HBO GO to debut in Malaysia

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HBO Asia has announced that its streaming service, HBO GO, will launch in Malaysia exclusively on Astro in May. Available complimentary to Astro Movies Pack, customers can access HBO GO via the HBO GO App, Astro GO or Astro set top box.

HBO GO is a VoD service that allows subscribers unlimited access to stream HBO’s complete library of original versions of all HBO Original content (series, movies and documentaries) from the US and Asia, Hollywood blockbusters as well as kids programmes. The latest series will premiere on HBO GO the same time as the US and subscribers will also have access to additional HBO Original content such as behind-the-scenes featurettes and trailers.

Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, said, “We are excited to expand HBO GO to more markets in Asia with the launch of HBO GO in Malaysia. The launch of the online streaming service also extends our long partnership with Astro and brings our vast library of content closer to subscribers who can watch it anytime, anywhere, through their digital and mobile devices.” He adds, “Subscribers can now enjoy thousands of hours of HBO Original programmes from the US and Asia, Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, stand-up comedies, kids content and animated shows on HBO GO by streaming or downloading their favourite programmes, or watching the HBO channel live on HBO GO.”

Agnes Rozario, Astro’s Director of Content, added: “We’re thrilled about expanding our exclusive partnership with HBO who has brought us the most watched show on the planet, Game of Thrones, and a string of hits and talked about originals, like Big Little Lies and Westworld, in addition to Hollywood blockbusters. Astro Movies Pack customers currently enjoy HBO and Max channels as well HBO Originals on demand. Being amongst the earliest supporters of Astro, HBO content has helped drive engagement for on demand viewing amongst our connected customers. The latest collaboration further enables Astro to unlock thousands of assets comprising both Hollywood movies and HBO Originals from around the world across all Astro platforms and soon on HBO GO.”

In Asia, HBO GO is currently available in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore and will be launching in more Asian territories soon.


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