Date : 17 March 2012 (Saturday) Time : 7.30PM Venue : Arena of Stars
“Music Factory” is the theme for the 3rd My Astro Music Awards, which will be held this March. Hosting this event will be MY FM’s four chosen ‘guardians’ – Jack Lim, Wan Wai Fun, Royce Tan and Bernard Hiew.
Over 50 awards will be presented at this highly-anticipated ceremony, including the award for the Top 25 Golden Melody, Best Single, Best Music Video, Best Ballad, Best Dance Song, Best Popularity Singer, Best Album and so on. Besides crowning the very best talents in the industry, MY FM has also lined up artistes like Nicholas (张栋梁), Fish (梁静如), Z-Chen (张智成), Wilbert (潘玮柏), Aska (杨宗伟), Della (丁当), Twins and Denis (吴彤) to spice up the event and entertain the crowd.
With such a stellar lineup of performers and hosts, this music awards ceremony will definitely be a blast! Come watch your favourite stars in person or catch the event broadcasted live through MY FM 101.8 and Astro AEC (Channel 301).
I will be there at Genting to cover this event, stay tuned for more updates!
Read more on the previous My Astro My Music Awards
Astro celebrated the inauguration of Astro’s Chinese Artiste Management at 17 Saloon, Sunway Giza. This star studded event saw the attendance of numerous invited guests including media members, the who’s who in the local broadcasting industry including music producers, production house personnel and advertisers to celebrate this milestone in local Chinese entertainment with an array of live music and performances from Astro’s in-house artistes.
I’m not an artiste but I was being invited as a guest too! Thanks. =)
Astro’s Chinese Artiste Management was established with the objective to strengthen the image and identity of the artistes under its management and to nurture and develop the careers of these high caliber local talents.
Among the artistes managed by the artiste management unit are, Siow Hui Mei, Gan Jiang Han, Cleo Tay, Loong Boon Min, Emely Poon, Kay Kwok, Danny Koo, Chen Keat Yoke, Juztin Lan, Peace Teo, Stephanie Liew, Fyone Tan, Geraldine Gan, Tha Kien Ying, top 8 finalists of Classic Golden Melody 2011, and top 5 finalists of Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011, just to name a few.
Siow Hui Mei大姐大蕭慧敏。
Backed by Astro’s Chinese Customer Business, the Astro’s Chinese Artiste Management is one of the largest artiste management units in Malaysia encompassing 38 and increasing contracted talents, ranging from news anchors, programme hosts, actors and actresses to contestants from various reality talent shows.
Miss Astro Lenna林家冰
Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011 美姐幫《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》5强林家冰、黄慧洁、张祖儿、温慧茵，以及郑淑樱。
Choo Chi Han, Astro’s Vice President of Chinese Customer Business said, “Astro produces numerous talent search programmes every year, in addition we have programmes of different genres such as variety, food, travel, music, documentary and education, including countdown galas and movies. We hope to develop a strong Malaysian talent pool as apart from the exceptional expertise in production, hosts and talents are necessities as the faces of our programmes to raise the bar of our programmes on par with international productions.”
“Through this artiste management unit, Astro aspires to develop both new and experienced talents, through training courses and various performing opportunities, to become all-rounded artistes,” said Choo.
Gan Jiang Han 顏江瀚 vs Siow Hui Mei 蕭慧敏
The diversity on Astro’s Chinese channels enables talents to explore and showcase their different potential on the most suitable platforms. For instance, the debater-turned-news anchor Gan Jiang Han managed to diversify his career when he was given the opportunity to host a children’s programme and acting in movies and later on became a product’s brand ambassador. Also, the singer-turned-actress Kay Kwok diversified her career path as she joined Astro to take up the leading female role in “Home”, the first Hokkien drama produced by Astro Hua Hee Dai.
