dimsum, the latest video-on-demand (VOD) service serving the best Asian content is officially launched recently by Star Online Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Star Media Group.
The name ” dimsum ” is derived from the famous Chinese cuisine dim sum and loosely translates to English to literally mean a “selection of the heart”.
Star Media said users can enjoy exclusive content from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and more, as well as award-winning documentaries, Japanese anime and children animation series.
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Star Media Group, Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said: “We will be offering the best Asian content on a subscription video-on-demand service from our curated library, sourced from all over the region. The content will mainly be drama series from Taiwan, Japan, China, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.”
He added: “You only pay RM15 a month and dimsum allows up to 5 concurrent users. This translates to only 50 sen a day, or 10 sen per user per day! It’s cheaper than a cup of coffee.”
dimsum users can stream contents with a minimum internet speed of 234Kbps. However, dimsum recommends a minimum of 1.5Mbps to enjoy streaming in HD quality.
Offline viewing will be available after December and users will get to download up to ten videos at a time and watch offline for up to 14 days. Users can choose whether they want their subtitles to be in English, Bahasa Malaysia or Chinese. The Parental Control option allows parents to manage access for children aged 12 and below to watch suitable and educational shows on dimsum.
dimsum supports iOS and Android operating systems, as well as popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge.