mac 2020: Rombongan Cik Kiah Ke Kelana
▪       Selasa, 31 Mac 2020: I Heart You Cik Yah
Rabu, 1 April 2020: Kiah Pi Jepun
Khamis, 2 April 2020: Kiah Beraya Solo


Drama Siri, Isnin sehingga Ahad, 1tghari – 3ptg (4 episod berturut-turut)

Isnin, 30 Mac – 2 April 2020: Kiah Pekasam


Selain itu, pelanggan Astro boleh menikmati akses menonton drama dan telemovie tersebut di On Demand. Ikuti 3 langkah mudah ini:

1) Tekan Home, pergi ke Tetapan.
2) Pilih Rangkaian & tekan Wi-Fi.
3) Masukkan kata laluan Wi-Fi dan kini anda bersedia untuk menyaksikan on demand.


Dengan palbagai konten menarik yang disediakan, diharapkan rakyat Malaysia amnya dapat duduk dirumah sekali gus membantu kerajaan untuk menangani wabak Covid-19 dengan lebih berkesan. Kekal Selamat, Kekal Di Rumah dan Kekal menonton saluran-saluran menarik hanya di Astro.

Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila layari www.watchod.com. Utamakan keluarga dan semoga terhibur bersama kami di rumah. #StayHome #DudukRumah #KekalTenang


[KREDIT: Astro]

29 Mac 2020

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VIU, a leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service from PCCW Media Group with more than 41 million monthly active users (MAU), further deepens its partnership today with Thai entertainment giant GMM Grammy to offer top-notch One31 Channel and GMM25 content on its platform to the region.

With the partnership, Viu offers near real-time simulcast – within two hours – of One31 Channel’s content in Thailand, giving Thai Viu’ers more choice about when and how they may watch their favourite shows. 

The same content will be available to all Viu’ers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Singapore, with local language subtitles in bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese and English, soon after the initial broadcast in Thailand. 

The partnership brings over 300 hours of near real-time simulcast content from One31 Channel to these markets, with a significant 812 hours’ worth of library content to Thailand.

Furthermore, 290 hours of GMM25 content will now also be available to all Malaysia and Indonesia Viu’ers, complete with English and Bahasa Indonesia subtitles respectively.

Into its third year, the collaboration has been extended to enable Viu to not only exclusively serve up near real-time simulcast of One31 Channel and provide fresh GMM25 content, but also allows Viu Premium users to download the content to watch at their leisure. 

Highly-anticipated titles include One31 Channel’s Crowns of Grass (March, 2020), The Passbook (March, 2020), the Venom’s Tale (February 2020) and GMM25”s The Mistress, Love Revenge, Club Friday the Series 11.

Ms. Virginia Lim, Chief Content Officer, Viu said, 

“After our success with Korean content across the region, we see Thai content as the next regional content wave in Southeast Asia. With the GMM partnership, we are glad to provide another popular genre of quality content on our strong platform which serves millions of digital audiences across the region.  
Our video minutes have grown in billions over the years and this is a testimony of our content in deepening Viu’ers engagement. We will continue to bring the best entertainment to our platform.”

Mr. Takonkiet Viravan, Chief Executive Officer of One31 Channel, said, 

“We are very happy to have Viu as a partner. Combining the strengths of Channel ONE31’s prominent Thai dramas and Viu’s international online platform, we will bring both of our audiences together and expand our audience base. As technology continues to advance, there are so many possibilities for our communities to grow and it is our pleasure to grow together with Viu.”

Mr. Sataporn Panichraksapong, Chief Executive Officer of GMM25, said, 

“GMM25 and Viu have been partners for three years, ever since Viu’s entry into the Thai market. GMM25 series, The Mistress, Love Revenge and Club Friday the Series proved popular on Viu Thailand platform. From now on, Viu-GMM25 partnership will expand further as Viu will bring Viu Thailand’s content to viewers in Malaysia and Indonesia. The collaboration will increase the audience base of Thai content in overseas markets.”

[CREDIT: VIU]

28 Mac 2020

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WHOOSAH! Ini bukan silap mata; ini bukan fantasi. Ini adalah satu lagi lagu hebat SonaOne. Hari ini penyanyi rap serta penerbit yang sudah merangkul banyak anugerah ini memperkenalkan karya pertamanya di bawah naungan Def Jam South East Asia (Def Jam SEA), sebuah lagu rancak dengan tiga bahasa berjudul, Bomba, dan ia tampil bersama video muzik arahan Denhouse Co.

Karya hasil nukilannya sendiri ini terus memperjuangkan kejayaan yang pernah beliau paparkan tahun lalu lewat album bertajuk DETAIL yang menampilkan kolaborasi bersama rakan seperjuangan, Alif sehingga berjaya meraih 10.8 juta putaran di Spotify sahaja, dan menjadikannya artis dengan putaran lagu keempat tertinggi di Malaysia untuk tahun 2019. 

