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Astro (Malaysian satellite television)

Astro (Malaysian satellite television)
Company nameMEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd
Company typeSubsidiary
SloganMaking your life richer
IndustryBroadcasting, Media
Founded1 November 1996
HeadquartersBukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Key peopleDato' Badri Masri
Dato' Mohamed Khadar Merican
Ralph Marshall
Bernard Anthony Cragg
Chin Kwai Yoong
Dato' Rohana Rozhan
ProductsDirect broadcast satellite and Internet Protocol Television
ParentAstro Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhd

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Astro is the brand name of the Malaysian direct broadcast satellite (DBS) pay television service. It transmits digital satellite television and radio to households in Malaysia & Brunei. The name Astro is an acronym for All-Asian Satellite Television and Radio Operator.

Astro is owned and operated by MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astro Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhd that owned by Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd. It has operations at All Asia Broadcast Centre located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Measat in Cyberjaya.

In addition to serving consumers in households, Astro has substantial coverage in commercial establishments such as bars, restaurants, hotels, dorms, and hospitals. Since 2008, the Astro has been offering a video streaming service to mobile phone users throughout the country (Astro Mobile TV) and subsequently Astro B.yond Mobile.

Astro launched the first High Definition (HD) broadcast in Malaysia in December 2009 under the brand Astro B.yond. Following the launch of HD, Astro B.yond PVR (Personal Video Recorder) was introduced in June 2010 and Astro B.yond IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) in April 2011.

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Unboxing of my new Astro a40s. Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ImPaezy Subscribe/Like/Comment Merry Christmas!!!
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I took up rugby at 17 and stopped at 19 due to injury (snapped ACL). Getting back into it at 28 was a huge gamble, but it paid off. It was a 2nd chance to fulfill a childhood dream of representing my country. It also lead to this fantastic opportunity of being a pundit for Astro's coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. I'm more used to being on the other side of the table, but being a pundit was good fun and I learnt a lot. Big thank you to Jason Dasey and the Astro team for having me on board.
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Malaysia Star--THE Information, Communications and Culture Ministry is still discussing with -Astro- over its plan to adjust the pricing of its packages. The ministry will need to know whether it is appropriate or reasonable for the company to increase it - Date : Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:45:50 GMT+00:00
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2000 Units Of Astro Decorders, TV Sets For Sarawak Rural Longhouses - Bernama Tweet this news
Bernama--KAPIT, April 15 (Bernama) -- Some 2000 units of -Astro- decorders and telivison sets will be distributed to longhouses in the interior areas of the state this year. Deputy Information, Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 03:07:17 GMT+00:00
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Providence Eyewitness News--NARRAGANSETT BAY - FOX POINT TOTAL -ASTRO- TIDE DAY/TIME TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6.9 17/08 AM 5.2 1.7 2 NONE 5.5 18/08 PM 6.0 -0.5 2 NONE 4.2 18/09 AM 5.2 -1.0 1-2 NONE - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:03:57 GMT+00:00
Astro decoders, television sets for longhouses soon - The Borneo Post Tweet this news
The Borneo Post--SIBU: The government will distribute 2000 units of -Astro- decoders and television sets to longhouses in the rural areas this year to help create a well informed society. Deputy Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Datuk Jos - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 05:33:02 GMT+00:00
ASTRO Forcing Customers - Malaysia Star (blog) Tweet this news
Malaysia Star (blog)--My call to -ASTRO- hot line was hang up by their customer service moments ago. I wanted to change my channels from SPORTS to METRO, but was told that if I do so, I will have to also cancel the LEARNING channel as Sports/Learning is u - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:16:03 GMT+00:00
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istockAnalyst.com (press release)--"There are some news and rumors on certain stocks, allowing the index to move higher and defy the movement of most major bourses," said -Astro- del Castillo of First Grade Holdings. The Dow Jones indust - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 02:01:28 GMT+00:00
Astro Lounge plans move to Bond Street - Bend Bulletin Tweet this news
Bend Bulletin--The -Astro- Lounge bar, located on Minnesota Avenue in downtown Bend, will move around the corner to the former Subway location on Bond Street, owner Josh Maquet said. Maquet said he will submit plans to the city of Bend for building permit - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:02:40 GMT+00:00

