Last year, when Malaysia entered the first Movement Control Order (MCO) to fight the spread of COVID-19, Astro made a number of its channels free to all subscribers. Now that many areas are reentering the stricter MCO, the company is doing the same again,
The announcement came via the company’s own website. But the channels that Astro is making free now is a little different. Back then, the company temporarily opened up its movie channels. This time, its cartoons and news. More specifically, channels in the former category that is temporarily free are Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
As for news, the company is making CNN, BBC World News, Al Jazeera English, CNA, Bloomberg TV, CNBC Asia, ABC Australia and Astro Awani free for everyone. Sky News is not a part of the free channels list, as the company notes in its announcement.
As with the last time, these channels will be free for two weeks. This means these channels will be free to all subscribers until 26 January 2021. Also like last year, you can view these channels through your TV, or your mobile devices via Astro Go. For more information, check out Astro’s official website via this link.