Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Let Your Voice be Heard - I want Streaming RTM!

For some reason, RTM decided to discontinue it's streaming broadcast of channels a while ago. Go to RTM's site and cast a vote to bring steraming back and let your voice be heard!

Vote at lower right corner of the main page.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tipah Tertipu Bang, TIPAH TERTIPU!!!

A lot of Malaysians may not realise this, but the phrase "Tipah tertipu" (I, Tipah was conned {that sounds wierd in English}), Originated from this movie called Ali Setan way back in 1985.

I felt the need to point this out less somebody mistakingly attributes this catchy phrase to the band Ruffedge which was later also made into a movie.

And who is this familiar person who was responsible of uttering these famous line "Tipah tertipu bang, tipah tertipu"? It's no other than Queen of Jazz her Sheila Majid!

Here have a look at the clip:-



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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Watch Internet Videos on your TV

Dad and I was was talking over breakfast the other day and we got to talking about Online TV and videos on the Net. I was saying how it will eventually take over conventional TV.

He said that is all find and dandy but who the hell is going to sit in the computer room and watch TV hours on end. Can 't you hook up the PC to a TV somehow?

The answer is yes, and this is how you hook up your PC to your TV.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Rich People Getting Married!

If you ever wondered how your tax ringgit is being put to work. If the KL International Airport was a good idea, or if it was really necessary to build the most spectacular building for the KL skyline, that is the twin towers.

Be rest assured that at least some of your money IS being put to good use. Catch the lavish, beautiful grand wedding of some Pahang royalties that no one has even heard of.

Go ahead, catch it on NTV7. Even if you hate weddings. Let it be a reminder that life is not fair and it's better to be born lucky than to be born able.

P.S.
I love the twin towers and if you hate it, you're probably over 35 and never got to run for office.

"A Wedding Story" - Sunday, 9 November 2008 at 8:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

3rd Rock From the Sun, Online...

Now you get to watch 3rd Rock From the Sun, Mad About You and a bunch of shows I never heard of right here on the Internet. So go on down to http://www.tvland.com, and get your TV fix. GO watch TV Online right now. Go get your fix.

The Net is getting sweeter and sweeter.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Watching Astro Malaysia Online

Like TV3, 8TV, ntv7, TV9 and RTM, Astro also offers their shows online. You have to already be a subscriber the corresponding Astro package for you to view the videos though.

And the site seems to only work on Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.

UPDATE: Check out http://malaysiantvonline.com/

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

RTM Has Two Websites

For reasons that I can't fully understand, Radio Televisyen Malaysia's (RTM) old/alternative website is still up albeit partialy at:


Wonder why that is...

The current RTM website can be accesed both through http://www.rtm.gov.my and http://www.rtm.net.my and I want to point out we still don't have RTM streaming live broadcast of RTM 1 and 2. Which really bums me out..

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Monday, October 13, 2008

TV Listings down

The Malaysian TV Guide is down this week due to technical reasons... You can check the terrestrial tv listing here.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Shows Available on TV3's Catch Up TV

Below are show that you can view of the net and are available at tv3 website via thier Catch Up TV:-

