Kristal-Astro

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Kristal Astro
Type Direct Broadcast Satellite
First air date
24 January 2000 (2000-01-24)
Availability National
Motto The Future Is Direct To U
(2000 – 2003)
Making Your Life Richer
(2003 – now)
Slogan The Future Is Direct To U
(2000 – 2003)
Making Your Life Richer
(2003 – now)
Headquarters Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Broadcast area
Brunei-Muara District
Area Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Owner Astro
Parent Astro Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhd
Established 24 January 2000 (2000-01-24)
Launch date
24 January 2000 (2000-01-24)
Official website
Official Site

Kristal-Astro it was officially launched on 24 January 2000 is the sole operator of Brunei's multi-channel pay-TV service. The company is a joint-venture between Kristal Sdn Bhd and Malaysia's Astro Television Network System (Malaysia) Sendirian Berhad a subsidiary of Astro Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhd.

All channels have been customised to ensure that all programmes adhere to Brunei's religious, cultural and social values. Subscribers will also have access to pay-per-view services, as well as a wide range of interactive services, such as home banking, home shopping and distance learning.

Subscribers receive the satellite service using the state-of-the-art Digital Multimedia System (DMS) the same system introduced by Astro in Malaysia.

The operations of Kristal-Astro will be backed by DST Group's expertise in the areas of marketing, sales, information technology and technical support.

Channel lineup[edit]

Family package[edit]

Name Description
VOD HELP Video on demand to help subscribers to purchase video's available to Astro B.yond, digital video recorder and internet protocol television subscribers.
RTB11 Brunei's 1st public and oldest free-to-air government state-media terrestrial international news channel of RTB.
RTB21 Brunei's 2nd public and oldest free-to-air government state-media terrestrial national entertainment channel of RTB.
TV12 Malaysian's 1st public and oldest free-to-air government state-media terrestrial international news channel of RTM.
Astro Ria In-house Malay content channel (available in Singapore).
Astro Prima In-house Malay drama channel (available in Singapore).
Astro Oasis In-house Islamic religious and lifestyle channel.
TV22 Malaysian's 2nd public and oldest free-to-air government state-media terrestrial national entertainment channel of RTM.
Zee Variasi Hindi entertainment channel.
Arab Radio & TV Variety (ART) Middle East based Arabic channel.
i130 Information about Malaysian language programmes on Astro (Mustika Pack, Indo Pack, Astro First and Astro Box Office).
TVi2 RTM's channel dedicated to Sabah and Sarawak this channel are simulcast of TV1 and TV2.
ASP Astro Service Portal. Subscribers can view their subscription details in this channel.
Astro Vaanavil In-house One stop Indian content control channel with selected programmes from Surya TV, Gemini TV, Jaya TV, Raj TV, Kalaingar TV, Mega TV and local In-house Tamil productions.
Astro Vellithirai In-house Tamil language movies channel with programmes from TBO.
Makkal TV Tamil language cultural channel.
Astro AEC In-house Mandarin Chinese content channel.
iVIEW Preview of Astro on Demand drama series.
Jia Yu Channel Cantonese Has Cease Transmission on 1 April 2014 at 0000hrs and replace by Kah Lai Toion 1 May 2014 at 0000hrs.
TVB Classic Channel Classical Cantonese drama channel.
Astro Xiao Tai Yang In-house Mandarin Chinese children's channel.
CCTV-1 CCTV national primary channel of satellite broadcasting across the People's Republic of China in Mandarin Chinese.
CCTV-4 CCTV national primary channel of satellite broadcasting across the People's Republic of China in Mandarin Chinese international.
CCTV-7 CCTV national military and agriculture channel of satellite broadcasting across the People's Republic of China in Mandarin Chinese.
CCTV-13 CCTV national news channel of satellite broadcasting across the People's Republic of China in Mandarin Chinese.
CCTV-22 Simulcast of CCTV-1 in HDTV.
KBS World South Korea based KBS Korean entertainment channel.
Arirang South Korea based Korean international channel.
One South Korea based KBS Korean language drama series channel.
Channel M South Korea based Korean language music video and entertainment channel.
KTV (Korean Channel) South Korea based Korean channel.
KMTV (Korean Music Television) South Korea based Korean language music video channel.
Astro Awani Malay news channel (available in Singapore).
Bernama TV Bernama news channel in four languages.
CCTV News English-language international news channel CCTV from Mandarin Chinese.
Nat Geo Wild , Tamil and Mandarin.
Astro Tutor TV UPSR In-house educational channel for UPSR students.
Astro Tutor TV PMR In-house educational channel for PMR students.
Astro Tutor TV SPM In-house educational channel for SPM students.
Astro TVIQ In-house educational channel.
Astro Ceria In-house Malaysian children's channel.
BeTV English entertainment channel (formerly known as AXN Beyond).
AXN English entertainment channel.
FX English entertainment channel.
Astro Hitz In-house Malay language interactive music channel.
Astro Lifestyle HD In-house lifestyle channel which airs programmes from Food Network Asia HD food and cooking channel from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm in daily and at primetime 9:00 pm onwards, the channel will broadcast shows from Life Inspired.
TLC travel and leisure channel.
CNT English entertainment channel based in the United States of America with Grand Theft Auto IV simultaneously of E!.
Diva Universal English entertainment and movie channel.
Asian Food Channel Regional food channel.
BeTV HD Simulcast of BeTV in HDTV (formerly known as AXN Beyond).
AXN HD Simulcast of AXN in HDTV.
FX HD Simulcast of FX in HDTV.
ITV Choice United Kingdom-based English-language entertainment channel.
BBC World News United Kingdom based BBC English news channel.
BBC Lifestyle