Menampilkan perbezaan di antara penerbitan pop berkelas tinggi dan hasil hip-hop yang lebih unik, SonaOne sekali lagi mengukuhkan peringatan buat semua tentang mengapa beliau terus tersohor dalam arena hip-hop serantau. 

Sambil melaungkan bait-bait Bomba, “At least when I flex, it ain’t lies” – menunjukkan bahawa setiap kejayaan yang diraihnya adalah kenytaan dan bukan khabar angin semata.



“Ia karya yang menyeronokkan, ceria dan ada tiga bahasa; Ia memang saya”, kata SonaOne tentang lagu tersebut, sambil menekankan bahawa kekuatan lagunya adalah pada dinamik gabungan muzik serta bahasa. 

Terdapat aliran lirik puitis serta baris-baris yang kerap diucap dalam Bahasa Inggeris, Melayu serta Perancis yang disampaikan dengan selingan bernuansa pop, R&B dan bunyian rap. Berteraskan sedikit unsur muzik kelab malam, ia mampu menonjol dan menjemput pendengar untuk sama-sama menikmatinya.

Bomba merupakan keluaran pertama dari album SonaOne yang bakal muncul  berjudul Freestyle Play. Album itu menjanjikan pendengar halwa telinga berkualiti : “Dari sudut sonik atau bunyi saya ingin pendengar merasai apa yang saya rasakan kala berada di studio semasa proses rakaman: Suatu situasi di mana dunia hanya terbatas dengan imaginasi”.

Bomba merupakan intaian ke era yang baru, langkah pertama ke aras seterusnya. Kini pertemuan di antara pop dan hip-hop merupakan suatu kebiasaan dalam dunia muzik. Namun SonaOne tidak pernah berpuas hati dalam berkarya. Bersedialah untuk satu dunia baru. Andai terhidu api lekas hubungi “Bom-Bomba”.

Bomba kini boleh didapati di semua platform digital.

27 Mac 2020

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ONE of Malaysia’s leading ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee brands, WONDA Coffee, is bringing the first ever concert from home featuring some of Malaysia’s hottest singers who will be performing LIVE from their very own home. 

This marks Malaysia’s first ever concert-from-home, keeping everyone entertained for seven days straight during the Movement Control Order (MCO) to fight boredom. With the Konsert #WONDADiRumah, WONDA Coffee is encouraging everyone to continue staying at home, stay entertained and more importantly keeping everyone safe.

Konsert #WONDADiRumah will be featuring different Malaysian artists every day, with each session lasting up to 30 minutes on Astro Ria or ERA IG TV at 6.30pm from 25 March to 31 March. The sensational and melodious artists will take the stage daily to sing their famous songs featuring Aizat Amdan, Noh Salleh, Syamel, Zizi Kirana, Haqiem Rusli, Akim and Stacy.

“We are truly thankful for the seamless cooperation between all parties, including Astro, performing artists and partners, to make Konsert #WONDADiRumah happen in just a few days. 
As we go through some trying and challenging days, we believe it is our responsibility to explore ways to encourage more people to stay at home while providing light entertainment for our consumers,” said Santharuban T. Sundaram, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Alternate Business from Etika.



The entertaining first-of-its-kind concerts are not the only treat. Etika will also be rewarding Malaysians for their stay-at-home efforts. WONDA Coffee will be running daily challenges – Cabaran #WONDADiRumah based on the theme of the day where Malaysians can be in the running to win e-vouchers worth RM14,000! 

Daily challenges announcement will be made every morning at ERA Instagram or on-air, and consumers to upload their submission (video or photo) by tagging @era.je with hashtag #WONDADiRumah. 

Throughout the campaign, there will be 4 winners a day who will walk away with RM500 Shopee e-voucher to be utilized at the Etika Flagship Store –  this new online retail channel is made possible through Etika’s partnership with Shopee and it provides consumers an easy, convenient way to shop for their favourite drinks without needing to leave their homes. 

Etika wants to help ensure that Malaysians can continue to enjoy their favourite drinks, such as Goodday Milk, WONDA Coffee, Pepsi, Tropicana Twister and others, even when they are home.


Fill your tummy and ears at once

With the current situation, Etika would like to minimize the amount of travel Malaysians need to do to get essentials and food. Therefore, panic buying is not required, and it is recommended to purchase via online to minimize the risk of contracting the virus. 

If consumers are hungry, Etika is bringing special promotions with myNEWS, Domino’s Pizza and Shopee where orders will be delivered right at their doorsteps.