360
999
AIR MATA MARIA
AKASIA: BELLA
AKASIA: EZORA
AKASIA: MANJALARA
AKASIA: SPA Q
AKASIA: SUTERA MAYA
AKSI: IMPAK MAKSIMA
AKSI: KABER HERO KABER ZERO
AKSI: PEPAYA
AL-KULIYYAH
ANUGERAH BINTANG POPULAR
ANUGERAH JUARA LAGU KE 22
ANUGERAH SKRIN 2008
BANG BANG BOOM
BULETIN UTAMA
CASA IMPIAN
DENDAM
DIARI RAMADAN RAFIQUE 2
DUNIA ANITA
DUNIA BARU
EXPLORACE KIDS
FARA
GANG STARZ II
GHAZALROCK
GUAMUZIK SUPERGIG 08
HAIWAN TELADAN
ICIP-ICIP
JALAN JALAN CARI MAKAN
JANGAN TIDUR LAGI
JEJAK RASUL 13
JEJAK RASUL 14
JOM RONDA BERSAMA PROTON
KISAH KAISARA
KONSERT JOM HEBOH
LESTARY: JELATANG
LESTARY: KU MILIKMU
LESTARY: SINDARELA
MAGGI MENCARI BINTANG
MAJALAH 3
MARIA
MELODI
MR. MAMA
MUZIK MUZIK
MY AUSSIE ADVENTURE
NONA
PERTAMA RAMADAN
PUTERI
RAYA BERSAMA FARA
REMAJA
ROMEO
SENARIO
SENARIO GAMATNYA RAYA
SERAM: ANAK PONTIANAK
SERAM: KEKASIHKU SERU
SERAM: SAKA
SERAM: SUSUK
SHAMSUL @ BAZAAR RAMADHAN
SINGGAH SAHUR LIVE
SOCCER KIDS
SPICE ROUTES
TAIN - 3T
TERATAK SITI NURHALIZA
VICE VERSA
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WANITA HARI INI

Monday, September 29, 2008

Watch South Park Episodes


Every single episode of south park episode is now made available by South Park Studios. Legal, great quality, and minimal ads. They're never going to air this on Malaysian TV.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Liverpool and Man Utd playing Tonight, Google EPL

Here are the EPL mathes for tonight (27 September 2008):-

7:40 pm -(L)Everton vs. Liverpool
9:55 pm -(L)Man Utd vs. Bolton

Here's a neat little trick to find out what time the EPL games are: Just Google 'EPL' and it will give you up coming game's start times. I didn't think Americans watch football, I mean 'Soccer'...


Here's more EPL on Google.

P.S. The this search link is for google.com.my and it will give match times in Malaysian time. So if you're from somewhere else, don't be lazy, go to Google and type in  'EPL' yourself.


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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sign up On the NTV7 website

I just noticed that in order to view the shows on the ntv7 site you have to register first.

It takes about 3 seconds, but still? What's the point? The other channels who are offering their videos don't bother. I think doing this just creates another barrier between the audience and the content.

Most people are going to go, "Fuck this shit, there's a whole Internet out there why bother with this?".

Do you want viewers to access your content online or don't you?

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Amazing Race Asia Season 3

What pisses me off about Amazing Race Asia 3 is it's full of models, beauty queens and actors... 

What's the point then? Isn't the whole point of reality TV is to watch everyday people (it helps if they're cute) doing non-everyday things.

If I wanted to watch an actor act, I'd watch a regular show.. sheesshhh...

Well anyhoo.. I'm rooting for the Malaysian team cause, I funny that way, and the team from India cause I like old people... plus rich famous people shouldn't play... Give poor ugly folks with hearts a chance will ya?

New episodes Every Thursday 9 pm. For repeats scan the Malaysian TV favourite Astro Channels guide.



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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

American Idol? Malaysian Idol pun jadilah..

American Idol is coming back soon! Well maybe not so soon. Next year January 2009. And joining the party will be someone no one's ever heared of: Kara DioGuardi!

Here is an old promo for Malaysian Idol, just to keep us going till then.




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Monday, September 15, 2008

EPL Matches Airing This Week (15th - 21st Sep 2008)

Here are the Premier League games scheduled to air on Astro this week:-

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Saturday (20 Sep 2008)
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ESPN Malaysia (812)
  • 19:40 - (L)Sunderland vs. Middlesbroug
  • 21:55 - (L)Liverpool vs. Stoke City
Star Sports Malaysia (813)
  • 21:55 - (L)West Ham vs. Newcastle
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Sunday (21 Sep 2008)
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ESPN
Malaysia (812)
  • 00:30 - (D)Blackburn vs. Fulham
  • 20:55 - (L)Chelsea vs. Man Utd
Star Sports Malaysia (813)
  • 00:25 - (L)Bolton vs. Arsenal
  • 18:55 - (L)WBA vs. Aston Villa
  • 21:55 - (L)Man City vs. Portsmouth

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

About Me

Hi, I am the TV Man and I love watching television. My love for reality TV shows stands firm despite my strong and lasting belief that it should have been Rudy and not Richard Hatch to have won that very first Survivor.