Astro B.yond :
Channel Name Group(s) Notes Official Websites/Links
100 Astro Fiesta Entertainment Starts September 1 until October 31
101 RTM TV1 News, Entertainment Website
102 RTM TV2 News, Entertainment Website
103 TV3 Entertainment Website
104 Astro Ria Entertainment Website
105 Astro Prima Entertainment Website
106 Astro Oasis Entertainment Website
107 NTV7 Entertainment Website
108 Zee Variasi Entertainment Website
109 astro@15 Entertainment Website
111 ART Entertainment Website
114 TV AlHijrah Religion Entertainment Website
119 TV9 Entertainment Website
130 i130 Infotainment Website
131 Astro Citra Movies Website
132 Astro Warna Comedy Website
133 Bollywood for You (B4U) Movies, Entertainment Website
141 Bintang Entertainment Website
142 Pelangi Movies Website
180 RTM TVi Music Website
201 Astro Vaanavil Entertainment Website
202 Astro Vellithirai Movies Website
203 Makkal TV Cultural Website
211 Sun TV Entertainment Website
212 Sun Music Music Website
213 Chutti TV Children Website
214 Adithya TV Comedy
301 Astro AEC / Astro亞洲娛樂台 Entertainment Website
302 iView / Astro精彩預告 Infotainment Website
304 Jia Yu / 家娛頻道 Entertainment Website
305 TVB Classic / 無線經典台 Entertainment Website
310 Astro Zhi Zun HD / Astro至尊HD High Definition Website
311 Astro Wah Lai Toi / Astro華麗台 Entertainment Website
312 Phoenix Chinese Channel / 鳳凰衛視中文台 Entertainment Website
313 TVB Entertainment / 無線娛樂新聞台 Entertainment Website
314 TVB Xing He / TVB星河頻道 Entertainment Website
315 WATV Entertainment Website
316 CTI Asia / 中天亞洲台 Entertainment Website
317 TVBS Asia / 無線衛星亞洲台 Entertainment Website
322 Celestial Movies / 天映頻道 Movies Website
323 Phoenix Info News / 鳳凰衛視資訊台 News Website
324 Astro Shuang Xing / Astro雙星 Entertainment Website
325 Astro Xiao Tai Yang / Astro小太陽 Children Website
333 Astro Hua Hee Dai / Astro歡喜台 Entertainment Website
334 CCTV4 / 中央電視台中文國際頻道 Entertainment Website
391 KBS World Entertainment Website
393 SET ONE HD Asia High Definition Website
398 NHK World Entertainment Website
411 HBO Asia Movies Website
412 MAX (cineMAX) Movies Website
413 STAR Movies Movies Website
431 HBO HD High Definition Website
433 STAR Movies HD High Definition Website
438 Sundance Channel HD High Definition Website
482 - 492 Astro First On Demand Including 3 Astro First HD channels on CH483, CH487 & CH492 for selected movies only Website
501 Astro Awani News Website
502 Bernama TV News Website
509 CCTV News News Website
511 CNN News Website
512 BBC World News Website
513 Al-Jazeera English News Website
518 CNBC Asia News Website
519 Bloomberg Television News Website
521 Australia Network News, Entertainment Website
550 Nat Geo Wild Documentaries Website
551 Discovery Channel Documentaries Website
553 Nat Geo Channel Documentaries Website
554 Discovery Science Documentaries Website
555 History Documentaries Website
556 Animal Planet Documentaries Website
571 Discovery HD World High Definition Website
573 Nat Geo HD High Definition Website
575 History HD High Definition Website
601 Astro Tutor TV UPSR Education Website
602 Astro Tutor TV PMR Education Now until October 11 Website
603 Astro Tutor TV SPM Education Now until November 25 Website
610 Astro TVIQ Knowledge Website
611 Astro Ceria Children Website
612 Nickelodeon Children Website
613 Disney Junior Children Website
615 Disney Channel Children Website
616 Cartoon Network Children Website
618 BabyTV Children Website
701 AXN Entertainment Website
702 DIVA Universal Entertainment Website
703 Asian Food Channel Entertainment Website
705 Astro Hitz Music Website
706 Astro Lifestyle HD High Definition Website
707 TLC Documentaries Website
708 8TV / 八度空间 Entertainment Website
710 FOX Asia Entertainment Website
711 STAR World Entertainment Website
712 E Entertainment Entertainment Website
713 MTV Asia Music Website
715 Animax Asia Entertainment Website
720 AXN Beyond HD Asia High Definition Website
721 AXN HD High Definition Website
726 FX HD High Definition Website
731 The Biography Channel (bio.) Documentaries Website
732 Crime & Investigation Network (CI) Documentaries Website
733 Discovery Home & Health Documentaries Website
734 Discovery Turbo Documentaries Website
735 ITV Granada Entertainment Website
801 Astro Arena Sports Website
811 Astro SuperSport Sports Website
812 ESPN Sports Website
813 STAR Sports Sports Website
814 Eurosport Sports Website
815 Golf Channel Sports Website
816 Astro SuperSport 2 Sports Website
817 Astro SuperSport 3 Sports Website
818 ESPNews Sports Website
831 Astro SuperSport HD High Definition Website
832 ESPN HD High Definition Website
833 Astro SuperSport HD 2 High Definition Website
852 - 870 Radio Radio Entertainment
888 Astro Stocklink Website
901 - 942 Astro On Demand Drama On Demand Website
951 Astro Box Office Thangathirai Movies Website
952 - 953 Astro Box Office Tayangan Hebat Movies Website
971 - 972 Astro Box Office Sports/Events Entertainment Website