Malaysians are able to order special deals of delicious Maru Bento from myNEWS with WONDA Booster or Tropicana Twister via Grab Mart, which they may check out from the Grab app or www.mynewsdash.my from 25 to 31 March 2020.

With Domino’s Pizza, starting from 25 March to 19 April 2020, Malaysians are able to enjoy 50% off on Pepsi 1.5L with every purchase of Buy 1 Free 2 Domino’s pizza and experience Domino’s “Zero Contact Delivery”. Use the ‘ZERO1’ code at www.dominos.com.my or Domino’s Pizza Malaysia app. 

Meanwhile, Malaysians will be able to purchase WONDA 3-in-1 Premium Coffee available in Kopi Tarik, Original and Mocha variants anytime from Shopee and have these packs of coffee to be delivered to their doorsteps by ordering at shopee.com.my/etika.os.

 “We would like to continue to positively motivate and encourage everyone for their effort throughout this MCO period. We believe that in working together, we can overcome this period of hardship. 
At Etika, we hope to be able to serve Malaysians better in the future, bringing everyone more fun and entertainment, while also, more importantly, keeping safety our utmost priority,” added Santharuban.

Remember to stay home, stay safe and don’t miss out on the Konsert #WONDADiRumah starting from 25 March till end of the month!


[CREDIT: Wonda Coffee]


[KREDIT: Wonda Coffee]
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DEMI menyahut saranan kerajaan yang menyeru rakyat untuk sentiasa menjaga kesihatan dan kebersihan, siri animasi popular kanak-kanak, Didi & Friends, tampil dengan lagu dan muzik video ‘Jom Lawan Coronavirus’ yang mengajar orang ramai langkah-langkah mudah bagi mencegah jangkitan virus COVID-19!

Lagu berdurasi 2 minit itu menyaksikan Didi, Nana dan Jojo serta rakan-rakan lain menari sambil menyanyi tentang pentingnya menjaga kebersihan dalam memerangi virus dan bakteria merbahaya. 

Lirik lagu yang catchy itu menyatakan tiga langkah mudah mengelak pandemik COVID-19: 1) cuci tangan, 2) memakai topeng muka ketika sakit, dan 3) tidak menyentuh muka. 

Lagu istimewa ini ditulis dan diterbitkan oleh Digital Durian bersama komposer terkenal, Omar K. Muzik videonya pula boleh disaksikan melalui pautan ini. Lagu ini juga boleh dinikmati dalam versi Bahasa Inggeris bertajuk ‘Fight Coronavirus’ di pautan ini!

Siri edutainment Didi & Friends merupakan hasil produksi bersama Astro dan Digital Durian. Didi & Friends bersiaran secara esklusif di Astro Ceria dan Ceria HD, dan mempunyai 3.52 juta pengikut dan lebih 2.5 bilion jumlah tontonan di saluran YouTube mereka.



[KREDIT: Astro]

25 Mac 2020

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KENNY ROGERS iconic country singer and founder of the Kenny Rogers ROASTERS chain of restaurants has passed away peacefully from natural causes recently, surrounded by his family. 


The famed Country and Western singer Kenny Rogers, rose to greater heights in the 1980s; becoming a pop-music crossover star with hits like ‘Lady’ with Lionel Richie and ‘Islands in the Stream’ with Dolly Parton. These legendary tunes can still be heard on Malaysian airwaves today. 

The husky-voiced singer, who was a man of many talents famously said, 

“People know I like to sing. What they don't know is I like to cook or better yet, enjoy good food.” 

Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR) was originally set up by, Kenny Rogers, and former Governor of the state of Kentucky, John Y Brown Jr. Seeing an opportunity to provide healthy and delicious food in a restaurant environment, Kenny Rogers ROASTERS opened its first restaurant in Coral Spring, Florida in 1991.

“Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Kenny Rogers, our beloved founder. We at KRR are honoured to be part of his legacy. We celebrate his life by continuing to do what we do best; serving up delicious meals and experience that KRR is known for in Malaysia and beyond,” said Kennie Thong, Senior Marketing Manager of Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd. 

KRR took Malaysia by storm when it first opened in Kuala Lumpur, back in 1994. The restaurant’s mid-casual dining concept featuring its irresistible and succulent rotisserie roasted chicken, complemented by a wide variety of hot and cold side dishes. 

This is made up home-made muffins, vegetable salads, pasta, soups, desserts and beverages served in a friendly and comfortable environment. This proves to be a winning recipe with Malaysians who enjoy its sumptuous food and wholesome experience. 

“Today, KRR’s brand positioning of being “Deliciously Healthy” resonates with our guests who are looking for a meal that is both healthy and delicious, plus a great dining experience on top of that,” added Thong. 

KRR as a brand has kept up with the trend to diversify its food offerings to suit the modern Malaysian palate. This includes a variety of seasonal flavours such as the recent Seoul Sedap Chikin, Garlic Butter Chicken, Creamy i-Yam meal and many more.  