Although rarely indicated through this blog, I also watch an insane amount of movies, and wish to one day be able to watch Reservoirs Dogs all the way from beginning to end.

Sometime in 2006, after going through the various TV guides that were available online, I became frustrated with the search features and information that these sites had. I found the 'one page per channel' thing annoying. I wanted to see all of channels listed together on one page just like in the weekend newspapers.

At the time, even Astro's monthly magazine/booklet, listed out shows per channel. As if a person would go,

"I really feel like watching The Discovery Channel today, wonder what's on... Let me get that Astro magazine/booklet thingy and painstakingly go through the finely printed listings...",


Well maybe some do, but I was a busy guy, as are a lot of people. We got things to do. I'm not a couch potato.. I got a life you know!

I just wanted to find the shows I liked (the show was 'Faking It') so I could plan to watch shows at my convenience. Isn't this the reason they say they're repeating shows anyway?

It just didn't make any sense to me. So that's when I came up with an idea. I compiled the TV listings myself, pumped it into my database at home, and searched till my heart's content.

A side from creating my own little TV listing search engine, I complied all the relevant channels together and grouped them together into single page summaries. I then made it available on a website for other viewers.

That was more than 2 years ago and I have been publishing the weekly Malaysian TV Guides at malaysiantv.blogspot.com ever since.


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English Premier League 2008/9 - Liverpool vs. Man Utd

It's the English Premier league and everyone is going crazy. Matches between Manchester United and Liverpool, always cause a fuss.

Here are the Live EPL games for today (Saturday, Sep 13 2008) on ESPN (812):-

  • 7:40 pm -(L)Liverpool vs. Man Utd
  • 9:55 pm -(L)Blackburn vs. Arsenal
StarSports (812):-
  • 9:55 pm - (L)Portsmouth vs. Middlesbroug


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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Malaysian TV Show Guide Sources

The truth is no matter how hard you try, no one source is able to reliability give you an accurate listings of the shows on TV. 

Not Astro, not TV3 or the other channels websites... None of them is right 100 percent of the time. Often even the station's own website gets their TV show listings wrong.

When I first started this site, this became a source of frustration for me. Now, I have come to accept the fact that things just can't be perfect.

The TV guides you find on this malaysiantv.blogpot.com, are mostly are derived from Astro's listings. So mistakes from their site will result in mistakes on the listing here as well.

I always believe it's better to have more than one source of information. To that end, below are the daily tv listings (terrestrial channels) from 2 major Malaysian newspapers


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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Malaysian TV Guides at malaysiantv.blogspot.com

Part of what malaysiantv.blogspot.com has to offer are the weekly TV guides (the links are listed somewhere on the site on the left panel I think).

The guides has been down for 2 months due to technical problems. But now, The Malaysian TV Guides Are Back!

Malaysian TV Guide
All the free terrestrial TV channels

My Favourite Astro Channels TV Guide
My favorite Astro channels

Astro Sports TV Guide
Sports channels on Astro

Malaysian TV Online

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Selamat Berfasting! I love the Whole World!

Notice how being hungry makes you really moody?

Happy Fasting to those who are fasting. Here's something to watch that won't make you hungry or angry:-



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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wakenabeb! Din Beramboi passing the torch

At one point Din starts talking about how there's a lot of copycats to Wakenabeb... does he even watch MTV?