Kay Kwok 郭小溦轉戰福建市場
Not only that, Emely Poon who was once a pageant aspirant, has been trained to become TV host and radio announcer. Talents unearthed from Astro Star Quest will get the opportunity to explore various career possibilities; Danny Koo, Eng Yee Min and Chang Yew Joe hosted a few programmes respectively and now they are also driving the community-based Astro BDQ Cruiser, while Peace Teo, Stephanie Liew and Fyone Tan have released their debut singles.
The first-time collaboration between Astro Star Quest and popular reality singing show in Taiwan, Million Stars, enabled the top 5 finalists this year to participate in the competition where both Geraldine Gan and Tha Kien Ying (currently in the top 8 position) have earned themselves a ticket to international fame.
With efforts continuous efforts to develop our talent regardless of age, the artiste management, have successfully led the golden-aged talents from Classic Golden Melody singing competition to shine continuously as they have got chances to release a group album, appear on music show “Classic Saturday” and perform in various events.
“We are looking forward to work with more parties, be it for music album, TV appearance, events or commercials, to maximize the publicity exposure and further market our artistes nationally or internationally,” added Choo.
《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》“Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011” (MACIP 2011) grand finale will be held tonight, 29 October Live at 8.00pm at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highland.
The meet and greet session with the top 10 finalists was held on 19 October at Sunway Pyramid, Blue Atrium.
《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》MACIP 2011 which is exclusively produced by Astro Ben Di Quan (Local Belt) sees a new theme this year, “Caring for Cultural Heritage”. The theme was chosen symbolic to the meaning of beauty possessed by the finalists and the aesthetic values held by the ancient cultural heritage, allowing a brand new sense of sight.
The ancient buildings and archaeological sites as cultural heritages have always reflected the ancients’ thoughts, wisdom and cultural development process of a region and ethnic groups. Today, protecting and saving them are our responsibility.
Accompanied with the advanced technology, modern women are able to elevate their creativity bar towards make up and appearance. Therefore, the lasting fascination of a beauty of cultural heritages can only be compared with a woman’s inner beauty. If the inner beauty and outer beauty are coexisting by these finalists, this program will reach the beauty of eternity.
The hosts for the event this year are Jack Lim 林德荣 and Cleo Tay 郑靖婷 accompanied by three charismatic girls who took the crown in the previous years, Emely Poon, 2nd runner up for “MACIP 2007”, Katrina Ho and Jane Tan who were the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up respectively for “MACIP 2009”. MACIP 2011 grand finale will be aired LIVE on Astro Wah Lai Toi (Channel 311) and Astro Zhi Zun HD (Channel 310) in high definition.
As the highlight of the event, Hong Kong La Tiger-Jim Chim (Jim Sir 詹瑞文) will be the guest performer for the night.
Together with the finalists, he will tickle your funny bones with his comedies. The MACIP 2011 top 10 finalists includes Evonne (21) , Joey (21), Stephy (22), Sophie (22), Ivory (23), Joevy (23), Lenna (22), Kate(22), Vivienne(23) and Casswen(23).
With great talent comes great reward. The lucky girl to be crowned at MACIP 2011 winner will walk away with RM 20,000, a car, a contract to host a travel program and to be on cover of the iFeel magazine. To add cherry on the cake, she will also become the representative of Malaysia to participate in next year’s “Miss Chinese International Pageant”. You are also able to catch this program online LIVE on www.astro.com.my.
My Astro On Demand Favourite 2011, is an online voting campaign organized by Astro On Demand (AOD), with MY FM as the official radio station and supported by the Hong Kong TVB.
To kick start the voting campaign and to announce the nominees, AOD invited Hong Kong TVB artistes; 谢天华 Michael Tse, 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan and Kenneth Ma 马国明 for exclusive mall shows from 21 October until 23 October 2011 at Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan.
《My Astro On Demand我的最爱颁奖典礼2011》投选造势活动 @ Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara
謝天華 Michael Tse
“Laughing Gor哥” become “Laughing Sir”
There’s so many “Laughing Sir” fans there to support 谢天华, Michael Tse. Even there’s small kids also love him!