24 Mac 2020

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NETFLIX continues to build on the best-in-class Korean stories across all genres from reality shows, crime, sci-fi, horror to the classic romantic dramas we all know and love. 

“From K-pop and K-food, to K-zombie and K-content, we’ve seen how much people in different parts of the world love Korean cultures and stories. So we’re excited to announce these new best in class Korean stories for our members,” said Minyoung Kim, Vice President of Korean Content at Netflix.  
“It’s amazing to see how these Korea films and TV resonate with audiences around the world - from Korea to Southeast Asia and the Americas. By making it easy for people to watch films and shows from other countries, we can help them build empathy and develop a shared understanding of the world”. 

In 2019, Crash Landing on You, a romance story about a couple from the two Koreas showed the popularity of K-content making the top 10 list in the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. 

This year we’ll have even more best in class K-stories with ‘Kingdom’, which returned with its second season on March 13th. The K-zombie series has again become one of the Top 10 titles in almost every Asian country, and millions of people globally have already chosen to watch its second season - including many people who’ve never tried a show like this before. 

And that is just the beginning:


What’s New on Netflix 



Rugal
Avail from 28 March 2020

Kang Gi-beom, a promising police detective in the violent crimes unit, is suspected of murdering his own wife. His eyes were slashed with a razor after witnessing the murder of his wife at the hands of the terrorist group ARGOS. Just when he thinks he has lost everything, he is approached by Choi Geun-cheol, Chief Executive Director of Rugal - a specialised organisation dedicated to the sole purpose of eradicating ARGOS. 

Choi requests that Gi-beom receives an artificial eye transplant and joins Rugal. After miraculously surviving the risky transplant operation, Gi-beom is born again as a human weapon. He begins to take revenge on ARGOS for everything they have done to him. Rugal stars Choi Jin-hyuk and Park Sung-woong. 



Time to Hunt
Avail from April 10 2020

In a hopeless dystopian city, Jun-seok is released from prison and plans his next step in life in order to start anew with his friends Jang-ho,Ki-hoon and Sang-soo. But their excitement for the plan is short-lived as an unknown man chases after them. Can these best friends get away from the hunt? 

Time to Hunt stars Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jeong-min and Park Hae-soo.



Extracurricular
Avail from 29 April 2020

Extracurricular is a story of a group of high school students who have chosen a life of crime to earn money, and those who are threatened by extreme risk as a result. Oh Jisoo ends up committing a serious crime because of his determination to make college tuition money on his own, by any means. 

Seo Minhee gets caught up in Jisoo’s crime, while Jisoo’s schoolmate Bae Gyuri also becomes involved in the same crime. Their bad choices come with irreversible consequences. There is no more turning back. A life of crime and violence awaits them. Extracurricular stars Kim Dong-hee, Jung Da-bin and Park Joo-hyun.



The King: Eternal Monarch
Avail from April 2020. 

The King: Eternal Monarch is a romantic fantasy drama that takes the genre to a whole new level. The series revolves around relationships of the people from two parallel universes. King Lee Gon seeks to seal the gateway between dimensions, while Jung Tae-eul, a police inspector, simply wants to protect other’s lives and their loves. 

The King: Eternal Monarch is written by Kim Eun-suk (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Mr. Sunshine, Descendants of the Sun), and directed by Baek Sang-hun (Secret, Who Are You: School 2015 and Descendants of the Sun) and Jeong Ji-hyeon (Search: WWW). The King: Eternal Monarch stars Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam and Jung Eun-chae. 




It's Okay to Not Be Okay
Avail from June 2020

It's Okay to Not Be Okay is about an unusual romance between two people who end up healing each other’s emotional and psychological wounds. Moon Gang-tae, played by Kim Soo-hyun (My Love from the Star, The Moon Embracing the Sun), is a caretaker working at a psychiatric ward who does not even bother to believe in love. 

He seems to be carrying all the weight and pain in life, and devotes himself only to looking after his disabled older brother. Go Moon-young, played by Seo Ye-ji (Save Me, Lawless Lawyer), is a children’s book writer who is clueless about love. She is popular among all age groups, yet very antisocial and indifferent to others.


What’s In Production



Twogether
Currently in production 

Lee Seung-gi and Jasper Liu, two celebrities from Seoul and Taipei respectively, set out on a roadtrip to several cities in Asia to meet their fans and become friends.


The School Nurse Files
Currently in production. 

Starring Jung Yu-mi and Nam Joo-hyuk, The School Nurse Files tells the story of a newly appointed high school nurse who discovers the secrets and mysteries of her supernatural ability to chase ghosts.


Sweet Home
Currently in production. 

