beIN Sports migrates channels to new Measat-3d satellite

Malaysian satellite operator Measat has begun migrating beIN Sports channels in Asia to its new Measat-3d satellite. They will be the first set of broadcast channels to begin operations on the new satellite, which launched on 22 June 2022. The transition is being delivered in partnership with Globecast – beIN Sports’ solutions provider for media […]

Malaysia’s RTM taps Playbox for OTT service

Malaysian state broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia is to use PlayBox Neo channel branding and playout from Playbox for its RTMKlik OTT offering. Two complete CIAB systems have been integrated into RTM’s headquarters at the Angkasapuri International Broadcast Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The project was supervised by Selangor-based broadcast system integrator Amrick Solutions in partnership with […]

Astro taps Synamedia for viewer insight

Malaysian pay TV provider Astro has tapped technology outfit Synamedia’s Clarissa technology to gain insights into the impact its decisions have on viewer behaviour and content consumption, with the goal of boosting subscriber engagement. According to Synamedia, Clarissa’s view of its TV and video data will enable Astro to measure the impact of its content […]

Measat-3d and GSat-24 lofted by Arianespace

An Ariane 5 launcher has successfully lofted geostationary satellites for Malaysia’s Measat and  the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) that will provide broadband and TV services over their respective regions. The Measat-3d and GSat-24 satellites were successfully launched by Arianespace from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana. Measat-3d, to be […]

Eleven expands in SE Asia on back of Astro STL deal

Sports broadcaster Eleven has struck a four-year partnership with Malaysian pay TV operator Astro that will enable it to stream the country’s Sepak Takraw League (STL) in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Hong Kong. Fans of sepak takraw or ‘kick volleyball’, Malaysia’s national sport, which is popular across the region, will be able to […]

Astro sees profits and streaming use jump, but COVID risks remain

Malaysian pay TV operator Astro saw its profit after tax and minority interests jump by 91% in its fiscal first quarter, despite flat year-on-year revenues. The operator turned in profits of MYR141 million (€28.5 million) on revenues of MYR10.6 billion for the three months to April. Advertising expenditure was up by 21% to MYR109 million […]

Astro on the up as it adds new features and focus on streaming

Malaysian pay TV operator Astro turned in a solid fourth quarter in the face of the global pandemic, drawing a slew of positive notes from analysts. Astro posted revenues of MYR1.11 billion (€227 million) for the quarter. Profit after tax and minority interests stood at MYR168 million. Advertising expenditure recovered in the face of the […]

Comedy Central launches on Astro

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck a deal with Malaysian pay TV provider Astro for the launch of a Comedy Channel linear channel. The channel is available as part of Astro’s Variety Pack. Customers can also stream Comedy Central on Astro’s streaming mobile app service, Astro GO and watch Comedy Central shows such as Lip Sync Battle and The Daily Show with Trevor […]

Malaysia completes DTT switchover, launches myFreeview

Malaysia has completed its digital TV switchover. To facilitate this, the Malayssian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has launched a new DTT platform branded as myFreeview Digital Broadcast. This new platform has seen the number of free-to-air TV channels increased by more than double. The Analogue Switch Off (ASO) started in Langkawi in July, with […]

Malaysia runs analogue switchover pilot in Langkawi

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in collaboration with private broadcasters has run a pilot digital switchover from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television broadcasting (DTTB). The pilot occurred at 2.30am, Sunday July 21 in Gunung Raya, Langkawi. In addition, the MCMC and private broadcasters intend to conduct a comprehensive test run and study as […]

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