Singapore, 27 February 2020 - Mediacorp has sealed an agreement with dimsum entertainment, a video-on-demand service provider, to bring a comprehensive selection of Thai dramas to meWATCH, Mediacorp’s digital video service. This move is sure to delight drama lovers, who can now catch their favourite Thai drama series for the very first time on meWATCH and at absolutely no cost.
Starting today, viewers can expect hit titles such as the latest romance-comedy The Sand Princess, highly-rated Confusedly in Love, Flower Ring starring top Thai celebrities Push Puttichai Kasetsin and Mahapreukpong Ariigantha, as well as You Are My Destiny and Mia 2018, remakes of their respective original, hugely popular Taiwanese dramas. Come March, fans can also catch blockbuster hit Thong Ek - The Herbal Master. All shows will be streamed in their original Thai audio, with English and Mandarin subtitling options. (Please refer to Annex A for synopses of the abovementioned titles)
Anil Nihalani, Mediacorp’s Head of Digital Products & Technology, said: “Drama lovers will know that Thai productions are renowned for their absorbing plots and creative storytelling techniques. We are delighted to work with dimsum entertainment to showcase choice Thai dramas to our viewers, while broadening the ever-increasing range of content genres available on meWATCH.”
Lam Swee Kim, dimsum entertainment’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Mediacorp to bring quality Thai content to an even wider audience over meWATCH. With our collaboration, viewers will get to enjoy the best of both worlds: dimsum entertainment’s superior library of Thai dramas, together with the unrivalled convenience of on-demand and multi-screen viewing on meWATCH.”
The Thai dramas from dimsum entertainment, which can be accessed on all meWATCH platforms, will add further to meWATCH’s collection of premium content from existing collaborations with HBO GO, HOOQ, tvN Movies, Simply South and beIN Sports.
Communications Specialist, Mediacorp
Izwan Mohd Isa
Public Relations Executive, dimsum entertainment
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore's most used news app, and meWATCH, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages weekly and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.
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About dimsum entertainment
dimsum entertainment is a video-on-demand (VOD) service operated by SMG Entertainment Sdn Bhd, part of The Star Media Group focusing on Asian content delivered via mobile applications, TV Applications and the web browser.
The content on dimsum entertainment focuses on drama series and shows from the best content partners across Asia. Since its launch in November 2016, dimsum entertainment has obtained exclusive simulcast rights from China, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan. Its library of content include movies, dramas, documentaries, variety, animations and kids shows from China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
dimsum entertainment is currently available in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, offering high-definition content with access up to 5 concurrent users across multiple devices, with an option to download for offline viewing. Other features include parental control and multi-language subtitles. dimsum entertainment is also accessible via Chromecast, Apple AirPlay, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV.
Annex A: Title synopses
The Sand Princess
Kotchanipa (Kot), a struggling college student, is willing to fulfill any task from Jirapas (Ji) as she will get paid. When Ji got Rin, pregnant, he asks Kot to raise his baby girl, Moji. Changes happen when she accidentally meets Ji's brother, Kirakorn (Ki). Ki wants to adopt Moji and has been asking Kot to marry him. Later, Ji confesses his feelings to her while she starts to develop some feelings for Ki.
MIA 2018 (aka The Fierce Wife)
Aruna and Thada are the perfect match who have a beautiful daughter. Many people are jealous of this happy family. Upon returning from abroad, Aruna’s cousin, Kanya, moves in with her family. Things become complicated when Kanya gets sexually involved with Thada. Who will Thada choose in the end? How will Aruna cope with her husband's decision?
A floral shop owner—Laaising (Push) is a single guy who likes to be single, but his family wants him to find a girlfriend as soon as possible. Laaising bumps into an assistant editor of a modern magazine—Waenpetch (Gypso) who also likes to be single, in a wedding. They fall in love with each other after that. However, Waenpetch's parents want her to marry her childhood friend. Will the love between Laaising and Waenpetch grow?
Confusedly in Love
Tun is a tomboy whose heart had recently been broken by her girlfriend. She suddenly makes the decision to be a woman and find a good man to be her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Tun’s new boss Matt, always tries to get her to resign. But she manages to save her job every time. Eventually, he begins to admire her tenacity and tries to befriend her. That somehow leads her life to a new direction.
You Are My Destiny
Phawut is the successor to a large company. Wanida is a secretary in a law firm. A whole lot of confusion occurs after the two of them drank a drugged liquid separately. Wanida goes into the wrong hotel room because the room number had been changed, and the door is opened by the drugged liquid maker. She ends up sleeping with Phawut and the two cross paths that night. Later, Wanida finds out that she is pregnant...
Thong Ek - The Herbal Master
Blamed for the death of his patient, Thong In, a kind doctor flees to Tha Chaloang with his grandson Thong Ek. When Thong Ek wishes to follow his footsteps, he forbids Thong Ek to become a doctor. To fulfill his dream, Thong Ek faces many challenges to overcome Thong In’s objection. In the meantime, Thong Ek meets Chaba, a daughter of a nobleman who studies herbal medicine alongside him. Will Thong Ek succeed?