NJOI is a Malaysian free satellite television service launched on 18 February 2012 in collaboration with the government of Malaysia and Astro. It was officially announced by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak on 20 December 2011. At launch, the service provide 18 television channels and 19 radio stations. However, existing Astro customers may still able to receive this service through separate account.
The set-up, which consist of a set-top box, Out-Door Unit (ODU) satellite dish, smartcard and remote control unit was available at a one-time payment of RM 308 at all Astro authorised retailers, with a standard installation fee of RM 100 from an Astro authorised installer as stated on the website. In mid 2013, the one-time payment was reduced to RM 280, and installation remains at RM 100. The platform uses prepaid card method where one can pay for the day and amount for the prepaid channels that one wants to watch. The decoder's HDMI output is locked out and this leaves users with composite signal and component video output. However, certain decoders with updated firmware are able to use the HDMI output.
On 19 June 2013, three more channels were added, namely NTV7, 8TV and TV AlHijrah.
On 1 February 2014, Astro customers with inactive Set Top Box (decoder) as at 31 December, can subscribe to the Njoi service for free from 1 February until 30 April 2014.
Njoi launched its free HD Service for all NJOI customers starting at 1 February 2015 along with Astro seventh Chinese HD channel called Astro Xi Yue HD. Njoi currently offers 25 SDTV channels, 20 radio channels, 1 HDTV channels and 3 NVOD services.
these Radio channels are same as Astro
- Phoenix Chinese Channel
- Phoenix InfoNews Channel
- Astro AEC HD
- Astro Hua Hee Dai HD
- Astro Mustika HD
- Astro Maya HD
- Astro On Demand (both SD and HD)
- Astro Quan Jia HD
- AXN Asia (both SD and HD)
- Astro TVIQ
- Animax Asia
- Astro Wah Lai Toi (both SD and HD)
- Astro Vinmeen HD
- Astro Vellithirai
- Astro Shuang Xing HD
- CTI Asia
- Disney Channel Asia
- Disney Junior
- Disney XD (both SD and HD)
- KIX HD
- TVB Classic
- TVB Entertainment News
- TVBS Asia
- HITS HD
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- "njoi - FAQ". Astro. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
- "Astro launches 11 new channels, 5 new packages". Astro. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- "Free to Njoi - hi-def TV shows". The Star. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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