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NEWS RELEASE

Kuala Lumpur
3 September 2015


HYPPTV'S N​EW DRAMA ​SERIE​S 'SI MONTEL', MAKES ITS CHARM ON HYPPSENSASI

More choices of drama series on HyppTV's First Malay Entertainment Channel

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) via its award winning IPTV service, HyppTV and A. Aida Production Sdn Bhd  today officially launched 'Si Montel', the latest Malay drama series, aired first and exclusive on HyppSensasi, HyppTV Channel 116.

Directed by Nuad Hj. Othman, the romantic comedy drama series features Nor Syuhada or fondly known as 'Dottie' as the lead role, 'Tipah Montel', and Azrel Ismail as 'Asri'. Despite their body size difference, the two lead actress and actor accepted the challenge to be Malaysia next best on screen couple! Also starring are Adibah Yunus, Ruhainies, Ezzaty Abdullah, Janna Nick, Syawal and Keena Mentor.

The new drama series 'Si Montel', was officially launched by Emily Wee, Vice President, Business and Media Operation, New Media, TM, together with A. Aida, Managing Director, A. Aida Production Sdn Bhd in a star-studded press conference at Menara Kuala Lumpur (MKL). The launch was also attended by the cast as well as local celebrities such as Sabhi Sadhi, Reyhana, Mila Jirin, Lulu and many more.

Speaking at the launch, Emily said, "We are excited to bring yet another local drama series to our viewers and this time, a unique romantic Malay comedy drama, 'Si Montel' on HyppTV. The launch proves our continued commitment in offering a wide variety of entertainment content exclusively on HyppSensasi, HyppTV's first local entertainment channel. With increasing numbers of HyppTV customers and especially viewers of HyppSensasi channel, 'Si Montel' offers an entertaining drama filled with positive messages which can be enjoyed by the whole family."

"HyppSensasi is available as an ala-carte option at RM6 monthly or with HyppTV Aneka Pack, featuring the best, first and exclusive local content and Asian entertainment varieties at only RM31.80 per month and no additional HD fee. Coming soon, you will also can participate in an exciting flyaway contest and stand a chance to win a holiday trip overseas if you subscribe to any of our HyppTV Value Packs, or purchase  our Video On Demand content," she added.

Meanwhile, A. Aida said, "We are grateful and proud with the chance given by HyppTV and will try our best to produce the best drama series for HyppSensasi viewers. What makes 'Si Montel' unique is that we want to feature a plus size talented actress by giving her an opportunity to play the leading role that doesn't come often. There are a lot of positive messages that we want to share with the audience through this drama series, including we should not belittle people with big body size because they are also attractive in their own way."

​She added, "In this drama series, we also feature a heroic heartthrob among the ladies in the village who fell in love with Si Montel's cheerful, funny, caring, down to earth personality. Most importantly we want to highlight 'Si Montel' positive attributes such as respecting the elders, taking care of them when they are ill. She is willing to nurse them when the other girls are unwilling to. We are confident that this drama will keep viewers glued to HyppSensasi due to its unique storyline filled with engaging conflicts and showcasing positive messages to the viewers. Furthermore, our drama features popular and talented casts as well as the uprising actors who are gaining popularity today. We hope that 'Si Montel' will become an icon and inspired people with slightly a plus size body to eliminate their low self esteem and boost their confidence level to be more successful in their lives."

Si Montel tells the story of Tipah Montel, played by Dottie, a kind hearted and caring chubby girl with bubbly personality who lives in a village. When the other girls in her village is busy trying to catch attention of Aris, played by actor Azrel Ismail, Tipah felt that he is beyond her league because of her body size. Will Tipah Montel able to win his heart with her kind heart and honesty? The 13-episode drama will premiere on 11 September 2015, every Friday 9.00pm. The drama features a combination of young and well known actors including Amyza Adnan and Kartina Aziz. Local singer, Lulu also lends her vocal to 'Si Montel' drama series theme song 'Si Montel' with song and lyric by A.Aida.

'Si Montel' drama series is available first and exclusive on HyppSensasi, HyppTV Channel 116 with time shift and catch up features as well as on the mobile app HyppTV Everywhere mobile app which can be downloaded from Google Play Store, Apple App Store for smart device and WebTV version for PC users. HyppTV Everywhere also offers an on app registration for the public, with 7 days free viewing.

For more info on HyppTV, log on to www.tm.com.my/hypptv and visit HyppTV social media page at www.facebook.com/hyppworld (Facebook), www.twitter.com/hyppworld   (Twitter), www.instagram.com/hyppworld (Instagram) and www.youtube.com/tmofficialtube (Youtube).

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