One of my favorite pastime is watching television so come weekend, you’ll definitely find me glued to the TV to catch up on shows and movies. Just recently I was invited to attend a launch for Astro’s new HD channels via campaign “Your New HD Universe” at SOJU Sunway. I’m actually super excited when I got to know that Astro is launching new HD channels coz it simply means there are more choices and I get to watch more shows 🙂
Photo session with Nuffnangers at the launch: (from left to right) TianChad, TimTiah, Yours Truly, BeautifulNara, RedMummy & Fillanie.
Super cute deco topped with mini figurines & flags of the new HD channels.
(Fourth from right) Astro Chief Operating Officer (COO) Henry Tan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dato’ Rohana Rozhan (third from right) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Liew Swee Lin (second from right) at the launch of Astro’s 10 new channels.
The acrobatic performance after the launch was extremely entertaining.
During the launch at SOJU, 10 new channels was unveiled which include eight High Definition (HD) channels and two Standard Definition (SD) channels. With the addition of 10 new channels which will be available on 16 November 2014, there are a total of 182 channels on Astro today.
Astro started with only 4 HD channels in 2009 and has since grown to 40. Today, with the addition of 8 HD channels, there are a total of 48 HD channels on Astro to enjoy your favorite dramas, sitcoms, sports, movies, documentaries and much more.
The 10 new channels comprise of 8 HD and 2 SD channels. The new HD channels are Fox Family Movies HD (CH 434), Fox Action Movies HD (CH 430), Hits HD (CH 720), FYI HD (CH 736), Astro AEC HD (CH 306), Astro Shuang Xing HD (CH 307), DIVA Universal HD (CH 723) and FOX HD (CH 724) while the new SD channels are ZooMoo (CH 619) and Celestial Classic Movies (CH 321).
FOX Action Movies HD (CH 430)
If you know me, it’s no secret that I’m a fan of action movies but occasionally I still go for romance and comedy too. When I know of this new Fox Action Movie HD channel, I’m super excited and am really looking forward to watch Doom – a video game-inspired movie that is full of action and excitement of watching the good guys versus the bad guys (though the good guys always win most of the time)
FOX Family Movies HD (CH 434)
Fox Family Movies HD is an all-movie channel designed for the entire family to sit down and enjoy a movie together. With Christmas about a month away, Saving Santa seems to be the perfect movie to watch together with my family to celebrate the festive season 🙂
FYI HD (CH 736)
According to the info, FYI HD is a lifestyle channel geared to an upscale, younger audience that is active online but would still tune in to a new TV network…and that pretty much sounds like me?! Haha Anyway, this channel features interesting programme like Epic Meal Empire S1, Red Hot Designs and Bondi Vet S5. I’ve always wanted to whip out simple dish using creative ingredients, so I’m looking forward to watch the Programme “Epic Meal Empire S1” on FYI HD channel to give me some inspiration 🙂
Do you want to watch a FREE Preview of all the Astro new HD & SD channels? All existing Astro HD customers will get to watch these new HD and Standard Definition (SD) channels for free from 16 November 2014 to 28 February 2015 and also be able to access all their favorite shows via Astro on the Go (AOTG) from 1 Dec 2014 to 28 February 2015. The 10 channels that are available on preview are Fox HD, Fox Family Movie HD, Fox Action HD, FYI HD, Hits HD, Diva HD, AEC HD, Shuang Xing HD, ZooMoo and Celestial Classic Movies.
ZooMoo is the World’s first only children channel that is dedicated to learning about animals. I suppose this ZooMoo channel will be a hit with parents coz the channel provides a fun and exciting environment to stimulate children’s mind. Soon, I’ll be subscribing to this ZooMoo channel too coz my son, Aiden seems pretty excited knowing about this new ZooMoo channel. Hehe
If you’re an existing Astro SD customer, you can enjoy Zoo Moo (in Kids pack) and Classic Chinese Movies for FREE from 16 November 2014 to 28 February 2015. So remember to tune to ZooMoo channel (CH 619) and Celestial Classic Movies channel (CH 321) during the preview period of Nov 16 to Feb 28 🙂
Apart from the 10 new channels, Astro also launched Astro Plus, a Video On Demand service that offers over a thousand hours of Hollywood movies, complete seasons of various US TV shows, and shows for kids. Astro also announced two new packages – Fans Pack (Value Pack 4) and Astro Super Pack Plus, offering Astro customers more choice and value in the selection of their packages.