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|Launched||1 June 1996 (SD) (Malaysia)
29 May 2015 (HD) (Malaysia)
|Owned by||Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd|
|Picture format||576i (SD and HD 16:9)|
|MYTV Broadcasting (Malaysia)||Starting Mid-2016 (HD)|
|Astro (Malaysia)||Channel 104 (SD)
Channel 123 (HD)
|Astro NJOI (Malaysia)||Channel 104 (SD) (via NJOI Prepaid)|
|HyppTV (Malaysia)||Channel TBA (HD) (Starting 2016)|
|Singtel TV (Singapore)||Channel 608 (SD)|
Astro Ria is a Malaysian 24-hour television network broadcast on the Astro satellite television service. It was one of the first 22 channels to commence broadcast on Astro in 1996.
Programs on the network include Malay dramas, films and reality shows.
In 2003, Astro Ria was the first Malaysian channel to have a talent show which is based on the Mexican television show La Academia, called Akademi Fantasia. The contest pits 12 singers in a bid to become the winner. The show became so popular in Malaysia and Brunei that spin-off versions were made in Indonesia and Thailand. A second season was made, which enabled Brunei viewers to vote as well. In its third season, 14 contestants instead of the original 12 were competing for the competition and the winner, Mawi became an instant music celebrity. A fourth season commenced in May 2006.
In May 2002, Astro Ria launched Bloomberg RIA News, which was essentially the Malay language version of Bloomberg News Malaysia. The news was aired at 10:45pm, for fifteen minutes on weekdays. Its first anchor was Amir Mahmood Razak, who eventually also presented for the English version. The show was produced by Amy Mahadi.
Bloomberg TV and Astro's co-operation was dissolved in 2004, and the news programming became known as Berita Astro. Berita Astro ceased production at the end of January 2007 and later launched a new news division, in which Astro Awani was launched September 2007. Awani's main news programme Awani 7:45 is also simulcasted on this channel everyday at 19:45 MST.
Astro Ria is currently available for free-to-view on Astro customers and paid-pre-view on NJOI customers in Malaysia on Channel 104 in SD/Channel 123 in HD (Astro customers only, available for Basic HD Pack only)
Astro Ria HD is the simulcast HD version of Astro Ria. It was launched on 29 May 2015 for all Astro customers that subscribed to HD service on channel 123. Selected programmes on Astro Mustika HD and Astro Maya HD are no longer showing with SD version of Astro Ria, such as The Band, Akademi Fantasia, etc.
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- Akademi Fantasia - Malaysian version of La Academia format.
- Jangan Lupa Lirik! - Malaysian version of Don't Forget the Lyrics! format.
- Sehati Berdansa - Malaysian version of Dancing with the Stars format.
- Bolos - Malaysian version of Hole In The Wall format.
- Tangkap Muat - Malaysian version influenced from MTV Room Rider format with little change to be a Maker Over format.
- Anak Wayang - First Malaysian format star in film and acting academy format.
- Zero2Hero - First Malaysian format of Really Extreme Racer.
- Pemburu Hantu - Malaysian format of Ghost Hunter.
- Keynote - First Malaysian format of searching new composer.
- MasterChef Malaysia - Malaysian format of MasterChef.
- MasterChef Malaysia All Stars
- RM 1,000,000 Money Drop - Malaysian format of Million Dollar Money Drop.
- MasterChef Selebriti Malaysia
- BoA: Bintang Di Langit
- Koda Kumi Take Over
- Muka Buku Najwa Latiff
- Fear Factor Selebriti Malaysia
- Anugerah Blokbuster
- Anugerah Meletop (since 2014 - also on Astro Prima, Astro Maya HD and Astro hitz)
- Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM)
- Destinasi Cinta Bersama AirAsia
- Raikan Cinta
- Walimatul Urus
- Kaunter Kaboom!
- Mari Menari
- On Air
- Republik Cinta Ahmad Dhani
- Selebriti Bizz
- Hazama: Penglipur Lara
- Fear Factor Malaysia (also aired on Astro Mustika HD for season 1 and Astro Maya HD for season 2)
- Stacy and Smash (also aired on Astro Maya HD)
- The Band (also aired on Astro Mustika HD)
- Hlive! (also aired on HD Version and Astro Awani)
- Suka Lattew
- Gegar Vaganza (also aired on Astro Prima and Astro Maya HD)
- Maharaja Lawak Mega 2014 (Also Aired on Astro Warna and Astro Mustika HD)
- Onyomat Gesat Go
- Pureen Chak Chak
- Lagi Riuh Macam Macam Aznil 2014
- Diari Mangkut Tingkat Bersama Ili
2015 - Slogan: Erakan Jalinan Satu Ikatan
- Helo Bro! Tolong Stail
- Helo Bro! Tolong Deko
- Helo Bro! Tolong Masak
- Assalamualaikum Bro! Tolong Jawab...
- Romantika Ramadhan
- M.A.I.D (Drama)
2014 - Slogan: Kosong Kosong Buka Lembaran Baru
- Seribu Satu Idea
- Gaya Raya
- Pengantin Remaja
- Dia Bukan Cinderella
- Nada Cinta
- Cinta Ramadhan Dan Ramona
- Nyonya Nyonya Solista
- Putin Abu-Abu
- Cinta Indah
- Benci vs Cinta
- Bukan Kerana Aku Tak Cinta
- Antara Garisan
- Dalam Hati Ada Taman
- Jangan Ambil Padang Kami
- Misiku Kuza
- Mana Hilangnya Juwita
- Adam Dan Hawa (also on Astro Mustika HD, Astro Prima, Astro Bella)
- Projek Menikat Suami
- Manis (also on Astro Maya HD)
- Suamiku Encik Sotong
- Kusinero Cinta
- Sehangat Asmara
- Isteri Separuh Masa
- Plan Cinta Tak Jadi - last drama Monday on 10 pm
- Tuan Anas Mikael - first time drama Monday - Thursday on 10 pm
- Tersuka Tanpa Sengaja
- Sha & Shah
- Isteri Vs Tunang
- My Dear Mr Dimple