Advanced Television


Professional Fighters League, Mola partnership

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) and Mola have agreed a multi-year broadcast partnership featuring the inaugural PFL Challenger Series in 2022 along with the Regular Season, Playoffs and PFL World Championship. Spearheaded in partnership with Athletic Sports Group and its subsidiary Fight Globe, Mola will become the exclusive PFL content provider in Italy, Singapore, Malaysia […]

April 7, 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

Astro launches Astro Fibre

With an increasing number of connected and WiFi-enabled devices in Malaysian households, every room in the house is becoming ‘smarter’. Fast and reliable broadband is now essential for our everyday lives, be it for remote working, online learning, entertainment purposes such as gaming or simply streaming our favourite series – it is no longer something […]

March 24, 2022

Survey shows site blocking benefits

Trade association Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy’s (CAP) most recent YouGov consumer surveys show that while piracy continues to be a major concern around the Asia Pacific region, particularly in Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines where 61 per cent of consumers admit to accessing pirate services in each country, site blocking, and in […]

March 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Astro Malaysia closing Brunei DTH service

Malaysia’s Astro DTH service, Kristal Astro, is to end its Brunei transmissions on March 31st. The company blames the growing digital-based services in what is a modest population of fewer than 500,000. Kristal Astro stated: “Considering the fast changing technology trends causing huge shifts in consumer preferences towards digital media consumption, we have come to […]

February 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Grabyo, IPSB Technology accelerate cloud-based production in Malaysia

Grabyo has partnered with IPSB Technology, a leading provider of sustainable solutions globally, to deliver our cutting-edge cloud-based production technology to broadcasters across Malaysia.This partnership combines IPSB’s expertise in commercial growth of cloud and hybrid infrastructure services with Grabyo’s cloud-native video production platform, offering broadcasters, media publishers and rights holders a simple way to implement […]

February 8, 2022

Astro selects Kaltura to power streaming service

Astro, the Malaysian content and entertainment company, has chosen the Kaltura TV Platform to power sooka, its new streaming service targeted at millennials. Leveraging the multiple benefits of Kaltura Cloud TV, sooka went live in June across Malaysia and is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Astro selected the Kaltura TV Platform for sooka following […]

December 21, 2021

Forecast: FTTH to dominate fixed broadband in APAC

Fibre-to-the-Home/Building (FTTH/B)  service is set to cement its position as the leading fixed broadband technology in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market and will go on to account for 94.8 per cent of the total fixed broadband service revenue in the region by 2026, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. An analysis of GlobalData’s Asia […]

December 20, 2021

Astro, Synamedia debut TV addressable ads in SE Asia

Malaysia’s content and entertainment company, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro), and Synamedia, the independent video software provider, have announced a partnership to launch the first addressable TV advertising service in South East Asia. Advertisers will be able to show different ads to different households while they are watching the same programme, based on data including […]

December 1, 2021

Netflix now on Astro

Astro has unveiled its new Astro experience, enabling customers in Malaysia to stream Netflix on Astro TV and enjoy better savings with new subscription packs. Euan Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Pay-TV and Group COO, Astro said: “Listening closely to our customers, we are reimagining the entire Astro experience to suit their needs, providing more […]

November 9, 2021