Hyun-soo, a reclusive high school student, moves into an old apartment complex called Green Home after the tragic death of his entire family. Feeling hopeless to make a living on his own, he realized Green Home residents, including himself, are trapped and surrounded by monsters in various forms of distorted human desires, which are about to sweep away mankind. The cast of Sweet Home includes Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook and Lee Si-young.


Now Streaming on Netflix 

Itaewon Class
Now streaming.

Park Seo-jun plays Park Saeroyi in Itaewon Class, a personality who bends to no one. He is determined to live his life, getting everything he set his eyes on. Jo Yi-seo (Kim Da-mi) is a sociopath with an IQ of 162. Her goal in life is already crystal clear until she met her complete opposite Saeroyi. 

A group of youths, held together by their mutual stubbornness and bravado, start a “cool” revolt against an irrational world. Their story unfolds in Itaewon, a small neighborhood centered around a single street that seems to be a compact version of the entire world. 




Hyena, now streaming
New episodes every  Saturday and Sunday.

Jung Geum-ja is like a weed. A twisted thing in this garden of lawyers. She will use every last sexy trick in the book to make money, no matter how evil the means can be. Yoon Hee-jae was born into the elites. He's a world-class lawyer with an ego to match. He is an orchid in full bloom. These two could not be more different, but they transform into hyenas at the service of their upper-class clients. Hyena stars Kim Hye-soo and Ju Ji-hoon. 



Hi Bye, Mama!, 
Now streaming, new episodes every  Saturday and Sunday.

Cha Yu-ri has been a ghost since she died 5 years ago. She left behind her husband Cho Gang-hwa and their child. To become a human again, Cha Yu-ri carries out a reincarnation project for 49 days. Cho Gang-hwa works as a chest surgeon. He got remarried after his wife passed away. Now his ex-wife Cha Yu-ri reappears in front of him, and he’s shocked and clueless. Hi Bye, Mama! stars Kim Tae-hee and Lee Kyu-hyung. 


 


Hospital Playlist
Now streaming, new episodes every Friday.

Hospital Playlist stars Cho Jung-seok, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-Myeung, and Jeon Mi-do, five friends who have stayed close with each other since they attended medical school together 20 years ago. 

They can practically read each other's mind just by looking into their eyes. The day-to-day lives of the people living, dying and just passing through the hospital where they all work is a microcosm of the world beyond. 

Song-hwa, the de-facto spiritual leader of the quintet. Seok-hyeong is a reclusive loner while Ik-jun is a self-described 'inside operator' who has excelled academically as well as socially. Jun-wan is an outstanding surgeon but is a miserable person. Jeong-won is always polite and caring at work, but in private he is a rather edgy character.




Kingdom S2
Now streaming

After the outbreak of a mysterious plague turns Joseon into chaos, the Cho family’s evil plot to take over the kingdom grows even stronger. In a desperate attempt to save the people from the attacks, the crown prince engages in a blood battle to fight the living and stop the dead. Join Ju-Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong and Bae Doona, to find out if they’re blood will spill this season.  


 

My Holo Love
Now streaming 

Yoon Hyun-min plays Holo, a state-of-the-art holographic AI, that can only be seen through special glasses, who is the perfect companion - intelligent, kind, and fully customizable. He also has the same appearance as his genius but prickly creator, Nando. 

While trying to avoid being captured by the wrong hands, Holo slips the glasses to So-yeon, a kind but aloof career woman. We follow So-yeon, played by Ko Sung-hee, as she gets to know the ‘perfect’ Holo and the prickly Nando.


[CREDIT: Netflix]

23 Mac 2020

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IN SUPPORTING the Movement Control Order (MCO) that has been implemented across the country, Tune Talk has launched a special offer named Stay Home #MalaysiaBersama for Tune Talkers to stay connected at home. 

This one-time offer encourages subscribers by giving subscribers 20% extra credit when they top up via Tune Talk App or Web now till 31st March 2020. It is also another approach to let subscribers choose how they want to connect at home, either for data, voice or SMS, depending on their needs at an affordable rate.

Ameen Amaendran, Tune Talk CEO, stated, 

“Thank you to all our subscribers that have been loyal with us since day one. As your trusted telco, we want each and every one of you to be able to stay connected at home at all times. We appreciate your utmost support and I hope we can continue to get through this difficult time together.”

Ultimately, we are also aware that various subscribers utilize their airtime credit differently. Some may want to splurge on data for the latest news and others may want to keep in touch with their loved ones by calling or chatting endlessly. 

Thus, with the Stay Home offer, there is no restriction on how they utilise the 20% extra credit airtime. We give our subscribers the freedom and the rights to choose, because they are our priority. 