Set Top Box Manufacturers :
Generation Manufacturer Model Year Introduced
1st generation/launch product Philips INS 610 1996
2nd generation Philips DSX7072 1999
Nokia DVB 8750s 1999
3rd generation Philips DSR4201 2004
Thomson DVB 850s 2004
4th generation Thomson 860N 2010

Packages / subscription :
Event No of feeds / channels Broadcast channel
2004 Summer Olympics 6 Astro Supersport (Channel 80)
2006 Winter Olympics 3 Astro Supersport (Channel 80)
2006 Commonwealth Games 3 Astro Supersport (Channel 80)
2006 FIFA World Cup 8 Astro Supersport (Channel 83)
2006 Asian Games 4 Astro Supersport (Channel 83)
2008 Thomas Cup 1 Astro Supersport (Channel 816)
UEFA Euro 2008 3 Astro Supersport (Channel 816)
2008 Summer Olympics 11 Astro Supersport (Channel 816)
2010 World Cup 10 (5 SD/5 HD) Astro Supersport (Channel 820 SD/HD)

Astro All Asia Networks plc

Corporate directorsChairman and non-executive director: Badri Masri * CEOs group: Augustus Ralph Marshall
Others: Tan Poh Ching * Mohamed Khadar Merican * Bernard Anthony Cragg * Chin Kwai Yoong
Subscription TV servicesAstro (Max * B.yond) * Kristal-Astro * Astro Nusantara
Content CreationAstro Entertainment * Astro Production
Radio networksAirtime Management and Programming * Airtime Marketing and Sales India
PublicationsMEASAT Publications
Filmed entertainmentAstro Shaw * Tayangan Unggul
Misc. assetsDigital Five * Celestial Pictures * TVB Publishing Holdings * Philippine Animation N.V.

Cable, satellite, and other speciality television providers in Africa, Asia and Oceania

CableAustar * Cablelink * Cable TV Hong Kong * First Media * Foxtel * Global Destiny * GUdTV (Guam) * IndosatM2 * MCV Broadband * Neighbourhood Cable * Optus * SkyCable * StarHub TV * TelkomVision * Saturn * TransACT
SatelliteAora TV * ART * Astro (Channels) * Austar * Cignal Digital TV * Dish TV * Dream * DStv * Freeview (NZ) * Foxtel * G Sat * Indovision * MRTV-4 * Orbit * SelecTV * Showtime Arabia * Sky PerfecTV! * Sky TV (NZ) * STAR TV * Tata Sky * TelkomVision * UBI World TV * WOWOW
IPTVAlice * Fine TV * Hypp.TV * now TV * mio TV * DETV * UniFi
TerrestrialFreeview (Australia) * Freeview (NZ) * U Television
Defunct cableMega TV
Defunct satelliteAstro Nusantara

MSC Malaysia

MSC CentreCyberjaya
MSC AreaKlang Valley
MSC Major LandmarksPetronas Twin Towers * Kuala Lumpur Tower * Kuala Lumpur Sentral * Technology Park Malaysia * Putrajaya * Cyberjaya * Kuala Lumpur International Airport * SUNTECH Tower
MSC InfrastructureExpress Rail Link * Maju Expressway (MEX) (KL-KLIA Dedicated Expressway) * Total Airport Management Systems
MSC Prime Applicationse-Government * MyKad
MSC Status companiesAsia Media * Astro All Asia Networks (Astro)



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