潛行狙擊 Lives of Omission – 主題曲 Tuk Hang (獨行) performed by 谢天华, Michael Tse
陳展鵬 Ruco Chan
Check out the shoes wore by 陳展鵬 Ruco Chan. It’s so trendy right? Can you accept it?
真相 The Other Truth – 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏) performed by 陳展鵬 Ruco Chan
《My Astro On Demand我的最爱颁奖典礼2011》投选活动，公开给所有Astro用户参加，剧迷可以在2011年10月21日起至2011年11月15日登录www.astro.com.my/myaod，投选心目中最爱的艺人和电视剧集。上网投选的Astro用户将有机会获得VIP入场券，现场出席在大马举行的《My Astro On Demand我的最爱颁奖典礼2011》，亲身感受一场星光熠熠的电视颁奖盛会。
《睇Astro On Demand赢香港豪华之旅》巨奖得主 顶级享受香港豪华之旅
在今天记者会的现场，Astro On Demand也特别颁奖给早前举行的《睇Astro On Demand赢香港豪华之旅》有奖游戏的巨奖得主。他们将于11月18日至11月20日飞往香港，顶级享受香港豪华之旅。《睇Astro On Demand赢香港豪华之旅》的巨奖包括 ：4人来回商务舱机票、入住5星级酒店、4张TVB 44周年台庆邀请券及交通来回接送、参观TVB电视城、Astro On Demand及TVB精美周边产品等丰富的奖品。
This movie is about a Young Chef Huang (Namewee 黃明志) struggles to get his restaurant business going because he cannot adapt to the “localized” cooking his patrons are looking for. However, contradict to his unpopular cuisine, he is also well-know as “Hero Huang” in the local neighborhood where he carries out good deed in helping the community until he met Xiao K (Karen Kong 龔柯允) who get him into deep trouble.
In order to get his life and the restaurant business back on track, Check Huang must now seek help from a mysterious hawker stall lady (Adibah Noor), who summons him to embark on the extraordinary journey of his life. Durng this self-enlightening experience, he will also meet many “local heroes” each lending their support to help him re-discover his roots and the real hidden message of “Nasi Lemak”.
Starring : Namewee, Adibah Noor, Karen Kong, Afdlin Shauki, Dato’ David Arumugam, Reshmonu, Kenny & Chee, Nadine Ann Thomas, Nur Fathia, Dennis Lau, Dian Sharlin, Pete Teo, Ho Yuhang, Felixia Yea, and many more.
Some of the famous phrases that you could not forget : 宝贝 *Muack Muack* Walaoeh.. SONG ar~~ Lai Liao Lai Liao..!!! 哗佬呵…慡伢…來料…來料!!! 死 “蓝桥” Sei Lan Qiao Curry Neh! 让我们一起做咖哩咧。。。让我们一起吃咖哩咧。。。<sounds like *干你呐 / KNN!*>
Some of the scene that it’s criticize some of the services in Malaysia like our Broadband Service Slow, No Electricity, No Water, also touching on some politic and social issues etc…
All in all, I feel it’s great and it’s just some constructive comment that will bring improvement but it also that might being used as points to take this movie down from cinema and stop screening!
Nasi Lemak 2.0 might stop screening next week. Those who have not watched it pls do so and support such a good movie!
Why wanna ban Nasi Lemak 2.0? It’s nothing wrong! It’s already approved by the censor board and now wanna ban the movie just related to the old incident of the Namewee song Negarakuku?! It’s a truly 1Malaysia Movie and you see all races involved and supported in this Nasi Lemak 2.0, if it’s wrong then why do you think the actors and actress will support in this movie?! Diam Lar!
Some of the reasons that quoted by others against the movie:
4.Orang Cina balik China(回中国论）
OMG This Video is Damn Geng ah! Must watch and share! It voice out the about the ban! Why should this Nasi Lemak ban? Watch and support, don’t ban the movie!
Even this movie was shot in low cost and budgets from the sponsor but Namewee still able to complete the whole movie using DSLR only (Canon EOS 5DMKII)!