Stay safe and protect your loved ones by staying vigilant. For more information on our Stay Home offer, kindly check out our social media platforms or visit www.tunetalk.com


[CREDIT: TuneTalk]

22 Mac 2020

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SELAKU peneraju kandungan utama yang sedia berkhidmat, Astro menerusi saluran Astro Ria terus komited dalam membawakan variasi program hiburan berkualiti tinggi untuk dimanfaatkan oleh seluruh rakyat Malaysia sepanjang tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) bagi membendung penularan pandemik COVID-19 yang sedang dilaksanakan pada ketika ini. 

Demi menyahut saranan kerajaan yang menyeru rakyat untuk mematuhi arahan PKP tersebut dengan duduk di rumah, Astro Ria dengan berbesar hati membawakan koleksi karya filem tempatan pecah panggung dan terhebat khusus untuk menghiburkan para pelanggan yang setia menyokong selama ini.

Bermula 23 Mac hingga 2 April 2020, barisan filem tempatan menarik bakal mengisi slot khas jam 10.00 malam secara eksklusif di saluran Astro Ria (104) dan Ria HD (123). Untuk pilihan yang lebih fleksibel, kesemua filem tersebut turut boleh distrim menerusi aplikasi Astro GO dan on demand.

Sempena musim cuti sekolah ini juga, Astro Ria turut memberi bonus dengan membawakan filem animasi tempatan terlaris yang berjaya melakar sejarah tahun lalu, ‘Boboiboy Movie 2’ (BBBM2) pada hari Jumaat, 27 Mac ini jam 9.00 malam. 

Filem animasi ‘BBBM2’ ini juga akan turut disiarkan secara serentak di lima buah saluran iaitu Astro Ria (104), Ria HD (123), Astro Ceria (611), Ceria HD (631) dan termasuklah siaran dalam format resolusi kualiti 4K UHD di saluran 780.




Berikut adalah senarai penuh koleksi filem tempatan yang bakal ditayangkan di saluran Astro Ria dan Ria HD sepanjang tempoh PKP ini:

Isnin, 23 Mac 2020 | Misteri Dilaila
Selasa, 24 Mac 2020 | Kami Histeria
Rabu, 25 Mac 2020 | Penanggal
Khamis, 26 Mac 2020 | Dukun
Jumaat, 27 Mac 2020 | Boboiboy The Movie 2
Isnin, 30 Mac 2020 | Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia
Selasa, 31 Mac 2020 | Ombak Rindu
Rabu, 1 April 2020 | Suamiku Encik Perfect 10!
Khamis, 2 April 2020 | Kimchi Untuk Awak




Bagi memberi lebih pilihan tambah nilai, para pelanggan juga boleh menikmati akses penuh kesemua koleksi filem tempatan pelbagai genre pada bila-bila masa menerusi aplikasi Astro GO dan perkhidmatan on demand tanpa sebarang caj tambahan. 

Antara filem-filem  menarik yang tersenarai termasuklah Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia, Polis Evo, The Journey, Ola Bola, You Mean The World To Me (Hai Ki Sin Lor), Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah, Bikers Kental, Penanggal, Suamiku, Encik Perfect 10!, Kimchi Untuk Awak, Abang Long Fadil 2, Tombiruo, Busker, Ombak Rindu dan KL Menjerit.

Diikuti Man Laksa, Zombi Kampung Pisang, Lagenda Budak Setan, Lagenda Budak Setan 2, Cun, Spicy Killers (Claypot Curry Killers), Kami Histeria, Dukun, Misteri Dilaila V1 & V2, Boboiboy Movie 2 serta banyak lagi.


[KREDIT: Astro]

21 Mac 2020

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STAYING true to its promise of providing the latest and freshest Asian content, leading pan regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service, Viu, is continuing to grow their library of Asian content. 

To coincide with the 2020 leap year, Viu has added romantic Cantonese drama series, Leap Day, as part of their Cantonese content offering. Starting from today, fans of the show can binge watch all episodes of the series! 

Produced by PCCW, the show features a talented line up! The lead cast is made up of Miss Hong Kong 2014 Finalist, Sofiee Ng, alongside Chui Tien You, who has not only debuted in the Southeast Asian film scene but also made a debut in Hollywood as well as the Hong Kong Film Critics Society’s Best Actor, Terrance Lau. Combining elements of time travel and love which is a hit theme amongst the youth, this romantic series was filmed in Hokkaido, Japan last December. 

The 10 episode romantic series tells the story of a girl, Yeesa (played by Sofiee Ng) who is celebrating her birthday in Hong Kong on February 28, 2017. At 11:59 pm, she travels to Hokkaido and the future where she meets two men whose fates are intertwined with hers. Ryan (played by Chui Tien You) and Yu Kachung (played byTerrance Lau), two men from Hong Kong, insist that they know her and a series of mysterious events follows after.

