Digistar to expand healthcare IPTV services in Malaysia

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 30-11-2011

Malaysia's Digistar is negotiating to provide IPTV services to 22 hospitals in the country. Digistar has the largest market share for IPTV services among Malaysia’s private hospitals, and has 10-year contracts to provide IPTV services to 15 private hospitals. The IPTV segment currently contributes 10% to Digistar’s revenue. The company plans to increase this to between 25% and 30%, reports the Malaysia Star.
Over the next two to three years, Digistar will be bidding for RM2bn to RM3bn worth of jobs as TV networks and production facilities in Malaysia make the transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting before the 2015 deadline.
Currently, Digistar is the market leader in the conversion of standard definition to high-definition content.
Managing director Datuk Lee Wah Chong said: “The next few years will be very exciting for us. Worldwide, there are only some 14 to 15 companies that can do what we do.
“With the digitalisation of RTM, the development of the Iskandar region and more healthcare facilities being set up, we will be extremely busy in Malaysia. We also plan to expand into the Asia-Pacific region as there are still many countries that have not adopted the digitalisation system,” he said.

Next year, Digistar will open its regional office in Singapore for its Asia-Pacific expansion in the IPTV and broadcasting segments.