Astro B.yond

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Astro B.yond is a Malaysian first High Definition TV service by Astro. Launched by Astro on 11 December 2009. The roll out of these services is estimated to cost some RM200 million, including marketing and operating costs of approximately RM150 million, over the next financial year, ahead of revenue and earnings from these services.[1]

Astro B.yond also introduced a Digital Video Recording (DVR) service, available through the Astro B.yond Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and an external hard disk drive connected to the Astro B.yond decoder. The Astro B.yond PVR comes with an inbuilt 500GB hard disk and allows customers to record up to two live programmes at one time, rewind and pause live TV. Recording services is also available through Astro B.yond via a compatible external hard disk drive and activation of the recording service by Astro.[2]

In April 2011, Astro B.yond introduced its IPTV services through Astro B.yond IPTV a collaboration with TIME dotCom Berhad (TIME) to deliver IPTV. Since December 2010, this provides a wide choice of Astro channels in HD (High-Definition) with personal video recording and video-on-demand services delivered via TIME's 100% fibre broadband. Astro B.yond IPTV will be progressively available in Klang Valley and Penang. At present, Astro B.yond IPTV is available at 60 high-rise condominiums within Mont Kiara, KLCC, Bangsar and Penang.[3]

The Astro B.yond decoder is a rebranded Pace plc DS-830NA.

Current HD channels[edit]