All 10 episodes of Leap Day are now available on Viu. Watch this romantic series across various Viu platforms including mobile app, mobile browser, desktop, Android TV and selected LG TVs. Available with English subtitles, Viu-ers from all over can enjoy Leap Day! 

Watch the first episode of Leap Day for free and subscribe to Viu now for just a low fee of RM10 a month and you can enjoy the rest of the episodes, anywhere, anytime! You'll never miss another moment from your favorite show!

Happy Viu-ing!


[CREDIT: Viu]

20 Mac 2020

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UNITED Studios mengumumkan secara rasmi hari ini bahawa filem terbaharu edaran mereka iaitu Syif Malam Raya bakal ditayangkan di pawagam seluruh negara pada bulan Syawal yang akan datang. 

Promosi filem bergenre komedi seram ini telah dimulakan sejak seminggu yang lalu melalui platform digital dengan memperkenalkan poster rasmi dan poster watak-watak yang terbabit dalam filem tersebut. Malam tadi treler rasmi filem Syif Malam Raya pula telah dilancarkan di saluran YouTube United Studios. 

Tidak sampai 12 jam ditayangkan kepada umum, video berdurasi 95 saat itu telahpun mencapai jumlah tonton lebih 60,000 kali dengan hampir 5,000 sokongan butang ‘like’. Tekan link berikut untuk menonton treler rasmi filem Syif Malam Raya: https://youtu.be/meFL45yojvk

Filem Syif Malam Raya adalah filem terbitan Ray Theme Sdn. Bhd. mengisahkan tentang empat orang rakan yang mengalami kejadian aneh ketika mereka dalam perjalanan pulang ke kampung pada malam raya. 

Keadaan menjadi kecoh setibanya mereka di sebuah kampung yang gempar dengan kemunculan ‘pocong’. 

Diterajui dua orang ahli kumpulan Zero, iaitu Atu dan Sharif, filem Syif Malam Raya turut dibarisi pelakon wanita popular antaranya Reen Rahim, Nadia Brian dan Lia Natalia serta penampilan sulung tiga orang Youtuber terkenal, iaitu Yoe Parey, Syahmi Sazly dan Asif Suhaimi yang pertama kali diberi peluang beraksi di layar perak. 

Turut ditampilkan dalam filem ini adalah Saiful Zero dan pelawak-pelawak hebat tanahair iaitu Saiful Apek, Azlee Senario, dan Ropie yang pastinya akan mencuit hati penonton-penonton. 

Biarpun baharu sahaja menamatkan penggambaran yang bermula sejak bulan Februari yang lalu, filem Syif Malam Raya sudahpun berada di peringkat akhir proses pasca produksi dan kini menanti pengesahan tarikh tayangan daripada pihak Wajib Tayang. 

19 Mac 2020

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ABOUT J-SYLE TRIP

Release Schedule:
Weekly on Saturday, Starting from March 21, 2020
Fixture Cast:
Jay Chou, Funky Tu, Norman Chen, and Will Tsai
J-Style Guests:
Jam Hsiao, JJ Lin, Blackie Chen, Nicholas Tse,  Yohji Yamamoto, Cyril Takayama, Ryota Katayose, Darren Chou from the Drifters, Chien-chang Sung from Nan Quan Mama (more guests to be announced prior to release)
Destinations:
The Gold Coast , Innsbruck, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Shenzhen, Taipei, and Vienna
Production Company: Star Plus (Group) Ltd.





[CREDIT: Netflix]
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WITH the recent implementation of the Movement Restriction Order, a lot of us will now have to get creative with how we spend time at home and still be entertained, inspired and connected! 

The thought of being cooped up at home may sound like paradise for some, but may be a foreign concept to others. We’re here to show you how you can enjoy your time while responsibly practicing social distancing!

Over the next 2 weeks, you’re going to be spending at least 330 hours at home and with Viu’s library of over  17, 000 hours of content, we’ve got you covered! Yes, we have content from South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand and even local Malaysian content! We’ve put together a list of the top shows that's sure to get you glued to your seats - and you’ll enjoy every minute of it!

 


EMPRESS KI (2013)

The romantic Korean drama follows the tale of Gi Seungnyang (Ha Ji-Won), a Goryeo-born woman who marries Toghon Temür (Ji Chang-Wook) and rises in power to become an empress of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, instead of her first love, Wang Yu (Joo Jin-Mo).




ASSALAMUALAIKUM CALON IMAM (2019)

An Indonesian Viu Original series starring Miller Khan (Foxtrot Six, 2019) and Mentari De Marelle (Siap Gan!, 2018), and directed by Indra Gunawan (Dear Nathan, 2017), Assalamualaikum Calon Imam is an emotional roller coaster of a romantic drama with sentimental and light comedic moments sprinkled throughout. 

