Mega TV (Malaysia)

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Mega TV
(CableView Services Sdn Bhd)
Type Cable
Country Malaysia
First air date
1 November 1995
Slogan The Multi-channel Experience!
(1994-1999)
Pilihan Sehati
(2000-2001)
Headquarters Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Broadcast area
Nationwide
Owner Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad
Established 18 October 1994
Launch date
1 November 1995
Dissolved 2001
Group Pay

Mega TV was Malaysia's first ever subscription-based pay television service. It was incorporated on 18 October 1994 and began transmissions on 1 November 1995 and was operated by TV3. It was particularly noted for its failure to break into the pay television market.

Mega TV was transmitted from its headquarters in Bandar Utama, in the northern fringes of Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

History[edit]

Cableview Services Sdn Bhd or Mega TV was incorporated on 18 October 1994 by a consortium which consisted of Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad.

Cable-based transmissions was officially inaugurated by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Doctor Mahathir Bin Mohamad and broadcasts from Petaling Jaya on 1 November 1995 through a microwave-based broadcast system

Faced with stiff competition from the Astro satellite television network which was launched seven months later, combined with the failures to expand its content, Mega TV ceased transmission in 2001 as a result, leaving Astro as the one and only pay-TV service provider in Malaysia.

Channel Listing[edit]

This is correct as of 2001 just before Mega TV's closure:

Name Language Owner Group Type
TV1 Malay RTM Free-to-air Terrestrial
TV2
TV3 STMB
CNN International News English CNN News Subscription
Discovery Channel English (Malay subtitle) Discovery Communications Education
ESPN International Sports English ESPN Sports
HBO International Movies English ([Malay subtitle) HBO Movies
Cartoon Network & Turner Classic Movies English (Malay subtitle) Cartoon Network Animated

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