Friday, November 11, 2016

Dimsum - Star Media Group's Latest Digital Product Launch




Thank you Star Online Sdn. Bhd. for this invitation to witness the launching of dimsum and an enjoyable dinner with entertainment. Dimsum is the latest video-on-demand (VOD) service serving the best Asian content. It was launched on 8 November 2016 at Empire Hotel Subang and was introduced by Star Online Sdn. Bhd, a subsidiary of Star Media Group. Dimsum is an online streaming platform in Malaysia offering subscriptional video-on-demand (SVOD) on its dimsum app and dimsum.my. 





When I first heard the word dimsum, all the delicious dimsum food came to my mind. Actually the name "dimsum" was derived from the famous Chinese cuisine dim sum and loosely translated to English to literally mean a "selection of the heart". Users can enjoy exclusive content from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan Thailand, Singapore and more, as well as award-winning documentaries, Japanese anime and children animation series.


A short video of the launch.

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Star Media Group, Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said: "We will be offering the best Asian content on a subscription video-on-demand service from our curated library, sourced from all over the region. The content will mainly be drama series from Taiwan, Japan, China, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia."

During the launch, he said "You only pay RM 15 a month and dimsum allows up to 5 concurrent users. This is only 50 sen a day, or 10 sen per user per day! It's cheaper than a cup of coffee." 



Dimsum can stream with a minimum internet speed of 234 kbps. However, dimsum recommends a minimum of 1.5 mbps to enjoy streaming in HD quality. Offline viewing will be available after December and users will get to download up to ten videos at a time and watch offline for u to 14 days. What's great about this is users can choose their subtitles to be in English, Bahasa Malaysia or Chinese. There's also Parental Control option to allow parents to manage access for children aged 12 and below to watch suitable and educational shows on dimsum. Dimsum supports iOS and Android operating systems, as well as popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge.



Dimsum offers different content genres from dramas, kids, entertainment and variety, documentaries, movies, news and many more. To bring up the excitement, dimsum will simulcast "High 5" and the live action version of "Chibi Maruko-chan" with Taiwan; simulcast "Doctor X" with Japan. At the same time, subscribers can indulge in the exclusive Malaysian premieres of "Chinese Paladin 5" featuring Elvis Han and Joe Cheng; highly rated "Taiwanese idol drama "Love by Design"; Korean drama "Riders : Catch Tomorrow"; director's special version of "Nirvana on Fire"; popular online drama "The Devil Game" and "Lost? Me Too"; all on dimsum! I guess everyone is super excited now.

Dimsum will also bring in "Lovey Dovey" from Thailand to ride on the Thai drama wave! Not to be missed is the biggest budget Chinese drama in history, "Tribes & Empires : Storm of Prophecy" will premiere exclusively on dimsum in Malaysia in the first quarter of 2017.



Children will love dimsum because dimsum will have an extensive kids' genre with multiple awards winner "Bodhi and Friends" and "Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf" which will premiere exclusively in Malaysia; Korean hit animated series "Robocar Poli", "Loopy, The Cooking Princess" and others; as well as fun and educational premiere programmes in Malaysia like "Learning ABC", "Mini Cook" and more.

Other highlights include variety and entertainment shows such as the extremely hilarious "Crazy Stone", popular singing reality show "I Am a Singer" and Korean "I Can See Your Voice" which have gained high ratings and widespread popularity. For documentary lovers, dimsum provides award-winning documentaries like "A Bite of China", "Mysterious Xi Xia", "Confucius" and many more that will explore the secrets of world and cultures. Asian movie buffs will be thrilled by a wide selection of action, romance, comedy, horror and many classic movies. There is also daily news on dimsum from 988 Topline News, Pop News, LENSA and CUPPA NEWS from Star TV.

So what are you waiting for? Download dimsum mobile app or stream directly from dimsum.my. Register now for 30 days free trial. Payment methods include credit cards, debit cards, online banking or via iTunes account.

For more information, please visit Dimsum Facebook HERE or instagram (@dimsum.my).

The following are some photos of the delicious food I had during the launch.
















28 comments:

  1. Yummy food, the apps call dim sum, looks delicious also..

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    1. Dimsum sounds delicious. Haha...Register for 30 days free trial.Good movies and shows.

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  2. Nice meeting you & your little prince that night ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ƒ love dimsum.my, many nice dramas to watch ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. Nice meeting you too. I already started watching the movies. Love this app.

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  3. Been a long time since I had dim sum. The food looks so yummy and pretty!

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    1. It's about video-on-demand, not food.

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  4. OMG! Am crazy about dimsums andnd will eat dimsum at least once a month!

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    1. It's not about food, it's about their video-on-demand service!

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  5. Thought it was a digital platform for ordering dimsum LOL!! It's similar to netflix right?

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    1. Yes, it's similar to netflix and iflix where you can watch movies or shows.

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  6. Hurray we have new channel to provide us with more entertainment.

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  7. Subscription for Dim Sum is seriously affordable. But then again, when there are days when I don't even have time for entertainment, this is an expense that I have to give double thought.

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  8. Oh, I thought when you say dimsum, it is the dimsum that we eat. But then it is an entertainment apps

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    1. When I first heard about it, food came to my mind too. Actually it's video-on-demand.

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  9. interesting launch event, can i have the food too? :)

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  10. nice launch event. wish i was there too!

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  11. Happening event I would say!! Food is yummy also.

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  12. Interesting name for an entertainment app. Sounds delicious. XD

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  13. This event looks so happening! With good food and awesome launch event =D

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  14. i like this new site.. but i have a complain.. cannot download to watch when got no internet.....

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    1. Offline viewing is available after Dec 2016.

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    2. Offline viewing is available after Dec 2016.

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  15. At first I also thought this post is about Dim Sum. HAHA.. Interesting name.
    Nice post.

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  16. Hahah dimsumm is my favourite food but hahha for this dimsum I prefer to watch movie hehhe

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  17. congratulations for this successful launch, and the foods looks yummy!

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