U Television

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Not to be confused with MediaCorp Channel U. ‹See Tfd›
U television
Type DVB-T
Country Malaysia
Availability Peninsular Malaysia only
Motto Change Your View
Owner Berjaya Media Berhad
Launch date
September 5, 2005
Former names
MiTV
Official website
www.mitv.com.my
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U Television Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as U Telecom Media Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and MiTV Corporation Sdn. Bhd.) is Malaysia's third pay television operator. It was launched in September 2005 after having obtained all the necessary approvals from the censorship board on its broadcast contents. The company initially offered 40 channels from content providers worldwide.

History[edit]

U television was officially launched on September 5, 2005 by Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Manhattan Ballroom in Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

One of U television's distinguishing traits is that it utilises an internet protocol over UHF-based transmission system. Subscribers are required to install a standard UHF television antenna as opposed to a satellite dish to receive broadcasts. U television is therefore able to broadcast even during inclement weather

U television is largely owned by Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the president of the Berjaya Group.

On 31 October 2006, the company announced a restructuring that included suspension of all marketing and new subscription activities. In addition, approximately 66% of the companies workforce was retrenched.[1]

U television also owns a mobile phone operator called U Mobile.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MiTV Announces New Technology Roadmap". 2006-10-31. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 

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