BBC Player app exclusively for all unifi broadband customers in Malaysia

September 17, 2018

I have a good news to all unifi broadband customers in Malaysia!
BBC Studios and unifi TV announced the expansion of the BBC Player service, enabling all unifi and pre-unifi (Streamyx) customers to enjoy the best of British documentaries, dramas, comedies, lifestyle and preschool programmes via streaming and downloading of the content to their devices.

Previously, BBC Player only available to subscribers of unifi TV’s Ultimate pack. From now on, it will be available to more than two million unifi subscribers for FREE for 30 days. 

BBC Player is an authenticated multi-genre subscription video on demand service operated BBC Studios and offer curated content from BBC global brands including BBC Earth, BBC Fist, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies. The BBC brand is synonymous with quality and trust, unifi TV are happy to be collaborating with BBC to meet the diverse needs from our customers by providing a compelling suite of BBC channels as well as access to top rated British content via BBC Player.
You'll be delighted to hear that most-watched dramas like Victoria, award-winning lifestyle programmes like The Great British Bake-Off, our blue-chip natural history programmes like Blue Planet II, and the ever popular irreverent Top Gear.
On the side note, the first BBC Earth original commission in South East Asia – “Got Science?” launched on BBC Earth and BBC Player also. It is an entertaining science magazine show hosted by Harith Iskander, the godfather of Stand-Up Comedy in Malaysia and winner of Laugh Factory’s ‘Funniest Person in the World 2016’. 
Got Science? explores and explains the science of everyday life, using reason, logic, rationale, and science. The eight episode series will explore themes of food, health, fitness, sports, anatomy and technology. Fast-paced and packed with information, Harith threads these stories together in his inimitable light, tongue-in-cheek style through his running commentary and funny one-liners. Popular myths like consuming durians and alcohol will kill you, and MSG is bad for you are just some topics covered in the new series. 
(from left) Emily Wee, Vice President, unifi Content (Product); Harith Iskander; and Ryan Shiotani, Vice President, Content, Asia, BBC Studios at the media event to launch BBC Got Science? and the expansion of the BBC Player service to two million more unifi broadband subscribers in Malaysia.

Got Science? will premiere on BBC Earth (channel 501) on Tuesday, 11 September at 8.05pm, and will be available on BBC Player at the same time. 

Other award-winning and premium shows that are available on BBC Player include: 
Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure 
Follows Irish food writer, photographer and television presenter Donal Skehan as he discovers the flavours and secrets of Asian baking, with stops in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia.  
Patrick Melrose
The Emmy-award nominated drama, based on the semi-autobiographical novel series from Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is the study of a wealthy, damaged man.
MasterChef UK (series 14) 
The world’s most successful food format, MasterChef sets out to find the UK’s best amateur cook. A cook whose talent and passion could transform their life. I think Malaysians won't forget about the case of chicken rendang was deemed “not crispy”, it is on Series 14!
Blue Planet II 
Seven-part award-winning landmark series from the multi-award winning BBC Studios Natural History Unit, was the UK’s most-viewed television show of 2017 and continues to make waves. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series involved 1406 days filming including four years underwater, was filmed in depths as far as 8km deep, and spawned 15 new scientific papers on new behaviour captured, and had a confirmed over 25 filming firsts across the series. 
The Graham Norton Show
British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award-winning comedian Graham Norton hosts his long-running, eponymous talk show on which he discusses the people, trends and news stories that interest him the most. Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise, Rihana and Will Smith regularly show up to partake in the fun and games. 

BBC Player is available as an app – downloadable from the Apple and Google Play app stores, and online at

Unifi subscribers just need to sign in to the BBC Player app or website while on their unifi home broadband network to enjoy the 30-day free trial. After the 30-day free trial, the subscription will be priced at RM10 a month and the BBC Player subscription fee will be reflected in the customers’ monthly bills.

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