Capital TV Launches Today – Business & Finance Channel

Capital TV is a new business and finance TV channel like no other. It is the first homegrown business TV channel in Malaysia that offers in-depth coverage of business and finance issues and it makes it’s debut today. It will be broadcast in HD to TV screens but will also be available through broadband internet and mobile devices.

It is only exclusive to Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) Unifi subscribers.

Adding more content is TM’s way of strategising itself to brace for competition from other players in the market place.

The Capital understands business issues and their effects on finance and the global economy. It offers well-researched programmes that are in line with the needs of business community and those interacting with the business and finance sector.

Its programmes seek to clarify and simplify complex issues. Each issue presented in the programme will be analysed and discussed thoroughly with the help of personalities from their respective fields of studies. The TV station supports the international best practice in journalism that will ensure fair coverage on certain issues and integrity of its journalists.

Capital TV has hired more than 30 people. Its studio is located in Petaling Jaya. Pravin Kumar, formerly from the national news agency (Bernama) has been appointed editor-in-chief of Capital TV.

Azman has 65.5% equity stake in Online Dynamics, Essem Capital Sdn Bhd holds 22.2%, Fauziah Din (1.1%) and Sharinaz Shafee (11.1%). The company has a paid-up capital of RM900,000.

The directors of Online Dynamics are Azman and his brothers Zulkifly and Eddy .

It is learnt that Capital TV would get its news feed from Bernama and Bloomberg TV.