Friday, August 22, 2008

RTM Online - Non streaming alternative

With RTM's streaming service appearing to have been discontinued/suspended, one would suspect that RTM is now following the footsteps of the media prime channels; NTV7, TV9, TV3 and 8TV and is now offering selected TV shows on their site in a 'YouTube-like-Catch Up TV' kinda deal.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

A Silver Will Do


Malaysia walked away from the Olympics last night with its sole Silver medal. Congratulations Lee Chong Wei!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lee Chong Wei is Looking for Gold



Now that the Silver is in the bag. Malaysia's Last Hope For Gold will rest in the hands of Lee Chong Wei!

Watch the Heart Stopping Action 8:48 PM tomorrow (17 August, Sunday) on Astro Channel 821.

UPDATE: RTM 1 is BROADCASTING THE MATCH LIVE!

Now even the poor (yes I'm talking about you), who can't afford satellite TV (cheap/frugal) can still watch the games LIVE when it matters.

Power to the people. I've always loved you RTM!!!

I'm watching it right now and can confirm...Alamak Hasbullah Awang is commentating... oh well...
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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Goda: Blogger Helps Young Couples

I think bloggers are the last people who should be offering advise to people about anything. Especially advise regarding how to sustain a long lasting and loving relationship.
"Tells the story of a man who helps young people with their relationships through his blog, Goda. Starring Lash Moktar and Sazzy Falak."
Tonight's the first episode:

9:30 pm tonight (Thursdays) on 8TV. If you miss it, you know what to do.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lip Syncing - Chinese people

This is crap, the only bit of the Olympics opening ceremony I got to see... and it turns out the sweet 'buncit' looking girl did a Milli Vanilli.

Who gives a shit anyway, Hindustan movies do it all the time, hardly anyone complains. Give em a break. I now present 2 quality Chinese Lip-Syncing masterpieces:



Tuesday, August 12, 2008

2008 Olympics on Malaysian TV

The Olympic games are here and we are once again treated to 2 glorious weeks of sweaty men and women running, jumping, dancing, swimming and all around letting it all hang out.

Both RTM and Astro are covering the Olympics in Beijing this year. The extent of the coverage however, remains as cryptic to me as those single sleeve tops women wear. Anyway, this means you can watch the Olympics live, online via RTM's Online TV Streaming website. Astro's covering the Olympics event with several dedicated Olympic channels.

"KUALA LUMPUR: Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek has confirmed Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) as Malaysia’s official broadcaster of the Beijing Olympics, scheduled for Aug 8 to 24.

RTM 1 will provide live coverage of the games for six hours and RTM 2 for four hours daily, with an hour of the daily report, he said at the launch of the “Beijing Olympics 100 Days Countdown” at Berjaya Times Square here Wednesday night.

Carrying the theme “RTM, Your Olympic Channel”, the RTM 1 broadcast will begin at 11 am for the morning session and 3pm for the afternoon session, while the highlights will be on at 11.30 pm.

The RTM 2 broadcast will begin at 10am. -- Bernama"
According to the Olympic schedule site (Which is most excellent), the events are scheduled, some events are held outside these times, so we have a good chance of not watching the games live.

All you who-watch-to-much-TV types would be surprise to learn that Malaysia and Beijing share the same time zone (GMT +8). Rejoice in the fact that your slow sluggish brain need not even have to do any funky time conversion thingy when referring to the schedule.

I'll be cheering along from my couch. Go for gold!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Pushing Daisies

Seconds after replugging the TV after almost a month of abstinence (Non-voluntary), the set lit up to a bright colorful but unfamiliar show. The show is quirky and falls somewhere between Dexter and Desperate House Wives. I remember thinking Why have I never heard of this show before?

Booted up the internet and according to 8tv's site, Ugly Betty was suppose to be on. I was pretty sure that whatever that was airing was definitely not Ugly Betty. I hate that show.

