New streaming service Mubi launches in Malaysia

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STREAMING service Mubi has made its debut, featuring movies from Malaysia and the Nusantara region on its local channel, Mubi Sinema.

According to a statement, the service will retain its offering of one new film title each day which will be available for 30 days.

Its director of content Hock Doong said Mubi will feature some of the best Nusantara films and is glad that the service will be able to showcase this.

“Whether it is a film you missed at the cinema or something you just want to watch again, I am delighted that we can spotlight regional cinema on Mubi with great new movies every single day, and we will keep bringing more amazing movies to Mubi Sinema for our audience in Malaysia,” he said.

Doong said other additional channels will be included like Mubi Boo, a channel curated in collaboration with Astro to showcase the best of horror like Korea’s Mourning Grave and locally made, Perjanjian Syaitan.

“Another channel will be Mubi World, which will feature award-winning masterpieces and brand new discoveries from international films.

“Titles playing today will include Edmund Yeoh’s 2014 drama River of Exploding Durians, Pablo Larraín’s latest feature film Ema and The Orphanage from Shahrbanoo Sadat,” he said.

The service will also include Koleksi, providing hundreds of hand-selected movies at any given time.

Meanwhile, Doong said a special introductory price of RM10 is on offer for three months starting today and subscriptions can be paid through Digi or Maxis.

“It will be available for streaming on the web, mobile devices, smart TV and streaming sticks,” he said.

The service is expected to launch in more territories in fast-developing Asean region, while patrons can expect channels relevant to its culture and favourites.