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Name Package Description
A-List HD Premium Channels A delicated acclaimed & award movies channel in HD.
Astro PPV Movies HD Astro Best/First Selected Astro Best/First movies are available in HD.
Astro AEC HD Basic HD Pack In-house Mandarin entertainment channel. All programmes are showing with SD version of Astro AEC is now available on Astro AEC HD in simulcast HD. (after launching this channel, Astro Quan Jia HD are not longer showing with SD version of Astro AEC)
Astro Box Office BollyOne HD Astro Box Office A delicated Bollywood movies channel in HD.
Astro Cricket HD Sports Focus Pack (Additional For Sports Pack Only)/Premium Channels In-house international cricket channel.
Astro Go Shop Malay HD Basic HD Pack In-house Malay shopping TV channel.
Astro Go Shop Mandarin HD Basic HD Pack In-house Mandarin shopping TV channel.
Astro Hua Hee Dai HD New Emperor Pack/Gold Pack In-house Hokkien entertainment channel. 80% of the programmes are showing with SD version of Astro Hua Hee Dai is now available on Astro Hua Hee Dai HD in simucast HD.
Astro Maya HD Basic HD Pack In-house Malay entertainment channel. Selected programmes are showing with SD version of Astro Prima, Astro Oasis, Astro TVIQ and Astro Ceria is now available on Astro Maya HD in simulcast HD.
Astro Mustika HD Mustika Pack In-house Malay entertainment channel. Selected programmes are showing with SD version of SD version of Astro Warna, Astro Citra and Astro Bella is now available on Astro Mustika HD in simulcast HD.
Astro On Demand HD Dynasty Pack/AOD Dragon Pack In-house Cantonese Hong Kong TVB drama channel. All drama are showing with SD version of Astro On Demand is now available on Astro On Demand HD in simulcast HD.
Astro Quan Jia HD Basic HD Pack In-house Mandarin entertainment channel. Selected programmes are showing with SD version of Astro Xiao Tai Yang is now available on Astro Quan Jia HD in simulcast HD.
Astro Ria HD Basic HD Pack In-house Malay entertainment channel. All programmes are showing with SD version of Astro Ria is now available on Astro Ria HD in simulcast HD. (after launching this channel, Astro Mustika HD and Astro Maya HD are not longer showing with SD version of Astro Ria)
Astro Shuang Xing HD Dynasty Pack/New Emperor Pack In-house Mandarin drama channel. All drama are showing with SD version of Astro Shuang Xing is now available on Astro Shuang Xing HD in simulcast HD.
Astro SuperSport HD Sports Pack/Sports Lite Pack In-house international sports channel. All sporting event are showing with SD version of Astro SuperSport is now available on Astro SuperSport HD in simulcast HD.
Astro SuperSport 2 HD Sports Pack/Sports Lite Pack In-house international sports channel. All sporting event are showing with SD version of Astro SuperSport 2 is now available on Astro SuperSport 2 HD in simulcast HD.
Astro SuperSport 3 HD Sports Pack In-house international sports channel. All sporting event are showing with SD version of Astro SuperSport 3 is now available on Astro SuperSport 3 HD in simulcast HD.
Astro Vinmeen HD Basic HD Pack In-house Tamil entertainment channel. Selected programmes are showing with SD version of Astro Vaanavil is now available on Astro Vinmeen HD in simulcast HD.
Astro Wah Lai Toi HD Dynasty Pack/Premium Channels In-house Cantonese Hong Kong and local entertainment channel. All programmes are showing with SD version of Astro Wah Lai Toi is now available on Astro Wah Lai Toi HD in simulcast HD. (this channel old name is Astro Zhi Zun HD starting 6 October 2014)
Astro Xi Yue HD Basic HD Pack In-house Cantonese, Mandarin and Hokkien entertainment channel. (this HD channel is the first time available for all NJOI customers)
AXN HD Basic HD Pack In-house US entertainment channel. All programmes are showing with SD version of AXN is now available on AXN HD in simulcast HD.
Celestial Movies HD New Emperor Pack/Premium Channels In-house Cantonese and Mandarin movies channel. All movies are showing with SD version of Celestial Movies is now available on Celestial Movies HD in simulcast HD.
Channel M HD Korean Pack In-house Korean entertainment channel. All programmes are supplied by TVN and Mnet is now available on Channel M HD.
Discovery HD World Learning Pack In-house science, technology, history and culture documentary channel.
Disney XD HD Basic HD Pack In-house children and teens channel. All programmes are showing with SD version of Disney XD is now available on Disney XD HD in simulcast HD.
Diva HD Basic HD Pack In-house US, UK, Australian and Southeast Asia entertainment channel. All programmes are showing with SD version of Diva is now available on Diva HD in simulcast HD.
FX HD Basic HD Pack In-house English drama channel.
FYI HD Metro Pack In-house biography channel.
Food Network HD Basic HD Pack In-house food entertainment channel.
Fox HD Basic HD Pack In-house US entertainment channel.
Fox Action Movies HD Movies Pack In-house action movies channel.
Fox Family Movies HD Movies Pack In-house family-oriented movies channel.
Fox Movies Premium HD Movies Pack In-house all gerne types of movies channel. All movies are showing with SD version of Fox Movies Premium is now available on Fox Movies Premium HD in simulcast HD.
Fox Sports HD Sports Pack In-house international sports channel. All sporting event are showing with SD version of Fox Sports is now available on Fox Sports HD in simulcast HD.
Go Asean HD Basic HD Pack In-house ASEAN travel channel.
Golf Channel HD Sports Focus Pack (Additional For Sports Pack Only)/Premium Channels In-house international golf channel.
HBO HD Movies Pack In-house all gerne types of movies channel. All movies are showing with SD version of HBO is now available on HBO HD in simulcast HD.
History HD Learning Pack In-house history documentary channel. All documentaries are showing with SD version of History is now available on History HD in simulcast HD.
Hits HD Basic HD Pack In-house retro entertainment channel.
HGTV Asia HD Metro Pack In-house biography channel.
KBS World HD Basic HD Pack In-house Korean entertainment channel. All programmes are showing with SD version of KBS World is now available on KBS World HD in simulcast HD.
KIX HD Basic HD Pack In-house live action entertainment channel.
Life Inspired HD Basic HD Pack In-house lifestyle channel.
National Geographic Channel HD Learning Pack In-house geographic documentary channel. All documentaries are showing with SD version of National Geographic Channel is now available on National Geographic Channel HD in simulcast HD.
Nat Geo People HD Basic HD Pack In-house food entertainment channel.
Oh!K HD Korean Pack In-house Korean entertainment channel. All programmes are supplied by MBC is now available on Oh!K HD.
Setanta Sports HD Sports Focus Pack (Additional For Sports Pack Only)/Premium Channels In-house international rugby channel.
STAR World HD Variety Pack In-house US, UK and Australian entertainment channel. All programmes are showing with SD version of STAR World is now available on STAR World HD in simulcast HD.
Sky News HD News Pack In-house international news channel.
Sundance Channel HD Movies Pack In-house independent movies channel.
WWE Network HD Premium Channels In-house international westling channel. All westling event are showing with SD version of WWE Network is now available on WWE Network HD in simulcast HD.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Astro to launch HDTV services on Friday. Retrieved on 23 December 2009
  2. ^ [1]. Retrieved on 23 April 2011
  3. ^ [2]. Retrieved on 23 April 2011

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