Anywho, after a second futile attempt at Astro's site, I finally found the answer at thestars.com.my's TV listings (It's funny how inacurate these TV listings are... my TV Listings are no better, but I'm working on it...). The show was 'Pushing Daisies', and here's the premise:-

This romantic comedy shows us the fairy tale like world of Ned, a man who can bring dead people back to life through the power of his touch. The same touch he must use to 'kill' them after no more than a minute or another person will die.

With the help of Emerson, a local PI, Ned uses his ability to solve murder cases and cash in on any rewards. But things get complicated when a murder victim turns out to be Ned's long lost childhood crush and he decides to break the rules and let her live.

The show is created by Bryan Fuller, who has brought us sci-fi series such as Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me. The series shares the quick-witted comedy and darker emotions of Fuller's previous shows.


I only got to catch the last 8 minutes of it but will definitely be tuning in next week. It's good. If you have watched it and hated it, you're probably the type that watches Ugly Betty and there is little I can do for you.

Tuesdays 8tv 9:30 pm

Monday, March 31, 2008

AXN on Astro

One of the channels that Astro offers is AXN (a three letter acronym I have yet to decipher). They offer this channel bundled in their basic package.

I consider it to be one of my favorite Astro channels and I seem to consistently gravitate to it when not watching my guilty pleasure (American Idol) or pretending that watching television can be every bit as nourishing to the mind as reading (Discovery channel - Myth busters).

You will find the AXN Asia site very informative. It even offers the AXN channel guide for the entire month for you to download and print at your leisure.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Malaysian TV Online: ntv7 and tv9

As I was watching American Idol yesterday, it occurred to me that besides TV3 and 8tv, Media Prima also owned the other two terrestrial channels: ntv7 and tv9.

So it stands to reason that these two channels would also provide access to their In housely produced TV shows. A quick check on their website confirmed this to be true.

NTV7 – ‘Catch up TV’ – Main page, right at the top;
tv9 – ‘Episod Penuh’ / ‘Sajian Kami’ – Main page, also right at the top.

This discovery, which I later shared with my dad, thrilled him to no end. I have only recently introduced him to the web and the fact that I made it known to him that he can now view the entire season of one of his favorite evening TV shows (Mari Bertarannum) through the PC, cemented my place as his favorite son.

UPDATE:

Checkout Tonton

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Malaysian TV Online: TV3 and 8TV

TV3 and 8tv have both made their programs available on their website with a service they call 'Catch Up TV'. It is and interesting concept. The format is much like Youtube (better quality) and they cut up each episodes into easy to digest parts.

I’ve read some where that the shows aren't going to be posted on the web indefinately and are only going to be offered for fixed length of time. Just enough for you to err.. catch up.

It's easy to find, right at the top 'Catch Up TV'.

TV3
8TV

UPDATE:

Checkout Tonton.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Malaysian TV Online: RTM

Watching TV online is getting more and more common these days. In fact these days, I watch more 'television' on the PC rather than on an actual TV set.

RTM makes its channel available via it's 'live streaming link'. (No longer active)

Registration only takes a second, and they throw in a bunch of old school RTM radio stations Gen X and Y can hardly relate to...

RTM 1 LIVE
RTM 2 LIVE

Could only get it to work on Internet Explorer.

RTM live streaming (No longer Active)

UPDATE (18 August 2008): RTM seems to have stopped their streaming TV service, perhaps because of the Olympics... We have to wait and see if they will bring the service up again after

UPDATE (27 September 2008): The RTM live streaming page can once again be accesed, sadly, it now longer offers RTM1 and RTM2, instead what is on offer are is RTM's LIVE radio stations broadcasts.

Sit back and relax as you listen to selections from Klasik Nasional and Traxxfm (Traxx isn't so bad... and Klasik is cool if you're old skool..)

SO with the site live page still down I guess everyone has to settle for the RTM's non-streaming alternative.

UPDATE (11 May 2009): It appears that RTM no longer supports the live streaming on their site.

UPDATE (3 June 2010): RTM has brough back live streaming!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008