Confirmed: Astro to Broadcast TI 5 Dota 2 Tournament Live

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · 7 Comments · 12.2k views


When a rumour refuses to die, it usually means there is some truth in them. That appears to be the case with national broadcaster Astro, which for at least a month have been rumoured to be ready to air the upcoming The International Dota 2 tournament for its subscribers. The company has now confirmed that rumour, which will surely delight local eSports fans.

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Four Channels Go Free On Astro On The Go For Limited Time

by Farhan · 2 months ago · No Comments · 1.7k views

Astro on the Go - moment in peking

Astro On The Go (AOTG) will be offering four channels for free from today until 30 September. These channels show Astro owned content, and cover the general gamut of English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil shows. The satellite television provider already offers three channels for free on its AOTG, and the addition of these four will bring even more free content for viewers.

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Astro On The Go Now Has All Sports Channels, OTT Support Coming Soon

by Terry Bass · 4 months ago · 1 Comment · 1.2k views


Astro has now made all 11 sporting channels available on its mobile streaming platform – Astro On The Go. This ensures that Astro customers will not need to worry about missing out on the latest Sports action.

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Astro Announces First High Definition Channel On Njoi

by Farhan · 7 months ago · No Comments · 2.2k views

CNYPreview (13) Astro Xi Yue HD, Malaysia’s First Free High Definition Channel on Njoi will be launched on 1st Feb 2015

Astro will be bringing the first HD channel to its free Njoi service within the next few days. Astro Xi Yue HD (Channel 300) will be made available beginning 1 February 2015 over the satellite service on HD enabled set top boxes.

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Astro Introduces Eight New HD Channels

by Farhan · 9 months ago · 4 Comments · 4.3k views

Astro New HD Channels

Astro has expanded its HD offerings by introducing eight new channels, bringing the total number of HD channels to 48. There are also two new standard definition channels appearing, as well as a video-on-demand option called Astro Plus. Astro HD customers should see the option to preview these new channels from now until the end of February 2015.

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Where, When and How To Watch 2014 FIFA World Cup Matches In Malaysia

by Chief Chapree · 1 year ago · 10 Comments · 96.8k views

FIFA World Cup

In just a few hours’ time, the greatest show on earth will be back once again. Yup, the FIFA World Cup 2014 is finally here and will be conquering the lives of many football fans out there for the next month.

It will all start with the kick-off of the tournament’s first match between the home team Brazil and Croatia at 4:00am Malaysian time, 13 June. Hence, we have come out with a quick guide for the tournament that covers from match schedules to TV channels as well as how to easily spot food joints that actually screen live World Cup matches.

So, jump in!

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No World Cup 2014 On HyppTV: RTM Channels To Be Blacked Out During Matches

by Chief Chapree · 1 year ago · 27 Comments · 15k views

RTM Black Out On HyppTV

For the longest time, we have been wondering if TM’s HyppTV will be broadcasting matches from the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014. After all, the IPTV service does offer plenty of football contents such as UEFA Champions League, and English Premier League (via collaboration with Astro). Well, TM has finally answered our question recently and…unfortunately, it turns out that the answer is no.

Not even through RTM Free-To-Air (FTA) channels that are also shown on HyppTV. So, whenever a World Cup 2014 match takes place on RTM’s TV 1 or TV 2, these channels will be blacked out on HyppTV.

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[Opinion] In Defence Of Malaysia’s “Slow” Internet

by Lucas Lau · 1 year ago · 44 Comments · 9.1k views


I complain about the state of Malaysia’s internet like the rest of you. I have experienced the golden pastures of Korea and Japan, clocking ridiculous speeds in coffee shops and seeing that Speedtest needle redline like a a drift car attacking a course. I have experienced the time where not even an instagram picture would load while my phone proudly reported H+ with a smug satisfaction, like it wasn’t just H, it was better than that.

But when people were sharing this article from a daily that based on a study conducted by Ookla (of fame) proclaimed Malaysia to have, on average, slower (therefore worse) internet than neighbours Vietnam & Cambodia, even my jaded eyebrow was raised.

Today I rise to the defence of our internet. The numbers don’t tell the full story and lead us on a roundabout journey of self loathing and MCMC complaints when in fact, we are not doing so badly at all. The number at the end of a speedtest is not the be all and end all, being able to take the test in more places anywhere in the country, is.

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Astro Details Its 2014 FIFA World Cup Coverage: Mobile Live Feeds, Podcasts, Games With Prizes, and More

by Chief Chapree · 1 year ago · No Comments · 1.9k views

Astro 2014 FIFA World Cup Launch

So, by now you should know that the 2014 FIFA World Cup season pass on Astro is priced at RM 100. Of course, that’s unless you already subscribed to Astro’s Sports Pack before 30 April or Super Pack before 31 May – then you will have access for the tournament as part of your subscription without extra charges.

Astro apparently has also working on plenty of additional elements to add more value to the viewing experience of its World Cup coverage. In another words, Astro’s 2014 FIFA World Cup coverage is not just about those 64 live football matches from the tournament even though they are still the main attraction.

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Astro Announces The Price For 2014 FIFA World Cup Pass: RM 100 For All 64 Matches

by Chief Chapree · 1 year ago · 4 Comments · 9.3k views

Astro Football Pass for 2014 FIFA World Cup

With only one more month to go before 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, Astro has organized yet another media event/briefing for the tournament yesterday. In general, this particular event serves as a continuation to the initial FIFA World Cup launch that Astro has held back in November 2013.

Hence, most of the announcements that Astro has made at the World Cup briefing yesterday have been teased back at the initial briefing in November. Just that this time around, more lights have been shed on them including the actual pricing for the Football Pass will allow Astro customers without Sports Pack or SuperPack as well as NJOI owners to view World Cup broadcast.

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Astro To Deploy The New B.yond User Interface To Customers From 24 Feb Onwards

by Chief Chapree · 2 years ago · 2 Comments · 3.4k views

Astro's New TV Guide

As you can recall from our initial encounter over here, Astro is working on a new user interface (a.k.a the TV Guide or Electronic Programming Guide) for Astro B.yond customers. Well then, the wait is almost over as the satellite TV provider is ready to deploy the new interface to customers later this month.

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This Is The New User Interface For Astro B.yond Decoder

by Chief Chapree · 2 years ago · 10 Comments · 5.1k views

Astro Byond New UI 2014 - 03

I don’t remember when the last time Astro updated the user interface on its decoder but personally, I do feel that it needs some redesign to go along with high definition TVs that are already common in our market. As it turns out, the company has indeed been working on new UI for Astro B.yond decoder as shown in the image above.

While our sources are able to confirm that these images are indeed part of Astro B.yond’s new UI but as for now, we have yet to receive any official information or comments regarding the new UI from Astro. As far as we know, this set of UI has not yet been released to the public which is why we are slightly baffled on how it managed to appear on this particular decoder which belongs to one of our own team member.

Nevertheless, if your Astro B.yond decoder has received similar UI update (somehow), do let us know how it fares through the comments section. Meanwhile,  hit on the Read More link below (if available) to check out the rest of the screenshots.

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