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Viu Premium on Astro Ultra Box

As part of the New Astro Experience, the Malaysian pay-TV operator is expanding its streaming service with more Asian entertainment by welcoming the Viu app to its platform. Astro customers can now access Viu on multi-screens, including the Ultra Box for popular shows such as K-Dramas Taxi Driver 2 and Delivery Man, as well as […]

March 13, 2023

New streaming apps on Astro Ulti Box

Astro, the Malaysian satellite television and IPTV provider, has announced the addition of the iQIYI, TVBAnywhere+, beIN Sports Connect and BBC Player apps on the Ulti Box so customers can stream more global sporting events and Asian entertainment including Korean, Chinese and Hong Kong dramas and movies, British programmes, local favourites and anime on their […]

December 22, 2022

Malaysia: “Landmark” ruling in EPL copyright case

The High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur has issued what pay-TV operator Astro describes as a “landmark” ruling determining a local commercial premises to have acted illegally by showing pirate broadcasts of sports and entertainment content, including Premier League football. The Directors of 42 East Pub and Restaurant in KL were showing content in their […]

November 24, 2022By Colin Mann

Synamedia Clarissa for Astro Malaysia

Video software provider Synamedia has confirmed that Malaysian content and entertainment company Astro has gone live with Synamedia Clarissa to gain a deeper understanding about how business decisions impact viewer behaviour and content consumption, with the goal of boosting engagement. Astro is investing heavily in content and the user experience: using Clarissa’s all-encompassing view of […]

October 5, 2022

EPL anti-piracy campaign returns in Malaysia

Premier League players from clubs including Liverpool and Manchester City are teaming up to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal streaming in Malaysia, as part of the League’s ‘Boot Out Piracy’ campaign. The campaign returns for a third year in Malaysia and this season features Premier League stars including Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, Manchester […]

October 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Bitsmedia launches Muslim SVoD service

Bitsmedia, the Singapore-based tech company behind Muslim lifestyle mobile application, the Muslim Pro app, has launched a new global SVoD service branded Qalbox. The service’s content library showcases diverse representations and nuances of Muslims worldwide, from the Western world to Southeast Asia. It aims to provide content that Muslims, wherever they are in their spiritual […]

October 4, 2022

Astro Malaysia names Smith new CEO

Astro Malaysia, the satellite TV company, has announced that Euan Daryl Smith will succeed Henry Tan as group CEO. Tan will retire from his role on January 31st 2023 and Smith will assume the role the next day. Tan will continue as an advisor to Astro. Tan took on the CEO role in 2018, replacing […]

September 26, 2022

Satcube names Fuglesang as new advisor

Satcube, a Swedish technology company that develops benchmark portable satellite terminals to provide on-the-spot satellite broadband, has announced ESA astronaut and physicist, Christer Fuglesang, as a Satcube advisor. Swedish Fuglesang is a professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, a space advisor at Saab, and retired ESA Astronaut. Mats Andersson, Chairman, Satcube, said: “The Satcube […]

September 6, 2022

Forecast: 800m APAC homes will have pay-TV by 2025

Although Asia Pacific is traditionally referred to as a mobile-driven region, the pandemic accelerated the importance taken by larger screens in the region, and 110 million additional pay-TV subscriptions are expected to be observed in the next 5 years, according to forecasts from Dataxis. As population is also expected to increase drastically, regional penetration rate […]

May 19, 2022

Astro results improves on back of economic recovery

Astro Malaysia has posted fourth quarter results from the financial year ended 31 January 2022. Tun Zaki Azmi, Chairman of Astro, said: “Astro’s Q4 FY22 results improved q-o-q on the back of economic recovery. However, consumer sentiment and spending power continued to be soft. The Group remained cash generative, cost disciplined and proactive in its […]

March 31, 2022