Notes:

  1. ^ Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) is a 2-Brunei's state-owned public broadcaster free-to-air terrestrial television stations such: RTB1 and RTB2.
  2. ^ Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) is a 2-Malaysian's state-owned public broadcaster free-to-air terrestrial television stations such: TV1 and TV2 (except stations TVi broadcast from East Malaysia in Sabah and Sarawak).

Super packages[edit]

Dynasty[edit]

Name Description
Astro Zhi Zun HD In-house Chinese and Cantonese channel in HDTV.
Astro Wah Lai Toi In-house Cantonese content channel.
Phoenix Satellite Television Hong Kong based Mandarin Chinese international satellite channel.
TVB Mainland News Channel Hong Kong based TVB news channel in Cantonese.
TVB Xing He Hong Kong based TVB drama channel.
TVB Jade Hong Kong based TVB Cantonese channel.
ATV Asia Hong Kong based aTV channel.
FTV General Republic of China based FTV Taiwanese and Chinese channel.
FTV News Republic of China based FTV Taiwanese and Chinese channel.
NHK World Television Japan based NHK English international news channel.
NHK World Premium Japan based NHK Japanese channel.
Phoenix Chinese Channel Korean Simulcast of Phoenix Satellite Television in HDTV.

Movies[edit]

Name Description
HBO Republic of Singapore based in English movie theatre channel of HBO.
HBO Signature Republic of Singapore based in English movie theatre channel of HBO.
HBO Hits Republic of Singapore based in English multiplex channel of HBO.
HBO Family Republic of Singapore based in English family movie theatre channel of HBO.
Cinemax Republic of Singapore based in English movie theatre channel of HBO.
FOX Movies Premium Hong Kong based in English movie theatre channel of Fox Movies Premium.
FOX Family Movies Hong Kong based in English family movie theatre channel of Fox Movies Premium.
Sundance Channel United States of America based in English movie theatre channel.
Turner Classic Movies Republic of Singapore based in English classic movie theatre channel.
HBO HD Simulcast of HBO in HDTV.
HBO Signature HD Simulcast of HBO Signature in HDTV.
HBO Hits HD Simulcast of HBO Hits in HDTV.
CinemaWorld
Cinemax HD Simulcast of Cinemax in HDTV.
FOX Movies Premium HD Simulcast of Fox Movies Premium in HDTV.
FOX Family Movies Simulcast of Fox Family Movies in HDTV.
Sundance Channel HD Simulcast of Sundance Channel in HDTV.