Namewee 黃明志 deserved all the credits. It’s a really good Malaysia “Localized” movie. Local production by Malaysian to Malaysians. I thinking whether this movie will be screening in Singapore too? Keep up the good work and I’m sure there’s there’s more talented Malaysian out there will do the same and we will have more quality Malaysian produced movies!
Now who want to sponsor Saimatkong for a new movie? Haha…
Some of the history of how Namewee 黃明志 want to apply for the funding of the Nasi Lemak 2.0 辣死你媽 but still failed and yet the movie Nasi Lemak 2.0 辣死你媽 is now screening in the cinema with very minimum funding for some sponsor and I hope there’s more talented Malaysian out there will be able to produce such quality movie!
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It’s the end for Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung 謝霆鋒、張柏芝 – 鋒芝變? These few days all the news been focusing on Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung about their marriage. I think they need time to settle their own family issue and get over it.
After the actress broke her silence and hit out at her husband for pretending to be a good man and a good father, Tse issued a statement on Friday.
Although he did not mention the word “divorce” or “split”, he hinted that the five-year marriage was over.
“From today, I will start handling my family affairs, I hope to stop all speculation as soon as possible.” He ended his statement by saying: “Finally, I am deeply grateful of Cheung’s contributions in the last five years and sincerely send my blessings to her.”
Rick Chin之後再留言支持柏芝，他借好友之言罵霆鋒：“霆鋒借第三者或知情人事發放消息傷害柏芝，這才是恐怖！無聲狗咬死人，真是要這麼殘忍對待你5年的老婆及2個兒子的媽媽？”他又說：“愛真的很可愛，亦很可怕！不愛時，可以何等傷害你，甚至於你不還擊前，一刀一刀刺向你，躺下跪下還要體無完膚，獨自承受痛楚，結果受到惡意中傷，批評。”Rick Chin強調幫理不幫親：“柏芝這幾年已做了好媽媽，好太太，不記仇，善良美麗，已問心無愧！你不必傷心，不愛你和孩子的，怎樣保護你們？認命吧，張柏芝！主和我們都是愛你的！”
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Astro’s second local Chinese film production, Great Day, was the major box office success for local Chinese films. Great Day is the highest grossing local Chinese film in Malaysia with the accumulation of RM6.5 million within eight weeks of its screening. This record-breaking film, distributed by Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), has also surpassed Woohoo!, Astro’s first Chinese local film production garnering RM 4.2 million in box office collection last year.
In celebration of the box office hit and the premiere screening in Taiwan, Astro organised an appreciation party today at Overtime, Tropicana City Mall as a gesture of appreciation to each and every party who made this film a success it is today. During the appreciation party, the much-anticipated launch date of the Great Day DVD was announced. The Great Day DVD will be released on 30 April distributed by Multimedia nationwide.
Attending the Great Day appreciation party were Chiu Keng Guan, the film director, Choo Chi Han, Vice President of Chinese Language Business of Astro and the film’s executive producer, Steven Lim, Managing Director of Multimedia, Tung Yow Kong, Senior Distributor Manager of GSC, movie crew members, distinguished guests and media members. Lineup of movie cast included Jack Lim, Wan Wai Fun, Royce Tan, Vivian Tok, Bernard Hiew, Jeff Chin, Gan Mei Yan, Loong Boon Min, Lim Yew Beng, Yap Ah Lan, Crystal Lee, Tan Hao Yen, Miao Lim and Brendan Yuen. Gan Jiang Han, who was working during a live broadcast of Evening Edition, missed the fun-filled party.
The Great Day DVD, encompasses the 90-minute film as well as a 75-min the making of, movie trailer and photo gallery for collection, is slated to hit the store shelves on 30 April. The DVD is priced at RM19.90; meanwhile its economic version with film only will also be available at a very affordable price of RM10. Multimedia who owns the copyright of Great Day deployed a better technology in producing the first batch of 6,000 DVDs to ensure content quality.