The series is adapted from the eponymous 2017 story by Ima Madaniah, which was read by over 3.7 million people and was one of the Top 12 fiction titles in Indonesia that year. The same story was also made into a popular novel with same title and film (also starring Khan), and now - with today’s announcement - a premium series.

Nafisya (20) aka “Fisya” (played by Mentari De Marelle) is a strong, modern Muslim girl who, troubled by her parents’ divorce, has a difficult time with the notion of ‘marriage’. Her heart is further broken when her best friend, who she is secretly in love with, declares his intention to propose to her older sister. 

Fisya meets Alif (played by Miller Khan), the handsome but aloof new substitute teacher on campus. Alif seems to go out of his way to make life difficult for Fisya, when in fact the tomboyish and independent young girl has started to steal his heart.



PARASITE (2019)

Critically lauded, Parasite is the first non-English film and first South Korean film to be awarded Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. Parasite also bagged the awards for International Feature Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. The Korean dark comedy thriller features a star-studded cast such as Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam.

Revolving around the disparity between social classes, Parasite gives audiences a closer look at the issues faced by each social class and how communities of the lower class race to ascend above the social class chain. The movie begins with a teenager, Kim Ki-woo (played by Choi Woo-shik) who forges a university degree in order to get hired as a tutor for the Parks’ wealthy daughter, Da Hae (played by Jung Ziso). Soon after, the Kims create elaborate new identities and infiltrate the Parks’ household. 



BLACK (2019)

Latest Malaysian Viu Original series, Black, is an adaptation of the renowned CJ E&M Korean format of the same name, that was localized by incorporating Malay mythology. In the original Korean series, Black is a fantasy thriller romance drama that follows a grim reaper who enters the world of mortals and finds himself falling in love with a woman who can foresee death. 

Viu’s Malaysian adaptation replaces the concept of grim reaper with Bunian (a supernatural being from another dimension in Malay folklore) and sets Black (played by Kamal Adli) off on a mission to track down his fugitive partner in the human world. Breaking a cardinal rule of his people, Black inhabits the body of Malik, a deceased police officer (also played by Adli) and assumes his identity in order to facilitate his investigation. 

Despite detesting humans for their “primitive ways”, Black becomes entangled with Sofia (played by Siti Saleha), a woman whose ability to foresee death is key to his mission. Much to his chagrin, he finds himself falling for her – another cardinal sin. Along the way, they become embroiled in a 20-year-old unsolved murder case that leads back to their shared past.




EXTRA ORDINARY (2019)

Extra-Ordinary You follows the story of Eun Dan-O (Kim Hye-Yoon) who is a student at a prestigious high school. Her family is wealthy, but Eun Dan-O has a heart disease. Her fiance Baek Kyung (Lee Jae-Wook) attends the same prestigious high school. 

She likes him a lot, but he does not like her at all. Suddenly, Eun Dan-O has short-term memory loss and she can see what will happen in the near future. She gets confused by her symptoms. Then, Jinmiche, from the school cafeteria, tells Eun Dan-O that she is a character in the comic "Secret" like everybody else there. 

Eun Dan-O learns that her character is not even a main character, but rather an extra and she doesn't have much time to live. Eun Dan-O is stunned, but she decides she wants to find her own true first love and not someone written by the comic writer. One day, she falls down the school stairs. 

She feels her back touch the back of another student, among a group of male students. Her heart suddenly starts to flutter. Eun Dan-O wants to find the male student who made her heart flutter. She eventually finds the student (Ro Woon) and he is her classmate. He is a character that doesn't have a name. They get close and Eun Dan-O names him "Ha-Roo."



WHAT'S WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM (2018)

 A 2018 South Korean drama series starring Park Seo-joon and Park Min-young, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is based on the novel of the same title by Jung Kyung-yoon which was first published in 2013.

The plot follows the story of Kim Mi So (Park Min Young), a diligent woman who finally conquers her financial struggles and decides to quit her job as a secretary. She's been working straight after high school to help her dad with his debts and her older sisters with their student loans. 

For nine years, she served as the secretary of the vice chairman of a merger-acquisition corporation, Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon). Misunderstandings arise when Mi So announced her resignation as her boss is unable to fathom why she'd want to resign. What happens when an egotistical CEO (Park Seo-Joon) falls for his secretary (Park Min-Young)?

All of these shows and more are available across all of Viu’s platforms which include mobile app, mobile browser, desktop, Android TV and selected LG TVs. Also available in various subtitles such as English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and simplified Chinese, every Viu-er can enjoy the plethora of content available! Subscribe to Viu now for just a low fee of RM10 a month and you can enjoy all the shows and movies you like anywhere, anytime. 



[CREDIT: Viu]