News[edit]

Name Description
CNN International News English news channel based in the USA
Al Jazeera English English news channel based in Qatar/the Middle East.
France 24 English news channel based in France.
CNBC English business and financial news channel based in the United States.
Bloomberg Television English business and financial news channel in the United States.
FOX News Channel English news channel based in the United States.
Weazel News English news channel based in the United States with Grand Theft Auto IV simultaneously of Fox News Channel.
Sky News English news channel based in the United Kingdom.
Australia Network English news channel based in Australia with Australian Broadcasting Corporation subsidiaries.
CNN Headline News English news channel based in the United States.
eNCA English news channel based in South Africa.
NDTV 24x7 English news channel based in India.
Channel NewsAsia English news channel based in the Singapore.
Euronews English news channel based in Europe.
Fox Business Network English business and financial news channel in the United States.
APTN English news video channel in the United States.
CNN HD Simulcast of CNN in HDTV.
CNBC HD Simulcast of CNBC in HDTV.
FOX News Channel HD Simulcast of Fox News Channel in HDTV.
Voice of America
SKY News HD Simulcast of Sky News in HDTV.

Learning[edit]

Name Description
Discovery Channel Republic of Singapore based documentaries on science, technology and history.
National Geographic Channel Factual programming involving nature, science, culture and history.
truTV
Discovery Science Republic of Singapore based documentaries mainly on science.
Discovery Turbo
History Republic of Singapore based documentaries on historical events and figures.
BBC Knowledge
Animal Planet Republic of Singapore based documentaries mainly on animals and wildlife.
National Geographic Channel HD Simulcast of National Geographic Channel in HDTV.
History HD Simulcast of History in HDTV.

Fun[edit]

Name Description
Nickelodeon In-house based kids and teenagers entertainment channel.
Nick Jr.
CBeebies
Disney Junior In-house based kids and teenagers channel.
Disney Channel In-house based kids and teenagers entertainment channel.
Cartoon Network In-house based kids and teenagers entertainment channel.
Cartoon Network HD Simulcast of Cartoon Network in HDTV.

Variety[edit]

Name Description
FOX Republic of Singapore based entertainment channel .
STAR World Hong Kong based entertainment channel.
E! Entertainment United States based entertainment channel.
WarnerTV
Lifetime
BBC Entertainment
MTV Republic of Singapore based music video channel.
Animax Japanese anime channel.
FOX HD Simulcast of Fox in HDTV.
STAR World HD Simulcast of STAR World in HDTV.
E! Entertainment HD Simulcast of E! Entertainment in HDTV.
MTV Live HD Simulcast of MTV Live in HDTV.

Sports package[edit]

Name Description
Astro Arena In-house local and international sports channel.
Astro SuperSport In-house sports channel 1.
Fox Sports Asia Republic of Singapore based sports channel.
STAR Sports Hong Kong based sports channel.
Eurosport European based sports channel.
Eurosport News European based sports news channel.
Golf Channel International based golf channel.
Astro SuperSport 2 In-house sports channel 2.
Astro SuperSport 3 In-house sports channel 3.
All Sports Network United States of America based sports channel.
NBA TV United States of America based basketball channel.
WWE Network United States of America based professional wrestling channel.
beIN Sports 1 international sports channel.
beIN Sports 2 international sports channel.
CCTV-5 CCTV national sports channel of satellite broadcasting across the People's Republic of China in Mandarin Chinese.
Fox Sports News English sports news channel.
Astro SuperSport HD Simulcast of Astro SuperSport in HDTV.
Fox Sports Plus HD Simulcast of Fox Sports Asia in HDTV.
Astro SuperSport HD 2 Simulcast of Astro SuperSport 2 in HDTV.
Astro SuperSport HD 3 Simulcast of Astro SuperSport 2 in HDTV.
All Sports Network HD Simulcast of All Sports Network in HDTV.

Plus packages[edit]

Mustika pack[edit]

Name Description
Astro Citra In-house selection of local and international movies.
Astro Warna In-house comedy channel with combination of Malay and English programmes.
Astro Bella In-house telenovela channel with telenovela from Macau, Timor Leste, Italy, Philippines and Mexico.
Astro Mustika HD In-house Malay] channel in HDTV.

Indo pek[edit]

Name Description
Astro Bintang In-house Indonesian content channel, with selection of network news from Liputan 6, comedy, music video, entertainment, variety and sports from Indonesia (available in Singapore).
Astro Pelangi In-house Indonesian entertainment channel, with selection of movies, sinetron, lifestyle and Islamic from Indonesia (available in Singapore).