Great Day premiered last 13 January in 60 cinemas nationwide; tells of the various relationships between children and their parents and revolves around the central theme of the much-treasured Asian value of filial piety. The film has garnered overwhelming positive feedbacks from the local movie- goers, accumulating over RM6.5 million gross box office collections, despite stiff rivalry against foreign blockbusters during the Chinese New Year. The efforts of Chiu and Astro paid off when Great Day, together with Woohoo!, successfully hit the big screens in Taiwan on 15 April, showcasing unique Malaysian cultures to audience abroad.
Astro introduced B.yond IPTV in a collaboration with TIME dotCom Berhad (TIME) that brings an unparalleled multiplay of Astro channels in HD (High-Definition) with Personal Video Recording (PVR) and VOD (Video-on-Demand) services delivered via TIME’s 100% fibre broadband offering the fastest internet speed in the country. I was invited to a special preview of this in DoubleTree by Hilton and the demonstration was very impressive. I even had a chance to try it out!
Now, finally we could enjoy Astro Channels + Broadband + Voice (All in one) – Astro B.yond IPTV (Internet Protocol TV). Astro B.yond IPTV brings Malaysian to the next level of entertainment and communications that we never experience before.
Astro B.yond IPTV will be progressively available to 167,000 homes in 730 MDUs in the Klang Valley and Penang by the end of the year. At present, Astro B.yond IPTV is available at 60 high-rise condominiums within Mont Kiara, KLCC, Bangsar and Penang powered by TIME. Hope that I could enjoy the features soon (expected Q4 in Kelana Jaya area)!
Pricing & Flexible Packages of Astro B.yond IPTV
Astro B.yond IPTV comes with a flexible broadband package of your choice for as low as RM128 for 3Mbps per month, available on top of your current Astro subscription. Astro B.yond IPTV subscribers will be able to enjoy free high speed fibre broadband and VOD services until 30th June 2011. It’s affordable for the services that offered and we will definitely benefit from it.
They showed the demo of how the youtube video streaming and it’s in HD without any sweat! It’s a smooth entertainment experience utilizing the 100% Fibre Optic! I’m impressed with the speed and will definitely be happier if able to watch a streaming without any lag compared to my streaming experience now!
Astro Package + Broadband Package = Total amount you need to pay monthly.
Subscribers to IPTV packages will be able to watch content even in bad weather, as IPTV is not affected by rain unlike Astro’s current satellite TV service which will not be able to receive the signal thru the satellite.
There will be a dedicated bandwidth of 100 Mbps, which 70 Mbps will be used to support 2 concurrent Astro B.yond boxes, each of them simultaneously recording up to 2 HD channels while watching either one of the HD channel or the recorded HD content and downloading the third VOD programme in HD. Astro B.yond IPTV works on a progressive download basis which means that content becomes available to view within seconds before it is fully downloaded.
The remaining 30 Mbps will be supporting all connected devices such as laptops, tablet devices, mobile phones and games consoles on Wi-Fi within a single household. It ensures that you will not have an interrupted or laggy experience when watching youtube or online streaming media, that will be awesome right?
The control is in your hand! You can choose any channels or recorded movies or VOD at anytime!
There will be more than 130 live and on demand Astro channels inclusive of 12 HD channels, PVR and an updating library of VOD content that subscribes like you and me get to enjoy! With hundreds of great TV to choose from, subscribers can access popular VOD titles – dramas, wellness and children series. The Astro’s on demand library will be expanded with Latest Releases, the Week’s Best and Special Interest programmes so you will not get bored over time.
If Astro B.yond IPTV could implement something that we could just select a channel and surf with the TV + Keyboard but without required of a PC that would be cool and convenient right? Will that be possible? Hehe, if they could do it why not? I’m still waiting for the availability in Petaling Jaya.
Once Astro B.yond IPTV available in my area, I will get it! Will you?
Visit www.astro.com.my/iptv or call 03-9543 1543 for more details on packages and locations where the service is available.
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