Mega TV (Malaysia)
First air date
|1 November 1995|
|Slogan||The Multi-channel Experience!|
|Headquarters||Petaling Jaya, Selangor|
|Owner||Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad|
|Established||18 October 1994|
|1 November 1995|
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.
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.
This is correct as of 2001 just before Mega TV's closure:
|CNN International News||English||CNN||News||Subscription|
|Discovery Channel||English (Malay subtitle)||Discovery Communications||Education|
|ESPN International Sports||English||ESPN||Sports|
|HBO International Movies||English (Malay subtitle)||HBO||Movies|
|Cartoon Network & Turner Classic Movies||English (Malay subtitle)||Cartoon Network||Cartoons/classic movies|
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