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Mega TV (Malaysia)

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Type  Cable
First air date  1 November 1995
Group  Pay television
Parent organization  Media Prima
Country  Malaysia
Broadcast area  Nationwide
Launch date  1 November 1995
Slogan  The Multi-channel Experience! (1994-1999) Pilihan Sehati (2000-2001)
Headquarters  Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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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.

Contents

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

History

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

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

References

Mega TV (Malaysia) Wikipedia


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