Maharaja[edit]

Name Description
Sun TV Tamil general entertainment channel.
Sun Music Tamil interactive music channel.
Chutti TV Tamil cartoon channel.
Adithya TV Tamil comedy channel.

New Emperor[edit]

  • This package contains all channels from the Gold package and the following channels.
Name Description
Celestial Movies Hong Kong based Chinese movies channel.
Phoenix Satellite Television Hong Kong based Mandarin Chinese international satellite channel.
Astro Shuang Xing In-house Mandarin Chinese drama series channel.

Metro[edit]

Name Description
Biography Channel Republic of Singapore based biography channel.
Crime & Investigation Network Republic of Singapore based criminal and investigation channel.
Discovery Home & Health Republic of Singapore based female-orientated lifestyle channel.
Discovery Turbo Republic of Singapore based male-oriented factual channel.
Crime & Investigation Network HD Simulcast of Crime & Investigation Network in HDTV.

Premium channels[edit]

Astro First[edit]

Name Description
Astro First MENU – Movie listings and subscriptions details.
Astro First SD Latest Malay, Tamil, English and Indonesian movie channel of direct to home from the cinema in SDTV.
Astro First HD Latest Malay, Tamil, English and Indonesian movie channel of direct to home from the cinema in HDTV.

Astro Box Office (ABO)[edit]

  • These are additional pay-per-view channels for premium contents sold as packages.
Name Description
Astro Box Office Movies Thangathirai In-house Tamil movie channel.
Astro Box Office Movies Tayangan Hebat 1 In-house Southeast Asia movie channel.
Astro Box Office Movies Tayangan Hebat 2 In-house Southeast Asia and international movie channel.
Astro Box Office Sports 1 In-house sports/exclusive events channel.
Astro Box Office Sports 2

Astro on Demand[edit]

Name Description
Astro on Demand Drama Latest TVB drama series of aired simultaneously with Hong Kong.

Radio Channels[edit]

Name Genre Language Tagline Radio icon.png
Radio Mosaic Radio channels displayed in grid layout for quick access
hitz.fm Hot Adult Contemporary English Malaysia's No.1 Hit Station Checkbox.svg
MY FM Adult Contemporary Chinese MY FM MY MUSIC Checkbox.svg
LiteFM Easy Listening/Soft AC English The Best Music from Yesterday and Today Checkbox.svg
Mix FM Hot Adult Contemporary English Malaysia's Best Variety Checkbox.svg
ERA FM Hot Adult Contemporary Malay Kini Hanya Memainkan Muzik Hits Yang Terbaik Checkbox.svg
Sinar FM Malay Oldies/Hot AC Malay Muzik Retro Terbaik Checkbox.svg
X FM Urban Contemporary Malay Kami Tak Hot, Kami Cool Checkbox.svg
THR Raaga Adult Contemporary Tamil More Than Just Great Music Checkbox.svg
Classic Rock Classic rock English The Best Classic Rock And Today's Great New Rock
Golden Melodies Oldies English Solid Gold Favourites From The 50's, 60's and 70's
Opus Classical Music English Your Classical Choice
THR Gegar Adult Contemporary Malay/Hindi Permata Pantai Timur Checkbox.svg
India Beat Contemporary North Indian Pop Hindi The Rhythm of India
Jazz Mainstream Jazz English All the Jazz Greats
Melody FM Chinese Oldies Chinese Chinese Gold From The 1960s and 1970s
Osai Contemporary South Indian Pop Tamil The Best Tamil Music
Musiq'a Arabic Music Arabic For Contemporary Arabic Music Whenever You Wish It
Radio Bayu Sabah Malay Rentak Kebudayaan Sabah Anda
Radio Kenyalang Sarawak Malay
Klasik Nasional FM Peninsular Malaysia Malay
Sabah FM Sabah Malay
Sabah V FM Sabah English
Chinese
Wai FM Sarawak Bidayuh
Kayan
Kenyah

KEY: Radio icon.png Indicates availability as terrestrial FM radio.

Interactive services[edit]

Name Description
Astro StockLink In-house interactive stock channel
Astro B.yond Tips Tips for Astro B.yond HD, PVR & IPTV customers only

See also[edit]

External links[edit]